Green Logistics Park
Type of solution: Adding a terminal
The concept of the logistic park is to create a terminal system to consolidate all goods at one point. The size of the terminal depends on the number of companies and numbers of goods and is flexible. In the surrounding of Mannheim there are some US military bases that could be used for such developments. One of these bases (Coleman barracks) is located around the A6 in the north of Mannheim, close to the A67. Via road goods can be transported to the terminal with the current large trucks, which forms a transhipment location to factories and costumers in Mannheim. Shipping the goods to the factories is planned to be done by a combined (electric) shuttle in the future. In this way the number of (large) trucks crossing the city will be reduced. Besides, the exhaust of emission will be reduced as electric trucks/shuttles will connect the city centre and factories with the logistic-hub. Although the concept is good, the intended location is not available (yet).