Rhine-Alpine News

Germany: Federal „Innovationsprogramm Logistik 2030“ updated

Photo (BMVI): Steffen Bilger, vice minister and the German federal government’s coordinator for goods transport and logistics

With the Rhine-Alpine corridor running through Germany, the position of the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure on corridor related issues is key for many corridor related actors and their activities. These days, the ministry has updated its “Innovationsprogramm Logistik 2030” under the leadership of Steffen Bilger, vice minister (“Staatssekretär”) and the German federal government’s coordinator for goods transport and logistics.

A general explanation of the action plan can be found here (external link).

The program has 10 fields of action. (Please note that these are not official translations):

1: Digital infrastructures, data processing and platform solutions.

2: Digital transport management across transport modes – digital supply chain.

3: Professional world of the future.

4: Steering towards climate protection with innovative goods transport.

5: Interlinked transport world.

6: Clever track, intelligent railway.

7: Intelligent ports and waterways.

8: Innovative air cargo.

9: Road of the future.

10: Ways for the last mile.

Each field of action comes with a set of targets and intended measures. They are explained here (external link, German language).

A main purpose of such a program is to focus the work of a ministry. Any idea or request that reaches the ministry in this field may have better chances if it aligns with the program’s fields of action, its targets, and/or its proposed measures.

Therefore, please find the complete program here (external link, German language).

Photo (Martin Brandt): Combined transport on the Rhine; container ship towing transport barge with new trucks