Logistics is one of the most dynamic sectors in Luxembourg. Not only that it is a job engine, but the sector has succeeded in firmly installing Luxembourg on the European logistics map in a relatively short amount of time. It is for this reason that the Luxembourg sector also participates in the European Week for Logistics, and why it organises an open doors event on 21 April 2016.
It's all about moving
Arthur Welter Transports, Husky Injection Molding System, IEE S.A., Luxport Group, No-Nail Boxes and Streff Data Protection Services – these are the companies which open their doors to guided tours on 21 April. These companies offer very diverse logistics services: Arthur Welter is a transportation company, while Husky and No-Nail Boxes show you how the supply chain works in an innovative company. But be careful: in order to participate in the event, a prior reservation is required, as the number of participants is limited. Book your visit on http://www.tag-der-logistik.de/veranstaltungen/66N559.evo.
Logistics as a diversification agent of Luxembourg's economy
Luxembourg, 75 companies are members of the Cluster for Logistics (C4L), a network representing all logistics players in Luxembourg. But the sector's importance is only understood if one speaks of the 800 companies that depend on the sector and of the 13,000 jobs in the sector (4% of employment in Luxembourg). The sector accounts for 3.7% of GDP, with a turnover of 3.8 billion euros.
Since the foundation of the cluster in 2009, 130 million euros were invested in Luxembourg. And for good reasons: Luxembourg is number 8 in the Logistics Performance Index of the World Bank. The size of the cargo terminal at Findel airport comes in 7th place in Europe, a position that is cemented among others by its direct connections to China. In Bettembourg, a logistics centre with some 200,000 m2 of storage capacity, the Eurohub South, is in the process of completion; this centre will facilitate the link between road and rail.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)