Working groups

Overview of the LIHH working groups

The Logistics Initiative Hamburg is setting up a series of working groups that take up, evaluate and develop current topics from the transport and logistics industry and related areas and transfer them to the industry/practice.

In this way we contribute to the formation of opinions and competence in the respective fields. Pilot projects can also be launched in practice from the working groups. The aim is to create synergies at the Hamburg location together with and for the members in the network of the initiative. A working group is headed by a working group leader and one or two deputies. The conditions of participation may vary depending on the working group.

The Working Group on Transport has set itself the goal of setting the course for the transport infrastructure in Hamburg in such a way that it both better meets current requirements and withstands expected future developments. To this end, suitable measures are developed in close dialogue with the economy and state institutions and their implementation is jointly advanced.



The Rail Working Group bundles the interests of rail-related hinterland transport from and to German seaports. The working group ensures the better enforceability of measures to improve the performance and profitability of rail freight transport in seaports with the necessary infrastructure and will initially concentrate on the locations Hamburg and Bremerhaven.



For inland navigation, there is still considerable capacity for modal shift both in hinterland transport and in intra-port transhipment, which can relieve the highly congested road and rail infrastructure. In order to develop these potentials and to strengthen the inland navigation as a mode of transport,

WG Inland Navigation was founded in 2009 on behalf of the former Authority for Economics and Labour.

The working group is a topic-related forum for companies, associations, educational institutions, service providers, chambers and Hamburg authorities to strengthen the local Hamburg labour market for logistics in its dynamics and thus improve the interplay between labour force and labour demand. The aim of the working group is to better meet the specific requirements of the Hamburg logistics sector in the area of personnel and qualification.




The working group offers a neutral platform to specialists and managers in logistics-related trade, industry and service companies who are interested in and knowledgeable about the topic, in order to discuss, evaluate and further develop innovative concepts and developments in an interdisciplinary circle of experts from practitioners and scientists. Participation in the working group is by separate invitation, especially from the circle of members of the LIHH.



Cities, especially big cities like Hamburg, are the pulsating hubs in our society. The transport of goods and parcels by CEP - the courier, express and parcel services - is an elementary component of the development dynamics of urban areas. The AK is intended to help discuss the interests of logistics, especially urban logistics, with the real estate industry, to bundle them on the basis of practical examples and then to address them to politics and administration.

Supporting the logistics industry in Hamburg in important legal, financial and insurance law issues is a relevant basis for the future ability to act and competitiveness of logistics companies. The Risk & Legal Working Group aims to further improve the framework conditions with regard to the specific requirements of the Hambrug logistics sector.