About the Logistics Initiative Hamburg

A network for the future

With more than 550 member companies and institutions from the Hamburg metropolitan region and beyond, the public-private partnership is the largest location network in the logistics industry in Europe. Our network is made up of: logistics service providers, industry & trade, research & development, start-ups, numerous public institutions and industry-related companies.


Together with our partners we are the first point of contact for all questions concerning the logistics-related economy. As a catalyst, initiator and manager of (innovation-) projects at regional, national and international level, we create added value for the entire logistics industry and the logistics location Hamburg. We identify relevant issues at an early stage, coordinate the initialisation of projects and mobilise our members to successfully implement joint activities.


As a public-private partnership, we promote the positioning of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region as a trend-setting innovative logistics region in Europe until 2025.

Through our activities we support logistics-related companies and institutions and facilitate the transfer of knowledge between business, science, politics and administration. Our network forms the important foundation for our work. Together with our members we activate cooperation and innovation. Whether global player, SME or start-up, step by step we drive innovative solutions and the development of measures and projects along the entire supply chain.

With these goals in mind, we have aligned our strategy. Under the guidelines "Innovation and Value Creation" and "Network and Cooperation" we work in the three fields of action "Intelligent Infrastructure and Land Use", "Human Resources and Qualification" and "Sustainability". These form our thematic priorities for projects, events and services.

In order to further expand Hamburg's role as the leading logistics metropolis in Northern Europe, the then Ministry of Economic and Labour Affairs and the Hamburg business community launched the Logistics Initiative Hamburg in 2006.

In 2017, a good ten years after its foundation, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Innovation (BWI) entrusted the Institute for Innovation and Technology in the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH with the evaluation of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg, from which a strategic further development of the initiative was worked out in a participatory process with members, committees, partners and institutions as well as the LIHH office.

Building on this, LIHH has been operating in a new structure since 2018 and is consistently developing from a competence network to a forge for the future.

The report on the evaluation and strategic development can be found here (GERMAN).

Corporate Governance

The articles of association of Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH can be viewed here (German).

Management Report

The management report of Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH can be viewed here (German).

Financial statements

The annual financial statements of Logistik-Initiative Hamburg Management GmbH, including notes, are available for inspection here (German).

Declaration of compliance

Declaration of Conformity 2019 with the Hamburg Corporate Governance Code (HCGK) can be viewed here (German).

Declaration of Conformity 2018 with the Hamburg Corporate Governance Code (HCGK) is available for inspection here (German).

Since 2013, the logistics cluster has been awarded the EU's GOLD label. The "Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD - Proven for Cluster Excellence" of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative honours cluster organisations that demonstrate highly developed cluster management and are committed to further improving their organisational structures and processes in the sense of even higher performance for the benefit of the cluster players. Currently, the LIHH is the only logistics cluster in Germany to be awarded a GOLD label.