Our guidelines

The pillars for strategic cooperation in the network

Hamburg as leading innovative logistics region 2025

The overriding goal of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg is to make a significant contribution to Hamburg's positioning as a leading innovative logistics region and thus to establish the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg as a European innovation metropolis. Our network forms the important foundation for the development of innovation projects and initiation of cooperation between partners along the entire supply chain. The guidelines "Innovation and Value Creation" and "Network and Cooperation" are the pillars of our strategic cooperation with our partners in the region.

Increasing added value on the basis of innovation

As a catalyst, initiator, operator and manager of innovation projects at regional, national and international level, the LIHH creates added value for the logistics network and thus for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Together with our members we activate cooperation and innovation. Whether global player, KMU or start-up, step by step we drive innovative solutions forward.

The transparency of current information and individual advice make an important contribution to the business success of our members. Our specialist events and our funding guide give our members direct access to these services and also give them the opportunity to present their solutions.


We support the transfer of industries and offer fresh perspectives that enable the optimization of existing business models or the creation of new ones. This results in new market opportunities. These are vividly communicated, for example, in our New Work experimental rooms in exchange with science & research.


At the top level, all ideas and preceding activities flow into different types of projects and cooperation with the aim of generating more added value for the companies and the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The role of LIHH includes, for example, the initiation and coordination of projects.


Logistics competently networked

The LIHH is an innovative network, takes up topics proactively at an early stage, moderates the discussion of issues, increases the quality of cooperation between members and mobilises members to successfully implement joint measures.

The network is the starting point of our activities for a stable and trusting cooperation of all actors. Various event formats, such as our Hamburg Logistics Summer Festival, strengthen the community and the exchange between the players. With our cooperation events Members for Members, Logistics Breakfast or the Logistics AfterWork we promote the exchange of information within the network and offer our members a platform to present their offers and solutions.


The LIHH has always seen itself as an initiative for the entire Hamburg Metropolitan Region and works closely with regional representatives. As the logistics cluster of the metropolitan region, we link Hamburg with the surrounding area and Europe. With presences in cooperation with companies and partners from the MRHH, we represent Hamburg as a logistics location supra-regionally, for example at the world's leading logistics trade fair transport logistic in Munich or with the HanseLounge at the German Logistics Congress in Berlin.

In order to promote the idea of the metropolitan region further outwards, the idea of a regional logistics conference of the metropolitan region was born at the end of 2012, which is to take place once a year at different locations in the region. MetroLog informs high-ranking representatives from politics and business from all districts and independent cities in the metropolitan region about the development of logistics and highlights the activities of the Logistics Initiative for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

The Süderlebe AG acts as a branch office for the Hamburg metropolitan region with the office manager Dr. Jürgen Glaser.