Our goods are transported around the world – with as little environmental impact as possible

Whether by truck, train or ship, our goods are carried from A to B through various means of transportation. In addition to high safety standards and careful, punctual processing, our logistical decision-making always involves acting in a responsible manner in terms of environmental and climate protection. When selecting a means of transportation, we keep a constant eye on the fact that transporting goods by train can reduce carbon emissions by up to 65% compared with trucks.

From road to rail

A significant portion of worldwide carbon emissions is generated by fuel use in traffic – for example, by trucks transporting goods. That’s why BASF uses combined freight methods. Intermodal transportation terminals at the sites in Ludwigshafen and Schwarzheide, Germany, and in Antwerp, Belgium, ensure that things run smoothly: A truck picks up goods from the plant and takes them to the intermodal transportation terminal. Here, a crane loads them directly onto a train. The combination of both forms of transportation is cost-efficient and environmentally friendly.

Intelligent logistics spare the environment

With an area of 50,000 square meters and the most modern technology, our centrally located logistics center in Ludwigshafen optimizes inventory storage and dispatch. Its direct connection to the highway relieves nearby towns of around 25,000 trucks passing through each year.