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Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through qualification of the professional training of the forwarding and logistics branch for the purpose of enabling the development and evaluation of complex, environmentally friendly transport chains

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Project information

Project duration:
01/2017 - 08/2020
Funding body :
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety


  • CO2 reduction through more intensive use of environmentally friendly transport systems, such as combined transport
  • Improving the knowledge exchange on CT in logistics vocational education and training
  • Increased use of digital learning tools to master complex transport processes
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Project approach

The focal instrument is the development of an innovative, virtual logistics laboratory as a process simulation and exercise tool for use in teaching at vocational schools and beyond in the professional world. Additionally, seminars and workshops with teachers and trainers are planned for the transfer of knowledge. Especially professional vocational schools, companies of the forwarding and logistics industry as well as transport associations and chambers of commerce are being addressed within the project.


Project background

The existing professional qualification in freight forwarding and logistics understands logistics and transport systems predominantly linear instead of interacting and interface-based. Therefore, the potential of more sustainable, interface-based transport systems such as combined transport (CT), characterised through the use of rail and waterways as resource-saving modes of transport, has so far hardly been utilised. The reasons for not using CT are less to be justified in terms of costs than in terms of complexity and information availability respectively market transparency.The participants in the project see in the professional qualification of the freight forwarding and logistics sector an effective lever to ensure that the relevance of environmental topics in freight transport is increasingly taken into account. In the analysis of offers and thus in the long term an increasing modal shift to environmentally friendly modes of transport and corresponding transport systems is promoted.