Logistics Luxembourg is located in the heart of Europe, offering an excellent connectivity to markets in the EU and worldwide. Its central location is within reach of 60% of total EU market in less than a day. Luxembourg has therefore established itself as a key hub for logistics and is in particular focusing on value added logistics. Logistics is now a big part of the Luxembourg government’s economic growth programme. Innovative solutions for multimodal transportation and high value-added supply chains are developed by Luxembourg-based companies and public research organisations in the fields of ICT, security, design, green logistics and strategy. Luxembourg is linked via a dense railway network and the Rhine-Moselle waterway to several huge European ports such as Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. Thanks to the international airport, the Eurohub South site, the Multimodal Hub of Bettembourg, the inland Port of Mertert and the recent Luxembourg Freeport, Luxembourg has constantly strengthened its position as intercontinental logistics hub in Europe. In the meanwhile, the country has initiated a multi-product specialisation within its logistics sector by focusing on certain types of products requiring specific managing and storage solutions. Not to forget that Luxembourg offers an advanced ICT environment with high speed connections as well as data centres and big data solutions , all key factors when it comes to supply chain management. Last but not least, an electronic "Single Window for Logistics" is currently under construction to simplify and automate administrative processes. This will enhance the competitive advantage of Luxembourg-based logistics companies and facilitate international trade with Luxembourg. Key players and technologies World-class logistics operators (DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina, DB Schenker, etc.) and renowned Luxembourg-based logistics companies (Cargolux, CFL multimodal, LuxairCARGO, CHAMP Cargosystems, Arthur Welter, etc.) offer their services to industrial manufacturers operating on a global scale, such as "just-in-time" access to major European car manufacturers and assembly plants. The country also provides efficient and highly secure supply chain solutions to the high-tech and electronics industries as well as to pharmaceutical and healthcare products. Numerous ICT-based innovative solutions are constantly developed in the Luxembourg logistics sector, including in the development and use of sensors for determining positions and temperatures, RFID tags or Location Based Services (satellite tracking) to improve traceability, big data to enhance efficiency and digital solutions for private transport services. Other fields include the development of various new products such as energy-saving, highly secure lorries, secure trailers or new chassis and special adapters to facilitate the transport of containers by rail. Green logistics is also an intensive innovation field with the developing use of alternative fuels and less polluting and noisy trucks. The Ministry of Transport and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are involved in several projects on urban logistics. The LIST is also an active member of Weastflows, a European project that aims to improve and enhance freight logistics in North West Europe and encourage a move from an over reliance on road haulage to the more sustainable modes of rail, short-sea shipping and river transportation. On the strategic side of the logistics business, Luxembourg-based companies are increasing the use of multimodal services to reduce prices and emissions. The sector also reviews the internal flows in order to improve services and develops value-added services in packaging and transport. Boosting competitiveness The Cluster for Logistics brings together companies, public research centres, institutions and government bodies with the objective of strengthening Luxembourg's position as a major intercontinental logistics hub in Europe for high added value services in logistics. The Cluster encourages its members to innovate and to develop their logistics expertise as a factor of competitiveness. It does not only focus on logistics companies but also welcomes enterprises making use of logistics services.