The metropolitan region of Hamburg: Hub between East and West
As the gate to the Baltic north and Scandinavia, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers important trans-European transportation routes with capacity potentials for the logistics sector. Some 1,500 companies in MV are engaged in transportation/logistics. As the interface between national and international transport chains, the state is an integral component of international transport networks thanks to its excellent land and sea transport connections – particularly along the north-south axis.
Economic centres, such as Berlin, Hamburg and Stettin, can be reached in the shortest time via well developed motorways. The modern commercial airport at Rostock-Laage is available for fast and effective freight transport. It is one of the few airports with night flight clearance. Cross-border transportation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is also readily possible along the 1,700-kilometre rail network. The close-knit and effective network of railway links distinguishes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as an attractive industrial and logistics location.