The city of Frankfurt am Main is one of the most important traffic hubs in Europe – for roads, rails, water or air. The airport of Frankfurt is one of the most important global hubs in the air traffic with 53.5 million passengers and a cargo volume of 2.2 million tons annually. Furthermore, it is the largest cargo airport of continental Europe. Due to its central position in the heart of Europe you can reach the most important European metropolises – from Oslo to Rome, from London to Moscow – within one to three flight hours and have regular connections to 317 destinations in 105 countries world-wide. And even for rail and automobile transport Frankfurt is the main hub of the German and European long distance traffic. The highway hub in Frankfurt is the most used highway hub in Germany with more than 300,000 vehicles daily. And all important ICE and cargo traffic routes come together at the main railway station in Frankfurt.
Multimodal traffic connections connect Frankfurt in the classical way with all metropolitan regions in Europe that are reachable within 4 hours. European capitals are accessible mostly within an hour by air. Due to the existing digital infrastructures with low latencies this happens in less than 8 milliseconds.
For export-oriented entrepreneurs or for groups and organizations, whose employees travel regularly between European capitals or travel internationally, FrankfurtRheinMain is also an ideally situated location due to its international airport.
The logistic branch in FrankfurtRheinMain is important for the entire employment market in Hessen. If you add up the employees of the commercial branches of traffic and postal/courier services, there were 155.000 employees, subject to mandatory social insurance contributions, already working for logistic companies in 2011. Thereby this branch presents, with 7.3 percent, a higher part of the entire employment of Hessen than the credit and insurance businesses with 6.4 percent. If you change the definition and analyze the typical job descriptions in logistics, you get even 175,000 employees who are paying mandatory social insurance and work in logistics. The reason for it is that companies do logistic works themselves but focus on other business areas. If you calculate all the workers then even about 200,000 persons are active in the branch of logistics, if you include self-employed workers, supporting family members and the minimally employed.
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