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transport logistic proves a hit with the industry

transport logistic proves a hit with the industry

A four day trade fair, full halls, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world showed a dynamic industry that is still on the rise. From 9th-12th May 2023, transport logistic and the integrated air cargo Europe were, once again, at the centre of the logistics industry. 

2,320 exhibitors from 67 countries and more than 75,000 visitors from over 120 countries came to the international industry trade fair for logistics, mobility, IT and supply chain management at Munich’s exhibition centre. 

For Messe München co-CEOs, Stefan Rummel and Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer, transport logistic illustrated clearly that “the industry provides great inspiration in these challenging times. People want to get things moving, pushing forward, tackling the current issues together. What we saw and experienced here in terms of ideas and technologies over the last four days is really unique. To sum it up: nothing happens without logistics.” 

Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Dr Volker Wissing was also impressed by the transport logistic: “What you see here shows once again that the transport and logistics industry is right up there when it comes to innovations, progress and modern technologies. And what becomes especially clear at this trade fair is that climate goals aren’t just nice words, but rather that the industry takes them very seriously. You can see it everywhere you look, at every booth.”

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Highest number of international exhibitors ever

With total exhibition space of 127,000 sq m, the ten halls and the outdoor area were completely booked out. 

Of the 2,320 exhibitors, 1,390 came from abroad—a record share of 60%. The top ten exhibitor countries after Germany were the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, France, Austria, China, Turkey, Spain, Poland and Great Britain.

transport logistic makes a “remarkable comeback”

The numbers speak for themselves—after four years the industry was eagerly awaiting transport logistic, as Achim Martinka, Vice President at Lufthansa Cargo, confirmed: “We’ve been waiting for this event for so long now and it was just so much fun for us to take part in this year’s transport logistic in Munich. We enjoyed busy but inspiring days in the Bavarian capital, with so many contacts and wonderful impressions.” 

Burkhard Eling, CEO at DACHSER, summed it up: “transport logistic has made a remarkable comeback as a meeting point and communication platform and reaffirmed its status as the world’s leading trade fair for logistics. The fair is also keeping up with the times, with key focus points on digitisation, climate protection, global supply chains and people in logistics. In a nutshell—transport logistic is a trade fair that companies like DACHSER simply cannot miss.”

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Sustainability in the spotlight

Kühne+Nagel Managing Director Tobias Jerschke agreed with the Minister’s praise: “transport logistic is still the world’s most important leading trade fair. This year, I really liked the way sustainability was a common theme running through the entire trade fair. This is a strong signal for the whole industry and will help us to focus even more precisely on this important issue.” 

Alessandro Cacciola, CEO at the Andreas Schmid Group, added: “Messe München succeeds time and again to perfectly map the latest trends and developments in the industry. This year, sustainability was a strong and positive topic. transport logistic is a place where the future of logistics is being actively co-shaped.”

transport logistic will return to Munich between 2nd-5th June 2025.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on


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