An increase in warehouse space, falling vacancy rates and a good infrastructure – Bremen is an international logistics industry hub. The 2017 real estate report illustrates just how popular Bremen is with globally operating companies. And with good reason.
“The trends in the logistics market underline the key role that Bremen plays in the movement of goods within Germany and around the world,” says Andreas Heyer, CEO of Bremeninvest. The city’s geographical location is a particular advantage for companies dependent on logistics, due to the short distance from a container ship in Bremerhaven to order picking or processing in Bremen’s business parks.
Logistics is one of the major industries of the Bremen/Oldenburg metropolitan region, employing around 115,000 people directly and in supplier companies.
Warehouse space increases to 2.8 million square metres
This year, logistics warehouse space has increased to 2.799 million square metres, spread across 228 properties in the city of Bremen itself. On top of that, companies and investors in the region surrounding Bremen last year added new warehouse space totalling 140,000 square metres, roughly the equivalent of twenty football pitches.