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Digitalization in logistics

A new integrated storage and logistics concept will help BASF significantly reduce logistics costs. The transport volume at the Ludwigshafen site is around 20 million metric tons per year. Since the transport links at the Ludwigshafen site account for a considerable share of costs, this is the focus of the concept.

Another part of the logistics concept is the fully automated tank container depot. It is designed to have a capacity of 2,000 standard (20-foot) container equivalents and has two automatic staking cranes, each with a loading capacity of 75 metric tons. It is trimodal, meaning that goods can be handled via AGVs, trucks and rail.

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09/20/19

BASF Class Tankcontainer

BASF Class Tank Containers, short B-TC, combine the best of two worlds. The new tank containers have been allowed in Europe for road and rail transport since 2015.
09/19/19

BASF logistics concept at Ludwigshafen site

Flexibility in supplying customers and logistics costs are significantly influenced by the internal transport routes at the Ludwigshafen site. With the commissioning of the tank container storage facility, BASF has now ...
09/18/19

AGV at the tank container storage facility

The transport from the tank container storage facility to the plants is carried out by an autonomous transport vehicle. The technical term is Automated Guided Vehicle or AGV for short. It can drive on normal roads – autonomously ...
09/17/19

AGV delivering tank containers

For the first time, fully automated guided vehicles share the road with other road users - pedestrians, cyclists, car and truck drivers.
09/16/19

The three-building block concept

More than 2,400 rail tank cars are in service on BASF's site. They transport liquid or gaseous chemical goods to the plants. Today, a plant has to wait about a day for an ordered raw material to be delivered. Because delivery is ...
10/30/18

The new tank container storage facility in Ludwigshafen

An innovation in railway logistics from BASF this becoming a reality. The task: to implement a significantly faster and more cost-effective rail transportation process.
10/29/18

The fully automated tank container depot

BASF starts operating the new tank container storage facility in October 2018 at its Ludwigshafen site. This warehouse is part of an integrated storage and transport concept that BASF is using to improve customer service and ...
01/18/18

Innovative, mobile tank concepts

Ludwigshafen site. It includes an automated tank container terminal, the world’s largest patented tank containers as well as an autonomous and teleoperated vehicle. Together they will supply production plants faster and at lower ...
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