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 time-consuming.
Therefore, BASF's rail logistics experts have developed a concept. The idea: In the future, transport will be automated on the plant premises. Once the concept has been implemented, plants will only be able to order their containers one hour in advance. The concept consists of three building blocks: large tank containers, automatically driving vehicles and a fully automatic tank container depot.