The Ruhr metropolitan region lies in the very heart of Europe. Its central location makes the Ruhr one of the most important hubs of commerce and goods traffic. Add to this a population of over five million and concepts for personal mobility and intelligent logistics for road, rail and waterways emerge as key fields with a major bearing on the future of the economy. Solutions for global logistical chains are developed by the Effizienzcluster LogistikRuhr, a forward-looking driver of new logistical structures in the Ruhr that links both new and established companies to form a powerful network.