Discover our finished vehicle logistics services
Sustainable customized transport solutions
We offer a full range of services for the transport of new and used vehicles via road, rail, and inland waterways. These services encompass the entire spectrum, from the distribution of large quantities through to individual deliveries – by request directly to the auto dealer's showroom. For us, green logistics is not just a buzzword – we are constantly investing in the modernization of our fleets so that we can provide our customers with reduced-emission transport chains and interact with the environment in a responsible manner.
- On the road – nationally and internationally, our state-of-the-art truck fleet, with 500 vehicle transporters, ensures an unbroken logistics chain.
- On the water – eight barges transport vehicles along the Rhine and the Danube.
- On the railroad – having 1,275 of our own state-of-the-art double-deck rail cars with whisper brakes, BLG AutoRail is one of the leading providers in Europe.
European automobile logistics network: terminals on the sea, on rivers, and inland
BLG's terminal network includes 20 sites in Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, and the Ukraine. The seaport terminals on the coast in particular act as hubs and are ports for export of European vehicle production to overseas locations such as China, USA, Russia, and Scandinavia. As ports of entry, these terminals offer a full range of services for the European vehicle market. The terminals in Germany, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine form important links between production and the customers, ensuring that distribution runs smoothly. All terminals are networked with each other and have intermodal transport connections via truck, railroad, or barge. This ensures end-to-end logistics chains for the customer.
Workshop services for new and used automobiles
The terminals offer a variety of technical services. These include PDI (pre-delivery inspection), washing and removal of the transport protective film, quality control, interior cleaning, fitting of optional equipment or accessories (e.g. leather upholstery, air conditioning systems, navigation systems), technical modifications (even conversion to liquefied petroleum gas, or the application of underbody protective coating, for example), as well as handling individual customer requests or special editions (e.g. special painting).
We also offer vehicle valuation, fleet preparation and rental preparation, and marketing preparation for vehicles (e.g. photo shoots, vehicle auctions).
The right parking space for every vehicle
Our storage space can facilitate interim storage for your new or used vehicles, as well as provide buffer areas for automobile production. We can provide either open or covered storage, and our range of services also includes appropriate stock management.
Freight forwarding services
Global services – for private customers and also individuals
We provide global freight forwarding services, facilitated by our complex network of branches and agents in Europe and overseas. Railroad, barge, and truck are used as modes of transport for your goods. We even take care of the sea shipping administration and customs clearance for you. Our competent team is happy to personally advise you at any time.
These services are also available for your individual transport requirements.
Dealing with new vehicles after production
When production is completed, we deal with the new vehicles and arrange the allocation of the vehicles to the transport service providers. As required, we can provide comprehensive terminal and parking site management. Our range of services also includes technical handling and inspection of the vehicles.
Our service portfolio is backed up by our expertise in these areas
- Door-to-door automobile transport
- Home shipment program
- Underbody protection and cavity sealing
- Pre-delivery inspection / Cleaning
- Used vehicle treatment
- Vehicle customization
Supply chain management
- Project management
- Process management
- IT management
- Quality management and sustainability