Perspectives on the Rhine

BASF was founded in 1865 directly at the shores of the river Rhine because it offered immense logistic advatanges. How important is the river to BASF still today? What are the challenges of the future? And how can the company be prepared for high and low water levels? Read answers by Michael Heinz, Board member and site director Ludwigshafen as well as by Dr. Uwe Liebelt, Site manager Ludwigshafen. Of course, the employees of the Ludwigshafen site have their own views and experiences when thinking of the Rhine.

Inland waterway transport and rail transport are the preferred means of conveyance for the chemical industry. At the Ludwigshafen site, for example, 40 percent of all raw materials and goods are transported to and from the company by inland vessels. 
Michael Heinz
BASF Board Member and Site Director Ludwigshafen
Mitglied des Vorstands der BASF SE, Chairman und Chief Executive Officer, BASF Corporation, mit Sitz in Florham Park, New Jersey/USA, verantwortlich für die Bereiche Monomers; Performance Materials; Petrochemicals; Intermediates; Region North America; Region South America

Three questions to...

Michael Heinz, BASF Board Member and Site Director Ludwigshafen
BASF Feierabendhaus  ES-Forum

Interview about the low water levels of 2018

Dr. Uwe Liebelt, BASF Site Manager Ludwigshafen
BASF employees Jessica Faulhaber, Jürgen Dämgen, Markus Brym and Verena Wandzik on their way to work in the plant. The employees ride past a water tank at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen.

Views of employees

What do BASF employees associate with the river Rhine?