The Rhine and its importance for logistics
The Ludwigshafen site premises stretch over a distance of 10 kilometers along the Rhine. At the three company-owned harbors, an average of 12 inland vessels dock per day transporting raw materials and products to the site in liquid, solid and gaseous form as well as taking them to the customer. High and low water levels bring special challenges to the logistics of BASF`s headquater site. Another specialty is the the so-called Düker, a tunnel underneath the river which connects the Ludwigshafen site with Friesenheimer Insel (Friesenheimer Island) on the other side of the Rhine. Find more information concerning the Rhine`s importance for logistics.