Due to its strategically favourable position between North Sea and Baltic Sea, its nearness to Hamburg, a leading logistic and trade site, as well as its close relation to Scandinavian and Baltic markets, the logistic site Schleswig-Holsteins has got a strong meaning. Furthermore the country points to a long tradition as trade- and logistic place and possesses numerous highly productive companies from various fields of logistics.
Schleswig-Holstein is the only Federal Land that has access to two seas: The North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Both are connected by the around 100km long Kiel Canal, with nearly 100 million tons of transported goods and around 35 thousand movements a year, one of the most important artificial waterways in the world.
Some regions of Schleswig-Holstein are part of the important European metropolitan area of Hamburg with five million inhabitants. At the same time the country between the seas forms a bridge to the Oeresund region with around four million inhabitants. The most important cities of this transnational northeuropean metropolitan region are the Danish Copenhagen and the Swedish Malmö.