SGKV – Studiengesellschaft für den Kombinierten Verkehr e.V.

The SGKV sees itself as a lobby for combined transport (CT) and a neutral communication platform. From the operator to the freight forwarder, from the terminal operator to the research institute, it unites various opinions and experts under one roof. SGKV’s aim is to create and establish an efficient, competitive and attractive combined transport system in Germany and Europe based on joint efforts. The catkin GmbH team promotes this development with its know-how in all aspects of transport logistics 4.0.


EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr

More knowledge, more movement: The EffizienzCluster Logistik e.V. is a network of companies that bridges the gap between science and business. Association members can participate directly in the results and developments of the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr, profit from them and design and initiate new projects.


LOG-IT Club e.V – Support association of the logistics cluster NRW

The LOG-IT Club is the supporting association of the Logistics Cluster NRW. It offers a wide range of services designed to support the direct members of the cluster in their further development. The core objective of all activities is to pool all forces in the logistics industry in North Rhine-Westphalia and to develop the country into the No. 1 logistics location in Europe.


Logistik-Initiative Hamburg – A network for the future

With more than 500 member companies, the Logistics Initiative Hamburg is the largest location network in the industry in Germany. The LIHH networks the industry’s activities in the fields of business, science, politics and research and strengthens the transfer of knowledge and innovation.
One focus is on the promotion of innovations and new technologies. In this area LIHH supports innovative projects with its partners and organizes numerous workshops and working groups.


Panasonic Computer Product Solutions

Panasonic ruggedized touchpads and smartphones increase efficiency and productivity. They are ideal for outdoor use in aviation, construction, field sales, and the public sector, where extreme environmental conditions are a constant challenge.


The German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility

The “German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility” (GPSM) acts as a guide for German solutions and know-how in the field of sustainable mobility and green logistics. As a platform for the exchange of knowledge, expertise and experience, GPSM supports the transition to sustainable mobility and logistics in developing and emerging countries. The GPSM is open to business, public institutions, research, civil society and professional associations. Federal ministries are involved as partners of the initiative.


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Interface zu HitRail

With the help of the interface you can send your train announcements and consignment data in Hermes H30 format to SBB CIS Infra, Infrabel, ÖBB, SNCF, Ferrovie Italiane, CD and many more.

From now on, this can also be done via Excel upload or via app directly from your wagon master! Save yourself development work and difficult interfaces – catkin makes it easy for the railway companies.


HLO – Humanitarian Logistics Organisation e.V.

As a non-profit association, the HLO takes care of the storage and transport of goods in the event of a disaster, in development aid and in other non-profit projects. Following the motto “We help helpers”, HLO offers its know-how to non-profit organizations to optimize their logistics in terms of costs and services. This logistics experience enables the non-profit organizations to save time and money. In logistics training courses, HLO also passes on its know-how to the organizations. In addition, they promote innovations in humanitarian logistics by initiating and supporting research projects in cooperation with research institutions and humanitarian organizations.


proLOGiT Office & Logistics Software GmbH, Dortmund

proLOGiT Office & Logistics Software Development GmbH is specialized in the development of software standard products and customized individual solutions for logistics. The focus is on controlling and optimizing the workflow in companies, especially in the railway industry.


Sign – Your modern advertising agency in Dortmund

The sign-group is an owner-managed, innovative and competent network of advertising agencies with offices in Dortmund, Werne and Holzwickede. The network’s strengths are its full-service B2B offerings, from conceptual consulting to reliable implementation according to the principle of “online meets offline”.


CONOSCO Agentur für PR und Kommunikation GbR

CONOSCO Agentur für PR und Kommunikation GbR offers the entire spectrum of public relations: from classic press work and content marketing to planning and supporting social media appearances.


Sabine Vogel M.A. Public Relations

As a specialist journalist on behalf of various media and as a consultant in the field of press and public relations, Sabine Vogel has been involved in the transport and logistics industry in her current position since 2003. Companies profit – permanently or project-related – from her journalistic expertise, a network that has grown over the years and her know-how in the implementation of internal and external communication tasks.


Labdoo.org e.V. – Laptop donations for children around the world

The non-profit aid project Labdoo.org collects decommissioned laptops, tablet PCs, e-book readers, etc. to give children worldwide access to computers and education. The donated and processed devices are used to support schools, homes, children and youth projects at home and abroad without incurring any costs. In this network, catkin acts as an official, regional collection point for laptops & co. and forwards them to the responsible authorities.


I2PANEMA – Intelligent IoT-based Port Artefacts

Catkin has been active in the project I2PANEMA of the organization ITEA3 since June 2019. The project deals with the digitization of port operations. To this date, port operations still rely on analogue communication methods. The project participants see promising solutions in innovative IoT technologies that not only make harbor operations more efficient, but also more sustainable. In this context, catkin contributes its know-how in the field of digitized and automated communication solutions within the transport logistics industry.


OKTOPUS – Optimising maritime logistics through machine learning

The project ‘OKTOPUS’ of the IHATEC series deals with the optimisation of logistics and disposition processes within the maritime transport chain with the help of machine learning from steel logistics. catkin GmbH is also involved in the project, which started on 01.02.2020. There are two core aspects within the project: On the one hand, a study is being conducted to examine the usability of machine learning methods for use within multimodal transport chains and in transhipment terminals. On the other hand, the resulting research results will serve as a solution approach in the form of a digital platform. Finally, the aim of the project is to develop a design for such a platform, which, for example, enables the representation of ETAs within the shipping industry and at the same time supports the individual planning processes by representing the capacity requirements per mode of transport.