The Cargo Center is the logistics hub for the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. Thanks to its central location, close proximity and deliveries tailored to the requirements of trade fair logistics, this centre ensures fast transport of goods to and from the trade fair halls.
Messe Frankfurt’s logistics services on its exhibition grounds include the following:
- Forklifts and cranes for unloading your trucks
- Delivery of your goods to your trade fair stand or via our Cargo Center warehouse
- Storage of empty packaging, materials and devices during the event
- And much more besides
Prices and order forms
We would be happy to provide our logistics services to help you prepare for and carry out your event or trade fair activities. We bill all orders on a stand-specific basis. We offer volume-based prices for these stand-specific orders, with many services included in the price.
You can find information on rates and current prices here:
Overview and prices for logistics services 2023 (PDF)
Inquiries regarding ancillary services (e.g. packing material, scissor lifts, customs clearances, etc.) should be directed to our logistics partners DHL Trade Fairs & Events und DSV Solutions GmbH: Contact details for logistics partners (PDF)
Ordering logistics services
To order logistics services, simply send us an e-mail or a fax or alternatively use our order forms. In this way, we will receive all the information we need about your order and can attend to it right away.
Tips for frequent orderers: Save the forms with your master data already included. This will save time on your next order.
The order forms for Messe Frankfurt’s logistics services can be downloaded here:
Order form for forklift jobs/empty containers/full containers (EXCEL)
Order form for freight handling via the Cargo Center/empty containers/full containers (EXCEL)
Forwarding information and forwarding labels
Our forwarding information contains answers to questions such as:
- By when do we need to receive your advice notes/orders?
- By when do the goods need to arrive at the latest?
- What are the exact delivery addresses?
- Where should truck drivers report on arrival on the exhibition grounds?
Have our team transport your goods to the front of the trade fair hall using a forklift truck or mobile crane. Alternatively, we can deliver directly to your trade fair stand via our Cargo Center.
Delivery of goods in the Cargo Center (PDF)
Direct unloading from the truck to the trade fair stand (PDF)
Cargo Center forwarding labels
We have prepared forwarding labels for your freight shipments to the Cargo Center. You can fill these on a computer and print them out.
Tip: For freight shipments consisting of several packages, simply enter the total number of packages. Your printer will automatically produce numbered labels for each individual package.
Exhibition goods forwarding label (EXCEL)
Sample forwarding label (PDF)
Not yet a Messe Frankfurt customer? Information is available here:
Registration for new customers
Are you a freight forwarder or stand constructor but are not yet a Messe Frankfurt customer?
If so, then why not register as a Messe Frankfurt customer? Here, you can find a customer registration application. Simply fill this in and send it to us by e-mail, fax or post. Once you have a customer number, the services will be billed to you after the trade fair has come to an end.
Without a customer number, you have the option of paying for services in advance by cash, debit card or credit card. The cash desk in the Cargo Center is open during the official set-up and dismantling times and during the advanced set-up period.
- Messe Frankfurt Logistics Terms and Conditions (pdf, 180 KB)
- General Terms and Conditions for German Freight Forwarders (pdf, 1 MB)
- Site Map – Meeting Points and Cargo Centre (pdf, 139 KB)