The logistics association Forschungsgemeinschaft für Logistik (FGL) e.V. was founded in 1992 in Hamburg by companies who cooperate with the Institute of Technical Logistics at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. The FGL e.V. focuses on boosting scientific research and development in the field of logistics as well as distributing new findings in the practical application of industry, retail, transport and port companies and local authorities. Speeding up the transfer between science and practice to strengthen the economy is the main objective of the FGL e.V. Members are individuals, companies, authorities and universities united by their interest in logistics.