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When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

Prototypes, design studies, classic cars, and legendary automobiles – this is the precious cargo managed by the DB Schenker Automotive Division at Stuttgart Airport’s Air Cargo Center. Irreplaceable treasures are often entrusted to Stuttgart automotive handpicked crews and development teams for worldwide transport. In such cases, everything has to be just right – from packaging to transport and …

Megatrends determine the mobility of tomorrow

Zukunftsinstitut: Megatrend map

Megatrends determine the mobility of tomorrow

Christian Rauch, Managing Director of the Zukunftsinstitut (Future Institute) based in Frankfurt, is working with his team on the megatrends of the future. In an interview with logistik aktuell, he explains the megatrend map and provides an insight into the changing mobility. logistik aktuell: When we talk about the future, what exactly are we talking about? Christian Rauch: There is no simple …

Learning by gaming: Serious gaming and virtual reality at DB Schenker

Learning by gaming: Serious gaming and virtual reality at DB Schenker

Christina Kunze, Senior Project Manager - Digital Engineering, and Gerald Müller, DB Schenker's Vice President Process and Efficiency, developed, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, a special training course. It is digital game, that will complement DB Schenker’s employee training and, at the same time, bring more fun and success to the learning of packing …

Ministry of Transport wants to test autonomous ships

Ministry of Transport wants to test autonomous ships

What used to be known only about ghost ship stories could soon become reality on our rivers: autonomous ships carrying people and goods without a human captain on the bridge. Many in the industry go one step further and dream of ocean ships without crew. That we will soon see the first autonomous cars, is commonly known. Ships, however, are less in the focus of the debate. Although obviously they, …

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

Automated Valet Parking – In the parking garage, the car itself seeks a parking space

The prospect sounds tempting: no more cruising in parking garages to find suitable spots, no more distressing maneuvering, no more squeezing in and out of the door. Automated Valet Parking promises just that. It's great if the parking garage takes care of the everyday logistics of parking. Already in 2017, this technology was presented in the underground car park of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in …

Who owns the driving data?

Who owns the driving data?

Autonomous and automated driving are on the rise. But who owns the generated data? Who gets to use it? Who can evaluate the data and develop new business models based on it? These questions are not only interesting to the individual drivers and car manufacturers, but also to the logistics industry. If they want to develop their business models, they need a lot of information – and, therefore, they need …

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Although it seems as if there was only a difference in gradation, the difference between Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) is more than that. In the first case, new vehicles are partially disassembled, in the other case, they are not even built. At least not in the country of dispatch. DB Schenker practices SKD in Düsseldorf and CKD a few kilometers down the Rhine in …

Inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Stretching far beyond the horizon

Inauguration of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – Stretching far beyond the horizon

On October 23, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was officially opened. How does it change the region and what impact does it have on transport, logistics and the economic development? With a total of 36 kilometers of bridge system, several artificial islands and a 7-kilometer-long marine tunnel, the  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has everything a superlative building needs. It is definitely a …

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

A small step for logistics, a big step for humanity: that's how you could call the current development of the T-Pod. That's the name of the all-electric, autonomous truck, which has been in operation at DB Schenker. This was initiated by the logistics company DB Schenker and the manufacturer Einride at the beginning of November 2018 in Jönköping, Sweden. At the present DB Schenker facility, the T-pod …

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