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Beijing Daxing Airport: In the land of superlatives

Beijing Daxing Airport: In the land of superlatives

With the new construction of a third airport in Beijing, China is pursuing ambitious goals. Beijing Daxing Airport aims to curb the rapid growth in air traffic in the region around the capital. The new airport is to become one of the most important transshipment hubs in the gigantic empire with the IATA code PKX. Aviation in China is more than just moving people and cargo from one place to another by …

New year, family and the globalization

New year, family and the globalization

Efficiency and performance: These two features describe ideal supply chains for industry and commerce. They ensure that globalization works. Even more surprising that the entire world completely pauses for a few days at the beginning of the year. The reason for this is the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival: The factory buildings of the industrial world stand still for a few days. Employees in …

Forum Automotive Logistics: virtual, but exciting as always

Forum Automotive Logistics: virtual, but exciting as always

It is always impressive to have all the themes of automotive logistics laid out compactly in a single event. The Forum Automotive Logistics does that every time. It’s just amazing what logistics is all about. Corona and the pandemic can’t change that. Production, factory supply, procurement processes, climate-friendly drives, highly efficient intralogistics with autonomous vehicles, drones for …

Atlanta – in the land of limited opportunity

Atlanta – in the land of limited opportunity

Once again, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia broke records: Despite the corona pandemic, which has hit no country as badly as the USA, more than 3.5 million people travelled through the world’s largest airport in December 2020. That was 60 percent less than in the previous year, but measured against the lower number of passengers in the entire Corona year, it was a …

Resilience, transparency, and sustainability will govern 2021

Resilience, transparency, and sustainability will govern 2021

The past year was one big challenge: lockdowns and global-scale isolation during the corona pandemic damaged economies and societies around the world. Times are rough for logistics providers. As the pandemic is far from being over, 2021 will see more challenges. And the effects on global economy and companies in various countries are only vaguely perceptible. But which trends govern the sector? What …

A freighter jet connecting three continents

A freighter jet connecting three continents

DB Schenker has extended its global flight network. A total of 43 weekly flights transport as much cargo as 135 wide-body passenger aircraft normally would hold. There are now even flights that connect America, Europe and Asia directly. This is a new chapter in DB Schenker's corporate history - and a real plus for the shippers. Fewer passengers, less cargo capacity Why more cargo flights now? As so …

Wine logistics is a question of trust

Wine logistics is a question of trust

The wine market in turmoil. The Corona pandemic made exporting wine difficult to achieve. Aeroplanes were grounded and sea freight containers were left unloaded. For a short time, even the wine trade between European neighbors came to a halt. Closed bars and restaurants meant that wine was consumed less in countries that depend on tourism. Finally, the buying behaviour of many consumers changed …

How logistics tackles snow and ice

How logistics tackles snow and ice

It's the same story every year: For some it's joyful anticipation, for others it's an uneasy feeling somewhere in the pit of the stomach. No, it's not about visiting family, but rather the question: will there be a white winter? When the city and the countryside are covered with a blanket of snow, it gives the impression for a brief moment that the world is moving a little slower. On road and rail, …

Holy Air Freight: Air Freight at Year’s End

Holy Air Freight: Air Freight at Year’s End

Air freight means speed – that’s the idea. And because these days things usually have to go faster and faster, air freight is experiencing rapid growth as well. But the idea of high speed applies only as long as the cargo is in the air. On the ground, however, other laws prevail that clever logisticians have to master. Especially in the most urgent time of the year, at the year’s end. "The speed at …

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