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JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

JadeWeserPort finally gains momentum

No one could describe Hamburg as mediocre – and the competition between its port and those in Bremen and Lower Saxony is anything but. Reason enough for both regions to build the JadeWeserPort seaport in Wilhelmshaven to contend with the city port of Hamburg. At present – three years after it opened and almost ten years after construction work began – the port at the mouth of the Weser is slowly …

Predictive analytics: crystal ball or reliable planning tool?

Predictive analytics: crystal ball or reliable planning tool?

More and more data along value chains is being gathered and analyzed, chiefly in industry and commerce. Companies collect their own data and increasingly using data from upstream and downstream links in the value chain, including logistics. Data can now be used to simulate potential future scenarios. Does that sound like looking into a crystal ball? It's actually pretty high-tech. The amount of data …

The ports of Trieste and Koper – Europa’s south is seizing its opportunities

The ports of Trieste and Koper – Europa’s south is seizing its opportunities

Anyone who has their sights set on Asia – and which industry in western and northern Europe doesn't? – can certainly testify that the Adriatic coast is particularly well-located geographically. It is just three days by ship to the Suez Canal. This shortens transport from the Ruhr district to East Asia by around seven days. And the advantage of shorter routes is winning over more and more …

The Luther goblet: traveling back in time with DB Schenker

The Luther goblet: traveling back in time with DB Schenker

There is no way to know whether Martin Luther's lips ever touched the drinking glass. But what is known, however, is that he gave the ornate goblet to his friend Wilhelm Nesen. Nesen was a humanist and pedagogue, who met the reformer in Frankfurt am Main in 1521 and later visited him in Wittenberg. There, Luther presented him with the crystal goblet – goblets like these came from liquidated monastery …

Urban planning: the city as a venue

Urban planning: the city as a venue

The trend in recent years has been to move major sporting events from outside the city limits into the city proper. Away from stadiums, forests and beaches and towards urban centers. But the trend goes well beyond temporary city events. Urban developers are beginning to see entire urban spaces as athletic venues and are incorporating modern leisure trends into urban planning. Right on trend: sporting …

First heated battle, then cool down

Summer break for Formula 1 Teams

The Grand Prix von Ungarn Hungarian Grand Prix is notorious for its extreme temperatures. This year, meteorologists again predict a hot race day. Race drivers and teams will once again show maximum performance followed by the reward of a well-earned holiday. Sorry, we're closed After the Hungarian Grand Prix, all facilities in the British motor sports valley (Link: Brackley) will be closed. …

Taking the leap from the North Sea to the future

Taking the leap from the North Sea to the future

The port of Rotterdam is Europe's largest port and is also among the world's top ten. In 2016 alone, it handled 461.2 million metric tons – 321.2 million tons of which arriving at the Dutch North Sea coast and 140 million tons leaving the port on their journey across the globe. To accommodate this, almost 28,000 seagoing vessels and around 100,000 inland waterway vessels docked in Rotterdam. The …

Same-day delivery: every minute counts

Same-day delivery: every minute counts

Tiramizoo is one of the pioneers in same-day delivery of products in Germany. We interviewed Michael Löhr, founder and Managing Director, and Philipp Walz, co-founder and Head of Sales & Marketing, who explained what matters in this business. How do you know what exactly consumers are looking for in same-day delivery solutions? Michael Löhr: Well, of course we don't know all of our clients' …

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