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A systematic bustle in the hub Weiterlesen

A systematic bustle in the hub

Peak traffic at the Nuremberg hub of DB Schenker. A good 100 of the 139 loading gates around the huge hall are occupied. About 40 pallet-charged electric vehicles move with high speed. On a large part of the area …

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Autonomous “Weasel” – DB Schenker strengthens automatization in logistics

Autonomous “Weasel” – DB Schenker strengthens automatization in logistics

Logistics as if by magic: the vehicle slowly returns to the loading ramp and slides under the swap body. Then it effortlessly lifts the heavy cargo containers and drives off. The autonomous vehicle follows an invisible route and reaches its destination a few minutes later. After the swap body is safely resting on its four legs, the vehicle slips underneath and is headed for the next task. In the …

Driving in the platoon – this is how it works

Driving in the platoon – this is how it works

The future belongs to automated driving. Especially with general cargo transport and over long distances, platooning - the electronic coupling of trucks - is an excellent way to control transport more efficiently and save fuel. But how does platooning work? What is the human/machine relationship? What does automation do to the driver? The team from Logistik aktuell has experienced platooning …

Formula One ™ premiere: three countries in three weeks

A marathon for every team

Formula One ™ premiere: three countries in three weeks

For the first time ever, the Formula One (tm) racing calendar has three consecutive races in three different countries for three weekends in a row. This puts the logistics crew up against a challenge, but with their strong team spirit, says Denis Marinkovic, a project manager at DB Schenker, they'll have no problem getting the job done. "In the last few years, we have optimized the processes for …

DB Schenker is a pioneer with the electric truck

DB Schenker is a pioneer with the electric truck

Logistics in urban areas is one of the major challenges facing the transport industry. The issues of sustainability and climate protection play an increasingly important role in dense spaces. Driving bans which are threatened or have been passed in cities such as Hamburg, Stuttgart or Paris are urging logistics specialists toward climate-friendly solutions. Electrically powered vehicles could help …

New at DB Schenker: scheduled and guaranteed delivery time with “Premium 10”

New at DB Schenker: scheduled and guaranteed delivery time with “Premium 10”

DB SCHENKERsystem premium, the System Freight product from DB Schenker, now offers something completely new: a scheduled morning delivery throughout Europe. With the "Premium 10" variant, which was introduced on May 22, deliveries reach their destination even faster and more efficiently. With this new option of the System Freight offer, companies can be sure that their cargo reaches the destination by …

DB Schenker and MAN launch world’s first vehicle platoon – on the way towards autonomous driving

DB Schenker and MAN launch world’s first vehicle platoon – on the way towards autonomous driving

Autonomous driving is one of the trends of the mobility of the future. DB Schenker, the commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN and the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences have created a world first: On June 25th, 2018, they began the world’s first-ever full deployment of electronically coupled trucks. At 11:30 a.m. on the dot, the first platoon joined the A9 highway in Neufahrn near Munich, driven by …

Berlin City Hub: The revival of the cargo tram?

Berlin City Hub: The revival of the cargo tram?

Berlin is getting bigger and bigger as more and more people move to the city. For logisticians, this is a mixed blessing. The last mile—the way to the customer—is becoming increasingly difficult and costly to manage. Now trams could help sustainably supply inner-city customers by bypassing congested traffic. At least that is what the "City Hub Concept" of the Senate Department for the Environment, …

Exhibition logistics: traffic flow and resource usage optimized by a truck guidance system

Exhibition logistics: traffic flow and resource usage optimized by a truck guidance system

It ain’t over till it’s over — it’s particularly true for exhibition logistics. When the exhibition closes, the great challenge of wrapping up begins: on millions of square feet, thousands of exhibitors dismantle and pack up their booths, loading them on forklifts and then trucks. And very soon there will be new trucks pulling up outside the gates because there’s always another trade …

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