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Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances Weiterlesen

Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances

The sky has become quieter in the last few months. No wonder, because the Corona pandemic has caused a great deal of confusion in the logistics industry. Because people were no longer allowed to travel by air in the …

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Even a bit bigger: Container ships are growing and growing

Even a bit bigger: Container ships are growing and growing

The largest container ship in the world recently visited the port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage and was anchored there for three days. With a cargo capacity of 23,964 TEU (20-foot standard container), HMM Algeciras surpasses the previous record holder, MSC Gülsün, by more than 200 TEU. During her first visit to Hamburg, HMM Algeciras unloaded and loaded 8,500 containers. Around 15 percent of these …

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

With its area check, DB Schenker offers its customers the opportunity to access free spaces at one of their sites when supply chains are disrupted. Globally and in Germany many customers are happy to take up this offer. Especially topical is the storage of medical protection equipment like disinfectant or protective masks. It presents challenges for everyone in medical care. “The area check has become …

A clear view and free hands: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves for efficient warehouse logistics

A clear view and free hands: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves for efficient warehouse logistics

Finally both hands free for picking. No more annoying back and forth between shelves and PC. Full attention on the goods. Warehouse logistics employees agree: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves make daily work more convenient, faster and safer. They were able to gain this experience by taking part in successful pilot projects at two DB Schenker logistics locations. The Picavi smart glasses …

Battery transport: Coverage of the entire logistics spectrum

Battery transport: Coverage of the entire logistics spectrum

Freight planes do not use batteries for propulsion. But batteries use cargo planes for transportation. Or they take container ships, freight trains and trucks. The fact is: More and more batteries are being transported around the world using all possible means of transport. Energy storage is considered the driver of electromobility and is becoming increasingly important in road traffic. Experts …

U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

Stefan Kümpel is not someone who is easily impressed. But the sight here in Frankfurt am Main deep below the earth’s surface takes even his breath away. “With many tons of concrete suspended above you on the ceiling, it certainly creates a queasy feeling,” says Kümpel. Over recent months, the project logistics expert from DB Schenker has repeatedly gone down into the tunnel to check admiringly on …

Volvic donated more than half a million beverages to food banks – TRANSA takes over transportation

Volvic donated more than half a million beverages to food banks – TRANSA takes over transportation

During the corona crisis in particular, Danone supported their longtime partner “Die Tafeln”, among various further measures. As Danone Waters’ transportation partner in Germany, TRANSA Spedition, which belongs to DB Schenker, supported the distribution of over 650 pallets of Volvic beverages to 18 food banks all over Germany. The project involved elaborate disposition tasks. However, all donated …

Euro pallets: from load to information carrier

Euro pallets: from load to information carrier

11 boards, 78 nails, 9 blocks, 25 kg. These are the specifications of an EPAL euro pallet. Length and width - 1200 x 800 millimeters which sounds like solid carpentry. However, according to the digitization experts from Fraunhofer IML and EPAL, the Euro pallet should in future be more than a robust substructure that can carry up to 4 tonnes around the world. A multi-stage development project will …

Restart or destruction? Logistics and  the pandemic

Restart or destruction? Logistics and the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic affects the logistics sector to a large extent. Besides protecting their own workers, logistic companies have to be very flexible. On the one hand, they are essential to supply the population as they make sure that hospitals and pharmacies receive medicines and medical devices. On the other hand, the economic downtime has resulted in disruptions in many supply chains. And, for …

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