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Automotive: It depends on the processes

For the world premiere of the new Sprinter, Daimler chose as a stage the newly built logistics center in the Ruhrort harbor. On this occasion, 250 journalists traveled to Duisburg to the new halls of DB Schenker. …

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Brenner Base Tunnel: „Mountain Festival“ at the record tunnel construction project

Brenner Base Tunnel: „Mountain Festival“ at the record tunnel construction project

After completion of the construction work, the Brenner Base Tunnel will be the world's longest tunnel at 64 kilometers. After about 20 years of construction, it will connect Austria and Italy as a railway line. The 8.5-billion-euro project is expected to be completed in 2027. At the halfway point, it's time for a closer look at the high-performance axle that will connect Austria and Italy. What good …

Platooning in a practical test: DB Schenker receives pilot vehicles from MAN

Platooning in a practical test: DB Schenker receives pilot vehicles from MAN

Platooning is one of the trend themes of logistics. For the first time, DB Schenker, MAN Truck & Bus and the Hochschule Fresenius are putting the technology on the road in a practical test. DB Schenker received the test trucks from MAN at its headquarters in Munich in the middle of the week. Platooning as game-changer Ewald Kaiser, Chief Operating Officer, traveled from Essen to Munich just …

Teamwork: logistics coordination and Nordic combined

Road to PyeongChang: How logistics experts and athletes work together for the Olympics

Teamwork: logistics coordination and Nordic combined

The Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang have had a successful start. The German House, the meeting point of the German athletics team, was completed on schedule with the help of DB Schenker and inaugurated in style. Logistik aktuell met up with Johannes Rydzek – Germany’s Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – to find out about the crossovers between the disciplines of "logistics coordination" and …

FAL 2018: Focus on data transparency and blockchain

FAL 2018: Focus on data transparency and blockchain

During the Forum Automobillogistik 2018 on January 31st and February 1st, representatives of the transport and automotive industry debated about topics of digitization, automation, and risk management. The motto of the sixth edition of the event was “Chances by Means of Transparency – Seeing, Understanding, Taking Action”. The event held by the Verband der Automobilindustrie (Automotive Industry …

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

Autonomous ships: Norway creates sites for operating tests

The future of mobility is autonomous. In just a few years, self-driving vehicles - trucks, planes and ships - will be finding their own way around outside of major transportation hubs. From the US and Canada to the Netherlands and Scandinavia, companies all around the world are working on autonomous transportation with the support of their national governments. In the shipping business, Norway is …

Rebirth of the supersonic jet

Rebirth of the supersonic jet

24 October 2003 marked the end of the era of commercial supersonic flight, when a Concorde plane took off for its last scheduled journey. Afterwards, the aircraft and faster-than-sound travel were history. However, this might be about to change again: Several companies are working on a new generation of supersonic jet planes that hold out the prospect of unbelievably short journey times. Boom …

Study: 4 disruptive megatrends in transport logistics

Study: 4 disruptive megatrends in transport logistics

Many “4.0”-related technologies have the potential to transform transport logistics through disruption. These megatrends include technology-driven innovations, as well as technological further developments. The study “Is it all 4.0 or just hype?“ (German: “Alles 4.0 oder doch nur Hype?”) by RWTH Aachen looked at these key technologies. Here are the results. Megatrend 1: decentralized organization …

“Combination of planning and flexibility is crucial”

Road to PyeongChang: How logistics experts and athletes prepare for the Olympics

“Combination of planning and flexibility is crucial”

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang will begin on February 9, the highlight of the four-year Olympics cycle not only for the athletes of Team Germany. After years of preparation, DB Schenker, Official Logistics Partner of Team Germany, is also determined to deliver a perfect mega-event. Time for gold. Logistik aktuell spoke to Johannes Rydzek, Germany’s Sports Personality of the Year 2017, to …

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