Andreas Pietsch

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 …

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 …

Climate protection becomes airborne

Climate protection becomes airborne

If you want to know what makes flight LH8406 so extraordinary, you don't have to look into the cargo hold filled by DB Schenker or into the cockpit - but into the refueling system at the airport. For the first time in the history of commercial aviation, a cargo airplane took off on 29 November that completely covered its fuel requirements with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Geographically it was …

XXL cargo bike: Euro pallets on the luggage rack

XXL cargo bike: Euro pallets on the luggage rack

What the drivers of the XXL cargo bikes do on behalf of DB Schenker, others do at the gym. The ergonomic seat provides a stable back support so that the trunk supports the work of the thighs. “It's like doing the leg press in the weight room,” flatters Christian Rusche. “Except that in this case an electric motor helps and everything takes place outdoors.” He and his employees clearly enjoy stepping on …

Drive4Schenker or: Who brings the truck load to Andalusia?

Drive4Schenker or: Who brings the truck load to Andalusia?

“Even in the Age of digitization, we need dispatchers with brains and organizational talent,” says Bernd Drossel, Head of Production at DB Schenker's Nuremberg office. “But this Age also provides our dispatchers with suitable tools leaving space for creative and self-determined work, planning and organization.” In logistics, this tool is called “Drive4Schenker”. How does the freight find its way to …

Crossing the desert by heavy truck

Crossing the desert by heavy truck

DB Schenker has transported over 200 components of a machine for mining iron ore to the “South Flank” mine. The first part of the transport was carried out by ship, then it continued on the road - on behalf of thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies. In the western Australian desert region of Pilbara, the world's largest rail-operated bucket wheel excavator is being built from the 90,000-ton cargo. The bucket …

3D printing: Logistics in the age of additive manufacturing

3D printing: Logistics in the age of additive manufacturing

Erik Wirsing, Vice President Global Innovation at Schenker AG, on additive manufacturing and the contribution of logistics. logistik aktuell: Mr. Wirsing, let’s start with a quote of yours. "The worst that can happen to a logistician is: Everything is already where it is needed." – In the age of additive manufacturing, how far is the logistics industry from this worst-case scenario? Erik Wirsing: I …

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 …

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 …

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