Andreas Pietsch

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 …

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 …

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

Truck driver in action

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

The banner on the bridge railing is visible from a good distance. Just before the 80,000-lb machine passes below the bridge, the driver can read what’s written on it. The giant letters on a white bedsheet read “Thank you!” next to a stylized truck. A few seconds later, the bridge vanishes in the mirror. The driver is fully focused on the surrounding traffic. One trucker has another 30 highway miles to …

Well-fed with noodles: secure supply chains for food

Well-fed with noodles: secure supply chains for food

A lot of things are going differently these days and some are grinding to a halt. But you can still rely on DB Schenker's transport chains. "We are maintaining the flow of goods in Europe and around the world," says Christian Drenthen, member of the Land Transport Board at DB Schenker. "We’re handling this around the clock and at all times." Freight train with 400,000 pounds of spaghetti, penne and …

“There is tremendous potential in Africa – also for logistics”

“There is tremendous potential in Africa – also for logistics”

Thomas Ruelke from DB Schenker has set up his office in the Logistic City of Dubai near the new airport. The Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Middle East and Africa focuses on the entire continent. logistik aktuell: Mr. Ruelke, you have been working for DB Schenker in Africa for over three years. May we call you a specialist in Africa logistics? Thomas Ruelke: Only if we agree that there is no such …

The Boundaries Between Manufacturing and Logistics Blur

Leipzig Automotive Logistics Forum, Part 1

The Boundaries Between Manufacturing and Logistics Blur

When the automotive and logistics industries meet, it always concerns one thing: process, process, process. This year's Automobile Logistics Forum, organized by the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) and the Federal Logistics Association (BVL), was no exception. “Break Down The Boundaries” There once was a time when one could say, “over here are the automobile manufacturers, and over there …

2020: Changes on and alongside the transport routes

2020: Changes on and alongside the transport routes

In November 2019, the German government passed the amendment to the German Road Traffic Act. The following changes, among others, are expected in the course of the year: : No stopping/no parking Be careful if you want to make a quick drop. On the protective strip for bicycle traffic (indicated by a dotted line), there will soon be no stopping - just like for the second row. In future, fines for …

“The turning point in shipping”

Ocean freight reduces sulfur oxides

“The turning point in shipping”

The world's largest diesel engines are used on cargo ships. They are as tall as a four-story apartment building and wider than the world record for the women's long jump. This is at least 7.52 meters. The exhaust gases from these power packs with 100,000 and more horsepower are considered to be harmful to health and the environment, not least because of the sulfur oxides. That should improve. Only 0.5 …

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