Andreas Pietsch

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 …

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 …

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