Andreas Pietsch

The goal is weatherproof transport chains

The goal is weatherproof transport chains

In the age of digitization, ways and means are emerging to better incorporate weather forecasts into the tour and route planning of truck system traffic. This is to prevent that heavy rain and snowfall or black ice affect the transport chain more than necessary. The Jade University of Applied Sciences Wilhelmshaven has turned this into a research project in which DB Schenker participates. It is headed …

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Logistics next to the gas pump: the gas station of the future

Will we soon be flying to the gas station to do our weekly shopping? A look at the Aral study "Gas Station of the Future" promises answers. It does not seem at all outlandish what researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) predict, together with Germany's leading supplier in the gas station market. Commercial vehicles double the distance traveled The study deals with the question of how …

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

Current research at Fraunhofer

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

The idea sounds great: solar cells on the tarpaulin of a truck producing the power for the electric drive of the vehicle. A perpetuum mobile for road use, without CO2 emissions and without increasing the price at the pump. - It would be nice. Solar cells on truck tarpaulins It is now certain: Solar cells on truck tarpaulins really work. "The electrical energy generated will be insufficient for the …

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

Monday morning, grubby autumn weather, Hamburg harbor. A meeting room and a good coffee in the Rosshafen terminal. The view from one window collides with a wall of stacked containers, the other points into the distance. Together with DB Schenker, we are with Dettmer Container Packing (DCP). There is a box on the table and a question in the room: Can you ship this package, which is just big enough for a …

By rail to China

By rail to China

In the 20th century, there were two means of transport for the exchange of goods between China and Europe: ship and plane. The first one is relatively cheap, but you have to calculate up to 6 weeks for the sea transport depending on origin and destination. Air freight takes only a few days, but costs more money. Now, there is a third way! The New Silk Road - "One belt - one road" In 2011, the port of …

Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Danes are about to start

Fehmarnbelt Tunnel: Danes are about to start

Crossing the Baltic Sea between Puttgarden in Germany and Rödby in Denmark has always been possible: by boat. But already in the 1960s, the call for a stable connection was loud: A fixed Fehmarnbelt crossing is supposed to help people, cars and trains to avoid the changeover to the ferry. Various models have since been considered. The question has always been: under or above? A tunnel through or bridge …

Relocation Management: “The first friend in a foreign land”

Relocation Management: “The first friend in a foreign land”

What’s the best way to arrive in Germany as a new employee from abroad? For relocation managers like Bettina Stamm-Müller, that's a crucial question. And she knows the perfect answer: "It's best to smile and say: 'Hello, I'm new here.'" She learnt this from an Indian who participated in one of her workshops. His experience: When you mumble this sentence in a somewhat understandable German, you …

Heavy transport of the sort “extra wide”

Heavy transport of the sort “extra wide”

131 tonnes on the highway! Normally, the maximum weight for a truck on German roads is 40 tons. In Combined Transport it may be 44. And suddenly, there are 131 tons on a DB Schenker truck travelling 800 kilometers through the Republic! Of course with regulatory approval. 131 tonnes: cargo plus vehicle. It's like stacking three trucks with the maximum allowed weight and splitting everything into 12 …

Nancy Polomsky and her 12-Tonner

Nancy Polomsky and her 12-Tonner

Professional truck driver. A job just for men? Nancy Polomsky demonstrates that in the environment of forklifts, pallets and rustic interjections, a woman can assert herself. She has succeeded at it for almost 2 decades. The mother of two already has 18 years in the saddle. For her, driving is a dream job. Portrait of a woman trucker on German TV The Institute of German Business has determined that …