Andreas Pietsch

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 …

Santa Claus – Specialist for parcel delivery

Come, you sleighs! - The slightly different christmas story

Santa Claus – Specialist for parcel delivery

In 2008, some Swedish management consultants discovered that the ideal logistics location for Santa Claus is in Kyrgyzstan. They explained the reasons for this at the time to a few specialist editors at an impromptu press conference at a mulled wine stand. It was cold. It was so cold that nobody could use their stiff fingers to make readable notes. And the only recording device to hand was accidentally …

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 …