Andreas Pietsch

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

"In my professional life, I often took the curve", jokes Karl Hammerschmidt of DB Schenker in Hagen. For the head of heavy and special transport this is more than just a casual saying, but part of his core competence. To make it around the bend! With a 150-ton colossus on the road, the topic takes a serious turn. Vehicles as long as half a football field and roughly 10 meters in width are not to be …

Decoration for Dubai

DB Schenker in Africa and Middle East (Part 2)

Decoration for Dubai

Qatar, Oman and a lot of oil and sand. This cliché of the Arabian Gulf and its neighbors is just as wrong as the Fata Morgana on a thirsty camel ride through the desert. Because the region has more to offer than caravans and conveyors. Much more. The world's trade in goods is flourishing and people are shopping more than ever. Customs Union like the EU An important role is played by the Gulf …

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 …

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Why DB Schenker disassembles new vehicles

Although it seems as if there was only a difference in gradation, the difference between Semi Knocked Down (SKD) and Completely Knocked Down (CKD) is more than that. In the first case, new vehicles are partially disassembled, in the other case, they are not even built. At least not in the country of dispatch. DB Schenker practices SKD in Düsseldorf and CKD a few kilometers down the Rhine in …

Block processing in everyday logistics

Block processing in everyday logistics

Again and again the same message: Block processing at the German-Austrian border, big traffic jams, annoyed truck drivers. In August, Tyrolean governor Günther Platter presented the plan for the first half of 2019. According to that plan, block processing will increase. Until June 30, a number of 17 are planned. For the whole year Platter expects "at least 30". This year, there will be a total of …

747 cargo aircraft at Rostock-Laage Airport for the first time

747 cargo aircraft at Rostock-Laage Airport for the first time

Thousands experience Rostock-Laage Airport as an interface between everyday life and holidays, between their place of residence and the port where the cruise ships moor. Logistics experts also know Rostock-Laage as a cargo airport, small but ambitious. And in this role, it has now opened another chapter; on October 4, 2018, a Boeing 747 cargo plane was handled for the first time. More precisely, a …

connect 4 land: Order land transport online as easily as pizza

connect 4 land: Order land transport online as easily as pizza

In our private lives we have long been buying computers, medicines and sushi online. Why shouldn’t we also be able to deploy land transport in our business lives using digital means? With DB Schenker this is already possible in Germany and Spain. And soon it will also be in France, Poland and six other countries. In 2019 customers across Europe will already be able to use the booking platform. Access …

Shampoo for the Sphinx – DB Schenker in East Africa

DB Schenker in Afrika and the Middle East (Part 1)

Shampoo for the Sphinx – DB Schenker in East Africa

"Global companies are working with global companies," says Thomas Ruelke, chief commercial officer, Schenker Middle East FZE. "For us as a logistics provider, this means showing a presence wherever the customers are." Ruelke is responsible for business development in the Middle East and Africa. Let's take a look at the northeast of this region. It starts at the top right on the map of Africa with …

DB SCHENKERmarineparts

DB SCHENKERmarineparts

When the global team of DB SCHENKERmarineparts is called, it is about supplying ships of all sizes: the luxury yacht of the millionaire, the ocean liner packed with thousands of containers as well as the top-class cruise ship. At first only spare parts, now "everything" Originally the product was customized to the needs of shipbuilders and operators and, therefore, specialized on spare parts …