Andreas Pietsch

A systematic bustle in the hub

A systematic bustle in the hub

Peak traffic at the Nuremberg hub of DB Schenker. A good 100 of the 139 loading gates around the huge hall are occupied. About 40 pallet-charged electric vehicles move with high speed. On a large part of the area there are goods, in between are the traffic routes of the trucks. The inexperienced visitor feels as if standing on the plateau of a bumper car, scurrying forklifts and ants around him. "Full …

Australia Logistics: Not just kangaroos!

Australia Logistics: Not just kangaroos!

Logisticians know: one must not paint an image of Australia based only on kangaroos, Aborigines and vacation memories! Otherwise, the misjudgment may come back at you like a perfectly thrown boomerang. For the Europeans, Australia is certainly an interesting economic partner. Germany, for example, imports gold and other precious metals from the faraway continent. Also wine and a lot of meat. In turn, …

Logistics between France and Germany

Logistics between France and Germany

The Saarland may be the smallest state in the Federal Republic. But as an economic link between Germany and France it comes up big. The DB Schenker office in Saarbrücken, with a total of 750 employees, is the hub of quite a few transports. Distance from the border: 800 meters. Good runners do not even need two minutes for that. In addition, the Saarland office operates 8 other locations – these are …

Training at DB Schenker: “A little bit of action”

Training at DB Schenker: “A little bit of action”

DB Schenker used the Day of Logistics on April 19 to talk to young people and to present itself as a training organization. But what do the current trainees say about an apprenticeship at Germany's top logistics provider? And what comes to mind for a long-standing employee in retrospect? logistik aktuell spoke in Augsburg with Daniela Hauptmann and Cüneyt Algül. She is 20 and is currently completing …

Airplane “on ground” – pulse all the way up

Airplane “on ground” – pulse all the way up

For the owner of an airplane, "Aircraft on Ground" is something like a toothache, when getting up: you want it to be over as soon as possible. That's why all the alarm bells ring in the event of an AOG. The airline speaks of Aircraft on Ground when the aircraft cannot take off according to plan due to technical problems. For example, when a damage has to be repaired outside the usual maintenance …

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

Logistics at night: Prolonging day-length with artificial lighting

For the poet, evening and night embody something like the source of all romance. On the other hand, for the logistician, sunset induces the continuation of the day with artificial lighting. This moves the industry away from poetry - and moves it close to the needs of customers. One example is the Regional HUB South, the most important European hub in the land transport network of DB Schenker. There, …

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

Counting buttons to control quality in Asia

International retail chains import enormous quantities of clothing, electronics and other consumer goods to Europe by ocean freight. China, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are some of the most in-demand exporters. Depending on their port of origin, goods take four to six weeks to reach their destination. Consumers demand products free of defects, so the logistics involved in shipping them are worth …

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

Spares logistics in Switzerland: Saving the day if your skis are okay but your car’s camshaft isn’t

You're hurtling down a slope and the sun is shining. Both you and your equipment make it to the bottom without a scratch. But then disaster strikes: Your car breaks down on your way back to the hotel. Your skis might be fine, but your car's camshaft has broken. And you were planning to start out for home the next day. What are you going to do? Delivering goods with the fast overnight service "Looked …

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

DB Schenker transported Menck's 170 metric tonne industrial weight by train, truck, and barge – first to Saarland for processing and then to Rotterdam's port. In Rotterdam, it was transferred to a construction ship for the last leg by sea. The weight was built into a hydraulic hammer that rams the foundations of offshore wind turbines into the bed of the North Sea.

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