Andreas Pietsch

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 …

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 …