Axel Novak

Fight against the pandemic: DB Schenker transports vaccine filling line

Fight against the pandemic: DB Schenker transports vaccine filling line

Success has many fathers and mothers, they say - and in this case that is particularly true: DB Schenker transported a complete vaccine filling line on behalf of the US healthcare company Nexus Pharmaceuticals. The time window was extremely tight. DB Schenker had to rely on the entire know-how of its own network in order to process the order at the required speed. “The complexity of this project was …

Digitization and training in logistics

Digitization and training in logistics

Digitization in logistics has long been not just about the right technology, but about the right employees. And that poses great challenges for many logisticians: The skilled labor market has been swept empty in some areas. Finding trainees is not easy either - even if logistics has seen an enormous boost in image over the past few months. Jobs in the logistics industry are often said to be jobs …

Frankfurt-Shanghai: DB Schenker flies CO2-neutral on a regular basis

Frankfurt-Shanghai: DB Schenker flies CO2-neutral on a regular basis

Is the dream of climate-friendly flying coming true? DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launched the first regular and CO2-neutral cargo flight connection in the history of aviation at the beginning of April. Flight LH8404, a Boeing 777F, took off from Frankfurt am Main at 09:14 on April 1, 2021. The plane's destination: Shanghai Pudong. The special feature: The flight is CO2-neutral. The aircraft's fuel …

Mojave Airport: parking lot of decommissioned aircraft

Mojave Airport: parking lot of decommissioned aircraft

If you want to take a look at global aviation, look out into the desert - namely into the US state of California. Mojave Airport is located there. The airfield, which has also been a take-off and landing site for space travel since 2004, is now one of the world's largest parking lots for aircraft. Hundreds of discarded and dismantled machines stand peacefully side by side - venerable antiquities as …

Bangkok Airport: Preparing for the Return of Tourists

Bangkok Airport: Preparing for the Return of Tourists

Thailand is one of the most desirable tourist destinations. In the United Nations World Tourism Barometer, Thailand is the second most popular destination in the Asia-Pacific region after China. In 2019, more than 106 million passengers entered through the airports of the capital Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang. Both operate well beyond their capacities. That is why there have long been plans to …

Beijing Daxing Airport: In the land of superlatives

Beijing Daxing Airport: In the land of superlatives

With the new construction of a third airport in Beijing, China is pursuing ambitious goals. Beijing Daxing Airport aims to curb the rapid growth in air traffic in the region around the capital. The new airport is to become one of the most important transshipment hubs in the gigantic empire with the IATA code PKX. Aviation in China is more than just moving people and cargo from one place to another by …

New year, family and the globalization

New year, family and the globalization

Efficiency and performance: These two features describe ideal supply chains for industry and commerce. They ensure that globalization works. Even more surprising that the entire world completely pauses for a few days at the beginning of the year. The reason for this is the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival: The factory buildings of the industrial world stand still for a few days. Employees in …

Atlanta – in the land of limited opportunity

Atlanta – in the land of limited opportunity

Once again, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia broke records: Despite the corona pandemic, which has hit no country as badly as the USA, more than 3.5 million people travelled through the world’s largest airport in December 2020. That was 60 percent less than in the previous year, but measured against the lower number of passengers in the entire Corona year, it was a …

Resilience, transparency, and sustainability will govern 2021

Resilience, transparency, and sustainability will govern 2021

The past year was one big challenge: lockdowns and global-scale isolation during the corona pandemic damaged economies and societies around the world. Times are rough for logistics providers. As the pandemic is far from being over, 2021 will see more challenges. And the effects on global economy and companies in various countries are only vaguely perceptible. But which trends govern the sector? What …

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