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Talking about the right packaging!

Talking about the right packaging!

Sustainable transports have become inevitable. But when it comes to the packaging of products, logisticians and manufacturers should exchange more information with each other, says Winfried Batzke, managing director of the German packaging institute dvi. logistik aktuell: What will the packaging of the future look like? Winfried Batzke: On the one hand, new materials are certainly being used: there …

High-tech and high-speed in Singapore

High-tech and high-speed in Singapore

With its modern and efficient Red Lion warehouse and transshipment hub in Singapore, DB Schenker has ushered in a new era for logistics services. The hub in the Southeast Asian city-state is the most modern and efficient of its kind in the region. “The state-of-the-art hub is future-orientated, featuring the latest technology in warehouse automation, and will enable us to achieve high-speed …

Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances

Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances

The sky has become quieter in the last few months. No wonder, because the Corona pandemic has caused a great deal of confusion in the logistics industry. Because people were no longer allowed to travel by air in the first weeks of the pandemic, air freight has also been massively disrupted. Some of the goods that are transported back and forth by air between cities, countries and continents are carried …

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

With its area check, DB Schenker offers its customers the opportunity to access free spaces at one of their sites when supply chains are disrupted. Globally and in Germany many customers are happy to take up this offer. Especially topical is the storage of medical protection equipment like disinfectant or protective masks. It presents challenges for everyone in medical care. “The area check has become …

U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

Stefan Kümpel is not someone who is easily impressed. But the sight here in Frankfurt am Main deep below the earth’s surface takes even his breath away. “With many tons of concrete suspended above you on the ceiling, it certainly creates a queasy feeling,” says Kümpel. Over recent months, the project logistics expert from DB Schenker has repeatedly gone down into the tunnel to check admiringly on …

Restart or destruction? Logistics and  the pandemic

Restart or destruction? Logistics and the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic affects the logistics sector to a large extent. Besides protecting their own workers, logistic companies have to be very flexible. On the one hand, they are essential to supply the population as they make sure that hospitals and pharmacies receive medicines and medical devices. On the other hand, the economic downtime has resulted in disruptions in many supply chains. And, for …

Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Gas coolers, ICE railcars, airplanes or tunnel components - anyone who has something to transport that goes beyond all dimensions often turns to DB Schenker. In the past few decades, the employees of the special transport department in Hagen carried out many projects that seemed impossible at first. Since 1972, Hagen has been active in this segment: "We transport goods that can’t be transported on …

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Italy has suffered more than almost any other country from the coronavirus pandemic. Now DB Schenker is bringing 186 containers with medical protective equipment from China to northern Italy. The delivery is intended for hospitals in the particularly affected Lombardy region. It includes protective suits and goggles, and will be transported by train to Northern Italy in the coming weeks. On 21 …

High speed for the rapid test

High speed for the rapid test

Given the current corona pandemic, it is extremely important for scientists, doctors and politicians to know how widespread the COVID-19 virus is. Specially developed virus tests are an important element to find out. DB Schenker has now designed logistic solutions for the Korean manufacturer SD Biosensor to bring hundreds of thousands of test kits for the identification of antibodies by air freight to …

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