Axel Novak

A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

The fight against the corona virus is intensifying. More and more necessary medical equipment is arriving in Europe. The DB has brought millions of protective masks and other equipment to Germany and Italy with a recently established Eurasia railway bridge. The railway connection ensured that a first delivery arrived in Rostock seaport at the beginning of May: four containers with 7.4 million …

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

As there are only few passenger flights since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the worldwide capacity for air freight declined considerably. In order to be able to import large quantities of medical goods from Asia nonetheless, DB Schenker set up a daily “China Shuttle” between Shanghai and Munich: Three airplanes of cooperation partner Icelandair take material from China to Germany …

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

The coronavirus pandemic has a firm grip on the world. Reliable protective equipment is therefore essential for medical staff to care for and treat the sick. Porsche and DB Schenker have now supported the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony in bringing protective equipment from China to Germany. The background for the order consists of efforts by the state governments to …

2.8 Million Face Masks for Hesse

2.8 Million Face Masks for Hesse

Face masks protect people from contracting and spreading viruses. Face masks that protect the mouth and nose are used during operations, in the ICU and everywhere it is necessary to reduce the spread of germs and protect patients from infectious diseases. For this reason, medical and emergency personnel in particular need these masks. However, they are frequently in short supply. In addition to that, …

Value Added Services – the carpenters from DB Schenker

Value Added Services – the carpenters from DB Schenker

Logistics is much more than the transportation of goods from one place to another, storage and transhipment. Additional services such as further processing, finishing or packaging make logistical tasks even more exciting. With so-called value added services, logisticians are increasingly responding to customer needs. DB Schenker offers such special services in Stuttgart: two carpenters design …

Cooperation and technology: Lessons to be learned from CES 2020

Cooperation and technology: Lessons to be learned from CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas is one of the most important trade fairs for the large technology companies in the world. Around 4,500 companies from various industries presented their innovations and ideas in early January 2020. It's not just about technical progress. The fair has also become a platform for new developments in the economy. This affects logisticians in particular. …

Logistics 2020: Trends and challenges in the coming year

Logistics 2020: Trends and challenges in the coming year

The logistics sector in Germany is doing well - experts expect the sector to continue to grow in the coming year. The experts in the committee of logistics experts forecast growth of 2.2 percent. But in addition to such a concrete forecast, it is above all the assessments of which trends will drive the industry in the coming months that are important for companies. "Many companies want to be able to …

Logistics conference: three days of encouragement

Logistics conference: three days of encouragement

The International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin ended on October 25. There were 3,207 participants this year: they experienced diversified and communicative days under the motto "Inspire – Encourage - Act". The conference is now over - the challenges for the industry remain. The theme was well-chosen, as some current issues are dimming the mood: sectors such as the automotive and chemical …

Kirk, Spock and McCoy in the warehouse

Kirk, Spock and McCoy in the warehouse

In Leipzig, DB Schenker is using artificial intelligence for the first time to make logistics processes more flexible. The three colleagues traversing the storage facility are known as Kirk, Spock and McCoy after figures from the Star Trek series. The three vehicles – which are autonomous, driverless as well as quite independent in other ways – supply selected packing stations with pre-prepared folding …

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