Axel Novak

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 …

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, …

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