Axel Novak

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 …

Wine logistics is a question of trust

Wine logistics is a question of trust

The wine market in turmoil. The Corona pandemic made exporting wine difficult to achieve. Aeroplanes were grounded and sea freight containers were left unloaded. For a short time, even the wine trade between European neighbors came to a halt. Closed bars and restaurants meant that wine was consumed less in countries that depend on tourism. Finally, the buying behaviour of many consumers changed …

Holy Air Freight: Air Freight at Year’s End

Holy Air Freight: Air Freight at Year’s End

Air freight means speed – that’s the idea. And because these days things usually have to go faster and faster, air freight is experiencing rapid growth as well. But the idea of high speed applies only as long as the cargo is in the air. On the ground, however, other laws prevail that clever logisticians have to master. Especially in the most urgent time of the year, at the year’s end. "The speed at …

Road transport: Friedewald never rests

Road transport: Friedewald never rests

When the Christmas or New Year's spirit comes around in Germany, many people continue to work. They ensure that the country can pick up speed again in the new year and that we don't have to worry about the supply chains that supply us even during the holidays. At DB Schenker, for example, hundreds of employees are already on the job in advance so that the transport operations keep functioning at the …

Preparing for the end of the year: the storm before the calm

Preparing for the end of the year: the storm before the calm

When Germany stands still for Christmas or New Year, many people continue to work. They ensure that the country can pick up speed again in the New Year and that we don't have to worry about the supply chains that serve us even during the holidays. At DB Schenker, for example, hundreds of employees are already operating in advance to enable the calm at the turn of the year. For example, at the …

Istanbul Airport: Bridging Europe and Asia

Istanbul Airport: Bridging Europe and Asia

Partly European, partly Asian – Turkey is situated on both continents. It’s not surprising that the country sees itself as an ideal bridge for traffic and transports between Asia, Europe, and Africa. The new Istanbul Airport recently opened in the Turkish capital therefore fulfills an important role. It is planned to turn the region into a central hub for passengers and airfreight between the three …

Berlin Brandenburg Airport starts operations

Berlin Brandenburg Airport starts operations

Big cheers on a small scale: On October 31, 2020 at 2 p.m. the first aircraft touched down on the runway of the newly opened Berlin Brandenburg Airport. After 14 years of construction, the airport with the nickname "Willy Brandt" was put into operation. Reason enough to take a look at the latest mega-projects in the world with a series of articles: How do the declining passenger and airfreight numbers …

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