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Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

DB Schenker is becoming more and more electro-mobile. In March, the logistics service provider took over four brand new Fuso eCanter in Frankfurt am Main, in Stuttgart and in the French capital Paris. The electrically powered 7.5-tonner will now be used in the day-to-day business of the logistics company. In doing so, DB Schenker is reacting to the transforming mobility in Europe. The logistics …

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Global spare parts logistics is complex, non-transparent and often expensive. With a new online platform, DB Schenker wants to help customers in the industrial and aerospace sectors to eliminate these disadvantages. "Logistics Orchestrator" is the name of the system used by DB Schenker and customers to centrally manage all spare parts orders within a global sales network. According to the …

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Online trade in pharmaceutical products is booming - in Germany, almost every second Internet user orders medication online. However, these products place high demands on logisticians. Because in the market it is all about fast and flexible solutions. Also, it is important to meet high safety requirements. That's why DB Schenker is particularly proud of a partnership: the logistics provider designed …

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

New vehicles are entering the German market: small electric vehicles such as the e-scooter, cruiser, or hoverboard. They are supposed to make short trips in the city more comfortable and quicker and thereby support the public transport system to make cities more livable in the future. In EU jargon they are referred to as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV). What they all have in common is that they …

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Dream or nightmare for every logistician? At the push of a button, an object for transport disappears, zips through hidden dimensions and reappears in no time at another location. This is called “beaming”. A fantastic idea, in theory. But is that really possible? Can beaming ever replace the large international supply chains in industry and commerce? At least there is a short answer to the …

China’s logistics market is booming

Interview with Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany

China’s logistics market is booming

China has become an economic superpower in recent years. Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany, explains how the logistics market in the Giant Kingdom has changed and what impact this has on logistics companies in Europe. logistik aktuell: Mr. Prümm, China is the world's second largest economy behind the United States and was the 2017 export vice world …

Who owns the driving data?

Who owns the driving data?

Autonomous and automated driving are on the rise. But who owns the generated data? Who gets to use it? Who can evaluate the data and develop new business models based on it? These questions are not only interesting to the individual drivers and car manufacturers, but also to the logistics industry. If they want to develop their business models, they need a lot of information – and, therefore, they need …

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

Autonomous electric trucks: DB Schenker and Einride start the T-Pod

A small step for logistics, a big step for humanity: that's how you could call the current development of the T-Pod. That's the name of the all-electric, autonomous truck, which has been in operation at DB Schenker. This was initiated by the logistics company DB Schenker and the manufacturer Einride at the beginning of November 2018 in Jönköping, Sweden. At the present DB Schenker facility, the T-pod …

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

Jobs of the future – discussions at the BVL conference

“Digitalization meets Reality”: That’s the slogan of this year’s BVL conference. And indeed, the companies attending are presenting a wealth of digital solutions and services. There can be no doubt: Germany’s logistics companies have long been in a state of digital upheaval. However, the question of how digitalization is influencing jobs in the industry (from dispatchers to drivers) is not really being …

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