Axel Novak

Cyber security for the logisticians: the attacks are increasing

Cyber security for the logisticians: the attacks are increasing

Businesses are being attacked more often and more professionally. Blackmail or industrial espionage also affect the logistics industry. Max-Alexander Borreck, principal and logistics expert at Oliver Wyman, knows what to do. Mr Borreck, last year major logistics companies were increasingly attacked electronically. What has happened to cyber security since then? Through these attacks, the topic of …

Research for the Future: This is the way the aerospace industry ensures worldwide mobility for tomorrow

Research for the Future: This is the way the aerospace industry ensures worldwide mobility for tomorrow

Space travel is all the rage. Germany is very much involved in scientific space research. Two billion Euros has been made available to the German Space Agency (DLR). But what does the economy and community get from it? How do space researchers help solve urgent problems on Earth? The DLR Chairman Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund outlines this in the interview. Professor Ehrenfreund, what is the purpose …

IAA, Innotrans and BVL: mobility of the future

IAA, Innotrans and BVL: mobility of the future

Urbanization, mobility, sustainability - these three megatrends need to be harmonized to ensure that goods and people can continue to be transported reliably and quickly in the coming years. Logistics experts, urban planners, politicians and vehicle manufacturers are currently discussing how this can be achieved. The motto for the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles will be "Driving tomorrow". Urban …

Electric water taxis – Swiss are testing the SeaBubble

Electric water taxis – Swiss are testing the SeaBubble

Mobility in the metropoles of tomorrow: This means using water routes intelligently and more consistently. In the form of the futuristic and emissions-free water tax SeaBubbles, the Swiss are trying out a new form of transport on Lake Geneva, one which doesn’t place any added strain upon either the environment or the city infrastructure. The test phase is due to last until the end of the …

“If you want to get on board in time, you have to prove reliability”

“If you want to get on board in time, you have to prove reliability”

Since June 2017, Claus Freydag is Head of Ocean Freight at Schenker Deutschland AG. In an interview, he explains how DB Schenker responds to digitization and capacity bottlenecks and how he helps customers with consulting. logistik aktuell: Mr Freydag, the disruptive potential of digitization has long since arrived in ocean freight. Startups, platforms and IT-based business models are confusing the …

Agile logistics: electric cargo bikes ensure sustainable transport at DB Schenker

Agile logistics: electric cargo bikes ensure sustainable transport at DB Schenker

Astonishingly agile and flexible, the small vehicle drives down the ramp in the export hall, turns off and disappears through the gate in urban traffic. It took less than two minutes for Friedrich Stachwitz to leave DB Schenker's office in Berlin with his electric cargo bike. His load consists of smaller cargo shipments for customers throughout the city. It's 8:30 am and the delivery service at the …

Autonomous “Weasel” – DB Schenker strengthens automatization in logistics

Autonomous “Weasel” – DB Schenker strengthens automatization in logistics

Logistics as if by magic: the vehicle slowly returns to the loading ramp and slides under the swap body. Then it effortlessly lifts the heavy cargo containers and drives off. The autonomous vehicle follows an invisible route and reaches its destination a few minutes later. After the swap body is safely resting on its four legs, the vehicle slips underneath and is headed for the next task. In the …

Driving in the platoon – this is how it works

Driving in the platoon – this is how it works

The future belongs to automated driving. Especially with general cargo transport and over long distances, platooning - the electronic coupling of trucks - is an excellent way to control transport more efficiently and save fuel. But how does platooning work? What is the human/machine relationship? What does automation do to the driver? The team from Logistik aktuell has experienced platooning …

DB Schenker is a pioneer with the electric truck

DB Schenker is a pioneer with the electric truck

Logistics in urban areas is one of the major challenges facing the transport industry. The issues of sustainability and climate protection play an increasingly important role in dense spaces. Driving bans which are threatened or have been passed in cities such as Hamburg, Stuttgart or Paris are urging logistics specialists toward climate-friendly solutions. Electrically powered vehicles could help …

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