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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 …

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 …

“1+1=3″—SMEs benefit from the digital dividend—and will talk about it at the BVL Congress

“1+1=3″—SMEs benefit from the digital dividend—and will talk about it at the BVL Congress

Digital customer interfaces, improvements in processes and more efficient operations—these are the topics which companies around the world are continuously working on. For logistics companies—one of the most important industries in Germany—digitalization is the decisive lever for survival in the future. For this reason, the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL) has chosen the motto "Digital …

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 …

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