Dr. Frieder Schwitzgebel

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

The region is an economic hotspot and the signs continue to point toward growth. Its logistical center is one of the most efficient freight transport centers in Germany. We are talking about GVZ Augsburg. Centrally located between Stuttgart and Munich, it acts as a heavily frequented hub for national and international freight traffic in the economic area of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia. DB Schenker is …

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Robots performing hard labor – research project for emptying sea containers

Emptying a sea container is real work. In one shift, a worker moves roughly 80 tons of cargo. And that at temperatures of up to 80 degrees Celsius. Yes, it can get that hot in the containers during summer! Obviously, it is difficult to find sufficient staff for this type of job, especially in times of labor shortage. The problem is relevant. 70% of all sea freight is transported in containers. The …

Logistics on behalf of cosmic matter

Logistics on behalf of cosmic matter

What do you need to research the physics of cosmic matter? First, you have to create conditions that otherwise prevail during star explosions. Temperatures of up to 800 billion degrees Celsius, for example. But how? By colliding particles in particle accelerators at almost the speed of light. At the point of impact, cosmic matter is being produced for a brief moment. And what do you need to build …

Set the course for urban logistics now! – four scenarios for 2030

The Future of Our Cities – Challenging Urbane Logistics (Part 1/3)

Set the course for urban logistics now! – four scenarios for 2030

77 percent of all Germans live in cities. Within the next 10 years, another 1.6 million inhabitants will be added. Thus, the proportion will rise to almost 80 percent. Still, all these people want to be mobile and need to be supplied with goods. Urban transport planning is one of the great social challenges of our time. Accordingly, the public debate is rather controversial. The focus is clearly on …

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

DB Schenker “Key Supplier” for Brose Again in 2019

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG is an international automotive supplier based in Coburg. With around 26,000 employees at 62 locations in 23 countries worldwide, the Brose Group develops and produces components and systems for vehicle doors, vehicle seats and car bodies. Every year, Brose honors a selection of its international suppliers and service providers as a "Key Supplier." In 2019, the …

Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

Follow the path of the customer. Automotive logistics at the Eching location

From Warehouse Eching in the north of Munich, DB Schenker supplies the production for the BMW Group in Munich. In almost 35 years, a trusting, finely tuned and efficient cooperation has developed. A stable partnership that is nevertheless characterized by high dynamics, continuous innovations and ever new steps in development. Dedicated or shared warehousing? What matters is customer benefit The DB …

Diversity and depth – evaluation of our 2019 reader survey

Diversity and depth – evaluation of our 2019 reader survey

We interviewed you, the readers of logistik aktuell, about your interests and reading habits. How do you like our blog? Which topics are particularly relevant to you? When and where do you read the articles in logistik aktuell? Today we present the results of this survey. At this point, thank you again for your participation. We will use the survey results to further optimize our content for …

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics paves the way – Review Supply Chain Day 2019

Logistics is relevant: In Germany alone, more than three million people are employed in this economic sector, and around 274 billion euros were transacted in 2018. Only the automotive industry and retailers can show stronger figures.And those two industries, in turn, wouldn't work without logistics. Logistics is diverse: As a professional field, it combines a wide range of technical and commercial …

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

Port of the future – the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA)

In Altenwerder, twenty years ago, colorful fishing boats lay comfortably at anchor in front of green dykes. Since 2002, the Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA) of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has been shipping millions of containers every year. The highly automated terminal is one of the most modern terminals in the world.And the development of the site continues: In the future, the CTA will …