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Logistics with cargo drones

DB Schenker invests in Volocopter

Logistics with cargo drones

As a pioneer for urban air mobility, the Baden-based air taxi manufacturer Volocopter performed the first-ever manned vertical flight of a purely electric multicopter nine years ago. Since then, the company has continuously worked on the concept for electrically powered multicopters. The vision: the use of autonomous air taxis in megacities. What was once considered a science fiction concept is …

Charging Wanted: Infrastructure for E-cars

Charging Wanted: Infrastructure for E-cars

Electrically powered cars are quiet and are considered environmentally friendly. But the fear of not finding a plug holds buyers back. Is the charging infrastructure in Germany really that bad? We looked at the numbers - and got a surprise. Current is the future, and not just since "Dieselgate". Last year, according to a recent Deloitte study, 35 percent fewer peoplesaid they would want to buy a …

LogiMAT 2019 – “Intralogistics at first hand”

LogiMAT 2019 – “Intralogistics at first hand”

The Logimat has long since developed into an important international trade fair for intralogistics. The popularity with both exhibitors and visitors from all over the world is constantly growing. Next week it is time again: The 17th Logimat will open its doors. According to the motto "Intralogistics at first hand" visitors can learn about the market of the intralogistics industry from February 19 …

The flight of the whale – is the airship making a comeback in the logistics industry?

The flight of the whale – is the airship making a comeback in the logistics industry?

When Sébastien Bougon looks up at the sky while going for a walk, he sees zeppelins floating above him. Monsieur Bougon doesn’t live in 1919, no. He lives in 2019. He is real, but the zeppelins aren’t yet. But if he has his way, his vision will soon become reality: With the LCA60T, the French company Flying Whales will pick up where CargoLifter left off. The heavy-lift airship concept is currently …

Fighting freight theft – this is how logisticians protect their cargo

Fighting freight theft – this is how logisticians protect their cargo

Logisticians are a particularly attractive target for criminals of all kinds. They often move expensive assets and use a publicly accessible infrastructure. If they are attacked, it often causes high damage through theft or costly disruptions in the supply chain. Logistics service providers protect their freight with a whole range of measures. Damages amounting to 2.2 billion euros The numbers are …

“Survival is not a duty – but our mission”

“Survival is not a duty – but our mission”

Digitalization and globalization are two catchwords for the ever faster change of our world. Our industry, logistics, also underwent a profound change long ago. Today, more and more new players are entering the market. With new concepts and ideas, they are creating a "new" world that would have been considered a vision of a dreamer just a few years ago. Who would have thought until recently that Uber …

Intralogistics: Warehouse work is fun – if the framework conditions are right

Intralogistics: Warehouse work is fun – if the framework conditions are right

Warehouse workers like their work in principle - and even more when working conditions are right. This fact was now empirically confirmed by the project "MoLa - Increasing Motivation for Logistics Specialists and Auxiliary Staff in the Warehouse". The project ran for a period of two years. It was carried out in a team of researchers from the University of Augsburg, headed by Prof. Michael Krupp and the …

Automotive: It depends on the processes

Interview with Detlef Kurzbuch, Head of Logistics Development & Strategy at Schenker Deutschland AG

Automotive: It depends on the processes

For the world premiere of the new Sprinter, Daimler chose as a stage the newly built logistics center in the Ruhrort harbor. On this occasion, 250 journalists traveled to Duisburg to the new halls of DB Schenker. From duisport, DB Schenker will consolidate, package and ship parts and vehicle components for the worldwide production network of the Mercedes-Benz Vans business unit. Prior to the event, …

Auto Industry: E-mobility and the replacement parts business

Auto Industry: E-mobility and the replacement parts business

E-mobility will revolutionize the auto industry. Not only because new manufacturers with new ideas are entering the market. But also because traditional business models are disappearing – or at least severely contracting. For example, the replacement parts business. Thomas Mathives, director and member of the management board at Miebach Consulting explains how big of an influence e-mobility and …

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