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Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Gas coolers, ICE railcars, airplanes or tunnel components - anyone who has something to transport that goes beyond all dimensions often turns to DB Schenker. In the past few decades, the employees of the special transport department in Hagen carried out many projects that seemed impossible at first. Since 1972, Hagen has been active in this segment: "We transport goods that can’t be transported on …

Vitamin logistics – contract logistics for fruit juices

Vitamin logistics – contract logistics for fruit juices

Panic buying during coronavirus times? We all remember the run on noodles and toilet paper in the first weeks of the pandemic. With the strong support of its logistics partners, commerce has ensured supplies. Consumption of these products is now normalizing. There is another product group that has received less attention and has also been in high demand for weeks: fruits and vegetables. And that's in …

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Italy has suffered more than almost any other country from the coronavirus pandemic. Now DB Schenker is bringing 186 containers with medical protective equipment from China to northern Italy. The delivery is intended for hospitals in the particularly affected Lombardy region. It includes protective suits and goggles, and will be transported by train to Northern Italy in the coming weeks. On 21 …

High speed for the rapid test

High speed for the rapid test

Given the current corona pandemic, it is extremely important for scientists, doctors and politicians to know how widespread the COVID-19 virus is. Specially developed virus tests are an important element to find out. DB Schenker has now designed logistic solutions for the Korean manufacturer SD Biosensor to bring hundreds of thousands of test kits for the identification of antibodies by air freight to …

A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

The fight against the corona virus is intensifying. More and more necessary medical equipment is arriving in Europe. The DB has brought millions of protective masks and other equipment to Germany and Italy with a recently established Eurasia railway bridge. The railway connection ensured that a first delivery arrived in Rostock seaport at the beginning of May: four containers with 7.4 million …

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

As there are only few passenger flights since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the worldwide capacity for air freight declined considerably. In order to be able to import large quantities of medical goods from Asia nonetheless, DB Schenker set up a daily “China Shuttle” between Shanghai and Munich: Three airplanes of cooperation partner Icelandair take material from China to Germany …

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

Truck driver in action

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

The banner on the bridge railing is visible from a good distance. Just before the 80,000-lb machine passes below the bridge, the driver can read what’s written on it. The giant letters on a white bedsheet read “Thank you!” next to a stylized truck. A few seconds later, the bridge vanishes in the mirror. The driver is fully focused on the surrounding traffic. One trucker has another 30 highway miles to …

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

The coronavirus pandemic has a firm grip on the world. Reliable protective equipment is therefore essential for medical staff to care for and treat the sick. Porsche and DB Schenker have now supported the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony in bringing protective equipment from China to Germany. The background for the order consists of efforts by the state governments to …

Quick help: DB Schenker brings disinfectant to pharmacies and clinics

Quick help: DB Schenker brings disinfectant to pharmacies and clinics

Lautergold, a traditional company from the Ore Mountains, is known for its fine spirits and liqueurs. However, in times of the coronavirus crisis, the specialist for hard liquor had a very special idea: if you can make schnapps, you can make disinfectants, too. In no time at all, Lautergold initially offered alcohol to pharmacies for the production of disinfection solutions and, in a second step, even …

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