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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 …

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

Heavy transport: with 100 tons through the bottleneck

"In my professional life, I often took the curve", jokes Karl Hammerschmidt of DB Schenker in Hagen. For the head of heavy and special transport this is more than just a casual saying, but part of his core competence. To make it around the bend! With a 150-ton colossus on the road, the topic takes a serious turn. Vehicles as long as half a football field and roughly 10 meters in width are not to be …

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

DB Schenker Rounds Off e-commerce Offer

Not any e-commerce will do. And there is much more to online commerce than setting up an online shop. The term e-commerce includes enterprises of all sizes, complexities, maturity, and with all kinds of different business models. From start-ups to digital trade platforms up to renowned manufacturers with omnichannel distribution. Equally diverse are the companies’ approaches for partially or …

Better air for port residents

Better air for port residents

Ships need energy also at the quay. In many ports, there are already environmentally friendly "charging stations". California is particularly far developed. European ports are changing, too. When approaching the ports of San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Los Angeles, for many years now, ships have been able to obtain energy from "charging stations" during berthing time. Clean green …

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Lean Logistics customer- and team-oriented – contract logistics honored at DB Schenker in Rodgau

Originally from the automotive industry, the principles of lean management have long been adopted by other industries and sectors. In recent years increasingly also known as “lean logistics”, with contract logistics companies leading the way. This is also the case at DB Schenker. At the end of 2016, the XSITE initiative introduced a leadership and organizational concept that, in the spirit of lean …

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 …

China’s logistics market is booming

Interview with Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany

China’s logistics market is booming

China has become an economic superpower in recent years. Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany, explains how the logistics market in the Giant Kingdom has changed and what impact this has on logistics companies in Europe. logistik aktuell: Mr. Prümm, China is the world's second largest economy behind the United States and was the 2017 export vice world …

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

In collaboration with scientists, research institutes, and DB Schenker's logistics experts, the authors and editors of logistik aktuell continuously research and report on new and exciting topics from the world of logistics – brought to you on our blog. We consider it important to know how relevant our selection of topics and the way we present them are to our readers. Hence, we would like to invite …

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

'Smart City' is today’s buzzword and trend in urban development. How do Europeans see their cities of the future? What does a smart city in Europe have to do from a business perspective? How should the digitization of European cities go on? Juniper and YouGov interviewed 12,000 people in six European countries. First they asked what the participants understand and what they expect from a smart city. …

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