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Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

Electro mobility in urban delivery traffic: DB Schenker takes over eCanter from Fuso

DB Schenker is becoming more and more electro-mobile. In March, the logistics service provider took over four brand new Fuso eCanter in Frankfurt am Main, in Stuttgart and in the French capital Paris. The electrically powered 7.5-tonner will now be used in the day-to-day business of the logistics company. In doing so, DB Schenker is reacting to the transforming mobility in Europe. The logistics …

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 …

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Logistics Orchestrator reduces costs in the global spare parts business

Global spare parts logistics is complex, non-transparent and often expensive. With a new online platform, DB Schenker wants to help customers in the industrial and aerospace sectors to eliminate these disadvantages. "Logistics Orchestrator" is the name of the system used by DB Schenker and customers to centrally manage all spare parts orders within a global sales network. According to the …

La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

La Paz completes the world's largest cable car network

La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

It does not always have to be autonomous taxis. When it comes to protecting mega-cities from traffic collapse, cable cars can transport people at high altitude in a very efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way. Moreover, cable cars are cheap compared to subway systems. In early March 2019, Line 10 of the cable car system in La Paz in Bolivia was taken into operation, thus …

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Ants are good logisticians. But the emphasis is on the plural "ants". Because their amazing achievements regarding orientation and route optimization are accomplish by the collective. It is called swarm intelligence. Translated into computer algorithms, swarm intelligence is a powerful tool for optimizing logistical processes. Swarm intelligence: With simple rules towards joint success An impressive …

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Online trade in pharmaceutical products is booming - in Germany, almost every second Internet user orders medication online. However, these products place high demands on logisticians. Because in the market it is all about fast and flexible solutions. Also, it is important to meet high safety requirements. That's why DB Schenker is particularly proud of a partnership: the logistics provider designed …

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The network Sailcargo, originally registered in Canada, is building a three-masted cargo sailing ship in the jungles of Costa Rica. That sounds as eccentric as Fitzcarraldo's plan to pull a ship through the jungle. And yet it is not a Werner Herzog movie, but a real Kickstarter project. A CO2-negative cargo ship is to emerge. For this project, tropical timber seems a better material than steel. Costa …

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

As a Chief Human Resources Officer, Christa Stienen is responsible for the Germany/Switzerland cluster at DB Schenker since October 1st 2018. She has more than 25 years of experience with international leadership in HR as well as in the various sectors such as trade, aviation and pharma. Christa Stienen has been active as honorary vice president of the Federal association for HR managers for many …

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

New vehicles are entering the German market: small electric vehicles such as the e-scooter, cruiser, or hoverboard. They are supposed to make short trips in the city more comfortable and quicker and thereby support the public transport system to make cities more livable in the future. In EU jargon they are referred to as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV). What they all have in common is that they …

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