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Crossing the desert by heavy truck

Crossing the desert by heavy truck

DB Schenker has transported over 200 components of a machine for mining iron ore to the “South Flank” mine. The first part of the transport was carried out by ship, then it continued on the road - on behalf of thyssenkrupp Mining Technologies. In the western Australian desert region of Pilbara, the world's largest rail-operated bucket wheel excavator is being built from the 90,000-ton cargo. The bucket …

3D printing: Logistics in the age of additive manufacturing

3D printing: Logistics in the age of additive manufacturing

Erik Wirsing, Vice President Global Innovation at Schenker AG, on additive manufacturing and the contribution of logistics. logistik aktuell: Mr. Wirsing, let’s start with a quote of yours. "The worst that can happen to a logistician is: Everything is already where it is needed." – In the age of additive manufacturing, how far is the logistics industry from this worst-case scenario? Erik Wirsing: I …

High-tech and high-speed in Singapore

High-tech and high-speed in Singapore

With its modern and efficient Red Lion warehouse and transshipment hub in Singapore, DB Schenker has ushered in a new era for logistics services. The hub in the Southeast Asian city-state is the most modern and efficient of its kind in the region. “The state-of-the-art hub is future-orientated, featuring the latest technology in warehouse automation, and will enable us to achieve high-speed …

TÜV confirms that the Container Terminal Altenwerder is climate-neutral

23,834 tons of CO₂ saved through renewable energies

TÜV confirms that the Container Terminal Altenwerder is climate-neutral

Designing a single-family house in a climate-neutral way is almost standard today. Entire companies are now also designed and operated with a CO2 balance. But there is only one climate-neutral container terminal in the world: the HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder. TÜV Nord recently confirmed this in its renewal of the relevant certificate. CTA: A consistent sustainability strategy until …

Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances

Border experience: Air freight in exceptional circumstances

The sky has become quieter in the last few months. No wonder, because the Corona pandemic has caused a great deal of confusion in the logistics industry. Because people were no longer allowed to travel by air in the first weeks of the pandemic, air freight has also been massively disrupted. Some of the goods that are transported back and forth by air between cities, countries and continents are carried …

Even a bit bigger: Container ships are growing and growing

Even a bit bigger: Container ships are growing and growing

The largest container ship in the world recently visited the port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage and was anchored there for three days. With a cargo capacity of 23,964 TEU (20-foot standard container), HMM Algeciras surpasses the previous record holder, MSC Gülsün, by more than 200 TEU. During her first visit to Hamburg, HMM Algeciras unloaded and loaded 8,500 containers. Around 15 percent of these …

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

Flexible at short notice: Area check in Germany

With its area check, DB Schenker offers its customers the opportunity to access free spaces at one of their sites when supply chains are disrupted. Globally and in Germany many customers are happy to take up this offer. Especially topical is the storage of medical protection equipment like disinfectant or protective masks. It presents challenges for everyone in medical care. “The area check has become …

A clear view and free hands: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves for efficient warehouse logistics

A clear view and free hands: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves for efficient warehouse logistics

Finally both hands free for picking. No more annoying back and forth between shelves and PC. Full attention on the goods. Warehouse logistics employees agree: Smart picking glasses and scanner gloves make daily work more convenient, faster and safer. They were able to gain this experience by taking part in successful pilot projects at two DB Schenker logistics locations. The Picavi smart glasses …

Battery transport: Coverage of the entire logistics spectrum

Battery transport: Coverage of the entire logistics spectrum

Freight planes do not use batteries for propulsion. But batteries use cargo planes for transportation. Or they take container ships, freight trains and trucks. The fact is: More and more batteries are being transported around the world using all possible means of transport. Energy storage is considered the driver of electromobility and is becoming increasingly important in road traffic. Experts …

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