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The “ghost port” of Qingdao is starting operations

The “ghost port” of Qingdao is starting operations

Last May marked the first time that a shipment was unloaded entirely by automated means in Qingdao. It meant that the Qingdao New Qianwan Automatic Container Terminal became the first Asian container terminal to operate by fully automated means. It is as if operations are controlled by an invisible hand. This is just the beginning though, as Qingdao is soon to be the largest port in the …

Two that fit together: DB Schenker is Fossil’s contract logistics partner

Two that fit together: DB Schenker is Fossil’s contract logistics partner

Fine material, elegant embossing, beautiful colors—the leather goods of the label Fossil are already something very special. And it is also something special to be responsible for the logistics of these high-quality products. Every movement—separating, picking, packing and sending—must be perfect. Because with such exquisite goods, it is very important that they arrive in the store with the utmost care …

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Secure data exchange – Schenker Deutschland is a member of the IDS user network

Data protection is one of the basic conditions for the success of Industrie 4.0. The implementation of protected areas is often a challenge, even within the scope of one's own internal IT. But the exchange of data between companies places even higher demands on the protection of communication and data management. Technologies such as secure VPN tunnels or sophisticated encryption techniques help to …

Franka Emika robot: with sensitivity to the high-bay warehouse

Franka Emika robot: with sensitivity to the high-bay warehouse

Man and machine have been working together for a long time. Now, the Munich-based company Franka Emika wants to make the use of such machines even easier with a newly developed robot: highly flexible, small robots ought to learn motion sequences themselves and be programmed easily via app. "We have developed an interactive learning robot that makes it possible to make robotic technology available to …

Trust is good, but monitoring is better: the Central Pallet Management system from Schenker Deutschland AG

Trust is good, but monitoring is better: the Central Pallet Management system from Schenker Deutschland AG

In logistics, everything rides on Euro pallets. The small and practical load carrier is just 60 years old. Its standard dimensions make it the ideal carrier for transporting freight around the world. A half a billion are estimated to be in circulation. Those who use pallets appreciate what they can do. And those who send thousands of them a day know their price. Nothing is more aggravating than …

“Trust at low cost”

“Trust at low cost”

Everybody is talking about Blockchain: The technology promises absolute transparency and security for companies. How and why logistics companies in particular can benefit from the Blockchain is explained by Aljosja Beije from the Rotterdam BlockLab and Tim de Knegt from the port of Rotterdam. Mr. de Knegt, why is the Blockchain technology so interesting for logistics? Tim de Knegt: Blockchain has the …

Drive4Schenker freight platform: Why carriers, drivers, and dispatchers all benefit

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Drive4Schenker freight platform: Why carriers, drivers, and dispatchers all benefit

Be it the tourist industry, taxi services, or even manual trades, digital platforms are revolutionizing entire business sectors. DB Schenker has similar plans for the direct freight business in the form of Drive4Schenker. Based on technology developed by DB Schenker's US partner uShip, this online platform offers carriers simple and fast access to partial and full loads. For the interview, …

Tamper-proof and transparent: bitcoin creates opportunities for logistics companies

Tamper-proof and transparent: bitcoin creates opportunities for logistics companies

Bitcoin is changing the world. According to media reports at the beginning of October 2017, Goldman Sachs is looking into trading the cryptocurrency. Right about the same time, a Berlin start-up hosted an initial coin offering – a means of investing using the cryptocurrency – the first in Germany. These two recent examples alone show that cryptocurrencies are gradually leaving their shadowy existence …

DB Schenker Europac at 50: good packaging is half the transport

DB Schenker Europac at 50: good packaging is half the transport

DB Schenker relies on the professionals at Europac for load carriers and special packaging. Its experts know their stuff and deliver the right solutions, from Euro pallets to customized packaging solutions. Europac, which is headquartered in Coburg, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It's the perfect time to reflect, but more importantly to look ahead.DB Schenker relies on the professionals …

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