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Counterfeiting: logistics specialists create secure supply chains for drugs

Counterfeiting: logistics specialists create secure supply chains for drugs

Counterfeit medications are a life-threatening problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one million people die each year from drugs that do not contain the active ingredients they are supposed to. Up to 10% of medications do not come from the manufacturer indicated on the label. The problem is even worse in Africa, where four out of every five medications are counterfeit. "We know …

5G on the Elbe – Hamburg’s port fights for the future

5G on the Elbe – Hamburg’s port fights for the future

A double triumph for Hamburg: at around 9 pm on May 15, 2017, the MOL Triumph set sail from the Port of Hamburg on its maiden voyage. The flagship of Japanese shipping company MOL Mitsui O.S.K. Lines is not just the world's first container ship that can hold more than 20,000 TEU standard containers – it is also proof that the Hanseatic city-state is fit for the future when it comes to logistics. …

Formula 1 in Silverstone: A home race for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

It is coming home … to Silverstone

Formula 1 in Silverstone: A home race for Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

Only 7 days before the lights go out in Silverstone Valtteri Bottas was victorious in the Austrian Grand Prix following a perfect start. |The back-to-back race weekend marks a challenge for the DB Schenker logistics pros, but one they deliver on time. The race cars made it in time to Silverstone, the Motorhome is coming home: Brackley, 70 miles northwest of London, has been the home of the modern …

The race to develop autonomous driving: South Korea is planning the world’s largest test site K-City

The race to develop autonomous driving: South Korea is planning the world’s largest test site K-City

Autonomous vehicles are safe, sustainable and cost-effective – these are the arguments that technology and automotive companies worldwide are using in their development of vehicles and control systems. So who is leading the pack on the global market? Who is able to offer the first credible systems that will really make driving easier for everyone? The race to develop the first autonomous vehicles is …

Formula 1: Start of a 24-hour race

Half-time for DB Schenker

Formula 1: Start of a 24-hour race

Half-time – at least for DB Schenker. The racing calendar for the European Formula 1 season has Spielberg (Austria) as its third stop. The half-time review before the "24-hour dash" is positive. However, a major challenge awaits the logistics experts at the Austrian Grand Prix event in Spielberg. Back-to-back races mean that they only have 24 hours to transport the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas …

DB Schenker turns its logistics terminals green

DB Schenker turns its logistics terminals green

As pioneers in the field of green logistics, DB Schenker aims to set sectoral standards for the efficient and sustainable usage of resources. This also applies to the work done at logistics terminals. For this reason, DB Schenker is investing in green projects and initiatives that are designed to lead the way. Green logistics means more than just transport When they hear the term "green logistics," …

No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

2017 is an in-between year for sports, with no Olympics, World Cup, or European Cup. But scores of other multi-sport events will see athletes from around the world competing against each other. The logisticians from DB SCHENKERsportsevents are present at several of the major events. Regional multi-sport events, international student games, and a get-together of the "old pros" The year of multi-sport …

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Ants have created a highly efficient system to ensure the securest possible supply lines for their nests: The insects use pheromones to mark large numbers of different paths to food. The chemical concentration is highest on the shortest route, thereby enabling the ants to access food and building materials in the shortest possible time. The product of millions of years of evolution, this strategy is …

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Competition in the logistics market is intense and demand-driven. A logistics provider such as DB Schenker can only stay ahead of competitors if is willing to commit fully to service provision and is, at the same time, completely focused on quality. Spares logistics for Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a good example. Headquarted in the Danish town of Aarhus, it is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines …

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