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Olympic tradition meets tomorrow

Games of the future

Olympic tradition meets tomorrow

Last week, a five-year journey to Asia started for the Olympic movement when the flame was lit at the ancient site of Olympia. The next three Games will all take place in east Asia – Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020, and Beijing 2022. The hosts of these Games of the future are working flat out to use this global platform so that they can live up to their reputations as innovative trailblazers in the fields …

Urban challenge – urban logistics is the top issue for logistics companies

Urban challenge – urban logistics is the top issue for logistics companies

The continuing urbanization worldwide creates many problems. One of them is logistical: if millions of people live and work in metropolitan areas, they not only have to be supplied with everything they need for life, the supply chains of industry and commerce, too, have to function reliably down to the last corner of the city. Logisticians are looking for concepts to guarantee reliable goods …

Transportation drones have the potential to cut air freight costs in half

Transportation drones have the potential to cut air freight costs in half

US-based startup Nautilus has an ambitious plan: It want to cut air freight costs in half by means of a transportation drone the size of a passenger jet. Inexpensive, fast, unmanned – a transportation drone as big as a Boeing Creating a transportation drone that combines high speeds, low costs, and large payloads might sound like pure fantasy, but in an era of steadily growing international …

The world’s largest classification yard

Mega infrastructure part 3

The world’s largest classification yard

A massive infrastructure is needed to handle global flows of goods. After featuring the world's largest airport world's largest airport and port, both located in Asia, part three of our series turns to the United States, specifically the state of Nebraska. The world's largest classification yard is located halfway between Denver and Omaha. Its name is Bailey Yard. Freight hub between the East and …

Transporting wine – that’s how flexible logistics providers have to be

Transporting wine – that’s how flexible logistics providers have to be

Autumn is wine time: The harvest started, grapes are being pressed and filled into the fermentation tanks. Especially in South West Germany, wine festivals are being held to mark the beginning of the season, while private customers are busy inspecting their cellars. Sure enough, the end of the year is near. Specialist logisticians take care of replenishing the shops with bottles, which they reliably …

Transparent supply chains: “Openness in a protected setting is important”

Transparent supply chains: “Openness in a protected setting is important”

Following on from the piece about how companies sharing data benefit from this move, we asked Thomas Reppahn, Head of Logistics Product and Process Management at Schenker Deutschland AG, for his opinion on the importance of data transparency and data sovereignty. logistik aktuell: In your view, how important will data transparency be for the supply chain of the future? Thomas Reppahn: Openness in a …

Globalization or regionalization – service providers have to display flexibility

Globalization or regionalization – service providers have to display flexibility

Regionally produced tomatoes, wood pellets, or leather goods from long-established firms in the immediate hinterland: Local produce is experiencing a renaissance. Interestingly, this development is in no way confined to upmarket goods. Globalization once looked unstoppable. The story was all about larger quantities, longer journeys, and greater levels of internationalization as the components that …

System freight: that‘s how you take advantage of our new land transport services

System freight: that‘s how you take advantage of our new land transport services

With our new system freight products DB SCHENKERsystem and DB SCHENKERsystem premium, DB Schenker has further strengthened its European land transport network. By distributing goods that can be loaded as individual pieces, e.g. boxes, crates or pallets, our customers can immediately take advantage of guaranteed connections between the 430 land transport branches. As a result, lead times will be …

Supply chain: Sharing data brings more benefits

Supply chain: Sharing data brings more benefits

A supply chain is a highly complex thing. So complex, in fact, that the image of a chain isn't really suitable anymore. Large networks cooperate when organizing supply processes for international trade and industry. These networks are growing in size and becoming increasingly dynamic, so digital processes can help ensure that their mutual cooperation continues to function. Each individual service …

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