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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 …

Deutsche Bahn Foundation & DB Schenker: Helping where help is needed

Deutsche Bahn Foundation & DB Schenker: Helping where help is needed

Across the globe, millions of people are in dire suffering due to wars and catastrophes. The Deutsche Bahn Foundation (Deutsche Bahn Stiftung) is regularly involved in aid efforts to help people and focuses on covering specific needs. Thanks to the support of its logistic partner DB Schenker, the Foundation has been able to ship aid quickly and efficiently to humanitarian flashpoints around the world. …

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

Very heavy goods: Mega-transportation project for offshore wind power

DB Schenker transported Menck's 170 metric tonne industrial weight by train, truck, and barge – first to Saarland for processing and then to Rotterdam's port. In Rotterdam, it was transferred to a construction ship for the last leg by sea. The weight was built into a hydraulic hammer that rams the foundations of offshore wind turbines into the bed of the North Sea.

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 …

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