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Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every exhibition logistics company (Part 2)

Anuga in Cologne is one of the most exciting events for DB Schenker's exhibition logisticians. It is precisely the diversity of the exhibitors and their shipments that presents the dispatchers and planners with major challenges. Part 2 of a report on the hard days of the exhibition setup. It is late morning in the offices of the DB Schenker exhibition logistician at the entrance to the trade fair. …

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

Current research at Fraunhofer

The truck as a solar power plant? Current research at Fraunhofer

The idea sounds great: solar cells on the tarpaulin of a truck producing the power for the electric drive of the vehicle. A perpetuum mobile for road use, without CO2 emissions and without increasing the price at the pump. - It would be nice. Solar cells on truck tarpaulins It is now certain: Solar cells on truck tarpaulins really work. "The electrical energy generated will be insufficient for the …

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

Anuga: The Masterpiece of every trade fair logistics company (Part 1)

When Anuga opens its doors, everything revolves around the latest trends in the food industry. From October 5th to 9th, 2019, more than 7,800 exhibitors at the world's leading food industry trade fair showed what consumers worldwide want to buy and eat. But it is not only the manufacturers, dealers, trend researchers and advertisers who are responsible for the success of the fair - the drivers, …

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

LCL – Freedom to gather in the sea freight container

Monday morning, grubby autumn weather, Hamburg harbor. A meeting room and a good coffee in the Rosshafen terminal. The view from one window collides with a wall of stacked containers, the other points into the distance. Together with DB Schenker, we are with Dettmer Container Packing (DCP). There is a box on the table and a question in the room: Can you ship this package, which is just big enough for a …

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

Inspire – Encourage – Act: The International Supply Chain Congress in Berlin

The logistics industry is facing enormous challenges. And the situation is being made all the more difficult by the current economic environment: Political disputes are slowing down trade – which is having a huge impact on logistics providers. The role of climate change in public discourse is leading to greater pressure to innovate – including in this sector. And last but not least, the digital …

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

Freight Village (GVZ) Augsburg: Powerful contract logistics at an economic hotspot

The region is an economic hotspot and the signs continue to point toward growth. Its logistical center is one of the most efficient freight transport centers in Germany. We are talking about GVZ Augsburg. Centrally located between Stuttgart and Munich, it acts as a heavily frequented hub for national and international freight traffic in the economic area of Augsburg/Bavarian Swabia. DB Schenker is …

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

The Future of Our Cities – Challenging Urbane Logistics (Part 3/3)

The desire for something new: The Mobility Transition needs behavioural change

It is difficult for most people to change embedded behaviour. The longer a routine is exercised, the less often it is challenged. One of the best examples is the daily route to work. But the urban mobility transition requires considerable personal behavioural changes of townspeople and commuters. These inconsistent imaginary worlds often bounce off each other. Thus the way to the urban traffic reversal …

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

“We shouldn’t humanize robots too much”

Professor Nicole Krämer heads the Department of Social Psychology, Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Together with her team, she has investigated how humans treat human-like robots. In view of the increasing automation in industry, this research is relevant for cross-sector areas such as logistics. Professor Krämer, what were the results of your research? We are …

Wifi transmitter: Energy from the air

Wifi transmitter: Energy from the air

Here, the word "data stream" takes on a whole new meaning: researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Technical University of Madrid and other institutions have developed a method to capture and transform Wi-Fi signals into useful power for electronic devices. The idea is obvious, because the ubiquitous electromagnetic waves transport not only information but also …

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