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A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

A bridge between the continents: Medical supplies for Europe

The fight against the corona virus is intensifying. More and more necessary medical equipment is arriving in Europe. The DB has brought millions of protective masks and other equipment to Germany and Italy with a recently established Eurasia railway bridge. The railway connection ensured that a first delivery arrived in Rostock seaport at the beginning of May: four containers with 7.4 million …

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

China shuttle takes medical goods to Munich

As there are only few passenger flights since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the worldwide capacity for air freight declined considerably. In order to be able to import large quantities of medical goods from Asia nonetheless, DB Schenker set up a daily “China Shuttle” between Shanghai and Munich: Three airplanes of cooperation partner Icelandair take material from China to Germany …

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

Truck driver in action

A thank you for the multi-million-kilometer driver and his colleagues

The banner on the bridge railing is visible from a good distance. Just before the 80,000-lb machine passes below the bridge, the driver can read what’s written on it. The giant letters on a white bedsheet read “Thank you!” next to a stylized truck. A few seconds later, the bridge vanishes in the mirror. The driver is fully focused on the surrounding traffic. One trucker has another 30 highway miles to …

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

Porsche and DB Schenker: protective equipment for Germany

The coronavirus pandemic has a firm grip on the world. Reliable protective equipment is therefore essential for medical staff to care for and treat the sick. Porsche and DB Schenker have now supported the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony in bringing protective equipment from China to Germany. The background for the order consists of efforts by the state governments to …

Quick help: DB Schenker brings disinfectant to pharmacies and clinics

Quick help: DB Schenker brings disinfectant to pharmacies and clinics

Lautergold, a traditional company from the Ore Mountains, is known for its fine spirits and liqueurs. However, in times of the coronavirus crisis, the specialist for hard liquor had a very special idea: if you can make schnapps, you can make disinfectants, too. In no time at all, Lautergold initially offered alcohol to pharmacies for the production of disinfection solutions and, in a second step, even …

Well-fed with noodles: secure supply chains for food

Well-fed with noodles: secure supply chains for food

A lot of things are going differently these days and some are grinding to a halt. But you can still rely on DB Schenker's transport chains. "We are maintaining the flow of goods in Europe and around the world," says Christian Drenthen, member of the Land Transport Board at DB Schenker. "We’re handling this around the clock and at all times." Freight train with 400,000 pounds of spaghetti, penne and …

2.8 Million Face Masks for Hesse

2.8 Million Face Masks for Hesse

Face masks protect people from contracting and spreading viruses. Face masks that protect the mouth and nose are used during operations, in the ICU and everywhere it is necessary to reduce the spread of germs and protect patients from infectious diseases. For this reason, medical and emergency personnel in particular need these masks. However, they are frequently in short supply. In addition to that, …

Green logistics: Schenker Germany becomes partner of Ancotran‘s Anco Forest project

Green logistics: Schenker Germany becomes partner of Ancotran‘s Anco Forest project

No ocean freight without land transport. The pre- and onward carriage of containers to and from the large seaports in Germany and Holland make up a significant proportion of the volume of land transport that Schenker Germany processes in Germany and neighboring regions via truck transport. Ancotrans, one of the market leaders in container transport by truck, has been an important partner in this since …

Value Added Services – the carpenters from DB Schenker

Value Added Services – the carpenters from DB Schenker

Logistics is much more than the transportation of goods from one place to another, storage and transhipment. Additional services such as further processing, finishing or packaging make logistical tasks even more exciting. With so-called value added services, logisticians are increasingly responding to customer needs. DB Schenker offers such special services in Stuttgart: two carpenters design …

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