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U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

U5 construction in Frankfurt: Heavy logistics in the heart of the city

Stefan Kümpel is not someone who is easily impressed. But the sight here in Frankfurt am Main deep below the earth’s surface takes even his breath away. “With many tons of concrete suspended above you on the ceiling, it certainly creates a queasy feeling,” says Kümpel. Over recent months, the project logistics expert from DB Schenker has repeatedly gone down into the tunnel to check admiringly on …

Volvic donated more than half a million beverages to food banks – TRANSA takes over transportation

Volvic donated more than half a million beverages to food banks – TRANSA takes over transportation

During the corona crisis in particular, Danone supported their longtime partner “Die Tafeln”, among various further measures. As Danone Waters’ transportation partner in Germany, TRANSA Spedition, which belongs to DB Schenker, supported the distribution of over 650 pallets of Volvic beverages to 18 food banks all over Germany. The project involved elaborate disposition tasks. However, all donated …

Euro pallets: from load to information carrier

Euro pallets: from load to information carrier

11 boards, 78 nails, 9 blocks, 25 kg. These are the specifications of an EPAL euro pallet. Length and width - 1200 x 800 millimeters which sounds like solid carpentry. However, according to the digitization experts from Fraunhofer IML and EPAL, the Euro pallet should in future be more than a robust substructure that can carry up to 4 tonnes around the world. A multi-stage development project will …

Restart or destruction? Logistics and  the pandemic

Restart or destruction? Logistics and the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic affects the logistics sector to a large extent. Besides protecting their own workers, logistic companies have to be very flexible. On the one hand, they are essential to supply the population as they make sure that hospitals and pharmacies receive medicines and medical devices. On the other hand, the economic downtime has resulted in disruptions in many supply chains. And, for …

Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Special transports: Solutions for unsolvable tasks

Gas coolers, ICE railcars, airplanes or tunnel components - anyone who has something to transport that goes beyond all dimensions often turns to DB Schenker. In the past few decades, the employees of the special transport department in Hagen carried out many projects that seemed impossible at first. Since 1972, Hagen has been active in this segment: "We transport goods that can’t be transported on …

Vitamin logistics – contract logistics for fruit juices

Vitamin logistics – contract logistics for fruit juices

Panic buying during coronavirus times? We all remember the run on noodles and toilet paper in the first weeks of the pandemic. With the strong support of its logistics partners, commerce has ensured supplies. Consumption of these products is now normalizing. There is another product group that has received less attention and has also been in high demand for weeks: fruits and vegetables. And that's in …

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Corona in Italy: More than 1,300 tons of protective equipment for Lombardy

Italy has suffered more than almost any other country from the coronavirus pandemic. Now DB Schenker is bringing 186 containers with medical protective equipment from China to northern Italy. The delivery is intended for hospitals in the particularly affected Lombardy region. It includes protective suits and goggles, and will be transported by train to Northern Italy in the coming weeks. On 21 …

High speed for the rapid test

High speed for the rapid test

Given the current corona pandemic, it is extremely important for scientists, doctors and politicians to know how widespread the COVID-19 virus is. Specially developed virus tests are an important element to find out. DB Schenker has now designed logistic solutions for the Korean manufacturer SD Biosensor to bring hundreds of thousands of test kits for the identification of antibodies by air freight to …

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 …

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