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No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

No Olympics, no World Cup – no problem

2017 is an in-between year for sports, with no Olympics, World Cup, or European Cup. But scores of other multi-sport events will see athletes from around the world competing against each other. The logisticians from DB SCHENKERsportsevents are present at several of the major events. Regional multi-sport events, international student games, and a get-together of the "old pros" The year of multi-sport …

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Collective efficiency: Mobility researchers can learn from ants

Ants have created a highly efficient system to ensure the securest possible supply lines for their nests: The insects use pheromones to mark large numbers of different paths to food. The chemical concentration is highest on the shortest route, thereby enabling the ants to access food and building materials in the shortest possible time. The product of millions of years of evolution, this strategy is …

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Spares logistics at its best – working for Vestas

Competition in the logistics market is intense and demand-driven. A logistics provider such as DB Schenker can only stay ahead of competitors if is willing to commit fully to service provision and is, at the same time, completely focused on quality. Spares logistics for Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a good example. Headquarted in the Danish town of Aarhus, it is the largest manufacturer of wind turbines …

Who is the next big thing? BVL showcases logistics newcomers

Who is the next big thing? BVL showcases logistics newcomers

In the logistics sector, digitalization has unleashed a lot of new energy, tapping into potential and generating ideas for business. At the 2017 transport logistic trade fair, Germany's federal logistics association BVL (Bundesvereinigung Logistik) provided young start-up companies in the logistics field with a showcase for demonstrating their digital business ideas. The selected newcomers presented …

Hong Kong: Home to the largest freight airport in the world

Mega-infrastructure – Part 1

Hong Kong: Home to the largest freight airport in the world

Hong Kong International Airport is the planet's biggest freight airport. The air freight hub of Chek Lap Kok on the island of the same name handles some 4.51 million tonnes of cargo every year, and this figure is set to rise. From a recreational area to the world's largest freight airport Passengers arriving in Hong Kong International are treated to a magnificent sight upon approach. The city's …

Same-day delivery: Ordered today, delivered today

A post by guest writer Tobias Lenhart

Same-day delivery: Ordered today, delivered today

Same-day delivery is a real buzzword right now at e-commerce and logistics firms alike. But what exactly does this current trend mean for service providers and infrastructure? Tobias Lenhart has some insights into the challenges for and impact on the players involved. Flexible forms of delivery for success in e-commerce Few modern trends rival the potential of e-commerce to change the way we live. …

Digital simulations and high-tech packaging: DB Schenker’s work for BMW in Leipzig

Digital simulations and high-tech packaging: DB Schenker’s work for BMW in Leipzig

June 7, 2017, was National Packaging Day in Germany, and DB Schenker used the opportunity to showcase its services in a very special way. In Leipzig, the country's leading logistics expert opened the doors to Europe's largest logistics center for supplying foreign plants (LZA Leipzig), operated on behalf of automaker BMW. Extensive expertise Led through the plant by DB Schenker employees, a group of …

transport logistic 2017: Three technologies dominated the event

transport logistic 2017: Three technologies dominated the event

transport logistic is the world's biggest logistics trade fair. This year, the Munich event welcomed 60,000 visitors from 120 countries. They came to find out about the latest products, services, and solutions in rail, road, nautical, and air transportation. logistik aktuell traveled to Bavaria to learn more about the issues that formed the main focus of the trade fair. Topic 1: Digitalization on …

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