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La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

La Paz completes the world's largest cable car network

La Paz – Cable cars preventing traffic gridlock

It does not always have to be autonomous taxis. When it comes to protecting mega-cities from traffic collapse, cable cars can transport people at high altitude in a very efficient, safe, reliable and environmentally friendly way. Moreover, cable cars are cheap compared to subway systems. In early March 2019, Line 10 of the cable car system in La Paz in Bolivia was taken into operation, thus …

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Optimizing logistics processes with swarm intelligence

Ants are good logisticians. But the emphasis is on the plural "ants". Because their amazing achievements regarding orientation and route optimization are accomplish by the collective. It is called swarm intelligence. Translated into computer algorithms, swarm intelligence is a powerful tool for optimizing logistical processes. Swarm intelligence: With simple rules towards joint success An impressive …

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Apohem: Logistics partnership with DB Schenker

Online trade in pharmaceutical products is booming - in Germany, almost every second Internet user orders medication online. However, these products place high demands on logisticians. Because in the market it is all about fast and flexible solutions. Also, it is important to meet high safety requirements. That's why DB Schenker is particularly proud of a partnership: the logistics provider designed …

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The ship from the jungle: CEIBA – the emission-free cargo sailing ship

The network Sailcargo, originally registered in Canada, is building a three-masted cargo sailing ship in the jungles of Costa Rica. That sounds as eccentric as Fitzcarraldo's plan to pull a ship through the jungle. And yet it is not a Werner Herzog movie, but a real Kickstarter project. A CO2-negative cargo ship is to emerge. For this project, tropical timber seems a better material than steel. Costa …

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

Digitization. Complexity. Diversity – In a conversation with Christa Stienen

As a Chief Human Resources Officer, Christa Stienen is responsible for the Germany/Switzerland cluster at DB Schenker since October 1st 2018. She has more than 25 years of experience with international leadership in HR as well as in the various sectors such as trade, aviation and pharma. Christa Stienen has been active as honorary vice president of the Federal association for HR managers for many …

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

Small electrical vehicles: Germany will soon be micromobile

New vehicles are entering the German market: small electric vehicles such as the e-scooter, cruiser, or hoverboard. They are supposed to make short trips in the city more comfortable and quicker and thereby support the public transport system to make cities more livable in the future. In EU jargon they are referred to as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEV). What they all have in common is that they …

Malt & more for Namibia

Logistics for Africa and the Middle East (part 3)

Malt & more for Namibia

In Namibia, tourism represents the second most important sector of the economy, just behind mining. Every year, around 1.6 million people visit the country in South-West Africa. Popular destinations are the sites of natural beauty, particularly the Etosha National Park in the north. Anyone looking forward to a refreshing beer in the evening after a sweaty tour through the wilderness won’t be …

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Beaming or teleportation? Here’s how logisticians benefit from quantum physics

Dream or nightmare for every logistician? At the push of a button, an object for transport disappears, zips through hidden dimensions and reappears in no time at another location. This is called “beaming”. A fantastic idea, in theory. But is that really possible? Can beaming ever replace the large international supply chains in industry and commerce? At least there is a short answer to the …

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

An industry undergoing digital transformation – DB Schenker at LogiMAT 2019

Even on the first day of this year's LogiMAT in Stuttgart, it was clear that this event was taking the pulse of the times and the logistics industry. Here at the trade fair, the major current topics were discussed in the lecture forums and at booths such as that of DB Schenker. And the reality check included: where is digitization still a dream, and where does it already define the day-to-day in …

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