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The flight of the whale – is the airship making a comeback in the logistics industry?

The flight of the whale – is the airship making a comeback in the logistics industry?

When Sébastien Bougon looks up at the sky while going for a walk, he sees zeppelins floating above him. Monsieur Bougon doesn’t live in 1919, no. He lives in 2019. He is real, but the zeppelins aren’t yet. But if he has his way, his vision will soon become reality: With the LCA60T, the French company Flying Whales will pick up where CargoLifter left off. The heavy-lift airship concept is currently …

China’s logistics market is booming

Interview with Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany

China’s logistics market is booming

China has become an economic superpower in recent years. Dietmar Prümm, Head of Transport and Logistics at PricewaterhouseCooper Germany, explains how the logistics market in the Giant Kingdom has changed and what impact this has on logistics companies in Europe. logistik aktuell: Mr. Prümm, China is the world's second largest economy behind the United States and was the 2017 export vice world …

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

Your feedback matters: What topics do you want us to cover on logistik aktuell?

In collaboration with scientists, research institutes, and DB Schenker's logistics experts, the authors and editors of logistik aktuell continuously research and report on new and exciting topics from the world of logistics – brought to you on our blog. We consider it important to know how relevant our selection of topics and the way we present them are to our readers. Hence, we would like to invite …

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

What makes a Smart City? The digital city of Darmstadt.

'Smart City' is today’s buzzword and trend in urban development. How do Europeans see their cities of the future? What does a smart city in Europe have to do from a business perspective? How should the digitization of European cities go on? Juniper and YouGov interviewed 12,000 people in six European countries. First they asked what the participants understand and what they expect from a smart city. …

Decoration for Dubai

DB Schenker in Africa and Middle East (Part 2)

Decoration for Dubai

Qatar, Oman and a lot of oil and sand. This cliché of the Arabian Gulf and its neighbors is just as wrong as the Fata Morgana on a thirsty camel ride through the desert. Because the region has more to offer than caravans and conveyors. Much more. The world's trade in goods is flourishing and people are shopping more than ever. Customs Union like the EU An important role is played by the Gulf …

Heads, trends and logistics solutions. These were our top topics in 2018

Heads, trends and logistics solutions. These were our top topics in 2018

About 100 articles are published annually in our blog logistik aktuell: interviews with decision-makers and experts in logistics. Case studies from air and sea freight, land transport and contract logistics, reports on technical trends and sector-relevant studies illustrate the wide range of current logistical topics and questions. At the turn of the year, we wanted to know which topics the …

Santa Claus – Specialist for parcel delivery

Come, you sleighs! - The slightly different christmas story

Santa Claus – Specialist for parcel delivery

In 2008, some Swedish management consultants discovered that the ideal logistics location for Santa Claus is in Kyrgyzstan. They explained the reasons for this at the time to a few specialist editors at an impromptu press conference at a mulled wine stand. It was cold. It was so cold that nobody could use their stiff fingers to make readable notes. And the only recording device to hand was accidentally …

IESE Smart Cities 2018: Europe does not look too bad!

IESE Smart Cities 2018: Europe does not look too bad!

Smart cities offer their inhabitants a comprehensive ecosystem of digitized processes, services and knowledge. This includes smart traffic management as well as broad coverage through public Internet or a city administration, which makes many applications and administrative matters digitally accessible to its citizens. However, what constitutes a smart city is something that no one can …

When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

When automotive legends leave the ground – Automotive Division

Prototypes, design studies, classic cars, and legendary automobiles – this is the precious cargo managed by the DB Schenker Automotive Division at Stuttgart Airport’s Air Cargo Center. Irreplaceable treasures are often entrusted to Stuttgart automotive handpicked crews and development teams for worldwide transport. In such cases, everything has to be just right – from packaging to transport and …

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