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Lithium Battery Transport Do’s and Don’ts

A preferred energy source for a wide selection of mobile phones, toys, laptops, and other consumer goods, lithium batteries can pose a safety risk when not properly prepared for air shipping. A laptop computer that runs on lithium ion batteries, for example, must follow HAZMAT guidelines when being shipped. According to the International Air Transport […]

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Centralization Does Not Limit Regional Expansion

Alternative language available. Q: What is Mexico’s role in DB Schenker’s global network and what are your expectations regarding the company’s development? EV: We are part of the Americas region, which includes all operations from Canada to Argentina and Chile. Across the entire region, Mexico is the third-strongest participant in terms of bottom-line results, after […]

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DB Schenker Activates New FTZs in Major U.S. Gateways

Shippers can gain efficiencies and save money by using Foreign Trade Zones in major metropolitan gateways nationwide. Last year, DB Schenker completed a full warehouse modernization to better serve existing and prospective luxury brand customers. Located near New York City’s high-end fashion district, the high-security facility provides a full range of logistics services, including garment-on- […]

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Top 35 Ocean Carriers: Still a puzzlement

This article by Patrick Burnson originally appeared in Logistics Management. The collapse of Hanjin in 2016 fueled speculation that new players might be emboldened to enter the “top tier” and begin competing for market share. With this, logistics mangers putting container shipping to work are facing the biggest shift in their carrier base in 20 […]

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Panama Canal Expansion – Boon to Business, speeding shipping for Gulf and Eastern U.S. Ports

Just over one year after the opening of the expanded third lane of the Panama Canal, officials at U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports say the expansion is contributing to surging container volumes. It’s a boon to business. It speeds shipping. And it significantly cuts shipping costs and CO2 emissions. The recent Panama Canal expansion has […]

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Exploring Opportunities in Modern-Day Breakbulk

Currently in growth mode worldwide, breakbulk cargo allows shippers to utilize a wide array of packaging methods to get their project-related cargo aboard oceangoing vessels. When you think about shipping goods overseas, the first vision to come to mind is probably a filled or partially-filled container that’s loaded on a ship and sent off to […]

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New Number One – The OOCL Hong Kong

When it comes to the world’s largest container ports, Hong Kong “merely” gets a mention as being in the top tier. Yet, the name “Hong Kong” currently holds the number one ranking as the world’s biggest container ship when measured by carrying capacity! At precisely 21,413 TEU, the “OOCL Hong Kong,” which was christened at […]

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How Technology is Redefining the Supply Chain Industry

The following is an interview by Steven Gundlach, Executive Vice President of Americas Contract Logistics/SCM for DB Schenker. This interview was originally posted by Logistics Tech Outlook Magazine. 1) How do you see the benefits of cloud computing for the Supply Chain industry and how have you embraced it? Cloud computing provides a quick launch for […]

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Flying at Maximum Capacity

Airfreight has been at “peak season” all year long – and that was before the new iPhone Historically, we’ve seen a “low season” in the cargo airfreight industry at least once a year, where carriers, logistics providers, and shippers who rely on this service can take a breather knowing that capacity will be available and rates […]

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What Exporters in Canada Need to Know About the Canadian-EU Trade Agreement

Helping Canadian Exporters Prep for CETA  In September, the new Canadian-EU trade agreement will go into effect. Is your company ready? In an era where future globalization and international trade is up in the air, at least one free trade agreement will soon come to fruition. The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), […]

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