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Tag Archives: Consumer Goods

Patna, India – the latest logistics hub for DB Schenker

With a starting capacity of 10,600 sq. ft., the SLC would be providing DB Schenker customers with logistics and warehousing solutions with last-mile delivery and value added services to the industries involved in home appliances, electronics, computer peripherals and hi- tech segments. The facility has scalability options to cater for future growth in the region […]

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Team Spirit – in tune with the holidays

In Scotland, William Grant & Sons produces the world’s most popular single malt whisky – DB SCHENKERbeverages is responsible for handling the logistics from Glasgow throughout the globe. A cold wind whips across the cornfields and up the hills. Strangers coming to Girvan in the winter, collar upturned, are usually on a quest for gold. […]

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Are consumers willing to pay a premium for food produced with high environmentally sustainable supply chains? Looks like a no.

Consumers are not willing to pay a premium for food produced with high socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains, a report by Sustainable Food Supply Chain Commission has found. Food companies promoting sustainable supply chains compete with other companies which “may not share those aspirations”, according to the report. Published by the Sustainable Food Supply […]

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Cutting-edge DB Schenker logistics distribution center for WMF due to open 2015

Distributing goods all over Europe from Bergkamen, Germany. Work has begun in Bergkamen to build a new DB Schenker logistics distribution center/finished goods warehouse for the WMF Group. The 40,000 square meter facility will form an integral part of the Dortmund office’s Shared Logistics Centre. A total of 80,000 square of logistics space is set […]

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Egypt starts the transformation process for becoming the logistics center for grain handling and storage in the region.

Egypt is positioning itself as being a central player in food logistics for their region. According to their Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb Damietta was identified as the first site where the logistics operations will begin. In a cabinet statement, Mehleb pointed out that the total area for the proposed project is 3.35m sq m, of which […]

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The art of staying in motion.

No one knows better than David Mulcahy how much faster the business has become in the last 25 years. Mulcahy is Operations Manager at ­Maxell Europe. His answer: exactly 1,716 times faster. In the late 1980s, the tape in a Maxell VHS cassette crawled along at a speed of 2.33 centimeters per second. Today, in […]

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Jingle Bells. . . what’s coming up on land logistics.

Projected increases in on-line sales may mean a 4-4.5% increase in sales this holiday, reports consulting firm Deloitte. “While online sales continue to climb, digital customer interactions through both virtual and physical store channels present greater sales opportunities than online or mobile commerce alone,” says Alison Paul, vice chairman of Deloitte. Now is the time […]

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DB Schenker launches Hamburg – Zhengzhou train

DB Schenker and the Port Authority of Zhengzhou launched the first freight train from Hamburg to the Chinese city on September 1. This complements a weekly service from Zhengzhou to Hamburg which was launched in August 2013. ‘We are proud that from today, Hamburg is not only a destination but also a starting point for […]

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New Automobile Expansion in the Works for DB Schenker

The DBS presence in China continues to expand as the company proceeds with a joint venture together with an unnamed Chinese partner to open a new logistics center targeted at the growing automobile industry. Early this month the group witnessed its first Eastbound rail freight service traveling to Zhengzhou. Now it has announced a 20 […]

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US GDP boosted 3-4%. Why? Digital trade.

Digital trade is responsible for an estimated 3.4 percent to 4.8 percent boost in U.S. GDP, according to a new report released Thursday by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The report, Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 2 , is the follow up to a report released by USITC in July 2013, […]

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