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Meeting logistics challenges head-on, DBS is developing a transport and logistics solution that delivers real-time data while saving fuel.

Facing a host of logistic challenges: fierce competition, cost pressures, unstable energy costs, stringent emissions legislation and the requirement for accurately-measured carbon footprints. DB Schenker along with T-Systems and GAF AG are looking for solutions that deliver real-time data based on satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communication technologies. Cutting CO2 Emissions /Saving Fuel The […]

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Are unmanned drones in DBS future? – most likely.

Some 42 per cent of logistics operators believe they will use unmanned drones to ship cargo in the future and most believe it will be within 15 years, according to a survey. The research was carried out by the National Aeronautical Centre (NAC), which said rising fuel prices and predicted growth in international freight volumes […]

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China’s logistics industry faces a downturn

Smaller industry players on the mainland are being hindered by a shortage of funds and land and may have to merge in order to survive The false prosperity of the logistics industry created excessive capacity and threatened the national strategy to move up value chains by boosting the share of the services industry in GDP […]

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Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq = leader in logistics planning software

Dassault Systèmes , the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a leading provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and Operations Planning & Optimization software, for approximately €250 million. With 800 employees, Quintiq, whose offerings include production, logistics […]

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Go Big or Go Home in Austrailia – DB Going Big

DB Schenker has officially opened its largest Australian supply chain and warehouse facility at the Redbank Motorway Estate at Ipswich. The Redbank site, on the south-western outskirts of Brisbane, will handle more than 5,200 container movements a year transporting brown and white goods as well as consumer products to wholesale and retail locations across Australia. […]

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Global logistics sector poised to grow 3% annually

Adapting to the new market trends will be key. The global logistics industry, which reported 981 billion euro ($1301 billion) revenue in 2011, is expected to grow up to 3 per cent per year till 2020, according to Global Logistics Markets-Trend Analysis, report by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Barclays. The report said logistics companies […]

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DB Schenker Pioneers New Route

For the first time ever, the logistics experts at DB Schenker have combined transportation by rail, road and air across three continents to organize a delivery for an electronics manufacturer from China to South America. In total, 21 metric tons of cell phone electronics were transported by rail from Chongqing in central China to Duisburg, […]

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Proposed Reverse Logistics Rule to Offer Exemption From Some Regulations

A proposed reverse logistics rule would offer an exception from existing regulations for certain reverse logistics shipments by highway that will create “opportunities for reduced compliance costs among hazmat shippers and carriers, without any decrease in safety,” said by federal hazmat regulators. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration said its proposal, issued Aug. 11, aims […]

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CBP Eliminates Protests as Method to Claim Post-Entry Benefits for Certain Free Trade Agreements and Preferential Tariff Programs

On August 11, 2014 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a memorandum providing new guidance regarding acceptable mechanisms for submission of post-importation preference claims. CBP advises it has eliminated the use of protests as a mechanism to file post-entry claims for free trade agreement and preferential tariff program benefits to align its policy with […]

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APC President looks ahead to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

Americas Paralympic Committee President Jose Luis Campo predicts great things in Toronto as 1,600 athletes from 28 countries start their final preparations. “Two years ago I witnessed how successful the London 2012 Paralympic Games were in Great Britain. I really believe that the TO2015 Parapan American Games can have a similar impact in Canada in terms […]

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