The Department of Transportation still expects to publish a Safety Fitness Determination rule in June, according to the DOT’s latest rule-makings update, and it still expects to send a speed limiter mandate proposal to the White House next month. Here are the projected dates for all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s upcoming 2015 […]
The port of New York is one of the most important in the world for DB Schenker. It is currently being modernized in an effort to accommodate larger ships and more cargo. A day in the life of the Ocean Freight specialists at DB Schenker. Towering above the black hull like a rampart is a […]
Business in the Arctic – from mining to shipping. Even with melting ice and rising temperatures, few can make the numbers work enough to be worth it. Add to this tensions between the West and Russia – firms are staying clear. What kind of money are we talking about? Ice-breaking tankers that are able to […]
One thing is certain, when the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games begin next summer, Cody Caldwell will be ready.
Wheelchair rugby is making its debut at this year’s Games and Caldwell, a Peterborough, Ont., native and a member of Team Canada’s rugby team, is determined to grab gold on home turf. Caldwell broke his neck in a diving accident five years ago. Just one week into his rehab, he saw a documentary about wheelchair rugby […]
The American consumer is back, recharging the U.S. economic expansion. Households splurged on new cars, appliances, televisions and clothing as spending climbed 0.6 percent in November, beating the median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, according to figures from the Commerce Department issued today in Washington. “We have very solid momentum entering 2015,” said Michael […]
Green Logistics – DB Schenker aspires to lead the world in green logistics as they prove that CO2 emissions actually be reduced as transport increases.
Experts at the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) open the discussion of green logistics in New York on the future of sustainable logistics. NEW YORK– Global supply chains and distribution networks are a key performance factor for many companies as they attempt to coordinate activities in a way that meets customer requirements at […]
Good Environmental News Coming Out of the Port of Gothenburg: Environmental premiums act as incentives to reduce emissions
The Port of Gothenburg will rework its port charge with effect from January 1, 2015. The aim is to contribute to a better environment by rewarding vessels that demonstrate a high level of environmental performance and which use LNG as a marine fuel. The reward system is based on two environmental indexes: Environmental Ship Index […]
by Lisa Cain How do you move a 175,000 lbs (79,400 kg) industrial kiln and two of its 15,000 lbs (6,750 kg) combustion chambers from their custom manufacturer in Germany to their final destination in Akron, Ohio? You hire the right logistics team. A DB Schenker customer for over 20 years, Rockwell Automation, Inc. is […]
As the clock clicks closer to the holidays, strong volumes are expected despite congestion problems at Los Angeles County ports
Retailers are expecting a robust holiday season and don’t want to be caught short on inventory. So the volumes are not the issue. Stifel Nicolaus analyst David Ross observed in a research note that with holiday season approaching, concerns continue to mount over U.S. transportation network congestion “While the dockworker labor dispute [between the Pacific […]
The need for better transportation and delivery in the United States is increasing rapidly. The growing population, and increased interest in on line shopping has put a strain on current infrastructure. The average American requires movement of 57 tons of cargo per year. These needs will undoubtedly expand in the future, requiring radical infrastructure changes. […]