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Tag Archives: Ocean Freight

A piece of history: History icon

Famous section of the Berlin Wall arrives in Washington, D.C. care of DB Schenker Famous section of Berlin Wall visits NYC on way to 25th Anniversary Celebrations in Washington, D.C. DB Schenker provided the transport of an historic piece of the Berlin Wall as it arrived at JFK airport on October 31, 2014 at 7 a.m, […]

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Who dominates the Global Freight Forwarding Market 2014-2018: A select few that includes DB Schenker

Let’s first define freight forwarders. Freight forwarders are intermediary agents that organize the safe, economical and efficient storage and transportation of goods for industries from manufacturers to the final point of distribution. Their long-term contracts include shippers, airline carriers, and road and rail freight operators. In terms of delivery mode, the Global Freight Forwarding market […]

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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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Successful Stop-Start technology trials means smooth-sailing for implementation of DBS Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives.

DB Schenker Rail UK is to fit Auto Engine Stop-Start technology supplied by ZTR to 90+ of its Electro-Motive Diesel Class 66 locomotives by the end of 2015. Trials undertaken since February had found that the amount of time the engine was running was reduced by approximately one third with AESS, and CO2 emissions by […]

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The Case for Floating Drones

The maritime industry is joining the discussion introducing drones in their business model. What about developing unmanned cargo ships? The system would be similar to that of unmanned aircraft where a pilot operates the drone from a location thousands of miles away. With the floating drone, the captain operates the vessel from a command center […]

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From Oslo out into the world – Big in Japan

Whether in Tokyo or in Paris, fish from Norway is in high demand the world over – provided it is served fresh. DB Schenker has experts on hand whose job is to ensure precisely that and who can rely on a ­continuously ­growing network. The light is dimmed, the chefs wear wide headbands. A conveyor […]

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Tackling tomorrow’s challenges

Bringing the economic, social and environmental dimensions into harmony With its realigned strategy, DB is tackling tomorrow’s challenges and capitalizing on their potential. The objective of the DB2020 strategy is to create a lasting balance between economic, social and environmental interests. In this way, the company aims to safeguard its long-term commercial success and secure […]

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What’s happening in the world’s largest container port?

Shanghai – the world’s largest container port – handled 3.11m teu in August, the highest monthly volumes so far this year.* August’s throughput rose 5.4% compared to 2.95m teu recorded in the same month of 2013. Volumes also improved by 1.6% month-on-month.* This year, Shanghai’s port handled a total throughput of 23.44m teu, up 5.3% […]

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Air and Ocean Freight Carriers Warned of Ebola Virus Transmission by Shipping Groups

Three global shipping organizations have issued a joint advisory note aimed at guiding its members on the risks posed to merchant ships’ crew in countries affected by the ever growing and worrisome Ebola virus. This outbreak has claimed nearly 900 lives and centers on countries in western Africa, mainly Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, with […]

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CBP Issues Guidance on Potential West Coast Port Disruption

As the contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association came to an end on June 30, 2014, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published guidance to the trade community with detailed instructions on how to handle potential shipment and entry issues. The contract negotiations cover 29 U.S. west coast ports. […]

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