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Mobile Malaria Project

DB Schenker is currently supporting Jaguar Land Rover in the fight against the disease malaria, which kills about 400,000 people every year, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa.  DB Schenker transports a modified Land Rover Discovery, engineered especially for this project, from London to Walvis Bay, Namibia, inside an ocean freight container....

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IMO 2020: How This Impacts Panama

Shipowners, operators, and oil & gas companies in Panama and around the world prepare ahead and brace for the impact of the International Maritime Organization’s new sulfur content caps. Every year, global shipowners and operators take around 4.5 metric tonnes of bunkers through the increasingly-busy Panama Canal. With the International...

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Behind the Scenes at NASA

This past week, I was invited to attend NASA’s social media influencer event where they hosted 200 influencers to tour the Kennedy Space Center’s facility, meet with NASA’s senior leaders, and watch the SpaceX launch! My counterparts included a diverse group of engineers, educators, and lifestyle bloggers from all over...

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How to Prepare for Chinese New Year 2019

Don’t let poor planning and a lack of preparation negatively impact your supply chain this upcoming Chinese New Year. Start taking the steps today to ensure smooth sailing during this national holiday.    A time for family gatherings, fireworks, gift giving, and time off from work, Chinese New Year marks...

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Ocean Outlook: Key Trends to Watch in 2019

With IMO 2020 looming, shippers should be keeping a close eye on how carriers, shippers, and refiners are responding to the new 0.5% global sulphur cap. With the International Maritime Organization’s new 0.5% mass by mass (m/m) global sulphur cap on fuel content (down from a current 3.5%) on track...

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The Flavor of Mexico: Serving Sauza Tequila

From the agave plant to the finished bottled spirit: high-quality tequila is produced in a complex, multi-stage process. Shown in the double portrait are Servando Calderon Vazquez, Sauza Tequila’s Director of Operations (left) and Markus Riepe, Contract Logistics Director at DB Schenker Mexico The blue agave likes sandy soils and high...

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