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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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We’re on the move

Effective October 17, 2014, DB Schenker will move its Canadian corporate head office to a new site from its previous location at 3210 Airway Drive in Mississauga to Airway Centre, 5935 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4V 1W5. DB Schenker will occupy floors 9, 10 and 11.  Telephone and Fax numbers remain unchanged. The move brings […]

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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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Good News for Global Air Cargo – Doubly Good.

Global air cargo traffic will double in the next 20 years, enjoying annual growth of 4.7 percent as international trade picks up after a long period of stagnation, predicted by US aerospace giant Boeing. The news was released in the biennial World Air Cargo Forecast at an industry expo in Seoul. Major airline operators were […]

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Is 3-D Printing Attacking Parts Sourcing? The Defense Industry Marches Closer to Using 3-D

3-D technology makes manufacturing more agile and wastes very little material. This makes it an attractive technology for defense and it is already being used aboard the USS Essex, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship. This on-board manufacturing tool is rapidly expanding in the Pentagon and defense industry. “The crew has printed everything from plastic […]

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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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The pulse of railways runs deep in Doncaster – a town that helped build Britain’s railway systems.

Doncaster’s past was built on railways, and now it’s part of the future of high speed rail in England, following the announcement it would become home to the planned HS2 Rail college, shared with Birmingham. Since the Doncaster Locomotive and Carriage Building Works, commonly known as ‘The Plant’ were established in 1853, Doncaster has been […]

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Start-Stop system cuts CO2 emission by 50 tonnes per locomotive. It’s a go!

DB Schenker Rail UK, the British railfreight subsidiary of German Rail (DB), has announced plans to equip 90 EMD class 66 diesel locomotives with stop-start technology following a successful trial in southwest England. In February DB Schenker equipped one of its class 66s with the Auto Engine Stop-Start (AESS) system from ZTR, United States, and […]

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