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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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Jingle Bells. . . what’s coming up on land logistics.

Projected increases in on-line sales may mean a 4-4.5% increase in sales this holiday, reports consulting firm Deloitte. “While online sales continue to climb, digital customer interactions through both virtual and physical store channels present greater sales opportunities than online or mobile commerce alone,” says Alison Paul, vice chairman of Deloitte. Now is the time […]

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New logistics facility in Ahmedabad, expands DB Schenker’s (India) strong presence in India.

DB Schenker (India) currently has 37 office locations and 53 warehousing facilities across the country. They are now adding to this with a 55,000-square-foot logistics facility in Ahmedabad, India, to serve customers in the western region. The Schenker Logistics Center, located 370 kilometers (about 230 miles) from Mundra Port and major industrial locations, is designed to offer customers logistics […]

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The Kick Off Begins – 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum  

The 12th Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum officially kicks off today at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. Boston is the hub for a week-long conference attracting industry executives from around the globe. The Cold Chain Global Forum is designed to cover the industry’s most pressing topics, with an expanded focus […]

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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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Rail Service Just Got Easier in Turkey

DB Schenker Rail expanded its transport services to Turkey, a growth market, and now offers a new traffic connection between Cologne, Germany and Cerkezköy in Turkey. The train connection will start off with one round trip per week and is planned to increase to three per week by the end of the year if required. […]

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Trends in Global Freight Seems to Move Toward Near-Sourcing

A report from Global Freight Forwarding 2014 draws this conclusion. Manufacturers are focusing away from globalization and towards regionalizations resulting in freight forwarding strategy changes and new product solutions. For example, China is no longer the automatic location choice. New opportunities are opening up in Africa, the Middle East, South America. Emerging markets such as […]

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DB Schenker launches Hamburg – Zhengzhou train

DB Schenker and the Port Authority of Zhengzhou launched the first freight train from Hamburg to the Chinese city on September 1. This complements a weekly service from Zhengzhou to Hamburg which was launched in August 2013. ‘We are proud that from today, Hamburg is not only a destination but also a starting point for […]

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