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The Port of Santos

Brazil has had its ups and downs in recent years. Now that the recession is finally over, what lies ahead for its busiest port? Additional language available. Brazil is big. The world’s 5th largest country by landmass is actually larger than the contiguous United States (the U.S. is the 4th largest thanks to Alaska). It’s […]

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Location, Location, Location

Additional language available. How Port Selection is Becoming Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain Strategy Building an efficient supply chain involves a bewildering number of factors. And now with today’s “mega ships” creating their own economies of scale — one that encourages larger shipments to fewer ports — the port(s) you choose to ship your goods […]

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DB Schenker Cruises into Cruise Line Logistics

DB Schenker is a global leader in logistics across multiple industries, and last year extending its wide reach into the cruise sector. This story originally appeared in World Cruise Industry Review after talks with Sergio Herrero, Dir. Cruise Line Logistics Schenker Inc., about the firm’s experience in managing the intricacies of a cruise ship supply chain and […]

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Did You Know? Panama Canal Now Connects 140 Ocean Routes and 1,700 Global Ports

On December 20th, the Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity vessel to ever navigate the waterway’s expanded locks, which opened for oceangoing traffic in 2016 after nearly a decade of planning and construction. Canal de Panamá reports that Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express, a 10,589 TEU Neopanamax containership, was specifically built to take advantage of the greater […]

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Leveraging Trans-Pacific Partnership Opportunities

In the works for about eight years now, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could come to fruition as early as this coming spring. With the World Trade Organization (WTO) projecting a 4 percent increase in world merchandise trade in 2016 (up from 3.3 percent last year and 2.8 percent in 2014), now is the time for […]

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Case Study: Dealing with Disasters

Levi Strauss & Co. was directly affected by Hurricane Katrina, the most destructive storm to strike the United States and the costliest storm in U.S. history, causing $108 billion in damage [unadjusted 2005 dollars] and 1,833 fatalities, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The company took full advantage of the plan and tools it […]

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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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Global Manufacturer Comes to DB Schenker for a Creative Solution

By Pablo Seefoo A DB Schenker customer for over 10 years, this global electronics manufacturing company with annual revenues of over $4B USD was faced with a problem. Early in 2014, rumours began circulating about possible longshoremen and trucker strikes in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. Delays in bringing in and […]

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