The top stories of 2017 on the DB Schenker blog. If you only read five logistic stories from 2017 what the stories you have to read? Here they are:
1 – Investing millions in a digital future: DB Schenker acquires equity interest in global internet marketplace uShip.
DB Schenker invested millions to strengthen its strategic collaboration with the US-based online shipping marketplace uShip and pressed ahead with the digital transformation of its business model. Following a capital increase, the global logistics company is investing USD 25 million in the online platform for freight forwarding and transport services.
2 – Did You Know? Panama Canal Now Connects 140 Ocean Routes and 1,700 Global Ports.
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 reported that Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express, a 10,589 TEU Neopanamax containership, was specifically built to take advantage of the greater capacity offered by the expanded waterway. The new locks, which are 70 feet wider and 18 feet deeper than those in the original Canal, can accommodate Neopanamax vessels carrying up to 13,000 to 14,000 TEUS (20-foot equivalent units).
3 – Global Air Freight: On a Growth Trend in 2017.
If industry analysts and trade organizations are on target, 2017 could turn out to be a very good year for global air freight (and with days left, this prediction is all but true). Some of the most positive outlooks right are coming from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), whose latest report said that global air freight markets (measured in freight tonne kilometers [FTKs]), rose 6.8% in November 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.
4 – DB Schenker Relocates Americas Headquarters to Miami-Dade, Florida.
DB Schenker consolidated and relocated its headquarters for the Americas to Miami-Dade, Florida. The move centralize DB Schenker’s regional management functions in one central location.
5 – A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line.
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama — and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
The ships from Hamburg steam into Mobile Bay several times a month. Loaded upon them are the titanic parts of flying machines: tails, already painted; wings, already functional; the fuselage, in two segments, front and rear. The pieces are set on flatbed trucks and escorted by police cars to a decommissioned Air Force base, Brookley Field, about four miles from the harbor. There, between the runways, the European aerospace company Airbus has built a $600 million factory to assemble airplanes in the United States.
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