The Silicon Solution? How robots are reinventing the cargo warehouse

At first sight, the machines are not much to look at – hardly like classic robots at all. They’re colorful and sleek, but they look more like expensive suitcases lying on their sides than the most cutting-edge examples of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in the logistics field. But once these little rectangles start moving by the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 1, 2019

DB Schenker gains GDP cert at NRT

This week, Germany-based logistics company DB Schenker has received Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification at its Narita Airport (NRT) facility, near Tokyo, following the successful completion of an audit by SGS Japan, an international testing and certification company. The investment speaks to the growing pharmaceuticals market in Japan, which is the third largest in the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 20, 2019

Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

8 executive moves that will impact air cargo in 2019

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day… It’s a new CEO? Now that 2019 has arrived, Air Cargo World is looking back one more time to see which of the recent executive moves in 2018 will likely have the greatest impact on the transformation of airfreight logistics in the new year. While some of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 4, 2019

DB Schenker to automate warehouses with robotics

Logistics company DB Schenker is collaborating with IAM Robotics to implement artificial intelligence-based robots into its warehouses. The German company said the A.I.-based innovation will serve as a foundational platform as it aims to optimize its international network of warehouses with such technology advances over the next five to 10 years. Technology companies like Pennsylvania-based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 17, 2018

Into & Out of Africa: Links to China are rewriting the rules of African airfreight

Mere hours after being offloaded from an inbound flight originating at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport (CAN), a case of cell phones has already been processed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s (NBO) new express center. They now sit at the edge of an off-airport warehouse, waiting for pickup to continue their journey over land. In the […]
  • Molly Thompson
  • October 3, 2018

DB Schenker expands SE Asia presence in Malaysia

Germany-based logistics company DB Schenker has expanded its fifth Southeast-Asian logistics center in Malaysia’s Johor state, following the recent launch of two similar facilities in Shah Alam, Malaysia. The 224,000-square-foot facility, located in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Free Trade Zone, is now in operation, offering clients warehousing, temperature-controlled and ambient storage, distribution and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 31, 2018

Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Less than three hours after the chartered 747-8 freighter, named “The Spirit of Panalpina,” touched down at the U.K.’s Stansted Airport, the last load of frozen guacamole was in the hands of the customer in Braintree, Essex. The pale-green concoction of fresh mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and other spices was chilled to precisely -18°C, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2018

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

DB Schenker, Lufthansa half-way to 2020 emissions reduction target

A five-year strategic partnership between Lufthansa Cargo and logistics provider DB Schenker to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is well on track to meet its goal of reducing 20,000 tonnes of CO2 output by 2020, both companies said today. To date, Lufthansa and Schenker have already reduced their CO2 out put by more than 10,000 tonnes, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 18, 2016

Airfreight posts modest gains at DB Schenker

Today’s preliminary half-year 2016 numbers from Deutche Bahn AG, parent company of DB Schenker, put the German transportation company just ahead of it’s position last year, up 0.2 percent, year-over-year, increasing adjusted revenue by US$36.27 million to reach $22.01 billion for the first six months of the year. Air freight registered a 0.9 percent increase, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2016

DB Schenker hires uShip to improve freight brokerage

In an effort to capitalize more quickly on the rise of e-commerce, DB Schenker has purchased the exclusive European rights to uShip’s transportation management software (TMS), rather than creating its own system. The two companies signed a five-year deal that uShip’s chief marketing officer Dick Metzler explained as a way for “uShip to support their […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2016

DB Schenker Dubai logistics facility reaches full strength

DB Schenker’s new Dubai Logistics City facility has reached 100 percent utility after just two months of operations, and two years after breaking ground on the project. This is the company’s first fully owned facility in the Middle East, and represents the first of three phases of expansion that will ultimately reach 25,000 square meters […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 27, 2016
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