The International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued new regulations to be applied from January 2020 for the reduction of marine pollution caused by shipping. By 2050, CO2 emissions are to be reduced by 50%.
DB Schenker is working with Incalpaca – one of Peru’s leading producers of clothing made from alpaca wool – in order to provide logistics solutions and offer a crucial link between tradition and the modern world.
Freight Forwarding is a complex business. Some of us take courses at university, others learn on the job. Most of us specialise in one area of the business without getting a full understanding of other areas. The same holds true for our customers.
DB SchenkerArts serves the entire range of your logistic requirements for art and artefacts from innovative packaging solutions to all aspects of the exhibition & exhibition needs.
DB Schenker have had the great honour of transporting some of Vicki Corser’ s beautiful art pieces to the Australian High Commission in Singapore which is the official representative of Australian Government in Singapore.
Vicki Corser is one of Australia’s best known contemporary impressionists artist. In Brisbane you can find her gallery called Fifty One (https://www.galleryfiftyone.com.au/ ).
One of the biggest challenges was packaging the over dimensional paintings which were painted specifically for the Australian High Commission in Singapore. This packaging was thought out specifically so that it arrives safely & without damage in Singapore. It was decided to use a piece of drainage pipe so the canvas could be rolled in the pipe and then packed inside a protective bag. This ensures that the canvas are well protected.
DB Schenker Team is glad to know that Vicki was very happy with our service and highly impressed by the team & their experience. “It was so lovely to see all my artworks proudly hanging up at The Australian High Commission in Singapore after DB Schenker safe delivery of my freight. The High Commission also commented on how easy it was to deal with DB Schenker “said Vicki Corser.
With DB Schenker, your sensitive logistics requirements are in the best hands - So you can focus your attention on what you do best.
DB Schenker - Automotive Aftermarket Logistics at its best
“People can have the Model T in any colour – so long as it’s black” said Henry Ford in 1922, since this time, the automotive industry has changed dramatically. Nowadays, the automotive industry has become one of the most complex, highly developed supply chains, where continuous, reliable flow of goods and perfect timing are critical to Aftermarket sales.
Customer satisfaction is key to success in the aftermarket. For more than 40 years now, DB Schenker has been working to develop a wide range of value added services that help customers enhance their business. By combining contract logistics and transport, we are offering all-in-one services, including comprehensive returns management for OEMs and repair shops. While running warehouses with more than 100,000 spare parts and over 10,000 picks a day. Here in Australia, we are mostly at the end of the supply chain. Our Global network of offices works with all suppliers and overseas Distribution Centres to build the bridge for our customers’ inventory in the most time effective and economical means, be that: Air Freight, Sea Freight or Skybridge (hybrid Air and Ocean). Our first class Freight services, coupled with Contract logistics and National transport in Australia complete the package for the global inventory management of Aftersales products. We have a significant customer base of some of the most respected names in the Auto industry who rely on our Automotive solutions. Please join us and watch the video we have prepared for you to showcase our capabilities and services DB Schenker - Automotive Aftermarket Logistics at its best
DB Schenker’s Batonbearers prepare to share the dream of the Gold Coast2018
DB Schenker is proud to announce that 6 of our employees were chosen to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!
The Queen’s Baton Relay continues to connect DB Schenker with the Gold Coast and the entire Commonwealth! The Baton engages with all Commonwealth nations and territories of Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania for 288 days before it arrives in Australia for a further 100 days. The Baton arrives into Brisbane on Christmas Eve and approximately 3,800 batonbearers will carry it through every state and territory in Australia. For one month during the school summer holidays, the Queen’s Baton will visit major events, iconic landmarks and children’s hospitals across the country. The traditional relay will resume in Canberra on 25 January 2018 and will be carried by great Australians through QBR celebration communities around the country. Schenker Australia is happy to support our employees who were chosen to represent DB Schenker and Australia!
Our lucky Batonbearers are:
Congratulations! You have successfully made it through the selection process and are now a Batonbearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Queen's Baton Relay! The Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017, at Buckingham Palace when Her Majesty placed her message inside of the Baton.
Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk, announced the GC2018 Batonbearers and said that the list of names, selected through a community nomination program, is a great reflection of Australia. “The lists of names have been compiled by judging panels in each state and territory, allowing local knowledge to play the greatest possible role in the selection process,” the Premier said.
“The batonbearers recognise the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life, from ambitious 10-year-olds to humble volunteers and well-known Australians from a variety of fields”. The Premier also revealed the uniform that batonbearers will get to wear with pride as they carry the Baton. “It will be a treasured keep-sake of their special role in GC2018,” she said.
It will be 60 years since a Baton first carried Her Majesty’s message to athletes of the Commonwealth at the Cardiff 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales. Watch the video here DB Schenker in preparation of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Meanwhile, with 153 days left until the beginning of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The DB Schenker team is very busy with the groundwork for the event. Our new 18,000 sqm warehouse is ready and has just received their first delivery of 3 containers, with many more to come! The DB Schenker team have done an exceptional job building and preparing the warehouse in such a short time frame!
In October 2017 DB Schenker Australia was invited to attend the last Chef de Mission seminar prior the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. Within 4 days DB Schenker Sports & Events Team together with Transport Team of GOLDOC, responded to questions on importing freight, arrival and departures of Sport teams, hand carry items’ import and transport around the event, to ensure the Commonwealth Games Teams will have a great experience arriving and departing the country.
DB Schenker is delighted to be an Official Logistics Provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and be able to “Share the Dream”. For more information about Gold Cost 2018 Commonwealth Games, please visit https://www.gc2018.com/
Once again, DB Schenker has been appointed official logistics provider for the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Exposition. DB Schenker Australia has been the exclusive on-site handling agent for the biennial event since its inception in 2000.
The Sydney-based event, held 3 – 5 October, re-wrote the record books in terms of industry participation, visiting delegations, conferences and total visitations. This year the number of participating exhibitor companies was 546 and total attendances of 16,765 over the 3 days of the event! DB Schenker Fairs & Exhibition team has been working hard on this Project since June 2017. Our Melbourne and Sydney teams on the ground managed approximately 18 Trucks of freight from our warehouse to the ICC in Sydney. Schenker handled 1,350 cbm of empty storage and coordinated goods for more than 50 international and 90 domestic exhibitors. Having only one day after the exhibition to move out all the freight, Schenker Fairs & Exhibition team mastered the challenge and was available around the clock at the exhibition site & trade fair stand for all our exhibitors and agents. DB Schenker is one of the largest Fair & Exhibition logistics provider worldwide with more than 1,000 employees in 49 Countries and more than 1 Million shipments per year. At the exhibition stand Schenker Australia had a chance to demonstrate our extensive capabilities and solutions for Marine Parts, Projects, Industrial and Defence industries. We were happy to meet our existing and potential customers at our marketing stand and discuss our new innovations and customised solutions.
DB Schenker, once again, was proud to be part of such a prestigious event which is one of the most important and leading showcase of the latest maritime and naval technologies. Schenker Australia has a long standing association with the founders of the Pacific Exhibition. The founders are also organisers for the Land Forces Exposition and the International Air Show - both of which Schenker Australia has also been the official logistics provider. These events play a significant role in bringing Australian business closer to its customers and suppliers around the world. With vast experience generated by years of involvement, DB Schenker has established a high level of expertise and competence in developing logistical capabilities for all industries. See you next time at the Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide, 4-6 of September 2018.
Schenker Australia reaps the benefits of vast roof spaces to achieve green
Since 2014 Schenker Australia has engaged with the commercial solar industry to complete a number of commercial- scale installations: a 51.75 kW project at a warehouse facility in Eagle Farm near Brisbane Airport (2014), other three 100 kW projects at Australian Head Office in Alexandria (2015), Eastern Creek (2016) in Sydney and High Wycombe Perth (2016). Currently, around 15% of all energy consumed by DB Schenker’s stations and warehouses worldwide is harnessed from renewable energy. In Australia (whole country not DB Schenker) only 8-10% of all energy consumed is classified as renewable which indicated Schenker is performing extremely well.
Schenker plans to increase this figure to 18% by 2020, in order to attain the emissions reduction target. Other emission reduction strategies include using fuel-efficient vehicles, employing smarter route planning and increasing the utilisation of rail in full container load freight. This is because rail transport can be up to 70% more efficient than a semitrailer for long distance trips. Electricity generation from solar power is also part of the emissions target reduction game plan.
“Solar energy is an extremely viable way to achieve lower consumption because of the vast and unobstructed roof spaces available to warehousing facilities. The business case is simple as there are very few variables involved. For us it means an investment with almost zero risk and very few internal resources required to set it up.” - Mr Koehler, CEO of Schenker Australia and New Zealand
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system can provide 12% to 20% of total energy supply in warehouses, depending on the facility location and whether it is cooled or contains testing labs for electronics vertical market. Schenker Australia are currently exploring new systems at Hoxton Park and Redbank sites as these two massive sites with a combined area of 85,000m2 are energy guzzlers. Schenker will look at first reducing the consumption through LED lighting and using solar to offset.
DB Schenker in preparation to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
With less than 190 days until Gold Cost Commonwealth Games, DB Schenker team is working 24/7 to get everything ready!
In June 2017, Schenker Australia was appointed by The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) as the Official Logistics Provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
Schenker Australia is proud to join the GC2018 family and provide a range of capabilities to assist with the delivery of a successful Commonwealth games, including:
Access to a comprehensive global freight forwarding network;
An integrated warehouse and distribution service for receiving assets from suppliers and delivery to venues;
A distribution solution for transfer of athlete baggage on arrival and departure;
A distribution solution for transfer of athlete equipment to venues;Supply of a warehouse management system for control of assets moving through the warehouse; and
A warehouse to consolidate and manage the disposal of assets post games.
It will be the fifth time Australia has staged the Commonwealth Games following Sydney (1938), Perth (1962), Brisbane (1982) and Melbourne (2006) – making Australia the nation that has hosted the most number of Games. Significantly, GC2018 will mark the first time a Commonwealth Games will be held in a regional Australian city. (Reference: https://www.gc2018.com/games)
With the games 187 days away, upgrade works have begun to the DB Schenker games central logistics warehouse in QLD.
The project is on track for the go live date in November when the 18,000 sqm warehouse will receive its first shipment for storage and redistribution of vital equipment for the games.
At peak Schenker will be running a team of approx. 130 staff and moving 15,000 pallets through the warehouse and distributed via 1,500 vehicles to over 20 venues.
The logistics centre will be supported by a freight forwarding team before, after and for the duration of the games. The hub will be established to include services such as:
Origin Consultancy and Services
International Transport via DB SCHENKERairfreight, DB SCHENKERocean and DB SCHENKERskybridge services
Meanwhile, DB Schenker team has been very busy in August & September and the clean-up of the warehouse is now complete. At the end of August, we received the first load for the Commonwealth Games! There was a test event for weightlifting and wrestling, which saw the Schenker Team move 54 pallet spaces to Carrara Stadium for the set up.
A special event for our suppliers
On Tuesday 19th of September, DB Schenker hosted the first brief to various supplies on the Commonwealth Games event. It was a great opportunity to share important information on the scope and high level requirements for the games. This will enable suppliers to start to plan resources and trainings required to make this event a success. The session was attended by various transport and labour providers. Above all else safety is our main priority and compliance of our suppliers is paramount. It was a great event and we look forward to hosting another session in the near future!
Sponsor Family Workshop
Being a part of GC2018 Family, DB Schenker had a chance to attend a Sponsor Family Workshop at Gold Cost last month. The purpose of the day was to get to know a number of updates from key Functional Areas and listen the speakers who shared information on GOLDOC’s plans in relation to Marketing and Communications, Transport, Security, Queen’s Baton Relay, Ceremonies and Festival 2018 as well as a number of other key deliverables for the GC2018 Sponsor Family such as venue tours, accreditation and sponsor showcasing. We also had an opportunity be introduced to Commonwealth Games Mascot Borobi (See more information here https://www.gc2018.com/borobi). It was also great to meet GC2018 Ambassador, Cameron McEvoy, who joined the stage as our special guest for the day.
DB Schenker is delighted to be an Official Logistics Provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) and be able to “Share the Dream”.
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will be the largest sporting event Australia will see this decade and the biggest sporting spectacular the Gold Coast has ever seen. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast will celebrate a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all. The city will shine on the world sporting stage and the promotional exposure for business, trade, investment, tourism and events will herald a new era in the region’s growth and maturity. The GC2018 brand embraces the three pillars of - The Place, The Event and The Sport.
On 4 April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast for an 11 day sporting and cultural event.
The event is unprecedented in Gold Coast city’s history, and is destined to define the future of the city. With the proud support of close to 15,000 passionate and friendly volunteers, a spectacle of 18 sports and 7 para-sports will be contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion.
The Commonwealth Games have been conducted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) since the first British Empire Games were held in Hamilton, Canada in 1930.
Since then, the Games have grown from an event featuring 11 countries and 400 athletes to a modern sporting spectacular that includes 70 nations and territories and over 6,600 athletes and team officials.
Important change has also been made in gender equity over the years, with GC2018 set to mark the first time in the history of a major multi-sport games that there will be an equal number of medal events for men and women. (For more information click here: https://www.gc2018.com/games)