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COVID-19 Health Response Efforts?


Our Healthcare Response Efforts

Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and exceptional people. Both are in place at DB Schenker, where tackling unprecedented logistics challenges has become a daily routine. Since the Coronavirus outbreak emerged, DB Schenker has been transporting face masks, cleaning necessities, and critical medical supplies around the globe. #OurAnswerIsYES

Joining Hands for Healthcare in Africa

#OurAnswerIsYES Delivering reliably for the medical industry globally for decades, DB Schenker has developed a logistics solution for the healthcare industry – DB SCHENKERlife+ that manages the safe and secure shipment of biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, personal protective equipment (PPE), and blood plasma for shippers in biopharma, pharmaceuticals, animal health, medical technology, and consumer health & nutrition.
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Oxygen concentrators for India?

#OurAnswerIsYES At DB Schenker UK, we partnered with Virgin Atlantic and Qatar Airways in shipping 375 oxygen concentrator units to Delhi, free of cost. Shipments arrived in the Heathrow warehouse where we arranged free transportation of goods to the airlines and processed shipments to be delivered within days to the Red Cross India. As the COVID-19 situation in India reaches critical levels, we are prioritizing the shipment of packages with urgency as they arrive. The units, which were generously donated by community organisations, will aid the struggle to fight the recent COVID-19 surge.
Airplane is loaded with cargo

Fast-track commissioning of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility?

#OurAnswerIsYES Up to 30 million vaccine doses per month could be produced by the new filling line we have transported for our customer Nexus Pharmaceutics. 82 tons of equipment have travelled via airplane from Germany to USA with the largest box having a length of 8.5 meters and a weight of 8.3 tons. The production line is planned to be used for vaccines against the pandemic, which are aimed to be distributed internationally.
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Covid-19 test for public DB Schenker

DB Schenker helps public get tested for COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia

The government needed a sizeable number of high-accuracy COVID-19 test kits to identify the infection spread – this is where DB Schenker got involved.
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Covid-19 test kits

Can you support the smooth delivery of COVID-19 test kits from Korea to Norway?

#OurAnswerIsYES Following K-Pop and K-Beauty, Korea’s prevention of epidemic (“K-Quarantine”) is also drawing worldwide attention amidst COVID-19. This resulted in the increasing demand for Korea’s COVID-19 test kits in other parts of the world. Read on to find out how our team shipped 450,000 test kits from Korea to Norway.
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DB Schenker special logistics team

Can you quickly convert exhibition halls into a hospital?

#OurAnswerIsYES In just 6 days, the DB Schenker special logistics team moved medical equipment and supplies to convert the six exhibition halls into a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients at the Hannover Messe (Exhibition and Convention Center), in Hannover, Germany. The makeshift hospital covers a total area of 100 000 square meters and is fitted with 460 beds. Additional halls are turned into emergency admissions space, bathrooms, and catering facilities for up to 1000 employees. In critical times, we are here to support. Contact our special logistics team at customerservices.fairs@dbschenker.com.
DB Schenker COVID-19 Response

Flights are being cancelled. Can you transport Coronavirus test kits?

#OurAnswerIsYES DB Schenker recently transported Coronavirus test kits on behalf of Korean pharmaceutical manufacturer SD Biosensor. The kits were transported by air freight to countries where the number of people infected with COVID-19 is particularly high, in order to quickly determine whether a person is infected or not. Despite the many flight cancellations, our Korean team was able to support SD Biosensor by shipping diagnostic kits to various destinations worldwide at short notice.
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Lautergold partnering with DB Schenker to deliver disinfectants

We Turn Schnapps into Hand Sanitizers. Can You Ship?

#OurAnswerIsYES Lautergold partners with DB Schenker to bring disinfectants to pharmacies and clinics in Germany.
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Is there a fast way to get PPE from China to Europe?

#OurAnswerIsYES Together with our partner Icelandair, we provide a daily connection from China to Europe and the USA — a minimum of 45 flights from Shanghai, China, to Munich, Germany, and Chicago, USA. With 12 rotations per week, we are transporting urgently needed medical equipment and supplies to their destination in just five to seven days.
Contract Logistics team in Philippino DB Schenker warehouse

Can you put a warehouse into operation during Coronavirus at short notice?

#OurAnswerIsYES Our Contract Logistics team in the Philippines successfully started operations for a healthcare manufacturer – migrating 7,000 pallets of medical supplies and equipment to a new DB Schenker warehouse. The inventory was transferred just in time as the government announced an extended quarantine shortly afterwards. If the transfer had been delayed by just a few days, this operation would not have been possible.
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DB Schenker, Porsche and Lufthansa together for delivery of medical supplies

We need high-speed delivery of medical supplies. Can you deliver?

#OurAnswerIsYES DB Schenker, Porsche, and Lufthansa work with German state governments to deliver 50 planeloads of protective gear to hospitals, first responders, and medical facilities. When Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony needed help managing the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, they turned to the business community for help.
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DB Schenker distributing Anti-COVID priority shipments

Can Shippers and Logistics Providers Join Forces to Fight Coronavirus?

#OurAnswerIsYES DB Schenker distributes Anti-COVID priority shipments of disinfectants, offering free delivery directly to healthcare facilities, doctors, dentists, retirement homes and social services.
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Burberry medical masks air freighted by DB Schenker

Can a designer brand equip COVID-19 patients?

#OurAnswerIsYES Burberry donated 100,000 masks to the NHS and are air freighted by DB Schenker to the UK. As a response to the current market situation, experts at DB Schenker help ensure that critical shipments are given the priority needed. Also – Burberry is repurposing resources to fight against the Coronavirus by having recalibrated its trench coat factory in Yorkshire to make non-surgical gowns and masks for patients.
Delivery Covid-19 masks partnership Lufthansa Cargo

Can safety masks fly business class?

#OurAnswerIsYES COVID-19 Response: In partnership with Lufthansa Cargo we delivered more than 3 million protective masks for our customers B.BRAUN and VOLKSWAGEN. Boxes were manually packed on passenger planes from China. All cabin space in rows and luggage compartments were used. Mission accomplished!
DB Schenker donates goods to covid-19 patients in partnership with IFEMA

Can you help turn exhibition halls into a hospital?

#OurAnswerIsYES In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the DB Schenker team assisted the IFEMA – Madrid Fair – to distribute donated goods to several pavilions which have been converted into hospitals that receive COVID-19 patients.
Mobile Malaria Project Team

The long road to malaria control

The Mobile Malaria Project team, led by Dr. George Busby from the University of Oxford, travelled over 7,500km across Africa to share insights on the challenges of malaria control with local experts and to teach scientists in Africa how to use the latest technology in this field. DB Schenker supported the research team by taking care of the entire logistics operations.
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Thank you.

The entire Board of Management would like to thank all our hard-working colleagues all over the world. Thank you for supporting our colleagues, our company, our customers as well as our society. Thank you for taking charge at a time when our work is more important than ever.