In the building materials industry, enormous quantities of raw materials and goods are transported every day. This requires exceptional organization, implementation and equipment demands within the supply chain. By choosing DB Schenker, you will reap the benefits of our extensive cross-border network of rail freight services. We offer you a Railport system with high-capacity service centers, the very latest loading and unloading techniques and special rail transport equipment. Our experience and expertise mean we can ensure precisely scheduled workflow management and deliver 'just-in-time' solutions for raw materials, building materials (such as cement, clay, gravel and chippings), construction elements and concrete parts.
We are your expert partner for transport planning, loading and unloading of all types of freight or the delivery of transshipment services and additional warehouse logistics services. For example, we deliver over one million tons of German clay to Italian tile manufacturers every year. We then transport the finished tiles all over the world. You will also find us the perfect partner for your construction site logistics needs. We have delivered approximately four million tons of materials to the major construction site for Berlin's new BBI airport.
In addition to the logistics handling of building materials, we also offer customized solutions for waste disposal logistics and logistical infrastructures for key raw materials - lime, gypsum and slurry.
We are your ideal partner for fast and environmentally friendly waste logistics, from domestic waste, waste paper processing through to sludge, waste oil, filter dust and clinker from waste incineration plants/RDF power plants and including hazardous and special waste. We can even handle excavated earth, contaminated soil and precast concrete parts. Our years of experience and expertise enable us to provide innovative, cross-carrier solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. As a result you can rely on secure and reliable end-to-end transport systems and logistics chains. We are a certified waste disposal company and have obtained the necessary licenses in accordance with the German Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act (KrW/AbfG). We are also a member of the German Association of Waste Transport and Environmental Services (Entsorgergemeinschaft Transport und Umwelt e.V.).
For many years, DB Schenker has been ensuring delivery of a reliable and efficient supply of gypsum, lime and slurry to the industrial sector. We use a comprehensive fleet of special rail freight cars with specialized loading and unloading equipment, as well as transport protection systems and extremely high-performance transshipment points. Every year we transport six million tons of lime to customers in the chemical, construction material, and coal and steel industries. We deliver lime and burnt lime to German power plants for flue gas desulphurization. This produces large quantities of FGD gypsum that we in turn deliver to the building materials industry. We also provide a continuous and reliable supply of filler and coating materials to the paper industry (GCC, PCC and kaolin slurry).
eSchenker is our most advanced logistic solution yet. It incorporates all eServices into one portal, giving you maximum support at every stage of your supply chain. From tracking and scheduling to booking and reporting, eSchenker has your logistics covered.
The easy-to-use eSchenker tracking tool gives you real-time information about the location and status of your shipment, and its current estimated time of delivery. Allocation of a tracking number means that you can access detailed shipment data online without having to log in. Our tracking technology has now been upgraded with an even more detailed overview and status information for each of your shipments.
With the ever-changing landscape in cloud computing, there is never time to be stagnant. Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker, and digital transformation and technology leader Microsoft, share a similar vision when it comes to enriching the lives of others.
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit global supply chains with full force. Due to changing consumer behavior, stranded shipping containers are piling up in seaports with goods that can no longer be sold due to changing consumer behavior. In addition, growing consumer demand for certain goods, for example in the food or health sector, has led to an increase in production. This has two consequences: Currently unsaleable items need to be stored temporarily and companies are having to build up safety stocks to avoid interruptions in supply.
Working with Porsche, DB Schenker, and Lufthansa Cargo, these German state governments are making sure three million face masks, 130,000 pairs of safety glasses, and 60,000 protective suits were delivered to the people who need them most.
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.
DB Schenker is now responsible for MediaMarkt Sweden's logistics for online sales and store deliveries from the Arlandastad logistics center near Stockholm.
Transport, warehousing, recycling and other services along the supply chain require a high level of expertise in the proper and compliant handling of lithium batteries. This is where DB Schenker comes into play, supporting the industry with a dedicated service for battery logistics to cope with the logistical hurdles.
DB Schenker and Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, are collaborating to change the face of the logistics industry.
DB Schenker has extensively investigated the use of exoskeletons at several logistics locations in Germany, in order to relieve warehouse personnel of physically-demanding tasks in the long term.
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DB Schenker has successfully introduced smart glasses from Picavi and scanning gloves from ProGlove in order-picking operations in Germany, in order to increase warehouse efficiency.