DB Schenker opens fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai
News, Dec 9, 2019
DB Schenker opened its first fully solar- powered logistics center in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m2. The regional distribution center, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport.
Global logistics service provider DB Schenker has introduced autonomous robots from the manufacturer Gideon Brothers at its location in Leipzig. DB Schenker is thus relying on the flexible solution for automating logistics processes in existing warehouses. The robots, which are equipped with cutting-edge technology, allow productivity gains without the need to modify facilities.
DB Schenker Spotlights New Orleans Commerce, Trade and Tourism Boom with Three-Part Facebook Live Series
USA News, Oct 9, 2019
Focus on Port of New Orleans, World Trade Center of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company highlights continued growth in global commerce, worldwide opportunities in trade and record tourism in “The Big Easy.”
October 9, 2019 – DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics company recently held a series of Facebook Live events in New Orleans with a focus on the Port of New Orleans, World Trade Center of New Orleans and New Orleans & Company. In three separate Q&A’s hosted by DB Schenker, Brandy D. Christian, CEO of Port NOLA, J. Edwin Webb, CEO, World Trade Center of New Orleans, and Kim Priez, Vice President, Tourism, New Orleans & Company, tell viewers about the renaissance of New Orleans following devastating weather-related events, the resiliency of its people and working together to rebuild their brands, the city of New Orleans and overall trade for Louisiana.
“Today the port of New Orleans is thriving,” according to Brandy D. Christian, CEO, Port of New Orleans (NOLA). “This success is due to the collaboration and partnerships we’ve put together but there is still much that needs to be done,” she added. In 2019, Port NOLA moved 619,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) up 12% year-over-year and more than at any other time in its history. This growth has been driven by poultry exports and the petrochemical boom in Louisiana. Watch the full video here.
According to J. Edwin Webb, CEO, World Trade Center of New Orleans, WTCNO was the first of what are now more than 300 World Trade Center organizations in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1944, the organization is currently comprised of more than 1,000 member representatives. ‘Our goal is to help businesses of all shapes and sizes, but particularly mid-sized businesses understand what international trade means from the export and import side,” Webb said. “We want to help them understand how to expand their businesses and marketplace to grow their revenue, innovation and maintain jobs,” he added. Watch the full interview here.
New Orleans & Company is a nationally accredited, 1,100-member destination marketing organization (DMO), and the largest and most successful private economic development corporation in Louisiana. According to Kim Priez, “tourism is the lifeblood of New Orleans and our job is to influence visitors to choose New Orleans over other destinations.” In 2018, New Orleans hosted a record 18.5 million tourists, but it wasn’t always easy to get them to come. Following Hurricane Katrina, tourism dropped to less than 3.5 million visitors. Watch the full interview to find out how they did it.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 8,100 employees in 37 branches and 52 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of warehousing space for its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services with single-source management
DB Schenker Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Women in Logistics’ Facebook Live Interviews
USA News, Sep 19, 2019
Employees discuss Latina heritage, careers at DB Schenker as well as thoughts on diversity, inclusion and working in the logistics industry
September 19, 2019 – DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics company is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month featuring ‘Women in Logistics” Facebook Live interviews. In a Q&A format hosted by DB Schenker’s Christine Alexis, Social Media Manager, Americas Region, DB Schenker employees talk about their Latina heritage, working in the logistics industry as well as their thoughts on diversity and inclusion.
“DB Schenker has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout the world,” said Hessel Verhage, CEO, DB Schenker Americas. “With more than 75,000 employees in 130 countries, embracing a diverse workforce has been critical to our company’s overall success. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are very proud of the many DB Schenker employees of Hispanic heritage and even more excited to share some of their stories with you,” he added.
Joanna Benech, Senior Trade Lane Ocean Analyst, LATAM
Joanna has been in the logistics field for 26 years, in her role at DB Schenker, Joanna’s responsibilities including pricing and procurement for U.S. and LAT/AM trade. Joanna intensely proud of her Cuban roots and just as important, what she has accomplished in her career through hard work, dedication and her work ethic. View Facebook Live Interview
Marina Diez-Glomb, Senior Training Instructor, Americas Region
An Argentina native, Marina’s logistics career started at DB Schenker where she is a leadership trainer tasked with diversity and inclusion training grounded in building and practicing skills all employees can apply to their business careers and well as personal advancement. For Marina, Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our differences to learn, laugh and connect positively with each other.
Andreina Gutierrez, Global Account Manager, Vertical Market Industrial, Americas Region
Originally from Venezuela, Andreina has been working in logistics for over 24 years. At DB Schenker, her responsibilities as a Global Account Manager include providing the highest level of support and customized solutions for our customers. Andreina, like most Latinos, feels Hispanic Heritage month is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the many valuable contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the country.
Andrea Melendez, HR Manager, Americas Region
Andrea is an HR Manager for DB Schenker’s Americas Region. With 10 years in the logistics industry as a relocation specialist, Andrea has managed the many relocation details for hundreds of employees so the employee can stay focused on their job. Growing up in her native Miami, FL, has allowed her to embrace and observe all of the unique contributions Hispanics have made to the local community.
Visit our blog for more stories about other DB Schenker employees of Hispanic heritage who contribute their time and energy to making DB Schenker the success that it is.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is one of the largest Integrated logistics service providers in the United States with over 8,100 employees in 37 branches and 52 logistics centers providing over 21 million sq. ft. of warehousing space for its clients. DB Schenker offers land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management services with single-source management.