At Logistics Matters, we strive to Never Miss a Trend!. If you missed the top stories of 2022 – we bring it to you! Below we’ve wrapped some of the most-read stories on the blog.
#1: A story that continues to hit the charts making a significant impact in the Americas. The acquisition of USA Truck in the last quarter of 2022. DB Schenker announced an agreement under which the logistics service provider acquires all outstanding shares of USA Truck. Following the completion of the transaction, DB Schenker now aims to strengthen and expand USA Truck’s presence in North America.
#2: A sneak peek into the future of logistics. Erik Wirsing, Vice President of Global Innovation, shares insight on how to be ahead of the curve. Identify upcoming trends! And guess what?… His predictions are well on their way! See which innovations have already taken flight and which are still to anticipate as we roll into 2023.
#3: As many have predicted, Dubai swiftly becomes the logistics hub of the future and what is not surprising is they are doing it sustainably! The latest announcement by one of the world’s leading logistics service providers is of the next renewable-powered mega hub DLC 3. After opening DLC 1 in 2016 and DLC 2 in 2019, this third hub successfully concludes DB Schenker’s expansion phase in the UAE with DLC 3, a 35,000 square meters warehouse fully powered with solar energy.
#4: One thing that remains certain is that the logistics industry keeps moving forward, despite large-scale supply chain disruptions, new regulations, restrictions, and shifts in customer demand. As we enter a new era with new technologies, practices, and standards to carry us through, digital solutions are at the center of it all: consistently changing the game. Christa Koenen, CIO/CDO of DB Schenker and Member of the Board gives us a glimpse into why digital solutions for today’s challenges in supply chain management are already becoming a differentiating factor in logistics.
#5: Did you know that every kilometer a fully electric truck drives positively impacts climate change? Essa Al-Saleh studied Electrical Engineering and has many years of experience in leading a global logistics company. He now aims to change the industry, one fully electric truck at a time. Volta Trucks will start the series production of 16-ton fully electric trucks within the next months. Check the interview with Essa Al-Saleh as he tells us all about it.