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A rail alternative to the Suez Canal?

  • Facts

How realistic is a rail connection between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean and how feasible is this plan if the largest ships passing through the canal often carry over 20,000 containers?

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“...we will be the leading full-electric truck manufacturer”

  • Interviews

A talk with Essa al-Saleh, CEO of Volta Trucks, about the world’s first purpose-built full-electric vehicle designed specifically for inner-city parcel and freight distribution.

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Increasing autonomy at freight terminals

  • Insights

How technology and “automatisms” make our terminals fit for the future. Let's take a look at automated loading systems, damage scanners and “robot ports”.

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When ports celebrate birthdays!

  • Facts

Let's take a look how a forged document is behind the world's largest port party in Hamburg every year.

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Here comes the swarm!

  • Insights

Collective work is the key to efficiency and swarm logistics is considered an intelligent approach where robot vehicles move autonomously and are not restricted to specific paths.

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Cobots: Cooperation between humans and machines

  • Insights

You may have already heard of “cobots” – collaborative robots – in warehouses or industrial production. But do you also know about the cobots working as gardeners, baristas or co-pilots?

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North Macedonia – a Balkan country growing closer to Europe

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Join us for an examination of the country's curious name dispute with its neighbor, its dynamic growth, an “incisive valley” and the local transportation system.

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Autonomous trains picking up steam

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First cautious steps are being taken toward the goal of gradually introducing autonomously driving trains. Take a look with us at a pilot project with 240 wagons in the Australian outback.

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Hard-boiled or made of chocolate – the shape matters!

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Every year at Easter, eggs take center stage. Dyed, painted, eaten, given away, tossed around and used for all manner of games. Find out more about eggs and their chocolate counterparts.

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The Channel Tunnel - Still connected despite Brexit!

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Project of the century, record holder and technical marvel – the Channel Tunnel connects continental Europe and Great Britain underneath the English Channel and has proven its efficiency.

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“Cargo sous terrain” - The future goes underground

  • Insights

With this idea, an innovative solution for freight transport infrastructure, the Swiss are looking for solutions underground. The “freight subway” seems to be a practical solution.

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The CONEX box: a direct precursor of the container

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Developed by the U.S. Army shortly after the end of World War II, the CONEX box can now be considered the forerunner of today’s conventional containers.

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The humble heroes of the transport industry

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We all know them, even if we hardly give them a second glance. But what does the digital future have in store for pallets? Find out more about pallets that are actually really “smart”!

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