INFOGRAPHIC: How DHL helped Bayern Munich during winter training
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has scored its next goal for FC Bayern Munich by shipping key equipment to the Bundesliga champion’s winter training camp in Doha.
DHL became an official platinum partner and the new international logistics and ecommerce full-service partner of FC Bayern Munich last year. The six-year agreement will see DHL use its global logistics and e-commerce expertise to help the world’s biggest football club, with 250,000 members and almost 300 million supporters worldwide, expand its international presence and capitalise on its global merchandising potential.
DHL Trade Fairs and Events, the specialised DHL Global Forwarding, Freight subsidiary of the logistics giant which takes exclusive care of reliable and on-time logistics of trade fair and event goods, managed the 1,600 kilogram shipment in a flight from Germany to the training camp in Qatar earlier in January. The cargo included training clothes and equipment, special medical supplies and others, and the training camp concluded with a friendly match in Saudi Arabia.
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DHL has prestigious and long-running partnerships with many of the world’s leading sporting events as sponsors and logistics partners. These include Formula 1, rugby and football. DPDHL has partnered the German Football Association (DFB) for many years and is an official sponsor of the association’s national cup competition and the national squad. DHL has been a partner of Formula 1 for more than 20 years and in 2004, it was named Official Logistics Partner. A company that prizes innovation, DHL has also supported the development of new sports and is the Official Logistics Partner and a Founding Partner of the FIA Formula E Championship, delivering cars and racing equipment to the inaugural Beijing ePrix, the world’s first fully electric racing event held last September.
For over 25 years, DHL Trade Fairs and Events has been providing customers with a complete portfolio of flexible exhibition and logistics services to ensure delivery of a perfect show time after time. It also offers document handling and customs clearance services to help smooth the import/export process with a completely bespoke service for all customers from manufacturing to fine art and football.
Elon Musk's Boring Co. planning wider tunnels for freight
Elon Musk’s drilling outfit The Boring Company could be shifting its focus towards subterranean freight and logistics solutions, according to reports.
A Boring Co. pitch deck seen and shared by Bloomberg depicts plans to construct wider tunnels designed to accommodate shipping containers.
Founded by Tesla CEO Musk in 2016, the company initially stated its mission was to offer safer, faster point-to-point transport for people, particularly in cities plagued by traffic congestion. It also planned longer tunnels to ferry passengers between popular destinations across the US.
The Boring Co. completed its first commercial project earlier this year in April. The 1.7m tunnel system is designed to move professionals between convention centres in Las Vegas using Tesla EVs. It says the Las Vegas Convention Centre Loop can cut travel time between venues from 45 minutes to just two.
Boring Co.'s new freight tunnels
The Boring Co.'s new tunnel designs would allow freight to be transported on purpose built platforms, labelled as “battery-powered freight carriers”. The document shows that, though the containers could technically fit within its current 12-foot tunnels, wider tunnels would be more efficient. Designs for a new tunnel, 21 feet in diameter, show that they can comfortably accommodate two containers side-by-side, with a one-foot gap between them.
The Boring Co.’s new drilling machine, dubbed Prufrock, can tunnel at a rate of one mile per week, which is six times faster than its previous machine, and is designed to ‘porpoise’ - mimicking the marine animal by ‘diving’ below ground and reemerging once the tunnel is complete.
Tesla’s supply chain woes
Tesla is facing its own supply chain and logistic issues. The EV manufacturer has raised the price of its vehicles, with CEO Musk confirming the incremental hike was a result of “major supply chain pressure”. Musk replied to a disgruntled Twitter user, confused as to why prices were rising while features were being removed from the cars, saying the “raw materials especially” were a big issue.
Car manufacturing continues to be one of the industries hit hardest by a global shortage in semiconductor chips. While China’s chip manufacturing levels hit an all-time high in May, and the US is proposing a 25% tax credit for chip manufacturers, demand still outstrips supply. Automakers including Volkswagen and Audi have again said they expect reduced vehicle output in the next quarter due to a lack of semiconductors, with more factory downtime likely.
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