Inside DB Schenker's air freight solution
Here, Supply Chain Digital takes a closer...
Here, Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the company’s air freight solution.
With air freight playing an expanding role in companies’ global supply chains, it is thought that over $6trn in goods are carried by air every year - equating to $18.6bn worth of goods daily.
DB Schenker’s air freight enables organisations to:
Put time-sensitive cargo on the next available departure.
Leverage better rates by consolidating shipments with others.
Save money with deferred shipping options on lower-priority orders that can wait a few days.
Minimise handling and potential damage for fragile shipments.
Reduce warehouse storage costs.
Gain end-to-end control and visibility over the supply chain.
When pushed for time, air transport is considered the most efficient way to get goods to their final destination on time. Air freight helps companies to meet market demands, outpace competition and cater to customers while maintaining a highly-efficient and responsive global supply chain.
Access to a worldwide network of air freight providers.
Guaranteed capacities on a wide variety of routes.
Links the major global hubs on all continents.
Fast and comprehensive service/support.
Fixed transit times and defined scheduling.
Transport that’s handled by first-class carriers.
Integrated door-to-door service for your products.
Seamless online shipment tracking and advanced visibility solutions.
Service, price and lead-time transparency.
Maximum security for your cargo as it moves across the transportation network.
Planning and monitoring per Cargo iQ quality standards.
The four types of air freight that DB Schenker offers are:
- DB Schenkerjetcargo first
- DB Schenkerjetcargo economy
- DB Schenkerjetcargo business
- DB Schenkerjetcargo special
DB Schenker’s products
- Land Transport
- Air Freight
- Ocean Freight
- Customs Brokerage
- Trade Advisory
- Contract Logistics
- Lead Logistics
- Special Products
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Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected too trip 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.