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“Shaping the future”

Green light for the leading global trade fair! Every two years, the “transport logistic” draws industry representatives from all over the world to Munich. The DB Schenker presentation will take place at the exhibition stand of Deutsche Bahn, in Hall B6. Photo: Messe München

From autonomous driving all the way through to artificial intelligence: at the global industry trade fair “transport logistic” in Munich (June 4 to 7), DB Schenker’s focus will be on the future of logistics. At the exhibition stand in Hall B6, the international logistics community will get its first live experience of the “T-pod.” This heavy-duty truck recently commissioned in Sweden by DB Schenker together with the tech start-up Einride does not require a driver, and it is fully electric – it is a vehicle that is still unique in the world, and it has enormous potential.

On the opening day of the trade fair (June 4), the T-pod will be unveiled by Germany’s Minister for Transport Andreas Scheuer, the Deutsche Bahn Management Board member for Logistics Alexander Doll and Einride CEO Robert Falck.


DB Schenker and the rail freight division DB Cargo will present themselves both at the same location and under the shared motto “shaping the future #logisticsconnected”. All in all, the joint exhibition stand comprises more than 1,100 square meters (almost 12,000 square feet), offering even more space for discussions with customers than at the last “transport logistic” in 2017.


DB Schenker’s Management Board was joined by three new members earlier this year:  Christian Drenthen (Land Transport), Thorsten Meincke (Air/Ocean Freight) and Xavier Garijo (Contract Logistics). On the second day of “transport logistic” all three of these “newcomers” will report on current and upcoming projects in their respective divisions at a press conference, and they will then do a joint interview on the “Red Sofa” of the trade journal “Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung.”

Autonomous and fully electric: the “T-pod” will be unveiled at DB Schenker’s exhibition stand in hall B6 on the opening day of “transport logistic.” Video: DB Schenker

How can artificial intelligence be applied to logistics? This question will be raised at two events featuring participation by DB Schenker. Joachim Weise, Senior Vice President Global Data Strategy and Analytics, will join a panel hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML – DB Schenker’s research partner at the “Enterprise Lab for Logistics and Digitization” – on the second day of the trade fair (June 5). Then on Day 3 (June 6), Joachim Weise was confirmed again as a participant on a panel hosted by the German Federal Association of Freight Forwarders and Logistics.


“Fast Track Logistics – innovative logistics solutions in the international market” is the theme for a panel discussion held on the closing day (June 7) of the “transport logistic” trade fair. This event will feature Erik Wirsing, Senior Vice President Global Innovation. Throughout the trade fair, visitors to DB Schenker’s exhibition stand will also be able to bring themselves up to date on three other matters relating to innovation: the new booking platform connect 4.0, the staff training courses under the heading “Gamification” that the logistics service provider has recently introduced, and ProGlove, a scanning glove which is revolutionizing work in large warehouses, making this process faster, easier and more reliable.