Saturday, July 14, 2018

Airbus partners with DB Schenker

Airbus and DB Schenker have partnered to develop a logistics plan to use waterways to transport components to the Airbus A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. The plan reduces the use of roads for transport. Using a new roll-on/roll-off terminal, its barge, and a newly-dredged section of river, Airbus can use larger vessels to transfer components by water. Larger ocean going vessels are now being used for the international transport of four complete “ship sets” per month. The new logistics plan includes a refurbished pier at the production plant and construction of a new hangar. Airbus first used the new logistics setup for a shipment in May. (Source: DB Schenker, 07/10/18, Logistics Manager, 07/13/18)