DB Schenker

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DB Schenker Logistics is a company with assets in maritime, air, and rail transport. Its headquarters is located in Frankfurt, Germany. The DB is derived from Deutsche Bahn, the German railway corporation of which DB Schenker Logistics is a subsidiary.

With 2,000 locations, $18.9 billion in revenue, and over 64,000 employees in roughly 130 countries, DB Schenker Logistics is the world’s third largest 3PL by revenue, according to JOC’s Top 40 Global 3PLs ranking. Rounding out these figures are the company’s 21.5 million square feet of warehouse space.

DB Schenker offers supply chain management, freight forwarding, and contract logistics services to clients across various industries. In recent years, DB Schenker has made a concerted push into pharmaceutical logistics as part of its long term strategy. The company opened dedicated pharmaceutical facilities in the Netherlands, and South Korea in 2013. 

Legal battles over cost and equipment liabilities related to Hanjin Shipping's bankruptcy continue to play out in courts around the world.
20 Oct 2016
The court is hearing issues related to the bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, which left its more than 90 ships and 500,000 containers around the world in limbo.
13 Sep 2016
DB Cargo's second contract to move cargo between Germany and China rail this month underscores the rising popularity of this niche market competing against the dominant Asia-Europe sea route.
BMW's deal with DB Cargo extends an agreement that has been in place since 2010.
01 Sep 2016
DB Cargo and BMW have signed a multi-year contract in another sign of shippers’ attraction to China-Europe containerized rail.
18 Aug 2016
DB Schenker veteran Jochen Mueller will join logistic provider Dachser.
28 Jul 2016
Deutsche Bahn’s restructuing efforts to restore profitability are beginning to show results.
25 May 2016
DB Schenker Senior Vice President and Head of Ocean Freight Americas Trond Prestroenning chatted with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at the 16th TPM Conference about challenges facing non-vessel-operating common carriers in a shifting industry landscape defined by merger and acquisitions.
18 May 2016
DB Schenker named a new CEO of its U.S. operations effective immediately.
27 Apr 2016
Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s state-owned railway, is pressing ahead with plans to list its DB Schenker logistics unit on the stock market.
31 Mar 2016
The top Europe-based global freight forwarders were able to maintain or improve their earnings despite volatile freight rates and stagnating cargo volumes in 2015.
22 Mar 2016
Deutsche Bahn’s troubled domestic freight business played a key role in pushing Germany’s state-owned rail company into the red for the first time in twelve years.
15 Jan 2016
Deutsche Bahn is said to be facing growing opposition from the German government to its plan to partially privatize its DB Schenker Logistics unit as part of a broad restructuring to finance growth and cut debt.
22 Dec 2015
DB Schenker, the logistics arm of Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, has strengthened its presence in India with the opening of a third, new warehouse facility in Bhiwandi, near Mumbai.