DB Schenker

DB Schenker truck and trailers

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. 

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.
16 Dec 2015
Deutsche Bahn is expected to unveil plans today to trim underperforming rail freight operations as part of a restructuring to restore profitability as it faces its first net loss in over a decade this year.
28 Aug 2015
ST. PETERSBURG — The Russian government said it’s cracking down on port and customs corruption by dismissing several St.
16 Jul 2015
German logistics operator DB Schenker and Austria’s Express Interfracht have been fined a combined 49 million euros ($54 million) by European Union trust busters for fixing freight rates for eight years.
DB Schenker truck at warehouse
19 Mar 2015
DB Schenker Logistics profit stalled in 2014 even as the company increased ocean container, air freight and trucking volumes.
11 Mar 2015
Forwarders are reporting a steady rise in shipper enquiries into the China-Europe rail route from higher value shippers looking for an alternative to expensive and often unreliable air freight and the lengthy ocean shipping.
12 Feb 2015
DB Schenker strengthen its presence in Asia in January with the opening of a new company in Cambodia and a last-mile logistics centre in eastern India.