DB Schenker

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With over 70,000 employees in over 100 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s largest providers of logistics services, with assets in maritime, air, and rail transportation. Headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, DB Schenker is especially strong in Europe. The DB in its name is derived from Deutsche Bahn, the German railway corporation of which DB Schenker is a subsidiary.

A major provider of value-added services and ‘contract logistics,’ DB Schenker offers a broad range of specialized services tailored to the logistics needs of various industries: automotive companies; beverage companies; consumer products, electronics; fashion and retail; healthcare and pharma; industrial; marine parts; oil and gas; perishables; recyclables; semiconductors, and solar power companies.

07 Apr 2020
Online platforms to check rates, procure capacity, and track freight are not new, but forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is testing whether an intra-Asia-specific platform will accelerate uptake of such an approach.
10 Dec 2019
DB Schenker will use a Dutch startup to provide container line schedules to enable the German 3PL’s digital quoting and booking tools, pressing home the need for digital procurement platforms to have good underlying schedule data.
Top 25 Asia-US import NVO rankings 2019
25 Sep 2019
Kuehne + Nagel handled the largest combined share of US imports from Asia of any non-vessel-operating common carrier in the first half of 2019, followed by Expeditors International and C.H. Robinson, according to PIERS.
Amazon ranks #1 in top 50 global 3PLs
20 Apr 2019
Although the e-commerce giant doesn't describe itself as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Amazon has surpassed major global players such as DHL and Kuehne + Nagel in 3PL revenue.
13 Apr 2019
Sponsored: DB Schenker's Executive Vice President, Ocean Freight, Trond Prestroenning discusses the new generation of logistics professionals and the more subtle, long-term industry impact of the larger societal shift in expectations for visibility and live data.
21 Apr 2018
Sponsored: DB Schenker's Philippe Gilbert, CEO, Americas and CEO, Asia Pacific Ditlev Blicher on data innovation, the rise of Asia, and challenges of real-time collaboration across the supply chain.
Prestroenning-JOC Interview2017
22 Jun 2017
DB Schenker's Trond Prestroenning on the "5PL," impact of recent consolidation, and NVO opportunities as carriers adjust service model.
10 Mar 2017
“Through these alliances, these groups ... could maintain almost unchanged the status quo that existed before the liberalization of the rail freight sector in Spain.”
03 Nov 2016
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and DB Cargo have agreed to develop a joint-venture hub at Monfalcone to support European vehicle manufacturers’ exports to the Mediterranean and Asia.
25 Oct 2016
A federal judge on Tuesday allowed a chassis company to terminate leases with Hanjin Shipping.
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.
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.
28 Jul 2015
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.
08 Jan 2015
Asia forwarders are preparing for a busy first quarter with a six-week sweet spot between the western year end and a late Chinese New Year expected to drive up cargo volumes being shipped out before the mainland's most important holiday.
09 Dec 2014
DB Schenker, the logistics arm of Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, has opened a new sales office in Vapi, India, to serve its customers in the country’s western region.
01 Dec 2014
DB Schenker, the logistics unit of Germany’s state-owned railroad company Deutsche Bahn, is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from 13 airlines that operated a global air cargo cartel.
20 Nov 2014
Fresh from a dismal third quarter, freight forwarding and logistics provider Damco is expanding its multimodal presence in China’s electronics manufacturing hub of Zhengzhou.
17 Nov 2014
The strong rebound of trans-Pacific trade will ensure the air cargo industry enjoys a happy festive season this year, but few are prepared to forecast the robust growth will continue much past Chinese New Year.
29 Sep 2014
Large forwarders are less inclined to accept loss leading business and will turn down contracts rather than supply transport services at below break-even levels, according to logistics companies with strong Asia Pacific business.
23 Sep 2014
DB Schenker (India) has opened a 55,000-square-foot logistics facility in Ahmedabad, India, to serve customers in the western region.