Global supply chains tailored for every customer
Growing and global: DB Schenker has extensive service expertise as an integrated logistics services provider. Expert teams connect the modules of the entire service range to form complex value chains.
DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Roughly 68,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling 15.128 billion euros in 2016.
As a specialist in European land transport, both by road and rail, DB Schenker connects all of the important economic regions in over forty European countries via a dense network of regular scheduled services. The company also specializes in global air and ocean freight solutions as well as all related logistics services. Integrated logistics centers at the world’s most important intersections where flows of goods converge create an effective link between all carriers and enable a wide range of value-added services. DB Schenker holds top positions in automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.
European Land Transport
With approximately 19,000 employees at 730 locations, DB Schenker is the number 1 in European land transport. The internal business unit connects the most important economic regions in some forty European countries with a network of about 32,000 regular scheduled services for general cargo per week. DB Schenker provides its customers time- and cost-optimized services for general cargo and partial and full loads. It also offers logistics chains with a strong rail component for the European and trans-continental market, combining the advantages of rail and truck transport. DB Schenker has a dense European network, allowing it to provide services from a single source according to uniformly high, certified quality standards – from Spain and Portugal to the Urals and from Finland to Sicily, Romania and Turkey.
As a leader in the air freight and ocean freight market, DB Schenker is one of the world's top freight forwarding providers. We operate at more than 800 locations around the world, with approximately 13,000 employees. We run approximately 1,200 chartered flights a year on premium airlines, connecting hubs on all continents. In fact, as one of the pioneers in the air freight industry, DB Schenker is now the leader in innovative air freight concepts.
DB Schenker is a global leader in contract logistics. We have around 20,000 employees at nearly 570 locations, and warehouse space totaling 8 million square meters across over 50 countries on all continents. This extensive network allows us to offer bespoke logistics solutions for industry and trade. Our comprehensive portfolio of individual solutions for the Automotive, Consumer, Electronics, Industrial and Healthcare units demonstrates this. Our range of services includes all stages in the value chain, from procurement, production and distribution logistics to after-sales service.
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Last modified: 28.03.2017