Freight News, Logistics

DB Schenker gets into parcels

[ September 21, 2015   //   ]

DB Schenker Logistics and the GLS Group have signed a non-exclusive cooperation partnership agreement under which the German forwarder will offer a Europe-wide parcel service and GLS will expand its freight services.
GLS, which is active throughout Europe, will deliver parcels for the DB subsidiary while the latter will handle pallets for GLS. GLS covers 37 countries in Europe with its parcel services.
Under the agreement, DB Schenker Logistics will manage parts of the transport chain itself and in general will collect parcels together with freight from customers.
The cooperation will start on 1 January, initially in Germany and then step by step across Europe.
GLS Group chief executive Rico Back said: “GLS already works together with many freight companies and networks, including DB Schenker Logistics on a national level. By signing the cooperation agreement, we have extended our cooperation to include the European economic area.”
Ewald Kaiser, Board Member of Schenker AG for Land Transport, added: “Driven by e-commerce, the European parcel market offers excellent growth opportunities” with customers increasingly demanding an all-in-one solution. The cooperation will complements DB SL’s own parcel service in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland, he added.

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