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DB Schenker launches Frankfurt-US-Brazil freighter

DB Schenker has launched its first ever charter flights between Europe and South America. They will also be the forwarder’s first ever transatlantic charters. The weekly flight leaves Amsterdam Schiphol on Sundays and stops in New York JFK and Miami on Monday before reaching Viracopos near São Paulo on the same day. There are connections to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, reached on Wednesdays and the stopover in Miami allows access ... [+]

DB Schenker to operate world’s first electric container ship

DB Schenker is to operate a fully-electric coastal container feeder vessel in Norway, the first of its kind in the world.  The forwarder has signed a pre-study agreement with furniture giant Ekornes and the vessel designer Naval Dynamics, along with energy tech firm Kongsberg and autonomous vessel company Massterly. The 50m long ... [+]

DB Schenker opens Tampere terminal

DB Schenker has opened a new terminal in Finland’s Tampere region. Located at Lempäälä, it will be served by five fully electric trucks operating into Tampere city centre. The energy to recharge the vehicles in the fleet will be provided by the company's own solar power plant, except in winter. ... [+]

DB Schenker signs biggest ever battery truck deal

German forwarder DB Schenker says it has made the largest pre-order for electric trucks in Europe to date through a new partnership with Volta Trucks. It will acquire 1,470 fully-electric Volta Zero vehicles to be built at Volta Trucks’ new contract manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. The 16-ton vehicles will ... [+]

Schenker invests in Shannon

DB Schenker is investing €10 million euro in a new logistic centre in Shannon, in the west of Ireland. The new site is located close to Shannon Airport and has direct access to the local highway network. It will offer services including air and ocean freight, land transport, and value-added logistics. The ... [+]

DB Schenker launches three-continent freighters

DB Schenker has launched new own-controlled air freighter services connecting the US, Europe and Asia to cope with a lack of capacity on passenger flights. The first route, operated by National Airlines, is from Chicago via Munich to Tokyo and Seoul before flying back to Germany and from there again ... [+]

You’ll find us in the Red Lion, says DB Schenker Singapore

DB Schenker has started operations at its new ‘Red Lion’ automated high-speed logistics hub in Singapore. At €101m, it is the single largest investment in any site globally in Schenker’s corporate history, located in the Airport Logistics Park at Changi Airport. The highly-mechanized air freight hub and contract logistics warehouse extends ... [+]

Rail operator gets vital supplies to market

Germany rail operator DB Schenker has moved ten train wagon loads of pasta at short notice from Italy to replenish over 650 Aldi supermarkets in southern Germany. The 500-pallet consignment was carried directly from the supplier’s production plants in Italy in a multimodal transport solution involving trucks and freight trains. ... [+]

Platoon trucks get on the road

DB Schenker and partners MAN Truck & Bus and Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied have put two digitally networked (‘platooned’) trucks into operation. They set off from the DB Schenker branch office in Neufahrn near Munich via the A9 to Nuremberg. Unladen trials will be carried out until early August ... [+]

DB Schenker builds in Dubai

DB Schenker has started building its second logistics centre in Dubai at the city’s South Logistics District, next to Maktoum International Airport and adjacent to Jebel Ali Port. The 35,000sq m temperature-controlled is the largest investment in the history of DB Schenker Middle East & Africa. It will also be ... [+]

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