DB Schenker appoints new UK and Ireland chief

DB Schenker has appointed Aaron Scott as chief executive of its UK and Ireland cluster, succeeding Ray Hennessy who has held the position the last eight years and is retiring. Scott joined the company in 2021 and is currently Executive vice president contract logistics for Region Europe. He has spent more than 28 years in international logistics. He said: “I’m committed to ensuring a seamless transition and continuing the strong culture of ... [+]

DB Schenker achieves GDP Pharma for 157 stations

DB Schenker has achieved Good Distribution Practice (GDP) pharma standards for 157 of its stations. The German-owned forwarder says that it can now cover 80% of the world's healthcare flows under the certification, making it one of the world’s largest GDP-compliant logistics networks, , spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. DB ... [+]

DB Schenker offers worldwide onboard courier service

German-owned global forwarder DB Schenker has an onboard courier (OBC) service for urgent small and high-value shipments as part of ‘white glove’ portfolio. After an initial trial period, DB Schenker has set up an OBC service team operating from three different continents to guarantee round the clock availability. Customers receive a ... [+]

DB Schenker up for sale

German state rail operator Deutsche Bahn has launched the sale of its DB Schenker arm, one of the world’s largest forwarding and logistics companies. The DB Group said that investors would need to express interest in the next few weeks. The company is valued at between €12 billion €20bn (US$13.2-20bn). According to ... [+]

Schenker completes Irish trio, with more to come

DB Schenker has completed three of its four major development projects to provide larger, facilities in Ireland. Under a €94m investment programme, sites at Shannon (County Clare), Leixlip (County Kildare) and Baldonnel (County Dublin) are now fully operational, while an additional facility in Dublin for the forwarder’s land operations will ... [+]

Schenker poised for Manchester move

German forwarder DB Schenker has bought a 2.3 acre site at Trafford Park for a new Manchester facility due to open later this year. Catering to air, ocean, land and contract logistics it will more than double the size of its existing facility with almost 50,000sq ft of warehousing and office ... [+]

DB Schenker’s detection dogs are a howling success

German-owned forwarder DB Schenker says its UK arm is using free running explosive detection dogs on a daily basis to detect prohibited items in airfreight. The dogs are a variety of breeds and chosen for their sense of smell and include Spaniels, Labradors, German Shepherd or Golden Retrievers. They receive between ... [+]

Virgin offers shippers SAF certificates

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has launched a Sustainable Aviation Fuel Certificate (SAFc) programme to help freight forwarders and shippers manage their carbon emissions whilst demonstrating joint commitment to green fuels. Customers participating in the scheme will receive a SAF certificate for the associated Scope 3 emissions reductions as well as detailed insight ... [+]

DB Schenker moves to new Glasgow site

DB Schenker has opened a new multi-modal site at Hillington, near Glasgow airport. It offers over 17,000sq ft of warehousing and more than 750 pallet positions for storage and pick and pack services, along with full security camera coverage including the external yard for devanning and loading containers. The site is ... [+]

Schenker hits profit record

Deutsche Bahn (DB) Group said on 30 March that it had achieved an operating profit of almost €1.3 billion and with its logistics and forwarding arm DB Schenker generating its highest profit in its history. - Dr Levin Holle, chief financial officer for the group - which includes the German ... [+]

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