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 after which the platoons will make daily commercial trips. [+]

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 ... [+]

Truck platoons go live

DB Schenker, MAN Truck & Bus and Hochschule Fresenius said they were deploying networked (platooned) trucks for the first time in a practical application after the truck maker handed over the test vehicles for the joint platooning project to DB Schenker at its headquarters in Munich on 13 February. MAN board ... [+]

We have ourselves some convoy funding

DB Schenker, MAN and Hochschule Fresenius are to receive EUR2 million of funding from the German Federal Ministry to develop networked truck convoys. The project will run from June 2017 to January 2019. Initially the partners will test truck convoys on the A9 autobahn for several months to analyse their ... [+]

German rail chief quits

Ruediger Grube , the chief executive of the German state railways, Deutsche Bahn, which owns forwarder DB Schenker as well as the UK’s largest rail freight operator, has resigned following a disagreement over the length of his contract. The state-owned company announced last year that is planning to partly sell ... [+]

DB’s legal eagle returns to private practice

DB Cargo UK’s head of commercial law, Chris Thornes (pictured, second from left) is to return to private practice, joining Hull-based shipping, transport and international trade firm Myton Law, after a ten-year spell at the rail company. As well as overseeing property law requirements for the DBS, latterly he also ... [+]

New look for Redhead

Redhead International, now part of DB Schenker Logistics, has invested in four new DAF trucks with a value of £250,000. They are the first to be branded ‘Redhead International DB Schenker’ and will become the latest addition to the company’s fleet of over 300 vehicles. DB Schenker merged in a ... [+]

DB Schenker Rail rebrands

DB Schenker Rail UK, the UK’s largest rail freight company, has been rebranded DB Cargo UK. It is part of a full re-branding of DB Schenker Rail business units across Europe – which will all become known as DB Cargo during 2016. DB Schenker's global logistics and forwarding activity will ... [+]

Bellshill’s pride and joy

Bellshill's pride and joy DB Schenker Rail UK named electric locomotive 90018 ‘The Pride of Bellshill’ at a ceremony hosted by vehicle logistics specialist STVA to mark the opening of its Finished Vehicle Multi Modal Terminal near Glasgow on 7 January. The event was attended by Richard Lyle, Member of Scottish ... [+]

DB Schenker unconvinced by Freightliner competition commitment

Rail operator DB Schenker Rail UK said that recent commitments by Freightliner to allow more competition for container business to  and from Felixstowe and Southampton may be insufficient. It follows an announcement by The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) in December saying it had accepted commitments by Freightliner to ... [+]

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