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 be used at ten of DB Schenker’s European terminals in five countries to transport goods from distribution hubs to the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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