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Sustainable Aroma

  Black gold: global consumption of coffee has been rising for years – as has the potential impact on the environment, making sustainability in cultivation and transport all the more important. Photo: iStock/Floriana; photo homepage: iStock/ranplett Whether your day begins in Berlin or Beirut, in Sydney or in Santiago de Chile: the first cup of […]

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DB Schenker Continues Its Commitment to Climate Protection

We raise the bar on our climate protection targets through expanded shipping and airline company agreements. CO2 emissions from ocean and air freight targeted for reduction by up to 23%. DB Schenker has signed climate protection agreements with a growing number of cargo companies, demonstrating along with shipping companies and airlines that sustainability is an […]

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Celebrating Earth – April 22, 2015

April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day. An estimated 20 million persons demonstrated their support for environmental concerns during this nationwide event sponsored by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson and coordinated by Denis Hayes. The vast local turnout for this nationwide environmental ‘teach-in’ involved events held at 2,000 colleges and universities, as well as local citizens […]

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Partnering to cut CO2 by 2020!

DB Schenker and Maersk Line sign partnership agreement to cut CO2 by 20% per ocean container by 2020. “The partnership is a milestone in climate protection,” says Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Chief Sustainability Officer of Deutsche Bahn AG DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean […]

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Are consumers willing to pay a premium for food produced with high environmentally sustainable supply chains? Looks like a no.

Consumers are not willing to pay a premium for food produced with high socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains, a report by Sustainable Food Supply Chain Commission has found. Food companies promoting sustainable supply chains compete with other companies which “may not share those aspirations”, according to the report. Published by the Sustainable Food Supply […]

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DB Schenker purchases 6,000 swap bodies for European system freight – continues efforts in reducing CO2 emissions.

DB Schenker is investing in the expansion of its quality in the European System Freight with the purchase of 6,000 new swap bodies. In the future only consistent double-stack loading will be carried out. This increases loading; plus ease in the on and offloading at the terminal. Simultaneously, about 1,000 swap bodies with curtains, which […]

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Start-Stop system cuts CO2 emission by 50 tonnes per locomotive. It’s a go!

DB Schenker Rail UK, the British railfreight subsidiary of German Rail (DB), has announced plans to equip 90 EMD class 66 diesel locomotives with stop-start technology following a successful trial in southwest England. In February DB Schenker equipped one of its class 66s with the Auto Engine Stop-Start (AESS) system from ZTR, United States, and […]

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Schenker Boosts ISO Certified Facilities to 39!

As of February, 39 US Schenker, Inc. facilities have been awarded the ISO 14001 certification. Just one year ago, only two facilities held the certification: Freeport and JFK. We are very proud of our achievement, as it places us among a handful of Freight Forwarding / Logistics companies worldwide to be ISO 14001 certified. Getting […]

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Setting pace in carbon emissions reduction

Victorian Minister for Public Transport and Roads, Terry Mulder recently opened a new specially adapted eco-friendly DB Schenker distribution center in Altona, Australia. The 18,000 square meter six million euros logistics center located close to major roads and port facilities makes it tfth largest site in the Australian DB Schenker network. The facility operates eight […]

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