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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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New logistics facility in Ahmedabad, expands DB Schenker’s (India) strong presence in India.

DB Schenker (India) currently has 37 office locations and 53 warehousing facilities across the country. They are now adding to this with a 55,000-square-foot logistics facility in Ahmedabad, India, to serve customers in the western region. The Schenker Logistics Center, located 370 kilometers (about 230 miles) from Mundra Port and major industrial locations, is designed to offer customers logistics […]

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Tackling tomorrow’s challenges

Bringing the economic, social and environmental dimensions into harmony With its realigned strategy, DB is tackling tomorrow’s challenges and capitalizing on their potential. The objective of the DB2020 strategy is to create a lasting balance between economic, social and environmental interests. In this way, the company aims to safeguard its long-term commercial success and secure […]

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Rail Service Just Got Easier in Turkey

DB Schenker Rail expanded its transport services to Turkey, a growth market, and now offers a new traffic connection between Cologne, Germany and Cerkezköy in Turkey. The train connection will start off with one round trip per week and is planned to increase to three per week by the end of the year if required. […]

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Trends in Global Freight Seems to Move Toward Near-Sourcing

A report from Global Freight Forwarding 2014 draws this conclusion. Manufacturers are focusing away from globalization and towards regionalizations resulting in freight forwarding strategy changes and new product solutions. For example, China is no longer the automatic location choice. New opportunities are opening up in Africa, the Middle East, South America. Emerging markets such as […]

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DB Schenker launches Hamburg – Zhengzhou train

DB Schenker and the Port Authority of Zhengzhou launched the first freight train from Hamburg to the Chinese city on September 1. This complements a weekly service from Zhengzhou to Hamburg which was launched in August 2013. ‘We are proud that from today, Hamburg is not only a destination but also a starting point for […]

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New Automobile Expansion in the Works for DB Schenker

The DBS presence in China continues to expand as the company proceeds with a joint venture together with an unnamed Chinese partner to open a new logistics center targeted at the growing automobile industry. Early this month the group witnessed its first Eastbound rail freight service traveling to Zhengzhou. Now it has announced a 20 […]

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Some countries are more challenging than others – such as Romania

Can we put our shipments on a bicycle? “Romania’s deficient railway, road and naval infrastructure is the country’s greatest disadvantage, said Albin Budinsky, general manager of merchandise transport and logistics firm DB Schenker. “In the railway system, the speed for freight trains is of 25 km per hour. Which means it’s faster to reach Bucharest […]

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Now That’s Logistics – Transporting Pharmaceuticals

https://vimeo.com/105824636 Watch this video and get a glimpse of what goes into the transport of specialty products. CargoLux partners with DB Schenker global logistics in the transport of pharmaceuticals from Germany to Indianapolis, USA in 36 hours. It’s a trip in need of customized solutions because the product requires end to end temperature control. The […]

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Meeting logistics challenges head-on, DBS is developing a transport and logistics solution that delivers real-time data while saving fuel.

Facing a host of logistic challenges: fierce competition, cost pressures, unstable energy costs, stringent emissions legislation and the requirement for accurately-measured carbon footprints. DB Schenker along with T-Systems and GAF AG are looking for solutions that deliver real-time data based on satellite navigation, earth observation and satellite communication technologies. Cutting CO2 Emissions /Saving Fuel The […]

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