DB Schenker Company Profile

Global logistics expertise with a strong rail foundation

DB Schenker stands for the transportation and logistics activities of Deutsche Bahn. The Logistics sector of DB is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider based on revenues and performance.

In financial year 2012, DB Schenker generated revenues of around 20.3 billion euros, approximately 52 percent of the DB Group’s revenues. Through its Transportation and Logistics Division, DB holds top positions in global air and ocean freight and has Europe’s densest land transport network and the rail expertise of Europe’s largest rail freight company.

With around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions, DB Schenker has a global network geared toward customer service, quality and sustainability. This success is owed primarily to DB Schenker’s 96,000 employees, all of whom place customer satisfaction and quality at the center of their work.

DB Schenker stands for performance, service and safety, regardless of the complexity or extent of logistics tasks and requirements. We are well equipped for any and all challenges thanks to our robust business model. Merging international markets and increasing flows of goods are challenges we face every day, and at the same time are what drives our business. Our customers, from regional family-owned companies to international corporations, must be able to act with increasing speed and flexibility – and on a global scale. Whether in terms of procurement, production or sales markets.

We have set out to link these markets using environmentally friendly, intercontinental and seamless logistics chains. To do so, we have developed appropriate door-to-door solutions and complex service packages covering the entire value chain.

We have a presence in some 130 countries around the world; we work in a network but operate locally. We offer integrated services from a single source: seamless transportation chains across all carriers – whether freight train, truck, ship or airplane – combined with complex additional logistical services. Thanks to our specialized industry expertise, we have been a partner of the automotive, consumer goods and high-tech industries for years, just to name a few examples. We offer our customers an increasing number of integrated industry solutions in these market segments.

We are systematically adjusting to growing awareness of climate protection. In a time in which environmental consciousness is increasingly becoming a social responsibility, we help our customers improve their environmental footprint. DB Schenker’s climate protection activities are an integral component of DB’s Climate Protection Program 2020. This program aims to cut the DB Group’s specific CO2 emissions – emissions from transport services – by an additional 20 percent worldwide between 2006 and 2020. This target is based on achievements made in recent years: DB has already reduced its specific CO2 emissions from rail transport by over 40 percent since 1990. The Logistics sector has defined specific savings targets in all business units, for example in optimizing fleets and improving the energy efficiency of buildings and facilities.

DB Schenker comprises the DB Schenker Rail and DB Schenker Logistics Business Units

With 64,200 employees and revenues of 15.39 billion euros, DB Schenker Logistics, with its three internal business units, is the global leader in the industry. Its units include European land transport, global air and ocean freight, sophisticated logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source. The logistics specialists also hold top positions in automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.

DB Schenker Rail, the rail freight company of Deutsche Bahn, is the leading provider in European rail freight transport with approximately 4.92 billion euros in revenues and 31,800 employees.

DB Schenker Rail has its own companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures operating in 15 countries in Europe. Thanks to its international organization, DB Schenker Rail offers efficient transport solutions in the block train, single car system and intermodal segments. The Steel & Coal; Chemicals & Mineral Oil; Building Materials, Industrial and Consumer Goods; Intermodal; and Automotive Industry Segments are its core areas.

DB Schenker Rail operates some 5,000 freight trains a day. Transport performance totaled 106 billion metric ton-kilometers and DB Schenker Rail shipped 398.7 million metric tons of freight in 2012. DB Schenker Rail has the largest fleet in Europe, which comprises around 101,300 freight cars and 2,913 locomotives – a high percentage of which are multi-system locomotives used internationally. Almost 60 percent of freight trains already cross at least one border.

Facts and figures about the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn:

  • Over 100,000 truck journeys: DB’s freight trains take the equivalent of over 100,000 truck journeys off the roads every day, thus avoiding 4.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.
  • 11,000 kilometers: The longest rail route traveled by DB. Automotive parts are shipped along this corridor connecting Leipzig, Germany, and Shenyang in Northeast China on behalf of BMW.
  • 4,000 metric tons: The weight of the heaviest freight trains. These trains transport iron ore from ports on the North Sea to steel mills in Germany.
  • Six million automobiles: DB Schenker’s contract logistics specialists collaborate on the production of six million automobiles each year. Over 3,300 automobiles are shipped daily on ocean-going vessels.
  • 6 million square meters: the area of state-of-the art logistics facilities operated by DB Schenker worldwide.
  • 64.4 million metric tons: the approximate amount of steel transported by DB Schenker Rail Deutschland in 2011.
  • 250 trains with finished vehicles and supplier parts travel through Europe daily. The automotive experts at DB Schenker see to it that three million vehicles are delivered by rail each year.
  • 32,000 regular scheduled services per week are offered by DB Schenker Land Transport. The network of scheduled transports links Europe’s most important economic regions.
  • With 1,200 of its own charter flights each year, DB Schenker Air Freight offers its customers sufficient capacity for the fast global exchange of goods.

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