Best choice on Europe’s rails
Thanks to its own strong companies and numerous cooperations and joint ventures with partner railways, DB Schenker Rail offers rail freight services throughout almost the whole of Europe.
DB Schenker Rail is the only rail freight operator in Europe with a truly European presence. It is supported by its own European operations network, which it has consistently expanded and developed over the years.
Some 31,800 employees in 15 countries in Europe work to ensure that cross-border transportation is managed efficiently and in a customer-oriented and environmentally friendly manner. Today almost sixty percent of DB Schenker Rail’s transport services are pan-European. With 101,306 freight cars and 2,913 locomotives, DB Schenker Rail has the largest fleet on the continent.
DB Schenker Rail AG is the management company at the DB Schenker Rail business unit and is the party responsible for synthesizing services at the European level.
DB Schenker Rail is divided into three regions, which coordinate processes in country – from Spain to Russia and from Sweden to Turkey.
Region West comprises DB Schenker Rail UK, Great Britain’s largest rail freight company; Euro Cargo Rail France (ECR), the number 2 in France; and Transfesa/ECR Spain.
DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG handles management functions in Region Germany/Central. The region also includes eleven operations companies, including DB Schenker Rail Nederland, DB Schenker Rail Scandinavia, DB Schenker Rail Italia/Nordcargo, DB Schenker Rail Schweiz, RBH Logistics and Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn.
Companies geared toward specific markets like DB Schenker Rail Automotive, DB Schenker BTT, DB Schenker Nieten and Intermodal Services are also part of this region. Around half of the 2,000 locomotives in the region are interoperable and used internationally.
Region East comprises DB Schenker Rail Polska (the number 2 in Poland), DB Schenker Rail Romania and DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria.
Central functions such as sales, operations, finance, human resources and IT provide support to the regions. Subsidiaries, which operate as fully responsible rail companies or solely as operations companies depending on market requirements, are responsible for regional business activities. In addition, internationally specialized sales, forwarding and logistics companies operate in national markets as well as across borders.
A strong sales function at the European level provides customers cross-regional support, complementing sales in the regions. Offer planning in operations and asset management take place at the European level. A special network management system is responsible for international and intercontinental transports to Russia and China.
|Key figures from the 2012 Annual Report|
|Revenues (million euros)||4,925|
Freight carried (million t)
Volume sold (million tkm)
|Employees (in FTEs as of December 31, 2012)||31,770|
|Trains per day||5,034|
Last modified: 05.04.2013