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    Accelerate your ocean freight

    Time (even nautical time) is money, which is why you can rely on fast, hassle-free and sustainable solutions for the shipment of all your goods. Still, short transit time doesn’t mean you have to cut back on quality. From procurement and sales markets to seamless tracking and real-time updates  –  we give you the overview you want and the advantages you need.

    Easy booking, fast processing

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      Easily compare prices and time schedules in real time and use our convenient online tool to book.

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      We collect your goods right at your door. No stress and you can stay ahead with seamless tracking and monitoring.

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      Our efficiency is second to none which means once you book, you can rest assured that everything is right on track.

    Any questions left?

    • DB SCHENKER connect is a digital platform developed for connecting you to the world of ocean logistics.

      1. Get an instant quote: With only a few clicks, you will receive a rate, a schedule, and a door-to-door transit time instantly.
      2. Place booking online: The tool enables you to book the shipment in just a few minutes.
      3. Track all of your shipments: We ensure end-to-end visibility along your supply chain and provide full transparency.

    • Step 1: 
      Enter the origin and destination for your shipment. You can enter a port or a door location depending on your need. Do not forget to enter a ZIP code to specify your door location.

      Step 2: 
      Select the type of cargo/container you would like to book. 

      Step 3: 
      Select your desired schedule and rate.

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      Finally, depending on the service type chosen, fill out the required information about shipper and recipient.

      Step 5:
      Congratulations! You have successfully booked your cargo with DB Schenker. You can now focus on other tasks while we take care of your shipment.

    • Only companies and other business customers can use DB SCHENKER connect. Hence, you at least need a valid VAT number for booking with us. Unfortunately, we cannot serve shipment request from consumers and private customers without a VAT number.

    • The payment is handled via a regular invoice.

    • Using DB SCHENKER connect, you can book both Full-Container-Load (FCL) or Less-than-Container-Load (LCL). We currently offer our customers the possibility to book 20, 40 DC, and 40 HC containers.

      In terms of Freight-All-Kind (FAK) bookings, we only offer those which do not include special commodities. We also cannot accept used goods, such as cars.

      You can book dangerous goods with class 3 (flammable liquids), class 8 (corrosives), and class 9 (miscellaneous products or substances).

    • Yes, we do. We are in the process of developing three separate platforms: land, air, and ocean, and we plan to merge all three to one platform in the future.

    • Please use your SIMS Login from DB SCHENKER connect or register on our website.

    • You will soon be able to get a quote and book through our website without having to log in. However, we suggest to create an account, so you can track your shipment and take advantage of some of our other features.

      Right now the tool is going through a testing phase in the German market. After that, it will soon be available to all our customers.

    • At this time, the rate is only valid at the moment you search for it.

    • You can chat live with a DB Schenker ocean freight operator between 09:00–16:00 CEST through our website, or you can contact us at

    • We use Google API data with which it is possible to check rates and schedules for door-to-door bookings. Please be sure to provide a ZIP code to specify your door locations.

    • You need to log in to your DB SCHENKER connect account and view the status of all your shipments in the shipment area.

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