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Connect 4.0: DB Schenker makes logistics easier than ever before

We advance businesses and lives by shaping the way our world connects. To achieve this ambitious objective, we are consistently working on enlarging our range of digital products and services to further improve our business activities. Whether by land, air, and water, the new connect 4.0 platform from DB Schenker allows customers to dispatch freight consignments quickly and conveniently online. Business customers can easily access online the company's international transportation network and dispatch shipments using any mode of transportation.

The new connect 4.0 is a state-of-the-art online platform, which “makes professional logistics simpler than at any time in the past”, states Jochen Thewes, CEO at Schenker AG. Further, it offers immediate price and scheduling information as well as easy tracking. With this, the shopping experience known from the B2C sector is made available to the field of professional B2B logistics. That said, especially small and medium-sized customers, who seek fast and simple solutions, will benefit from the new booking interface.

With connect 4.0, we are taking another important step towards the digital future and equipping our company for sustained success.

Jochen Thewes, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DB Schenker

Launched at the end of August 2018 for land transportation in Germany and Spain, DB Schenker is now adding Air and Ocean services to connect 4.0. Now, customers can use the online platform to also ship air freight from all over Germany to top export destinations. By Ocean, customers can ship to 50 countries on door-to-door basis covering thousands of port combinations.



Markus Sontheimer

"Online shopping has become standard in the B2C sector. Now the logistics business can benefit from online shopping as well.”

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Did you know? To date, DB Schenker has handled almost 500,000 freight bookings digitally. connect 4.0 will further digitalize and boost these digital activities. To realize the new platform, an agile and cross-departmental team at DB Schenker developed the interface in only eight months. What a great achievement helping to shape the way our world connects.


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