System Freight

Through Germany and Europe with a strong partner.

Use Europe’s most extensive land transport network: With 430 land transport branches in 40 European countries, DB Schenker is the number one choice for your domestic and international groupage shipments. Our door-to-door service transports your freight (palletized or non-palletized) with the fastest lead times and daily line haul departures throughout Germany and Europe. You can also use our numerous eServices and payment options (booking, tracking, eBilling, etc.)

Characteristics DB Schenker System Freight

One network, two easy products

Our flexible solution moves your freight quickly and reliably through Germany and Europe.

  • Fix Day delivery: The customer specifies a delivery date.
  • Fix Day 10 and 12 (national): The customer specifies a delivery date before 10 a.m. or before 12 noon.
  • Fix Day 10 and 13 (international): The customer specifies a delivery date before 10 a.m. or before 1 p.m.
  • Fix Day to be agreed: A delivery date is agreed upon with the recipient by telephone.

DB SCHENKERsystem premium:
Our premium solution if time is crucial.

  • Maximum reliability and performance
  • Delivery within the agreed fixed lead time
  • Within Germany: Delivery on the next working day.
  • Within Europe: Up to two days faster than DB SCHENKERsystem
  • Transparent lead times, available online at

  • Premium 08, 10 and 12 (national): Fastest possible transport. The shipment arrives at the recipient by 8 a.m., 10 a.m. or 12 noon on the scheduled delivery day.
  • Premium 10 and 13 (international): Fastest possible transport. The shipment arrives at the recipient by 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. on the scheduled delivery day.

  • Dangerous Goods
  • Delivery Pre-Notice SMS, Delivery Pre-Notice eMail: The recipient receives an SMS or e-mail notification when the shipment is delivered.
  • Additionally for domestic shipments:
    • Pre-Advice by eMail: Proactive notification of the delivery date by e-mail; possibility of coordination with DB Schenker.
    • Driver's Pre-Advice: The driver agrees on the delivery location and exact delivery time with the recipient by telephone at least one hour before delivery.

Ancillary Fees

Due to rising traffic volumes, timely delivery and pick up is becoming increasingly difficult in metropolitan areas.

This leads to unavoidable cost increases. The situation is particularly critical in the Paris conurbation. The Paris city administration is increasingly restricting access to the city area.

In addition, vehicle bans frequently lead to further major restrictions. For quite some time now, these measures have complicated matters and increased the cost of delivering and picking up your consignments in Paris. We are therefore compelled to introduce a surcharge for deliveries and pick-ups in the Paris conurbation with effect from 1 August 2017.

The Paris city surcharge will apply to all postcodes starting with the following numbers: 75-, 77-, 78-, 91-, 92-, 93-, 94-, 95

Since the Swiss National Bank SNB abolished the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro in January 2015, the euro (EUR) to Swiss franc (CHF) exchange rate has been subject to considerable fluctuations. This represents an increasingly incalculable cost factor with regard to the services provided by DB Schenker in Switzerland. These currency costs, over which we have no control, must be compensated for by means of a variable currency surcharge.

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Costs for petrol and diesel are becoming more and more subject to immense variabilities and thus they constitute an incalculable cost factor. At Schenker Deutschland AG fuel costs continue to constitute about 12 percent of the total haulage costs for general cargo/network transports. The percentage for part and complete loads is significantly higher.

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Tolls are charges levied on the use of certain types of traffic infrastructure, such as main and secondary highways and bridges and tunnels. Tolls are charged in many countries. In some European cities, a city toll is also due upon entry to the city center or to a low-emission zone.

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eSchenker is our most advanced logistic solution yet. It incorporates all eServices into one portal, giving you maximum support at every stage of your supply chain. From tracking and scheduling to booking and reporting, eSchenker has your logistics covered.


The easy-to-use eSchenker tracking tool gives you real-time information about the location and status of your shipment, and its current estimated time of delivery. Allocation of a tracking number means that you can access detailed shipment data online without having to log in. Our tracking technology has now been upgraded with an even more detailed overview and status information for each of your shipments.