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Battery Logistics

Electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, and other progressive mobility products are populating cities around the world. Scenarios show that by 2030 global electric car sales will reach some 25 million and the stock of vehicles may be greater than 130 million. In order to meet environmental standards, regulations are strict and new concepts and new policies are continuously being introduced.

Batteries are the main drivers of the ongoing electrification of the world, which rapidly increases the need for reliable solutions. However, the logistics for transport, return, and recycling are complex due to their dangerous-goods classification.

Comprehensive legal requirements for transportation and warehousing are combined with individual regulations concerning battery types and transportation modes.

Your one-stop solution for the entire battery supply chain.

As a fully integrated service provider, DB Schenker covers all logistics modes of transport, as well as the complete life cycle of batteries, globally.

We cover everything from the inbound transport of materials to the production, as well as the outbound transport of finished goods, after-sales services, and the reverse logistics of recycling or disposal. Our global network of proven dangerous-goods experts allows our customers to compete with the challenges of an emerging industry. Our combined expertise in automotive, electronics, and the semiconductor business results in sophisticated cross-industrial solutions.

At DB Schenker, we can provide or organize the proper packaging to ensure safe transport and storage for all kind of batteries: new, used, and even damaged ones.

With our network, we cover the whole logistics spectrum: land, ocean, and air transport, as well as special solutions in contract logistics and rail transport.

Thereby, we are able to create custom-made and reliable solutions for each of our customers’ needs.

  • Land Transport: DB Schenker serves more than 430 terminals worldwide, covering one of the most crosslinked networks in the world. With a long track record for quality and timely transportation, your products will be in safe hands.
  • Ocean Freight: Our global network of ocean freight carriers ensures the transport of batteries worldwide: from continent to continent as part of a complex supply chain.
  • Air Freight: Air freight is the fastest way to get goods to their destinations. DB Schenker’s years of experience in international air freight shipping ensure a strong, flexible supply chain.
  • Contract Logistics: As a resourceful partner for contract logistics solutions, we add value to every step of your supply chain.
  • Rail Logistics: The DB Schenker network provides a broad range of multimodal as well as conventional rail solutions.

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