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Multimodal Solutions

Using modes of transportation efficiently protects the environment. That’s why our climate protection efforts begin even before the transport – as soon as we speak with and advise our customers.

In the past, we have been able to work with many of our customers to reduce emissions considerably through optimum coordination of modes of transportation. There is considerable CO2 savings potential, even in national and international land transport.

Saving CO2 in combined transport – off the roads and onto the rails

Every logistics expert knows that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all mode of transportation. That’s why DB Schenker combines the specific advantages of each mode in its multimodal supply chain, such as the outstanding ecological footprint of freight trains with the flexibility of trucks. Freight is transported by rail on the main leg whenever possible. Since its own trains run almost exclusively on environmentally friendly electricity, DB Schenker can reduce CO2 by up to 80 percent compared to conventional transport by road. Its truck fleet handles pre-carriage and onward carriage. DB Schenker can reach the most remote corners of Europe so that you can enjoy the convenience of door-to-door transports, even if you do not have a private siding. This method reduces total CO2 emissions by up to 60 percent. DB SCHENKERhangartner handles full loads along intermodal corridors, while DB SCHENKERrailog offers conventional carloads Europe-wide as well as numerous additional services.

We can all do something for the environment – even our trucks

To us, the most exacting environmental standards are a matter of course. This is why we are constantly renewing our truck  fleet and using more and more vehicles compliant with the Euro 5 standard. We are also testing new fuel mixtures in order to reduce our vehicles’ consumption. Furthermore, we utilize the capacity of our vehicles to the fullest by combining consignments at our hubs, since the fewer empty trips we make, the less CO2 we produce. People, however, remain the most important factor in environmental protection. By monitoring across-the-board training in fuel-saving driving techniques, we ensure that our drivers and those of our contract partners keep reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions significantly using simple methods.

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At DB Schenker, the security of your cargo is of utmost importance to us. We can offer a wide-array of supply-chain security solutions in order to protect your cargo during both warehousing and transport. No matter where your cargo is located or headed; we can offer suitable security solutions on a global level.

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As pioneers of innovative logistics solutions, we at DB Schenker are committed to becoming the leading sustainable, green logistics provider. As pioneers of innovative logistics solutions, we at DB Schenker are committed to becoming the leading sustainable, green logistics provider.

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Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods

Due to the risk posed to people and the environment, dangerous cargo cannot be treated like general cargo. It requires special handling and the workforce involved needs additional qualifications. Dangerous cargo is generally not accepted with DB SCHENKERparcel. It's also subject to general acceptance conditions applicable throughout Europe with DB SCHENKERsystem

However, with DB SCHENKERdirect, there are no general restrictions in place. In any case, whichever of these products they choose, customers may always ask their responsible branch office for special agreements. With this policy, DB Schenker covers 98 percent of the demand for ground forwarding services for dangerous cargo.

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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.

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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.

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