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System Freight

Rely on Europe’s most extensive Land Transport network.

Use DB Schenker’s extensive land transport network which operates from 430 land transport branches, across 38 European countries, making us the number one choice for your groupage shipments and LTL needs. Our door-to-door service transports your freight (palletised or non-palletised) with the fastest lead times and daily line haul departures across Europe.

Characteristics DB Schenker System Freight

One network, three easy products


Our flexible solution moves freight quickly and reliably through Europe.

  • Various eServices and payment options (booking, tracking, eBilling etc.)
  • Free Prenotice: Notification ahead of delivery via text message or email
  • Dangerous goods handling 

for DB SCHENKERsystem

  • Fix Day 10
    You determine the delivery date, before 10 a.m.
    (with a maximum of 3 days after the planned lead time)
  • Fix Day 13
    You determine the delivery date, before 1 p.m.
    (with a maximum of 3 days after the planned lead time)
  • Fix Day to be agreed
    The shipper determines the delivery date (with a maximum of 3 days after the planned lead time)
  • Automated Fix Day to be agreed
    Your customer receives a text message or email with a link and then selects the most convenient delivery date* - digital and 24/7 via our online portal.

*The Fix Day period is the minimum DB SCHENKERsystem delivery time, plus up to three days. If no date is selected, the delivery will be made according to our System Freight schedule.

DB SCHENKERsystem premium:

Our premium solution if time is crucial.

  • Up to two days faster than DB SCHENKERsystem
  • Maximum reliability
  • Performance guaranteed*

for DB SCHENKERsystem premium

  • Premium 10
    Guaranteed* delivery in accordance with our lead time before 10 am.
  • Premium 13
    Guaranteed* delivery in accordance with our lead time before 1 pm.

*  If the shipment is not delivered within the agreed lead time, the customer can request reimbursement of the net fee without surcharges paid by the customer to DB Schenker for the specific shipment. This shall not apply if the sender or recipient is responsible for the late delivery and in case of force majeure.

DB SCHENKERsystem home:

Deliver your groupage shipment to your private customer's home - nationally and internationally - across Europe.

  • Fast and convenient online booking
  • Private recipients can select their curbside delivery date online
  • Advance notice of delivery by text message

Additional Services

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

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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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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. Please consider our restrictions for dangerous goods for Groupage (cross border) PDF Download.

However, with DB SCHENKERpart load and DB SCHENKERfull load, 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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System Freight goes econeutral: Your carbon offset option

Another important step toward becoming Europe’s leading provider of green logistics services: The Econeutral option enables you to offset your carbon footprint through CDM-certified climate protection projects.
System Freight goes econeutral: Your carbon offset option Read more

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eSchenker: It's so easy

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.