The value chain in the coal and steel industry stretches ever further across countries and continents. Steel products and raw materials are imported from emerging economies such as the CIS, China, India and Brazil. The market is constantly changing and requires new concepts in logistics. At DB Schenker, we respond to these changes with innovative and cost-effective transport solutions.
With years of experience and a pool of 42,000 freight cars, we organize transport chains from the supply of raw materials to the delivery of finished goods. Our numerous railports and rail logistics centers across Europe allow the best possible interconnection of rail, road and shipping routes - even at times of highly fluctuating demand. This allows us to deliver shorter, more regular transit times with improved cost-effectiveness and customer satisfaction.
Reliable planning and supply are of paramount importance to us. The energy sector already relies on the skills and multimodal transport services provided by DB Schenker for the transport of materials in and out of power plants all over Europe.
As one of the largest suppliers of raw materials to steelworks, we guarantee a reliable supply of ore, coal, lime and scrap metal. A diverse fleet of cars means we can transport coils for customers in the steel manufacturing industry just as professionally as structural shapes, pipes, cast pieces and even oversized sheet metals.
Our sales representatives work with you to develop specific transport and logistics solutions, including special rail solution concepts, that are tailored to your precise requirements. Examples of our services include the reliable provision of empty freight cars, freight car chassis guarantee, scrap supply management as well as the provision and use of special freight cars. We also offer industry-specific production concepts for sectors such as the automotive industry.
Reduction of CO₂emissions is becoming increasingly important, particularly since the introduction of the EU emissions trade. We are responding to these developments with a range of climate-friendly products. Rail services are capable of providing even 100% CO₂-free transport solutions.
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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.
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The Coronavirus pandemic has hit global supply chains with full force. Due to changing consumer behavior, stranded shipping containers are piling up in seaports with goods that can no longer be sold due to changing consumer behavior. In addition, growing consumer demand for certain goods, for example in the food or health sector, has led to an increase in production. This has two consequences: Currently unsaleable items need to be stored temporarily and companies are having to build up safety stocks to avoid interruptions in supply.
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