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.
With the ever-changing landscape in cloud computing, there is never time to be stagnant. Leading global logistics provider DB Schenker, and digital transformation and technology leader Microsoft, share a similar vision when it comes to enriching the lives of others.
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.
Working with Porsche, DB Schenker, and Lufthansa Cargo, these German state governments are making sure three million face masks, 130,000 pairs of safety glasses, and 60,000 protective suits were delivered to the people who need them most.
DB Schenker recently transported Coronavirus test kits on behalf of Korean pharmaceutical manufacturer SD Biosensor. The kits were transported by air freight to countries where the number of people infected with COVID-19 is particularly high, in order to quickly determine whether a person is infected or not. Despite the many flight cancellations, our Korean team was able to support SD Biosensor by shipping diagnostic kits to various destinations worldwide at short notice.
DB Schenker is now responsible for MediaMarkt Sweden's logistics for online sales and store deliveries from the Arlandastad logistics center near Stockholm.
Transport, warehousing, recycling and other services along the supply chain require a high level of expertise in the proper and compliant handling of lithium batteries. This is where DB Schenker comes into play, supporting the industry with a dedicated service for battery logistics to cope with the logistical hurdles.
DB Schenker and Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking for the internet, are collaborating to change the face of the logistics industry.
DB Schenker has extensively investigated the use of exoskeletons at several logistics locations in Germany, in order to relieve warehouse personnel of physically-demanding tasks in the long term.
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DB Schenker has successfully introduced smart glasses from Picavi and scanning gloves from ProGlove in order-picking operations in Germany, in order to increase warehouse efficiency.