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    Shipping Guide

    Welcome to our Shipping Guide. Here you can become a transport professional, learn, discover, and experience!

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    Who is the fastest? Field rabbit, a professional sprinter, or cargo bike?

    The field rabbit wins with extraordinary 70 km/h. Second is our Cargobike with 45 km/h. Closely followed by a professional sprinter with 44,72 km/h. 

    How to become the fastest in packing and shipping: that’s what you can learn here.

    Well-prepared and correctly packaged goods can save effort, trouble, and time. Let us guide you through the basics of correct packing and shipping, from standard to very special goods.

    • Quality packaging is the key to preventing any potential damage. Assessing the type of packaging for your goods is an essential step before sending them. Here are some considerations that will help you choose the best packaging for your shipments.

      • Weight: Consider the strength and durability of the container. Suitable packaging must resist the weight of its goods without becoming deformed even after it has been handled several times.
      • Shape and size: Protect the goods inside by wrapping the pieces inside the boxes. Your goods must not be in direct contact with the outer packaging.
      • Value: Add extra protection for valuable goods.
      • Fragility: Use instruction labels for special handling. Add extra protection for fragile goods.
      • Regulations: There are certain types of goods that require special packaging and labelling (e.g. dangerous goods). Check the corresponding legislation.

      Dangerous Goods: Be aware that some products such as food additives, perfumes, paints, solvents, and some electronic equipment could be classified as dangerous goods and must comply with the current standards on packaging, marking, handling, and storage requirements.

      Restrictions: Please also remember that there are certain types of goods that due to their nature or special characteristics are restricted for transport on the DB SCHENKER network or could require specific procedures.

      ➔ This guide offers some of the minimum requirements for packaging in order to avoid shipments or equipment becoming damaged or causing injuries to those responsible for handling them. By complying with these requirements, you will save yourself additional charges for the use of special vehicles or extra handling.

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    That’s how you describe goods correctly

    Adequate goods description plays a crucial role in logistics, as it lays the foundation for efficient and smooth transport of goods. In a globalized economy where supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, the accurate identification and description of goods is becoming more and more important.

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    Dimensions and maximum weights

    It is of the utmost importance to receive accurate shipment information on weight and volume. This saves you having to make extra corrections afterwards. Here you can find some examples for shipments with correct volume information and a lot of helpful tips on top.

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    Securing and protecting specific content goods

    Here you can find a series of specific tips for large and heavy items. This will help you protect your shipment and secure it for transport on our network.

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