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Intermodal Solutions

The Best of Both Worlds

Why limit yourself to one transport mode when you can utilize air freight for one part of the journey and then consolidate your shipments in a container for the rest? When done right, intermodal offers a less expensive – but no less reliable – transport option that leverages air freight’s speed and ocean’s lower costs.

Moving Fast and Within Budget

If you need to meet tight delivery deadlines while staying within budget, get the best of both worlds with an intermodal solution that blends ocean and air freight. By combining the two, you get a single, streamlined shipping approach that maximizes the biggest advantages of both options, including:

  • Lower transportation costs
  • High levels of reliability
  • Door-to-door convenience of truckload shipping
  • Long-haul economy of ocean freight
  • Less freight handling
  • Shorter transit times
  • Less need for warehousing
  • Good supply chain visibility
  • A completely optimized shipping process

Additional Services

DB Schenker offers a wide range of visibility solutions which help you manage your entire supply chain.

Whether you are looking for lean Tracking & Tracing solutions or active monitoring of your entire supply chain by means of high sophisticated order management services, DB Schenker helps you to improve your productivity and efficiency.

eBooking is a web portal designed for you to directly enter air and ocean bookings into a password-protected web form.

eBooking simplifies your booking process. All relevant data and shipment-related documents can be sent directly to your local DB Schenker office.

A complete booking overview including a status bar provides instant shipment visibility at all times.

DB Schenker offers Tracking & Tracing on shipment or PO level-based on multiple (including your own) references.

  • Tracking: The process of monitoring the status of a shipment or purchase order.
  • Tracing: The process of locating and/or determining the current status of a shipment or purchase order.  

Proactive monitoring by means of customizable exception alerting ensures an effective management of your supply chain at an early stage.

DB SCHENKERicm provides full end-to-end supply chain visibility and control from purchase order to final delivery.

Following the link on the right side, you will find more information about DB SCHENKERicm.

Ask DB Schenker to arrange cargo insurance for you - the safe way to secure full payment for potentially damaged or lost goods.

DB Schenker offers you safe and reliable transport services. Yet still, there is a risk for accidents caused by nature or human error. DB Schenker and its subcontractors will help you handle any such matter.


  • Professional and swift claims assistance from insurers
  • Budgeting of claims costs and premiums
  • Fulfillment of cargo insurance requirements for certain banking transactions
  • Full value compensation
  • 10% imaginary profits paid in addition

Laws and conventions for transport include limitations that may reduce compensation to a certain sum per kilo. Therefore, payments may not always fully correspond to the actual total value of the cargo.

The best way to secure full value payment for damage or loss during transportation is to buy cargo insurance for the shipment. As an add-on service, DB Schenker offers such insurance for all transport modes globally.

DB Schenker offers you one-stop transport and customs services and is your reliable partner for customs brokerage services around the world.

Accurately managed customs processes at origin and destination are the key requirements to ensure flawless operations and to avoid delays and costs.

To ensure regulatory compliance, DB Schenker is in close contact with local and international authorities. While worldwide customs regulations are getting more and more complicated, DB Schenker’s experts around the globe ensure accurate customs services in accordance with the latest regulatory requirements.
By providing both, transport and customs services, DB Schenker is your reliable partner to manage all required logistics services up to the final delivery of your shipment.

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We deliver solutions

With DB SCHENKERskybridge, we optimize your freight forwarding route and help you meet tight delivery deadlines while saving money on shipping costs. Our experts are standing by, waiting to customize a sea-air solution that meets your company’s specific requirements.
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Economies of Ocean + Speed of Air Freight

When you need a cost-effective shipping option that’s faster than ocean alone, combining sea and air is the answer. Maximize the synergies of air and ocean freight; transport your goods up to half the transit time of ocean freight and half the cost of air freight.

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