DB Schenker’s Full Load Solution business (FLS) will be transferred to DB Cargo. This will help DB Cargo expand its position as a European rail logistics specialist whilst it enables DB Schenker to further strengthen its market position in the world’s fast-growing economies and markets. DB Group’s Supervisory Board has been informed about the transition in its recent meeting.
Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, Member of the Board of Management for Freight Transport at Deutsche Bahn and Chairwoman of the Board of Management at DB Cargo: “We are becoming a rail logistics company with rail at its heart! Thanks to the high level of expertise of our colleagues at FLS, tailor-made logistics and service solutions can be found for every single customer. Customers thus receive real added value in their climate-friendly supply chain. And at the same time, they retain the contact persons they have trusted over the years. I am delighted about this further step in our “Strong Cargo” growth strategy.”
Christian Drenthen, Member of the Board of Management for Land Transport at DB Schenker says: “I am very proud of the successful transformation we have completed with the FLS unit. It is today in a fantastic position to continue its growth path within the European network of DB Cargo. We are excited to sharpen and expand DB Schenker’s Land Transport expertise both in Europe and globally.”
Within DB Schenker’s European Land Transport Network. FLS offers secure and flexible land, rail or vessel-based door-to-door transports including DB Schenker’s Eurasian rail and shortsea connections. Additional services include unpacking and repacking, cross-docking, warehousing, container staffing as well as control tower and visibility products. With the addition of FLS operations, DB Cargo will acquire access to customers in the consumer goods and other industries, as well as additional expertise in the field of multimodal door-to-door solutions.
The transfer involves the Transa Spedition GmbH, Hangartner Terminal S.r.l., and the majority of DB Schenker’s European Multi Modal Solutions departments. All services will in future be offered by DB Cargo and DB Schenker in close partnership.