DB Schenker
DB Schenker is a logistics company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG. The company, created by reorganisation and rebranding of various Deutsche Bahn subsidiaries, comprises a logistics division encompassing air, land and sea freight, and a rail division made up from a variety of European rail freight companies.

History and background

Since December 2007 DB Schenker has been the freight logistics subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn AG is the German national railway company, a private joint stock company . Headquartered in Berlin, it came into existence in 1994 as the successor to the former state railways of Germany, the Deutsche Bundesbahn of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn of East Germany...

. DB Schenker is one of the leading globally integrated logistics service providers. DB Schenker combines all transport and logistic activities of Deutsche Bahn (DB Schenker rail and DB Schenker logistics) employing over 88,000 staff spread across about 2,000 locations in about 130 countries and now is the biggest freight operator in the UK after buying out EWS.

From 1 January 2009 the logistics operations of DB-Schenker, Railion
DB Schenker Rail is a European railway cargo carrier. The company was formed from the freight operating section of the Deutsche Bahn DB Cargo with the addition of various European rail freight operating companies.In December 2007 Railion became part of the DB Schenker logistics group, itself a...

, EWS, and Transfesa
Transfesa is a transport company based in Madrid, Spain.-Company description:Transfesa it is a transport and logistics service provider and European intermodal operator....

 were combined under the brand "DB Schenker".


Schenker AG
Schenker AG
Schenker AG is a German logistics company and a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company. Within DB Logistics, the logistics branch of Deutsche Bahn, Schenker is responsible for land, sea, and air transport and contract logistics...

and its many subsidiaries handle worldwide logistics operations including sea and air-freight, and is part of the DB Schenker organisation.

The European rail branch of the company is split into five units:
  • The West region will include western Europe, with Great Britain, France, Spain, and Portugal.
  • The Central region will cover Central Europe, with Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden.
  • The East region will stretch over eastern Europe.
  • Intermodal (responsible for pan-European business)
  • Automotive (responsible for pan-European business)
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