DB Schenker is expanding its services in European land transportation with additional regular scheduled services, new facilities and advanced technology.
"In many talks we have had with customers throughout Europe, we have established that, even in times of crisis, there is a demand for additional services and new solutions," stresses Karl Nutzinger, as CEO Europe of Schenker AG. DB Schenker plans to target companies in South and East Europe with the new services.
DB Schenker country organizations operate today in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. The company currently has a workforce of over 5,000 employees spread throughout the region.
The focal point for shipments between East and West is DB Schenker's new hub in Salzburg, which has just started operations. The facility has 125 loading bays and includes technology for tracking consignments in the cross-docking system. A private siding provides a direct link between road and rail.
The new DB Schenker terminal in Sofia, Bulgaria, has also started operations. The facility covers an area of 5,000 square meters, has 30 loading bays, and is equipped with new security technology and fire safety systems. It also has two private sidings with a total length of around 220 meters.
In Romania, DB Schenker Romtrans has set up a less-than-truckload (LTL) network that meets European quality standards. Of the ten main branch offices and around 70 local offices operated by DB Schenker Romtrans, the locations in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Arad and Iasi are integrated into the LTL system via the central hub in Brasov. The network is designed to ensure that LTL consignments picked up before 3 pm will be delivered the followed day to most of the economic centers in Romania.