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DB Schenker Rail

One network for all of Europe

Best choice on Europe’s rails because no other rail freight company has such a closely meshed network throughout all of Europe and beyond. We make transports better, more efficient and more reliable with customer-oriented and tailored solutions.

Satisfied customers are our main objective. That’s why our some 31,000 employees at locations in 15 countries in Europe ensure high-quality services across all modes of transportation. With 4,200 customer sidings and the largest fleet on the continent, we offer you the best network on Europe’s rails. Nearly sixty percent of DB Schenker Rail’s transport services are pan-European. But that’s not enough to keep us satisfied. New connections now link Lisbon and faraway Shenyang, China, via Nishny-Novgorod, Russia. As a customer, you benefit from top quality and reliability, regardless of the task, complexity or market volatility.

 Our services include Europe-wide innovative transportation and logistics solutions for block train and single car transports as well as combining rail with road haulage and ocean freight.  In 2010, we founded Xrail together with six other European rail freight companies to create closer cooperation in cross-border single car transport.

Strengthening the European network – operations and sales. DB Schenker Rail has networked its operations. Cross-border products, services and operational concepts; central, Europe-wide transport management with origin and destination responsibility; Europe-wide management of vehicle deployment; and technical support for vehicles illustrate the great degree to which the different areas of operations are networked. The network is supported by a customized IT system, which, by 2020, will make it possible for customers to track all of their transports live from door to door.

DB Schenker Rail designs Europe-wide solutions that are precisely tailored to the widest variety of industries and goods. All of its internal business units share the goal of establishing a truly European network geared toward the needs of our customers.We have set out to offer you a cross-border network from a single source with consistent customer service for all Europe-wide transports. A closely coordinated, integrated planning process between sales, operations and the customer serves as the foundation.

DB Schenker Rail - one network for all of Europe. Together with our national companies, partners and affiliates in Europe’s most important countries, we offer freight transport services nearly area-wide throughout the entire continent. The DB Schenker Group’s strong partners are available throughout Europe to tackle these logistical challenges. From Portugal to Russia and from Sweden to Turkey, no other rail freight company offers better network coverage for all of Europe.

The DB Schenker Rail Group is subdivided into three European regions: East, Central and West.

Key figures from the 2013 Annual Report

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