DB Schenker is a logistics company providing supply chain management and logistics solutions. It offers land transport, air and ocean freight, contract and lead logistics, and special products. The company provides specialized industry solutions as well.

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Parent CompanyDeutsche Bahn
HQEssen, DE
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
DB Schenker was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Essen, DE
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Key People/Management at DB Schenker

Jochen Thewes

Jochen Thewes

Chief Executive Officer
Katharina Rath

Katharina Rath

Member of the Board of Management (Human Resources)
Christian Drenthen

Christian Drenthen

Board Member for Land Transport
Thorsten Meincke

Thorsten Meincke

Board Member for Air and Ocean Freight
Christa Koenen

Christa Koenen

Member of the Board of Management (CIO/CDO)
Xavier Garijo

Xavier Garijo

Board Member for Contract Logistics
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DB Schenker Office Locations

DB Schenker has offices in Essen, Duisburg, Freeport, Miami and in 233 other locations
Essen, DE (HQ)
Kruppstraße 4
Duisburg, DE
Masurenallee 33
San Nicolas, AR
117 Tucumán
Alexandria, AU
72 Bourke Rd
Eagle Farm, AU
20 Clyde Gessel Pl
East Arm, AU
8 Mendis Rd
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DB Schenker Financials and Metrics

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DB Schenker is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn

DB Schenker Revenue

DB Schenker's revenue was reported to be €17.6 b in FY, 2020 which is a 3.4% increase from the previous period.
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DB Schenker Operating Metrics

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Shipments in Land Transport

50.75 m100.45 m52.52 m106.47 m53.86 m107.13 m51.66 m108.17 m

Air Freight Volume, tonnes

613.1 k1.3 m649.4 k1.3 m578.9 k1.19 m495.3 k1.09 m

Sea Freight Volume, TEU

1.06 m2.17 m1.09 m2.2 m1.12 m2.29 m992.1 k2.05 m



DB Schenker Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
SB Global LogisticsAugust 30, 2017
ADRIA KOMBI d.o.o., Ljubljana
Air Terminal Handling SAS
Almoayed Schenker W.L.L.
Anterist + Schneider Zeebrugge B.V.
AO Schenker
ASIMEX Anterist + Schneider Import – Export SAS
AS Schenker
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DB Schenker Revenue Breakdown

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DB Schenker revenue breakdown by business segment: 15.4% from Contract Logistics, 46.8% from Air and Sea Freight Division and 37.8% from Land Transport

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DB Schenker News and Updates

DB Schenker appoints Kinjal Pande as new India CEO

DB Schenker, the global logistics service provider 100% owned by Deutsche Bahn Group, has appointed Kinjal Pande as the new CEO for India and the Indian subcontinent, effective immediately, said a statement issued today.

Shaping the e-commerce industry: Schenker Ventures invests in Warehousing1

DB Schenker announces an investment into Warehousing1, an e-commerce fulfilment platform provider based in Berlin, Germany. The funding is the first venture capital activity of Schenker Ventures, the global logistics service provider’s holistic venturing department. Schenker Ventures joins Warehousi…

Deutsche Bahn to return to profitable business in 2022 • Record revenues in 2021

Deutsche Bahn (DB) saw double-digit percentage growth in revenues, exceeding the level achieved in 2019, the year before the pandemic. DB Group revenues rose 18.4% year on year, to EUR 47.3 billion, in the 2021 financial year. DB intends to generate operating profits again starting this year.

DB starts operations of Rail Bridge with relief goods for Ukraine

The rail bridge operated by DB Cargo and DB Schenker is picking up speed. On Friday night, a first train carrying relief goods for the people of Ukraine started at the Seddin marshalling yard near Berlin. The train is loaded with 15 containers. The cargo includes sleeping bags, sleeping mats, diaper…

DB Schenker Selects Avatour's Real-Time 360° Technology to Help Drive Innovation and Sustainability Goals

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Avatour, the world's only immersive remote collaboration platform for site meetings, announced that it is partnering with DB Schenker to help the logistics leader enable a true alternative to travel with virtual warehouse tours, offering a 360°...

Atlas Air Announces Long-Term Extension of Agreement with DB Schenker

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAWW), announced an extension of its partnership with Schenker Flight Services GmbH (DB Schenker), one of the world’s largest integrated logistics service providers, to pr…
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DB Schenker Blogs

Writing history in digitalizing ocean freight

DB Schenker digitalizes the Bill of Lading with HAPTIK and writes history in ocean freight The post Writing history in digitalizing ocean freight appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Zero-emission autonomous coastal container feeder

A zero-emission autonomous coastal container feeder - the first of its kind in the world. Get exclusive insights and all benefits, facts and figures about this new innovation. The post Zero-emission autonomous coastal container feeder appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Autonomous forklift for trailer loading and unloading

Find out how autonomous mobile robots can increase safety, efficiency and throughput, lower costs and relieve labor shortage. The post Autonomous forklift for trailer loading and unloading appeared first on Logistics Matters.

Shaping the e-commerce industry

DB Schenker invests into Warehousing1, an e-commerce fulfilment platform provider. Read more about the investment, get statements from both sides and find out how they support beyond capital. The post Shaping the e-commerce industry appeared first on Logistics Matters.

DB Schenker donates to WeForest

DB Schenker donates to non-profit, WeForest, by activating employees through an internal company challenge - part of their 150th-anniversary year celebrations The post DB Schenker donates to WeForest appeared first on Logistics Matters.

CO2-neutral air freight

DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo have decided to continue their fossil-free freighter flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai. The joint offer towards greener logistics will extend until at least October 2022… The post CO2-neutral air freight appeared first on Logistics Matters.
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DB Schenker Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was DB Schenker founded?

    DB Schenker was founded in 1872.

  • Who are DB Schenker key executives?

    DB Schenker's key executives are Jochen Thewes, Katharina Rath and Christian Drenthen.

  • How many employees does DB Schenker have?

    DB Schenker has 74,514 employees.

  • What is DB Schenker revenue?

    Latest DB Schenker annual revenue is €17.6 b.

  • What is DB Schenker revenue per employee?

    Latest DB Schenker revenue per employee is €236.2 k.

  • Who are DB Schenker competitors?

    Competitors of DB Schenker include Rhenus, DACHSER and Bolloré.

  • Where is DB Schenker headquarters?

    DB Schenker headquarters is located at Kruppstraße 4, Essen.

  • Where are DB Schenker offices?

    DB Schenker has offices in Essen, Duisburg, Freeport, Miami and in 233 other locations.

  • How many offices does DB Schenker have?

    DB Schenker has 255 offices.