Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Logistics Giant DB Schenker Offers Shipping - For Free !

Customers Offered New Route Trials - Gratis
Shipping News Feature

GERMANY – DB Schenker have vowed to increase both the number of routes and services which the logistics group currently offer to shippers. In a move more usual in the world of retailing they are to advise around 35,000 customers in over 20 countries of the changes, principally in the South Eastern European sphere of operations, with the chance for them to test the new services free of charge.

Karl Nutzinger, CEO Europe of Schenker AG the man responsible for the latest sales campaign said:

"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. This is true for the growth markets in South-East Europe, for example, in which we are able to provide valuable support to customers from trade and industry with our local knowledge.

"We've been operating for over 100 years in most of the countries in this region. Today we offer unbeatable proximity to the customer in all the key economic centres with what is probably the densest network of locations available on the market. This is something we intend to demonstrate with our sales campaign."

Schenkers will use the campaign to advise clients of the new facilities which the group now have available. Many of these advances are in the areas which link Eastern and Western Europe. The focal point for shipments in this area is DB Schenker's new inter modal hub in Salzburg, which has just started operations. The facility has 125 loading bays and includes state-of-the-art technology for tracking consignments in the cross docking system. A private siding provides a direct link between road and rail.

The company also has a new multi modal facility in Sofia, Bulgaria whilst in Romania the subsidiary company DB Schenker Romtrans, has set up a less-than-truckload network designed to ensure that groupage consignments picked up in the countrywide service before 3 pm will be delivered the followed day to most of the economic centres in Romania.

Schenkers interests in this region now extend throughout Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.