Schenker AG

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Schenker, the road, air, and sea forwarder, is a subsidiary of DB Logistics, i.e.,  the railway company Deutsche Bahn 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. Rail transport within DB Logistics is done under the DB Schenker Rail brand.


A Schenker truck, bearing the Stinnes Logistics logo

Schenker has roughly 65,000 employees at some 2,000 offices around the world and has a turnover of 14.943 billion € per year.

DB Logistics claims to be:[1]

  • No. 1 in European land transport
  • No. 3 in worldwide air transport
  • No. 3 in worldwide sea transport
  • No. 5 in worldwide contract logistics


Gottfried Schenker founded Schenker & Co. in Vienna, Austria, in 1872. In 2003, Schenker became a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, when DB acquired Stinnes AG.

On 31 January 2006, DB Logistics acquired BAX Global for $1.1 billion and is currently being merged country by country with Schenker.

In 2010, DB Schenker opened a major new intermodal transport hub in Salzburg.[2]

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  1. ^ DB-Konzern - Profile
  2. ^ "". Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  3. ^ Botschafter des Friedens mit Schenker nach Nordkorea Archived 2008-12-23 at the Wayback Machine

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