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History of DB Schenker

For over 140 years, Schenker brand represents trust, quality and innovation in logistics

2012The company goes from DB Schenker Romtrans to DB Schenker according to corporate rules
2010The inauguration of the most modern European DB Schenker terminal in Salzburg
2009Aquisition of Romtrans company by DB Schenker group. DB Schenker Romtrans becomes a new force in Romania with 10 branches in Bucharest, Arad, Oradea, Cluj, Iasi, Galati, Giurgiu, Constanta, Constanta MOL 1S, Valea lui Mihai and more than 70 offices
2008DB Schenker opens a branch in Chisinau. - Republic of Moldova
2007DB Schenker acquires 100% of Spain-TIR
2005Strategic alliance with BAX Global. Schenker strengthens its position in land and freight transportation at key markets in the USA and Asia
2001Merger of Schenker-BTL/Deutschland/AG and Schenker International Deutschland GmbH to form Schenker Detschland AG
2000Opening of the Integrated Logistic Centre Rotterdam. Schenker Inc. named for Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Schenker and Deutsche Bahn establish Railog joint venture for rail related logistics services
1999Takeover of BTL AB. Schenker Australia appointed Official Freight Forwarder of the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. Strategic alliance between Schenker and Seino
1998Coordination of land transport operations in Europe at Schenker and BTL under the Schenker-BTL name
1997Schenker looks back on 125 years of history. Schenker AG repositions itself by divesting the bulk cargo business and forming three new business areas: Schenker Logistics, Schenker International and Schenker Euro cargo. The shareholding in the Swedish company BTL / AB Gothenburg, gives birth to Europe’s leading transportation and logistic provider. New rail connection from Sopron-Hungary to Turkey, Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria
1996Stinnes air and sea freight, land transport, handing/logistic and seaport activities are grouped under the trade mark Schenker-Rhenus AG
1994Founding of Schenker Romania SRL
1991Stinnes AG acquires a majority stake in Schenker from the German railroad company Deutsche Bundesbahn and divides the business into Schenker International/air and sea freight/ and Schenker Euro cargo /European land transport.
1989 Company decide to introduce SWORD/Schenker´s Worldwide Online Real time Data Network/ and EDIFACT standards
1972 Schenker becomes the official freight forwarder for Munich Olympics. Coinage of Jet cargo, Sea cargo and Euro cargo as trade marks for bulk transportation by air, sea, rail and road
1966 Dedicated company founded in Hong Kong to oversee Asian market
1947 Subsidiary established in the U.S., internationalization and airfreight is pursued on a large scale
1945 Rebuilding process begins following misappropriation and the loss of numerous bases in World War II
1931Deutsche Reichsbahn acquires Schenker. First sea freight container shipment
1928Following the acquisition of BEHALA, Schenker headquarters is transferred to Berlin
1924The German export industry goes on an international exhibition tour organized by Schenker
1922 First air freight shipments in Germany
1918After World War I, Schenker focuses on express delivery services, regional freight forwarding, removals and trade-fair services
1901Gottfried Schenker passes away in Vienna and is succeeded by his adoptive son Dr. August Schenker-Angerer.
1895Founded Austro/American Shipping Company
1880Acquired a stake in the steam navigation company Adria Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft
1874Branch offices established in Budapest-Hungary, Bucharest-Romania, Prague-Czech Republic and London-England
1873First consolidated rail consignment from Paris, France to Vienna, Austria
1872Gottfried Schenker founded the freight forwarding firm Schenker & Co in Vienna

Last modified: 13.03.2013

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