Merged DB Schenker expands Middle East network

DB Schenker is to expand its network in the Middle East. It has founded a separate company under the name of Schenker Saudi Arabia with effect 1 March. The new company is located in Riyadh and now operates directly in Saudi Arabia. Until now DB Schenker had partners represent it.

The new company supports its customers in Saudi Arabia from another three offices in Dammam, Jeddah and Al Jubayl.

“We can now offer high-quality integrated solutions from a single source to all our customers in this important Arab country,” said Dr Detlef Trefzger who as member of the board of management for contract logistics/supply chain management at Schenker AG is also responsible for the near Middle East/Africa region.

“The near Middle East/Africa region is one of the most interesting growth markets for global network and logistics activities,” said Trefzger.

DB Schenker is the new name for the merged Schenker and BAX Global – BAX Global having been purchased by Deutsche Bahn in January 2006.

“This is the final step of a successful integration process,” said Dr Thomas Lieb, chairman of the board of directors, Schenker. “For the benefits of our customers, we now offer all the main services from a single source in Asia, Europe and also in the Americas.”

All US operations have been transferred to DB Schenker while the domestic business, located in Toledo, will continue under the name of BAX Global, as a separate legal entity. BAX Global will focus on serving the wholesale community of air cargo users as a neutral provider handling primarily domestic cargo under its BAX Forwarder network program.

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