Logistics, Rail

DB Cargo AG is the New Name of DB Schenker Rail AG

[ March 4, 2016   //   ]

As of March 1, Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight business has been renamed DB Cargo and will use the DB logo going forward. The name of the corresponding legal entity will change from DB Schenker Rail AG to DB Cargo AG. All the companies in Germany and abroad that currently have “DB Schenker Rail” in their name will be integrated into the new naming structure by the end of 2016.

Deutsche Bahn’s rail business (specifically, its passenger and rail freight transport business units) were combined in the new Traffic and Transport Division in August 2015. “The aim is to improve the product portfolio and service quality we offer our customers,” says Andreas Busemann, who heads the Sales department at DB Cargo.

In addition to the logo change, there has also been a structural one: rail and logistics activities have been separated in organizational terms. Global logistics will use “DB Schenker” going forward, while rail freight transport will use “DB Cargo.” “Although we are separating our logistics and rail businesses from each other by name, we will of course continue to offer integrated rail transport and logistics services throughout Europe where it makes sense for the market and our customers,” says Andreas Busemann.

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