(Berlin/Essen, 30 January 2012) As of February 1, Patrick Zilles will take over the intermodal activities of DB Schenker Logistics. In his role as Head of Intermodal at Schenker AG headquarters in Essen, Zilles will be responsible for linking the different modes of transport efficiently, in particular DB SCHENKERhangartner. This offering provides customers from industry and trade the combination of trucking and rail services from a single source. Trucks handle pre-carriage and onward carriage, while trains handle long distances in unaccompanied combined transport.

His position at DB Schenker was created in light of the growing importance of intermodal solutions. DB Schenker Logistics is the market leader in land transport in Europe and one of the most important service providers, with roughly half a billion euros in revenues in rail forwarding alone. “I think there are still opportunities for our customers and for further growth, particularly in the intermodal business. I therefore am delighted that Patrick Zilles, an experienced manager from the logistics sector, will be joining our team,” said Karl Nutzinger, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG responsible for Land Transport at DB Schenker. “With his support, we will continue to expand our range of products and services involving rail – both for transalpine traffic and for the East-West connection in Europe.”

The 38 years old expert in transportation administration most recently managed intermodal activities for a rail company.

Issued by: Deutsche Bahn AG

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