Intermodal hub - Rail service integrated into logistics concepts

(Berlin/Essen/Salzburg, 5 October 2010) DB Schenker’s most modern terminal for land transport to date is now connected to the rail network. The 26 million euro logistics center, which opened in Salzburg in April, serves as a hub for flows of goods in Europe and now links the road to the rail.

The roughly 80,000 square meter site is home to a 10,000 square meter transshipment hall, a 4,250 square meter logistics hall and an almost 5,000 square meter office building. Rail transports are integrated seamlessly into logistics solutions thanks to the terminal’s dedicated siding, which connects the terminal to the rail network.

Policymakers and representatives from the business community were on hand as DB Schenker and the local rail company Salzburger Lokalbahn dedicated the siding. The track is 414 meters long and connects the terminal in the Bergheim district to the existing route in the Aupoint industrial area and thus to the European rail network.

"Now that the siding is connected, our terminal is a fully fledged intermodal hub. We offer customers all rail services whenever rail is appropriate for the customer’s consignments," said Karl Nutzinger, Member of the Management Board of Schenker AG responsible for Land Transport.

All types of rail transports can be integrated seamlessly into logistics concepts via the siding with a covered loading ramp. "Rail is an ecological and economical alternative for forwarding certain types of goods over long distances. We link rail directly to pre-carriage and onward carriage by truck and our warehouse concepts without intermediate transport," said Elmar Wieland, Chairman of the Management Board of Schenker & Co AG, Vienna, responsible for Southeast Europe, highlighting the wealth of possibilities. All variants are possible in Salzburg, from single car transports and combined transports to block trains.
The terminal also has the technology to load paper rolls. Salzburg serves as a competence center for pulp and paper for DB Schenker in Austria and has decades of experience in product area. Freight with a unit weight up to 7.5 metric tons can be transshipped to rail in other product areas as well.

Issued by: Deutsche Bahn AG

ATG and SAR Merge to Form DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH

ATG Autotransportlogistic GmbH (ATG) and Schenker Automotive RailNet GmbH (SAR) are merging. In the past they were managed as two separate companies within DB Schenker Rail.

(Mainz/Eschborn, 5 October 2010) The two companies will now be managed as a single unit. "By merging the two companies, we hope to increase our efficiency in serving our customers in the automotive sector. The merger is a response to the industry’s greater demand for integrated network solutions for components as well as finished vehicles from a single source," says Karsten Sachsenröder, Member of the Management Board of DB Schenker Rail responsible for Sales.

The new company, called DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH, has already been registered in the Commercial Register since September 15th. The locations and organizations of the two companies are expected to be merged and the new corporate identity introduced in the first quarter of 2011.

DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH will continue to be managed by the Automotive Market Unit at the Europe level of DB Schenker Rail. It comprises four divisions. Head of this Market Unit is Axel Marschall, responsible for comprehensive business development and coordinating the cooperation with the European sister companies as Chairman of Business Management. The Finished Vehicles Division (formerly ATG) will be headed by Managing Director Peter Büsing; Components (formerly SAR) will continue to be managed by Managing Director Jens Nöldner. Arthur Meurer will serve as Managing Director for Finance and Controlling.
There will continue to be differentiated sales and dispatching structures for finished vehicles and components to satisfy the different purchasing behaviors, customer contacts and their specific features. The new structure continues to ensure business neutrality through third-party forwarders for the finished vehicle business.

With over 200 trains a day and over three million finished vehicles a year, automotive transportation logistics from DB Schenker Rail is the market leader on European railway tracks, generating sales of around 650 million euros in the year 2009.

Issued by: Deutsche Bahn AG

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