It has been announced that Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight business has been renamed DB Cargo and will now use the DB logo going forward. The name of the corresponding legal entity is expected to change from DB Schenker Rail AG to DB Cargo AG on March 1. All the companies in Germany and abroad that currently have “DB Schenker Rail” in their name are to 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. Andreas Busemann, who heads the Sales department at DB Cargo, said, “The aim is to improve the product portfolio and service quality we offer our customers,” adding, “and having the business units in the rail system partnering together will further that aim.”
As a consequence of the change, rail and logistics activities have been separated in organizational terms. Global logistics is to use “DB Schenker” going forward, while rail freight transport is to use “DB Cargo.”
Busemann also added, “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.”
Source: Deutsche Bahn AG
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