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DB Schenker Signs Agreement with Global Online Marketplace uShip

DB Schenker Signs Agreement with Global Online Marketplace uShip
Danny Gill

DB Schenker has signed a five-year partnership agreement with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip for exclusive collaboration in Europe. The goal of the partnership, worth tens of millions, is to harness new, digital innovations that get freight moved faster and more efficiently, helping optimize services for customers and partners.

“To keep innovating faster, we partner with companies that use promising digital business models,” said Markus Sontheimer, CIO/CDO at DB Schenker. Matt Chasen, the CEO of uShip, said: “DB Schenker has a clear vision of how technology and innovation can create a more efficient, higher-quality digital freight network. We are excited that they have chosen our industry-leading web and mobile platform to transform their road freight business.”

The uShip marketplace platform it built to bring freight transport to mobile devices and will first be used in DB Schenker’s land transport sector. “As the market leader in European land transport, we want to tap the potential we have for greater efficiency and further optimize our unique land transport network for the benefit of both, our customers and our carriers,” said Ewald Kaiser, Board Member for Land Transport and CEO of Region Europe at DB Schenker.

Starting in late 2016, DB Schenker will launch its own “Drive4Schenker” online platform, which will use the uShip software platform to match drivers and cargo, enabling some 25,000 Schenker-approved transport partners to find additional cargo along their routes in real time. “Drive4Schenker” will start in Germany and other selected European countries, with the entire European land transport network to be integrated step by step.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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