Friday, March 6, 2009

Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global complete integration

DB Schenker is the new brand name for the integrated company in the USA

(Essen/Freeport NY, March 6, 2009) After two years of careful planning, Schenker, Inc. and BAX Global operations within the USA are fully integrated and doing business under the brand name, DB Schenker. BAX Global was purchased by Deutsche Bahn AG in January of 2006.

“This is the final step of a succesful integration process,” says Dr. Thomas C. Lieb, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Schenker, Inc. “For the benefits of our customers, we now offer all the main services from a single source, in Asia, in Europe, and also in the Americas.”

All USA operations have successfully transitioned to DB Schenker. The domestic business, with the international hub in Toledo, Ohio and transportation and express consignment operating groups along with the Container Freight Station located in Toledo will continue under the name of BAX Global Inc., as a separate legal entity. BAX Global Inc. will focus on serving the wholesale community of air cargo users as a neutral provider handling primarily domestic cargo under its BAX Forwarder Network program.

DB Schenker in the USA has 140 branch locations offering integrated logistics services, such as International air and ocean services, contract logistics, global supply chain management, and customs brokerage. Additionally, customers can select guaranteed overnight, second day, and day-definite ground; standard overnight, second day and economy ground delivery throughout North America.