DB Schenker Logistics creates greater transparency for tracking air and ocean freight consignments

New Advanced Tracking offers a quick search and special filters • GPS tracking also available

DBSCHENKER125(Essen/Berlin, September 10, 2012) DB Schenker Logistics now offers even more options for tracking consignments with its new Advanced Air & Ocean Tracking service.

Customers can use the quick search feature, use special filters and references to customize information, and receive automatic notifications from the system. Customers that use the DB SCHENKERsmartbox service can track ocean freight containers with their consignments on a map in real time, 24-hours a day, using GPS (Global Positioning System). They can also retrieve a variety of sensor parameters such as the temperature, humidity, G-force, inclination and light.

The new eNotification feature lets customers set up and save notifications in the DB Schenker system for specific trade lanes and ports or airports. Customers automatically receive the preset information by e-mail when the consignment reaches certain milestones or if the consignment’s parameters change.

“When we spoke with customers, many expressed a desire to optimize the information provided and to enable consignments to be tracked more easily,” said Diederick de Vroet, Head of Global Ocean Freight at DB Schenker Logistics. “We were happy to address this concern. Our system now offers a variety of new options and is already put to good use by many major customers. The system is available to all customers.”

Customers can sign up for the new Advanced Tracking service to take advantage of the new functions for air and ocean freight. To register on the DB Schenker website, click eServices on the blue bar at the top, select e-Schenker Portal and click Tracking in the gray menu on the left and enter the required information. Customers can also continue to use the Harmonized Tracking service without registering to retrieve their general consignment data.

Bernd Weiler
Head of Communications Transportation and Logistics / International
Tel. +49 (0) 30 297-54020
Fax +49 (0) 30 297-54029

SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker

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