A total of 500,000 tons of paper and 120,000 tons in return loads annually
Mainz, March 28, 2013 – On behalf of the Swedish logistics company ScandFibre Logistics, DB Schenker has been handling shipments to Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe since March 1 for ten Swedish paper mills. Seven trains are scheduled to run each week. This means that around 12,000 railcars transporting 500,000 tons of paper from Sweden will be hauled by DB Schenker Scandinavia across the Öresund Bridge and back each year, with 120,000 tons in return loads for customers in other business sectors. In Sweden, the trains will be hauled by the Swedish rail freight carriers Green Cargo and Hector Rail.
As Europe’s largest rail freight carrier, DB Schenker Rail is now one of the key service providers in the “Rail 11” rail-based logistics concept operated by ScandFibre Logistics. As a result of the new cooperation arrangement, railcar turnaround times have been reduced and shipments can be adjusted to fluctuations on the market at short notice. “Our re-started partnership with DB Schenker Rail on the European continent will increase the effectiveness of our Rail 11 logistics concept,” said Mats Erkén, Managing Director of ScandFibre Logistics. Axel Marschall, Member of the Management Board for Sales at DB Schenker Rail, is equally confident. “Together with ScandFibre Logistics, we are systematically expanding our European network and are a reliable partner for the paper industry.”
SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker