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DB Schenker buys 6,000 swap bodies for system freight in Europe

With the purchase of 6,000 new swap bodies DB Schenker is investing in the expansion of its quality in the European System Freight. The currently used swap bodies will be partly replaced by new ones so that in future only consistent double-stack loading will be carried out. As a result the loading safety will be increased; the on and offloading at the terminal becomes easier. Simultaneously, about 1,000 swap bodies with curtains, which have so far been used for system and direct freight, will be replaced. Thus, DB Schenker is expanding its own European swap body pool to further countries. It is the long-term objective to work with this technique in system freight in 36 countries in Europe..

The new swap bodies, which will be supplied by the company Krone, have an even surface and rounded-off edges. This type of design contributes to the reduction of fuel consumption and consequently, decreases the CO2-emissions. Hence, about one litre of Diesel can be saved on 100 kilometres.

“With this investment we underline how serious we take the increasing demands of our customer in the system freight sector and how we want to further develop our position as market leader,” says Ewald Kaiser, Member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG and responsible for the land transport. “Focussing on the transport fleet and the right equipment are a visible result of our programme Governance@Land, with which we want to condition our land transport to the future.”

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