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DB Schenker goes Caucasian and Central Asian

DB Schenker is setting up eight new country organisations in the Caucasus and Central Asia region, foreseeing enormous development prospects in this area. Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be added to the worldwide network of the leading logistics provider.

This region functions as an economic bridge between Asia and Europe, the company believes. “These countries offer enormous opportunities that we want to integrate in our European and worldwide networks”, says DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes.

Kazakhstan first

The eight mentioned countries have been primarily served by partners so far and will now be operated by DB Schenker directly. DB Schenker takes the first step in Kazakhstan, where an own country organisation has already been founded and will be integrated into the DB Schenker network as of January 2020.

The next step will be taken in Azerbaijan, where a local agency will be integrated into the DB Schenker network within the next two months. In 2020, DB Schenker plans to set up its own country organisation in Georgia, followed by the other countries on the agenda. The new DB Schenker company has the potential of handling volumes reaching into the five-digit shipment numbers.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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