June 24 - In Houston, USA, DB Schenker has relocated to a new 150,000 sq ft (13,935 sq m) facility specifically built to cater to the needs of the oil and gas/energy industry in the Gulf Coast area.

Philippe Gilbert, regional ceo, DB Schenker Americas said: "We work with global suppliers and manufacturers to manage their logistics ensuring all materials are delivered to location in accordance with planned operations and construction schedules."

"We know the energy industry demands the highest standards in logistics management," says Malcolm Heath, ceo, Schenker Inc. "Its projects are on extended scales requiring the efficient channeling of sensitive and oversized cargo into some of the most difficult geographical locations around the globe."

Edward Fish, Houston-based vp, Global Projects, Oil and Gas for Schenker Inc and general manager of the facility adds: "DB Schenker's Houston Branch is strategically positioned to act as a centralised control tower in support of our oil & gas and project customers.