January 25 - DB Schenker has reorganised its European business and merged its four management regions into one.
With effect from January 1, 2016, Region Europe becomes the largest business unit of the Deutsche Bahn logistics subsidiary. Ewald Kaiser becomes ceo of Region Europe, and will also remain member of the Schenker AG management board for land transport.
The 36 European national organisations have been divided into ten country clusters: Germany and Switzerland; Nordic countries (Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark); France and Morocco; southeast Europe (Austria, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia and Turkey); eastern Europe (Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus); Benelux; Italy; UK and Ireland; Spain and Portugal; and Russia.
"Our new structure in Europe will make DB Schenker Logistics more powerful and faster when it comes to making and implementing decisions," claims Jochen Thewes, chairman of the management board of Schenker AG in Essen.