August 15 - DB Schenker has established a new air and ocean freight hub in Osaka, Japan, with the view to expanding its intermodal service from North Asia to Europe.

DB Schenker said that the Customs bonded facility in Rinku, located between Kansai International Airport and Osaka Port, offers ideal conditions for the efficient combination of air and ocean freight between Asia and Europe, and also the US.

"Our customers in Europe have been requesting a solution to ship cargo especially from North Asia with shorter transit times. We looked at several options. Osaka met quite the criteria necessary for a new hub," explained Janaka De Silva, head of DB SCHENKERskybridge for Asia Pacific.

The DB SCHENKERskybridge network combines the advantages of air and ocean freight, especially for shipments from Asia to Europe via Dubai.