DB Schenker expands South Asia network with Bangladesh entity
June 27, 2019: DB Schenker has inaugurated Schenker Logistics (Bangladesh) Limited under the global freight forwarder’s India cluster organisation, Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.
June 27, 2019: DB Schenker has inaugurated Schenker Logistics (Bangladesh) Limited under the global freight forwarder’s cluster organisation, Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd.
The Bangladesh organisation will be led by Chester Hodgson who has over 20 years of experience in the freight and logistics industry in South Asia. “Our greatest pride is our customers and that our success is measured by how we can use our network to facilitate the progress of your business, the fruition of our vision to strategy implementation to become PRIMUS,” said Hodgson.
Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of DB Schenker, which is the transport and logistics division of the Deutsche Bahn Group.
“As one of the priority markets for our Indian subcontinent, the move to establish our own entity in Bangladesh will greatly enhance DB Schenker’s service portfolio in the subcontinent,” said DB Schenker CEO Jochen Thewes.
Schenker Logistics (Bangladesh) Limited will have two offices, in Dhaka and Chattagram, with over 150 experienced employees across the core product offering (air freight, ocean freight, contract logistics, land and cross-border transportation, global projects and fairs & exhibitions), spread across six vertical markets namely aerospace, electronics and solar semiconductor, automotive, retail & consumer, healthcare and industrial and chemical.
Ditlev Blicher, CEO Asia Pacific, DB Schenker, described establishing an owned entity as an “important step for the organisation that comes after many years of careful planning and preparation, which will greatly enhance DB Schenker’s service portfolio and footprint in the Indian subcontinent.”
DB Schenker works closely with locally trained experts and partners. Through such partnerships, the organisation also recognises its role in creating more job opportunities and upskill trainings for the local talent market, while at the same time strengthening its logistics capabilities in Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh is one of the priority markets for our Indian subcontinent and will help shape a new growth trajectory in the years to come. We are well prepared to expand aggressively in the country so as to better serve our customers,” said Vishal Sharma, chief executive officer, cluster India and Indian subcontinent, Schenker India Private Limited.
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