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DB Schenker’s new service to scan idle warehouse space in 60 nations  

June 18, 2020: DB Schenker is implementing a global space scan, a new service to identify and assess available idle space in all 794 of their own contract logistics warehouses in more than 60 countries as global demand for additional storage capacities is rising.

First customers include online retailers, sports, fashion and electronics manufacturers, as well as industrial companies.
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First customers include online retailers, sports, fashion and electronics manufacturers, as well as industrial companies.

June 18, 2020: DB Schenker is implementing a global space scan, a new service to identify and assess available idle space in all 794 of their own contract logistics warehouses in more than 60 countries as global demand for additional storage capacities is rising.

Online retailers, sports, fashion & electronics
Interest in the new service that screen almost 9 million square meters of storage space worldwide at a glance is already high: First customers include online retailers, sports, fashion and electronics manufacturers, as well as industrial companies.

Xavier Garijo, a board member for contract logistics, DB Schenker: “Square meters usually used for dedicated customers, for example, to cope with market fluctuations, are now transformed into temporary space opportunities, to support companies that urgently need additional capacity.”

Need for space
Changing customer behaviour due to Covid-19 has led to shipping backlogs in various regions around the globe. At the same time, growing consumer demand for certain goods, for example in the food or health care sector, have led to an increase in production. This has created a need for additional space along two dimensions: Currently, unsaleable items need to be stored temporarily, and companies must build up stocks to avoid interruptions in supply.

DB Schenker’s new offer helps companies that are urgently looking for vacant storage capacities and relevant value added services during this critical period. By implementing a digital platform, a daily update of volume and relevant features of available space is possible.

“We are convinced that there will be a higher demand for short-term storage capacity in the future. With our new service we not only serve the market during this transition to the new normality but improve the agility and flexibility of our customer’s supply chains”, adds Garijo.

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