Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

GLS and DB Schenker Logistics sign partnership deal

DB Schenker Logistics and the GLS Group have signed a strategic partnership agreement on European level that will enable DB Schenker Logistics to offer a Europe-wide parcel service and GLS to expand its offer of freight services.

Under the non-exclusive cooperation deal GLS, the continental parcels business of Royal Mail, will deliver parcels for DB subsidiary. DB Schenker Logistics will generally collect parcels together with freight from customers. GLS provides further transport and delivery to businesses and their end customers.

Under the same agreement, DB SL will handle pallets for GLS.

“GLS already works together with many freight companies and networks, including DB Schenker Logistics on a national level. By signing the cooperation agreement, we have extended our cooperation to include the European economic area,” said Rico Back, CEO of the GLS Group.

And Ewald Kaiser, board member of Schenker AG for Land Transport, says: “This means that with DB Schenker Logistics, customers now have a single logistics partner that can provide everything from parcel services to part- and full-load solutions. The cooperation thus complements DB SL’s own parcel service in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland.”