DB Schenker consolidates air, ocean, land operations under ‘Freight’ division

DB Schenker is reorganising in 2017, bring its Air and Ocean Freight and Land Transport Board divisions under a new Freight (COO) division. It will be headed by Ewald Kaiser (pictured), currently member of the management board for Land Transport.
The move, set to come into effect on 1 January 2017, will reportedly streamline processes.
“By reducing the number of members on the Management Board from seven to six and reorganising the board divisions, we intend to satisfy market requirements for fast and consistent solutions for our customers and to serve as a role model for creating more efficient structures,” said Jochen Thewes, CEO, Schenker AG.
A new organisational unit within this board division named Global Land Transport will standardise and promote the development of land transport outside Europe.
Another new division, Commercial DB Schenker (CCO) and Contract Logistics, headed by Tom Schmitt, will foster customer contact and strengthen sales.
A personnel change has also been made in Schenker AG’s largest business region. On 1 December 2016, Reiner Heiken assumed the role of CEO of Region Europe, replacing Ewald Kaiser. Heiken served most recently as Chairman of the Management Board at Kühne & Nagel in Hamburg.

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