DB Schenker wins five-year Shell Australia contract

DB Schenker, the transportation and logistics arms of Deutsche Bahn, has been awarded a five-year contract to provide international freight forwarding and customs clearance services to Shell Australia, using its global network of specialised Oil and Gas offices.
The operations team in Brisbane, Darwin and Perth will be supported by DB Schenker’s iTeams software, which enables visibility and tracking through the logistics cycle.
“We are proud to continue our global relationship with Shell in Australia to supply both QGC (Queensland Gas Company) in Queensland and the Prelude FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas) facility in Western Australia with international freight and customs clearance services,” said Frank Vogel, Director Projects – Oil & Gas, Australia/New Zealand.
“With our dedicated people around the world we have a strong record of operating safely and efficiently even on the most remote sites. This contract will support our goal to become the market leader in the industry by 2020.”

Deutsche Bahn CEO resigns

After eight years in the role, Dr Rüdiger Grube has resigned as CEO of rail giant Deutsche Bahn. While no reason was given by Deutsche Bahn in an official statement, International Business Times reports that an unnamed source has revealed that Grube’s departure has come as a result of a pay dispute.
The source claims that an offer of a two-year renewal of Grube’s contract was not enough to keep him after he had asked for a three-year contract renewal and a pay increase.
According to a brief statement released by Deutsche Bahn, its supervisory board unanimously approved Grube’s request to terminate his appointment without delay with immediate effect and to terminate his current contract by means of a resolution agreement.
“The Supervisory Board would like to thank Dr Grube for his unusually great commitment to the company in the past eight years,” the statement noted. The board will immediately decide on a successor and, in accordance with the rules of procedure, Dr Richard Lutz will take over the position of Chairman of the Executive Board.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Utz-Hellmuth Felcht, said, “Dr Rüdiger Grube has made a lasting contribution, especially with regard to the future of DB. The digitisation of the DB is also linked to its name, as is the quality program ‘Zukunft Bahn’.”

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