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Milestones and Achievements

All important events recorded from our beginning until today.


Launch of social media streams on Facebook and WeChat.


DB Schenker and Jinbei Automotive establish a joint venture (JV) for logistics services in Shenyang. The JV will build a new logistics center with a footprint of 44,000 m² for more than 20 million euros.
Launch of land transport service - Asia Landbridge connecting China and South East Asia.
Reception of certification for China domestic air freight operations.
Winner of "Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea Freight", awarded by Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).


Establishment of first wine storage facility in Hong Kong.
Operation of first block train ride from Zhengzhou to Germany.
Opening of new Mega Hub in Yantian, Shenzhen.
Shipping of massive cargo via a AN 255 freighter, the world’s largest and exclusive cargo aircraft of its kind, from China to Europe.


Opening of offices in Kunming, Jiangyin, Yunfu, Mianyang and Huadu.
Reception of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications for offices in Hong Kong.
Reception of ISO 9000 certification for warehouse in Shanghai.
Winner of Best Road Haulier - Asia and Green Service Provider at the 26th Asia Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).
Opening of China's largest warehouse (47,000 sq.m.) in Kunshan.
Opening of own Logistics Academy in Beijing.


Opening of offices in Baoding, Hohhot, Jiangmen,Jinan, Shaoxing, Taizhou, Urumqi, Yiwu and Weihai.
Reception of ISO 14001 certification for offices in Shanghai.
Reception of TOP 100 China Logistics Enterprises Award.
Launch of block train service from China to Europe.


Reception of award for “Airfreight Forwarder of the Year 2010” at the 2010 Supply Chain Asia Logistics Awards (SCALA).
Opening of offices in Heifei, Huizhou, Jinan, Lianyungang, Nantong, Qinhuangdao, Taiyuan, Zhaoqing and Zhengzhou.


Opening of offices in Changzhou, Jiaxing, Kunshan, Nanning, Taicang, Wenzhou and Wuhan.


Merging of DB Schenker and BAX Global in China in March.
Successful provision of logistics services to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
Opening of offices in Changsha, Quanzhou, Nanchang, Pingxiang, Wuhan, Harbin, Langfang and Yantai.


Merging of Schenker and BAX Global in Hong Kong and Macau in June.


Establishment of new structure at DB Logistics.
Acquisition of BAX Global.
Establishment of joint venture with StarTrans International, Hong Kong.
Opening of office in Chongqing.
Schenker China Ltd. becomes exclusive Freight Forwarding and Customs Clearance Supplier for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.


Establishment of Schenker China Ltd.
Opening of new multi-functional logistics centre at the airport area in Beijing (16,000 sq.m.).
Opening of offices in Foshan and Zhuhai.


Opening of offices in Shantou, Zhanjiang and Zhongshan.
Establishment of new multi-functional logistics centres in Futian, Shenzhen (19,750 sq.m.) and Shanghai (15,000 sq.m.).
Opening of new Logistics Centre in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong (17,000 sq.m).


DB Schenker appointed Official Supplier to the IOC for freight forwarding and customs clearance services for the Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008).
Establishment of the International Technology Cooperation Centre (BITCC) an A-Class licence logistics joint venture in Beijing.
Reception of ISO 9001 certification for 8 consecutive years.
Opening of office in Shenyang.


Majority stake acquired by Deutsche Bahn from Stinnes AG.
25% stake acquired by Schenker from Shanghai Expotrans Ltd.
Opening of office in Dongguan.


Establishment of logistics warehouses in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Inauguration of state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS).
Launch of e-LOG allowing customers to check cargo status and place bookings on the internet.
Deployment of Schenker E-business Strategy for online price requests and cargo tracking.
Opening of office in Shunde.


Launch of corporate website (www.schenker.com.hk) to facilitate online shipment booking and cargo tracking enquiries, as well as provide up-to-date corporate information.
Opening of office in Fuzhou.


Schenker Hong Kong launches Internet-based Customer Information System (CIS).
Adoption of High Availability Strategy, using UNIX cluster and Service Guard Software to provide reliable IT services to customers.


Creation of partnership with Lufthansa German Airlines and Schenker Travel becomes the exclusive Lufthansa City Center in Hong Kong.
Opening of offices in Shenzhen and Wuxi.


Opening of office in Changchun.


Reception of ISO 2000 certification for Air, Sea, Fairs, Removals and Project services in Hong Kong.
Implementation of PC and TCP/IP Local Area Network.
Opening of offices in Chengdu and Xian.


Opening of offices in Macau, Qingdao, Nanjing and Ningbo.


Opening of offices in Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Hangzhou and Xiamen.


Opening of office in Dalian.


Acquisition by majority stakeholder Stinnes AG, and subsequently the business is divided into Schenker International (air and ocean freight) and Schenker Eurocargo (European land transport).


Launch of SWORD (Schenker’s Worldwide Online Real-time Data Network) and EDIFACT standards for worldwide electronic data transfer.


Opening of office in Shanghai.


Establishment of Travel Division.


Opening of office in Beijing.


Opening of office in Guangzhou - first Schenker office in China.


DB Schenker becomes one of Hong Kong’s first freight forwarders to employ advanced computer systems to handle daily shipping operations and documents, and provides up-to-date cargo information to customers.
Establishment of fairs and exhibition service, and expands into a multi-modal freight forwarding and logistics company.


Launch of regular charter flights from Hong Kong to major European countries.


DB Schenker appointed official freight forwarder for Munich Olympics.
Establishment of JETcargo, SEAcargo and Eurocargo as trade marks for bulk transportation by air, sea, rail and road.
Establishment of ocean freight and project services in Hong Kong.


Opening of office in Taipei - first Schenker office in Taiwan.


Establishment of Schenker Hong Kong as an air freight forwarder.


Establishment of subsidiary in the U.S. with air freight service pursued on an international scale.


Acquisition by German railway company Deutsche Bundesbahn.
Launch of first ocean freight container shipments.


Launch of first air freight shipment in Germany.


Gottfried Schenker passed away in Vienna and is succeeded by his adopted son Dr. August Schenker-Angerer.


Opening of branch offices in Budapest, Hungary, Bucharest, Romania, Prague, Czech Republic and England.


Launch of first consolidated rail consignment from Paris to Vienna.


Schenker & Co. is founded by Gottfriend Schenker in Vienna, Austria.


More information on our latest events can be found in our Press section.

Last modified: 07.07.2015

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