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  • Finnlines News 1/2024
Meet our customers: Finnlines aims to grow with its customers and this series of articles introduces some of them.

DB Schenker – low-emission logistics solutions

Photo: DB Schenker

Routes and modes:

We utilise various Finnlines’ routes in the Baltic and North Seas, mainly Naantali–Kapellskär, Helsinki/Turku–Travemünde, Hanko–Rostock, and Helsinki–Aarhus. Furthermore, we use the departures between Finland and Poland, as well as Finland and the UK.

Sea vs. land/air:

Finland relies heavily on maritime connections for exports and imports. This underscores the significant role Finnlines plays within DB Schenker’s international land transport operations. When ensuring reliable and high-quality transports for our customers, Finnlines serves as an important partner for us.

Customer needs and changes:

Global supply chains are constantly evolving when customers’ requirements vary from increased to reduced capacity. To manage these constant changes, it’s important that DB Schenker can collaborate seamlessly with its shipping partners.

Our customers expect moderate transit times and synchronize their production or other schedules with the regular vessel departures. To avoid disruptions in their supply chain, we must adhere to the delivery times we promise – and this can’t be ensured without long-term, close partnerships.

When ensuring reliable and high-quality transports for our customers, Finnlines serves as an important partner for us.

Green transition and sustainability:

For many of our customers, their carbon footprints are significantly influenced by logistics. Customers want to know how we at DB Schenker can provide a low-emission logistics solution.

More sustainable sea transportation in the Baltic and North Seas – covering fuel types, routes, vessel types, and other technologies – plays a significant role in this regard. Therefore, we aim to collaborate with partners who have well-defined strategies for reducing, reporting, and maintaining transparency regarding their emission levels.

DB Schenker Nordics:

The new Nordic organization provides great harmonisation opportunities for DB Schenker. Our strong domestic networks across all Nordic countries create a comprehensive system through which our customers can access scheduled and better transportation to Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland.

Petteri Nurmi, CEO, Head of Cluster Nordics, DB Schenker

DB Schenker: With around 76,600 employees at more than 1,850 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics service providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive logistics and global supply chain management solutions from a single source. Aiming for a sustainable future of the logistics industry, DB Schenker continuously invests in innovative transport solutions, renewable energies, and low-emission products for its customers.