DB Schenker limits consignments due to capacity issues
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German logistics giant DB Schenker is limiting its general daily cargo shipments until further notice due to increased demand creating a capacity crunch.
Markus Pütz, CCO at DB Schenker for Germany and Switzerland, told Verkehrs Rundschau that the company would be focusing on its existing customers for the time being:
Our aim is to serve our customers optimally – but that is only possible up to a certain volume. Due to the extremely high demand, especially in the area of national system quantities, we have to proceed selectively to protect the network and our existing customers.
The company says the move is required to protect its customers and maintain its quality of service.
DB Schenker are nonetheless by no means no only major logistics operators experiencing capacity issues amid a rush in demand. Back in April, DSLV Bundesverband Spedition & Logistik even reported a “shipment tsunami”.
Jochen Eschborn, board member of the European cargo network ELVIS AG, also warns that there is currently a massive lack of cargo space in Germany.
The situation in the German cargo market is currently catastrophic. In the background there are massive cargo volumes, but on the other hand there’s tight cargo space because many freight carriers had reduced truck capacities due to coronavirus.
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