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DB Schenker launches Connect 4.0 in Canada and USA

Steve Rogerson
August 6, 2019



Logistics provider DB Schenker has launched its Connect 4.0 shipping portal in Canada and the USA to give its customers a more user-friendly interface for booking and managing shipments around the world.
 
This portal will go beyond DB Schenker's current online platform – eSchenker – offering shippers the ability to get a quote for an ocean shipment, and book and track the shipment from pickup to delivery.
 
"We are excited about the release of our new shipping platform called Connect 4.0," said Eric Dewey, president and CEO for Schenker in Canada. "This next generation of shipping software will allow businesses of any size, the ability to now get a quote, book and track a shipment with full online visibility simplifying their global trade and transportation management."
 
Jeff Barrie, CEO for DB Schenker in the USA, added: “All things being equal, small to medium size businesses now can get a quote, book and track a shipment with full online visibility from pickup to delivery using air and ocean transportation singularly or as a combination of services offered.”
 
Launched in Europe last year, Connect 4.0 has seen customer acceptance offering shipping professionals throughout Europe online access to competitive pricing, instant booking and shipment transparency.
 
"We can do this because of advanced technology, infrastructure and DB Schenker's 125 years of freight forwarding expertise," said Richard Ebach, DB Schenker's CIO in the Americas. "The Connect 4.0 application was designed from the customers' perspective. The goal was to create responsive and intuitive designs that provide immediate quoting, booking and tracking functionality that is expected from a leading digital forwarder."
 
Schenker of Canada has been serving the Canadian market for over 50 years. As one of the biggest integrated logistics providers in Canada, the company employs over 1400 professionals in over 40 branches. DB Schenker offers the Canadian market land transport, air and ocean freight, as well as logistics and global supply chain management services with single-source management.
 
In the USA, DB Schenker has more than 8100 employees in 37 branches and 55 logistics centres.