Trucking in India: the subcontinent is now part of DB Schenker’s transnational Asian land transport network under the LANDbridge banner
Photo: Sanjay Austa
DB Schenker already operates one of the most extensive land transportation networks in Asia under the banner LANDbridge – and it has just enhanced its efficiency even further by extending the LANDbridge to the Indian subcontinent. The launch customer is the industrial gas company Linde Gas India, on whose behalf DB Schenker regularly provides truck shipments on the 2,000 kilometer route between Bangalore in southern India and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This service includes customs clearance procedures at the Petrapole–Benapole border crossing.
The India–Bangladesh trade route is now a viable alternative offering to the traditional ocean freight mode via the often congested Bangladesh port of Chittagong. “The company’s focus on cross-border road solutions in Asia is not confined to Southeast Asia or China,” said Gregory Loh, director of LANDbridge. “DB Schenker is committed to pushing the envelope further afield and delivering solutions to more companies moving cargo within mainland Asia.”