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Own logo, own equipment: DB Schenker arranged for sea freight containers to be manufactured in China – including special, extra-long 53-foot versions

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Containers are often in short supply at many ports. It is a problem that is getting worse, and it affects the world’s leading maritime export nation China more than most. This has prompted DB Schenker to resort to a radical measure: the logistics operator arranged to have containers manufactured and emblazoned with its own logo – and now they have been commissioned.


Under the “Schenker Owned Container” program, some 500 units of 40-foot standard length were manufactured. Added to that are 100 extra-long containers measuring 53 feet. To date, DB Schenker has been the only logistics company in the world offering this type of container for sea freight transport runs. Both versions are referred to as high cube containers.


The new equipment will primarily benefit customers shipping freight from Shanghai to Vancouver in Canada, and to Seattle and Los Angeles in the United States. Additional ports of origin in China and Vietnam as well as destinations in the United States, and later also in Europe, are to follow soon.