Industry Standards

For globally secure commodity flows

Our ocean freight industry standards

Security, punctuality, efficiency and high quality are the core elements for DB Schenker in the provision of our transport and logistic solutions. As an organization operating globally, consistent and high standards are of particular importance.

A global network of integrated IT solutions and the use of modern transport form the basis of quality and security for DB Schenker Ocean Freight. Standardized processes, defined network rules and continuous improvement programs play a major role.

Five principles have been formulated:

  • Continuous improvement of quality
  • Protection of equipment, facilities, people and cargo
  • Protection of brands and know-how
  • Fulfillment of customer requirements
  • Compliance with governmental requirements

DB Schenker Ocean standards for securing the supply chain affect four areas:

Equipment: Protection of vessels and ports through the ISPS code, applicable to over 50,000 vessels and 1,500 port facilities worldwide.

Facilities: Compliance with security standards under existing initiatives such as C-TPAT and TAPA-FSR.

People: Personal vetting by means of identification cards such as TWIC (Transport Worker Identification Credential).

Cargo: The USA is considered forerunner in cargo security through its use of initiatives such as AAMS (Advanced Manifest System). Similar rules are in place in other countries such as Australia, Mexico and India and China. Plans also exist for the roll out of such security measures in Europe.

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