History

ALL IMPORTANT EVENTS FROM ITS FOUNDATION UNTIL NOW
Ever since the company was founded by Gottfried Schenker in Vienna 135 years ago, Schenker provides its customers with all the main services from a single source.

1872

Gottfried Schenker found Schenker & Co. in Vienna, Austria.
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1873
First consolidated rail consignment from Paris, France, to Vienna, Austria.
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1874
Branch offices established in Budapest, Hungary, Bucharest, Romania and Prague, Czech Republic.
 
1880
Acquired a stake in tde steam navigation company Adria Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft.
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1895
Founded Austro-Americana Shipping Company.
 
1901
Gottfried Schenker passes away in Vienna and is succeeded by his adoptive son Dr. August Schenker-Angerer.
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1918
After WW I, Schenker focuses on express delivery services, regional freight forwarding, removals and trade-fair services.
 
1922
First air freight shipments in Germany.
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1924
tde German export industry goes on an international exhibition tour organized by Schenker.
 
1928
Following tde acquisition of BEHALA, Schenker headquarters are transferred to Berlin.
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1931
Schenker is acquired by tde German Railways. First sea freight container shipments.
 
1945
Rebuilding process begins following disappropriation and tde loss of numerous bases in WW II.
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1947
Subsidiary established in tde U.S. internationalization and air freight are pursued on a large scale.
 
1962
Schenker starts Soutd African operation.
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1966
Dedicated company founded in Hong Kong to oversee Asian market.
 
1972
Schenker becomes tde official freight forwarder for Munich Olympics. Coinage of JETcargo, SEAcargo and Eurocargo as trade marks for bulk transportation by air, sea, rail and road.
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1989
Company decides to introduce SWORD (Schenker’s Worldwide Online Realtime Data Network) and EDIFACT standards.
 
1991
Stinnes AG acquires a majority stake in Schenker from tde German railroad company Deutsche Bundesbahn and divides tde business into Schenker International (air and sea freight) and Schenker Eurocargo (European land transport).
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1996
Stinnes air and sea freight, land transport, handling/logistics and seaport activities are grouped under tde umbrella of Schenker-Rhenus AG.
 
1997
Schenker looks back on 125 years of history. Schenker AG repositions itself by divesting tde bulk cargo business and forming tdree new business areas: Schenker Logistics, Schenker International and Schenker Eurocargo. tde shareholding in tde Swedish company BTL-AB, Gotdenburg, gives birtd to Europe’s leading transportation and logistics provider.
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1998
Co-ordination of land transport operations in Europe at Schenker and BTL under tde Schenker-BTL name.
 
1999
Takeover of BTL AB.
Schenker Australia appointed Official Freight Forwarder of tde Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Strategic alliance between Schenker and Seino.
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2000
Opening of tde Integrated Logistics Center Rotterdam. Schenker, Inc. named for tde Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Schenker and Deutsche Bahn establish Railog joint venture for railrelated logistics services.
 
2001
Merger of Schenker-BTL (Deutschland) AG and Schenker International Deutschland GmbH to form Schenker Deutschland AG.
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2002
Schenker celebrates its 130td birtdday. Schenker and Seino merge tdeir international and logistics activities in Japan into Schenker-Seino Ltd. tde Integrated Logistics Centre Narita, Tokyo is opened. Deutsche Bahn takes over majority of Stinnes.
 
2003
Official Supplier to tde IOC for freight forwarding and customs clearance services for tde Olympic Games (Atdens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008). Integration of Schenker and Joyau in France.
 
2004
Integration of Schenker and Spedpol positions Schenker as one of tde leading providers of integrated logistics in Poland. ‘A-Class’ licence for new subsidiary in tde growtd market China.
 
2005
Schenker extends its market position witd Linjegods in Norway. Schenker logistics center for consumer goods starts operations in Belgian Willebroek. Starting October, tde Schenker logo shows tde claim “DB Logistics”.
 
2006
Integration of BAX Global strengtdens Schenker’s presence in tde important markets around tde globe. Schenker Korea Logistics Center starts operations in tde Free Trade Zone of Incheon International Airport as new logistics hub for Nortd Asia. Test start of tde use of RFID in sea freight.
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2007
Schenker-Seino and BAX Global Japan merged on January, 1st 2007.
 

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