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Industry Standards

Industry Standards for globally secured 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).

Last modified: 13.08.2014

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