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History

What happend in the 20th century...

1901
Gottfried Schenker passes away in Vienna and is succeeded by his adoptive son Dr. August Schenker-Angerer.

1918

Schenker Deutschland AG

After WW I, Schenker focuses on express delivery services, regional freight forwarding, removals and trade-fair services.

1922
First air freight shipments in Germany.

1924

Schenker Deutschland AG
The German export industry goes on an international exhibition tour organized by Schenker.

1928
Schenker Deutschland AG
Following the acquisition of BEHALA, Schenker headquarters are transferred to Berlin.

1931
Schenker Deutschland AG
Schenker is acquired by the German Railways. First sea freight container shipments.

1945
Rebuilding process begins following disappropriation and the loss of numerous bases in WW II.

1947
Schenker Deutschland AG
Subsidiary established in the U.S. internationalization and air freight are pursued on a large scale.

1966
Dedicated company founded in Hong Kong to oversee Asian market.

1972
Schenker becomes the official freight forwarder for Munich Olympics.
Coinage of JETcargo, SEAcargo and Eurocargo as trade marks for bulk transportation by air, sea, rail and road.

1989
Company decides to introduce SWORD (Schenker's Worldwide Online
Realtime Data Network) and EDIFACTstandards.           

1991
Schenker Deutschland AG
Stinnes AG acquires a majority stake in Schenker from the German railroad company Deutsche Bundesbahn and divides the business into Schenker International (air and sea freight) and Schenker Eurocargo (European land transport).

1996
Stinnes air and sea freight, land transport, handling/logistics and seaport activities are grouped under the umbrella of Schenker-Rhenus AG.

1997

Schenker looks back on 125 years of history.

Schenker Deutschland AG
Schenker AG repositions itself by divesting the bulk cargo business and forming three new business
areas: Schenker Logistics, Schenker International and Schenker Eurocargo.

The shareholding in the Swedish company BTL-AB, Gothenburg, gives birth to Europe's leading transportation and logistics provider.

1998

Co-ordination of land transport operations in Europe at Schenker and BTL under the Schenker-BTL name.

1999
Takeover of BTL AB.

Schenker Australia appointed Official Freight Forwarder of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Strategic alliance between Schenker and Seino.

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