(Miami, Fl.) June 27, 2019 - leading global logistics provider DB Schenker received a Global Heavyweight Service (GHS) award from the U.S. Transportation Command.
Under the contract, DB Schenker serves as the nominated handling agent and works in a team arrangement with Delta Air Lines. Together, the organizations bid on and win U.S. government contracts with the Department of Defense and other agencies. "We have extensive experience in handling these types of worldwide door-to-door GHS contract," said Jeff Valus, DB Schenker Global Account Manager."
With 76,000 employees and a global presence in 140 countries, DB Schenker provides the United States Department of Defense (DoD) with a wide variety of logistics services, including time-definite worldwide airfreight; door-to-door services; oversized cargo and vehicles; charter services; and dangerous goods handling.
For the DoD, DB Schenker also provides MDF/SOFA customs brokerage; classified and non-classified International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) shipments; warehousing and distribution; and invoicing via Syncada.
Managing the GHS Contract and other DoD business is DB Schenker's highly specialized and dedicated Aerospace & Defense Team is fulfilling one of the limited number of slots available with prime contractors and major airlines.
"We're managing the logistics for transportation to-and-from anywhere in the world," said Valus. In most cases, that requires the pick-up and delivery of critical parts and equipment from U.S. military and NATO bases around the world. Critical for sustaining global military operations, these parts and equipment are delivered into war zones and areas of conflict where the U.S. military conducts ongoing operations.
For these operations, DB Schenker maintains an established, centralized control tower that's dedicated to managing defense logistics, making it well-suited to handle even the most complex military logistics arrangements. "Our ultimate 'customer' with this contract is the U.S. warfighter who is based anywhere in the world," said Valus, "and who relies on these parts and equipment to maintain operations."
A 3-year contract, the GHS award is in its second month and progressing well. "This is a marquee contract that allows other doors within the DoD to be opened for DB Schenker," says Tanguy Largeau, DB Schenker's Director, Head of Vertical Market Aerospace/Marine and Defense, Americas Region.
"This new GHS award is part of a bigger strategic plan to support global defense as a whole," Valus added, "and represents our ability to do business directly with the U.S. government and the DoD." As part of that commitment, DB Schenker has established a new, classified facility in Sterling, Va., this year to support both U.S. and foreign military sales.
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