Release Date: 22 March 2016
Release ID: 5762
DB Schenker has officially launched its new Cruise Line Logistics service. The new service includes the logistics required for everything from inbound and supply management, to the distribution of finished goods, to the support of landings, dry docks, and the launch of new ships. DB Schenker Cruise Line Logistics manages the movement and storage of any item the cruise operator and their guests may require, including food and beverages, gift bags for passengers, and staging equipment for entertainers.
“With its vast array of resources and logistics expertise, DB Schenker is the expert in delivering solutions to meet the unique supply challenges of the ever-evolving cruise line industry,”says Philippe Gilbert, Regional CEO, Americas for DB Schenker.
Properly supplying a modern cruise ship is literally a moving target. A cruise ship is limited as to where it can receive orders, restricted to size, weight, and shape of the cargo, and it requires precision in timing unlike any other, all with few options to forward on to new destinations. Everything must be exact and on time or it will have a dramatic effect on the cruise experience for guests and the profitability of the cruise line.
“We don’t just move our customers’ goods; we support their turnaround,” adds Nick Kashiparekh, Head of Niche Markets, DB Schenker. “Our Cruise Line Logistics team understands the rigors of turnaround day, and all the things that must happen for all cruise logistics to run flawlessly. We support our customers’ supply chains with a broad range of customized, scalable, and flexible solutions that we can integrate seamlessly into their business model, no matter how complex.”
DB Schenker’s Cruise Line Logistics services include dedicated warehousing operations, temperature control and monitoring, optimizing supply chain IT systems, coordinating goods for turnaround days, emergency resupplies, and logistics management for ship overhauls in dry dock and getting new ships into the water.
“With local, regional, and international assets, DB Schenker coordinates the transport of all cruise line requirements via ground, courier, air and ocean, ensuring all elements arrive on time anywhere in the world,” explains Sergio Herrero, Director, Cruise Line Logistics, DB Schenker. “With bar coding, line-item reporting, palette manifesting and more, our customers always know where all their goods are at all times.”
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