DB Schenker has launched its connect 4.0 shipping portal, allowing customers a more user-friendly interface for booking and managing shipments.

This new portal will go beyond DB Schenker’s current online platform, that of eSchenker, offering shippers the ability to get a quote for an air or ocean shipment, as well as book and track the shipment from pick-up to delivery.

“We are very excited about the design and functionality of our new shipping interface, connect 4.0,” commented Jeff Barrie, CEO for DB Schenker USA. "All things being equal, small to medium size businesses now can get a quote, book and track a shipment with full online visibility from pick-up to delivery, using air and ocean transportation singularly or as a combination of services offered,” he added.

“We can do this because of advanced technology, infrastructure and DB Schenker’s 125 years of freight forwarding expertise," explained Richard Ebach, DB Schenker’s CIO Americas. “The Connect 4 application was designed from the customer's point of view; the goal was to create responsive and intuitive designs that provide immediate quoting, booking and tracking functionality that is expected from a leading digital forwarder."