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Shipments will be picked up in insulated-roof trailers, moved to DB Schenker's heat-insulated freight depots, then placed into ocean freight containers that are refrigerated at 15 degrees Celsius. The express pickup service will also be used to export premium wine via air freight. The less-than-containerload (LCL) groupage service is available for exports to China, Japan, Korea, Australia and the U.S. DB Schenker said it also plans to consolidate shipments of wine and spirits from Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Northern Italy. The company offers five options in its DB SCHENKERsmartbox service for monitoring global freight shipments, and documenting temperatures within the container. It includes real-time monitoring via the internet, for parameters such as temperature, humidity, acceleration force, movement, vibration and inclination angle. In another company announcement, DB Schenker Logistics has opened a new cross-docking terminal in the Pomeranian region of Poland and Germany, in the greater Gdansk area. The previous terminal was located in the center of Gdynia. The company said the shift will help to reduce traffic volume in the city. The terminal has a storage area of 4,500 square meters, with 850 square meters of office space.
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