Reduce Fuel Consumption per tonnage Freight – DB Schenker



Company Name / Department

DB Schenker

Contact Person

Arjen Grondsma



Study programme(s)


Community ESCF
Start Date

September 2021

Housing arranged by company No


450,- EUR per month

Company Description

DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider — we support industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. DB Schenker is a division of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn AG that focuses on logistics and was founded 135 years ago. Integrated logistics resides at the world’s most important intersections, where the flow of goods creates an effective link between carriers. Our value-added services ensure the flow of goods continues seamlessly and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success.


Project Description

Business Unit Land Transport
How can we reduce fuel consumption per tonnage short term, and against which investments?
In scope of this project:

Data driven:

  • High Capacity Transport (Eco trailers) for high volume lanes
  • Multi-Modal
  • Reduce empty milage by more efficient planning

Equipment driven:

  • Eco training
  • Down-speeding
  • Aerodynamic Profiling
  • Anti-idling
  • Low rolling resistance wheels

Inspired by below link, we are looking for solutions that have a big impact on reducing greenhouse gasses short term:

    Goals of the Project

    Investigate the different possibilities for the Reduction of Fuel Consumption, and what would be the best short term measure.


    Overview of alternatives / solutions / tools

    Essential Student Knowledge

    Logistics knowledge and AI / Big Data knowledge

    More information: