DB Сargo (formerly known as Railion and DB Schenker) is a European (mainly German) railway cargo carrier. The company was formed from the freight operating section of the Deutsche Bahn DB Cargo with the addition of various European rail freight operating companies.
In December 2007 Railion became part of the DB Schenker logistics group, itself a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn and, in early 2009, it was renamed to DB Schenker Rail.
The present company is the result of the merger of DB Cargo AG with NS Cargo NV. Later, the Danish cargo company DSB merged into the company. It further acquired the |Italian cargo carrier Strade Ferrate del Mediterraneo (SFM) in 2004 and further acquired the Swiss cargo carrier Brunner Rail Services GmbH. In addition it purchased a 20 percent stake in Swiss BLS Cargo AG in 2007. In 2008 it increased its stake in BLS Cargo AG to 40 percent.
In 2008 the Railion brand was replaced with the rebranding of the whole DB logistics organisation into a common recognisable brand; named DB Schenker.
In 2011, DB Schenker Rail signed an agreement with Lietuvos Geležinkeliai to increase cross-border services with the Baltic states.
01.03.2016 — renamed DB Cargo.
DB Schenker Rail Deutschland
DB Schenker Rail Nederland
DB Schenker Rail Danmark
DB Schenker Rail Italia
DB Schenker Rail Schweiz
DB Schenker Rail Polska
DB Schenker Rail UK
DB Schenker Rail Romania