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Leading timber/lumber B2B eMarket offers ‘one-click logistics’

Schenker AG has agreed to enter an exclusive strategic partnership with TIMBERWeb PLC to provide logistics support for TIMBERWeb’s online e-trading platform. The exclusive alliance means TIMBERWeb, the leading global B2B timber/lumber eMarket, will be able to offer a full logistics package to traders via its Ariba Dynamic Trade ™ eTrader platform.

In addition to completing online e-contracts, Buyers and Sellers will be able to arrange for logistics and freight-forwarding directly having agreed a deal.

Keith Richmond, Chairman and CEO of TIMBERWeb PLC, said: “This formidable partnership sends a very powerful message to online timber/lumber traders. It reinforces our reliable RFQ (Request for Quote) based platform and gives traders the reassurance that logistics for contracts made via the eTrader can be arranged simply and quickly. Having completed their deal, traders will be only one click of a mouse button from logistics support. Schenker is an extremely well respected company renowned globally for their service, costs and reliability. We could not have found a better logistics partner. We are delighted.”

The development of full logistics support on the TIMBERWeb eTrader will begin immediately.

“For Schenker this project is another important milestone in regard to our e-business strategy”, explained HÕkan Larsson, CEO of Schenker AG. "We are committed to play a leading role in logistics solutions for the new economy. This project will enable Schenker to improve existing platform-activities and will strengthen our position in the timber and lumber market."

With annual sales of Euro 5.2 billion, almost 28,000 employees and about 1,000 offices around the world, Schenker is one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics services. The Schenker Group comprises the activities European land transport, air and sea freight as well as logistics systems of Stinnes AG, M³lheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

Visit Schenker's website at www.schenker.com

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