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06/08/2020
DACHSER organizes first direct charter flight from China to Spain

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics arranged for medical equipment to be transported from Asia to Spain at the end of May. This was the first flight from China to Madrid since the beginning of charter activities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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05/13/2020
Air freight at its best

DACHSER successfully operated air charters out of China despite intensifying challenges.

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05/08/2020
DACHSER enhances Intra-Asia LCL services

In response to the reduced air freight capacity, the logistics service provider offers an alternative and reliable solution to its customers.

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04/21/2020
DACHSER moved a giant shipment of medical supplies to French hospitals

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized a gigantic shipment of emergency medical supplies from Shanghai, China all the way to local hospitals in France.

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09/09/2021
Sea Freight: Current situation in the USA

The existing bottlenecks in the US ocean freight market, which are lasting for quite some months already, will continue for a longer period. We would like to give you an overview of the current situation.

Port and rail congestion

Already for months, the USA is experiencing historical congestions in sea freight business. The reason for this ongoing situation is well known: COVID-19 impacts and a high volume demand creating bottlenecks at all major ports and terminals throughout the country. Port and rail operators are operating with reduced staff, which delays loading and unloading of vessels, increases dwell time and slows down transportation processes to the terminals. Ocean Carriers are also overwhelmed with the situation and struggle to provide the needed service and timely response. Ocean vessels are having several days of delay and we experience port omissions on a regular basis. Schedule integrity remains almost non-existent.

US trucking situation

Trucking companies suffered heavily at the beginning of COVID-19 and were forced to let go many of their drivers due to the drop of volume and demand. Then, the boom of freight and demand hit the US market and at this point, not enough drivers were available. The driver situation improved over the last months but the current trucking fleet does still not cover the strong demand. Truckers are overbooked for the next 3-5 weeks. To accelerate the pick-ups and deliveries, LTL and FTL can be an option to arrange transloads into/from containers at designated warehouses.

Chassis in the US

It becomes a great challenge that almost all containers are stuck somewhere on chassis, waiting for transport. That leads to the problem that empty chassis are hardly available to arrange a pick up. Chassis are fully used and become a rare commodity in the US.

US inbound freight

The ports and rail terminals infrastructure in the US is simply overwhelmed by the current import volume. Inbound containers are parked on certain spots to make room for the new vessel / train loadings. In many cases, these "parking lots" are completely overstocked and containers are buried and not available for immediate hand over. In order to arrange a pick-up, the terminal provides appointments to truckers ONLY once the container is available and customs released - which can take days and even weeks in many cases.

US outbound freight

The main challenge is to find the desperately needed container equipment as well as the chassis for the transport. Ports and rail terminals are also full of export containers and the stations are not simply accepting export loads that easily. The situation is tight and almost every shipment is experiencing severe delays.

Outlook

We estimate that the situation in the US will not improve this year. Even 2022 will continue to be challenging but the team of DACHSER is aiming to provide our clients a good service and solutions despite the challenging times in the USA.

High Priority Cargo

Currently, it is possible to achieve better transit times and shorter turnaround times at the US terminals by using LCL services for prioritized shipments instead of FCL services. DACHSER operates regular premium LCL services on both ex-Asia and Europe trade lanes. Transit times ex China, for example, are even shortened from overall 28 to 18 days. And further, new pipeline services including Atlanta and Los Angeles aim to reduce booking windows immensely. The continuing tight situation in the US ocean freight market will also require that desperately needed freight will have to be loaded more often by air. DACHSER offers regular premium capacity with its own Air Network, for example with weekly connections on the Frankfurt - Chicago route in both directions and the option of connecting to other US airports.

We are in close contact with carriers and service providers on a daily basis and do our best to make your supply chain as smooth as possible. For individual advice, please contact your local representative of DACHSER so that we can implement the best logistics solution for you.

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07/21/2021
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

One of the key phrases of the last few months at DACHSER was “Keeping the good and shaping agility.” This is also the title of the interview with Burkhard Eling in the latest DACHSER magazine, in which DACHSER’s new CEO explains what these words mean to him.

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07/15/2021
DACHSER announces new Managing Director for Greater China

Germany-headquartered logistics service provider DACHSER has appointed Kevin Chen as Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Greater China, taking effect on July 1, 2021. He reports to Edoardo Podestà, Chief Operating Officer Air & Sea Logistics of the company and the Managing Director of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific Business Unit.

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06/24/2021
Sea freight: update on the global situation

Due to the ongoing disruption of the sea freight market, the after-effects (container shortages and frequent port congestion) continue to impact global supply chains. Below, we provide an update on all developments to minimize potential disruptions to your business.

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06/18/2021
DACHSER Thailand presented speech at GTCC webinar

During the webinar "The logistics market during COVID-19: a forecast for challenges and solutions" organised by the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC), representatives from DACHSER Thailand shared insights about the change in the global logistics market under the effect of the pandemic, and gave advice on how shippers can adapt to the new market environment.

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06/03/2021
Operational disruptions at the port of Hamburg cause backlogs

With this update, DACHSER would like to inform you that port operations in Hamburg are currently affected in their flow due to various factors.

The current situation of congestion in the northern and western ports has become even more acute in Hamburg. The deployment of the explosive ordnance disposal service twice to defuse World War II bombs in construction areas, together with a demonstration by climate activists which led to the temporary closure of an important access road last week, are causing disruptions in handling operations.

Please note that this is causing significant delays at all operational interfaces in the port of Hamburg area and has created a backlog that will continue for some time.

For detailed information on possible impacts on your current shipments, please contact your local DACHSER representative.

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04/28/2021
COVID-19 update: Impact on DACHSER’s operations in India

Due to the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, we would like to give you an update about the impact on DACHSER’s operations in India. The situation as of today, April 28, 2021, is as follow:

DACHSER branches in India

  • Most branch offices across India are being kept closed as a precautionary measure due to the sudden rise of COVID cases. Our teams are working from home, with only skeletal staff at the offices and hence there are likely to be delays in responses due to the ongoing crisis.
  • As a consequence of the lockdown, there are some operational impacts for air, sea, customs clearance and domestic trucking.

Air freight

  • Most countries have barred passenger traffic from India leading to no passenger carrying flights operating on International routes from/to India.
  • This has created some additional constraint on already stressed space availability situation.
  • Rates are bound to inch upwards for all sectors.
  • Transit times too have increased as a consequence of capacity crunch.

Sea freight

  • Sea freight was already facing the challenges due to the Suez Canal blockage end of March.
  • Ports and terminals are functioning normally, but vessel schedules are impacted on account of the Suez Canal blockage as well as the sudden rise of COVID cases in India.
  • Delays, roll overs are expected. Customers are advised to factor in delays of 1-2 weeks while planning their inventories.
  • Expect more delays in communication or operations due to increasing COVID infections among staff at ports, customs, CFS and shipping lines.

Customs

  • We do not have any unexpected disruptions in cargo movement in India, nor is any work stoppage expected at present.
  • Customs clearance activities are functional at the movement.
  • Customs is working with less manpower, no Customs Brokers are allowed to meet the customs officials, all processes is done faceless and things are moving in slow phase.

At DACHSER, we have undertaken significant measures to ensure our employees’ health and safety, at the same time continue to manage our day-to-day operations with minimal impact to our customers’ supply chains. Our teams are working diligently by all possible means in these testing times to assist and to overcome the challenges being faced.

Please rest assured that we will keep you updated of any changes to the current situation. hould you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.

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04/14/2021
Customer confidence strengthened: DACHSER is satisfied with the year´s results

DACHSER can look back on a successful 2020, which was characterized by the loyalty and climate of mutual trust between the logistics provider, its customers, and its transport partners. DACHSER’s consolidated net revenue totaled EUR 5.61 billion, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year.

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03/30/2021
Current situation on Suez Canal

As already reported in the media, the container ship “Ever Given” has been freed over the last hours on the Suez Canal.

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03/12/2021
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

The baton has been passed: the next generation of DACHSER management, led by CEO Burkhard Eling, officially took the helm on January 1 of this year. In the latest issue of the DACHSER magazine, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on this transition at the top.

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08/24/2021
Severe service disruption at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

Air freight service at Shanghai PVG Airport is again brought into challenges after several positive COVID cases were reported last Friday, August 20, at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG).

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08/19/2021
Ningbo ports status update and possible consequences

Regarding the closure of the port of Ningbo Meishan, we would like to give you an overview of the current situation and the possible consequences.

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08/11/2021
“Keeping the good and shaping agility.”

On January 1, DACHSER’s new Executive Board officially took office.

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08/06/2021
DACHSER expands its Willebroek branch

DACHSER is investing in its branch in Willebroek near Antwerp, Belgium. The expansion of the cross-docking and on-site parking facilities started this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

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03/02/2020
Shipping cars from Thailand to Bangladesh

DACHSER has recently completed the first batch of a Roll-on/ Roll-off (RoRo) shipment: 40 out of 270 cars were transported by vessel from the manufacturer in Thailand to the dealer in Bangladesh.

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01/13/2021
Consequences of adverse weather conditions in Spain

Storm Filomena has affected Spain in recent days and especially the Community of Madrid, we would like to give you some information about the restrictions on logistics.

Road Transport:

  • Difficulties in distribution activities throughout the week, mainly throughout Madrid
  • Restrictions on access to industrial estates due to accumulation of snow and vehicles
  • Difficulties in collections, deliveries and shipments to other delegations. Journeys to and from Madrid may suffer significant delays
  • Traffic restrictions for heavy vehicles (partially open on some roads)
  • Temporary reduction of long-distance routes between delegations

Air Transport

  • MAD airport starts operating slowly but suffers long delays due to cancelled flights
  • Handling personnel are severely restricted and therefore air cargo operations start to run very slowly
  • Customs operations are giving priority to express shipments
  • Road access to and from Madrid suffer significant restrictions

During this week, the alert is still active due to very low temperatures (in some places below -10ºC), so please expect strong restrictions and incidents in all transport and distribution services.

If you have questions, please feel free to speak to your DACHSER representative. We hope that the situation will normalize as soon as possible, and we will keep you informed.

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11/01/2019
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics certified for pharmaceutical shipments on three continents

Following Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, Atlanta is now DACHSER’s fourth location to receive certification in ten months, further expanding the company’s network services for its customers in the life science and healthcare sector.

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05/08/2020
DACHSER enhances Intra-Asia LCL services

In response to the reduced air freight capacity, the logistics service provider offers an alternative and reliable solution to its customers.

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04/15/2020
DACHSER organizes transportation by block train along the New Silk Road

BASF entrusted its long-standing logistics provider DACHSER to handle a first block train to China. The train of 42 containers carrying BASF products arrived in the Chinese city of Xi´an. DACHSER took take care of all organizational aspects—including coordination with train operator RTSB GmbH, customs clearance, and distribution of the goods in China.

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11/18/2019
DACHSER Thailand well prepared for the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area

Since the upgraded ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (FTA) went into effect in August, there have been some changes in the customs clearance regulations in Thailand. The changes have been put in place to facilitate trade between the ASEAN country and China. These changes also include a simplified and digitalized process which has had a positive impact on cargo arrival. The upgrade also means a reduction in tax for certain commodities.

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04/07/2020
DACHSER builds on its growth driver

Even as the global economy becomes increasingly weaker, DACHSER was able to continue growing in 2019. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by a solid 1.6 percent to EUR 5.66 billion. Driving this growth was again the Road Logistics business field, net revenue rose by 2.9 percent to EUR 4.60 billion. In contrast, the Air & Sea Logistics business field saw a decline of 4.1 percent, mainly attributable to weaker demand for air freight services for automotive customers.

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05/13/2020
Air freight at its best

DACHSER successfully operated air charters out of China despite intensifying challenges.

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07/02/2020
Emissions calculations with DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics

For several years now, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has been compiling so-called carbon footprints (calculation of the CO₂ balance sheet) of freight transports and summarizing the individual transport-related calculations in emissions reports. The preparation of these reports is a value-added service offered to DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics customers worldwide and is tailored to the individual needs of the customer. In general, primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and various air pollutants can be calculated at consignment level. This can also be broken down to individual transport sections. In this way, transport-related carbon footprints can be calculated for complete transport chains, including the pre-carriage, main carriage and onward carriage.

DACHSER uses an emissions calculator for the calculations, which meets all the requirements of the European standard for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from passenger and goods transport (EN 16258). Another advantage of the emissions calculator is that the calculation processes are automated via an XML interface to our Othello transport management system. This allows the emission reports to be generated completely automatically.

In general, the emission calculation in the first step serves to determine the primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants emitted by transports. However, this information is essential for deriving necessary measures to reduce emissions. Therefore, in addition to the pure calculations, it is also important to be able to provide our customers with further bases for decisions on emission reduction. For this reason, customers receive simulated calculations of alternative means of transport and bundling strategies on request.

In addition to a comparison of the classic means of transport by air and sea, the alternative of rail transport (see DACHSER Rail Services) is also highlighted for customers. 

If you have any questions about our emissions calculator, please contact your DACHSER contact person.

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07/02/2020
eLogistics - Provides quick and convenient information about processes along your supply chain

When analog processes meet a digital world, the result is intelligent logistics.

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