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01/11/2024
Lunar New Year 2024 - Key dates and impact on logistics

 “Year of the Dragon” begins on February 10, 2024. It is the biggest festival in Chinese communities where people celebrate the beginning of a new year with their families.

During the festive period, most businesses and factories in mainland China will be closed, and production will be suspended.

Impact on logistics
 
  • Chinese suppliers start to wind down operations one to two weeks in advance of the public holiday. Even though the official holiday only lasts for a week, most factories close for an entire month and some even longer.
  • While businesses are closed and there are minimal production from mainland China, carriers will deploy less capacity to and from mainland China.
  • Holiday impact is about two months. Therefore, companies that are dependent upon Chinese or Asian suppliers are likely to stock up inventories, this leads to a pre-holiday cargo rush, and it will also take some time after the festival to normalize the market conditions.
How to minimize the impact of Lunar New Year holiday?
 
  • While we try our best to minimize any possible interruptions to your supply chain, you can also help us by considering the following:
  • Communicate with your suppliers and customers to make arrangements for sufficient stock and manage expectations
  • Discuss your planning with us and prepare an accurate shipment forecast for long-term planning, so we can offer you the most suitable solution that fits your budget and schedule
  • Place your booking earlier and pay attention to the cut-off dates.
    • For sea freight, it is recommended to book 4-6 weeks before the start of holiday
    • For air freight, it is recommended to book 1-2 weeks before the start of holiday
Holiday closure schedule for DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific branches
 

Apart from Mainland China, other regions in Asia Pacific also celebrate the festival, please refer to below public holidays where DACHSER branches will be closed:

  • Mainland China - February 9 - 17
  • Hong Kong - February 10 - 13
  • Taiwan - February 8 - 14
  • Indonesia – February 9-10
  • Korea - February 9 - 12
  • Malaysia - February 10 - 12
  • Singapore - February 10 - 12
  • Vietnam - February 8 - 14

If you have suppliers or production lines in China or in APAC countries, please get in touch with us to work out an operational logistics plan, and we can collaboratively make a robust forecast through the Lunar New Year period and beyond.

At DACHSER, we work at our best to ensure the flow of goods before, during and after the Lunar New Year holiday.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your local DACHSER representative to plan the next steps together.

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12/27/2023
"We are entering the new year with confidence"
Burkhard Eling, CEO of DACHSER, looks back on the year 2023, which was characterized by overcapacity, rising inflation and volatile conditions for the industry - in short: the special boom in logistics has come to an end. Nevertheless, there is good reason to start 2024 full of confidence and thirst for action.
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12/21/2023
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Keeping our customers’ goods flows running reliably, always delivering a high level of quality, and occasionally making the impossible possible—that’s what DACHSER’s more than 30,000 employees strive for day in, day out. And by no means do we take all this for granted.
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12/21/2023
Expansion of the Emissions Trading System in the European Union

The European Union (EU) has a major goal - to make Europe climate neutral by 2050. In order to achieve this, the EU Commission has created a comprehensive plan of measures called the "Green Deal". European transport modes - and thus shipping, are also included in this plan. According to the Green Deal, transport-related emissions are to be reduced by 90 percent by 2050. European maritime transport causes about 13 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.

Through various measures initiated by the EU and the International Maritime Organization, the industry has already been working for years to reduce the resulting emissions. In order to further reduce CO2 emissions, the EU has decided to extend the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to maritime transport in 2024. So far, this has been an instrument for air traffic in Europe.

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11/09/2023
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Climate change has become a part of everyday life. Politicians and the public alike discuss and disagree about what changes are unavoidable in the short term, what has to happen in the long term, and especially how all this is to be managed. At DACHSER, we’re aware of our responsibility to do what we can to protect the climate. What’s more, we want to be at the forefront of climate action in logistics. 
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09/22/2023
Increase of the truck toll rates in Germany as of December 1, 2023
The German federal government is planning to further increase the truck toll on December 1, 2023. Trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 7.5 tons are affected. The amount of the surcharge depends on the vehicle characteristics of the respective vehicle subject to the toll.
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08/25/2023
Growing with the opportunities

Economic growth is stagnating or even declining in many places, but in the Asia Pacific region, it is surprisingly strong. DACHSER is greatly expanding its network there for customers from all over the world.

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08/01/2023
Programming the future
By enabling transparent processes, real-time shipment tracking, short response times, and precision control of supply chains across countries and continents, digitalization is taking logistics services at DACHSER to a new level. What does that mean for the DACHSER network? And what quantifiable benefits does IT offer customers? These are the questions we put to DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling and CDO Stefan Hohm.
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07/28/2023
Programming the future
By enabling transparent processes, real-time shipment tracking, short response times, and precision control of supply chains across countries and continents, digitalization is taking logistics services at DACHSER to a new level. What does that mean for the DACHSER network? And what quantifiable benefits does IT offer customers? These are the questions we put to DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling and CDO Stefan Hohm
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07/21/2023
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Experts estimate that digital connectivity will reach a data volume of 400 trillion gigabytes as early as 2030. Whether or not that happens, one thing’s for sure: data collection and processing are increasingly determining and changing the way we live and work. And one other thing is true: handling data responsibly makes life easier and offers many opportunities. Especially in logistics.
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06/07/2023
DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare receives GDP certification

The logistics provider has undergone good distribution practice (GDP) audits at its sites in Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, and Mumbai, as well as at the Head Office in Kempten. An independent institute certified that DACHSER complies with the specifications relating to safe and secure transport chains in the pharmaceutical sector.

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05/30/2023
First insights into the DACHSER platform

DACHSER is transferring its range of logistics services to the digital world. As a company-wide digitalization project, the DACHSER platform is a central building block for fundamentally redesigning the customer experience. At the transport logistic trade fair, customers and interested parties were given their first glimpse of the platform, which will be available to all DACHSER customers from 2024.

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04/11/2023
"Our success is based on reliability and quality"

An increasingly difficult economic environment and high demands on logistics: As successful as 2022 was for DACHSER, it was also challenging. Customers particularly appreciated the resilience that DACHSER brought to their supply chains. CEO Burkhard Eling looks ahead to 2023 with confidence. Significant investments in the logistics network, digitalization, climate protection, and employees set a clear course for DACHSER.

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03/30/2023
“Pulling together to master uncertainty”

We asked DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling about the family-owned company’s vision for logistics in 2030 and the strategies that lead there.

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03/30/2023
Route to 2030: Strategies for challenging times

In the previous issue of the DACHSER magazine, we analyzed how global supply chains are changing as a new geopolitical and economic era dawns. So how must companies position themselves to ensure sustainable success—and what path has DACHSER chosen? We present a compass for the journey toward new horizons.

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03/29/2023
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

Peak fitness, technical proficiency, cognitive strength, experience, risk awareness, collaboration, and respect for nature—these are many of the qualities generally associated with a top mountaineer. But they are also good traits for companies and their leadership to have if they want to traverse treacherous terrain and remain successful in times of uncertainty.

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