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Market Information 05/22/2019
Possible indefinite strike at Mumbai Nhava Sheva Port
  • Update 24/05/2019: Strike call has been postponed after meetings between labour unions and port management. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Labour Union of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), also known as Nhava Sheva, has issued a notice warning of an indefinite strike starting May 24 against the new reduced manning structure introduced by the management.

The possible strike is most likely to affect container movement, cause congestions at the port and have a risk of recovery due to the backlog. Additionally, e-way bills generated for import and export cargo from and to the ports might become invalid.

As the discussion between the authorities at JNPT and the union has remained inconclusive, the threat of the strike looms large. A meeting between workers and management will be held on May 23 aiming to resolve the matter.

DACHSER will keep you posted if there is any update. If you have questions about your shipments, feel free to call your DACHSER representative for a discussion.

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Press Release 05/12/2021
DACHSER expands emission-free city deliveries to eleven European cities

By the end of 2022, DACHSER deliveries to the city centers of at least eleven European metropolitan regions will be emission-free. To date, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery has been implemented in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oslo. Preparations are now also underway in Berlin, Munich, Strasbourg, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Porto.

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News 05/12/2021
DACHSER Climate Protection: Long-term climate protection strategy

Active climate protection is part of DACHSER's integrative responsibility. The logistics provider is leading the way in climate protection on the basis of efficient logistics and technical innovations, also together with customers and partners who also want to actively shape the change in logistics to low- and zero-emission technologies. Only in this way can the 2-degree target of the Paris Agreement and the climate protection goals of the European Union and many other countries be achieved in the medium and long term.

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Market Information 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 is 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. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.

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News 04/23/2021
DACHSER India: Best Organization Supporting Women Empowerment 2021

DACHSER India has been awarded “Best Organization Supporting Women Empowerment 2021” at the Indian Business Women Awards 2021, organized by Morpheus Enterprises. This award is in recognition of DACHSER India’s active role in implementing policies to create an empowering workplace for women.

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Press Release 04/19/2021
DACHSER Shanghai is recognized as CEIV Pharma Certified by IATA

DACHSER received the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA for its Shanghai organization including its PVG airport branch in March 2021. This marks the finalization of a project of extensive preparation, complex procedures and detailed auditing, despite additional challenges caused by the global pandemic.

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Press Release 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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Market Information 03/31/2021
Current situation on Suez Canal

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

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News 03/19/2021
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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News 03/09/2021
DACHSER India committed to the principle of equal opportunities

Logistics has been a traditionally male-dominated industry, which used to attract relatively more men than women. In the perception of many, daily working routines mostly include physical work under unfavorable conditions.

However, with technology easing work processes, an increasing number of women are attracted by the logistics industry, while administrative functions have been offering a broad spectrum of opportunities.

The growing number of women in both, the logistics sector and in leadership positions, reflects in DACHSER India as well, where an increasing number of women leaders hold senior management positions. They have taken the responsibility and management of several critical functions across the company.

DACHSER India ensures complete holistic work life balance and believes in all round development, giving all employees respect and space to grow professionally as well as personally. The management at DACHSER takes an active and leading role to make the working environment inclusive, providing flexible work policies and absence of any glass ceiling; which are a few of the most pertinent reasons why women choose to stay and work at DACHSER for years.

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News 03/08/2021
A step towards a collective world: DACHSER India at the forefront of creating gender equality

In the wake of International Women’s Day 2021, organizations and companies have been gearing up to celebrate this year’s campaign theme “Choose to Challenge”. The day aims to celebrate the tremendous efforts of women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future, and to help creating an inclusive world without any gender bias and inequality.

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Market Information 06/02/2021
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.

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Press Release 05/26/2021
DACHSER focuses on more loading space

Since April 2021, DACHSER has opted exclusively for so-called ‘mega trailers’ when purchasing new semi-trailers in Germany. Because of their more generous cargo space dimensions - with otherwise the same length and width - the mega trailers achieve better fuel economy than standard semi-trailers, especially over long distances. Full conversion of the German fleet is scheduled to be completed by 2027, with some 680 new mega trailers in total. In the next few years, DACHSER will also start replacing its fleets in the 24 other European countries where it is represented through its European Logistics business line.

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News 05/17/2021
“A high degree of stability and reliability”

Even if concrete forecasts are currently difficult, there is cause for cautious optimism. CEO Burkhard Eling on initial trends and an outlook for 2021.

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News 05/12/2021
Change is his steady state

Stefan Hohm took on the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO) at DACHSER in January 2021. He is now responsible for the new IT & Development (ITD) executive unit, which deals with research and development, innovation topics, IT, contract logistics, and global industry solutions. The 48-year-old began his career at the company with a dual-study program in 1992. Today, almost thirty years later, he is just as enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about DACHSER and logistics as ever before. We interviewed him to find out what has shaped his career to date, and how he is managing his new responsibilities as a member of the Executive Board.

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Market Information 08/16/2019
India Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment (SCMT) Regulations

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs in India has advised that the implementation of the India SCMT regulations will be effective from August 1, 2019. It is now compulsory for all shipping lines, importers and exporters to adhere to the defined timelines for manifest filing of all the cargo on a vessel to and from an Indian port.

The rule is applicable for all cargo transshipping, discharging and moving via any Indian port.

Departure Manifest:  Export manifest is now required to be submitted to Indian customs prior to the departure of the vessel from any Port of Loading in India.

Arrival Manifest:   Import Manifest is now required to be submitted to India customs prior to the departure of the vessel from the last foreign port of call.

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Market Information 05/22/2019
Possible indefinite strike at Mumbai Nhava Sheva Port
  • Update 24/05/2019: Strike call has been postponed after meetings between labour unions and port management. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Labour Union of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), also known as Nhava Sheva, has issued a notice warning of an indefinite strike starting May 24 against the new reduced manning structure introduced by the management.

The possible strike is most likely to affect container movement, cause congestions at the port and have a risk of recovery due to the backlog. Additionally, e-way bills generated for import and export cargo from and to the ports might become invalid.

As the discussion between the authorities at JNPT and the union has remained inconclusive, the threat of the strike looms large. A meeting between workers and management will be held on May 23 aiming to resolve the matter.

DACHSER will keep you posted if there is any update. If you have questions about your shipments, feel free to call your DACHSER representative for a discussion.

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Market Information 09/09/2019
Incoterms 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will soon release the new Incoterms 2020, providing certainty and clarity to businesses trading across borders. The new Incoterms will be effective as of January 1st, 2020.

Every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce evaluates and revises the International Commercial Terms, better known as Incoterms, as a means of creating greater uniformity and effectiveness across the shipping industry. The latest version, Incoterms 2010, will stay in effect until January 2020.

What does "Incoterms" stand for?

It is an acronym standing for international commercial terms. Incoterms is a trademark of the International Chamber of Commerce, registered in several countries.

The Incoterms rules feature abbreviations for terms, like FOB (“Free on Board”), DAP (“Delivered at Place”), EXW (“Ex Works”), CIP (“Carriage and Insurance Paid To”), which all have very precise meanings for the sale of goods around the world. These terms hold universal meaning for buyers and sellers around the world.

The main Incoterms changes that are being considered are:

  • The removal of FAS (Free Alongside Ship) as it is being used infrequently;
  • Separating FCA (Free Carrier) into two separate Incoterms: one for road delivery and one for maritime delivery;  
  • The committee is also considering bringing back the terms FOB (Free on Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight), instead of the FCA and CIP (Cost and Insurance Paid to) used for non-container shipments;
  • There is also a debate about the creation of a new Incoterms called CNI (Cost and Insurance) to bridge the gap between FCA and CFR/CIF (Cost and Freight/Cost, Insurance, Freight). Currently, FCA includes the cost of international insurance on account of the seller-exporter, while CFR/CIF does not include the cost of freight;
  • Lastly, to alleviate questions surrounding the party responsible for paying Customs fees, the ICC will evaluate the creation of 2 Incoterms to replace DDP (Delivered Duty Paid).

Other issues and updates being evaluated during this round include:

  • Transportation security
  • Regulations on transportation insurance
  • Relationship between the Incoterms and the International Sale Contract

We will provide another update once the official Incoterms 2020 rules have been announced by the ICC. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Market Information 09/06/2019
IMO 2020 and its impact on sea freight transportation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is taking initiatives to promote sustainability and reduce harmful sulphur gases emissions. While the new regulation to reduced maximum sulphur content (currently 3.5%) to 0.5% will be fully enforced on January 1, 2020, it is expected that the adjustment on bunker surcharge will come into effect already at the last quarter of 2019.

  • Impact on shippers

With the new regulations to be fully enforced on January 1, 2020, carriers are getting prepared during the course of the year with some options available:

  • Switch to low-sulphur fuel
  • Use Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems which commonly known as a “scrubber” to clean up the sulphur oxide emitted from the vessel’s engine.
  • Change the fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas Ships that are powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). LNG is considered as a cleaner fuel with less emission of greenhouse gases including sulphur oxide.

To ensure a smooth transition, carriers have to implement the above changes before January 1, 2020. Due to the investment in clean energy and cleaning systems, there will be an adjustment to the bunker surcharge formula which is expected to be effective from the last quarter of 2019.

  • What is IMO 2020?

IMO is proactively taking steps to reduce marine pollution and minimize the vessels’ impact on global warming. Currently, most of the cargo ships use heavy fuel oil which is derived from crude oil and contains sulphur oxide. The gases can cause acid rain and trigger respiratory diseases. Therefore, the tolerant of sulphur oxide emissions has been tightened progressively throughout the past decade.

Also known as “IMO 2020 fuel sulphur regulation”, IMO 2020 is an initiative from the IMO which aims to reduce sulphur oxide emissions from ships.

By the deadline of January 1, 2020, all carriers will have to comply with the new regulation, which imposes a 0.5% global sulphur cap on fuel content and replaces the current limit of 3.5%.

If you have any questions regarding this topic, please feel free to reach out to your local DACHSER representative.

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News 12/17/2018
DACHSER Supply Chain Forum in South of India

More than 60 customers from DACHSER Chennai and other parts of Southern India followed the invitation to join an interactive session at the DACHSER Supply Chain Forum Chennai. The event built an excellent platform for attendants to exchange information and industry trends.

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News 05/31/2019
Shipping buses from Indonesia to Bangladesh

Recently, DACHSER Bangladesh shipped four buses, each weighing 13.5 tonnes, using an efficient Ro/Ro (Roll on / Roll off) mode of transportation. This solution was not only cost effective but also ensured that the buses were transported safely from Indonesia and arrived on time at their destination in Bangladesh. 

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News 02/15/2019
Huned Gandhi shares his recipe for growth on the Indian Subcontinent

Huned Gandhi became DACHSER’s Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Indian Subcontinent last year. Looking after the newly established cluster, the industry veteran says sustainable business growth, excellent career development, and enhanced corporate social responsibility will be major components of his leadership approach.

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Market Information 09/20/2019
Trucker’s Strike at Chennai Ports Continues

Trade operation at the Chennai ports has come to stand still since September 16, 2019  as the Trailer Owner’s Association (TOA) in Chennai went on strike demanding the revision and increase in hire charges.
The strike has affect container truck movement, caused congestion at the ports and have a risk of recovery due to the backlog.
As the talks between the association and the Container freight station remain inconclusive, the strike is set to continue for the fifth day (as of September 20) and the threat continues to loom large.
DACHSER will keep you posted if there is any update. If you have questions about your shipments, feel free to call your DACHSER representative for a discussion.

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News 08/09/2019
The will to get ahead

If Murat Kayki and his colleague Swapnali Kurale planned to meet in person, that would take time. A lot of time. More than seven hours in the air separate Nîmes in the south of France, where Kayki lives and works, from the Indian metropolis of Mumbai. They may come from different continents and different cultures, yet the two DACHSER employees have a lot in common. Both of them live and work in the city where they were born. It’s 38 years since Kayki came into the world in Nîmes as the son of Turkish immigrants. Today, he is head of DACHSER’s Nîmes and Avignon offices, and, like Kurale in Mumbai, has had quite a remarkable career.

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Press Release 07/03/2019
DACHSER India receives IATA CEIV Pharma certification

The International Airport Transport Association (IATA) recently awarded the Mumbai and Hyderabad branches of DACHSER India with the prestigious CEIV Pharma certification, recognizing the company for its excellence in transporting Life Science and Healthcare (LSH) products.

The certification is a significant achievement for the logistics service provider given that only very few companies are currently accredited in India. In fact, the DACHSER Hyderabad branch is only the second logistics firm in the area to receive the recognition; while its Mumbai branch is only among a few in the region. 

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