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08/02/2022
DACHSER puts its first hydrogen trucks into service

Next year, the logistics service provider will put a 27-ton Hyundai Xcient truck on the road in Magdeburg, Germany. The zero-emission truck will be used for regional distribution as well as regular scheduled nighttime services to Berlin. Another hydrogen fuel-cell truck, the 19-ton Enginius Bluepower, will start making deliveries for DACHSER to Hamburg’s city center in mid-2023.

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06/24/2022
Air freight market update | June 2022

DACHSER has extended its charter program on the route between Shanghai and Frankfurt. A clear signal of reliability and stability in times of continuing challenges on the global trade markets.

  • Current Situation

Demand for air cargo softened in March and April due to ongoing supply chain disruptions and global inflation. China’s zero-covid strategy with massive lockdowns in Shanghai and other Chinese cities, as well as  the continuing conflict between Ukraine and Russia led to limited flight capacities, supply bottlenecks, and a rapid increase in fuel and energy prices. In 2022, jet fuel prices increased by more than 70%.
 
It is a challenging operating environment for all businesses. But with the easing of restrictions in China on June 1, it will now become even more difficult. It is expected that demand for cargo capacity will increase in the coming months.
 
Therefore, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has already extended its charter program on the route between Shanghai and Frankfurt to cover the period from May 2022 to April 2024. Thus, DACHSER is able to continue offering its customers reliable transport capacities. Two days a week, DACHSER flies between Asia and Europe with a wide-bodied aircraft, transporting 33 tons each way.

With this premium service, DACHSER can respond to market capacity changes at short notice and ensure its own stable air freight network.
 

  • China

On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Shanghai lifted the restrictions on COVID-19 after a two-month lockdown. However, the city is still far away from normal:
 
·         Residents from COVID-19 low-risk areas are free to move within the city.

·         Resumption of public transport.

·         A number of businesses and retailers are still closed and will gradually reopen.

·         Factories and production sites located in COVID-19 low-risk areas are gradually resuming 
          to normal over the next few weeks.

·         Transport logistics services are also resuming to their normal capacity step by step 
          as the restrictions on roads, workers, and drivers are lifted.
 
During the lockdown period, DACHSER’s consolidation warehouse at Shanghai PVG Airport Cargo City was closed. As of June 1, 2022, the warehouse is operating again and the transitional warehouse outside of the Cargo City has been decommissioned again.

  • DACHSER Air network

The flexible and constant structure of the DACHSER Air network, in combination with the worldwide DACHSER gateway locations, serves all requirements of global supply chains.
 
The weekly network capacities from Asia (Hong Kong & Shanghai) to Europe and between Europe and the USA (rotation) are an integral part of DACHSER's air freight portfolio. If necessary, additional capacities are booked at short notice. 

  • Supply & Demand Indices and Oil Development

Please click the button below to read the latest Indexes on Supply & Demand and Oil Development.

We are looking forward supporting you in stabilizing your supply chain and are at your disposal for an individual consultation. Please do not hesitate to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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06/24/2022
Sea freight market update | June 2022
  • Strikes at Germany and South Korea

In the German ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven, the four-hour warning strike did  not lead to major vessel delays, however the suspension of handling operations at the terminals led to massive backlogs and later on the roads. This is expected to take a while to be resolved. In Asia, the eight-day strike in South Korea has come to an end and road transportation is returning to normal, but the it will take more time to clear the backlog.
 

  • Easing of COVID-19 restrictions in China

Lockdown relief in Shanghai will lead to an increase in export container volumes into Europe and on Transpacific Eastbound, which might cause space issues, empty equipment challenges and rising rate levels. On the Transpacific trade, rates are stable and  space is  adequate. Carriers expect a new rush of cargo to the US once the factories in China return  back to normal.

Trade Lane Update

EUROPE

Port congestion in Northern Europe continues to worsen. Very high slot densities at Northern European container terminals and bottlenecks in inland transport are aggravating port congestion problems in the trade between the Far East and Northern Europe.

Container ships operating on this route currently take an average of 101 days to complete a full round voyage. This means that on average they arrive 20 days too late in China to start  their next round trip, forcing carriers to blank sailings because no ship  is available.
 
Port Congestion EMEA

  • Belgium                     Antwerp 2 days
  • France                        Le Havre 1 day
  • Germany                   Bremerhaven 3 days
  •                                     Hamburg 6 days                                
  •                                     Wilhelmshaven 0 days
  • Italy                            Trieste 3 days
  • Netherlands             Rotterdam 2-3 days
  • Slovenia                    Koper 1 day
  • Spain                         Algeciras 1 day
  •                                    Valencia 1 day


Europe - Far East
Space is currently available but empty equipment is likely to be running short in the upcoming weeks.

Europe - South America East & West Coast
Space is overall tight but to South America East Coast it is slightly better than to South America West Coast. The empty equipment situation in Northern Europe is tight, especially the lack of containers in Inland Depots. Vessels often face large delays due to congested terminals. Carriers continue with schedule recovery measures, such as port omissions and blank sailings. The situation in Northern Europe Ports, including Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam and Antwerp are getting worse, due to strikes . It is recommended to place bookings well in advance, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before sailing.

Europe – Mexico
Space is very tight. The empty equipment situation in Northern Europe is tight, especially the lack of containers in Inland Depots. It is recommended to place bookings at least 5 to 6 weeks before sailing. Rates remain at a very high level and no rate reductions are expected in Q3. Vessels are frequently heavily delayed on all services. Especially if vessels have their first port call in the US. Carriers are looking into options to improve schedule reliability, but there are no service changes announced yet.

Europe – Indian Subcontinent
Space is available. Congestion and vessel delays are overall still ongoing in Northern and Southern Europe. The empty equipment situation in Northern Europe is improving while it is still tight in Southern Europe . Congestion in Sri Lanka is still not improving due to the political situation. 

ASIA

Port Congestion Asia

  • China Mainland             Ningbo: 7-10 days
  •                                         Dalian / Shanghai: 7-10 days
  •                                          Qingdao / Xingang: 7-10 days
  •                                          Nanjing / Xiamen: no congestion
  •                                          Yantian/ Shekou / Nansha: 7-10 days
  •                                          Hong Kong 7-10 days
  • India Subcontinent       Chittagong: 3-6 days.
  •                                          Colombo: Delays for containers going into Cochin.
  •                                          All other ports: no congestion
  • Indonesia                       Jakarta / Surabaya / Semarang: 2-3 days
  • Korea                              Busan / Incheon: 5-7 days
  • Malaysia                         Port Klang / Pasir Gudang / Tanjung Pelepas / Penang: 5-7 days      
  • Singapore                       No congestions for FCL containers, 
  •                                          some delays for LCL shipments depending on the carrier.
  • Taiwan                            Keelung / Kaohsiung / Taichung: 3-7 days
  • Thailand                         Bangkok: 7-10 days
  •                                          Laem Chabang: 2-3 days
  • Vietnam                          Haiphong Export / Import: 4-5 days
  •                                          Saigon Export / Import: 7-10 days


Far East - Europe
Space is generally available, depending on the carrier and loop. The empty equipment situation in Asia is still tight.

Far East – Mexico
The market is heating up, and space to Mexico is becoming an issue. Rates have increased, and for July further upward rate adjustments are expected.

Far East - South America East Coast
The empty equipment situation in Asia is very tight, especially in the North,  affecting large ports like Tianjin and Qingdao. As the situation in Shanghai gradually resumes to normal, space is becoming very tight. It is recommended to place bookings well in advance, ideally 3 to 4 weeks before sailing. Since June 01, 2022, rates have been increasing on a weekly basis.

Indian Subcontinent – Europe
Space is available and the empty equipment situation is further improving. Please consider congestion and delays when transporting shipments via Colombo.

  • DACHSER LCL service India - Spain

DACHSER is launching its own Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) consol service from Nhava Sheva to Valencia. The LCL service offers frequent departures and reliable transit time. Please contact your DACHSER representative if you are interested.

Transpacific Eastbound
Due to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in China, space and equipment decreased . The situation is predicted to tighten again in July and August due to potentially high volumes. Supply and demand are currently under control, but this could change in the next month  due  to the predicted pick up of containers towards the US.
 
In South Korea, the Truckers’ Union went on a strike at the ports for eight days. Currently, the situation is that the Union will not strike but it is unknown if the situation will change in the next few weeks. Negotiations between the Union and the government are still ongoing, but signs are showing that both parties will come to an agreement. 

US Port congestion is ongoing but decreasing due to the decreased volumes from Asia.

  • DACHSER expedited LCL Service

DACHSER offers an expedited LCL service from China to the U.S. West Coast, which is a reliable alternative for customers to avoid congestion issues. The weekly scheduled direct expedited LCL service reduces transit times by 3-7 days. Please do not hesitate to contact your local DACHSER sales team to get further information about the LCL service.

AMERICA

Port Congestion in North America
West coast

  • Los Angeles                   9 days waiting time to berth
  • Oakland                         8 days waiting time to berth
  • Tacoma                          waiting time insignificant
  • Seattle                            Situation fluid

 
East Coast

  • Boston                            Situation fluid
  • New York                       5 days waiting time to berth
  • Baltimore                       Situation fluid
  • Norfolk                           2 days waiting time to berth
  • Charleston                     Situation fluid
  • Savannah                       5 days waiting time to berth
  • Jacksonville                    Situation fluid
  • Miami                             Situation fluid
  • Mobile                            Situation fluid
  • Houston                         5 days waiting time to berth

Transatlantic
Currently, there is space available depending on the destination coast. But this is expected to tighten once cargo flows in Asia are picking up again. It is recommended to place bookings 2 to 3 weeks in advance. New York remains to be congested and delays at the NYC Ports are up to 10 days. Montreal is facing heavy delays as well and all transfer loads (to inland points) are affected combined with truck and rail shortages.

In general, most destination ports are volatile. The empty equipment situation in Northern Europe is still challenging across the region. The lack of 40-footers is a main issue.

  • Container Indexes

Click the button below to read the current development on the World Container Index and Shanghai Containerized Freight Index.

If you would like to discuss your transport needs, please get in touch with your local DACHSER representative to work out the best logistics solution.

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06/06/2022
DACHSER renews CEIV Pharma certification

At the end of May, DACHSER’s airport locations Hyderabad and Mumbai renewed their certification for the transport of life science and healthcare products. The certification is granted by IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma).

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06/06/2022
International Freight Forwarder of the Year 2022

DACHSER India won the highly acclaimed “ International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award”, in an eventful evening on day 2 of the event, Air Cargo 2022.

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05/26/2022
Knowing where and how

Shipment tracing and transport management in the Internet of Things: with GPS location tracking using 5G/LPWAN technology and telematics, DACHSER Road Logistics is setting new standards in real-time tracking, arrival-time prediction, and visualization of long-distance groupage shipments.

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05/12/2022
DACHSER India is now Great Place to Work-Certified

DACHSER, one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, has been Great Place to Work-Certified™ in India for the year 2022.

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05/06/2022
DACHSER secures long-term air freight capacity

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is extending its charter program on the route between Frankfurt and Shanghai to cover the period from May 2022 to April 2024. This enables the logistics provider to continue to offer its customers reliable transport capacity. DACHSER flies a widebody aircraft between Europe and Asia two days a week, transporting 33 metric tons at a time.

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04/22/2022
Efficient management of global supply chains by DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics

In air and sea freight, operational procedures are characterized by a high degree of manual effort and require coordination with numerous contacts. With DACHSER as a logistics partner, customers benefit from digital solutions for more efficient management of their international supply chains. A single point of contact at DACHSER supports and coordinates their simple and fast implementation.

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04/21/2022
DACHSER appoints Jesper Larsen to lead South East Asia

Larsen has assumed the role of Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics South East Asia effective April 1, 2022. Based in Bangkok, he is responsible for 220 employees in eight locations across Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. He reports to Roman Mueller, Deputy Director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific.

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08/11/2022
Exoskeletons pass practical trial: Innovative technology takes the strain for warehouse employees

For the first time, DACHSER has tested active exoskeletons produced by German Bionic under everyday work conditions in the warehouse. The results are impressive. Now the technology will be rolled out at additional locations.

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08/02/2022
DACHSER puts its first hydrogen trucks into service

Next year, the logistics service provider will put a 27-ton Hyundai Xcient truck on the road in Magdeburg, Germany. The zero-emission truck will be used for regional distribution as well as regular scheduled nighttime services to Berlin. Another hydrogen fuel-cell truck, the 19-ton Enginius Bluepower, will start making deliveries for DACHSER to Hamburg’s city center in mid-2023.

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07/15/2022
DACHSER has strengthened its management in Asia Pacific

With Marcel Schmidt and Mario Morich, DACHSER is filling management positions in Hong Kong and Malaysia with leaders from its own ranks.

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07/13/2022
Further warning strikes at German ports

Warning strikes were already held at short notice in the ports of Hamburg and Bremerhaven on June 9, 2022. Further warning strikes will take place at German seaports from Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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