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03/22/2024
DACHSER stays on course and expands its global network
After the economic boom in logistics resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide disruption to supply chains, normalcy returned to the industry in 2023. DACHSER was among those whose financial year was marked by weak demand for logistics services in the face of significant overcapacity and a sharp decline in air and sea freight rates. 
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02/26/2024
DACHSER Asia Pacific Management Trainee Program Shapes Logistics Leaders of Tomorrow 
n the dynamic realm of global business, adept leadership stands as one of the key factors to success. Understanding the importance of seasoned leaders, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific (ASL APAC) rolled out Asia Pacific Management Trainee program in 2017. The initiative aims to nurture young talent into future architects of the company – individuals are poised to steer DACHSER towards fresh horizons and sustainable growth.
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01/17/2024
Roman Mueller assumes role of Managing Director for DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific
DACHSER is pleased to announce the appointment of Roman Mueller as Managing Director for Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific (ASL APAC), effective January 1, 2024.
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01/11/2024
Dr. Tobias Burger becomes COO Air & Sea Logistics at DACHSER
Since the turn of the year, Dr. Tobias Burger (46) has been the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) Air & Sea Logistics and a member of the Executive Board at logistics provider DACHSER. The former Deputy Director Air & Sea Logistics replaces Edoardo Podestà (61), who has retired from active professional life after a career at DACHSER spanning more than 20 years, the last four of which he spent leading the air and sea freight business. 
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04/10/2024
DACHSER acquires food logistics provider Brummer
With the acquisition of Brummer, the partner in the European Food Network for the transport of temperature-controlled food between Germany, Austria, and neighboring countries, DACHSER is strengthening its network for the transport and storage of food in Europe. 
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04/05/2024
Ahead with foresight
Logistics - that also means accepting and mastering challenges again and again. Especially when things get difficult. That is why we at DACHSER are approaching 2024 with great confidence and drive, even though we are still confronted with weak, volatile markets and rising costs. Thoughts by CEO Burkhard Eling.
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03/04/2024
The first customers are using the DACHSER platform for their day-to-day business
The first customers have been working with the DACHSER Platform since the end of August last year. After several intensive test phases, real customer data is now flowing through the system. This way, we learn daily which of the platform’s features are working smoothly and where there is a need for individual adjustments. The feedback helps to improve the platform step by step.
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02/26/2024
DACHSER platform is honored with the Annual Multimedia Award
The DACHSER platform receives the prestigious Annual Multimedia Award in silver in the Digital Services category: Apps, Tools & Voice User Interfaces etc. The award confirms that the digital customer platform meets and in some cases exceeds all basic requirements in terms of user-friendliness, design and stability. With this award, the DACHSER platform also receives external recognition that it meets DACHSER's strict security and quality standards.
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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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12/25/2023
"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
DACHSER and Fraunhofer IML receive German Logistics Award for digital twin
The German Logistics Association (BVL) has given the 2023 German Logistics Award to DACHSER and Fraunhofer IML. The jury gave the award for the @ILO (Advanced Indoor Localization and Operations) digital twin. Developed in collaboration at the DACHSER Enterprise Lab, this technology—which has already been piloted at two branches—automatically creates and continuously updates a digital twin of all packages, assets, and workflows in a transit terminal. Employees can access all this information presented clearly on mobile devices and displays.
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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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04/11/2024
DACHSER & Fercam Italia gathers pace 

Effective March 28, 2024, DACHSER has acquired 80 percent of the shares in the joint venture DACHSER & Fercam Italia. This completes its acquisition of the majority of the groupage and contract logistics divisions of the Italian logistics company Fercam.  

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04/09/2024
DACHSER acquires food logistics provider Brummer

With the acquisition of Brummer, the partner in the European Food Network for the transport of temperature-controlled food between Germany, Austria, and neighboring countries, DACHSER is strengthening its network for the transport and storage of food in Europe. 

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04/09/2024
New LCL services between Rotterdam and Asia

DACHSER's air and sea freight division is significantly expanding its services. This involves new fixed LCL connections between the port of Rotterdam and various ports in Asia with fixed departure times.     

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04/08/2024
The groupage of the seas

Attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea and the associated detours and shipping delays are increasingly becoming a threat to the smooth transportation of goods and therefore also to international trade. In this interview, Christian Kruse, Head of Global Ocean Freight LCL, explains the role of intercontinental groupage, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) services, and the specific advantages they bring for customers.

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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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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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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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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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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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01/11/2019
DACHSER India at Auto SCM Summit in Pune

Organized by Indian Transport and Logistics News (ITLN), the third edition of the Auto SCM Summit was themed around “The changing landscape of Indian Auto industry and the role of logistics and supply chain”. The event was supported by DACHSER India as diamond sponsor.

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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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