- Current Situation
"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.
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.
Heavy transport across two continents
When oversized industrial containers travel by truck or ship, it usually doesn't just look spectacular, there's also a lot of logistical fingertip feeling behind it. In the case of a nearly 60-ton autoclave, a gas-tight sealable pressure vessel, DACHSER pooled the expertise of its Air & Sea Logistics teams in Germany and India and transported the oversized pressure vessel from the manufacturer in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany to Bangalore in southern India. A customer-oriented approach and precise planning by the international teams were key.
“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.
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.
DACHSER offers daily air freight service from China and Hong Kong to Frankfurt
Starting from January 2023, DACHSER continued to offer its customers reliable and consistent air freight service on a daily basis from Shanghai and Hong Kong to its Frankfurt Gateway. These frequent and direct services are best suited for time-sensitive shipments.
30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions
DACHSER's air freight customers benefit from the new "Sustainable Fuel" booking option.
New Import Control System in the European Union
The European Union (EU) will implement the Import Control System 2 (ICS 2) on March 01, 2023. ICS 2 will fully replace the current ICS 1 system, which has been in place for many years.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Logistics often serves as a benchmark for assessing the state of the global economy. This is because international flows of goods are an early indicator of changes in global trade relations. At the same time, current geopolitical transformations can even reshape supply chains completely. That’s one of the topics featured in the new DACHSER magazine.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Logistics is a hive of innovation, with solutions now becoming part of day-to-day work more and more quickly. These include alternative powertrains, a wide range of digital applications, the clever use of data, and new, autonomous helpers in transit terminals and warehouses.
DACHSER India celebrated employees’ wellness month
DACHSER India celebrated the month of August as “Employee Wellness Month” – an initiative to enhance existing wellness program and encourage employees to take proactive steps for improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in their day-to-day life.
DACHSER delivers to Munich's city centre with zero emissions
DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is being launched in the Bavarian capital. In a defined inner-city area, the logistics provider is now delivering all parcel and general cargo deliveries with zero emissions. FUSO eCanter electric trucks are being used for this purpose.
Top performance in any terrain
Camso specializes in off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, and track systems for commercial and powersport vehicles. To reach its customers in Europe as quickly and efficiently as possible, the company entrusted its logistics management to DACHSER as Lead Logistics Provider—a solution with a future.
Sea Freight | United Kingdom – Strike at port Felixstowe
Announcement of a strike at Felixstowe, one of the largest ports in the UK.
After the union and the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company were unable to reach an agreement regarding the union's tariff, more than 1,900 union members will strike from Sunday, August 21 until Monday, August 29.
Felixstowe handles almost half of the UK's container traffic, and this action is expected to impact supply chains, logistics operations, haulage operations, and international maritime trade.
All other UK ports as well as Northern and Western European ports, will most likely experience congestion, resulting in bottlenecks in port operation and delays.
At this stage, the full impact of these actions cannot be predicted. However, it is recommended to place bookings as early as possible and to be flexible with haulage and routings.
If you have any questions, please contact your usual DACHSER representative for more information about your shipment.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.