Trade Lane Update
DACHSER expands its Willebroek branch
DACHSER is investing in its branch in Willebroek near Antwerp, Belgium. The expansion of the cross-docking and on-site parking facilities started this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.
Margret is devoted to helping San children
Since 2015, DACHSER and the children's relief organization terre des Hommes have been committed to helping the children of the San people (also known as Bushmen) lead better, more independent lives. Education is an essential component – and 24-year-old Margret Hans is doing all she can to add it to the equation.
Chemical logistics goes digital – Practical possibilities
Digitalization is not an alien concept in the transport and logistics industry. Quite the opposite, in fact: goods flows have long been accompanied by their corresponding data. Around the world and across carriers, information logistics is an integral part of any logistics provider’s service portfolio.
Vaccine for Berlin
Fighting the pandemic with vaccine, PPE, and intelligent logistics. Berlin’s senate is procuring its vaccine logistics services from a tried and true partner: DACHSER’s Berlin Schönefeld branch.
DACHSER expands charter activities to include LATAM
In June and July, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized eight flights from Hong Kong to Mexico via Canada. The new charter service offers customers additional, reliable capacity and is supposed to be continued in August.
Rail service market updates | July 2021
- FLASH UPDATE NEWS
Due to general Congestion's on the Transshipment Points in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Poland we are facing huge delays. This is mainly caused by actual wagon shortage on 1520 tracks thru the CIS-Countries (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Some major Operator announced an existing backlog of more than 2000 FEU on the border station in Poland. The overall transit time from Terminal to Terminal can extend to approx. 30 days
Space and Equipment availability can be secured with a pre-booking of at least 15 days in advanced
For further details please reach out to your local DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics contact.
- DACHSER Rail services
In addition to our air and sea freight service portfolio, DACHSER offers multimodal, reliable rail services with an extensive coverage, connecting economic centers of major importance in China and Europe.
Via the North Corridor, the so-called Trans-Siberian Route, we connect Hamburg, Warsaw, Vienna and Bratislava with Chinese main terminals cities like Changchun, Shenyang, Suzhou and Dongguan.
To and from Duisburg, Hamburg, Neuss, Ludwigshafen, Vienna, Bratislava and Warsaw we serve the South Corridor, also known as New Silk Road to the Chinese hinterland areas of Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing and Zhengzhou.
Not only Block Trains but also Full Container Load (FCL) service is possible on this service and also Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL), it includes Consolidation Container Services (LCL-LCL) as well as Customer Consolidations (LCL-FCL).
Should you require any other departure terminals and/or destinations than those mentioned above, or some more detailed information on Rail Services, your DACHSER contact will be glad to assist.
DACHSER expands consolidation services portfolio in sea freight
The logistics industry is going through challenging times, characterized by capacity bottlenecks, continuous shortages of equipment and allocation as well as severe port congestions across the globe, causing a domino effect that is difficult to control.
Sea freight market update | July 2021
Historical congestion levels are resulting in vessel delays that are absorbing hardly required cargo capacities. Increasing operational instability due to COVID-19 outbreaks in US West Coast terminals and one of Chinas main ports as well as the global equipment imbalance had led to another major disruption of worldwide supply, following the Suez Canal incident. Consumer demand is expected to increase rapidly in 2021, so transportation delays are likely to continue into 2022.
European ports are still suffering from delays, with the result that most vessels are not being cleared on time. This is caused by the exceptional weather conditions of the past weeks as well as ship delays from ports worldwide.
In the meantime, almost all terminals have introduced emergency plans with different measures. Containers, for example, may only be delivered or picked up with a severely restricted deadline. This mainly affects the Port of Hamburg, but Antwerp and Rotterdam are now also reporting significant delays.
There is a massive shortage of equipment, especially in the inland, but also at the ports. Shortage of 20’ equipment is to be expected within the next weeks as per carrier forecasts.
Europe – Far East
While space is moderately available the equipment situation in Europe is still critical although the first improvements are visible. Carriers have already implemented an Equipment Imbalance Surcharge until further notice.
Europe – South America East & West Coast
Higher rate levels are to be expected due to increasing demand. Santos port congestion improved slightly. Equipment imbalance and tight capacity conditions are still in place.
Port situation in Mainland China
- Terminal operations at Shenzhen's Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) are back to normal and the handling backlogs at Yantian are resolving.
- The congestion at Shekou and Nansha is still at a high level. Overall, the situation is improving day by day as the number of infections in Guangzhou and Shenzhen is under control now.
- Although the YICT terminal operation has improved significantly, the equipment shortage is still at a very high level due to too many vessel cancellations in June, and the stability of the schedule is also far below normal.
Far East – Europe
Loading capacity and empty equipment are still very limited without any forthcoming recovery for the next weeks to come. Schedule recoveries and port omissions in Asia will further decrease space and allocation.
Far East - South America East Coast
The congestion situation in Santos has improved slightly but tight space and equipment shortages are still a major trigger. Rates are increasing strongly due to high demand.
ISC – Europe
The empty equipment situation has improved slightly. Nevertheless, equipment is still an issue in East India regions. Space situation is extremely tight.
The shortage of equipment throughout Asian ports and carriers is continuing. An improvement in the shift of equipment back to Asia is not expected in the near future. Capacity issue is not improving mainly due to congestion across all USWC ports. Service delays and schedule cancellations for ports are continuing and are unpredictable and difficult to manage.
Record-breaking volumes coming into the country because of the economic recovery and funding programs, resulting in heavy delays due to a lack of rail cars and a shortfall of available chassis. Truckers are booked two to three weeks in advance.
Record temperatures and the associated heatwave have had a major impact to the Pacific North West and Canadian Ports.
- Equipment is in short supply and expected to remain this way for some time as it gets tied up at multiple inland gateways.
- New services have been added, relieving some of the pressure on capacity. Advanced bookings remain essential.
- Dwell times in the US are at high levels, terminal and port congestions causing further impacts. Multiple port omissions in the US continue to impact schedule integrity. Eastbound space is getting tighter.
- Click the button below to read the current development on World Container Index and Shanghai Containerized Freight Index.
- Stay close with your logistics partner such as DACHSER for up-to-date market information.
- Provide accurate forecasts to secure equipment and space in time - the more reliable the volume is, the higher is the chance to get on board.
- Place bookings well in advance, we recommend to book at least 4 weeks in advance.
- Inform your DACHSER contact about your priority shipments.
- Be flexible with equipment, consider substitutions.
- Reserve space on air freight services for shipments that cannot be delayed, the rates are slightly higher but it will keep your supply chain running.
If you would like to discuss your transport needs, please feel free to get in touch with your local DACHSER representative to work out the best logistics solution.
Air freight market update | July 2021
Strong consumer demand has lifted global air freight volumes back to pre-COVID levels. The recovering economy and the rise of e-commerce are remarkable growth factors. In addition, over-priced and unsustainable ocean freight forces customers to shift urgently needed shipments from sea to air freight.
In relation to container shipping, the price for air cargo has dropped significantly, being only 6 times more expensive in May 2021 compared to 12 times prior to the crisis, making air cargo more competitive. In addition, the overall situation in the ocean freight market causes raising demand in air freight.
The air freight capacity will remain restricted due to missing belly space and it is expected to take years to recover the passenger flight capabilities. This global imbalance of demand and supply is expected to continue and rates will be on the upper level for the next upcoming months.
Already well established for an extended period of time, DACHSER has created additional capacity by offering weekly premium freighter capacities
- one-way from Asia (Hong Kong & Shanghai) to Europe as well as
- rotation between Europe and the US.
The latest new DACHSER Air Network connection has been established in June and July with eight flights from Hong Kong to Mexico via Canada. Find out more information about this service.
Please click the button below to read the latest Indexes on Supply & Demand and Oil Development.
In case you need any additional information related to DACHSER’s air freight services and the current market development, please do not hesitate to contact your local DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics sales contact.
Anjali is a girl living her dreams
DACHSER began collaborating with the international children's charity Terre des Hommes 16 years ago. Children's rights, access to education, and the promotion of sustainability and environmental protection have always been important components of this partnership. A girl named Anjali in the north of India is one child who has been given the chance at a better life by this commitment.
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.
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.