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.
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.
Chinese New Year: Impact on logistics
In 2021, Chinese New Year falls on February 12, it is the biggest festival in China where people celebrate the beginning of a new year with their families. The week-long national public holiday has consequences on global supply chains.
The following information provides an overview of some key facts of the festival and its possible impacts on logistics.
Dates and key facts
- February 12, 2021 marks the start of the Chinese New Year (the year of Ox).
- Chinese national holiday begins on February 11 and ends on February 17, meaning that most of the businesses, including DACHSER branches in China, will be closed and resumes on February 18.
- Factories and manufacturing sites used to be closed for a longer period of time. Production might pause already one week before Chinese New Year, some factories will only resume one month after.
- The long holiday allows workers in the city to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion, though it might not be the case this year due to the pandemic.
Impact on supply chain
- Extensive holidays in China can lead to delays to your shipments for up to one month.
- Due to the abovementioned closing period of manufacturing industries, there will be no productions from China for at least a week. Even though factories will be restarting gradually, operations will not resume to full swing immediately.
- Productions from other countries in Asia will also be impacted as some parts might come from China or the assembling processes are done there.
- Most shippers will stock up inventories that are sufficient to cover the Chinese New Year period, this leads to a pre-holiday cargo rush; it will also take some time after the festival to normalize the market conditions.
To avoid unnecessary price hikes and delays, it is strongly recommended to place bookings well in advance. At DACHSER, our logistics experts can help you to plan together. Feel free to discuss with us about your needs and we can work out the best to maintain your supply chain uninterrupted throughout the Chinese New Year.
Consequences of adverse weather conditions in Spain
Storm Filomena has affected Spain in recent days and especially the Community of Madrid, we would like to give you some information about the restrictions on logistics.
- Difficulties in distribution activities throughout the week, mainly throughout Madrid
- Restrictions on access to industrial estates due to accumulation of snow and vehicles
- Difficulties in collections, deliveries and shipments to other delegations. Journeys to and from Madrid may suffer significant delays
- Traffic restrictions for heavy vehicles (partially open on some roads)
- Temporary reduction of long-distance routes between delegations
- MAD airport starts operating slowly but suffers long delays due to canceled flights
- Handling personnel are severely restricted and therefore air cargo operations start to run very slowly
- Customs operations are giving priority to express shipments
- Road access to and from Madrid suffer significant restrictions
During this week, the alert is still active due to very low temperatures (in some places below -10ºC), so please expect strong restrictions and incidents in all transport and distribution services.
If you have questions, please feel free to speak to your DACHSER representative. We hope that the situation will normalize as soon as possible, and we will keep you informed.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
As the year draws to a close, many of us use this time to look back and reflect, but also to prepare ourselves for the new challenges of the future. And that’s exactly what we’ve done in the latest issue of the DACHSER magazine.
For a sustainable society: More and more NGOs are taking action around the world
In the course of globalization, internationally networked non-governmental organizations or NGOs are playing an increasingly important role. DACHSER’s partnership with children’s aid organization terre des hommes demonstrates how a company can support an NGO over the long term.
Emissions calculations with DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
For several years now, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has been compiling so-called carbon footprints (calculation of the CO₂ balance sheet) of freight transports and summarizing the individual transport-related calculations in emissions reports. The preparation of these reports is a value-added service offered to DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics customers worldwide and is tailored to the individual needs of the customer. In general, primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and various air pollutants can be calculated at consignment level. This can also be broken down to individual transport sections. In this way, transport-related carbon footprints can be calculated for complete transport chains, including the pre-carriage, main carriage and onward carriage.
DACHSER uses an emissions calculator for the calculations, which meets all the requirements of the European standard for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from passenger and goods transport (EN 16258). Another advantage of the emissions calculator is that the calculation processes are automated via an XML interface to our Othello transport management system. This allows the emission reports to be generated completely automatically.
In general, the emission calculation in the first step serves to determine the primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants emitted by transports. However, this information is essential for deriving necessary measures to reduce emissions. Therefore, in addition to the pure calculations, it is also important to be able to provide our customers with further bases for decisions on emission reduction. For this reason, customers receive simulated calculations of alternative means of transport and bundling strategies on request.
In addition to a comparison of the classic means of transport by air and sea, the alternative of rail transport (see DACHSER Rail Services) is also highlighted for customers.
If you have any questions about our emissions calculator, please contact your DACHSER contact person.
DACHSER in Shanghai receives “AGCO Above and Beyond Champion” award
AGCO awards its logistics partner DACHSER for excellence in innovation, service, global growth, and cost efficiency.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Getting through the crisis together – How DACHSER is forging even closer ties to its customers and partners.
Expansion of Rotterdam Logistics Center
The expanded Rotterdam Logistics Center in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands, is expected to be operational in October 2020. The new warehouse at the Doelwijk A12 logistics hotspot offers 17,278 square metres of storage capacity for more than 30,000 pallet spaces.
Technology is the only thing that can hold logistics networks together
Digitalisation and smart transportation solutions might be the answer to several issues this pandemic has unveiled.
Storage space available at DACHSER Shanghai warehouse
Looking for storage space and a reliable logistics partner? DACHSER Contract Logistics has capacity available.
Brexit-Update: What you need to know
While the trade negotiations between the UK and the European Union continue to make slow progress, the month of June provided the last opportunity for the British government to extend the transitional period, which is currently limited to 31 December 2020. With no request for extension having been made, the focus is now on a gradual introduction of customs controls in the United Kingdom from January 1, 2021. The transition period is designed to allow traders to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and prepare for the new requirements. The United Kingdom will be subject to full customs control at its borders by 1 July 2021.
Earlier this year, the UK government took steps to eliminate certain customs facilitations, including the Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) and the Import VAT (PVA) shift. However, the British government has recognized that customs relief will also be necessary, at least temporarily, on January 1, 2021.
Thus, the possibility of shifting the import turnover tax is to be reintroduced. In addition, for a transitional period, there will be a customs procedure which will allow the imported goods to be declared by entering them in the accounts within a period of six months, rather than immediately upon importation. This procedure is called "Deferred Declaration".
An EU summit meeting for final talks between Great Britain and the EU will take place from 17 to 18 October 2020. Finally, on 19 October 2020 the results of a "deal or no-deal" scenario should be available.
Regardless of the outcome of the talks, it is expected that from January 2021 onwards all goods exported to and from the UK will require tariff treatment, albeit during the transitional period described above as part of a process graduated by product group.
The following link will take you to a tool that outlines the required measures: https://www.gov.uk/transition
The UK government has also published details of preparation as an importer and exporter from/to the UK, which can be viewed via the links below:
Further information can be found in the download document below.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local contact at the relevant DACHSER branch.
Quantum computers - A look at future technologies
What are Quantum computers actually about? And what benefits do these offer specifically for logistics?