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Jochen Müller took up the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) for DACHSER’s Air & Sea Logistics business field on January 1, 2018. He replaces Thomas Reuter, who retired at the end of last year after 39 years at DACHSER. Müller joined DACHSER on October 1, 2016 to prepare for his duties as COO.
As part of the presentation of the European Transport Award for Sustainability (ETPN), this year DACHSER received the Special Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. The company came first in the Transportation and Forwarding Companies category.
DACHSER India has moved its Chennai branch to a new location to facilitate the company’s prospects for growth and development. The new premises are centrally located in the modern KRM Plaza, and offers easy connectivity by road, rail and air travel.
As of October 1, 2017, DACHSER logistics experts and Fraunhofer IML researchers have joined forces to work together on research and development projects

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To cope with the pre-CNY volume surge, some carriers have announced rate increase and are applying peak season surcharge. Westbound blank sailings will be implemented by carriers starting from week 7 to 10 (depending on trade lanes) to adjust capacity for the reduced demand.
China’s busiest time of year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration.
In response to the capacity crunch in the upcoming peak season starting from last week of October, DACHSER will be launching a once a week charter rotation service from Frankfurt to Shanghai, Pudong Airport for the calendar weeks 44-50.
The Golden Week is just around the corner. China and Korea are mostly affected by the one-week long public holidays, starting from 1 October. Also Hong Kong and Taiwan have a number of consecutive holidays at the beginning of October.

Air & Sea Logistics

As an expert in worldwide air and sea freight logistics, the business segment DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics stands for global, integrated and efficient supply chain solutions worldwide.