Business development in specific sectors
In the Road Logistics business field, which accounts for 75 percent of DACHSER’s total revenue, the European Logistics (EL) business line profited from the company’s consistent export strategy, which resulted in a 2.4-percent increase in gross revenue to 3.5 billion euros. Shipments and tonnage increased by 2.2 and 2.3 percent, respectively.
“Our country organizations have benefited all around from the strong demand for cross-border transports in the European single market. As far as the exchange of goods is concerned, Europe is and will remain stable and closely interconnected,” comments Simon.
DACHSER Food Logistics once again achieved the highest growth rate, with revenue increasing by 9.5 percent to 812 million euros. It has been buoyed primarily by strong domestic business in Germany’s consumer goods sector. The second component in its success is the European Food Network for cross-border food transport.
With 13 partners, 10 associate members, and regular line haul services among 34 countries, the Food Network has the greatest geographic coverage in Europe.
“Our market-leading level of quality and the positive effects of the European Food Hub in Erlensee near Frankfurt contributed to this satisfying growth,” Simon explains.
In the DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics business field, revenue decreased by 3 percent to 1.54 billion euros, while the number of shipments remained constant. This decrease in revenue was due to low international freight rates, especially in sea freight, and negative currency effects. “We know how to deal with the volatile nature of international air and sea freight, and are consistently expanding this business field,” says Simon.
DACHSER offers its customers in this segment worldwide supply chains, routes that closely interlock with the overland transport network in Europe, and uniform IT systems. The company also aims to attract customers outside Europe by expanding intra-Asian transport operations and through the targeted organic growth of its network in the Americas.