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10/18/2021
From Poland to Haifa – Steel colossus for the Mediterranean

The new container bridges for the Port of Haifa made their way from Poland through Hamburg and on to the Mediterranean Sea. DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics took on the job of transporting these disassembled ship-to-shore container bridges, consolidating various parts from suppliers all over Europe—a project of epic proportions.

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10/15/2021
Air Freight status update: PVG, HKG and FRA airports

The air freight market remains challenging after the China Golden Week. Through this update, we would like to give you a brief overview of our major air hubs in China and Germany.

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10/07/2021
Packaging suitable for stress and transport to prevent damage

Especially in the current uncertain economic situation, the main focus is on safety and ability to deliver. The damage-free transport of goods is essential for this and requires packaging that is suitable for stress and transport. In the following, we would like to give an overview of damage prevention through packaging.

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10/04/2021
“supportDACHSER” – New compliance reporting system goes live

DACHSER has created an additional route for reporting breaches of compliance rules by setting up the “supportDACHSER” system, which goes live on October 1, 2021.

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09/29/2021
Demand for long-term partnerships

Where are the global economy and its supply chains headed? Interview with Professor Aseem Kinra, Head of the Professorship for Global Supply Chain Management at the University of Bremen.

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09/27/2021
Like one of the family

At the age of just 27, Anna Baierl already carries a great deal of responsibility in operations at DACHSER’s location in Unterschleißheim, Germany. The company is like family to her—in two ways.

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09/23/2021
Current market of qualified personnel in logistics

Logistics is a personnel-intensive industry. Especially in this sector, the situation on the qualified personnel market is currently getting tenser, which has made finding, training and retaining personnel in the long term a major challenge. With this update, we provide an overview of the current market situation.

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09/21/2021
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

It’s not often that logistics topics feature as prominently in the daily and business press as they have over the past few months. The global economy is recovering from the shock of the pandemic and in many places production is once again running at full speed. However, articles about the shortfall in raw materials and products, too few containers and pallets, the driver shortage, and a lack of storage space on overland, sea, and air transports are putting a damper on this revival.

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09/21/2021
DACHSER takes on 613 junior staff

When a fresh cycle of training started this year in Germany, the logistics provider welcomed 583 new trainees and 30 new students to the DACHSER fold. 

Whether providing the population with food, the economy with goods, or hospitals and doctor’s offices with medical supplies, logistics has been on everyone’s lips since the start of the pandemic and is classed as an essential service. DACHSER employees have demonstrated that they have the know-how and dedication to keep the economy’s supply chains working—thereby making an important contribution to society.

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09/20/2021
Chinese Golden Week holiday 2021: Impact on Logistics

The October Golden Week holiday in China is soon approaching. In this update you will find all the information as well as some market forecasts.

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09/17/2021
Air Freight: Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) status update

Regarding the disruptions at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) in China, we would like to give you an updated overview and current status.

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09/15/2021
Current cargo space situation in Germany

The global logistics market in 2020 and 2021 has caused major challenges for the entire industry. Although the economy recovered across all industries in the aftermath of the prolonged lockdowns and border closures, it led to high network loads this year, resulting in an increased shortage of cargo space. In the following, we provide an overview.

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09/09/2021
Sea Freight: Current situation in the USA

The existing bottlenecks in the US ocean freight market, which are lasting for quite some months already, will continue for a longer period. We would like to give you an overview of the current situation.

Port and rail congestion

Already for months, the USA is experiencing historical congestions in sea freight business. The reason for this ongoing situation is well known: COVID-19 impacts and a high volume demand creating bottlenecks at all major ports and terminals throughout the country. Port and rail operators are operating with reduced staff, which delays loading and unloading of vessels, increases dwell time and slows down transportation processes to the terminals. Ocean Carriers are also overwhelmed with the situation and struggle to provide the needed service and timely response. Ocean vessels are having several days of delay and we experience port omissions on a regular basis. Schedule integrity remains almost non-existent.

US trucking situation

Trucking companies suffered heavily at the beginning of COVID-19 and were forced to let go many of their drivers due to the drop of volume and demand. Then, the boom of freight and demand hit the US market and at this point, not enough drivers were available. The driver situation improved over the last months but the current trucking fleet does still not cover the strong demand. Truckers are overbooked for the next 3-5 weeks. To accelerate the pick-ups and deliveries, LTL and FTL can be an option to arrange transloads into/from containers at designated warehouses.

Chassis in the US

It becomes a great challenge that almost all containers are stuck somewhere on chassis, waiting for transport. That leads to the problem that empty chassis are hardly available to arrange a pick up. Chassis are fully used and become a rare commodity in the US.

US inbound freight

The ports and rail terminals infrastructure in the US is simply overwhelmed by the current import volume. Inbound containers are parked on certain spots to make room for the new vessel / train loadings. In many cases, these "parking lots" are completely overstocked and containers are buried and not available for immediate hand over. In order to arrange a pick-up, the terminal provides appointments to truckers ONLY once the container is available and customs released - which can take days and even weeks in many cases.

US outbound freight

The main challenge is to find the desperately needed container equipment as well as the chassis for the transport. Ports and rail terminals are also full of export containers and the stations are not simply accepting export loads that easily. The situation is tight and almost every shipment is experiencing severe delays.

Outlook

We estimate that the situation in the US will not improve this year. Even 2022 will continue to be challenging but the team of DACHSER is aiming to provide our clients a good service and solutions despite the challenging times in the USA.

High Priority Cargo

Currently, it is possible to achieve better transit times and shorter turnaround times at the US terminals by using LCL services for prioritized shipments instead of FCL services. DACHSER operates regular premium LCL services on both ex-Asia and Europe trade lanes. Transit times ex China, for example, are even shortened from overall 28 to 18 days. And further, new pipeline services including Atlanta and Los Angeles aim to reduce booking windows immensely. The continuing tight situation in the US ocean freight market will also require that desperately needed freight will have to be loaded more often by air. DACHSER offers regular premium capacity with its own Air Network, for example with weekly connections on the Frankfurt - Chicago route in both directions and the option of connecting to other US airports.

We are in close contact with carriers and service providers on a daily basis and do our best to make your supply chain as smooth as possible. For individual advice, please contact your local representative of DACHSER so that we can implement the best logistics solution for you.

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08/24/2021
Severe service disruption at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

Air freight service at Shanghai PVG Airport is again brought into challenges after several positive COVID cases were reported last Friday, August 20, at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG).

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06/18/2018
DACHSER expands at its Überherrn location

DACHSER puts a second contract logistics warehouse and new office space into operation at its Überherrn location. This expansion increases the location’s contract logistics capacity to 62,000 sqm, with space to house a total of 110,000 pallets.

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09/24/2019
DACHSER at the International Supply Chain Conference

Once again DACHSER will be appearing at the International Supply Chain Conference (Deutscher Logistik-Kongress) in Berlin. Featuring the theme Inspire – Encourage – Act, the conference will open on October 23, 2019. An open dialog on logistics and supply chain management will take place at the InterContinental/Schweizerhof hotel.

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04/04/2018
New location for DACHSER in Freiburg

DACHSER has acquired some 65,000 m2 of real estate in the Breisgau industrial park in Eschbach, a town near Freiburg, Germany. In August 2018, the logistics provider will start construction on a new logistics center, which will include a transit terminal with a total area of 6,117 m2 and 82 docking bays, plus a two-story office building. Completion of construction and the subsequent move are planned for mid-2019.

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03/27/2020
DACHSER announces Executive Board for the future

After 31 years of close cooperation in operational management positions at DACHSER, CEO Bernhard Simon and his deputy Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics, will join the logistics provider’s Supervisory Board in 2021, with Bernhard Simon becoming its chairperson. Burkhard Eling, who joined the DACHSER Executive Board as CFO in 2013, will become the new CEO of the family-owned company on January 1, 2021.

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09/27/2019
Brexit checklist - what should you watch out for?

What should DACHSER customers pay attention to in the case of a hard Brexit?

Delays when it comes to border crossing would be a major challenge in the case of a hard Brexit - the other would be the new bureaucratic burden of goods traffic with Great Britain. First and foremost, longer waiting times through border controls and customs clearance of all goods should be expected under WTO rules. For companies that send shipments to and from the UK, we have summarized them in our Brexit checklist that can be downloaded below:

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04/26/2019
New Managing Director for DACHSER European Logistics Iberia

Celestino Silva will take over as Managing Director of DACHSER’s European Logistics (EL) Iberia business unit. He succeeds Juan Quintana, who has opted to leave the company to pursue new professional opportunities.

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06/04/2019
Johnston Logistics to become DACHSER Ireland

Two years ago, DACHSER acquired a majority share in Irish logistics company Johnston Logistics Ltd. The process of fully integrating it into the DACHSER network is now nearing completion with the rebranding and associated name change to DACHSER Ireland Ltd. DACHSER made the official announcement today at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.

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04/03/2019
DACHSER expands branch in Czech Republic

DACHSER Czech Republic has signed a contract for a new warehouse and administration building for its branch in Ostrava. The overall surface area is 3.900 square metres. Twenty new jobs will be offered in the extended branch. DACHSER plans to move to the new premises in the middle of the summer holidays.

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04/12/2019
DACHSER named one of Germany’s most successful logistics brands

LOGISTIK HEUTE and BVL have awarded DACHSER second place in the “Road transport services” category.

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04/02/2019
DACHSER pursues sustainable growth

DACHSER posted substantial growth once again in 2018. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by 5.5 percent to EUR 5.57 billion. As they did last year, shipment numbers increased, rising by 2.5 percent to 83.7 million; tonnage rose 3.0 percent to 41.3 million metric tons. With 30,609 employees in total, up 1,511 from the preceding year, DACHSER’s workforce reached a record high.

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