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Press Release 01/05/2021
Burkhard Eling takes up role of CEO at DACHSER

On January 1, Burkhard Eling became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of logistics provider DACHSER. He heads the Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing executive unit, which also includes Corporate Key Account Management and the Corporate Governance & Compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company in mid-2021.

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News 12/18/2020
A transition planned well in advance

“We didn’t tell people what they should do. We communicated to them a conviction that they should create one of the most renowned networks to span to the globe”

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News 12/17/2020
Natural remedies on safe paths

Healthy international supply chains are vital to the pharmaceutical sector. In its collaboration with A.Vogel, a manufacturer of natural remedies, DACHSER has applied its own interdisciplinary, quality-driven consulting approach to designing and implementing a value-added logistics solution.

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News 12/16/2020
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.

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Market Information 01/14/2021
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.

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Market Information 01/13/2021
Adverse weather conditions in Spain

Due to the Filomena storm that has affected all Spain in recent days and especially the Community of Madrid, we inform you of the following restrictions:

Road Transport:

  • Traffic restrictions for heavy vehicles imposed by the DGT (partially open on some roads).
  • Restrictions on access to industrial estates due to accumulation of snow and vehicles.
  • Difficulty in collections, deliveries and shipments to other delegations. Journeys to and from Madrid may suffer significant delays.
  • Difficulties in distribution activities throughout the week, mainly in the branch in Madrid.
  • Temporary reduction of long-distance routes between delegations.

Air Transport

  • 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 we still expect strong restrictions and incidents in all transport and distribution services.

If you have any questions, please contact your local contact at the respective DACHSER branch.

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News 01/12/2021
First DACHSER block train from China to Europe

Logistics provider DACHSER organized its first block train from China to Germany. Carrying fifty 40-foot containers (FEU), the train reached Ludwigshafen, Germany, in late December.

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Market Information 01/04/2021
Brexit deal agreed - customs administration from 01.01.2021

On 24.12.2020, an agreement on future cooperation and trade was reached between the EU and the UK.

An essential point is that between EU and UK for goods deliveries from both areas no customs duties are to be levied. However, this does not mean that the administrative "customs clearance" will be eliminated. This means that all documents and customs relevant information must be submitted by the customer in advance and only after the shipment has been released by the customs team of DACHSER, the shipment can be accepted for dispatch.

Please note that from 01.01.2021 this applies to all shipments between the EU and UK, only shipments from the EU to Northern Ireland are excluded. In particular, proof of preferential origin of goods should be provided. The most important necessary information for exporters and importers can be found in the document below.

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Press Release 12/28/2020
DACHSER organizes vaccine logistics in Berlin

With Covid-19 vaccinations starting in Germany, DACHSER is stepping up to organize vaccine logistics in the German capital on behalf of the Berlin Senate.

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News 12/14/2020
“Employee connection and loyalty is what makes DACHSER stand out”

From one-man company to global player – In its 90-year history, DACHSER has become an international heavyweight in the field of logistics. But how has the logistics provider benefited in that time from the loyalty of its employees and its structure as a family-owned company? Dr. Andreas Froschmayer, Corporate Director Corporate Development, Strategy & PR at DACHSER, explains.  

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News 12/10/2020
DACHSER flies 100th charter of the year

In early December, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized its 100th charter flight of the year. The cargo aircraft served the Frankfurt–Shanghai route as part of DACHSER’s dedicated charter program, through which the logistics provider offers capacity specifically on the most important air routes between Asia, Europe, and the US.

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News 12/04/2020
“For us it is a beginning, not a farewell”

On 1 January, DACHSER CEO Bernhard Simon and Michael Schilling, COO Road Logistics, will join the Supervisory Board of the family company. They are leaving the new board team around Burkhard Eling a highly stable and crisis resilient company behind. Bernhard Simon on the changes at the top management level of DACHSER.

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News 12/03/2020
DACHSER strengthens its position in the German logistics market

DACHSER has defended its leading position in the German logistics market in the newly published “TOP 100 in Logistics 2020/2021” study. In certain market segments such as consumer goods contract logistics or air and sea freight, the logistics provider can improve.

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News 12/03/2020
Digital aids

Digitalization is advancing in many areas, one of which is logistics. No-code platforms and other digital solutions can help optimize processes in everyday work. The former are online modular systems that provide predefined elements to simplify and expedite the creation of digital applications. Even without in-depth IT knowledge, employees can digitalize analogue processes on their own without spending time programming. These and other digital aids are in use in the DACHSER network as well.

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Press Release 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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Press Release 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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Market Information 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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Press Release 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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Press Release 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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Press Release 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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News 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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News 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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Press Release 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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Press Release 05/21/2019
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics launches operations in Sweden

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics enters the Swedish market and now has an office for air and sea freight in Gothenburg.

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