DACHSER Chem-Logistics: Chemicals in safe hands
The chemical industry is one of the most successful and competitive industries there is, supplying virtually all other sectors with crucial intermediate and end products as well as solutions. This is made possible by high production standards, comprehensive infrastructure, and tailored logistics with a clear focus on reliability, quality, and safety.
Current situation in India and the impact on DACHSER’s operations
Regarding the current situation in India, we would like to give an update about DACHSER’s operations in India. The situation as of today, April 28, 2021, is as follows:
Most branch offices across India are being kept closed as a precautionary measure due to the sudden rise of COVID cases. Our teams are working from home, with only skeletal staff at the offices and hence there are likely to be delays in responses due to the ongoing crisis. As a consequence of the lockdown, there are some operational impacts for air, sea, customs clearance and domestic trucking.
- Most countries have barred passenger traffic from India leading to no passenger carrying flights operating on International routes from/to India
- This has created some additional constraint on already stressed space availability situation
- Rates are bound to inch upwards for all sectors
- Transit times too have increased as a consequence of capacity crunch
- Sea freight was already facing the challenges due to the Suez Canal blockage end of March.
- Ports and terminals are functioning normally, but vessel schedules are impacted by the Suez Canal blockage as well as the sudden rise of COVID cases in India.Therefore delays are expected. Customers are advised to factor in delays of 1-2 weeks while planning their inventories.
- We expect more delays in communication or operations due to increasing COVID infections among staff at ports, customs, CFS and shipping lines.
- We do not have any unexpected disruptions in cargo movement in India, nor is any work stoppage expected at present.
- Customs clearance activities are functional at the movement.
- Customs is working with less manpower, no Customs Brokers is allowed to meet the customs officials, all processes is done faceless and things are moving in slow phase.
At DACHSER, we have undertaken significant measures to ensure our employees’ health and safety, at the same time continue to manage our day-to-day operations with minimal impact to our customers’ supply chains. Our teams are working diligently by all possible means in these testing times to assist and to overcome the challenges being faced.
Please rest assured that we will keep you updated of any changes to the current situation. In case of questions, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.
DACHSER builds new warehouse in Memmingen
DACHSER is expanding its Allgäu logistics center with high-bay storage for non-chilled food and food packaging. The family-owned company is investing some EUR 25 million in the project. Designed for sustainable operations, the new warehouse is due to open in summer 2022.
DACHSER Shanghai receives CEIV Pharma certification
At the end of March this year, DACHSER’s Shanghai branch and its office at Shanghai Airport obtained Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA. This marks a further expansion of the logistics provider’s network services in the life science and healthcare sector.
Change of the toll in the Czech Republic
The Czech government has changed the toll logic and rates as of January 01, 2021. Accordingly, the toll rates for freeways and federal roads have been aligned and external costs, such as air pollution and noise pollution caused by trucks, have now been additionally taken into account. This leads to a significant increase in the toll rates.
The toll charged by the Czech Republic will be reimbursed in full to the hauliers used by DACHSER according to vehicle type and distance. In this way, DACHSER is making its contribution to maintaining the competitiveness of independent hauliers and securing freight space in the Czech Republic.
The women fighting the coronavirus
Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a distribution company based in northern Spain aligned itself with the new market requirements: in 2020, Pharmediq enlisted DACHSER’s help to transport more than 100 million masks and other protective equipment to locations in Spain and other European countries.
Customer confidence strengthened: DACHSER is satisfied with the year´s results
DACHSER can look back on a successful 2020, which was characterized by the loyalty and climate of mutual trust between the logistics provider, its customers, and its transport partners. DACHSER’s consolidated net revenue totaled EUR 5.61 billion, a slight decrease of 0.9 percent compared to the previous year.
A tailored way in
Departing an international airport to arrive in the DACHSER world: For Maria Bäurle, the trainee program for young professionals led to a precision landing in her dream job.
Challenging and nurturing: Being a DACHSER trainee
Vera Weidemann, Head of Corporate Human Resources at DACHSER, talks about ways people with a talent for logistics can enter the DACHSER world.
DACHSER Morocco opens new warehouse in Tanger Med
Situated 14 kilometers from the shores of Europe, the Tanger Med port complex is the Mediterranean’s leading container port and a crucial component of Morocco’s ability to compete logistically. In response to growing demand among its customers, DACHSER Morocco has opened a new warehouse in this dynamic area.
A solid footing worldwide
Homes without any wood-based products from Austrian manufacturer Kaindl/Kronospan are few and far between. Achieving such widespread distribution poses quite the logistical challenge.
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.
Always on guard
At DACHSER, protecting data and systems is a top priority. Christian von Rützen, Department Head IT Strategy Implementation at DACHSER, explains the current and future challenges facing information security. He and his international IT security team have several areas of responsibility, including managing information security at DACHSER.
Lockdown in Santos, Brazil
With this update DACHSER would like to inform you about the lockdown instituted since March 23, 2021 of the entire city of Santos, Brazil and the adjacent region.
Striking a balance between stability and change
In January, a new generation took the helm at DACHSER.
Using a new refrigerated platform with a direct network connection, DACHSER Food Logistics in Neuss is helping three food producers get closer to their customers in Germany and Europe—faster.