Machine learning – Support from the data cosmos
Digitalization makes work in logistics easier and more efficient. Goods and data streams flow together, creating quality and transparency across all process steps. DACHSER can apply machine learning to analyze and use data from day-to-day operations, opening up new horizons for intelligent logistics solutions that add value.
Sea Freight: Disruptions at Ningbo and Tianjin ports
Regarding the disruptions at Ningbo ports, we would like to give you an update. Recently, a Covid outbreak has occurred in Tianjin. Below we offer you an overview of the current situation.
DACHSER extends charter activities long-term
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is shoring up its charter program on the route between Hong Kong and Europe with a long-term contract. This ensures that the logistics provider will be in a position to offer its customers reliable air freight capacity from January 2022 out to March 2024.
Increase in toll rates in Austria as of 2022
The Austrian government increased the toll charge by law starting on January, 1st 2022. We have to integrate the change into the toll tariffs of DACHSER that will be valid as of January, 1st 2022. We will of course make the new toll tariffs available to our customers.
If you need further information or have any questions, please contact your usual contact at DACHSER.
Prepare your supply chain for the impact of Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year (CNY) is coming soon at the beginning of February. Traditionally, it is an important event that influences the global freight market due to the extended national holidays, which means businesses will close, factories will suspend operations, and carriers will reduce capacity in response to lower demand. This year, with the unprecedented challenging market conditions, the impact of CNY is expected to be greater than usual. Find out all you need to know about CNY, what it means to you and, most importantly, how you can prepare in order to minimize the impact to your supply chain.
"We have set the course"
2021 was a year of diverse challenges that DACHSER was able to master with great stability and resilience. At the same time, the company set an important strategic course, particularly with regard to its climate protection activities. Here is a text from CEO Burkhard Eling.
DACHSER charters world's largest cargo aircraft
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics' international teams have chartered the world's largest cargo aircrafts, the Antonovs AN-124 and AN-225. The aircrafts transport medical goods from China to Austria on multiple occasions for a customer, after which DACHSER redistributed the goods through its overland network.
COVID-19 new virus variant Omicron – impact on air and sea freight services
The new COVID-19 virus variant Omicron, which was detected to be widespread in South Africa, has led to some cancellation of passenger flights to and from South Africa.
Apart from this, there are currently no massive restrictions, but it cannot be entirely ruled out that some countries or regions will implement further measures to contain the spread of this virus variant.
This could lead to restrictions on cargo space due to a lack of belly capacity on passenger flights. In addition, Hong Kong Airport has announced that even cargo aircrafts touching Omicron high-risk countries such as South Africa will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong until further notice. Therefore, flight rerouting will be expected.
For the ocean freight sector, there has been no change of the current situation so far. We have only received the information from one shipping company that a new service with South Africa is suspended for two months.
Furthermore, there are also discussions in progress in the Asian market about tightening the COVID-19 rules for ship crews, but these are still under negotiation. Confirmed is only that feeder services from the Pearl River Delta (PRD) to/from South China, including Hong Kong, are also suspended from December to January. This could lead to a challenging situation with trucking capacity and more changes of transport modes to air freight.
The team of DACHSER is in daily contact with all involved parties and doing everything possible to minimize any delays of your shipment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local DACHSER representative who will be happy to assist you.
Evolution in goods handling
With a specially designed double-deck unit, a new technology standard is moving into DACHSER’s European transit terminals. Developing it was driven by the topics of driver ergonomics, occupational safety, and profitability.
Turning trash into cash
A dedicated value chain for recyclable trash—that’s what young people in Zambia have created with their Trash4Cash project. Through a German-Zambian youth exchange program with DACHSER trainees, the Zambian team learned a great deal about German recycling depots and returned home ready to turn their trash into cash. DACHSER supported the establishment of the recycling system together with the international children’s aid organization terre des hommes.
New contract logistics warehouse in Hong Kong
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has relocated its previous warehouse in Hong Kong. The new site offers the logistics provider 2,800 m2 on which to carry out contract logistics services for its customers.
DACHSER expands capacity in France
DACHSER is expanding its network in France again: in autumn 2021, the logistics provider relocated two branches in the north and the southeast of the country to larger facilities. The new transit terminals in Rouen (in the Normandy region) and in Annecy (in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region) are DACHSER’s response to dynamic growth in the market.
Oversized airfreight for Airbus subsidiary
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized a special airfreight transport: Satair, an Airbus subsidiary and one of the world’s leading suppliers of spare parts for airplanes and helicopters, requested a charter service for an A320 horizontal stabilizer.
“Logistics opened the door to the world for me”
Since January 2021, Robert Erni has headed DACHSER´s Finance, Legal and Tax (FLT) Executive Unit as Chief Financial Officer. In his long career in the logistics industry, it is his many international placements that have done most to shape him. They helped him to develop a leadership style of competence and closeness. Treating discussions as between equals is important to him. In this interview, Erni tells why he chose DACHSER, what his professional aspirations are, and how he sees his role in the Executive Board team of DACHSER.
DACHSER Iberia relies on duo trailers
For its daily scheduled services between Madrid and Barcelona, DACHSER Iberia has put two duo trailer combinations into operation. Efficiency and climate protection go hand in hand here, as a maximum of 134 pallets of goods can be transported with one tractor unit.
Batteries - A look at future technologies
Batteries are an indispensable part of electromobility. But these energy storage devices also raise many questions, especially about performance and climate friendliness. We set out to find some answers.