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.
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.
“Keeping the good and shaping agility.”
On January 1, DACHSER’s new Executive Board officially took office.
DACHSER expands its Willebroek branch
DACHSER is investing in its branch in Willebroek near Antwerp, Belgium. The expansion of the cross-docking and on-site parking facilities started this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.
Keeping an eye on the big picture
When Selina Hipp started planning her career path, logistics wasn’t even on the list. Neither was the chemical industry. But now she combines both in her role as Business Development Manager Switzerland DACHSER Chem Logistics.
Margret is devoted to helping San children
Since 2015, DACHSER and the children's relief organization terre des Hommes have been committed to helping the children of the San people (also known as Bushmen) lead better, more independent lives. Education is an essential component – and 24-year-old Margret Hans is doing all she can to add it to the equation.
"Supply chains face huge challenges"
On its 50th birthday, the swap body is more in demand than ever, because cargo space is currently in short supply. This applies not only to Europe, but especially to intercontinental trade.
Vaccine for Berlin
Fighting the pandemic with vaccine, PPE, and intelligent logistics. Berlin’s senate is procuring its vaccine logistics services from a tried and true partner: DACHSER’s Berlin Schönefeld branch.
“We’re all in this together”
For over a year, the announcement that the coronavirus has led to some big changes has been ringing in our ears. But what has actually changed? Insights and perspectives from DACHSER’s corporate culture.
Celebrating the swap body
The standard freight container for groupage logistics celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Thomas Simon developed the swap body concept in the late sixties, inspired by maritime shipping containers. After some initial reservations, the swap body became a groundbreaking innovation in overland logistics that revolutionized the entire industry.
DACHSER establishes a competence center for data science and machine learning
Since the beginning of June, DACHSER has pooled the expertise it has gained in various research and innovation projects on the topics of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science in its new in-house Competence Center Data Science & Machine Learning.
“We want to further improve the plannability of our logistics service”
Alexander Tonn became DACHSER’s new COO Road Logistics in January 2021. In this interview, he talks about his career, his priorities in his new position, and what is particularly important to him in the design of the processes.
Data for improved process quality and ergonomics
DACHSER has joined forces with start-up MotionMiners to gain a better understanding of the work steps in the transit terminal. At five locations, the partners tested a new method for improving process quality—which should then also have a positive impact on work ergonomics.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
One of the key phrases of the last few months at DACHSER was “Keeping the good and shaping agility.” This is also the title of the interview with Burkhard Eling in the latest DACHSER magazine, in which DACHSER’s new CEO explains what these words mean to him.
Chemical logistics goes digital – Practical possibilities
Digitalization is not an alien concept in the transport and logistics industry. Quite the opposite, in fact: goods flows have long been accompanied by their corresponding data. Around the world and across carriers, information logistics is an integral part of any logistics provider’s service portfolio.
DACHSER expands charter activities to include LATAM
In June and July, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized eight flights from Hong Kong to Mexico via Canada. The new charter service offers customers additional, reliable capacity and is supposed to be continued in August.