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Market Information 03/31/2020
Current loading restrictions in Europe due to Covid-19

In the following you will find the current loading restrictions that apply to Europe (see download). Food transports are excluded from this. This document here will be updated on a regular basis.

With the free map of the software provider Sixfold, transport companies and truck drivers can view the current waiting times at European borders and make appropriate preparations if necessary: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

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Market Information 03/30/2020
Current loading restrictions in Europe due to Covid-19

In the following you will find the current loading restrictions that apply to Europe (see download). Food transports are excluded from this. This document here will be updated on a regular basis.

With the free map of the software provider Sixfold, transport companies and truck drivers can view the current waiting times at European borders and make appropriate preparations if necessary: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

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Market Information 03/27/2020
DACHSER European Logistics – your reliable partner in good times and bad

We are pleased to be able to advise that, despite the huge challenges caused by COVID-19 crisis, DACHSER's European Logistics network continues to operate with its customary high reliability in order to fulfil your vital business requirements.

DACHSER, your family-owned business partner, has been doing its utmost to maintain its commitments given to you with regard to services and rates.

We have taken extensive measures to ensure the continuous supply of goods throughout Europe, and are fully aware of the huge responsibility we have for your business and for society in general. We are facing severe challenges and incurring additional costs as are all organisations within in our industry. Being well aware that nearly all industries and customers of DACHSER are facing a similar situation, we wanted to give you a strong signal that DACHSER remains in partnership with you:

DACHSER stands for stability and reliability in difficult times as well. Therefore, we will not be introducing a general “COVID-19 surcharge”. Instead, we wish to renew our commitment to you that we will be standing by our agreed tariffs and maintaining our rates for domestic and international groupage shipments for the time being.

We would like to cooperate even closer with you in order to develop solutions for the current and forthcoming challenges. In addition, we trust we can count on your flexibility in adapting lead times or service levels where necessary and your reliability by respecting the agreed payment terms based on our mutual trust and cooperation.

Let us stand side by side in these challenging times!

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Market Information 03/27/2020
Current loading restrictions in Europe due to Covid-19

In the following you will find the current loading restrictions that apply to Europe (see download). Food transports are excluded from this. This document here will be updated on a regular basis.

With the free map of the software provider Sixfold, transport companies and truck drivers can view the current waiting times at European borders and make appropriate preparations if necessary: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

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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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Market Information 03/20/2020
Current loading restrictions in Europe due to Covid-19

In the following you will find the current loading restrictions that apply to Europe (see download). Food transports are excluded from this. This document here will be updated on a regular basis.

With the free map of the software provider Sixfold, transport companies and truck drivers can view the current waiting times at European borders and make appropriate preparations if necessary: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

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Market Information 03/18/2020
Fundamental measures to cope with the current Covid-19 situation

After numerous countries have imposed restrictions on public life and some have closed their borders (currently for passenger transport), we are confronted with a number of challenges as a result of the current corona situation. Due to accompanying restrictions to contain the spread of the virus, DACHSER is faced with delivery restrictions in regions or recipient groups (e.g.: catering and retail trade with the exception of essential goods). We are therefore dependent on the support of our customers.

We ask our customers only to hand over consignments for transport where it can be guaranteed that the goods will be accepted by the recipient. If we are unable to deliver consignments due to restrictions in the destination area or closure of a business, we will return consignments already accepted for a fee so that they can be returned to the sender's care as quickly as possible.  Further shipments to these areas or to final recipients will then no longer be accepted. This serves to avoid idle times and thus damage risks in the interest of all.

Of course we also offer individual possibilities of interim storage in contract logistics if required. For the reservation of storage capacities we ask our customers to contact us. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but we consider it our duty to point out possible scenarios.

Our teams worldwide will stay in contact with our customers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact at the relevant DACHSER branch to discuss your particular situation and make further arrangements for your freight shipments.

All news on the current situation can be found on our respective DACHSER country websites.

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News 03/17/2020
DACHSER is expanding premium charter flight rotation

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is starting the next wave of its charter flight rotation service to China and back. The charter route has initially been scheduled to operate from mid-March to the end of the month. From 21 March, DACHSER USA will also be adding a new route between Chicago and Frankfurt to its existing charter service.

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Market Information 03/16/2020
Coronavirus pandemic: Impact on operational processing in the USA

As can already be seen from various press releases, the US authorities have enforced a ban with effect from 13 March 2020, 23:59 h, which prevents all entries from Europe into the United States, in addition to the already existing entry ban for visitors from several Asian countries.

This leads to a large number of flight cancellations on routes between Europe and the United States. However, the affected passenger routes also represent a significant portion of the available cargo capacity and therefore there is a massive impact on available cargo space and freight rates.

Our team of experts continues to work hard on alternative options and routes that will allow us to carry urgent cargo and we are committed to providing our customers with priority access to available capacity. As with the successful implementation of our charter program between China and Germany, we are now exploring similar solutions for transportation between Germany and the USA.

Our teams around the world will stay in touch with you, but please do not hesitate to get in touch with your contact at the respective DACHSER branch to discuss your particular situation and make further arrangements for your freight shipments.

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Market Information 03/12/2020
Statement on the current situation in regard to the spread of the COVID-19 virus

With this announcement, DACHSER is providing information on action to be taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus (also known as the coronavirus) within the DACHSER organization and in regard to the current status of operational activities as well as any possible impacts on our customers’ shipments.

In view of the current situation, specific guidelines for conduct and precautions have been rolled out within the global DACHSER organization. The actions to be taken include the establishment of a central reporting management system, regular assessment of the situation, and definition of additional action according to the situation. The relevant activities were also expanded and intensified on the basis of the existing hygiene management in the various areas (human resources, operational, and process hygiene).

In addition to these actions taken internally, DACHSER is complying with all current official regulations and taking appropriate precautions. In the event of restrictions applicable to individual locations, action plans are ready to be implemented in order to ensure that our network can continue to operate.

To enable a smooth process, we depend on being able to work together with all parties involved in the supply chains, including cooperation with truck drivers so that they will also be able to comply with increased hygiene regulations. We also fully integrated the drivers into our hygiene management and provided hand disinfectants at all locations.

We are doing everything possible to maintain our customers’ supply chains and prevent delays in shipments. If supply chains are to be affected in any way by checks, controls, flight cancellations, or the like, we will work to find alternative ways to ship the goods. We would also like to point out that the delivery times for consignments could be extended. However, the measures we have taken so far make us feel well equipped to deal with the current situation.To make this possible, it is essential that we maintain close coordination with our customers.

If you have any questions about your freight, please get in touch with your local point of contact at the respective branch of DACHSER.

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Market Information 03/03/2020
COVID-19: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China and Korea

China

All DACHSER branches in China are open except Wuhan. Starting from March 2, most branches are operating with full teams, but the operations are not resuming to full capacity, as the local market conditions are still very challenging with shortage of labor and traffic controls. Domestic trucking remains a major issue.

General status in China

Factories are slowly picking up with their productions. Compared with last week, more factories have resumed work, but production is not up to 100% normal, while some of the factories are either still closed or operating with skeleton staffing. Generally, all businesses are gradually resuming. In many locations, authorities only allow a limited number of staff to enter the premises to prevent workplace infection. Therefore, most of the enterprises are operating with skeleton staffing, and have part of their employees working from home, if applicable. Employees who returned from the Hubei province are required to stay in quarantine for 14 days before returning to workplace. This quarantine restriction also applies to truck drivers.

DACHSER branches in China

  • All DACHSER branches except Wuhan are open and resumed business. Wuhan is closed until further notice.
  • A few DACHSER branches are operating with skeleton staffing due to local authorities’ preventive measures.
  • Employees, if not in the office, are working from home to keep the operations ongoing.
  • There are delays in some processes, as most of the units in the supply chain within China are not functioning in full capacity.

Transport logistics in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please consider that other units in the supply chain did not resume full capacity yet. Carriers and terminals are gradually resuming operations with skeleton staff. Delays and other operational issues are expected.

Road:

  • Lack of truckers is currently the major issue in China.
  • Inter-cities and inter-provinces trucking are especially challenging due to heavy regulations on road, making road journeys heavily delayed.

Railway:

  • Rail carriers resumed to work from March except Wuhan and Yiwu, total capacity is higher compared with February.
  • Rail terminals are operating (except Wuhan) overtime to achieve higher volume of container handling.
  • Customs are operating except Wuhan.
  • FCL service on pre/on-carriage has resumed.
  • FTL service is available.
  • LTL service is available for some districts.

Air:

  • Airlines increased freighters from China as factories has gradually resuming production.
  • Capacity is still an issue since many of the airlines suspended passenger flights.
  • It is expected that space will get tighter towards end of March as factories production is ramping up.

Sea:

  • Shortage of truckers and equipment
  • Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China.
  • Westbound: Cargo volume is recovering as more factories are resuming production; backlog is expected once the factories are fully operative, leading to shortage of truckers and space.
  • Eastbound: Intense space shortage
  • Ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan.

South Korea

Overall, the factories are open and operating normally except in Daegu where some factories are closed because their staff was infected with the virus. Business are mostly not affected, some enterprises including some of the carriers are having special working arrangement such as implementing flexible working hours or allowing staff to work from home.

DACHSER branches in South Korea

All DACHSER branches in Korea are currently open. To protect the safety of our staff, employees are asked to work from home whenever applicable. The operations teams are working on shift in the office at flexible hours to keep our service delays to minimal.

Transport logistics in South Korea

Air:

  • Intra-Asian flag carriers have suspended passenger flights to and from South Korea. Therefore more than 50% of the capacity is reduced.

Sea:

  • Currently there are no major impacts except blank sailing.

Domestic trucking:

  • Minor delays for pick-up and delivery especially to and from Daegu due to road restrictions and preventive measures, no major issues at other places with in South Korea.

At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer you the best alternative solutions to keep your supply chain running in case any shipment is affected. We will keep our customers updated with the latest information on the current situation. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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Market Information 02/24/2020
COVID-19: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China

Most branches are operating with skeleton staffing while the rest of our staff are working from home due to local hygiene and preventive measures.

Though our branches are open, operations are not resuming to full capacity yet. Traffic controls are in place throughout the country; other suppliers in the transport chain are also operating with limited staff and reduced capacity. The shortage of truckers is currently the major challenge.

Please excuse us for the delay in some processes, as most of the units in the supply chain within China are not functioning in full capacity.

Transport logistics in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please consider that other units in the supply chain did not resume full capacity yet. Carriers and terminals are gradually resuming operations with skeleton staff. Delays and other operational issues are expected.

Road:

  • Lack of truckers is currently the major issue in China. The service is resuming with less than 50% of the usual labour supply;
  • Inter-cities and inter-provinces trucking are especially challenging due to increasingly tightened regulations on road, making road journeys heavily delayed.

Railway:

  • Rail carriers reduced departures from and to China in February;
  • Railway platforms which are now closed, are expected to resume from March 2020, i.e. Yiwu and Zhengzhou, detailed schedule to be updated;
  • Other status of railway remains the same, please refer to our last update;

Air:

  • Airlines resumed freighters to and from China;
  • Capacity is still an issue since many of the airlines suspended passenger flights;
  • Charter services are available with guaranteed uplift and transit time for our customers with urgent shipment;

Sea:

  • Shortage of truckers is the major issue;
  • Increasing challenge on equipment supply;
  • Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China;
  • Westbound: Backlog is expected once the factories are fully back into operations, leading to shortage of truckers and space;
  • Eastbound: Intense space shortage;
  • Ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan;

At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer you the best alternative solutions to keep your supply chain running in case any shipment is affected. Please rest assure that we will keep you updated via our website. In case of any questions, please get in contact with your local DACHSER contact person.

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News 02/20/2020
DACHSER organizes special charters to China

In response to the restricted air freight capacity situation caused by COVID-19, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has drawn up a charter contingency plan. As a result, customers can currently rely on a robust and reliable premium flight service from Frankfurt to China.

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Market Information 02/20/2020
Further update on DACHSER’s operations in China

General status

Factories and businesses are resuming gradually, but very slowly. Authorities are working hard on containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, officially named by the World Health Organization. To prevent infection at workplace, enterprises are required to submit applications to local authorities before they are allowed to resume work. Applicants need to demonstrate they are observing strict hygiene requirements and are capable of providing adequate hygiene consumables to the workforce.

DACHSER branches

All DACHSER branches are operating. Some of the branches are closed while undergoing the application process, still, staff are working from home and the operations are handled remotely. Please excuse us for the delay in some processes, as most of the units in the supply chain within China are not functioning in full capacity.

  • All DACHSER branches except Kunshan and Wuhan have resumed business with skeleton staffing in the office due to local quarantine procedures and preventative measures;
  • Kunshan warehouse will re-open once approvals from the authorities are granted;
  • Wuhan is closed and scheduled to re-open on February 24, subject to change depending on the situation;
  • Most of our team members are working from home
  • Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.

Transport logistics in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please consider that other units in the supply chain did not resume full capacity yet. Carriers and terminals are gradually resuming operations with skeleton staff. Delays and other operational issues are expected.

Road:

  • Lack of truckers, there is only a limited number of trucking companies having received permits to resume operation;
  • Domestic trucking condition is challenging especially for inter-cities and inter-provinces due to increasing tightened regulations on road;
  • Road access to Shanghai is heavily controlled which may affect delivery to Shanghai Port and Shanghai Pudong Airport;
  • Transportation certificate is needed for trucks to enter or exit the Hubei Province;

Air:

  • Airlines resumed freighter to and from China;
  • Capacity is still an issue since many of the airlines suspended passenger flights;
  • Charter services are available with guaranteed uplift and transit time for our customers with urgent shipment;

Sea:

  • Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China;
  • Ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan;
  • Lack of equipment starts to be an issue;
  • Container trucking only resumes on average 50% of normal capacity;
  • The US and Vietnam has quarantine requirements for vessels leaving Chinese ports.

Railway:

  • Rail carriers reduced departures to and from China; some railway platforms (i.e. Wuhan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou) are closed until further notice;
  • Rail terminals are operating except Wuhan (Wujiashan station吴家山站);
  • Customs are operating except Wuhan (overtime could be reserved with application from brokers);
  • FCL service on pre/on-carriage is a challenge due different policies of traffic controls applied by local authorities;
  • LTL service is not available as most of logistics parks/distribution centers are closed; FTL service is available in ad hoc level;

At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer you the best alternative solutions to keep your supply chain running in case any shipment is affected.

We will keep our customers updated with the latest information on the current situation. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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Market Information 02/13/2020
Coronavirus: latest update on DACHSER’s operations in China

We continue to update you with the current situation in China. In order to keep the Novel Coronavirus under control, authorities in China has taken various measures to prevent crowd from gathering in order to minimize the risk of getting affected.
Many of the DACHSER branches re-opened on Monday, February 10, however, we regret that we are only operating with limited capability due to the security measures and travel ban by the authorities. Please expect delays and operational issues such as lack of trucks and limited capacity.

DACHSER branches in Chengdu, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Zhongshan are closed at the moment while we are in application process with local authorities;

  • Our team members are working from home
  • There could be further changes on the opening date of the China branches on short notice, we will keep you updated;
  • Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.

We will continue to update you via our website with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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Market Information 01/31/2020
Coronavirus: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China

The Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia recently spread rapidly in China and many cities and provinces have confirmed cases. In order to keep the epidemic under control, the Central Government has announced the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday to February 2. Local authorities, however, have requested enterprises in that region to not have their employees return to the office until a specific later date, mostly on February 10.

DACHSER Branches

Most of the DACHSER branches will officially re-open on February 10. Starting from Monday next week, February 3, depending on cities and permissions from local authorities, skeleton staff will be arranged to enter the office building to manage critical shipments and minimize impact like detention, demurrage fee, TLX release and etc. We regret that we could not provide full operations but will try out best to maintain basic services.

The date for re-opening is changing on a daily basis and is subject to change depending on the situation. As of today, January 31, 2020, the re-opening date of each branch is as follows:

  • Beijing: Feb-03
  • Chengdu: Feb-03
  • Dalian: Feb-10
  • Dongguan: Feb-10
  • Guangzhou: Feb-10
  • Nanjing: Feb-10
  • Ningbo: Feb-10
  • Qingdao: Feb-10
  • Shanghai: Feb-10
  • Shenzhen: Feb-10
  • Suzhou: Feb-10
  • Tianjin: Feb-03
  • Wuhan: Feb-14
  • Xiamen: Feb-10
  • Zhongshan: Feb-10

Operations in Wuhan

DACHSER’s staff from Wuhan branch will work from home and part of the operations will be handled via our Shanghai team. Hubei Province Authorities announced that customers will need to apply transportation certificate from the local government and hand in the certificate to logistics company if they wish to have shipment to enter or exit the province by trucks.

General business in China

While we are trying our best to keep the operation as smooth as possible, please note that most of the factories in China are still closed; trucking services, flights and terminals are operating at minimum service level. Delays and other operational issues are to be expected.

We will continue to update you via our website with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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