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After more than 17 years at the helm, Nick Lowe, DACHSER UK’s Managing Director, was taking early retirement at the end of September. His successor is Mark Rollinson, who has previously held various management positions at Schenker and Allport Cargo Services.
Pallets and other packaging materials are key players in logistics, but demands on the exchange system are becoming more and more complex. In its rigorous pursuit of quality, DACHSER is committed to offering packing-aid exchange as a value-added service.
Logistics service provider Dachser has implemented e-cargo bikes for distribution in the city center of Freiburg (Germany).The delivery method is a sustainable electronic transport solution that optimizes city distribution. Stuttgart and Tubingen have been supplying the inner city with e-cargo bikes for several months.
Frankfurt airport location certified for transport of life science and health care products

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The heavy snowfalls of the past days provide numerous roadblocks and increased avalanche danger.
Due to the consistently strong air freight market and expected strong business in the current fall, we expect further capacity bottlenecks.
On October 1, the Golden Week holidays in China will begin. Many business operations will be closed during this period.
Following the announcements of all major ocean carriers, who are introducing an Emergency Bunker Surcharge (EBS), DACHSER sees the necessity to follow the same in order to ensure the required service level towards our customers.
In early June 2018, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province in China. The event is assumed to take place from 8th to 11th June, however the exact dates have not yet been announced by the authorities due to security reasons. An update will be provided as soon as the dates are confirmed.
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Snowfall in France is affecting road transport and the airports in Moscow are under challenging conditions.
China’s busiest time of year is fast approaching. Chinese New Year (CNY) is celebrated nationwide meaning all businesses around the country will close, including all factories. During this time all workers will travel across the country to return to their families and celebrate the New Year, with all manufacturing shutting down for the duration.
As already informed in August 2017, the consistently strong air freight demand has continued and lead to the expected very tight air cargo market, which causes capacity bottlenecks and strong increases of air freight rates.
In response to the capacity crunch in the upcoming peak season starting from last week of October, DACHSER will be launching a once a week charter rotation service from Frankfurt to Shanghai, Pudong Airport (and back) for the calendar weeks 44-50.
Due to the consistently strong air freight market and expected strong business in the fall, early capacity bottlenecks are predicted for 2017. Whereas an earlier peak season is expected for shipments from Europe to Asia (and vice-versa), capacities on the transatlantic route are already being heavily utilized.
Continuous rainfall caused severe floods in the Indian state Gujarat. The government authorities called in the Army and the Air Force for help. The floodings created disruptions in rail and road transport as well as air and sea freight which will lead to delays in delivery.
The “Petya” cyber attack on the Maersk shipping line has led to serious problems in daily operations.
Due to the current political developments, Qatar Airways is experiencing restrictions on its services within the GCC region. While all Qatar Airways and Qatar Cargo flights operating to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain (BHR) and Egypt (EGY) have been suspended until further notice, the rest of Qatar Cargo’s network remains unchanged and is operating on a business as usual basis.
The Islamic holy month Ramadan will start on 27 May. Offices in Muslim countries will have special office hours during the dawn-to-sunset fasting period.

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No industry is developing is rapidly as a logistics; almost no other economic sector is said to have such a huge potential for growth. Continued globalization will require more and more specialized solutions in order to manage the global flow of goods in a reliable, timely and cost-efficient manner.