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At the beginning of February, DACHSER moved into its new branch in Coimbra, Portugal. With this move, the logistics provider is tripling its logistics space in central Portugal to more than 6,300 square meters.
DACHSER’s Cologne logistics center has started deploying pedelecs for city-center deliveries. In addition to helping improve air quality, this move by the logistics provider is a response to the increasing number of driving restrictions, traffic jams, and construction zones that make it difficult to deliver to city centers with conventional trucks. Driving restrictions are due to come into force in Cologne’s low-emission zone on April 1, 2019.
While politicians continue to try and find a way out of the Brexit crisis, the leaving date draws inexorably closer. Now it’s up to companies to systematically plan and prepare for all eventualities. One major issue: customs.
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.

Market Information

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.

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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.