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03/22/2024
DACHSER stays on course and expands its global network
After the economic boom in logistics resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide disruption to supply chains, normalcy returned to the industry in 2023. DACHSER was among those whose financial year was marked by weak demand for logistics services in the face of significant overcapacity and a sharp decline in air and sea freight rates. 
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02/26/2024
DACHSER Asia Pacific Management Trainee Program Shapes Logistics Leaders of Tomorrow 
In the dynamic realm of global business, adept leadership stands as one of the key factors to success. Understanding the importance of seasoned leaders, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific (ASL APAC) rolled out Asia Pacific Management Trainee program in 2017. The initiative aims to nurture young talent into future architects of the company – individuals are poised to steer DACHSER towards fresh horizons and sustainable growth.
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01/17/2024
Roman Mueller assumes role of Managing Director for DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific
DACHSER is pleased to announce the appointment of Roman Mueller as Managing Director for Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific (ASL APAC), effective January 1, 2024.
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01/11/2024
Dr. Tobias Burger becomes COO Air & Sea Logistics at DACHSER
Since the turn of the year, Dr. Tobias Burger (46) has been the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) Air & Sea Logistics and a member of the Executive Board at logistics provider DACHSER. The former Deputy Director Air & Sea Logistics replaces Edoardo Podestà (61), who has retired from active professional life after a career at DACHSER spanning more than 20 years, the last four of which he spent leading the air and sea freight business. 
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04/17/2024
DACHSER & Fercam Italia gathers pace
Effective March 28, 2024, DACHSER has acquired 80 percent of the shares in the joint venture DACHSER & Fercam Italia. This completes its acquisition of the majority of the groupage and contract logistics divisions of the Italian logistics company Fercam. 
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04/10/2024
DACHSER acquires food logistics provider Brummer
With the acquisition of Brummer, the partner in the European Food Network for the transport of temperature-controlled food between Germany, Austria, and neighboring countries, DACHSER is strengthening its network for the transport and storage of food in Europe. 
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04/05/2024
DACHSER platform is honored with the Annual Multimedia Award
The DACHSER platform receives the prestigious Annual Multimedia Award in silver in the Digital Services category: Apps, Tools & Voice User Interfaces etc. The award confirms that the digital customer platform meets and in some cases exceeds all basic requirements in terms of user-friendliness, design and stability. With this award, the DACHSER platform also receives external recognition that it meets DACHSER's strict security and quality standards.
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03/04/2024
Ahead with foresight
Logistics - that also means accepting and mastering challenges again and again. Especially when things get difficult. That is why we at DACHSER are approaching 2024 with great confidence and drive, even though we are still confronted with weak, volatile markets and rising costs. Thoughts by CEO Burkhard Eling.
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02/22/2024
The first customers are using the DACHSER Platform for their day-to-day business
The first customers have been working with the DACHSER Platform since the end of August last year. After several intensive test phases, real customer data is now flowing through the system. This way, we learn daily which of the platform’s features are working smoothly and where there is a need for individual adjustments. The feedback helps to improve the platform step by step.
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01/11/2024
Lunar New Year 2024 - Key dates and impact on logistics

 “Year of the Dragon” begins on February 10, 2024. It is the biggest festival in Chinese communities where people celebrate the beginning of a new year with their families.

During the festive period, most businesses and factories in mainland China will be closed, and production will be suspended.

Impact on logistics

 

  • Chinese suppliers start to wind down operations one to two weeks in advance of the public holiday. Even though the official holiday only lasts for a week, most factories close for an entire month and some even longer.
  • While businesses are closed and there are minimal production from mainland China, carriers will deploy less capacity to and from mainland China.
  • Holiday impact is about two months. Therefore, companies that are dependent upon Chinese or Asian suppliers are likely to stock up inventories, this leads to a pre-holiday cargo rush, and it will also take some time after the festival to normalize the market conditions.
How to minimize the impact of Lunar New Year holiday?

 

  • While we try our best to minimize any possible interruptions to your supply chain, you can also help us by considering the following:
  • Communicate with your suppliers and customers to make arrangements for sufficient stock and manage expectations
  • Discuss your planning with us and prepare an accurate shipment forecast for long-term planning, so we can offer you the most suitable solution that fits your budget and schedule
  • Place your booking earlier and pay attention to the cut-off dates.
    • For sea freight, it is recommended to book 4-6 weeks before the start of holiday
    • For air freight, it is recommended to book 1-2 weeks before the start of holiday
Holiday closure schedule for DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific branches

Apart from Mainland China, other regions in Asia Pacific also celebrate the festival, please refer to below public holidays where DACHSER branches will be closed:

  • Mainland China - February 9 - 17
  • Hong Kong - February 10 - 13
  • Taiwan - February 8 - 14
  • Indonesia – February 9-10
  • Korea - February 9 - 12
  • Malaysia - February 10 - 12
  • Singapore - February 10 - 12
  • Vietnam - February 8 - 14

If you have suppliers or production lines in China or in APAC countries, please get in touch with us to work out an operational logistics plan, and we can collaboratively make a robust forecast through the Lunar New Year period and beyond.

At DACHSER, we work at our best to ensure the flow of goods before, during and after the Lunar New Year holiday.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your local DACHSER representative to plan the next steps together.

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01/04/2024
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Keeping our customers’ goods flows running reliably, always delivering a high level of quality, and occasionally making the impossible possible—that’s what DACHSER’s more than 30,000 employees strive for day in, day out. And by no means do we take all this for granted.
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12/27/2023
"We are entering the new year with confidence"
Burkhard Eling, CEO of DACHSER, looks back on the year 2023, which was characterized by overcapacity, rising inflation and volatile conditions for the industry - in short: the special boom in logistics has come to an end. Nevertheless, there is good reason to start 2024 full of confidence and thirst for action.
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11/09/2023
DACHSER and Fraunhofer IML receive German Logistics Award for digital twin
The German Logistics Association (BVL) has given the 2023 German Logistics Award to DACHSER and Fraunhofer IML. The jury gave the award for the @ILO (Advanced Indoor Localization and Operations) digital twin. Developed in collaboration at the DACHSER Enterprise Lab, this technology—which has already been piloted at two branches—automatically creates and continuously updates a digital twin of all packages, assets, and workflows in a transit terminal. Employees can access all this information presented clearly on mobile devices and displays.
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11/09/2023
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Climate change has become a part of everyday life. Politicians and the public alike discuss and disagree about what changes are unavoidable in the short term, what has to happen in the long term, and especially how all this is to be managed. At DACHSER, we’re aware of our responsibility to do what we can to protect the climate. What’s more, we want to be at the forefront of climate action in logistics. 
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05/23/2024
Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 – Key dates and impact on supply chains

France is preparing to host two of the world´s largest sporting events this summer in Paris and several other French cities. The Summer Olympics and Paralympics will take place mainly in the capital from July 26 to September 8.

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04/24/2024
Fresh wins

Food logistics is a growth factor in Europe. DACHSER has further expanded its own network with pioneering acquisitions and is investing in climate action and digitalization. Its network partners on the Continent benefit from this as well.

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04/22/2024
Global Groupage: When everything that belongs together, comes together

The world is changing. And as a result, so are the markets. Shifts in geopolitical power and interests combined with supply chains under almost constant strain highlight the need for new concepts. For logistics, this means achieving the best possible integration of global end-to-end transports and contract logistics solutions.

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04/22/2024
“We’re pursuing a clear goal”

Dr. Tobias Burger has been COO Air & Sea Logistics at DACHSER since January 1, 2024. Burger is 46 and has a doctorate in business administration. His vision for the future is built on a strong ASL organization and the potential offered by integrated transport and contract logistics services worldwide: Global Groupage.

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09/09/2019
Incoterms 2020

It is an acronym standing for international commercial terms. Incoterms is a trademark of the International Chamber of Commerce, registered in several countries.

The Incoterms rules feature abbreviations for terms, like FOB (“Free on Board”), DAP (“Delivered at Place”), EXW (“Ex Works”), CIP (“Carriage and Insurance Paid To”), which all have very precise meanings for the sale of goods around the world. These terms hold universal meaning for buyers and sellers around the world.

The main Incoterms changes that are being considered are:

  • The removal of FAS (Free Alongside Ship) as it is being used infrequently;
  • Separating FCA (Free Carrier) into two separate Incoterms: one for road delivery and one for maritime delivery;  
  • The committee is also considering bringing back the terms FOB (Free on Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight), instead of the FCA and CIP (Cost and Insurance Paid to) used for non-container shipments.
  • There is also a debate about the creation of a new Incoterms called CNI (Cost and Insurance) to bridge the gap between FCA and CFR/CIF (Cost and Freight/Cost, Insurance, Freight). Currently, FCA includes the cost of international insurance on account of the seller-exporter, while CFR/CIF does not include the cost of freight.
  • Lastly, to alleviate questions surrounding the party responsible for paying Customs fees, the ICC will evaluate the creation of 2 Incoterms to replace DDP (Delivered Duty Paid).

Other issues and updates being evaluated during this round include:

  • Transportation security
  • Regulations on transportation insurance
  • Relationship between the Incoterms and the International Sale Contract

We will provide another update once the official Incoterms 2020 rules have been announced by the ICC. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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06/01/2018
DACHSER Korea expands Seoul Branch

To accommodate continuous business growth, DACHSER Korea has moved to bigger premises in order to lay the foundation for further expansion of its worldwide supply chain solutions.

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10/15/2019
Singapore: Launch pad into Asia

Singapore is one of the busiest and most important logistics hubs in the world. Its advantageous location and long tradition of economic and political stability make the city-state the ideal starting point for international companies to develop business in the prospering markets of Asia Pacific.

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10/17/2019
Incoterms 2020

A new version of the Incoterms will take effect on January 1, 2020, and will include a number of changes. The terms of delivery issued by the International Chamber of Commerce regulate essential buyer and seller obligations in international trade, such as transfer of goods to the buyer, transport costs, liability for loss of and damage to goods, and insurance costs.

With the adaptation of the Incoterms 2020 to current global trading practices, the new version is very up-to-date and practice oriented. The aim of the revision was to make the Incoterms clauses more user-friendly. For example, their presentation has been revised to make it easier for users to select the appropriate clause. In addition, the order of the clauses has been changed, and revised user instructions have been added to each clause.

In terms of contents, significant changes have been made to the Intercoms 2010, in particular the following:

  • Different coverage levels in CIF and CIP: As in the past, the seller is still obliged in the Incoterms 2020 to take out transport insurance at their own expense in clauses CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) and CIP (Carriage Insurance Paid). In contrast to the Incoterms 2010, however, the two clauses now provide for different minimum coverages. The minimum coverage to be observed when the CIF clause has been agreed remains unchanged. The transport insurance to be taken out by the seller must continue to at least correspond to the coverage in accordance with the (C) clauses of the Institute Cargo Clauses or similar clauses (insurance of named risks). If the CIP clause is agreed, the seller must now provide insurance coverage in accordance with the (A) clauses of the Institute Cargo Clauses (all-risk coverage). Both the CIF clause and the CIP clause allow the parties to the contract to agree on insurance coverage that differs from this.
  • Inclusion of security-related requirements: Security-related requirements for the transport of goods have now been included in Rules A 4 and A 7 of each Incoterms 2020 clause. As with other the Incoterms clauses, it should be noted that the Incoterms clauses only directly apply to the parties to the sales contract and are not the subject of the contract of carriage.
  • The Incoterms 2020 contain regulations for transporting with one’s own means of transport in FCA, Delivery at Place (DAP), Delivery at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP).
  • For goods sold under the FCA (Free Carrier) clause and intended for sea transport (such as goods in containers), FCA is stipulating a new option in the future. The buyer and seller may agree that the buyer shall instruct its freight carrier to issue an on-board bill of lading to the seller after the goods have been loaded. At the same time, the seller is obliged to hand over this on-board bill of lading to the buyer. This is typically done through participating banks.
  • Renaming of DAT to DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded). According to the Incoterms 2010 DAT clause, the seller delivered the goods as soon as they were unloaded from the means of transport at a “terminal.” However, according to the Incoterms 2010 application notes, the term “terminal” was not to be understood from a technical point of view but meant any unloading location. This fact was taken into account in the Incoterms 2020 by renaming the previous DAT clause to DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded) for the sake of clarity. That means that in the future, any (agreed) place can be the place of destination.

The Incoterms apply between the parties of a (national or international) sales contract and address – but are not limited to – special rights and obligations within this contractual relationship. On the basis of a uniform definition guaranteed in this way, subsequent problems of interpretation or discrepancies between the parties to the sales contract are to be avoided. It should be noted that the Incoterms, due to their character as GT&C-like provisions, do not constitute statutory provisions and thus only become legally binding if they have been effectively agreed between the parties to the sales contract by means of a corresponding reference (for the Incoterms 2020, this is also possible before 1/1/2020). Irrespective of this, in individual cases conflicting statutory provisions still take precedence over an Incoterm clause.

The Incoterms were revised by 500 experts from more than 40 countries.The clauses are recognized worldwide and are in use in more than 30 different languages.

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11/20/2019
DACHSER showcases its digitalized integrated logistics solutions at ITAP Singapore

With the motto “Optimal Fulfilment Through Integrated Connectivity”, DACHSER Singapore exhibited at the industrial tradeshow with a Virtual Reality (VR) station and presented its IT capabilities at the Sandbox presentations platform.

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12/07/2018
DACHSER obtains IATA CEIV pharma certification

Expanding its Life Science & Healthcare capabilities, DACHSER has obtained the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA for its Frankfurt airport branch.

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09/02/2019
Hurricane Dorian affects Florida sea ports

Dorian, currently a Category 5 hurricane on Sunday night local time, is approaching the southeastern coast of the United States from Florida to the Carolinas.

The storm is expected to affect all Florida seaports on the Atlantic side. Below the ports that are currently affected:

Miami ports:

  • South Florida Container Terminal – closed at noon, August 30, for vessel operations.
  • POMTOC’s gate closed on August 30 to prepare the terminal for Hurricane Dorian.

Port Everglades:

  • Port Condition ZULU in effect since 6pm, September 1 –  sustained tropical storm force winds are expected to reach the port within the next 12 hours. Port Everglades will be closed to all operations unless specifically approved by the authority.

Jacksonville and Tampa:

  • Port Condition WHISKEY in effect – still open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations.

Florida airports are monitoring the path of the hurricane closely, but have not announced any closures yet.

We will continue to monitor the hurricane and will provide updates. Please contact your local DACHSER representative if you have any questions.

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09/04/2019
Hurricane Dorian update

As of September 3 (EDT at the US), Dorian is weakened to a category 2 hurricane. However, it brings significant and damaging impact to five states at the southeast coast of the US this week, from Florida's east coast to parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and possibly southeast Virginia, with the peak impact is expected to arrive on September 6.

Port update:

  • Wilmington, North Carolina: Port will be closed September 4. 
  • Charleston, South Carolina: Port will be closed September 4 and September 5.
  • Savannah, Georgia: Port will be closed on September 3 and September 4.
  • Jacksonville, Florida: Terminals remain closed to all commercial traffic for the duration of Hurricane Dorian.
  • Miami, Florida: Ports are closed to vessels and shore-side operations.

Airport update:

  • Miami airport is currently operational and Fort Lauderdale Airport re-opened at noon on September 3.

Our DACHSER offices in Miami and Plantation, FL will remain closed on September 3 and will re-open on September 4.

DACHSER will continue to monitor the developments and will provide updates. Please contact your local representative if you have any questions.

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10/15/2019
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

DACHSER’s European overland transport network has expanded over the years. The secret has always been putting the right pieces of the puzzle in the right places to complete the overall picture.

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08/26/2019
Brexit checklist - what should you watch out for?

What should DACHSER customers pay attention to in the case of a hard Brexit?
Delays when it comes to border crossing would be a major challenge in the case of a hard Brexit - the other would be the new bureaucratic burden of goods traffic with Great Britain. First and foremost, longer waiting times through border controls and customs clearance of all goods should be expected under WTO rules. For companies that send shipments to and from the UK, we have summarized them in our Brexit checklist that can be downloaded below:

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