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News 05/10/2019
A new level of data protection

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018 after a two-year transitional period. The regulation places stricter requirements on companies and authorities for ensuring data protection and imposes tough penalties for non-compliance. Being a German-based company, DACHSER acts as per GDPR on a worldwide scale, especially as the new regulations apply to data on EU citizens around the world.

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Press Release 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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News 11/27/2018
Ready for the manufacturing industry: DACHSER Singapore at ITAP

Under the motto “Digitally connected, operationally excellent”, DACHSER Singapore presented itself with an eye-catching booth at Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) exhibition from October 16-18, 2018. The industrial exhibition gave DACHSER an ideal platform to address the Singaporean business community.

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Press Release 10/12/2018
DACHSER receives 2018 German CSR Award

DACHSER has been honored with the CSR Award of the reputable German CSR Forum in the category “engagement for the civil society” for its long-standing partnership with terre des hommes. The jury highly appreciated a successful and innovative campaign to involve particularly young employees from Germany and India, different stakeholders as well as the broader public in the city of Kempten into its social engagement.

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Press Release 04/07/2020
DACHSER builds on its growth driver

Even as the global economy becomes increasingly weaker, DACHSER was able to continue growing in 2019. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by a solid 1.6 percent to EUR 5.66 billion. Driving this growth was again the Road Logistics business field, net revenue rose by 2.9 percent to EUR 4.60 billion. In contrast, the Air & Sea Logistics business field saw a decline of 4.1 percent, mainly attributable to weaker demand for air freight services for automotive customers.

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News 03/30/2020
DACHSER helps in the fight against COVID-19

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has transported 3.25 million face masks from Mexico to Germany. There, DACHSER Road Logistics delivered them to various hospitals.

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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.

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 03/16/2020
DACHSER adding new route for its charter services to cover America

As a response to the disruptions in the supply chain, due to the cancelation of commercial airline space, following the travel ban from Europe, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is adding to its existing charter service a new route between Chicago and Frankfurt.

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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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News 03/11/2020
DACHSER is expanding premium charter flight rotation to and from China

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.

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News 03/11/2020
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

Champagne—there’s virtually no other drink in the world that exudes as much charm, luxury, and joie de vivre. And it’s not just the production of this top drop that calls for great care. Transporting it from the vineyard to the shelf or to an exclusive event requires top-quality logistics.

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

We would like to inform you about the latest update on the market situations and current status of DACHSER’s operations in China and South 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 04/09/2020
Update on DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations

With this update DACHSER would like to inform about the current DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations across the regions APAC, EMEA and Americas. In the attached document (see download below) it is listed whether a country organization of DACHSER is operational or, if only limited or not at all, why this is the case. Since the situation in the countries may change rapidly, the attached document will be updated on a regular basis and published on our website.

We sincerely regret any inconveniences caused to our customers due to the pandemic. At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer our customers the best alternative solutions to keep the supply chain running. Anyhow, the situation at ports, airports or customs authorities might cause delays. Furthermore, the capacity situation on the global airfreight market is very tense as there are basically no passenger flights operating at the moment.

At the same time, DACHSER has installed strict hygiene measures (e.g. home office) to ensure a safe working environment and to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus. DACHSER is trying to keep the impact of these measures as low as possible, however, together with the official measures by the governments, the precautions may lead to some delays in the operations.

In case of any questions and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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Market Information 04/09/2020
New update: 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.

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Press Release 04/07/2020
DACHSER builds on its growth driver

Even as the global economy becomes increasingly weaker, DACHSER was able to continue growing in 2019. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by a solid 1.6 percent to EUR 5.66 billion. Driving this growth was again the Road Logistics business field, net revenue rose by 2.9 percent to EUR 4.60 billion. In contrast, the Air & Sea Logistics business field saw a decline of 4.1 percent, mainly attributable to weaker demand for air freight services for automotive customers.

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Market Information 04/06/2020
New update: 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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News 11/27/2018
Ready for the manufacturing industry: DACHSER Singapore at ITAP

Under the motto “Digitally connected, operationally excellent”, DACHSER Singapore presented itself with an eye-catching booth at Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific (ITAP) exhibition from October 16-18, 2018. The industrial exhibition gave DACHSER an ideal platform to address the Singaporean business community.

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Market Information 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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Market Information 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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Press Release 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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Market Information 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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News 08/20/2019
DACHSER continues to provide highly efficient transport solutions to its valued customers in India

The dedicated rake of containers carrying aluminum silos to be used in the petrochemical industry were imported from the Netherlands and are a part of a three month long project, expected to be completed by September 2019. Around 350 FEUs are estimated to be shipped over this period of time. The containers were shipped from the Netherlands to Mundra Port where it gets loaded onto the train to Ludhiana ICD and covered their last leg to the destination by truck.

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Market Information 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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Market Information 08/12/2019
Flights cancelled due to demonstration in Hong Kong International Airport

There is a massive demonstration taking place in Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, August 12. 

The aviation authorities announced that all remaining flights out of Hong Kong after 4pm local time on Monday are cancelled. According to the airport authority, operations are seriously disrupted by the public assembly.

Road transportation to the airport is also experiencing heavy traffic and there might be possible road closures later. Please expect minor shipment delays.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. If you have urgent shipment please get in touch with your DACHSER representatives.

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News 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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Market Information 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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