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Market Information 20.09.2019
Plan ahead for the Golden Week holidays in China

China celebrates its National Day on October 1, followed by a week-long holiday. During the Golden Week from October 1 to 7, many businesses will be closed; factories and production sites will stop their operations. Some of them may resume work later than the official holidays.

Therefore, the pre-holiday period is busy for logistics and transportation, as factories tend to speed up their production before the holiday starts. In terms of air and sea freight transportation, space will be getting tight; trucking services will also be in a great demand.

It is important to plan ahead in order to keep your supply chain uninterrupted.

  • Impact on sea freight

Most of the sea freight carriers have blank sailings not only during the Golden Week period, but also before and after the holidays to adjust their services in accordance with the weak market demand.

Some carriers implement westbound blank sailings as early as week 39. In general, there are blank sailings in week 40 and 41; sailing schedule gradually resumes normal in week 43. It is suggested to place your booking as soon as possible to avoid additional cost and to secure space. Please be aware of the booking cut off time.

You are welcome to get in touch with your DACHSER representative for updates on particular routes and discuss your planning.

  • Impact on air freight

During the holiday period, air freight operations in local branches will be either closed or operating with very limited manpower.

For air import, only pre-booked shipment will be handled, please arrange the arrival date as early as September 25 in order to have enough time for customs clearance.

For air export, air freight space will be very tight and shipping equipment will be in great demand during the pre-holiday period. Please confirm with your local DACHSER representative for a precise cut off time.

  • DACHSER Branches in China

DACHSER branches in China will be closed from October 1 to 7, and resume work on October 8.

If you have urgent shipment or wish to discuss any questions, please feel free to contact us.

News 19.09.2019
DACHSER appoints Yves Larquemin as Managing Director Far East North

DACHSER has established a new Far East North business area across North China and Korea to optimize resources and provide increasingly efficient services to its customers. Helming the region is Yves Larquemin, who assumed his new role as Managing Director Far East North on June 1, 2019. Bringing decades of experience, the industry leader will drive growth across the region. He reports to Edoardo Podestá, Managing Director the DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific Business Unit.

Press Release 17.09.2019
DACHSER focuses on training to build strong workforce

At the start of the new training year, 740 apprentices and students in Germany chose to start training at DACHSER. In addition to trainees in commercial areas, DACHSER also recruited many junior logistics operatives.

Market Information 13.09.2019
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:

News 11.09.2019
DACHSER Chile opened a new Regional Office in Santiago to accommodate business growth

Due to the continuous growth of its operations, DACHSER recently expanded its Chilean regional office in Santiago. The city is one of the most important export hubs in the region. With the move to the new location, in the municipality of Las Condes, DACHSER places itself in a strategic position within the city, close to companies from many sectors that are key for Chile’s economic growth.

Press Release 06.09.2019
DACHSER Receives 3PL Excellence Award 2019

DACHSER has been awarded the 3PL Excellence Award 2019 by the University of Southern California and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The award was presented on Friday, August 9 at the USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management, during the Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

Market Information 06.09.2019
Incoterms 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will release new Incoterms 2020 around the 10th of September, providing certainty and clarity to businesses trading across borders everywhere. The new Incoterms will be effective as of January 1st, 2020. 

Every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce evaluates and revises the International Commercial Terms, better known as Incoterms, as a means of creating greater uniformity and effectiveness across the shipping industry. The latest version, Incoterms 2010, will stay in effect until January 2020.

What does "Incoterms" stand for?

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 as follows:

The removal of FAS (Free Alongside Ship) as it is being used infrequently, separating FCA (Free Carrier) into two separate Incoterms, one for land delivery and one for maritime delivery and 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. And 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. 

    News 04.09.2019
    Introducing DACHSER Brazil

    Since 2009 DACHSER Brazil has developed into one of the leading players in the local logistics market for air and sea transports in Brazil.

    Market Information 03.09.2019
    Hurricane Dorian Update

    Slowly moving from the Bahamas, Dorian’s wind intensity has lowered to a category 2 hurricane. The hurricane might have significant, damaging impact from Florida's Atlantic coast to parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and possibly southeast Virginia this week.

    A hurricane warning and a storm surge warning have been issued for parts of Florida's east coast. These warnings have now also been extended into Georgia and South Carolina. Impacts will worsen along Georgia, South Carolina coasts Wednesday, September 4. Peak impacts will arrive in North Carolina and southeast Virginia Thursday, September 5 into Friday, September 6.

    Port update:

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

    Miami airport is currently operational and Ft. Lauderdale airport re-opened at noon today.

    Our DACHSER offices in Miami and Plantation, FL will remain closed today and will re-open tomorrow.

    For information on Tropical Storm Dorian progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

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

    Market Information 30.08.2019
    Hurricane Dorian expected to strengthen to a category 4 hurricane

    Dorian was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane as it hit the Virgin Islands on Wednesday. Currently a category 2 hurricane, the latest forecast said Dorian could be a category 4 hurricane with winds of 130 mph when it arrives in Florida. State of emergencies were declared for Florida and 12 counties in Georgia.

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

    Miami ports:

    • Port Condition WHISKEY and US Coast Guard expected to change to YANKEE on Friday, August 30. 
    • South Florida Container Terminal - will close at noon, Friday, August 30 for vessel operations.
    • POMTOC’s gate will be closed Friday, August 30 to prepare the terminal for Hurricane Dorian.

    Port Everglades:

    • Port Condition WHISKEY – expected to be advanced to YANKEE Friday, August 30. 

    Jacksonville and Tampa:

    • Port Condition WHISKEY – still too early for a decision on port closure.

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

    For information on Tropical Storm Dorian progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

    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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