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01/31/2022
Transit Embargo: current handling situation in Paris and Frankfurt

Due to COVID-19 related staff limitations, there are disruptions at the Lufthansa handling terminal in Frankfurt. The same developments are now occurring at Air France/ KLM and its hub in Paris. The following measures have therefore been taken:

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01/28/2022
Transit Embargo: Handling situation of Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt

Currently, the airline partner of DACHSER, Lufthansa Cargo, in Frankfurt is facing operational disruptions due to COVID-19 related staff limitations. The following measures have therefore been taken:

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01/17/2022
DACHSER extends charter activities long-term

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is shoring up its charter program on the route between Hong Kong and Europe with a long-term contract. This ensures that the logistics provider will be in a position to offer its customers reliable air freight capacity from January 2022 out to March 2024.

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12/23/2021
Prepare your supply chain for the impact of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (CNY) is coming soon at the beginning of February. Traditionally, it is an important event that influences the global freight market due to the extended national holidays, which means businesses will close, factories will suspend operations, and carriers will reduce capacity in response to lower demand. This year, with the unprecedented challenging market conditions, the impact of CNY is expected to be greater than usual. Find out all you need to know about CNY, what it means to you and, most importantly, how you can prepare in order to minimize the impact to your supply chain.

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05/20/2022
EU Mobility Package: What changes this year and what it means

New conditions for a more efficient, harmonized and socially acceptable road transport sector: The EU Mobility Package 2020/2022 is intended to drive forward European standardization in the field of freight forwarding and logistics.

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05/12/2022
Update on the impact on global supply chains

The pandemic situation in Shanghai and other major Chinese cities remains tense. This continues to impact global supply chains in air, sea and land transport. We would therefore like to give you an overview of the current situation in China and other regions:

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05/10/2022
DACHSER secures long-term air freight capacity

DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is extending its charter program on the route between Shanghai and Frankfurt to cover the period from May 2022 to April 2024. This enables the logistics provider to continue to offer its customers reliable transport capacity. DACHSER flies a widebody aircraft between Asia and Europe two days a week, transporting 33 metric tons at a time.

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04/22/2022
Update from China on COVID-19 restrictions

The pandemic situation remains unchanged in China. This results in further current developments in air, sea and land transport, which we would like to inform you about in the following, as they may have an impact on your supply chain:

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04/11/2022
Update from China: Disruption at airports

The current lockdown situation in Shanghai is now leading to further and serious disruptions of airfreight supply chains to and from (North-) China. 

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04/05/2022
Update from China: Extension of the lockdown

Due to the rise in case numbers, increased COVID-19 restrictions were taken in China, which have now been extended. This has an impact on DACHSER's operational activities:

Overview

  • The number of COVID-19 cases has been increasing in Shanghai. Although the original plan called for the lockdown to end on April 1 in Pudong, it has now been extended to April 5. Residents living in communities with positive cases must be quarantined for further 7 to 14 days.
  • The lockdown in Puxi started on April 1 as planned, following the same measures as taken in Pudong. It is expected to end on April 11.
  • During the lockdown, measures will continue to be taken, including massive COVID-19 testing, suspension of public transport, shutdown of stores, halting production and business activities, and employees will only be allowed to work from home.

Impact on logistics

  • The impact for trucking is becoming more serious, with pick-ups and deliveries being severely affected.
  • For air freight, import gateway of DACHSER in PVG is operational and flights continue to land at the airport. The export gateway of DACHSER remains closed and handover is suspended until April 11, 2022. In response to this, DACHSER is working on solutions via alternative airports. Land transportation is still restricted.
  • For sea freight, as of now, DACHSER has not experienced any systematic schedule changes (i.e. port omission) and the port of Shanghai is still being served as scheduled in most cases. DACHSER is monitoring the situation very closely. Effective of April 4, all LCL shipments out of Shanghai this week and the coming week are suspended. LCL shipments that have already arrived at the CFS will be handled. FCL trucking is still possible, but more and more neighboring cities are banning trucks from Shanghai. DACHSER is taking actions to divert as many shipments as possible to Ningbo via different routes.  
  • For suppliers located in Zhejiang province, FCL pick-up is available for shipping out of Ningbo.
  • For FCL shipments from suppliers located in Jiangsu province, where local policy may reject trucks from Zhejiang province, DACHSER is trying to arrange barge service ex Taicang port to reach vessels out of Ningbo.
  • For suppliers located in other provinces, DACHSER is offering solutions case by case, or wherever barge option is possible.
  • DACHSER's locations in Shanghai, including the downtown office and the PVG Airport office, have implemented a work-from-home policy since March 21, while the Huaqiao warehouse is closed. You can reach your local contact through the usual communication channels.

Local representatives at DACHSER will be happy to provide information about shipments and possible alternatives.

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04/05/2022
DACHSER revenue exceeds EUR 7 billion for the first time

2021 was an exceptional year: Increases in volume and high freight rates generated record growth; 78.3 percent jump in air and sea freight

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04/04/2022
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

The economy, logistics, and people all over the world—no matter where you look, we’re all still trying to find our way through very uncertain times. We have yet to tame the coronavirus, as the massive outbreak in the international trade hub of Hong Kong recently made clear. Meanwhile, the world is staring with disbelief at what’s happening in the heart of Europe. The terrible war in Ukraine is causing huge numbers of people to flee their homes.

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03/29/2022
Lockdown in Shanghai: impact on operational activities

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in China, there is an impact on international air and sea freight traffic as well as the domestic transport sector.

Overview

  • Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Shanghai, the city will be locked down starting 5 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2022 in order to contain the spread of the pandemic.
  • A lockdown will be carried out in two phases: From March 28 until April 1, restrictions will apply to Pudong, the eastern side of Shanghai, and from April 1 to April 5, the same restrictions will apply to Puxi, the western side of the city.
  • During the lockdown period, measures will be taken, including massive COVID-19 testing, suspension of public transport, shutdown of stores, halting production and business activities, and employees will only be allowed to work from home.

Impact on logistics

  • Air and sea ports remain open and operational.
  • Shortage of manpower remains an issue in all sectors due to strict quarantine regulations, especially for freight-related personnel, who have to present a 48-hours negative test report when entering highways, warehouses and ports.
  • For air freight, the lockdown impacts the PVG gateway for both import and export. The import Gateway is operational and flights continue to land at the airport. Export flights out of PVG are restricted, the export Gateway is closed and handover is suspended. DACHSER is working on planning new flight schedules through alternative airports. The restrictions are expected to last for 7-14 days. Land transport is restricted as well.
  • For sea freight, DACHSER has not yet received any carrier announcements about vessel delays or cancellations. Cargo arrived at CFS within the Pudong area is not affected, but shipments could be delayed due to potential vessel changes or insufficient cargo for consolidation. FCL trucks are allowed to enter Pudong and the port area with a 48-hours negative test report and an electronic Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR). LTL trucking is yet to have any development.
  • Trucking between Shanghai and neighbouring cities is restricted to drivers who can present a 48-hours negative test report. Delays in pickups and deliveries are expected.
  • Customs operations are currently reported normal with no interruption.
  • DACHSER's locations in Shanghai, including the downtown office and the PVG Airport office, have implemented a work-from-home policy since March 21, while the Huaqiao Warehouse remains open but loading and pickup is restricted. You can reach your local contact through the usual communication channels.

Local representatives at DACHSER will be happy to provide information about shipments and possible alternatives.

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03/22/2022
Update from China: partial lifting of restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in China, there was an impact on international air freight, sea freight and domestic transportation. These have been partially lifted. The following measures were taken:

  • As of Monday, March 21, 2022, the lockdown in Shenzhen and Dongguan has been lifted, with the exception of Shenzhen Futian South Area and some specific residential areas where positive cases have been encountered. The remaining areas in the two cities are resuming normal operations, subject to comprehensive protective measures.
  • Factories and warehouses have reopened and production is expected to resume to regular levels gradually.
  • DACHSER locations in Shenzhen and Dongguan are operating with their complete office teams and continue to provide reliable services.
  • Situation in Shanghai and other major cities remain unchanged, as reported in the  previous update.

Local representatives at DACHSER will be happy to provide information about shipments and possible alternatives.

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05/24/2022
With DACHSER on the southern route: full truck loads from China to Europe

The war in Ukraine has also had an impact on intercontinental land transport between Asia and Europe. Journeys through Russia and Belarus as well as through the conflict zone itself have become impossible. However, DACHSER Cargoplus can continue to offer the service reliably via an alternative southern route.

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05/19/2022
EU Mobility Package: What changes this year and what it means

New conditions for a more efficient, harmonized and socially acceptable road transport sector: The EU Mobility Package 2020/2022 is intended to drive forward European standardization in the field of freight forwarding and logistics.

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05/19/2022
DACHSER České Budějovice moves to new premises

The České Budějovice branch of the logistics company DACHSER Czech Republic has moved to new premises in the VGP Park České Budějovice, located in the Světlík commercial zone on the outskirts of the South Bohemian metropolis. The company provides comprehensive logistics services from a site with almost 7,000 m2 of logistics and office space. It also features a warehouse with 6,900 pallet spaces for contract logistics services.

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05/10/2022
Update on the impact on global supply chains

The pandemic situation in Shanghai and other major Chinese cities remains tense. This continues to impact global supply chains in air, sea and land transport. We would therefore like to give you an overview of the current situation in China and other regions:

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12/29/2020
Natural remedies on safe paths

Healthy international supply chains are vital to the pharmaceutical sector. In its collaboration with A.Vogel, a manufacturer of natural remedies, DACHSER has applied its own interdisciplinary, quality-driven consulting approach to designing and implementing a value-added logistics solution.

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06/24/2019
A container security service offered by DACHSER locates stolen container with cargo valued at $500,000

A container security service recently assisted the police in preventing the theft of a container from Port of Callao in Peru with contents valued at more than $500,000. Available throughout Latin America and the US, the container security service offered by DACHSER provides real-time cargo monitoring and data management, which is critical to protecting cargo from theft and damage.

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09/06/2019
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. 

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    08/25/2020
    Argentine & Chilean varietals continue their appeal to U.S. wine consumption market

    A glass of fine wine may be served during special events or sharing with friends or reading a book in a summer evening. Did you ever wonder how it gets from the vineyards in Argentina or Chile to your table in the United States? It takes a lot more than going to your local wine shop. In fact, it takes specialized logistics expertise and planning in order for it to arrive in its delicious condition.

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    11/13/2018
    DACHSER invests in its Karlsruhe, Germany location

    DACHSER is investing more than EUR 20 million in an expansion of its existing logistics center in Malsch, near Karlsruhe. Construction work on a new high bay storage facility covering 21,800 square meters and with approx. 43,000 pallet spaces is in full swing. The specially equipped facility is also designed to permit the safe storage of chemical products and hazardous materials such as paints, coatings, and adhesives. The facility will become operational in the first quarter of 2019.

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    09/05/2018
    DACHSER Americas relocates Regional Head Office

    DACHSER, one of Europe´s leading, family-owned logistics suppliers headquartered in Germany has announced the move of its Regional Miami head office to Plantation, a principal Metropolitan city in the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. The move took place on August 1.

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    08/02/2019
    Johnston Logistics to become DACHSER Ireland

    Two years ago, DACHSER acquired a majority share in Irish logistics company Johnston Logistics Ltd. The process of fully integrating it into the DACHSER network is now nearing completion with the rebranding and associated name change to DACHSER Ireland Ltd. DACHSER made the official announcement today at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.

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    06/21/2019
    DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics launches operations in Sweden

    DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics launches of an office for air and sea freight in Gothenburg, Sweden, which has the largest export harbor in Northern Europe. Sweden’s top exports include machinery and automobiles.  

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    10/18/2019
    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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    09/20/2019
    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.

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