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03/21/2024
DACHSER stays on course and expands its global network

After the economic boom in logistics resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide disruptions in 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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01/25/2024
DACHSER Americas strengthens its trucking division with a new Department Head

DACHSER has appointed Carrie Leon as Department Head Trucking Americas. In her new role, she will be focusing on the further development of the domestic product in the United States, on the development of transborder trucking to and from the United States as well as on international trucking in the Americas region.

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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 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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11/28/2023
DACHSER USA expands its Contract Logistics capabilities with a new warehouse in Atlanta

DACHSER is growing its capacities in warehousing in the United States. With the opening of a new facility in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has inaugurated its second warehouse in the Atlanta area and its fourth multi-user warehouse in the country. In terms of both surface and pallet positions, it is by far the largest Contract Logistics facility of DACHSER in the United States.

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05/17/2024
“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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05/02/2024
New LCL services between Rotterdam and Asia

DACHSER's air and sea freight division is significantly expanding its services. This includes new LCL connections with fixed departure times between the port of Rotterdam, the largest seaport in Europe, and various ports in Asia.

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04/24/2024
The groupage of the seas

Attacks on cargo ships in the Red Sea and the associated detours and shipping delays are increasingly becoming a threat to the smooth transportation of goods and therefore also to international trade. In this interview, Christian Kruse, Head of Global Ocean Freight LCL, explains the role of intercontinental groupage, LCL (less-than-container-load) services, and the specific advantages they bring for customers.

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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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04/15/2024
Working locally – thinking globally: two decades of IT expertise at DACHSER Americas

Alexander Fink, Department Head IT Americas, celebrated his 20th anniversary at DACHSER in March 2024. Having built up the Americas IT team at DACHSER from the early beginnings, he can look back on two decades full of constant progress. Furthermore, with digitalization as one of the core pillars of DACHSER’s vision to become the world’s most integrated logistics provider, the adventure has just begun.

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04/09/2024
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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03/14/2024
Ahead with foresight

Logistics - this means accepting and mastering challenges again and again. Especially when things get difficult. That is why our team at DACHSER is approaching 2024 with great confidence, even though we are still confronted with 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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02/12/2024
DACHSER showcases its logistics expertise in the aerospace industry by shipping a turbine from Brazil to Mexico

In December 2023, DACHSER has shipped an aircraft turbine for a Boeing 737 from Brazil to Mexico. With a weight of more than five tons and dimensions of 230 x 100 x 100 in, great commitment from the multinational teams was required to transport the shipment successfully to its destination over 4,500 miles away.

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02/01/2024
DACHSER strengthens air and sea freight in the Nordic countries of Europe

On January 1, 2024, Mattias Kellgren took over the position of Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Nordic. With his appointment, DACHSER is strengthening its air and sea freight activities in the northern region of Europe.

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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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04/19/2024
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

Nobody can predict the future—not politicians, not scientists, and not economists. However, that doesn’t mean we can give up the constant task of classifying current developments, tracking trends, and drawing the appropriate conclusions for tomorrow. This requires us to look closely, ask questions—and, most importantly, listen. That might sound obvious, but it can be a real challenge in day-to-day business.

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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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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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