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09/21/2022
DACHSER establishes three focus locations for electromobility

At its three 'e-mobility locations' in Freiburg, Hamburg, and Malsch near Karlsruhe, the logistics provider is researching and testing the use of zero-emission technologies as well as intelligent power and load management.

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09/16/2022
National Day Golden Week holiday in China

From October 1 to 7, most companies and factories in China will be closed. The week-long holiday in one of the world's most important economies has an impact on the international supply chain. Early preparations minimize possible disruptions here.

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09/13/2022
Winning endurance

In logistics, the pandemic is making dispatch processes more complex, especially for sea freight. As Ocean Freight LCL Manager Asia Pacific, Carolin Choy sees these challenges as opportunities. Luckily, she has a hobby that helps her.

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09/13/2022
Top performance in any terrain

Camso specializes in off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, and track systems for commercial and powersport vehicles. To reach its customers in Europe as quickly and efficiently as possible, the company entrusted its logistics management to DACHSER as Lead Logistics Provider—a solution with a future.

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09/27/2022
DACHSER appoints Andreas Fritsch as Managing Director European Logistics Germany

Andreas Fritsch will lead and further expand DACHSER's German business with the transport and storage of industrial goods as Managing Director European Logistics Germany from 1 January 2023. The experienced general manager of the logistics centre Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Bad Salzuflen near Bielefeld will take over this area of responsibility from COO Road Logistics Alexander Tonn who has led the German business unit of the European Logistics business line since 2017, and since his appointment to DACHSER's Management Board at the beginning of 2021 in a dual role.

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09/13/2022
Hydrogen – the drive of the future?

Researchers at Kempten University of Applied Sciences have been commissioned by DACHSER to take a closer look at hydrogen as a CO2-neutral energy carrier in a study.

Hydrogen is seen as a hopeful candidate for the decarbonization of road transport. That's why DACHSER commissioned the Kempten University of Applied Sciences to conduct the "H2 Infrastructure and Logistics" study. The aim was to investigate the publicly available availability of hydrogen as well as the currently known production processes and refueling options for use in fuel cell-electric trucks in the period 2025 to 2030 for the European DACHSER Road Logistics network. The study shows: A number of challenges remain to be overcome in the search for a clean and sustainable fuel.

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09/05/2022
Open source – innovation as a philosophy

Software with freely accessible source code is resulting in the creation of more and more new IT systems and business models. Companies need to confront the open-source trend in digitalization.

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09/05/2022
DACHSER delivers to Munich's city centre with zero emissions

DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is being launched in the Bavarian capital. In a defined inner-city area, the logistics provider is now delivering all parcel and general cargo deliveries with zero emissions. FUSO eCanter electric trucks are being used for this purpose.

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08/24/2022
Step by step toward the goal — Sea freight groupage containers facilitate the continuous flow of goods

In turbulent economic times, sea freight groupage containers are becoming increasingly popular. Production bottlenecks, fragile global supply chains, and a container shortage have further increased the demand for small and predictable shipment sizes in sea freight. Michael Kriegel, Department Head DACHSER Chem Logistics, explains the service that enables a reliable flow of goods in sea freight. He also talks about why a good network connection is crucial, especially for goods with high security requirements.

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08/22/2022
Striving for security of supply

In the recent past, supply chains have proven increasingly fragile and at risk. The reasons are manifold. To counteract this, companies are taking far-reaching measures. What these look like and how DACHSER can manage complex supply chains against this backdrop are the thoughts of CEO Burkhard Eling.

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08/19/2022
“The network makes us flexible”

Demand for air freight capacity remains high. In the first half of 2022, DACHSER operated 150 charter flights—that’s 50 more than in the same period in 2021. But challenges in air freight remain: lockdowns in China and staffing bottlenecks, exacerbated by strikes at major European and international airports, make supply chains susceptible to disruption. Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at DACHSER, talks about the current situation in air freight as well as potential prospects and solutions.

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08/19/2022
Sea Freight | United Kingdom – Strike at port Felixstowe

Announcement of a strike at Felixstowe, one of the largest ports in the UK.

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08/18/2022
Benefiting from digital standards

In October 2021, DACHSER has joined forces with other companies in the logistics industry to establish the non-profit Open Logistics Foundation. In this interview, DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling and CDO Stefan Hohm talk about the background and objective behind this initiative, which aims to increase digitalization and standardization, as well as its limits.

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08/12/2022
Exoskeletons pass practical trial: Innovative technology takes the strain for warehouse employees

For the first time, DACHSER has tested active exoskeletons produced by German Bionic under everyday work conditions in the warehouse. The results are impressive. Now the technology will be rolled out at additional locations.

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09/27/2022
DACHSER appoints Andreas Fritsch as Managing Director European Logistics Germany

Andreas Fritsch will lead and further expand DACHSER's German business with the transport and storage of industrial goods as Managing Director European Logistics Germany from 1 January 2023. The experienced general manager of the logistics centre Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Bad Salzuflen near Bielefeld will take over this area of responsibility from COO Road Logistics Alexander Tonn who has led the German business unit of the European Logistics business line since 2017, and since his appointment to DACHSER's Management Board at the beginning of 2021 in a dual role.

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09/22/2022
"A good start, which motivates us a lot"

Since the beginning of April, DACHSER Food Logistics has been represented with a branch in Belgium. From Tournai, near the French border, it primarily serves the food industry in western Belgium. The focus of the offering is on export solutions for the internationally oriented Belgian food industry. Branch Manager Markus Biemüller reports on the start in Belgium, the feedback on the market and future challenges.

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09/16/2022
National Day Golden Week holiday in China

From October 1 to 7, most companies and factories in China will be closed. The week-long holiday in one of the world's most important economies has an impact on the international supply chain. Early preparations minimize possible disruptions here.

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09/14/2022
DACHSER establishes three focus locations for electromobility

At its three 'e-mobility locations' in Freiburg, Hamburg, and Malsch near Karlsruhe, the logistics provider is researching and testing the use of zero-emission technologies as well as intelligent power and load management.

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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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    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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