The Summit took place August 8-9, 2019 at the USC Campus in Los Angeles, CA. DACHSER USA was present with a booth on the exhibition floor and Guido Gries, Managing Director DACHSER Americas participated as a speaker on the "Global Trade and Economic Outlook Plenary" panel.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Spotlight on Generation Z
They were born around the turn of the millennium and grew up with digitalization. Generation Z has been making its way into logistics for some time now—and DACHSER is no exception. What expectations do members of this generation have? Of themselves, their work environment, their future? We’ve compiled some answers to these questions.
DACHSER Sweden transports spare parts for Volvo Cars
DACHSER now manages the transportation of Volvo Cars’ spare parts from Torslanda outside Gothenburg to DACHSER in Gothenburg and further to Volvo Cars’ various warehouses in Germany. The two mega trailers are a new investment at the Gothenburg branch within the Swedish DACHSER network.
DACHSER tests natural gas powered trucks under real conditions
Results from Karlsruhe reveal that liquefied natural gas (LNG) can offer an alternative to diesel even for long-haul routes. But only provided the filling station network is expanded.
A breath of fresh air
Offices, hospitals, even aboard the International Space Station and the Mars rover: clean air is in demand everywhere. Camfil supplies smart filter solutions to achieve optimum indoor air quality. And when it comes to achieving flexibility in the warehouse and optimizing data communication, DACHSER has the answers.
DACHSER offers air freight charters for peak season again
This year, the logistics provider will be organizing charter flights for the Frankfurt—Shanghai—Frankfurt route again, thus offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round trips during air freight’s peak season.
DACHSER strengthens presence in Bangladesh
The logistics service provider is investing in its South Asian network in order to meet the growing demand on the Bangladeshi market.
DACHSER launches test operations with Mercedes-Benz eActros
The DACHSER vehicle mix for emission-free deliveries in Stuttgart city center is now complete. Martin Kehnen, Head of CharterWay Rental & Major Customer Management at Mercedes-Benz Trucks Germany, has now handed over the keys to the all-electric 18-ton Mercedes-Benz eActros to Markus Maurer, General Manager of DACHSER’s Kornwestheim branch.
DACHSER Rail Services between Europe and Asia
Global logistics provider DACHSER offers an alternative to air and sea freight optimized for time and cost. DACHSER Rail Services use the “New Silk Road” and the trans-Siberian route to connect China and Europe’s key economic locations.