APAC countries signed world's largest free trade agreement
On November 15, 2020, leaders from 15 Asia Pacific nations came to an agreement to form a free trade bloc under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The agreement is intended to facilitate trades among the member countries by removing tariffs and stimulate the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest update on DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations
With this update DACHSER would like to inform about the current DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations across the regions APAC, EMEA and Americas. In the attached document (see download below) it is listed whether a country organization of DACHSER is operational or, if only limited or not at all, why this is the case. Since the situation in the countries may change rapidly, the attached document will be updated on a regular basis and published on our website.
“When it comes to Brexit, many companies have their head in the sand”
The Brexit is complete and the transition phase will be history in a few weeks. No matter what agreements the EU and Great Britain may reach in the short term, January 1, 2021 will mean a deep cut for the movement of goods to and from Great Britain. Steffen Wiese, Head of Sales, European Logistics, North Central Europe at DACHSER, explains what companies urgently need to bear in mind and why some of them even run the risk of oversleeping the preparations.
For a sustainable society: More and more NGOs are taking action around the world
In the course of globalization, internationally networked non-governmental organizations or NGOs are playing an increasingly important role. DACHSER’s partnership with children’s aid organization terre des hommes demonstrates how a company can support an NGO over the long term.
Introducing DACHSER Portugal
Currently, in Portugal, DACHSER has 218 employees distributed in 7 locations and is present through its business line DACHSER European Logistics, dedicated to land transport and comprehensive logistics solutions, and DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics, focused on air transport and maritime.
Craft food trend requires suitable logistics concepts
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the demand for craft food has increased significantly. Throughout Europe, more and more consumers are attaching importance to sustainably produced food, produced in small manufactories and not by large industrial companies. A trend that requires dedicated logistics experts.
Outstanding: DACHSER wins the One Eaton Supplier Premier Award 2020
The award for best transport partner was presented during the Eaton Virtual Global SCM Supplier Conference.
USC Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management announces DACHSER as the winner of the 3PL Excellence Award 2020
The award was co-presented by Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach on October 14th 2020, during the 8th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit that took place online this year.
US West Coast Port Situation
At the moment, there are large time delays as ocean vessels wait to get into the LAX, OAK, and LGB ports. Normal unloading times average 2-3 days. Currently, there is an estimated delay of one week, depending on the vessel size.
LCL Services are taking over the market: More and more groupage shipments by sea freight
Demand for LCL services in the logistics industry is growing: more and more companies are shipping their goods by sea freight in groupage containers. The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating this development.
To mark the occasion: update of our Brexit checklist
The EU withdrawal of the United Kingdom was completed on 31.01.2020. Currently we are in a transition phase which ends on 31.12.2020. A further extension of this transitional phase should have been agreed until 01.07.2020 and is therefore no longer possible. Thus, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the internal market and the customs union as of 01.01.2021. If no agreement is reached between the UK and the EU in the remaining time of the transition phase, trade would in future fall under the rules of the World Trade Organization.
We at DACHSER cannot influence the political situation in the UK, but we can prepare you in the best possible way for regulated customs procedures. We have therefore adapted and updated our Brexit checklist to the current circumstances. You can download it here free of charge.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with your responsible contact person at the respective DACHSER branch.
Greek specialties just in time
When the Coronavirus pandemic brought the catering industry to a standstill, but demand in the retail sector rose extensively, Apostel, a producer of fresh produce, had to rethink its production and supply chain at one go. But with its logistics partner DACHSER, the Hanover-based company was always able to deliver.
An ideal fit
In the spring, DACHSER joined forces with an experienced workwear manufacturer to launch a new collection for logistics operatives and drivers. It combines functionality, comfort, and safety with typical DACHSER style.
"The strong alliance in logistics will continue to defy Corona"
Working hand in hand with customers and service partners to keep the supply chains running and to be able to rely on each other even in times of need - for Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, this is essential for autumn business in times of Corona.
A passion for Logistics
Donna Walters has worked for DACHSER USA in New York for 30 years. For this key account specialist, people are always at the heart of logistics.
Thinking local, not global? Supply Chains in flux
Supply chains are undergoing a dramatic transformation. Many companies are considering bringing at least some of their manufacturing operations closer to the countries where they sell their products. The Covid-19 pandemic isn’t the only reason behind this trend, but it’s certainly spurring it on.