DACHSER Chem-Logistics: Chemicals in safe hands
The chemical industry is one of the most successful and competitive industries there is, supplying virtually all other sectors with crucial intermediate and end products as well as solutions. This is made possible by high production standards, comprehensive infrastructure, and tailored logistics with a clear focus on reliability, quality, and safety.
Current situation in India and the impact on DACHSER’s operations
Regarding the current situation in India, we would like to give an update about DACHSER’s operations in India. The situation as of today, April 28, 2021, is as follows:
Most branch offices across India are being kept closed as a precautionary measure due to the sudden rise of COVID cases. Our teams are working from home, with only skeletal staff at the offices and hence there are likely to be delays in responses due to the ongoing crisis. As a consequence of the lockdown, there are some operational impacts for air, sea, customs clearance and domestic trucking.
- Most countries have barred passenger traffic from India leading to no passenger carrying flights operating on International routes from/to India
- This has created some additional constraint on already stressed space availability situation
- Rates are bound to inch upwards for all sectors
- Transit times too have increased as a consequence of capacity crunch
- Sea freight was already facing the challenges due to the Suez Canal blockage end of March.
- Ports and terminals are functioning normally, but vessel schedules are impacted by the Suez Canal blockage as well as the sudden rise of COVID cases in India.Therefore delays are expected. Customers are advised to factor in delays of 1-2 weeks while planning their inventories.
- We expect more delays in communication or operations due to increasing COVID infections among staff at ports, customs, CFS and shipping lines.
- We do not have any unexpected disruptions in cargo movement in India, nor is any work stoppage expected at present.
- Customs clearance activities are functional at the movement.
- Customs is working with less manpower, no Customs Brokers is allowed to meet the customs officials, all processes is done faceless and things are moving in slow phase.
At DACHSER, we have undertaken significant measures to ensure our employees’ health and safety, at the same time continue to manage our day-to-day operations with minimal impact to our customers’ supply chains. Our teams are working diligently by all possible means in these testing times to assist and to overcome the challenges being faced.
Please rest assured that we will keep you updated of any changes to the current situation. In case of questions, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.
DACHSER Morocco opens new warehouse in Tanger Med
Situated 14 kilometers from the shores of Europe, the Tanger Med port complex is the Mediterranean’s leading container port and a crucial component of Morocco’s ability to compete logistically. In response to growing demand among its customers, DACHSER Morocco has opened a new warehouse in this dynamic area.
Challenging and nurturing: Being a DACHSER trainee
Vera Weidemann, Head of Corporate Human Resources at DACHSER, talks about ways people with a talent for logistics can enter the DACHSER world.
The women fighting the coronavirus
Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a distribution company based in northern Spain aligned itself with the new market requirements: in 2020, Pharmediq enlisted DACHSER’s help to transport more than 100 million masks and other protective equipment to locations in Spain and other European countries.
A tailored way in
Departing an international airport to arrive in the DACHSER world: For Maria Bäurle, the trainee program for young professionals led to a precision landing in her dream job.
A solid footing worldwide
Homes without any wood-based products from Austrian manufacturer Kaindl/Kronospan are few and far between. Achieving such widespread distribution poses quite the logistical challenge.
Current situation on Suez Canal
As already reported in the media, the container ship “MS Ever Given” has been freed over the last hours on the Suez Canal.
Always on guard
At DACHSER, protecting data and systems is a top priority. Christian von Rützen, Department Head IT Strategy Implementation at DACHSER, explains the current and future challenges facing information security. He and his international IT security team have several areas of responsibility, including managing information security at DACHSER.
Lockdown in Santos, Brazil
With this update DACHSER would like to inform you about the lockdown instituted since yesterday, March 23, 2021, of the entire city of Santos, Brazil and the adjacent region.
Concerning sea freight, we have noticed the operations in the Port of Santos slowing down in the loading and unloading of cargo. The Santos maritime terminals, even before the lockdown, had some processes stopped and a wait time of more than 24 hours for cargo handling operations.
The lockdown brings restrictions of circulation for vehicles and people and therefore hampers the transport of port employees from their homes to their workplace. Another issue is that several companies have reduced the staff in their local facilities. Unfortunately, the local situation appears to become worse as days go by.
The reality is that there is a long delay in services provided by the maritime terminals, which impacts collection and delivery and all other connected maritime operations.
We hope that the situation will be resolved soon and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.
For any questions, please contact your local DACHSER representative.
Striking a balance between stability and change
In January, a new generation took the helm at DACHSER.
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The new DACHSER magazine is here!
The baton has been passed: the next generation of DACHSER management, led by CEO Burkhard Eling, officially took the helm on January 1 of this year. In the latest issue of the DACHSER magazine, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on this transition at the top.
Properly placed - Storage space at DACHSER
Do you currently have a need for storage capacity or are you facing other logistical challenges? Benefit from a holistic, industry-specific concept that is tailored to your individual needs.
The intelligent combination of efficient warehousing, global transport networks and customer-specific value-added services in all stages of the supply chain results in a service portfolio that meets your requirements. As one of the leading logistics service providers, we are represented in the most important procurement and sales markets. Our tightly woven network ensures rapid procurement and distribution far into the regions. Intercontinental connections are provided by DACHSER's global air and sea freight network. Our globally uniform standards and innovative IT systems developed in-house ensure smooth interaction and reliable execution of all processes. Integrated logistics solutions, global presence and our many years of experience distinguish us as a strong logistics partner at your side.
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Vive la chimie: Ten years of DACHSER Chem-Logistics in France
Chemical products are everywhere in everyday life: soaps and laundry detergents, cosmetics, paints and inks, and even glues and adhesives. Then there are fine and special chemicals. They all play a key role for France, which in terms of revenue has Europe’s second-largest chemical industry. “Vive la chimie” also applies to DACHSER Chem-Logistics, which was celebrating ten years in France last year. In that time, the industry solution has secured a strong position in the groupage transport market for France’s chemical industry.
“Things just clicked”
Burkhard Eling became the new CEO of DACHSER on January 1, 2021. Previously, he was responsible for the finance department of the family-owned company for more than seven years. However, Eling is a manager who thinks strategically and far beyond key financial figures, as demonstrated by his responsibility for the global ideas and innovation management program Idea2net, among other things. In this interview, the 49-year-old answers questions about how he sees DACHSER, his move to the top of the company now, and what distinguishes him as a person and a leader.