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.
A crane for Southeast Asia
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics aided efforts to repair a crane in Indonesia by organizing the tour of a steel jib from Düsseldorf to Jakarta. Measuring 23 meters in length and 3.6 meters in width, the jib spent most of its 55-day trip on board a ship.
"Preserving the good, increasing agility"
Burkhard Eling has been at the helm of family-owned DACHSER as CEO since January 1. He also marks the start of the next generation on the Executive Board. Burkhard Eling on a strong team and upcoming challenges.
“The divergence in supply and demand in ocean freight continues to drive prices up”
The coronavirus crisis has not spared ocean freight. Tight capacity, higher rates, and the digitalization of shipping companies are making the market more complex and volatile than ever. Rolf Mertins, Head of Global Ocean Freight at DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics, explains.
Satellite-based positioning - A look at future technologies
What is satellite-based positioning actually about? And what benefits does this offer specifically for logistics?
A learning evolution
The coronavirus pandemic is transforming global trade, the economy, and even how we work. Employees are leaving the office to work from home and personal communication has gone digital. This calls for new approaches, including for exchanging knowledge and training employees. Niko Zdravkovic, Department Head DACHSER Academy, explains how content is being communicated in this exceptional time and how employees can stay on top of their jobs.
“Hydrogen will make ranges of up to 1,000 kilometers possible in the future”
In the push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the coming years, alternatives to diesel are in demand, especially in the transport and logistics sector. In addition to battery electric vehicles, which are already on the road today for city-center deliveries, trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells (H2 trucks) could be an option for zero-emissions transportation over longer distances. A feasibility study conducted by Kempten University of Applied Sciences on behalf of DACHSER has now come to the conclusion, based on simulations, that the use of H2 trucks in DACHSER’s groupage logistics network is in principle possible. An interview with Prof. Werner E. Mehr from Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and Andre Kranke, Department Head Trends and Technology Research at DACHSER.
DACHSER enhances its strong air network with more of its own capacity in 2021
Building on work that began last year, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics will be increasing its own capacity in 2021. Starting in mid-January, its air network will cover the Hong Kong-to-Frankfurt and Frankfurt-to-Chicago routes and returns.
DACHSER becomes a member of DWV
On January 1, 2021, DACHSER joined the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV), a lobbying group that has been advocating the rapid deployment of hydrogen as an energy source and promoting fuel-cell technology since 1996. DACHSER will also participate in DWV’s HyLogistics cluster.
Chinese New Year: Impact on logistics
In 2021, Chinese New Year falls on February 12, it is the biggest festival in China where people celebrate the beginning of a new year with their families. The week-long national public holiday has consequences on global supply chains.
The following information provides an overview of some key facts of the festival and its possible impacts on logistics.
Dates and key facts
- February 12, 2021 marks the start of the Chinese New Year (the year of Ox).
- Chinese national holiday begins on February 11 and ends on February 17, meaning that most of the businesses, including DACHSER branches in China, will be closed and resumes on February 18.
- Factories and manufacturing sites used to be closed for a longer period of time. Production might pause already one week before Chinese New Year, some factories will only resume one month after.
- The long holiday allows workers in the city to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion, though it might not be the case this year due to the pandemic.
Impact on supply chain
- Extensive holidays in China can lead to delays to your shipments for up to one month.
- Due to the abovementioned closing period of manufacturing industries, there will be no productions from China for at least a week. Even though factories will be restarting gradually, operations will not resume to full swing immediately.
- Productions from other countries in Asia will also be impacted as some parts might come from China or the assembling processes are done there.
- Most shippers will stock up inventories that are sufficient to cover the Chinese New Year period, this leads to a pre-holiday cargo rush; it will also take some time after the festival to normalize the market conditions.
To avoid unnecessary price hikes and delays, it is strongly recommended to place bookings well in advance. At DACHSER, our logistics experts can help you to plan together. Feel free to discuss with us about your needs and we can work out the best to maintain your supply chain uninterrupted throughout the Chinese New Year.
First DACHSER block train from China to Europe
Logistics provider DACHSER organized its first block train from China to Germany. Carrying fifty 40-foot containers (FEU), the train reached Ludwigshafen, Germany, in late December.
Brexit deal agreed - customs administration from 01.01.2021
On 24.12.2020, an agreement on future cooperation and trade was reached between the EU and the UK.
An essential point is that between EU and UK for goods deliveries from both areas no customs duties are to be levied. However, this does not mean that the administrative "customs clearance" will be eliminated. This means that all documents and customs relevant information must be submitted by the customer in advance and only after the shipment has been released by the customs team of DACHSER, the shipment can be accepted for dispatch.
Please note that from 01.01.2021 this applies to all shipments between the EU and UK, only shipments from the EU to Northern Ireland are excluded. In particular, proof of preferential origin of goods should be provided. The most important necessary information for exporters and importers can be found in the document below.
Everything in hand
A new handheld device featuring an app developed in-house by DACHSER provides the company’s drivers with a comprehensive assistance system that guides them intuitively and reliably through all the logistics processes for short-distance transports.
Digitalization is advancing in many areas, one of which is logistics. No-code platforms and other digital solutions can help optimize processes in everyday work. The former are online modular systems that provide predefined elements to simplify and expedite the creation of digital applications. Even without in-depth IT knowledge, employees can digitalize analogue processes on their own without spending time programming. These and other digital aids are in use in the DACHSER network as well.