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Market Information 20.02.2020
COVID-19: Further update on DACHSER’s operations in China

General status

Factories and businesses are gradually resuming operations.

To prevent infection at workplace, authorities have taken preventive measures: enterprises are required to submit applications to local authorities before they are allowed to resume work. Applicants need to demonstrate they are observing strict hygiene requirements and are capable of providing adequate hygiene consumables to the workforce.

Even if the application is approved, only a very limited number of staff are allowed to enter the workplace. The measure is aimed to reduce the chance of people being affected. Therefore, most of the enterprises are operating with skeleton staffing, and have their employees working from home, if applicable.

DACHSER branches

  • All DACHSER branches except Kunshan and Wuhan have resumed business with skeleton staffing in the office due to local quarantine procedures and preventative measures;
  • Part of our team members are working from home to keep the operations ongoing;
  • Kunshan warehouse will re-open once approvals from the authorities are granted;
  • Wuhan is closed and scheduled to re-open on February 24, subject to change depending on the situation;
  • Please excuse us for the delay in some processes, as most of the units in the supply chain within China are not functioning in full capacity. Please refer to Transport logistics in China at the next section;
  • Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.

Transport logistics in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please consider that other units in the supply chain did not resume full capacity yet. Carriers and terminals are gradually resuming operations with skeleton staff. Delays and other operational issues are expected.

  • Road:
    • Trucking services are resuming but only with less than 50% of the usual labour supply. Only a limited number of trucking companies received permits to resume operation. Lack of truckers continues;
    • Inter-cities and inter-provinces trucking are especially challenging due to increasingly tightened regulations on road;
  • Railway:
    • Rail carriers reduced departures  to and from China; some railway platforms (i.e. Wuhan, Yiwu, Zhengzhou) are closed until further notice;
    • Rail terminals are operating except Wuhan (Wujiashan station);
    • Customs are operating except Wuhan (overtime could be reserved with application from brokers);
    • FCL service on pre/on-carriage is a challenge due different policies of traffic controls applied by local authorities;
    • LTL service is not available as most of logistics parks/distribution centers are closed; FTL service is available in ad hoc level;
  • Air:
    • Airlines resumed freighter to and from China;
    • Capacity is still an issue since many of the airlines suspended passenger flights;
    • Charter services are available with guaranteed uplift and transit time for our customers with urgent shipment;
  • Sea:
    • Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China;
    • Ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan;
    • Lack of equipment starts to be an issue;
    • Container trucking only resumes on average 50% of normal capacity;
    • The US and Vietnam has quarantine requirements for vessels leaving Chinese ports.

At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer you the best alternative solutions to keep your supply chain running in case any shipment is affected.

Please rest assure that we will update you with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

Market Information 20.02.2020
National Strike in France on February 20, 27 and March 5

Below are the main impacts on air, sea freight and rail services:

  • French ports will be on strike with 4 hours on February 20, 27 and March 5.
  • Shortage of drivers have to be expected and some vessels have been delayed at the moment.
  • Alternative options like Antwerp are congested (trucking companies and shipping lines).
  • Special equipment is lacking more than usual, we are facing 2/3 weeks delay.
  • Rail services are not concerned
  • Air freight is not concerned

Our operational teams will offer you the best alternative solutions and keep you posted on a regular basis of any development on your respective files.

Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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News 17.02.2020
New glass for Big Ben

From the Upper Palatinate to London: DACHSER delivers plate glass hand blown by glassworks Glashütte Lamberts to the UK. The destination of the safely packaged glass panes is none other than the world-famous Elizabeth Tower in London.

Press Release 11.02.2020
DACHSER expands its contract logistics capacities for Maas-Rhein logistics center

The US conglomerate Emerson is expanding its collaboration with DACHSER. In view of the new European contract logistics mandate for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division, DACHSER expanded its capacities in Alsdorf by adding a 7,000-square-meter warehouse.

Market Information 07.02.2020
Coronavirus: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China and Hong Kong

In this update, we would like to share with you an overview our operations as well as the general situation in China as of Februray 7.

DACHSER Branches

  • Most of the DACHSER branches, will resume working on Monday, February 10, however there could be further changes on short notice.
  • Wuhan branch is scheduled to re-open on February 14,  to be confirmed depending on the situation. The Wuhan team will be operating remotely and reachable via their usual mobile contacts. Part of the operations will be handled via our Shanghai team.
  • Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.

Transport logistics in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please be so kind to consider delays and other operational issues may happen, due to:

  • Road: heavy restrictions are put in place for trucking across the provinces, for example road access to Shanghai is heavily controlled which may affect delivery to Shanghai Port and Shanghai Pudong Airport; transportation certificate is needed for trucks to enter or exit the Hubei Province;
  • Air: Many of the airlines suspended passenger flights to and from China. Still, air shipment can be handled, except Wuhan, subject to carriers’ availability and schedule;
  • Sea: Carriers have reduced sailings to and from China, however ocean terminals are operating, except Wuhan.

We have contingency measures in place and will offer the best alternative solutions to you in case any shipment is affected.

General overview of the situation in China

  • Heavy travel ban for local and inter-province travel. Trains, subway and buses suspended operations;
  • Local authorities requested enterprises not to resume work until midnight of February 9, meaning that business operations could start on February 10;
  • Most of the factories in China will soon start resuming production; however due to travel restrictions and preventative measures to reduce the chance of being infected, most of the factories and workplace will not have their full team to operate.

We will continue to update you with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

News 06.02.2020
Brexit: After the exit is before the exit

The UK has now officially left the European Union and Brexit has become a reality. But this is really just the beginning. A transition period until the end of the year is currently preventing any major impact on business and logistics on either side of the Channel. But what happens after that is still an open question.

Market Information 05.02.2020
Coronavirus: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China

In general, the Chinese Central Government has announced the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday to February 2, trying to keep the pneumonia under control. Additionally, some local authorities have announced further extension of the holiday and requested offices in the respective regions to remain closed until 2400 hrs on February 9.

Operations in Wuhan

Wuhan branch is scheduled to re-open on February 14,  to be confirmed depending on the situation. The Wuhan team will be operating remotely and reachable via their usual mobile contacts. Part of the operations will be handled via our Shanghai team.

Hubei Province Authorities announced that customers will need to apply transportation certificate from the local government, and hand in the certificate to logistics company if they wish to have shipment to enter or exit the province by trucks.

Air and sea operations and general business in China

While we are trying our best to keep your supply chain as smooth as possible, please note that:

  • Carriers, airlines, terminals, the customs authority and local truckers are only operating with skeleton teams to handle emergency matters;
  • Many of the airlines suspended passenger flights to and from China, cargo flights are affected as well with reduced departures. Air shipment can be handled, except Wuhan, as long as there is a pre-booking and subject to carriers’ availability and schedule;
  • Ocean carriers have reduced sailings to and from China. Ocean terminals are operating, but with minimum services except Wuhan which is completely closed. At the time of writing, there are no delays / no special quarantine procedures for cargo release of vessels arriving from China;
  • Most of the factories in China are either still closed or operating at minimum scale;
  • Delays and other operational issues are to be expected.

 

DACHSER Branches

In response to the government request, most of the DACHSER branches in China will officially re-open on February 10, for the re-opening date of each branch please refer to the table below.

Starting from Monday, February 3, a minimum numbers of staff are on duties in most offices to handle critical shipments and minimize impact for example to avoid detention and demurrage fee and TLX release, though most of the carriers have announced an extension. We regret that we could not provide full operations but will try our best to maintain basic services.

The date for re-opening is changing on a daily basis and is subject to change depending on the situation. As of February 4, 2020 the re-opening date of each are as follows:

  • Beijing             Feb-10
  • Chengdu         Feb-03
  • Dalian             Feb-10
  • Dongguan       Feb-10
  • Guangzhou     Feb-10
  • Nanjing            Feb-10
  • Ningbo             Feb-10
  • Qingdao          Feb-10
  • Shanghai         Feb-10
  • Shenzhen        Feb-10
  • Suzhou            Feb-10
  • Tianjin              Feb-10
  • Wuhan             Feb-14
  • Xiamen            Feb-10

We will continue to update you with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

News 04.02.2020
DACHSER invests in the Netherlands

The groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the DACHSER Logistics Center Rotterdam in Waddinxveen, South Holland, was held in mid-December. Thanks to the construction of a new warehouse, DACHSER can offer its customers even more storage capacity.

Market Information 31.01.2020
Coronavirus: updates on DACHSER’s operations in China

The Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia recently spread rapidly in China and many cities and provinces have confirmed cases. In order to keep the epidemic under control, the Central Government has announced the extension of the Lunar New Year holiday to February 2. Local authorities, however, have requested enterprises in that region to not have their employees return to the office until a specific later date, mostly on February 10.

DACHSER Branches

Most of the DACHSER branches will officially re-open on February 10. Starting from Monday next week, February 3, depending on cities and permissions from local authorities, skeleton staff will be arranged to enter the office building to manage critical shipments and minimize impact like detention, demurrage fee, TLX release and etc. We regret that we could not provide full operations but will try out best to maintain basic services.

The date for re-opening is changing on a daily basis and is subject to change depending on the situation. As of today, January 31, 2020, the re-opening date of each branch is as follows:

  • Beijing: Feb-03
  • Chengdu: Feb-03
  • Dalian: Feb-10
  • Dongguan: Feb-10
  • Guangzhou: Feb-10
  • Nanjing: Feb-10
  • Ningbo: Feb-10
  • Qingdao: Feb-10
  • Shanghai: Feb-10
  • Shenzhen: Feb-10
  • Suzhou: Feb-10
  • Tianjin: Feb-03
  • Wuhan: Feb-14
  • Xiamen: Feb-10
  • Zhongshan: Feb-10

Operations in Wuhan

DACHSER’s staff from Wuhan branch will work from home and part of the operations will be handled via our Shanghai team. Hubei Province Authorities announced that customers will need to apply transportation certificate from the local government and hand in the certificate to logistics company if they wish to have shipment to enter or exit the province by trucks.

General business in China

While we are trying our best to keep the operation as smooth as possible, please note that most of the factories in China are still closed; trucking services, flights and terminals are operating at minimum service level. Delays and other operational issues are to be expected.

We will continue to update you via our website with the latest information on how this is impacting your supply chain. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

Market Information 29.01.2020
Brexit: From January 31, 2020 with a transition period

Britain will leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. According to the current circumstances, nothing will change in goods traffic between the countries of the European Union and Great Britain until the end of this year.

After that, a free trade agreement between the EU countries and Great Britain should come into force. However, it is still unclear whether such a free trade agreement can be negotiated and approved by the end of the year.

The Brexit checklist (see below) therefore still provides an overview of the necessary preparatory measures. If you have any questions, please contact your responsible contact person at the respective DACHSER branch.

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