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News 06/18/2021
DACHSER Thailand presented speech at GTCC webinar

During the webinar "The logistics market during COVID-19: a forecast for challenges and solutions", representatives from DACHSER Thailand shared insights about the change in the global logistics market under the effect of the pandemic, and gave advice on how shippers can adapt to the new market environment.

Market Information 06/03/2021
Operational disruptions at the port of Hamburg cause backlogs

With this update, DACHSER would like to inform you that port operations in Hamburg are currently affected in their flow due to various factors.

The current situation of congestion in the northern and western ports has become even more acute in Hamburg. The deployment of the explosive ordnance disposal service twice to defuse World War II bombs in construction areas, together with a demonstration by climate activists which led to the temporary closure of an important access road last week, are causing disruptions in handling operations.

Please note that this is causing significant delays at all operational interfaces in the port of Hamburg area and has created a backlog that will continue for some time.

For detailed information on possible impacts on your current shipments, please contact your local DACHSER representative.

Market Information 05/24/2021
Felix Austria: DACHSER in Austria – a real knack for logistics

Austrians are reputed to have a real knack for enjoying the finer things in life. There’s even an ancient expression for this: “Felix Austria”. It’s a skill one also needs to manage flows of goods across Europe.

Thanks to its unmatched density, the DACHSER European Logistics Network connects countries across the continent, right down to each of their respective regions. DACHSER Austria is an integral part of this homogeneous infrastructure.

  • Daily scheduled services to and from every region in Europe
  • Proactive supply chain management
  • Uniform, consistent DACHSER IT software and front-end applications
  • Warehousing services with client-specific VAS
  • DACHSER DIY and DACHSER Chem-Logistics
  • Handling of dangerous goods in compliance with European and country-specific regulations

Our entargo product family offers you a uniform and transparent range of services that deliver consistently high-quality standards throughout our European network. These include individually configurable logistics processes, reliable delivery to multiple distribution channels, and great flexibility in terms of product-specific delivery.

Our three standardized product lines – targospeed, targofix and targoflex – precisely meet customer needs with regard to transit times and time frames:

  • targospeed: fastest possible transit time
  • targofix: fixed delivery date
  • targoflex: fast and economical transit time

With DACHSER eLogistics, you control every interactive process between you and us, your service provider. Calculate freight costs online, issue shipping orders with just one click, and track your consignments throughout Europe with our Tracking & Tracing service.

  • Complete transparency throughout the entire logistics process chain
  • Time, cost, and resource savings
  • Userfriendly yet offering the highest degree of detail
  • System can be fully tailored to your unique requirements

Contact us and take advantage of our extensive opportunities:

Press Release 05/11/2021
DACHSER expands emission-free city deliveries to eleven European cities

By the end of 2022, DACHSER deliveries to the city centers of at least eleven European metropolitan regions will be emission-free. To date, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery has been implemented in Stuttgart, Freiburg, and Oslo. Preparations are now also underway in Berlin, Munich, Strasbourg, Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, Madrid, and Porto.

News 05/11/2021
DACHSER Climate Protection: Long-term climate protection strategy

Active climate protection is part of DACHSER's integrative responsibility. The logistics provider is leading the way in climate protection on the basis of efficient logistics and technical innovations, also together with customers and partners who also want to actively shape the change in logistics to low- and zero-emission technologies. Only in this way can the 2-degree target of the Paris Agreement and the climate protection goals of the European Union and many other countries be achieved in the medium and long term.

Market Information 04/28/2021
COVID-19 update: Impact on DACHSER’s operations in India

Due to the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, we would like to give you an update about the impact on DACHSER’s operations in India. The situation as of today, April 28, 2021, is as follow:

DACHSER branches in India

  • 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.

Air freight

  • 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

  • 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 on account of the Suez Canal blockage as well as the sudden rise of COVID cases in India.
  • Delays, roll overs are expected. Customers are advised to factor in delays of 1-2 weeks while planning their inventories.
  • 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. hould you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.

News 04/28/2021
DACHSER Chem-Logistics | Chemicals in safe hands

The chemical industry is one of the most successful and competitive industries, supplying virtually all other sectors with crucial intermediate and end products as well as solutions. The prerequisites for this are high production standards, a comprehensive infrastructure, and a customized logistics with a clear focus on reliability, quality, and safety.

Market Information 04/28/2021
Air freight market update | April 2021

Air freight volumes continue to grow strongly, driven by the stabilization of world trade, which is further stimulated by large-scale economic recovery programs such as the one recently announced by the U.S. government.

To illustrate just one example with figures - Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Europe’s largest air cargo airport by volume, reported its most successful 1st quarter ever, with 553,600 air freight tons and a YOY increase of 23.7% (source: fraport).  In addition, the tight ocean freight market is driving rapid growth in air freight tonnages.

The disruption of global supply chains due to capacity and equipment shortages has dramatically worsened with the blockade of the Suez Canal at the end of March.

  • Ever Given – Impact on the air freight business

Four weeks ago, the container ship Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for one week. During this time, a queue of about 450 container ships was formed to pass the canal. This incident also affects the development of the oil price with an increase by 6% m-o-m April. In addition, the already existing sea freight departure delays will be extended by further weeks.

This incident has implications for the entire global transportation market, especially for the air freight business. The already tight market for air freight capacity will become even tighter, including air charter capacities.

Transpacific air freight rates increased in early April, despite the impact of the Ever Given Suez Canal blockade. An analysis of the Baltic Exchange Air Freight Index (BAI) indicated a 20.5% increase in air freight rates from Hong Kong to North America. The severity of the impact of the Ever Given grounding is yet to be observed, while sea and air capacity will remain disrupted in the coming weeks.

  • Supply & Demand Indexes and Oil Development

Please click the button below to read the latest Indexes on Supply & Demand and Oil Development

In case you need any additional information related to DACHSER’S air freight services and the current market development, please do not hesitate to contact your local DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics sales contact. 


Market Information 04/27/2021
Sea freight market update | April 2021

The blockade of the Suez Canal has been lifted and the canal is freely passable again for some time. The backlog of waiting ships has almost been cleared. Carriers are partially stopping the booking freezes and accepting new bookings in some cases. 

Despite this, the situation remains serious. It is expected that the consequences of the Suez Canal blockade will have a strong impact on the service schedules at least until June. Significant delays and congestion at the terminals are expected which could be followed by longer handling times. 

Furthermore, all shipping companies are currently struggling with an ongoing severe shortage of available equipment. In view of the current situation, the availability of equipment will presumably be massively impaired until the end of June.


Trade Lane Update

North Europe Ports

  • A critical congestion level has been reached in North Europe’s major ports as terminals are working on the backlog of vessels that were delayed during the Suez Canal closure.
  • To reduce delays at ports, instead of completing a port rotation in Asia or Europe, carriers are considering unloading cargo at major hub ports and turning around early, so that ships arriving a week later can pick up the cargo and carry it to the destination port. This will cause delays in export cargo in Europe and Asia.
  • Equipment Situation - Carriers are warning about short notice cancellations due to missing equipment.

Europe - Asia

  • Eastbound vessels to Asia remain strongly booked until the mid/end of May. Short-notice bookings can hardly be placed, not even for an extra charge. Sea freight rates remain at a high level. Due to ongoing congestion at major hubs, such as Port Kelang (Malaysia) and Singapore, additional delays of up to 5 days have to be considered. Currently, all services to/from Karachi & Port Qasim (Pakistan) are delayed by approximately 4 to 6 days.
  • Westbound, the already tight equipment situation is further exacerbated by the consequences of the Suez Canal blockade. All available sailings are completely booked. Even on premium services it is extremely difficult to place new bookings. Many carriers have little to no interest in new business as they are struggling with current volumes. Nearly all carriers have announced capacity cuts of up to 60% until further notice. Some carriers are no longer releasing equipment domestically and if they do, it is only for very high fees.
  •   -Blank sailings-
    Mediterranean trade suffers the most in terms of blank sailings with around five services cancelled in the first week of May. In Northern Europe, about 1-2 services will be voided from the first week of May.


  • -Blank sailings-
    Multiple blank sailings were already announced by ocean carriers for Transpacific Eastbound and Far West Westbound starting from mid-April to mid-May, particularly due to the consequence of the Suez Canal blockade.
  • -Port congestion-
    North America West Coast continues to suffer from heavy congestion due to COVID-19 related impact on port productivity and increased demand. As of mid-April, there are already 30+ vessels queuing for berthing at Los Angeles/Long Beach, where longer lead-time on delivery is expected.
  • Due to the above reasons, carriers could skip calls on short notice, especially for westbound, in order to catch up the overall service reliability.
  • The situation will last at least until the end of May or even June. If it continues to stay like this, the ports and the USA will face further challenges due to the upcoming and historical PSS in August.
  • Ocean carriers are also overwhelmed by the situation - late billings and releases are just the new normal.
  • -Equipment shortage-
    Container availability is already getting tight in early April, while the situation is expected to worsen and becomes critical from end of April to May/June. Ex Far East carriers have already implemented measures to restrict the equipment usage, in particular 40'HC, and prioritize the usage to Transpacific Westbound. Therefore, the equipment availability for the short sea or Asian trade will be affected.
  • An obvious rate increase is expected due to the multiple factors mentioned above.
  • As an alternative to the equipment shortage for full container shipments, DACHSER is offering its expedited LCL Service on the transpacific route. The weekly scheduled direct expedited LCL service from China to U.S. West coast brings average dwell time down from 14-25 days to 3-7 days. 


  • Equipment Imbalance Surcharges and Peak Season Surcharges are increasing. Additional allocation, if any, will only come against premium fees. Empty equipment is becoming tight rates are at an all-time high. All alliances are having large backlogs and can hardly cover existing business.

Container Indexes

  • Click the button below to read the current development on World Container Index and Shanghai Containerized Freight Index. 

General Recommendations

  • Stay close with your logistics partner at DACHSER for up-to-date market information
  • Provide accurate forecasts to secure equipment and space in time - the more reliable the volume is,  the higher is the chance to get on board
  • Place booking well in advance, we recommend to book at least 4 weeks in advance
  • Inform your DACHSER contact about your priority shipments
  • Be flexible with equipment, consider substitutions
  • Reserve space on air freight services for shipments that cannot be delayed, the rates are slightly higher but it will keep your supply chain running.

If you would like to discuss your transport needs, please feel free to get in touch with your local DACHSER representative to work out the best logistics solution.

News 04/22/2021
The women fighting the coronavirus

Right at the beginning of the corona 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.

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Market Information 06/02/2021
Operational disruptions at the port of Hamburg cause backlogs

With this update, DACHSER would like to inform you that port operations in Hamburg are currently affected in their flow due to various factors.

Press Release 05/26/2021
DACHSER focuses on more loading space

Since April 2021, DACHSER has opted exclusively for so-called ‘mega trailers’ when purchasing new semi-trailers in Germany. Because of their more generous cargo space dimensions - with otherwise the same length and width - the mega trailers achieve better fuel economy than standard semi-trailers, especially over long distances. Full conversion of the German fleet is scheduled to be completed by 2027, with some 680 new mega trailers in total. In the next few years, DACHSER will also start replacing its fleets in the 24 other European countries where it is represented through its European Logistics business line.

News 05/17/2021
“A high degree of stability and reliability”

Even if concrete forecasts are currently difficult, there is cause for cautious optimism. CEO Burkhard Eling on initial trends and an outlook for 2021.

News 05/12/2021
Change is his steady state

Stefan Hohm took on the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO) at DACHSER in January 2021. He is now responsible for the new IT & Development (ITD) executive unit, which deals with research and development, innovation topics, IT, contract logistics, and global industry solutions. The 48-year-old began his career at the company with a dual-study program in 1992. Today, almost thirty years later, he is just as enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about DACHSER and logistics as ever before. We interviewed him to find out what has shaped his career to date, and how he is managing his new responsibilities as a member of the Executive Board.

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Press Release 03/29/2019
DACHSER Singapore moves office to a prime location

The new office was inaugurated today, March 29, 2019, during a festive opening ceremony. Together with the existing airport office and the company’s warehouse facilities, DACHSER Singapore is well set up to meet the logistics requirements of international corporations.

News 12/12/2018
Behind the scene: Gerd and Gerda at Career Forum

Our company’s mascots Gerd and Gerda made their first public appearance in Asia during the Career Forum on November 3 in Hong Kong. The mascots welcomed visitors at the DACHSER booth and brought the whole event to life. “Who are the professionals behind the costumes? How did they find the experience to be Gerd and Gerda,” many visitors wondered? We spoke to Eddie Ng, Sales Manager Air & Sea Logistics Hong Kong and Kelvin Cheung, Controller Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific to find out more.

Press Release 06/20/2019
Dachser appoints Yves Larquemin as Managing Director Far East North

DACHSER has established a new Far East North cluster 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.

News 11/16/2018
Stronger air freight market causes early capacity bottlenecks

Due to the consistently strong air freight market and expected strong business in the current fall, we expect further capacity bottlenecks.

Market Information 09/09/2019
Incoterms 2020

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will soon release the new Incoterms 2020, providing certainty and clarity to businesses trading across borders. The new Incoterms will be effective as of January 1st, 2020.

Every 10 years, the International Chamber of Commerce evaluates and revises the International Commercial Terms, better known as Incoterms, as a means of creating greater uniformity and effectiveness across the shipping industry. The latest version, Incoterms 2010, will stay in effect until January 2020.

What does "Incoterms" stand for?

It is an acronym standing for international commercial terms. Incoterms is a trademark of the International Chamber of Commerce, registered in several countries.

The Incoterms rules feature abbreviations for terms, like FOB (“Free on Board”), DAP (“Delivered at Place”), EXW (“Ex Works”), CIP (“Carriage and Insurance Paid To”), which all have very precise meanings for the sale of goods around the world. These terms hold universal meaning for buyers and sellers around the world.

The main Incoterms changes that are being considered are: 

  • The removal of FAS (Free Alongside Ship) as it is being used infrequently;
  • Separating FCA (Free Carrier) into two separate Incoterms: one for road delivery and one for maritime delivery;  
  • The committee is also considering bringing back the terms FOB (Free on Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance, Freight), instead of the FCA and CIP (Cost and Insurance Paid to) used for non-container shipments.
  • There is also a debate about the creation of a new Incoterms called CNI (Cost and Insurance) to bridge the gap between FCA and CFR/CIF (Cost and Freight/Cost, Insurance, Freight). Currently, FCA includes the cost of international insurance on account of the seller-exporter, while CFR/CIF does not include the cost of freight.
  • Lastly, to alleviate questions surrounding the party responsible for paying Customs fees, the ICC will evaluate the creation of 2 Incoterms to replace DDP (Delivered Duty Paid).

Other issues and updates being evaluated during this round include:

  • Transportation security
  • Regulations on transportation insurance
  • Relationship between the Incoterms and the International Sale Contract

We will provide another update once the official Incoterms 2020 rules have been announced by the ICC. Please contact us if you have any questions.

News 05/31/2019
DACHSER at transport logistic 2019

At the leading logistics exhibition this year, logistics provider DACHSER will be presenting its portfolio of services at a 600-square-meter booth in Hall B6 from June 4–7 in Munich. As befits our theme of “Optimal Fulfillment Through Integrated Connectivity,” trade show visitors will be able to learn about optimized fulfillment solutions and integrated and digitalized processes at DACHSER. 

News 05/16/2019
DACHSER Thailand promotes LCL services during networking event

DACHSER Thailand participated in a networking event in April which was jointly hosted by ten foreign chambers.

News 08/20/2019
From Head of Sales to Managing Director

Jan-Michael Beyer was appointed as Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Thailand in April, 2019. Prior to it he was Head of Sales Air & Sea Logistics Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia.

After three months into his new position, we spoke to him about his aspirations and his career development from being a member of the sales team in Germany to becoming the leader for a country organization in Asia.

Press Release 05/09/2019
DACHSER names Jan-Michael Beyer as Thailand lead

Jan-Michael Beyer was appointed Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Thailand on April 27, 2019. In his new role, he reports to Edoardo Podestá, Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Asia Pacific.

News 05/15/2019
DACHSER Thailand at White Asparagus Dinner in Bangkok

On May 3, 2019, the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) organized a White Asparagus Wine Dinner at a riverside hotel in the heart of Bangkok. DACHSER Thailand, being the title partner of the event, impressed the guests with a special “DACHSER truck” at the cocktail reception.