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Press Release 10/30/2019
DACHSER Thailand well prepared for the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area

Since the upgraded ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (FTA) went into effect in August, there have been some changes in the customs clearance regulations in Thailand. The changes have been put in place to facilitate trade between the ASEAN country and China. These changes also include a simplified and digitalized process which has had a positive impact on cargo arrival. The upgrade also means a reduction in tax for certain commodities.

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Market Information 12/16/2019
The UK election 2019 - Update

The UK general election on December 12, 2019 gave a clear result in favor of the Torries. As a result, it can now be assumed that the UK will leave the European Union on January 31, 2020 on the basis of the withdrawal agreement that was negotiated on October 17, 2019.

This withdrawal agreement includes a transition period until December 31, 2020. During this period, a comprehensive trade agreement between the UK and the European Union is to be agreed. Until the expiry of this period, no material effects of the withdrawal are to be felt. Thus, according to the current status, only marginal restrictions regarding deliveries to and from the UK can be expected during the transition period.

In case of any questions, please contact your contact person of DACHSER.

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News 12/12/2019
The new DACHSER magazine issue 04/19 is here!

Renowned as they are for innovation and quality paired with tradition and craftsmanship, many products from Switzerland enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide. Among them Ricola cough drops, a classic sweet whose special recipe contains 13 herbs from the Swiss mountains.

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Market Information 12/11/2019
New regulatory requirements for lithium batteries and cells as of January 1, 2020

Before lithium batteries and cells can be transported, they must pass certain tests. These tests simulate various conditions with regard to, for example, pressure, temperature, crushing and impact that may arise during shipping.

On January 1, 2020, more stringent requirements concerning lithium batteries and cells will come into effect for all modes of transport worldwide. In future, a test summary compliant with UN 38.3.5 must be submitted for all lithium batteries and cells manufactured after June 30, 2003 (i.e. UN3480, UN3481, UN3091, UN3090), as well as for all battery-powered vehicles manufactured after June 30, 2003 (i.e. UN 3171). Doing so will be the joint responsibility of the manufacturers and the distributors of these goods.

According to the airlines, carriers and shipping companies, these documents can be requested from DACHSER. We therefore kindly ask our customers to make these documents available to us for all the lithium batteries and cells mentioned, so that we can, in turn, make them available throughout the entire supply chain. We hereby inform our customers that, as of January 1, 2020, it will no longer be possible to load the affected goods without these documents. For further information, please click here.

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News 12/11/2019
The new generation of Management

The first intake of management trainees to undergo DACHSER Asia Pacific’s Management Trainee (MT) programme have graduated, with all trainees having landed permanent management roles within the company.

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News 12/02/2019
“I was posted offshore where everything used to reach us via ships, including food and water”

Siddhant Palkhedkar was born and brought up at Nashik, a city close to Mumbai. After successfully completing his Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2013, he shifted to Mumbai to work with the largest oil and natural gas company in India.

While working he had an instigation to get knowhow of logistics industry. He joined DACHSER as an Asia Pacific Management Trainee in June 2019, we discussed with him to know more. Let’s see what we found out.

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Press Release 11/28/2019
DACHSER and terre des hommes step up their collaboration

In their joint grassroots projects, it is patience, perseverance, and establishing local and cultural roots that prove to be the recipe for success.

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Market Information 11/27/2019
IMO 2020 regulations are making ships cleaner

Commonly known as IMO 2020, the new environmental guidelines from the International Maritime Organization for global shipping traffic will take effect in January 2020. From then on, all ships on the open sea will be required to reduce their emissions of sulfur oxides by 85 per cent. This applies worldwide to all fuels used on the open sea.

IMO 2020 is an important step towards achieving a better ecological balance sheet for the industry, as international sea transportation generates about one billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year and is responsible for 3 percent of all fine particulate matter created by human activity.

Carriers will have a number of more environmentally friendly options available to them. For example, they may choose to continue using heavy oil but also install special exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers); or switch to alternative fuels such as liquefied natural gas (LNG), very low sulfur fuel (VLSF), or marine diesel oil (MDO) sein.

The relevant country’s port authority is responsible for compliance with IMO 2020 and can check this with a detector and the ship’s logs. Violators will be subject to fines, ship detention, or even imprisonment.

Being a logistics service provider, DACHSER does not operate its own ships, but works with major shipping lines. “We, too, are interested in finding the most sustainable way to handle our transports,” says Rolf Mertins, Head of Global Management Ocean at DACHSER. “At the same time, we want to offer our customers scheduling reliability.”

Based on collaboration with partner carriers, DACHSER has now developed its own fuel cost model, the DACHSER Bunker Adjustment Reference Floater (DBAF). Replacing the Standard Bunker Factor (SBF) on mid- and long-term transactions, the DBAF is calculated based on the fuel prices of all relevant trades. Mertins concludes “On this basis, we can calculate customers’ fuel-related costs irrespective of the carrier option.”

Effective December 1, 2019, there will be a Transition Environmental Fuel Fee for all Less-than-Container-Load (LCL) Freight All Kinds (FAK) businesses until further notice. The fee is in addition to any bunker charges.

For more details, please get in touch with your local DACHSER representative.

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News 11/15/2019
"Without the corresponding culture, no real compliance is possible"

Numerous contemporary studies and research findings confirm that the best protection against white-collar crime and corporate malfeasance is a compliance approach based on values – such as responsibility, integrity, trust, and honesty – just like the one that DACHSER has been pursuing already for ten years.

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Press Release 11/01/2019
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics certified for pharmaceutical shipments on three continents

Atlanta becomes the next DACHSER branch to receive CEIV Pharma certification from IATA.

Following Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, Atlanta is now DACHSER’s fourth location to receive certification in ten months, further expanding the company’s network services for its customers in the life science and healthcare sector.

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Market Information 10/31/2019
Delay of Brexit - What is still to be considered?

As is known, early general elections for the House of Commons are scheduled for December 12, 2019 in the UK. The EU has also agreed to extend the Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020. The danger of a no deal Brexit is thus averted for the time being. If an agreement on the negotiated contract is reached before 31.01.2020, the agreed transitional period will initially remain in force until 31.12.2020. 

Regardless of whether it is a "soft" or a "hard" Brexit, a customs authority of the respective recipient is essential for the processing of shipments to and from the UK. Therefore, we ask our customers to continue to advise their recipients to provide us with the necessary customs authority.

We will keep you up informed about further developments.

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News 01/24/2020
DACHSER Brazil opens new office in Curitiba

Since launching in Brazil ten years ago, global logistics provider DACHSER has built up a strong presence in the Brazilian market. To keep pace with this growth, the company has now expanded the size of its office in the major city of Curitiba by almost half.

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News 01/21/2020
SQAS assessment for DACHSER in Spain

Following in the footsteps of the locations in Barcelona North and Valencia, the DACHSER Spain branch in San Sebastian has now also been evaluated according to the SQAS safety and quality assessment system. In passing the assessment, DACHSER has fulfilled the strict requirements expected of logistics service providers in the dangerous goods sector with regard to process excellence, quality, sustainability, health, and safety.

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Market Information 01/20/2020
National Strike in France - Effects

French ports already impacted by days of strike are getting congested. Alternative options like Antwerp, Genoa or Barcelona are getting congested as well, therefore delays on bookings and pick up/delivery with those ports are expected.

Here is an overview of the duration of the strike activity in the French ports:

  • Dunkerque: dockers/stevedores 23/01 & 24/01; tugboats 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am
  • Le Havre: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 24/01 to 25/01 until 8 am
  • Montoir: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 21/01 to 24/01 until 9 am
  • FOS: dockers/stevedores 22/01 to 25/01 until 6 am; tugboats 20/01 to 23/01 until 9 am

Pick-up and delivery by rail should be also very difficult. Airfreight is not concerned so far, but we will keep you informed about that.

Get assured that our operational teams will do their utmost to minimize the effects of the strike.

In case of any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your responsible contact person in the respective DACHSER branch.

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Press Release 01/20/2020
DACHSER expands its logistics center in Hof

Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2020. The expansion also includes offices and communal areas covering a total area of 900 square meters. “Our new multi-user warehouse next to the existing logistics center will offer space for us to provide contract logistics services for a medium-sized customer from the DIY and gardening sector for example,” says Klaus Neubing, General Manager of the Hof logistics center, about the expansion of business at the location. The contract logistics services that DACHSER offers in Hof combine transport solutions and warehousing with comprehensive value-added services such as picking and packaging. Following the expansion, DACHSER will employ some 500 people in the town. In addition, around 300 people work regularly for DACHSER through the independent transport companies or, for example, as seasonal workers.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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News 06/20/2019
Spargelzeit in Malaysia: German white asparagus on the Malaysian tables

DACHSER made it happen! A full house of diners enjoyed the white asparagus dishes at the Equatorial Hotel in central Kuala Lumpur, DACHSER brought the “white gold” all the way from its harvested place in Southern Germany to the Asian metropolis.

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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.

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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.

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News 03/14/2019
From athlete to logistics player: an interview with Eugenia Tan, DACHSER Asia Pacific Management Trainee

Spotted for her talent, Eugenia Tan was invited to join DACHSER as a Management Trainee (MT) and soon realized that her dream no longer lied with sports but with a future in logistics.

“Before I started my career at DACHSER, I thought sports would be my future,” admits Eugenia Tan at the beginning of our interview. Eugenia was a student-athlete in Middle School and worked her way up to become a national athlete representing her country, Singapore. She did all her internships within the sports industry and got a full scholarship to study in Sports Management and Business Marketing in the United States. Last summer though, after she graduated, she decided to give her life a different turn – to join the logistics industry. So, what influenced this amazing sportswoman to change her mind? We spoke to her to find out.

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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.

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News 03/29/2019
The desire for global perspectives: an interview with Jakrin Laosamathikul

The opportunity to work overseas and a promising management role are some of the best things about the DACHSER Asia Pacific Management Trainee Programme, Jakrin Laosamathikul reveals.

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Jakrin Laosamathikul spent many years studying in the US, China and the UK. He returned to Bangkok after graduating with a Master’s degree and found work in the tax and hospitality industry. He soon found those jobs were a poor fit for him, so in July 2018, he decided to join DACHSER as a Management Trainee (MT). We find out what drew him to DACHSER.

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