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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 02/20/2020
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.

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Market Information 02/20/2020
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 02/17/2020
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.

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Press Release 02/11/2020
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.

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Market Information 02/07/2020
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.

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News 02/06/2020
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.

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Market Information 02/05/2020
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.

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News 02/04/2020
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.

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Market Information 01/31/2020
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.

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Market Information 01/29/2020
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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News 02/20/2020
DACHSER organizes special charters to China

In response to the restricted air freight capacity situation caused by COVID-19, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has drawn up a charter contingency plan. As a result, customers can currently rely on a robust and reliable premium flight service from Frankfurt to China.

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Market Information 02/20/2020
National Strike on February 20, 27 and March 5

Find below 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.
  • Also 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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Market Information 02/20/2020
Further update on DACHSER’s operations in China

General status

Factories and businesses are resuming gradually, but very slowly. Authorities are working hard on containing the spread of the novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, officially named by the World Health Organization. To prevent infection at workplace, 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.

DACHSER branches

All DACHSER branches are operating. Some of the branches are closed while undergoing the application process, still, staff are working from home and the operations are handled remotely. 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.

  • All DACHSER branches except Kunshan and Wuhan have resumed business with skeleton staffing in the office due to local quarantine procedures and preventative measures;
  • 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;
  • Most of our team members are working from home
  • 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:

  • Lack of truckers, there is only a limited number of trucking companies having received permits to resume operation;
  • Domestic trucking condition is challenging especially for inter-cities and inter-provinces due to increasing tightened regulations on road;
  • 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:

  • 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.

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吴家山站);
  • 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;

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.

We will keep our customers updated with the latest information on the current situation. Should you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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Market Information 02/13/2020
Coronavirus: latest update on DACHSER’s operations in China

We continue to update you with the current situation in China. In order to keep the Novel Coronavirus under control, authorities in China has taken various measures to prevent crowd from gathering in order to minimize the risk of getting affected.
Many of the DACHSER branches re-opened on Monday, February 10, however, we regret that we are only operating with limited capability due to the security measures and travel ban by the authorities. Please expect delays and operational issues such as lack of trucks and limited capacity.

DACHSER branches in Chengdu, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Zhongshan are closed at the moment while we are in application process with local authorities;

  • Our team members are working from home
  • There could be further changes on the opening date of the China branches on short notice, we will keep you updated;
  • Hong Kong branch is fully operational. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise if our ability to operate is impacted.

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.

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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 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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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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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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