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08/09/2021
DACHSER expands its Willebroek branch

DACHSER is investing in its branch in Willebroek near Antwerp, Belgium. The expansion of the cross-docking and on-site parking facilities started this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

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07/30/2021
Vaccine for Berlin

Fighting the pandemic with vaccine, PPE, and intelligent logistics. Berlin’s senate is procuring its vaccine logistics services from a tried and true partner: DACHSER’s Berlin Schönefeld branch.

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07/29/2021
Successful implementation of the Global Air Freight Security Network of DACHSER

The issue of security is of paramount importance when it comes to the worldwide transport of your air freight. To enable DACHSER to support its customers even better in maintaining a secure supply chain, the "Global Air Freight Security Network" project was launched in 2020 by the Air Freight Security Team at DACHSER and has now been successfully implemented.

The goal of the Global Air Freight Security Network is to strengthen the global network of DACHSER. The introduction of a worldwide organization with local contacts will result in more efficient communication between the Air & Sea Logistics locations, enabling a faster reactivity to new regulations and innovations. In addition, a faster implementation of standardized processes of DACHSER worldwide will be enabled.

The implementation of the project will further reduce the risk in the area of air freight security to ensure transportation through strictest compliance with all regulations.

If you have any questions, please contact your local DACHSER representative.

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07/27/2021
DACHSER expands consolidation services portfolio in sea freight

The logistics industry is going through challenging times, characterized by capacity bottlenecks, continuous shortages of equipment and allocation as well as severe port congestions across the globe, causing a domino effect that is difficult to control.

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07/27/2021
Rail service market updates | July 2021
  •  FLASH UPDATE NEWS


Due to general Congestion's on the Transshipment Points in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia and Poland we are facing huge delays. This is mainly caused by actual wagon shortage on 1520 tracks thru the CIS-Countries (Commonwealth of Independent States). 

Some major Operator announced an existing backlog of more than 2000 FEU on the border station in Poland. The overall transit time from Terminal to Terminal can extend to approx. 30 days

Space and Equipment availability can be secured with a pre-booking of at least 15 days in advanced
For further details please reach out to your local DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics contact.

  • DACHSER Rail services

In addition to our air and sea freight service portfolio, DACHSER offers multimodal, reliable rail services with an extensive coverage, connecting economic centers of major importance in China and Europe.

Via the North Corridor, the so-called Trans-Siberian Route, we connect Hamburg, Warsaw, Vienna and Bratislava with Chinese main terminals cities like Changchun, Shenyang, Suzhou and Dongguan. 

To and from Duisburg, Hamburg, Neuss, Ludwigshafen, Vienna, Bratislava and Warsaw we serve the South Corridor, also known as New Silk Road to the Chinese hinterland areas of Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing and Zhengzhou.

Not only Block Trains but also Full Container Load (FCL) service is possible on this service and also Less-Than-Container-Load (LCL), it includes Consolidation Container Services (LCL-LCL) as well as Customer Consolidations (LCL-FCL).

Should you require any other departure terminals and/or destinations than those mentioned above, or some more detailed information on Rail Services, your DACHSER contact will be glad to assist.

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07/27/2021
Air freight market update | July 2021

Strong consumer demand has lifted global air freight volumes back to pre-COVID levels. The recovering economy and the rise of e-commerce are remarkable growth factors. In addition, over-priced and unsustainable ocean freight forces customers to shift urgently needed shipments from sea to air freight. 

In relation to container shipping, the price for air cargo has dropped significantly, being only 6 times more expensive in May 2021 compared to 12 times prior to the crisis, making air cargo more competitive. In addition, the overall situation in the ocean freight market causes raising demand in air freight.

The air freight capacity will remain restricted due to missing belly space and it is expected to take years to recover the passenger flight capabilities. This global imbalance of demand and supply is expected to continue and rates will be on the upper level for the next upcoming months.

Already well established for an extended period of time, DACHSER has created additional capacity by offering weekly premium freighter capacities

  • one-way from Asia (Hong Kong & Shanghai) to Europe as well as
  • rotation between Europe and the US. 

The latest new DACHSER Air Network connection has been established in June and July with eight flights from Hong Kong to Mexico via Canada. Find out more information about this service.

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.

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07/27/2021
Sea freight market update | July 2021

Historical congestion levels are resulting in vessel delays that are absorbing hardly required cargo capacities. Increasing operational instability due to COVID-19 outbreaks in US West Coast terminals and one of Chinas main ports as well as the global equipment imbalance had led to another major disruption of worldwide supply, following the Suez Canal incident. Consumer demand is expected to increase rapidly in 2021, so transportation delays are likely to continue into 2022. 

Trade Lane Update

  • EUROPE

European ports are still suffering from delays, with the result that most vessels are not being cleared on time. This is caused by the exceptional weather conditions of the past weeks as well as ship delays from ports worldwide. 

In the meantime, almost all terminals have introduced emergency plans with different measures. Containers, for example, may only be delivered or picked up with a severely restricted deadline. This mainly affects the Port of Hamburg, but Antwerp and Rotterdam are now also reporting significant delays. 

There is a massive shortage of equipment, especially in the inland, but also at the ports. Shortage of 20’ equipment is to be expected within the next weeks as per carrier forecasts.

Europe – Far East

While space is moderately available the equipment situation in Europe is still critical although the first improvements are visible. Carriers have already implemented an Equipment Imbalance Surcharge until further notice. 

Europe – South America East & West Coast

Higher rate levels are to be expected due to increasing demand. Santos port congestion improved slightly. Equipment imbalance and tight capacity conditions are still in place.

  • ASIA

Port situation in Mainland China

  • Terminal operations at Shenzhen's Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) are back to normal and the handling backlogs at Yantian are resolving.
  • The congestion at Shekou and Nansha is still at a high level. Overall, the situation is improving day by day as the number of infections in Guangzhou and Shenzhen is under control now. 
  • Although the YICT terminal operation has improved significantly, the equipment shortage is still at a very high level due to too many vessel cancellations in June, and the stability of the schedule is also far below normal.

Far East – Europe
Loading capacity and empty equipment are still very limited without any forthcoming recovery for the next weeks to come. Schedule recoveries and port omissions in Asia will further decrease space and allocation.

Far East - South America East Coast
The congestion situation in Santos has improved slightly but tight space and equipment shortages are still a major trigger. Rates are increasing strongly due to high demand. 

ISC – Europe 
The empty equipment situation has improved slightly. Nevertheless, equipment is still an issue in East India regions. Space situation is extremely tight.

Transpacific Eastbound
The shortage of equipment throughout Asian ports and carriers is continuing. An improvement in the shift of equipment back to Asia is not expected in the near future. Capacity issue is not improving mainly due to congestion across all USWC ports. Service delays and schedule cancellations for ports are continuing and are unpredictable and difficult to manage.

  • AMERICA

Record-breaking volumes coming into the country because of the economic recovery and funding programs, resulting in heavy delays due to a lack of rail cars and a shortfall of available chassis. Truckers are booked two to three weeks in advance. 

Record temperatures and the associated heatwave have had a major impact to the Pacific North West and Canadian Ports.

Transatlantic

  • Equipment is in short supply and expected to remain this way for some time as it gets tied up at multiple inland gateways. 
  • New services have been added, relieving some of the pressure on capacity. Advanced bookings remain essential. 
  • Dwell times in the US are at high levels, terminal and port congestions causing further impacts. Multiple port omissions in the US continue to impact schedule integrity. Eastbound space is getting tighter.

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 such as 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 bookings 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.

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07/21/2021
Chemical logistics goes digital – Practical possibilities

Digitalization is not an alien concept in the transport and logistics industry. Quite the opposite, in fact: goods flows have long been accompanied by their corresponding data. Around the world and across carriers, information logistics is an integral part of any logistics provider’s service portfolio.

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07/21/2021
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

One of the key phrases of the last few months at DACHSER was “Keeping the good and shaping agility.” This is also the title of the interview with Burkhard Eling in the latest DACHSER magazine, in which DACHSER’s new CEO explains what these words mean to him.

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07/16/2021
DACHSER Asia Pacific expands air charter activities to the LATAM region

New preighter service connects Hong Kong to Mexico

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DACHSER Corporate

08/24/2021
Severe service disruption at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

Air freight service at Shanghai PVG Airport is again brought into challenges after several positive COVID cases were reported last Friday, August 20, at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG).

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08/19/2021
Ningbo ports status update and possible consequences

Regarding the closure of the port of Ningbo Meishan, we would like to give you an overview of the current situation and the possible consequences.

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08/11/2021
“Keeping the good and shaping agility.”

On January 1, DACHSER’s new Executive Board officially took office.

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08/06/2021
DACHSER expands its Willebroek branch

DACHSER is investing in its branch in Willebroek near Antwerp, Belgium. The expansion of the cross-docking and on-site parking facilities started this summer and is planned to be completed by the end of the year.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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