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.
Putting enormous effort in obtaining the required container equipment, particularly in the Far East, has become part of the daily routine. As this was not challenging enough, unreliable sailing schedules and transit times as well as a congested infrastructure in the main ports will not make it any easier for the logistics service providers.
There is still no end in sight, and the potential for counteraction is extremely limited. With their extensive portfolio of consolidation services to European hinterland destinations, DACHSER has, however, managed to combat these obstacles.
Focusing on a service portfolio that is more resilient to equipment shortages and delays, an ongoing analytical review of their cargo flows along the supply chain is key. The findings reveal optimization potential:
- A sound definition of catchment areas on both ends allows for a decreasing container demand.
- The expansion of their portfolio of inland destinations across Europe prevents delays occurring during the container transfer and devanning process in the port areas.
Direct consol services from China to European hinterland
Out of China, DACHSER offers more than 20 weekly consolidation services directly routed to important European market places, such as Stuttgart, Warsaw and Praha. DACHSER provides a portfolio of European hinterland destinations that is unique in the market.
Deliveries from any European Container Freight Station up to the consignee’s door are served by DACHSER’s well-known robust and extensive European Logistics network.
For those customers in need of their merchandise being reliably available but who are struggling with increasing FCL transportation costs and prolonged transit times, DACHSER consolidation services are an option worth to consider.