Increase of the truck toll rates in Germany as of December 1, 2023The German federal government is planning to further increase the truck toll on December 1, 2023. Trucks with a gross vehicle weight of more than 7.5 tons are affected. The amount of the surcharge depends on the vehicle characteristics of the respective vehicle subject to the toll.
Golden Week 2023 in China
During September 29 and October 6, most business and factories in China will be closed. The week-long holiday in one of the world’s most important economies poses an impact to the international supply chain. Start to prepare now to minimize the possible disruptions.What is Golden Week?
Golden Week is a 7-day or 8-day national holiday in China. Every year the Chinese celebrate the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. This year, Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 29 and will combine with National Day Golden Week for a long, 8-day holiday from September 29 to October 6. Traditionally, Chinese people used to take the opportunity to travel for leisure and visit their families in other parts of China.
DACHSER in China, like many other businesses, will be closed during the Golden Week and resume normal operations on October 7.What will happen during Golden Week?
Most businesses and factories will be closed during the week-long holiday, meaning that production will be at halt. Airports and seaports will keep operating but with reduced manpower due to low production volume from factories. Normally government institutions such as customs offices will be closed from October 1 – 3.
Since China, one of the world’s biggest economies and production countries, will come to a standstill for a whole week and factories may not run at full capacity as soon as the official holiday ends, the plunge of production volume would have an impact to the worldwide supply chain.How to minimize the impact of Golden Week?
While we try our best to minimize any possible interruptions to your supply chain, you can also help us by considering the following:
- Communicate with your suppliers and customers to make arrangements for sufficient stock and manage expectations
- Discuss your planning with us and prepare an accurate shipment forecast for long-term planning, so we can offer you the most suitable solution that fits your budget and schedule
- Place your booking earlier and pay attention to the cut-off dates.
- For sea freight, it is recommended to book 4-6 weeks before the start of holiday
- For air freight, it is recommended to book 1-2 weeks before the start of holiday
If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual local DACHSER contact who will be happy to assist and plan the next steps with you together.
DACHSER and FERCAM strengthen groupage and contract logistics business in Italy
FERCAM is set to transfer its Distribution (groupage) and Logistics (contract logistics) divisions to a joint venture with DACHSER under the name “DACHSER & FERCAM Italia S.r.l.”. DACHSER’s 80 percent share in the new venture strengthens and rounds off its European network. The transfer of control is still subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities.
Growing with the opportunities in Asia Pacific
Economic growth is stagnating or even declining in many places, but in the Asia Pacific region, it is surprisingly strong. DACHSER is greatly expanding its network there for customers from all over the world.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!Experts estimate that digital connectivity will reach a data volume of 400 trillion gigabytes as early as 2030. Whether or not that happens, one thing’s for sure: data collection and processing are increasingly determining and changing the way we live and work. And one other thing is true: handling data responsibly makes life easier and offers many opportunities. Especially in logistics.
Programming the futureBy enabling transparent processes, real-time shipment tracking, short response times, and precision control of supply chains across countries and continents, digitalization is taking logistics services at DACHSER to a new level. What does that mean for the DACHSER network? And what quantifiable benefits does IT offer customers? These are the questions we put to DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling and CDO Stefan Hohm.
Opening ceremony for DACHSER’s new high-bay warehouse in MemmingenThis state-of-the-art warehouse is fully automated and climate-friendly
DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare receives GDP certification
The logistics provider has undergone good distribution practice (GDP) audits at its sites in Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, and Mumbai, as well as at the Head Office in Kempten. An independent institute certified that DACHSER complies with the specifications relating to safe and secure transport chains in the pharmaceutical sector.
First insights into the DACHSER platformDACHSER is transferring its range of logistics services to the digital world. As a company-wide digitalization project, the DACHSER platform is a central building block for fundamentally redesigning the customer experience. At the transport logistic trade fair, customers and interested parties were given their first glimpse of the platform, which will be available to all DACHSER customers from 2024.
DACHSER air network capability enhancement - regular air freight service between China and India
According to the annual Chinese customs data, the total India-China trade reached an all-time high of USD135.98 billion in 2022 for the second year in a row. The record-breaking figure has once again revealed the importance of the China-India trade lane. To better support the customers in China for their supply chain needs to India, DACHSER has been strengthening its Intra-Asia freight network and now provides a new air freight service with secured capacities and more flexibility.
DACHSER to establish a joint venture in Japan
DACHSER has signed a joint venture agreement with the Japanese logistics company Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. “DACHSER Japan K.K.” will open its first office in Tokyo at the end of 2023.
The best of all worldsThe electronics dealer TTI relies on flexible supply chains to ensure it can supply increasing numbers of customers around the world at any time. DACHSER’s solution: supply chain optimization.
"Our success is based on reliability and quality"
An increasingly difficult economic environment and high demands on logistics: As successful as 2022 was for DACHSER, it was also challenging. Customers particularly appreciated the resilience that DACHSER brought to their supply chains. CEO Burkhard Eling looks ahead to 2023 with confidence. Significant investments in the logistics network, digitalization, climate protection, and employees set a clear course for DACHSER.
“Pulling together to master uncertainty”
We asked DACHSER CEO Burkhard Eling about the family-owned company’s vision for logistics in 2030 and the strategies that lead there.
Route to 2030: Strategies for challenging times
In the previous issue of the DACHSER magazine, we analyzed how global supply chains are changing as a new geopolitical and economic era dawns. So how must companies position themselves to ensure sustainable success—and what path has DACHSER chosen? We present a compass for the journey toward new horizons.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Peak fitness, technical proficiency, cognitive strength, experience, risk awareness, collaboration, and respect for nature—these are many of the qualities generally associated with a top mountaineer. But they are also good traits for companies and their leadership to have if they want to traverse treacherous terrain and remain successful in times of uncertainty.