China-Hong Kong cross-border trucking reached a milestone
In March 2022, due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Bay Area, various transport restrictions were implemented at the China–Hong Kong border to prevent the spread of virus. Customers with air export shipments out of Hong Kong encountered difficulties in order delivery from their production facilities in China to Hong Kong airport. DACHSER Greater China teams reacted quickly to the situation by arranging cross-border trucking solutions to offer customers a seamless and timely connection to Air & Sea Logistics.
National Day Golden Week Holiday in China
During October 1 to 7, most businesses 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 national holiday in China. Every year the Chinese celebrate the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1. For this occasion, there is a week-long holiday extended from October 1 to October 7. 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 8.
- 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 on 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.
LCL smart routing: DACHSER launches new direct consolidation service from China cities to Karlsruhe in Germany
DACHSER expands Sea Freight LCL network portfolio, offering new weekly direct consolidation services from Shanghai, Ningbo and Shenzhen to Karlsruhe in Germany.
Step by step toward the goal — Sea freight groupage containers facilitate the continuous flow of goods
In turbulent economic times, sea freight groupage containers are becoming increasingly popular. Production bottlenecks, fragile global supply chains, and a container shortage have further increased the demand for small and predictable shipment sizes in sea freight. Michael Kriegel, Department Head DACHSER Chem Logistics, explains the service that enables a reliable flow of goods in sea freight. He also talks about why a good network connection is crucial, especially for goods with high security requirements.
DACHSER delivers to Munich's city centre with zero emissions
DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery is being launched in the Bavarian capital. In a defined inner-city area, the logistics provider is now delivering all parcel and general cargo deliveries with zero emissions. FUSO eCanter electric trucks are being used for this purpose.
“The network makes us flexible”
Demand for air freight capacity remains high. In the first half of 2022, DACHSER operated 150 charter flights—that’s 50 more than in the same period in 2021. But challenges in air freight remain: lockdowns in China and staffing bottlenecks, exacerbated by strikes at major European and international airports, make supply chains susceptible to disruption. Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at DACHSER, talks about the current situation in air freight as well as potential prospects and solutions.
In logistics, the pandemic is making dispatch processes more complex, especially for sea freight. As Ocean Freight LCL Manager Asia Pacific, Carolin Choy sees these challenges as opportunities. Luckily, she has a hobby that helps her.
Top performance in any terrain
Camso specializes in off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, and track systems for commercial and powersport vehicles. To reach its customers in Europe as quickly and efficiently as possible, the company entrusted its logistics management to DACHSER as Lead Logistics Provider—a solution with a future.
Sea Freight | United Kingdom – Strike at port Felixstowe
Announcement of a strike at Felixstowe, one of the largest ports in the UK.
After the union and the Felixstowe Dock and Railway Company were unable to reach an agreement regarding the union's tariff, more than 1,900 union members will strike from Sunday, August 21 until Monday, August 29.
Felixstowe handles almost half of the UK's container traffic, and this action is expected to impact supply chains, logistics operations, haulage operations, and international maritime trade.
All other UK ports as well as Northern and Western European ports, will most likely experience congestion, resulting in bottlenecks in port operation and delays.
At this stage, the full impact of these actions cannot be predicted. However, it is recommended to place bookings as early as possible and to be flexible with haulage and routings.
If you have any questions, please contact your usual DACHSER representative for more information about your shipment.
Exoskeletons pass practical trial: Innovative technology takes the strain for warehouse employees
For the first time, DACHSER has tested active exoskeletons produced by German Bionic under everyday work conditions in the warehouse. The results are impressive. Now the technology will be rolled out at additional locations.
DACHSER puts its first hydrogen trucks into service
Next year, the logistics service provider will put a 27-ton Hyundai Xcient truck on the road in Magdeburg, Germany. The zero-emission truck will be used for regional distribution as well as regular scheduled nighttime services to Berlin. Another hydrogen fuel-cell truck, the 19-ton Enginius Bluepower, will start making deliveries for DACHSER to Hamburg’s city center in mid-2023.
DACHSER keeps moving rail freight via the middle corridor
Despite the Russia-Ukraine conflict, DACHSER keeps connecting China and Europe by its railway services via an alternative route – the middle corridor. Since the end of May 2022, the logistics provider has been organizing a train connection on the Xi’an-Budapest route with at least one departure per week.
UK introduces new customs system
In the United Kingdom, the current Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system is being replaced by the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS). Importers in the UK must therefore prepare for changes.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Courage and confidence are always good companions, and at the moment they are more important than ever—there seems to be no end to the challenges and crises. Amid all the uncertainty, we at DACHSER take matters into our own hands in order to get the best for our customers. The stories in the new DACHSER magazine make this clear.
The global network of operative experts
For 10 years now, DACHSER has been training employees to become operative experts. The goal is to enable them to enrich and support their own branches and thus the entire DACHSER network with a wealth of experience and detailed know-how. But what exactly makes such an operative specialist?
DACHSER announces new Managing Director for its Hong Kong Business Area
Marcel Schmidt has been named Managing Director Air & Sea Logistics Hong Kong