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Market Information 09/09/2020
Storage space available at DACHSER Shanghai warehouse

Looking for storage space and a reliable logistics partner? DACHSER Contract Logistics has capacity available.

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Market Information 09/01/2020
Brexit-Update: What you need to know

While the trade negotiations between the UK and the European Union continue to make slow progress, the month of June provided the last opportunity for the British government to extend the transitional period, which is currently limited to 31 December 2020. With no request for extension having been made, the focus is now on a gradual introduction of customs controls in the United Kingdom from January 1, 2021. The transition period is designed to allow traders to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and prepare for the new requirements. The United Kingdom will be subject to full customs control at its borders by 1 July 2021.

Earlier this year, the UK government took steps to eliminate certain customs facilitations, including the Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) and the Import VAT (PVA) shift. However, the British government has recognized that customs relief will also be necessary, at least temporarily, on January 1, 2021.

Thus, the possibility of shifting the import turnover tax is to be reintroduced. In addition, for a transitional period, there will be a customs procedure which will allow the imported goods to be declared by entering them in the accounts within a period of six months, rather than immediately upon importation. This procedure is called "Deferred Declaration".

An EU summit meeting for final talks between Great Britain and the EU will take place from 17 to 18 October 2020. Finally, on 19 October 2020 the results of a "deal or no-deal" scenario should be available. 

Regardless of the outcome of the talks, it is expected that from January 2021 onwards all goods exported to and from the UK will require tariff treatment, albeit during the transitional period described above as part of a process graduated by product group.

The following link will take you to a tool that outlines the required measures: https://www.gov.uk/transition

The UK government has also published details of preparation as an importer and exporter from/to the UK, which can be viewed via the links below: 

https://www.gov.uk/prepare-to-import-to-great-britain-from-january-2021

https://www.gov.uk/prepare-to-export-from-great-britain-from-january-2021

Further information can be found in the download document below.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local contact at the relevant DACHSER branch.

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News 08/18/2020
Quantum computers - A look at future technologies

What are Quantum computers actually about? And what benefits do these offer specifically for logistics?

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Market Information 08/11/2020
Short update on the general situation in the transport sector

In the second half of the year, the corona pandemic is still the predominant topic in the media. While at the beginning of the pandemic new findings on Covid-19 were being announced almost daily and many updates were also published by DACHSER on loading restrictions in Europe as well as in America and APAC, something like a "new normality" has now returned.

At the moment, there are no longer any universal country or customer restrictions. We would therefore like to ask our customers to clarify individual restrictions such as closures, changed opening hours etc. with the recipients of the goods themselves. We are closely monitoring the further course of the corona pandemic and will keep you informed immediately of any developments. Should new loading restrictions be imposed, these will be published again via our website.

If you have any questions on this subject, please contact your local contact person at the respective DACHSER branch.

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News 08/11/2020
“Benelux is a key region in global logistics”

A close-knit transport network, connections to global markets, and an ideal geographical location—Benelux offers the perfect conditions for integrated logistics solutions. Aat van der Meer, Managing Director of DACHSER Benelux, talks about the importance of training, how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the region, and a royal visit.

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News 08/10/2020
"Our compass points us in the right direction"

Defying adverse circumstances while simultaneously taking advantage of the opportunities - Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, about crisis management as part of DACHSER’s culture.

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News 07/30/2020
“Every crisis also has opportunities”

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the air freight industry hard – possibly changing it forever. In this interview, Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight at DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics, discusses the current situation in the air freight market, flexible solutions in the crisis, and a cautiously optimistic outlook.

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Market Information 07/24/2020
DACHSER strengthens its interlocking presence at Frankfurt Airport

On 1 July 2020, DACHSER strengthened its networking between the Air & Sea Logistics and European Logistics business segments at Frankfurt Airport and is now bundling air freight import traffic for Germany and other European countries at Frankfurt Airport.

Once the air freight arrives at Frankfurt Airport and is accepted into the air freight warehouse, it is fed directly into the DACHSER European Logistics network, which has a branch office at the airport. With Europe-wide delivery from Frankfurt via the network, DACHSER thus offers its customers a uniform and reliable solution from the point of departure overseas to delivery in Europe. It is now also possible to offer customers end-to-end monitoring of their consignment via eLogistics.

If you have any questions in this regard, please contact your personal contact person at the relevant DACHSER branch

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News 07/15/2020
From Vietnam to Poland by rail via China’s New Silk Road

For a manufacturer of hospital beds, DACHSER recently handled a rail transit shipment for the first time. This transportation solution offers customers an optimal balance of transit time and cost.

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Market Information 07/09/2020
api – Seamlessly connecting your IT systems with DACHSER services

When analog processes meet a digital world, the result is intelligent logistics.

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Market Information 07/07/2020
DACHSER Food Logistics - a reliable partner in the Corona crisis

The corona pandemic has posed and continues to pose major challenges for DACHSER Food Logistics. During the shutdown in March, the company succeeded in maintaining its ability to deliver without interruption, thus making an important contribution to supplying the population.

During this challenging period, the system relevance was thus demonstrated without any restrictions for the suppliers. The weeks of March were characterized by extreme daily fluctuations and peaks in volume, which DACHSER Food Logistics normally only experiences before Christmas: kilometre-long traffic jams at border crossings, long waiting times at retail warehouses and drastic restrictions for drivers on suppliers' premises or when unloading at the recipient addresses. The extreme slump in the catering and wholesale sales channels has also led to a considerable under-utilisation of the small vehicle fleet.

Positive customer feedback motivates

The Business Line has received letters of thanks or verbal praise from many customers for its reliability during these challenging times. "We are very pleased and extremely proud of this, because such gestures testify to a high level of appreciation and customer satisfaction," says Alfred Miller, Managing Director DACHSER Food Logistics. "They also encourage us not to slacken our commitment. We will continue to offer our customers the best possible service in future and help them to revitalize their distribution channels".

During the dry spell of the past few weeks, DACHSER Food Logistics has kept its fleet capacities fully operational for the post-Corona period. Alfred Miller: "We are prepared and look forward to continuing to work in partnership with our customers".

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News 07/06/2020
King Willem-Alexander visits DACHSER in Waddinxveen

Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, visited DACHSER in Waddinxveen on July 1. During a tour of the branch and subsequent discussion sessions, he was thoroughly briefed on the topic of education and training in companies and how to ensure that it continues, especially in times of crisis.

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Market Information 07/02/2020
eLogistics - Provides quick and convenient information about processes along your supply chain

When analog processes meet a digital world, the result is intelligent logistics.

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Market Information 06/24/2020
Emissions calculations with DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics

For several years now, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has been compiling so-called carbon footprints (calculation of the CO₂ balance sheet) of freight transports and summarizing the individual transport-related calculations in emissions reports. The preparation of these reports is a value-added service offered to DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics customers worldwide and is tailored to the individual needs of the customer. In general, primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and various air pollutants can be calculated at consignment level. This can also be broken down to individual transport sections. In this way, transport-related carbon footprints can be calculated for complete transport chains, including the pre-carriage, main carriage and onward carriage.

DACHSER uses an emissions calculator for the calculations, which meets all the requirements of the European standard for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from passenger and goods transport (EN 16258). Another advantage of the emissions calculator is that the calculation processes are automated via an XML interface to our Othello transport management system. This allows the emission reports to be generated completely automatically.

In general, the emission calculation in the first step serves to determine the primary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants emitted by transports. However, this information is essential for deriving necessary measures to reduce emissions. Therefore, in addition to the pure calculations, it is also important to be able to provide our customers with further bases for decisions on emission reduction. For this reason, customers receive simulated calculations of alternative means of transport and bundling strategies on request.

In addition to a comparison of the classic means of transport by air and sea, the alternative of rail transport (see DACHSER Rail Services) is also highlighted for customers. 

If you have any questions about our emissions calculator, please contact your DACHSER contact person.

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News 06/12/2020
Alternative drive concepts – what's next?

Where are drive technologies headed? Will electric motors soon crowd diesel out of the picture? Or will completely different energy sources come into play? At DACHSER, cross-divisional logistics specialists are busy investigating alternative drive technologies and their practical application in the logistics network.

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Market Information 06/12/2020
edi – data exchange platform for quick and secure processing of mass data

When analog processes meet a digital world, the result is intelligent logistics.

To ensure that there is a frictionless, time-saving, and reliable information flow along your supply chain for your complex IT-based logistics processes, DACHSER operates its own EDI-Center. EDI (electronic data interchange) controls and monitors the exchange of your incoming and outgoing data to and from all connected systems. Standardized and customized interfaces permit fast and uncomplicated integration.

Benefits for you:

  • Avoiding errors and saving time: Standardized and automated work steps precisely control your logistics processes
  • Security and availability of data: Standardized and customized interfaces permit the fast and uncomplicated integration of your business processes and the exchange of all relevant information and data
  • Connectivity: Through EDI, you are connected directly to our transport and warehouse systems
  • Integration: The EDI platform enables you to optimize the structure and design of your business processes

In addition, we offer you:

  • Over 750 IT specialists at Head Office and in branches as well as over 230 IT coordinators
  • A central 24/7 hotline
  • Virus protection and anti-spam filters for all applications
  • Maximum fail-safe security and contingency planning for all systems
  • Confidentiality regulations for all IT users worldwide
  • Permanent improvement of our systems and development of IT innovations

Focus on quality management

  • The DACHSER network: The high-performance logistics infrastructure of the worldwide network combined with intelligent IT enable the swift and efficient execution of a huge variety of logistics challenges.
  • Intelligent traffic routing: As a learning organization, we adapt all new technological developments so as to optimize the supply chain in real time and quickly translate innovations into real-time operation—benefiting you.
  • Excellent personnel: We constantly invest in the education and training of our employees in order to maintain our high level of logistics performance.

In case of questions, please get in contact with your local contact person at DACHSER.

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