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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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06/24/2021
Sea freight: update on the global situation

Due to the ongoing disruption of the sea freight market, the after-effects (container shortages and frequent port congestion) continue to impact global supply chains. Below, we provide an update on all developments to minimize potential disruptions to your business.

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06/18/2021
DACHSER Thailand presented speech at GTCC webinar

During the webinar "The logistics market during COVID-19: a forecast for challenges and solutions", representatives from DACHSER Thailand shared insights about the change in the global logistics market under the effect of the pandemic, and gave advice on how shippers can adapt to the new market environment.

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06/03/2021
Operational disruptions at the port of Hamburg cause backlogs

With this update, DACHSER would like to inform you that port operations in Hamburg are currently affected in their flow due to various factors.

The current situation of congestion in the northern and western ports has become even more acute in Hamburg. The deployment of the explosive ordnance disposal service twice to defuse World War II bombs in construction areas, together with a demonstration by climate activists which led to the temporary closure of an important access road last week, are causing disruptions in handling operations.

Please note that this is causing significant delays at all operational interfaces in the port of Hamburg area and has created a backlog that will continue for some time.

For detailed information on possible impacts on your current shipments, please contact your local DACHSER representative.

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05/24/2021
Felix Austria: DACHSER in Austria – a real knack for logistics

Austrians are reputed to have a real knack for enjoying the finer things in life. There’s even an ancient expression for this: “Felix Austria”. It’s a skill one also needs to manage flows of goods across Europe.

Thanks to its unmatched density, the DACHSER European Logistics Network connects countries across the continent, right down to each of their respective regions. DACHSER Austria is an integral part of this homogeneous infrastructure.

  • Daily scheduled services to and from every region in Europe
  • Proactive supply chain management
  • Uniform, consistent DACHSER IT software and front-end applications
  • Warehousing services with client-specific VAS
  • DACHSER DIY and DACHSER Chem-Logistics
  • Handling of dangerous goods in compliance with European and country-specific regulations

Our entargo product family offers you a uniform and transparent range of services that deliver consistently high-quality standards throughout our European network. These include individually configurable logistics processes, reliable delivery to multiple distribution channels, and great flexibility in terms of product-specific delivery.

Our three standardized product lines – targospeed, targofix and targoflex – precisely meet customer needs with regard to transit times and time frames:

  • targospeed: fastest possible transit time
  • targofix: fixed delivery date
  • targoflex: fast and economical transit time

With DACHSER eLogistics, you control every interactive process between you and us, your service provider. Calculate freight costs online, issue shipping orders with just one click, and track your consignments throughout Europe with our Tracking & Tracing service.

  • Complete transparency throughout the entire logistics process chain
  • Time, cost, and resource savings
  • Userfriendly yet offering the highest degree of detail
  • System can be fully tailored to your unique requirements

Contact us and take advantage of our extensive opportunities: dachser.apac-asl@dachser.com

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05/11/2021
DACHSER Climate Protection: Long-term climate protection strategy

Active climate protection is part of DACHSER's integrative responsibility. The logistics provider is leading the way in climate protection on the basis of efficient logistics and technical innovations, also together with customers and partners who also want to actively shape the change in logistics to low- and zero-emission technologies. Only in this way can the 2-degree target of the Paris Agreement and the climate protection goals of the European Union and many other countries be achieved in the medium and long term.

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04/28/2021
COVID-19 update: Impact on DACHSER’s operations in India

Due to the outbreak of second wave of Coronavirus, we would like to give you an update about the impact on DACHSER’s operations in India. The situation as of today, April 28, 2021, is as follow:

DACHSER branches in India

  • Most branch offices across India are being kept closed as a precautionary measure due to the sudden rise of COVID cases. Our teams are working from home, with only skeletal staff at the offices and hence there are likely to be delays in responses due to the ongoing crisis.
  • As a consequence of the lockdown, there are some operational impacts for air, sea, customs clearance and domestic trucking.

Air freight

  • Most countries have barred passenger traffic from India leading to no passenger carrying flights operating on International routes from/to India.
  • This has created some additional constraint on already stressed space availability situation.
  • Rates are bound to inch upwards for all sectors.
  • Transit times too have increased as a consequence of capacity crunch.

Sea freight

  • Sea freight was already facing the challenges due to the Suez Canal blockage end of March.
  • Ports and terminals are functioning normally, but vessel schedules are impacted on account of the Suez Canal blockage as well as the sudden rise of COVID cases in India.
  • Delays, roll overs are expected. Customers are advised to factor in delays of 1-2 weeks while planning their inventories.
  • Expect more delays in communication or operations due to increasing COVID infections among staff at ports, customs, CFS and shipping lines.

Customs

  • We do not have any unexpected disruptions in cargo movement in India, nor is any work stoppage expected at present.
  • Customs clearance activities are functional at the movement.
  • Customs is working with less manpower, no Customs Brokers is allowed to meet the customs officials, all processes is done faceless and things are moving in slow phase.

At DACHSER, we have undertaken significant measures to ensure our employees’ health and safety, at the same time continue to manage our day-to-day operations with minimal impact to our customers’ supply chains. Our teams are working diligently by all possible means in these testing times to assist and to overcome the challenges being faced.

Please rest assured that we will keep you updated of any changes to the current situation. hould you have any concerns and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative in the region.

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04/28/2021
DACHSER Chem-Logistics | Chemicals in safe hands

The chemical industry is one of the most successful and competitive industries, supplying virtually all other sectors with crucial intermediate and end products as well as solutions. The prerequisites for this are high production standards, a comprehensive infrastructure, and a customized logistics with a clear focus on reliability, quality, and safety.

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