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News 02/20/2020
New glass for Big Ben

From the Upper Palatinate to London: DACHSER delivers plate glass hand blown by glassworks Glashütte Lamberts to the UK. The destination of the safely packaged glass panes is none other than the world-famous Elizabeth Tower in London.

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News 09/02/2019
Progress Continuing

Last year was a progressive year for DACHSER UK with the appointment of a new UK Managing Director, Mark Rollinson, combined with the expansion of its operations and the opening of a second logistics centre in Northampton.

This confidence was based on a strong financial performance with UK sales turnover increasing by nine per cent to £84.1m. This is the result of increased export business and healthy growth in contract logistics services, the latter seeing a number of new customer contracts secured.

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Market Information 07/10/2019
Your Optimum Route to North Africa

Intelligent Logistic Solutions for Morocco, Tunisia & Algeria

  • Scheduled weekly groupage departures to/from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria - Part and full loads
  • National distribution
  • Own customs warehouses in Morocco and Tunisia
  • Own warehouse capacities in Morocco (Casablanca and Mohammedia)

Schedules

  • Tunisia
    Collections Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday (depending on area) Departure Dartford Wednesday PM
  • Morocco
    Collections Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday (depending on area) Departure Dartford Thursday PM
  • Algiers – CFR Algiers only
    Weekly departure from Marseille Friday AM – arriving in Algiers on Mondays

For competitive rates, contact the Dartford Sales office on 01322 299615 or email quotes.dartford@dachser.com

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Market Information 06/25/2019
Planning for Brexit - update

In the three years since the UK decided to leave the EU following the result of the referendum, there has been a lot of uncertainty and political manoeuvring as the UK and the EU have conducted their negotiations over the withdrawal agreement and the future relationship. Whilst the government and Parliament have stated consistently that they wish to avoid a no-deal Brexit that, however, remains the default legal position.

This is why, for some time now, DACHSER has adopted a coordinated and detailed approach to no-deal Brexit planning. A European-level Brexit Steering Committee comprises several senior managers and experts from the organisation’s specialist corporate divisions for Customs, Finance, Sales and European road network management, as well as the country management from the UK and Ireland. The objectives are focussed on ensuring that, in what could be a fraught and unpredictable trade and customs environment, DACHSER will be able to maintain its European services to its customers as efficiently as seamlessly as possible.

Relevant initiatives are underpinned by the company’s AEO status, its experience and flexibility in customs processes and procedures, and the strength, depth and adaptability of its European network.

We will be organising more updates on this crucial topic over the coming months, but, in the meantime, we have prepared a 'BREXIT Check List' guidance document, which highlights the practical steps that our customers and suppliers need to consider.

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Market Information 06/26/2020
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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Press Release 06/25/2020
Robert Erni to become DACHSER CFO

DACHSER is appointing experienced logistics CFO Robert Erni to succeed Burkhard Eling. Erni will begin his onboarding phase at DACHSER as Deputy Director on September 1, 2020.

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Press Release 06/18/2020
DACHSER opens new warehouse in Karlsruhe

DACHSER has begun operations at a new hazardous materials warehouse with 21,800 square metres of floor space in Malsch, near Karlsruhe, Germany. The specially equipped facility can safely store chemical products and hazardous materials such as paints, coatings, and adhesives in a total of 43,000 pallet spaces. DACHSER invested more than 20 million euros in the warehouse.

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Market Information 06/15/2020
Network-wide introduction of targo on-site

In the course of the Covid-19, sales channels are shifting. The stationary trade is subject to severe restrictions and consumers are increasingly switching to online trading. This means that the topic of B2C is becoming increasingly relevant for DACHSER. With the targo on-site product , we offer a holistic service concept for B2C shipping up to the curb. As a result of the increased demand for B2C consignments in recent weeks, targo on-site will therefore be introduced for the entire network of DACHSER European Logistics on July 1st, 2020.

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Market Information 06/09/2020
Discontinuation of the additional service “cash on delivery”

Digitalisation and automation are key topics in online business as well as in logistics. As a result, a large number of online payment options have developed that are used in B2B and B2C business worldwide. The hygiene measures established as a result of the Corona crisis and the change in payment behaviour make it more difficult to use means of payment such as "cash on delivery". For DACHSER, the previous additional service "cash on delivery" is no longer necessary and will therefore discontinue this form of payment from 1 July 2020.

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Market Information 06/02/2020
Fuel price

Fuel Price

The average fuel price according to the RHA survey for June was 86.44 pence per litre.

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Market Information 06/02/2020
Exchange Rate

The £/Euro exchange rate as at 30th June at 1700 hrs was 1.10092 EUR to the Pound.

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News 05/28/2020
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

Champagne—there’s virtually no other drink in the world that exudes as much charm, luxury, and joie de vivre. And it’s not just the production of this top drop that calls for great care. Transporting it from the vineyard to the shelf or to an exclusive event requires top-quality logistics.

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Market Information 05/21/2020
Latest update on DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations

With this update, DACHSER would like to inform about the current DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics operations across the regions APAC, EMEA and Americas. In the attached document (see download below) it is listed whether a country organisation of DACHSER is operational or, if only limited or not at all, why this is the case. Since the situation in the countries may change rapidly, the attached document will be updated regularly and published on our website.

We sincerely regret any inconveniences caused to our customers due to the pandemic. At DACHSER, we have contingency measures in place and will offer our customers the best alternative solutions to keep the supply chain running. Anyhow, the situation at ports, airports or customs authorities might cause delays. Furthermore, the capacity situation on the global air freight market is very tense as no passenger flights are operating at the moment.

At the same time, DACHSER has installed strict hygiene measures (e.g. home office) to ensure a safe working environment and to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus. DACHSER is trying to keep the impact of these measures as low as possible, however, together with the official measures by the governments, the precautions may lead to some delays in the operations.

In case of any questions and/or queries, please feel free to contact your local DACHSER representative.

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News 05/14/2020
Dachser UK Working to Sustain the NHS Supply Chain

While transport and distribution businesses across the UK are doing all they can to support those working on the medical frontline during the crisis, Dachser is proving its flexibility of service in partnership with one supplier in particular.

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News 07/03/2020
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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Press Release 07/02/2020
DACHSER becomes strategic logistics partner to Euro Craft

Euro Craft, Europe’s leading purchase group for construction and industry with more than 2,250 associated retailers across Europe, has chosen DACHSER as its preferred logistics partner. Through its global DACHSER DIY-Logistics industry solution, the logistics provider offers over 20 years of expertise in handling the particular logistics requirements of specialist retailers, DIY stores, and garden centers.

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Market Information 07/01/2020
Extended availability of the product targo on-site (curbside delivery)

The change in consumer purchasing behavior in the corona period shows a strong demand for B2C shipments in the course of the last few weeks. This trend will certainly continue. For this reason, the targo on-site product (curbside delivery) is now available in almost all countries of the DACHSER European Logistics network for customers in which it was previously not possible to book B2C consignments.

targo on-site thus ensures uniform product availability and the service promise to our customers within the DACHSER network.

targo on-site is part of the entargo product family and stands for the delivery of B2C consignments to the curb. As an online platform, it is extremely important to make explicit reference to this fact in order to be able to make a reliable delivery statement to online customers. In Europe, entargo stands for a uniform range of services and ensures consistently high quality standards both nationally and internationally.

Please note that for the product targo on-site (curbside delivery) no delivery time specifications are possible. The time slots for deliveries are agreed exclusively with the respective recipient. Please also read our updated general terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your contact at the relevant DACHSER branch.

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Market Information 06/29/2020
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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Market Information 06/25/2019
Planning for Brexit - update

In the three years since the UK decided to leave the EU following the result of the referendum, there has been a lot of uncertainty and political manoeuvring as the UK and the EU have conducted their negotiations over the withdrawal agreement and the future relationship. Whilst the government and Parliament have stated consistently that they wish to avoid a no-deal Brexit that, however, remains the default legal position.

This is why, for some time now, DACHSER has adopted a coordinated and detailed approach to no-deal Brexit planning. A European-level Brexit Steering Committee comprises several senior managers and experts from the organisation’s specialist corporate divisions for Customs, Finance, Sales and European road network management, as well as the country management from the UK and Ireland. The objectives are focussed on ensuring that, in what could be a fraught and unpredictable trade and customs environment, DACHSER will be able to maintain its European services to its customers as efficiently as seamlessly as possible.

Relevant initiatives are underpinned by the company’s AEO status, its experience and flexibility in customs processes and procedures, and the strength, depth and adaptability of its European network.

We will be organising more updates on this crucial topic over the coming months, but, in the meantime, we have prepared a 'BREXIT Check List' guidance document, which highlights the practical steps that our customers and suppliers need to consider.

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Market Information 03/19/2020
Current loading restrictions in Europe due to Covid-19

In the following you will find the current loading restrictions that apply to Europe (see download). Food transports are excluded from this.

With the free map of the software provider Sixfold, transport companies and truck drivers can view the current waiting times at European borders and make appropriate preparations if necessary: https://covid-19.sixfold.com/

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News 03/22/2017
DACHSER opens new branch office in the South West

As part of its ongoing expansion throughout the UK, DACHSER has opened a new office in Bristol. This new location provides direct connections to DACHSER’s entire European network for its customers located in the South West region.

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News 02/14/2020
Brexit: After the exit is before the exit

The UK has now officially left the European Union and Brexit has become a reality. But this is really just the beginning. A transition period until the end of the year is currently preventing any major impact on business and logistics on either side of the Channel. But what happens after that is still an open question.

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Press Release 04/02/2019
DACHSER pursues sustainable growth

DACHSER posted substantial growth once again in 2018. The logistics provider increased its consolidated net revenue by 5.5 percent to EUR 5.57 billion. As they did last year, shipment numbers increased, rising by 2.5 percent to 83.7 million; tonnage rose 3.0 percent to 41.3 million metric tons. With 30,609 employees in total, up 1,511 from the preceding year, DACHSER’s workforce reached a record high.

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Press Release 10/11/2018
ALDI & DACHSER extend their UK partnership

The two companies have signed a new 5 year contract which will see DACHSER provide a warehouse platform as well as UK & Ireland distribution services for a wide range of Aldi’s products.

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News 09/02/2019
Progress Continuing

Last year was a progressive year for DACHSER UK with the appointment of a new UK Managing Director, Mark Rollinson, combined with the expansion of its operations and the opening of a second logistics centre in Northampton.

This confidence was based on a strong financial performance with UK sales turnover increasing by nine per cent to £84.1m. This is the result of increased export business and healthy growth in contract logistics services, the latter seeing a number of new customer contracts secured.

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Market Information 10/23/2019
Incoterms 2020

A new version of the Incoterms will take effect on January 1, 2020, and will include a number of changes. The terms of delivery issued by the International Chamber of Commerce regulate essential buyer and seller obligations in international trade, such as transfer of goods to the buyer, transport costs, liability for loss of and damage to goods, and insurance costs.

With the adaptation of the Incoterms 2020 to current global trading practices, the new version is very up-to-date and practice oriented. The aim of the revision was to make the Incoterms clauses more user-friendly. For example, their presentation has been revised to make it easier for users to select the appropriate clause. In addition, the order of the clauses has been changed, and revised user instructions have been added to each clause.

In terms of contents, significant changes have been made to the Intercoms 2010, in particular the following:

  • Different coverage levels in CIF and CIP: As in the past, the seller is still obliged in the Incoterms 2020 to take out transport insurance at their own expense in clauses CIF (Cost Insurance Freight) and CIP (Carriage Insurance Paid). In contrast to the Incoterms 2010, however, the two clauses now provide for different minimum coverages. The minimum coverage to be observed when the CIF clause has been agreed remains unchanged. The transport insurance to be taken out by the seller must continue to at least correspond to the coverage in accordance with the (C) clauses of the Institute Cargo Clauses or similar clauses (insurance of named risks). If the CIP clause is agreed, the seller must now provide insurance coverage in accordance with the (A) clauses of the Institute Cargo Clauses (all-risk coverage). Both the CIF clause and the CIP clause allow the parties to the contract to agree on insurance coverage that differs from this.
  • Inclusion of security-related requirements: Security-related requirements for the transport of goods have now been included in Rules A 4 and A 7 of each Incoterms 2020 clause. As with other the Incoterms clauses, it should be noted that the Incoterms clauses only directly apply to the parties to the sales contract and are not the subject of the contract of carriage.
  • The Incoterms 2020 contain regulations for transporting with one’s own means of transport in FCA, Delivery at Place (DAP), Delivery at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP).
  • For goods sold under the FCA (Free Carrier) clause and intended for sea transport (such as goods in containers), FCA is stipulating a new option in the future. The buyer and seller may agree that the buyer shall instruct its freight carrier to issue an on-board bill of lading to the seller after the goods have been loaded. At the same time, the seller is obliged to hand over this on-board bill of lading to the buyer. This is typically done through participating banks.
  • Renaming of DAT to DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded). According to the Incoterms 2010 DAT clause, the seller delivered the goods as soon as they were unloaded from the means of transport at a “terminal.” However, according to the Incoterms 2010 application notes, the term “terminal” was not to be understood from a technical point of view but meant any unloading location. This fact was taken into account in the Incoterms 2020 by renaming the previous DAT clause to DPU (Delivered at Place Unloaded) for the sake of clarity. That means that in the future, any (agreed) place can be the place of destination.

The Incoterms apply between the parties of a (national or international) sales contract and address – but are not limited to – special rights and obligations within this contractual relationship. On the basis of a uniform definition guaranteed in this way, subsequent problems of interpretation or discrepancies between the parties to the sales contract are to be avoided. It should be noted that the Incoterms, due to their character as GT&C-like provisions, do not constitute statutory provisions and thus only become legally binding if they have been effectively agreed between the parties to the sales contract by means of a corresponding reference (for the Incoterms 2020, this is also possible before 1/1/2020). Irrespective of this, in individual cases conflicting statutory provisions still take precedence over an Incoterm clause.

The Incoterms were revised by 500 experts from more than 40 countries.The clauses are recognized worldwide and are in use in more than 30 different languages.

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News 12/07/2016
The perfectionists

Another day is over, and nothing has happened. Sounds like a boring job. But for this group of men and women, there could be no better result for a job that is both interconnected and full of responsibility. They are the dangerous goods safety advisors of DACHSER.

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Market Information 07/10/2019
Your Optimum Route to North Africa

Intelligent Logistic Solutions for Morocco, Tunisia & Algeria

  • Scheduled weekly groupage departures to/from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria - Part and full loads
  • National distribution
  • Own customs warehouses in Morocco and Tunisia
  • Own warehouse capacities in Morocco (Casablanca and Mohammedia)

Schedules

  • Tunisia
    Collections Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday (depending on area) Departure Dartford Wednesday PM
  • Morocco
    Collections Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday (depending on area) Departure Dartford Thursday PM
  • Algiers – CFR Algiers only
    Weekly departure from Marseille Friday AM – arriving in Algiers on Mondays

For competitive rates, contact the Dartford Sales office on 01322 299615 or email quotes.dartford@dachser.com

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