Zebra Technologies Awards DACHSER Logistics Partner of the Year
DACHSER UK, the international distribution and logistics specialist has been awarded the 2019 Logistics Partner of the year for the EMEA region by long-standing customer, Zebra Technologies, the multi-billion dollar global supplier of computer technology and products across many industries.
DACHSER to launch emission-free delivery in Freiburg
Fuso eCanters, StreetScooters, and cargo bikes—with this all-electric vehicle mix, DACHSER will be making all its deliveries to the heart of downtown Freiburg emission-free as of today. Taking transportation as a whole, this new service reduces CO2 emissions per shipment by 26 percent.
The average fuel price according to the RHA survey for September was 86.68 pence per litre.
The £/Euro exchange rate as at 30th September at 1700 hrs was 1.10171 EUR to the Pound.
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Getting through the crisis together – How DACHSER is forging even closer ties to its customers and partners.
DACHSER Rheine expands capacity
Construction is underway close to the company's site on a new distribution centre, which will come into operation in October 2020. The heart of the facility on Sandkampstrasse is a 20,800 m2 logistics terminal with 26 loading gates for trucks and up to 36,800 pallet spaces. In addition, there is some 1,200 m2 of office space.
DACHSER continues its commitment to training
At the start of the 2020 training year, 600 trainees and 25 students across Germany took the first step on their career paths at DACHSER. The logistics provider is thus sending a deliberate signal in uncertain times: it is investing in its people, who keep DACHSER’s resilient and efficient network running and, in turn, global supply chains.
DACHSER organises transportation by block train along the New Silk Road
BASF entrusted its long-standing logistics provider DACHSER to handle a first block train to China. The train of 42 containers carrying BASF products arrived in the Chinese city of Xi´an. DACHSER took take care of all organisational aspects—including coordination with train operator RTSB GmbH, customs clearance, and distribution of the goods in China.
Lockdown Spike in DIY Activity: The Logistics Sector Responds
The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in April this year, 30% of retail sales in the UK were conducted online. This figure compares with just 18% in the same month last year and 21% at the Black Friday/Christmas peak in 2019. By the end of April online sales across Europe, within the home and leisure sector, in which Dachser DIY-Logistics covers, were at a level more than double than experienced at the start of last year.
DACHSER starts weekly charter to the US
Since the end of July, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has been operating the Frankfurt–Chicago route as part of its extended premium charter program. From now on, DACHSER will carry out the transatlantic rotation every weekend. Customers benefit from fixed transit times and better planning of capacity and prices.
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.
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.
EU Exit Update
With the recent updates and the new government campaign on the EU Exit, we at DACHSER wanted to inform you of some key points that have arisen that you may find relevant for your organisation.
While trade talks continue to progress slowly, the month of June presented the last opportunity for the UK Government to extend the transition period currently due to end on 31 December 2020.
The date passed with no request for an extension, and now the focus is on a phased introduction to customs controls in the UK as of 1 January 2021. The transition phase will allow traders to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and to prepare for the new requirements. The UK will be subject to full customs control at its borders by 1 July 2021.
Earlier this year, the UK Government took steps to remove certain customs easements, including Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), and Post VAT Accounting (PVA). However, they have reconsidered and understood there is a need for some customs easements to be in place.
As a result, we have seen the reintroduction of postponed VAT accounting and a new form of the import process to enable the importer of record to account for their shipments by creating an entry into their records. Further information on this process can be found on the GOV.UK website.
On 12 July 2020, the Government announced funding of £705 million to build border facilities, invest in new technology and to create 500 new jobs within the border force to give further development of the infrastructure in preparation to the EU exit. Within this amount, there is £50 million available to support with training and IT equipment to complete customs declarations which you may be able to benefit from.
There will be an EU Summit Meeting for final discussions between the UK and EU on 17-18 October 2020. Finally, on 19 October 2020, we should see the summary and conclusion of a deal or no-deal scenario.
We should not lose sight that regardless of the outcome of these discussions, customs administration will be necessary on all goods entering and exiting the UK as of January 2021, albeit in a phased approach.
The UK Government have also announced ‘The UK’s new start: Let’s get going’ campaign which is designed to give everybody easy and quick access to information and actions that people and businesses need to take to prepare for the end of the transition period.
Download the full communication below that includes further useful links and information.
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.
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.
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.