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10/15/2021
Packaging suitable for stress and transport to prevent damage

Packaging appropriate for stress or transport, taking into account the shipping load, route, duration and transport load, ensures that the packaged goods reach the recipient without damage and also functions to protect the salability and function of the packaged goods. Packaging is the responsibility of the sender, insofar as the goods can only be transported in packaged form for the agreed type of transport and means of transport. In case of a proven packing defect, which is the cause of damage, the Freight Forwarder is therefore not liable and is also not obliged to repair defective packing or to repack the goods. The shipper knows the special characteristics of his products and how best to protect them against damage. The packaging must protect the goods against the expected, foreseeable influences such as typical vibrations, centrifugal forces in tight curves, braking effects, the effects of heat and cold or the stress resulting from multiple transshipments. Warning symbols affixed by the shipper do not replace the packaging. This may even be inadequate if it was used. If the goods are shipped in the sales packaging, which must not be damaged, the goods are "unpacked" in the legal sense.

Packaging suitable for transport in general cargo transportation by truck should meet the following requirements: Protection of the goods against the dynamic loads during transportation and multiple handling and the form-fit of the package. Packages must also be packed in such a way that access to the contents is possible only by leaving external traces, in order to ensure protection against theft. Smaller packages in a consignment should be grouped together to form larger units, and packages heavier than 1,000 kg must be marked with appropriate weight markings. In case of special characteristics of the goods, the standardised handling instructions must be attached.

Incorrectly dimensioned packaging, exceeded performance limits, packaging of inferior quality, lack of instructions for proper handling or labeling of the goods, poor load unit securing on the pallet, defective foiling, goods protruding beyond the pallet or completely unpackaged are among the frequently identified defects in packaging.

In addition to the obligation to pack, the consignor also has an obligation to provide information and labeling. Information on all factors known to the consignor and affecting the execution of the order, such as addresses, type and nature of the goods, gross weight, value of the goods or delivery times, must be provided by the principal in good time. Likewise, the packages must be correctly marked so that the carrier can check the goods for completeness and identity and deliver them to the correct recipient.

Only the adaptation of the entire packaging cycle can lead to an economical and damage-free transport. Packaging optimisation starts with the development of the sales or product packaging, which influences the size and stability of the transport packaging.

When taking over the consignment, the forwarder must then check the number and type of packages taken over and the external condition of the packaging, as well as carrying out interface checks. Excluded from this and not to be confirmed is whether the packaging used is suitable for transport, the contents of the individual packages, the number of individual cartons on a pallet or the weight of the packages.

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

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10/12/2021
UK – Europe supply chains face challenging times

As we return to Multimodal after a break of over two years, it seems appropriate to review some of the trends affecting the freight industry in the UK.  

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10/01/2021
Fuel price

The average fuel price according to the RHA survey for September was 105.56 pence per litre.

 

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10/01/2021
Exchange Rate

The £/Euro exchange rate as at 30th September at 1700 hrs was 1.16311 EUR to the Pound.

 

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08/05/2021
eLogistics - Provides quick and convenient information about processes along your supply chain

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

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07/27/2021
api – Seamlessly connecting your IT systems with DACHSER services

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

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07/13/2021
edi – Data exchange platform for quick and secure processing of mass data

When analogue 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. Standardised and customised interfaces permit fast and uncomplicated integration.

Benefits for you:

  • Avoid errors and save time: standardised and automated work steps precisely control your logistics processes
  • Security and availability of data: standardised and customised 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 optimise the structure and design of your business processes.

In addition, we offer you:

  • Over 970 IT professionals globally.
  • A central 24/7 hotline
  • Virus protection and anti-spam filters for all applications
  • Maximum fail-proof 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 fast and efficient execution of a wide variety of logistics challenges.
  • Intelligent traffic routing: As a learning organisation, we adapt all new technological developments to optimise 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 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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07/07/2021
Properly placed - Storage space at DACHSER

Do you currently require storage capacity, or are you facing other logistical challenges? Benefit from a holistic, industry-specific concept that is tailored to your individual needs.

The intelligent combination of efficient warehousing, global transport networks and customer-specific value-added services in all stages of the supply chain results in a service portfolio that meets your requirements.

As one of the leading logistics service providers, we are represented in the most important procurement and sales markets. Our tightly woven network ensures rapid procurement and distribution far into the regions. Intercontinental connections are provided by DACHSER's global air and sea freight network.

Our globally uniform standards and innovative IT systems developed in-house ensure smooth interaction and reliable execution of all processes.

Integrated logistics solutions, global presence and many years of experience distinguish us as a strong logistics partner at your side.

See our current available capacities in the UK.

Our local and national experts will be happy to provide you with further information: maciej.kwiek@dachser.com

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07/01/2021
Optimise your logistics processes with IT systems from DACHSER

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

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01/21/2021
Chinese New Year: Impact on logistics

In 2021, Chinese New Year falls on February 12, it is the biggest festival in China where people celebrate the beginning of a new year with their families. The week-long national public holiday has consequences on global supply chains. 

The following information provides an overview of some key facts of the festival and its possible impacts on logistics.

Dates and key facts

  • February 12, 2021 marks the start of the Chinese New Year (the year of Ox).
  • Chinese national holiday begins on February 11 and ends on February 17, meaning that most of the businesses, including DACHSER branches in China, will be closed and resumes on February 18.
  • Factories and manufacturing sites used to be closed for a longer period of time. Production might pause already one week before Chinese New Year, some factories will only resume one month after.
  • The long holiday allows workers in the city to travel back to their hometown for a family reunion, though it might not be the case this year due to the pandemic.

Impact on supply chain

  • Extensive holidays in China can lead to delays to your shipments for up to one month.
  • Due to the abovementioned closing period of manufacturing industries, there will be no productions from China for at least a week. Even though factories will be restarting gradually, operations will not resume to full swing immediately.
  • Productions from other countries in Asia will also be impacted as some parts might come from China or the assembling processes are done there.
  • Most shippers will stock up inventories that are sufficient to cover the Chinese New Year period, this leads to a pre-holiday cargo rush; it will also take some time after the festival to normalise the market conditions.

To avoid unnecessary price hikes and delays, it is strongly recommended to place bookings well in advance. At DACHSER, our logistics experts can help you to plan together. Feel free to discuss with us about your needs and we can work out the best to maintain your supply chain uninterrupted throughout the Chinese New Year.

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01/06/2021
Brexit deal agreed - customs administration from 01.01.2021

On 24.12.2020, an agreement on future cooperation and trade was reached between the EU and the UK.

An essential point is that between EU and UK for goods deliveries from both areas no customs duties are to be levied. However, this does not mean that the administrative "customs clearance" will be eliminated. This means that all documents and customs relevant information must be submitted by the customer in advance and only after the shipment has been released by the customs team of DACHSER, the shipment can be accepted for dispatch.

Please note that from 01.01.2021 this applies to all shipments between the EU and UK, only shipments from the EU to Northern Ireland are excluded. In particular, proof of preferential origin of goods should be provided. The most important necessary information for exporters and importers can be found in the document below.

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12/17/2020
The new DACHSER magazine is here!

As the year draws to a close, many of us use this time to look back and reflect, but also to prepare ourselves for the new challenges of the future. And that’s exactly what we’ve done in the latest issue of the DACHSER magazine.

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12/16/2020
For a sustainable society: More and more NGOs are taking action around the world

In the course of globalisation, internationally networked non-governmental organisations or NGOs are playing an increasingly important role. DACHSER’s partnership with children’s aid organisation terre des hommes demonstrates how a company can support an NGO over the long term.

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12/15/2020
DACHSER to supply Prague via pedelec

DACHSER is launching a pilot project in the Czech Republic to supply the Prague city centre with an electrically supported cargo bike. The newly built micro-hub "Depot.Bike" at the Florenc subway station is being used for this purpose.

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12/10/2020
Dachser’s response to the UK’s dynamic retail sourcing patterns

The notions of supply chain dynamics have never been so complex as those currently experienced by much of the retail sector.  Through a combination of well-established North African services and new network extension in Turkey and Eastern Europe, logistics provider Dachser stands ready to help UK retailers cope.

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11/16/2020
Outstanding: DACHSER wins the One Eaton Supplier Premier Award 2020

The award for best transport partner was presented during the Eaton Virtual Global SCM Supplier Conference.

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