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06.04.2022
Visit us at CHEMUK 2022, stand L28, at the NEC in Birmingham.

Visit us at CHEMUK 2022, stand L28, at the NEC in Birmingham.

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the UK chemical & process industries expo, CHEMUK 2022, running 11th & 12th May 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham.

We would like to invite you to come along and meet with the team at the show. You can register to receive your free pass using the link below.

Register here for your free entry badge

Your advantages with DACHSER Chem Logistics:

  • Specialised chemical logistics expertise and standardised logistics solutions
  • Automated processes with consistent electronic interface documentation
  • High safety and quality standards for the chemical industry, assessed according to SQAS
  • Complete transparency with innovative IT systems n Access to our global network
  • A high degree of expertise in handling dangerous goods
  • Cooperation with the German Chemical Industry Association and other associations in Europe

See CHEMUK  2022 website

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01.04.2022
Exchange Rate

The £/Euro exchange rate as at 31st March at 1700 hrs was 1.18555 EUR to the Pound.

 

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01.04.2022
Fuel price

The average fuel price according to the RHA survey for March was 144.94 pence per litre.

 

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29.03.2022
DACHSER starts delivering daily with fully-electric truck in Oporto

As a result of the logistics provider's commitment to climate protection, DACHSER Emission-Free Delivery starts in the city of Oporto, Portugal. The distribution concept for inner cities means that all parcel and groupage deliveries will be made with zero emissions, on local level, in a defined area of the city.

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15.03.2022
DACHSER in Waddinxveen celebrates its 15th anniversary

The DACHSER branch in Waddinxveen celebrates its fifteenth anniversary. The logistics service provider opened its second branch in the Netherlands on 1 March 2007. The branch in Waddinxveen, also known as Rotterdam Logistics Centre, has grown in 15 years to three premises with a total surface area of approximately 93,000 square meters.

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09.03.2022
DACHSER maintains strong position in European Top 100 Ranking

In the new “TOP 100 in European Transport and Logistics Services 2021/2022” study by the Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services (SCS), DACHSER has once again ranked well in its relevant logistics segments.

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24.02.2022
Statement by Dachser CEO Burkhard Eling on the military conflict in Ukraine

Peace and the free movement of goods are fundamental prerequisites for the positive, free development of all societies. In this spirit, Dachser has grown as an international logistics provider over the past decades. We therefore deeply regret the escalation of the military conflict in Ukraine. Among other things, the conflict will also have a substantial impact on supply chains in Eastern Europe. 

Our first priority is the safety of all drivers transporting consignments on behalf of Dachser. We have therefore today imposed an immediate takeover and loading stop for all shipments to Ukraine. This applies to all European transports of our Cargoplus service segment, which specializes in FTL and LTL transports to the CIS countries, among others, as well as to all transports from the European Logistics network that are handled in Ukraine by our partner ACE. Regular traffic from our platform Strykow (Poland) to Kiev will be discontinued. All trucks that are currently still on their way to Ukraine have to be returned in coordination with the customers. We are in close contact with our Ukrainian partner, who has also closed his warehouses.

In air freight, the airspace over Ukraine has been closed in a wide radius. Take-offs and landings are not possible here, so that congestion at the alternative airports is to be feared. 

Our European Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics teams are closely monitoring developments in the situation and are in close contact with our customers. This also applies in particular to restrictions on the movement of goods that may arise in the coming days as a result of the sanctions announced against Russia.

's activities in Ukraine and Russia.

Dachser does not have its own locations in Ukraine, but works there with its partner ACE Logistics. The Estonian company is also Dachser's partner for the Baltic states and joint venture partner in Finland. The Cargoplus service segment handles additional full truckload services.

In Russia, Dachser has been represented by its own national company since 2008 and provides services in the Road Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics business segments. Around 160 staff are employed at seven locations. In 2020, Dachser Russia handled around 17,000 consignments and generated revenue of EUR 21.6 million.
 

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16.02.2022
DACHSER maintains strong position in European Top 100 Ranking

In the new “TOP 100 in European Transport and Logistics Services 2021/2022” study by the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services (SCS), DACHSER has once again ranked well in its relevant logistics segments.

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15.02.2022
Dachser Sweden on course for growth

Dachser Sweden's business is developing positively: by opening a new sales office in Örebro, the logistics provider is expanding its presence in central Sweden. Furthermore, Carl-Johan Westas was appointed as new Country Manager Sweden European Logistics to strengthen Dachser´s management team in the Nordic region.

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11.01.2022
Sea Freight: Disruptions at Ningbo and Tianjin Ports

Regarding the disruptions at Ningbo ports, we would like to give you an update. Recently, a Covid outbreak has occurred in Tianjin. Below we offer you an overview of the current situation.

Ningbo

  • At Ningbo, the authority has downgraded the emergency level. Correspondingly, the temporary closure of the Beilun district is lifted, except the centre of the epidemic.
  • Currently, most of the trucking companies are granted permits to enter the Beilun district. In general, our operation of FCL and LCL are mostly back to normal with some delays of vessels due to port congestion.
  • There are isolated Covid cases reported in the cities within the Zhejiang province, but it is not affecting the operations in Ningbo, except for pick-ups and deliveries from those locations.

Tianjin

Over the weekend, multiple Covid cases were reported in Tianjin and some of the cases were tested positive to the Omicron variants. In response to this incident, a mass PCR test campaign has been conducted for all residents in the city.

  • It is reported that four out of the eight sea freight terminals in Tianjin are closed, only vehicles with special permits are granted access to enter.
  • Pick-ups and deliveries in and from other provinces are unlikely under the current situation.
  • Pick-ups and deliveries within the city are also at a halt, as the residents of the whole city will be staying at home until the mass PCR test campaign is completed and the results are available.
  • At the DACHSER branch in Tianjin, our employees will work from home until the negative results are available.

We will continue to monitor the situation and rest assured that you will be informed of the developments. In case you have any questions, please contact your local representative of DACHSER for a discussion of possible transport alternatives.

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10.01.2022
Increase in toll rates in Austria as of 2022

The Austrian government increased the toll charge by law starting on January, 1st 2022. We have to integrate the change into the toll tariffs of DACHSER that will be valid as of January, 1st 2022. We will of course make the new toll tariffs available to our customers.

If you need further information or have any questions, please contact your usual contact at DACHSER.

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14.12.2021
COVID-19 new virus variant Omicron – impact on air and sea freight services

The new COVID-19 virus variant Omicron, which was detected to be widespread in South Africa, has led to some cancellation of passenger flights to and from South Africa.

Apart from this, there are currently no massive restrictions, but it cannot be entirely ruled out that some countries or regions will implement further measures to contain the spread of this virus variant.

This could lead to restrictions on cargo space due to a lack of belly capacity on passenger flights. In addition, Hong Kong Airport has announced that even cargo aircrafts touching Omicron high-risk countries such as South Africa will not be allowed to enter Hong Kong until further notice. Therefore, flight rerouting will be expected.

For the ocean freight sector, there has been no change of the current situation so far. We have only received the information from one shipping company that a new service with South Africa is suspended for two months.

Furthermore, there are also discussions in progress in the Asian market about tightening the COVID-19 rules for ship crews, but these are still under negotiation. Confirmed is only that feeder services from the Pearl River Delta (PRD) to/from South China, including Hong Kong, are also suspended from December to January. This could lead to a challenging situation with trucking capacity and more changes of transport modes to air freight.

The team of DACHSER is in daily contact with all involved parties and doing everything possible to minimise any delays of your shipment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local DACHSER representative who will be happy to assist you.

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09.12.2021
Brexit Update: On Phase 3 of the UK Border Operating Model

Last year, the British government presented how the import of goods should proceed after the end of the transitional phase of the Brexit. With the so-called "Border Operating Model" guide, a three-stage plan for the introduction of customs controls was set in concrete.

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15.10.2021
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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12.10.2021
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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05.08.2021
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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