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, togehter 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.
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
The women fighting the coronavirus
Right at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a distribution company based in northern Spain aligned itself with the new market requirements: in 2020, Pharmediq enlisted DACHSER’s help to transport more than 100 million masks and other protective equipment to locations in Spain and other European countries.
Current situation on Suez Canal
As already reported in the media, the container ship “Ever Given” has been freed over the last hours on the Suez Canal.
Striking a balance between stability and change
In January, a new generation took the helm at DACHSER.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
The baton has been passed: the next generation of DACHSER management, led by CEO Burkhard Eling, officially took the helm on January 1 of this year. In the latest issue of the DACHSER magazine, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on this transition at the top.
A crane for Southeast Asia
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics aided efforts to repair a crane in Indonesia by organizing the tour of a steel jib from Düsseldorf to Jakarta. Measuring 23 meters in length and 3.6 meters in width, the jib spent most of its 55-day trip on board a ship.
Brexit deal agreed - customs administration from January 1, 2021
On December 24, 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 January 1,2021 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.
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.
DACHSER offers parcel services via Global Sky Express
Due to the current special times in dealing with COVID-19, consumer behavior has shifted strongly to online commerce which leads to an even higher utilization of the courier / express sector, especially during the festive seasons. To provide convenience for our customers, DACHSER is offering an add-on service – Global Sky Express – in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand for the dispatch of promotional goods or large one-off consignment volumes.
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 organization 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 on a regular basis and published on our website.
For a sustainable society: More and more NGOs are taking action around the world
In the course of globalization, internationally networked non-governmental organizations or NGOs are playing an increasingly important role. DACHSER’s partnership with children’s aid organization terre des hommes demonstrates how a company can support an NGO over the long term.
The new DACHSER magazine is here!
Getting through the crisis together – How DACHSER is forging even closer ties to its customers and partners.
Brexit-Update: What you need to know
While the trade negotiations between the UK and the European Union continue to make slow progress, the month of June provided the last opportunity for the British government to extend the transitional period, which is currently limited to 31 December 2020. With no request for extension having been made, the focus is now on a gradual introduction of customs controls in the United Kingdom from January 1, 2021. The transition period is designed to allow traders to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and prepare for the new requirements. The United Kingdom will be subject to full customs control at its borders by 1 July 2021.
Earlier this year, the UK government took steps to eliminate certain customs facilitations, including the Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) and the Import VAT (PVA) shift. However, the British government has recognized that customs relief will also be necessary, at least temporarily, on January 1, 2021.
Thus, the possibility of shifting the import turnover tax is to be reintroduced. In addition, for a transitional period, there will be a customs procedure which will allow the imported goods to be declared by entering them in the accounts within a period of six months, rather than immediately upon importation. This procedure is called "Deferred Declaration".
An EU summit meeting for final talks between Great Britain and the EU will take place from 17 to 18 October 2020. Finally, on 19 October 2020 the results of a "deal or no-deal" scenario should be available.
Regardless of the outcome of the talks, it is expected that from January 2021 onwards all goods exported to and from the UK will require tariff treatment, albeit during the transitional period described above as part of a process graduated by product group.
The following link will take you to a tool that outlines the required measures: https://www.gov.uk/transition
The UK government has also published details of preparation as an importer and exporter from/to the UK, which can be viewed via the links below:
Further information can be found in the download document below.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local contact at the relevant DACHSER branch.
Quantum computers - A look at future technologies
What are Quantum computers actually about? And what benefits do these offer specifically for logistics?
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.