Dachser Americas relocates Argentina, Chile offices to support growing ops 

Today, Dachser announced the opening of two new offices for its Dachser Americas arm in Argentina and Chile. The company said current and anticipated future growth in its South American operations compelled the relocation of its regional Buenos Aires and Santiago offices to larger facilities.  Dachser America’s new Buenos Aires location positions the company strategically near 9,000 companies of “many […]

Dachser expands network in Ireland with Johnston Logistics acquisition 

Germany-based logistics company Dachser announced today that it has acquired Ireland-based Johnston Logistics Ltd., which will be fully integrated into the Dachser network and officially launched as Dachser Ireland Ltd. by September this year.  According to the press release, Dachser and Johnson Logistics have been partners since 2007. The new acquisition and integration by Johnson Logistics into Dachser comes approximately two years after Dachser bought […]

Dachser India Mumbai, Hyderabad gain IATA CEIV Pharma cert

Dachser India earned its CEIV Pharma certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA) for life science, health care and pharmaceuticals handling at its Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD) airport branches, the company announced yesterday. According to the logistics firm, the certification is a significant achievement, given that very few companies are currently accredited in India.  Dachser said […]

Dachser connects Swedish operations with new office

International logistics provider Dachser Air & Sea Logistics is expanding its Scandinavian network with a new office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Previously, Dachser offered Swedish road customers air and sea logistics services through its offices in Denmark and Finland, and partners in Sweden, Jochen Müller, COO, Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser, told Air Cargo World. […]

Dachser inaugurates automotive facility in Atlanta

Dachser USA has added an automotive competence center to its U.S. regional headquarters in Atlanta to provide dedicated customer service teams capable of addressing logistics issues unique to the automotive industry. The project was launched in February 2019 and follows the German forwarder’s foray into the automotive-dominant Detroit market, and complements a similar facility in […]

One month before Brexit: Dachser says prepare for ‘hard’ times

With just a month to go before the March 29 deadline for the United Kingdom’s pullout from the European Union, and no kind of customs deal in place for a smooth transition, several logistics companies are attempting to step in with their own plans to avoid the expected Brexit chaos. One of the latest is […]

Dachser breaks its own record, revenue exceeding €6 billion

Today, German-based logistics company Dachser reported an increase in gross revenue of 7.2 percent to €6.12 billion – which marks the first time the company has achieved a revenue of over €6 billion. “Rising rates for air and seafreight, in particular, helped us achieve a significant increase in revenue,” said CEO Dachser SE Bernhard Simon. […]

Electric truck use grows in delivery services with Dachser, UPS

As companies strive to be more energy efficient, and as several European countries have focused on reducing gas-powered vehicle use as part of the Paris Climate Accord, logistics companies are following suit and investing in growing their electric vehicle fleets. Most recently, Dachser announced it would begin operating Daimler’s Fuso eCanter electric vehicles, and UPS […]

Dachser, German research institute launch ‘enterprise lab’ partnership

German logistics provider Dachser has formed what it is calling a “a tight-knit research partnership” with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Fraunhofer IML) to bring research and development projects to market as quickly as possible. The collaborative effort, called the Dachser Enterprise Lab, will bring together Dachser employees and researchers from Fraunhofer […]

Dachser doubles bonded air freight space in Shanghai

Dachser has flipped the switch on its expansion at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. The air freight gateway has now doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 square meters, including office space, which Dachser hopes will streamline air freight processes in the North China region. The German logistics company plans to move more freight through its dual hubs […]

Dachser Acquires majority interest in Johnston Logistics

Dachser has become a majority shareholder in Ireland-based Johnston Logistics, allowing Dachser to expand its “all-important” European logistics network in northwestern Europe, said Michael Schilling, COO of road logistics at the German logistics firm.  Johnston Logistics is focused on the Irish market, but also serves the U.K. with warehouse and operations facilities spanning nearly 40,000 […]

Air & Sea Logistics business slumps at Dachser despite overall growth

German logistics firm Dachser saw a 3.7 percent increase in road logistics in 2016, with revenue up 3.7 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) to EUR4.3 billion in the division, but the big loser in 2016 was Dachser’ s Air & Sea Logistics sector, where revenues declined 3 percent to EUR1.5 billion. Dachser blamed decreased revenues on low […]

Asia-Europe cargo alliances appearing around every corner

Carrier alliances are rapidly becoming the way for forwarders in Asia to move their airfreight to overseas destinations. Following All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) alignment with Lufthansa, the Japanese carrier is about to embark on a second joint venture, this one across the Pacific with United Airlines. Germany- based Lufthansa, meanwhile, has set the wheels in […]

DHL agrees to $53 million settlement in class action

A scheme to inflate and maintain freight forwarding surcharges that began shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and continued until January 2011, has led DHL Global Forwarding (DHLGF, the forwarding arm of Deutsche Post-DHL) to agree to pay a US$53 million settlement in a class action lawsuit that was filed in 2008. If approved, the […]
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