DACHSER enhances its strong air network with more of its own capacity in 2021
Building on work that began last year, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics will be increasing its own capacity in 2021. Starting in mid-January, its air network will cover the Hong Kong-to-Frankfurt and Frankfurt-to-Chicago routes and returns.
Burkhard Eling takes up role of CEO at DACHSER
On January 1, Burkhard Eling became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of logistics provider DACHSER. He heads the Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing executive unit, which also includes Corporate Key Account Management and the Corporate Governance & Compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company in mid-2021.
DACHSER becomes a member of DWV
On January 1, 2021, DACHSER joined the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (DWV), a lobbying group that has been advocating the rapid deployment of hydrogen as an energy source and promoting fuel-cell technology since 1996. DACHSER will also participate in DWV’s HyLogistics cluster.
“Employee connection and loyalty is what makes DACHSER stand out”
From one-man company to global player – In its 90-year history, DACHSER has become an international heavyweight in the field of logistics. But how has the logistics provider benefited in that time from the loyalty of its employees and its structure as a family-owned company? Dr. Andreas Froschmayer, Corporate Director Corporate Development, Strategy & PR at DACHSER, explains.
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.
Dachser SA delivers specialist pharmaceutical logistics for Dr Reddy’s
The partnership between multinational pharmaceutical company Dr Reddy’s and Dachser, one of the global leaders in system logistics, started in 2011 in Hyderabad, India, when the supply chain tender was awarded to Dachser India. Soon afterwards, Dachser South Africa delivered the first local shipment and has since supported the continuous growth of Dr Reddy’s in the country.
DACHSER organizes first direct charter flight from China to Spain
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics arranged for medical equipment to be transported from Asia to Spain at the end of May. This was the first flight from China to Madrid since the beginning of charter activities during the coronavirus pandemic.
DACHSER continues charter flights in May
In addition to charters between Asia and Europe, the logistics provider will organize further transpacific flights to cover the North and South American markets. One such change is the addition of the new Shanghai—Los Angeles route.
DACHSER launches 30th charter flight
Since the start of the coronavirus crisis at the end of February, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has chartered 30 aircraft and transported a total of over 60 million respiratory masks plus medical items, such as personal protective equipment and protective gloves, for its customers. At the end of April, DACHSER organized eight charter flights in one week for the first time in the company’s history, including three on the Hong Kong—Los Angeles route.
DACHSER supplies French hospitals with needed medical supplies
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics organized a transport of emergency medical supplies from Shanghai, China, for hospitals in Nantes, France
DACHSER builds on its growth driver
Revenue up by a solid 1.6 percent in 2019; European overland transport grows 2.9 percent; EUR 151 million invested in logistics facilities and IT systems.
Dachser organizes 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 organizational aspects—including coordination with train operator RTSB GmbH, customs clearance, and distribution of the goods in China.
Dachser announces Executive Board for the future
The future Executive Board team, to be headed by Burkhard Eling, takes over on January 1, 2021; Bernhard Simon and Michael Schilling will join the Supervisory Board in 2021
DACHSER South Africa celebrates 40 years as the gateway to Africa
DACHSER South Africa (SA) celebrates 40 years of being in business this November. When global logistics provider DACHSER acquired Jonen Freight, owned by the Duve family, in 2011, the newly minted DACHSER SA strengthened its global network, bringing over 30 years of established expertise in Africa to the company. Under the leadership of Managing Director Detlev Duve, DACHSER SA has further established itself as the gateway to Africa, dealing with diverse logistics needs across the various trade lanes and growing the team and the business in the face of a very challenging economic environment.
Effective logistics network facilitates access to Africa’s opportunities
Managing Director of DACHSER South Africa, Detlev Duve, says that while the Africa business is still a small part of the global logistics provider, the region offers great growth opportunities for DACHSER and its clients. “Logistics services are becoming the engine of economic growth in Africa. Despite major infrastructural and other challenges, we are able to provide our customers with access to the African markets and we are seeing future changes that bode well for increased trade in the region, including the development of trade corridors.”
In it for the long haul
In a world where job-hopping has become the norm and people even have several different careers in a lifetime, global logistics company DACHSER has an unusually large number of staff who have built long term logistics careers within the company. Kurt Aufschneider has now been working in Air & Sea Logistics for over 46 years, having joined DACHSER at 17. This makes him one of the longest-serving employees in the family company which has offices in 44 countries, including South Africa. He recalls company founder Thomas Dachser giving him some unforgettable advice: “Good prep work means less re-work.” It is a motto he has lived by ever since.