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 helps in the fight against COVID-19
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics has transported 3.25 million face masks from Mexico to Germany. There, DACHSER Road Logistics delivered them to various hospitals.
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 is expanding premium charter flight rotation
DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics is starting the next wave of its charter flight rotation service to China and back. The charter route has initially been scheduled to operate from mid-March to the end of the month. From 21 March, DACHSER USA will also be adding a new route between Chicago and Frankfurt to its existing charter service.
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.
Calling Education learners explore careers in logistics with DACHSER South Africa
Calling Education, based in Stellenbosch, is a non-profit private school that strives to make a truly excellent education available at a fee affordable to those from low-income communities.
Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Samantha Du Toit
As the logistics industry continues to grow and change, Samantha Du Toit, PR, Communications and Marketing Manager for DACHSER South Africa says that women need to stay on top of their game and ensure they keep up with the changes.
IMO 2020 regulations are making ships cleaner
New environmental guidelines from the International Maritime Organization for global shipping traffic will take effect in January 2020. Read on to find out what it’s all about.
Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Marli Wilson
Operations Manager Marli Wilson believes that if you are passionate and consistent you can accomplish anything and overcome most challenges.
DACHSER wins the 2019 IMD Global Family Business Award
IMD recognized DACHSER for robust corporate and family governance structures combined with operational excellence and a focus on quality. IMD Business School, a top-ranked global business school headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, awarded DACHSER with the renowned IMD Global Family Business Award. On behalf of the company and the founding family, Bernhard Simon, CEO of DACHSER, and Birgit Kastner-Simon, Corporate Director Corporate Marketing, accepted the award at the 30th Summit of the Family Business Network International (FBN-I) in Udaipur, India.
Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Sera Fineberg
Sera Fineberg is the Johannesburg Branch Manager of Air and Sea Logistics at DACHSER South Africa and she has been with the company for 28 years. She believes that women should play a big role in the logistics industry.
Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads DACHSER's global air and sea freight business. DACHSER appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position.
Women leading in logistics - Fearless female: Valerie Hartman
Valerie Hartman is a Debtors Supervisor for DACHSER South Africa. Her advice to women in the logistics industry is that they need to face each challenge head-on, be confident and work hard.