Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Freight Forwarder Dachser Expands Logistics Services both East and West

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UK – IRELAND – CHINA – Dachser UK’s European logistics network, providing direct pallet and part-load deliveries for UK exporters, has been further extended with the introduction of a daily service to Ireland from the company’s northern hub in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. This augments Dachser’s UK/Ireland freight services which also run daily from its depots in Northampton and Dartford. The service is provided in cooperation with long-standing partner of Dachser, Johnston Logistics Ltd., which provides coverage via its headquarters in Dublin and three regional facilities. Nick Lowe, Managing Director of Dachser UK said:

"This new Irish connection is critical to Dachser providing a comprehensive European pallet service to our customers in the North of England, a region for which Ireland is an extremely important market. Our integrated, state-of-the-art shipment control and tracking systems as well as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) connections will all be available on this new service.’’

Irish-based customers will be able to take advantage not only of daily links to UK destinations but also of the network of Dachser services to the continent. Welcoming the announcement Albert Johnston of Johnston Logistics said its operational cooperation with Dachser has significantly improved the service packages the company is able to offer its customers, whether they are importers or exporters in Ireland.

Dachser have also announced the opening a new branch office in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province in China, which extends its network of locations in the Yangtze River Delta. Air and sea freight services will be provided from Nanjing for the entire region which includes the cities of Yangzhou, Wuhu, Nantong, Zhangjiagang, Wuhan and Yichang. The new office takes Dachser’s total number of locations in China and Taiwan to eighteen.

Nanjing has a population of around 5.5 million. The city is the central transport hub of the Yangtze River Delta and boasts the largest inland port in the People’s Republic whilst Nanjing’s airport, Lukou International, ranks 10th in China for freight volume. Managing Director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, Thomas Reuter, said that the cities along the Yangtze River are experiencing enormous growth in the manufacturing and processing industries, which is also leading to a steep rise in demand for logistics services.

Photo: Thomas Dachser founded the group in the 1930’s from when this picture was taken.