Mexico is no longer the low-wage sourcing location for low-value consumer products for the U.S. market that it was two decades ago when the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Canada was implemented.
Dachser Transport of America, US subsidiary of global logistics services provider Dachser, increased its revenue by 16 percent to $192 million in 2014 fiscal year. Dachser also made additional advancements in regards to sea freight and air tonnage. Both grew by 7.3 percent and 23 percent respectively.
Dachser USA currently has 14 locations across the country with new openings in 2014 in St Louis, MO and Memphis. Additionally, Dachser USA has moved into larger facilities in Chicago and Atlanta to support growing customer demand in the Midwest and Southeast.
According to Frank Guenzerodt, President and CEO of Dachser USA, the United States is vitally important for the entire organisation and therefore the focus remains on expanding the US subsidiary over the next few years. He said: “Dachser has realised substantial growth during the last decade, both in its global air and sea logistics and its European overland networks. By interconnecting them closely, Dachser is able to cover complex global supply chains in a one-stop-shop approach.
“Our solution is particularly attractive for multinational companies, which is why we need to continue to grow aggressively in the US market”. The goal for DACHSER is to have 25 locations in the U.S. by 2018.
Founded in 1972, DACHSER Transport of America Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered DACHSER SE. The company is a leading global logistics provider employing nearly 25,000 professionals and handling 73.7 million shipments annually. DACHSER USA is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Charlotte, Dallas, St. Louis and Memphis. For more information, visit www.dachser.us.
Kazakhstan’s national rail operator and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide the logistics operator with additional block trains on the fast-developing land bridge between China and Europe.
Montreal-based Dicom Transportation Group has acquired Orbis Logistics to add final mile capabilities and a wider distribution presence in the U.S. Dicom customers “will gain access to strategically located distribution centers and final-mile delivery points, which will particularly benefit large-scale retail and industrial customers,” according to a company statement. Orbis operates primarily within the Southeast…
New set-up for Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics Post and Parcel Apart from Germany, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics has its own European regional companies in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
U.S. agriculture shouldn’t expect dramatic improvements in cargo-handling productivity to come out of the new West Coast longshore contract, said Ed DeNike, chief operating officer at SSA Marine, said the contract itself will not deliver productivity.
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