Dachser opens up new branch office in China

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
September 10, 2012 - LM Editorial

Earlier this month, Dachser Transport of America, a subsidiary of global, Germany-based 3PL Dachser said that Dachser recently opened up a new branch office of Nanjing, China, which is the capital of the Jiangsu province in the Yangtze River Delta region.

Company officials said that this new office will provide ocean freight and air freight forwarding services in the Nanjing region, including Yangzhou, Zhenjiang, Wuhu, Nantong, Zhangjiagang, Wuhan and Yichang. And they added that Dachser also offers shippers other services, including customs clearance, warehousing and distribution. This is the company’s 18th office in China and Taiwan, and Nanjing, said Dachser, is the central transport hub of the Yangtze River Delta and has the largest inland port in China, while Nanjing-based Lukou International airport is number ten in China for freight volume.

“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,” says Thomas Reuter, managing director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, in a statement.

Making inroads via expansion is nothing new for Dachser, regardless of geography.

Earlier this year, it heralded additions to its global network with the new South Africa-based branch offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, which provide shippers with import and export services via ocean and air to and from Europe, Asia, and South America.

It also began construction on a new branch office in Zevenaar, the Netherlands. Company officials said that this 325,000 square-foot logistics complex is being erected to support growing volume and is expected to be in operation by this summer. And they added that with this new office, which will be one of the company’s largest branch offices in Europe, Dachser will be able to further expand the global reach of its warehousing and contract logistics activities and increase access to worldwide markets.

The same holds true for the U.S., too.

In a recent interview with LM, Dachser USA President and CEO Frank Guenzerodt said the $5 billion global 3PL is highly committed to gaining traction in the U.S., explaining how it has grown from $11 million in U.S. profits in 2004 to roughly $120 million today and is highly focused on increasing its U.S. market share and gaining more U.S.-based shippers as core customers.

“The U.S. by far is still the world’s largest economy and a top one or two trading partner for every country we expand into, so we need to have the critical mass and size to support our growing business there and in turn become bigger in the U.S. to be able to acquire and go after large customers,” said Guenzerodt. “This is why we need to continue to invest and grow in North America and the U.S. market.”



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Jeff Berman, News Editor
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