Continued Dachser expansion in USA pushes revenue up 16 percent
Dachser Transport of America, US subsidiary of global logistics services provider Dachser, increased i...
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.
Kuehne+Nagel cuts carbon footprint by 70% for Honda China
Around 16,000 tonnes of CO2 has been cut from the supply chain of Honda's China-based manufacturing division through a road-to-rail transformation in partnership with logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel.
The programme was developed through KN Sincero, the joint venture between Swiss headquartered Kuehne+Nagel and Chinese automotive logistics firm Sincero, established in 2018.
KN Sincero worked with Honda China to develop an integrated solution to convert much of its domestic long-haul trucking to train lines, using regional hubs to improve supply chain performance and further reduce carbon emissions. The programme delivered consolidations as well as value-added services, including sorting, scanning, repackaging, GPS track and trace, and recyclable container management.
"Kuehne+Nagel has always been a supply chain partner that we can rely on, to help us improve our supply chain performance whilst also achieving our environmental goals,” said Mr. Jiang Hui and Mr. Takuji Kitamura, Joint General Manager of Wuhan Dong Hon, the logistics affiliate of Dongfong Honda Automotive.
After six months of shifting to the road-to-rail model, new supply chain reliability and efficiencies are expected to eradicate 16,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. The carbon savings represent an enormous 70% reduction in total.
"Automotive is one of the most important sectors in contract logistics, particularly in China, the world’s largest automotive market,” added Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics. “I am glad that Kuehne+Nagel and Honda share a common vision of service, innovation and sustainability.”
Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme
Kuehne+Nagel announced its Net Zero Carbon programme in 2019 with a dual purpose to reduce CO2 output in its own logistics operations, as well as partnering with organisations to minimise their own impact on the planet. Kuehne+Nagel reached carbon neutrality globally in 2020 throughout its own, direct emissions, and is now focused on developing its capabilities to serve partners.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, Chief Executive Officer of Kuehne+Nagel International AG, said the programme is “a package of measures to fight CO2 emissions and provide sustainable and innovative supply chain solutions – hand in hand with our suppliers and customers”.
As part of the initiative, Kuehne+Nagel established its own nature projects in Myanmar and New Zealand, and invested in ‘nature-based’ carbon dioxide compensation projects to strip harmful emissions from the environment. It is committed to being CO2 neutral for shipments in its network of transport suppliers by 2030.