Dachser boosts Asia revenues despite market slowdown

Dachser recorded a 9.2 per cent increase in its Asia Pacific revenues to €367 million for 2015, compared to the year before.

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Dachser recorded a 9.2 per cent increase in its Asia Pacific revenues to €367 million for 2015, compared to the year before. The overall number of air freight and ocean shipments in Asia Pacific increased slightly to 355,800 from 355,600.

“Despite the general slowdown in Asia Pacific markets in 2015, we were able to continue revenue growth through improved utilization of resources and becoming more efficient in managing our operations,” said Edoardo Podestá, managing director air and sea logistics Asia Pacific.

“The developments in China’s economy had a ripple effect across Asia which impacted both air freight and ocean, but we have a good network of offices across the region and a growing customer base which provides us with a good platform for the future,” he added.

The company also incorporated local and regional offices under one roof to more effectively manage resources and improve internal management and communications. Overall this restructuring led to a reduction the number of locations from 61 to 56 and the number of employees totalled 1503 in 2015.

On a global level Dachser’s consolidated revenue increased by 6.5 per cent to €5.64 billion. Shipments rose by 4.0 per cent to 78.1 million, while tonnage increased by 5.2 per cent to 37.3 million tonnes. The primary contributors for the positive performance were the overland freight services for food and industrial goods in Europe.

Dachser Air & Sea Logistics generated revenue growth of 8.0 per cent and contributed a total of €1.6 billion to consolidated revenue in 2015. “We’re already established in the world’s most important economic centers, either directly or through partners, so last year we didn’t significantly expand our network geographically,” explains Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon.

“Instead, we are focusing on standardised processes, integrated IT systems, and close connections with the European overland network. We want to offer our customers global logistics solutions for distribution and procurement from a single source, what we call Dachser Interlocking.”

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