Dachser sees another leap in growth

Between economic boom and normalization: Dachser generates an additional billion EUR in revenue and plans investments of over EUR 300 million

KEMPTEN/MUNICH - Media OutReach - 24 March 2023 - For the 2022 financial year, logistics provider Dachser reports revenue of EUR 8.1 billion (+14.9 percent), marking the second consecutive year of double-digit growth.


A high level of logistics expertise, reliability, and the quality of services were the foundations for Dachser's success last year. "We're about to break into a new league," said Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser, at the company's annual press conference in Munich. "Our customers appreciate the resilience we bring to their supply chains and reward this service. Today, Dachser is increasingly being perceived as the partner for globally interconnected solutions and a consultant for optimized supply chains."

In addition, the main drivers of this growth were disruption-prone supply chains and scarce capacity, which led to high price levels in the market. Starting in September 2022, the economic boom in logistics transitioned to a clear normalization of business with declining shipment numbers and rates, especially in air and sea freight. Over the year as a whole, Dachser transported 81.1 million shipments (-2.9 percent) weighing the same as last year: 42.8 million metric tons.

Business development in detail

Dachser's Road Logistics business field—which comprises the transport and warehousing of industrial and consumer goods (European Logistics) and food (Food Logistics)—increased its revenue by 14.2 percent to EUR 5.7 billion in 2022. Transported tonnage rose slightly by 0.4 percent, while the number of shipments fell by 2.8 percent in an environment of high fuel and energy prices and growing consumer restraint.

The European Logistics business line increased its revenue by 13.4 percent, growing at roughly the same rate as it did in 2021. In contrast, the number of shipments fell by 3.5 percent. Tonnage held constant at 30.0 million. The Food Logistics business line saw major growth in 2022, with revenue increasing by 17.1 percent. As a catch-up effect after coronavirus-related restrictions had been lifted, there were slight increases in both shipments (+1.8 percent) and tonnage (+1.1 percent) in this business line. Dachser Food Logistics generated revenue of EUR 1.3 billion in the past financial year and thus remains a stable and reliable pillar of the business model.

Following the exceptional revenue growth in 2021, last year's greater capacity in air and sea freight and the sputtering growth in China ensured that growth in the Air and Sea Logistics business field settled at a lower level. Here, Dachser closed out the year with a 16.7 percent increase in revenue from EUR 2.1 billion to 2.4 billion, even as the number of shipments fell by a total of 7.3 percent.

"During the coronavirus pandemic, our air and sea freight business raised its profile significantly," Eling said. "Contributing factors were the expansion of the LCL groupage business in sea freight and the air freight charter network, which operated 260 flights last year alone. Our customers appreciate how deeply integrated our services are—on land, at sea, and in the air. We will strengthen this USP even further in the future."

Business with contract logistics—the intelligent combination of warehousing, value-added services, and transport—developed very positively. In 2022, Dachser offered its contract logistics customers 2.7 million pallet spaces, around 152,000 more than in the previous year. The company currently has 163 warehouse locations on four continents, with plans to add 14 more facilities in 2023.

The workforce grew in 2022 by around 1,100 people to a total of 32,850. Its high equity ratio of more than 60 percent enables Dachser to continue investing significantly in digitalization, climate action, its employees, and the expansion of its network, even when economic times are tough.

Eling stated the company will continue on its chosen course in 2023 and announced that, following the EUR 196 million it invested in 2022, it plans to invest over EUR 300 million in 2023. Dachser has already started the new year with the acquisition of the Dutch food logistics company Müller and the air and sea freight forwarder ACA International, which is based in Melbourne, Australia.

The year has gotten off to a cautious start with comparatively low transport volumes, but Dachser sees no cause for concern. "We expect that after two years of exceptional revenue growth, but also exceptional burdens on the operational teams, 2023 will now see a return to a bit of normality in logistics and in our business," Eling said in Munich.

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About Dachser

Dachser, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: Dachser Air and Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company's range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.

Thanks to some 32,850 employees at 379 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 8.1 billion in 2022. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.1 million shipments weighing 42.8 million metric tons. Own organizations represent Dachser in 41 countries.

In Asia Pacific, Dachser has operations in 43 locations across 12 Business Areas with its Regional Head Office located in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit dachser.hk

Source: Xinhua Finance Agency

AL Parliamentary Nomination Board meeting tomorrow

A meeting of Awami League (AL) Parliamentary Nomination Board will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence tomorrow.

President of AL's Parliamentary Nomination Board Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting to be held at 11:30am.

AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has requested all concerned to attend the meeting in time maintaining proper health guidelines.


Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Police take joint lead

Reigning champions Bangladesh Navy and reigning runners-up Bangladesh Police took joint lead in the points table with maximum six points after the 3rd round matches of 1st Division Women's Chess League now being held at Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room of National Sports Council in the city.

The day's 3rd round matches held today (Friday), Bangladesh Navy beat Uttara Central Chess Club by 4-0 game points.

Wadfa Ahmed, WCM Ahmed Walijah and Kazi Zarin Tasnim of Bangladesh Navy won against Warisa Haider, Raiba Sobhan Adhora and Fariha Sumona of Uttara Central Chess Club respectively.

Warsia Khusbu of Bangladesh Navy got walk-over against Farzana Zahin of Uttara Central Chess Club.

Bangladesh Police beat Shahin Chess Club by 4-0 game points. Nusrat Jahan Alo, Indian WGM Srija Seshadri, WFM Tanima Parenn and WGM Velavan Varshini of Bangladesh Police won against Nusrat Jahan Liza, Afrin Jahan Munia, Neelava Choudhury and Kishoara Sajrin Evana of Shahin Chess Club respectively.

Sheikh Russel Chess Club beat Team Barisal by 3-1 game points. Jarin Tasnim, Inaaya Zaman Khan and Fatiha Eyenoon Diya of Sheikh Russel Chess Club won against Sidratul Muntaha, Tahira Amani and Ramisa Sayeara Mumina of Team Barisal respectively.

Sonia Akhter of Team Barisal won against Zowena Mehbish of Sheikh Russel Chess Club. Basir Memorial Chess Club beat Basir Memorial Chess Academy by 4-0 game points. Kaumudi Nargis, Sharmin Khan, Afroza Hoque Chowdhury and Mahjabbeen Islam of Basir Memorial Chess Club won against Rashma Alam, Sanjeedah Khanam Mitul, Monika Kundu and Sayeda Nusaibah Mahmud of Basir Memorial Chess Academy respectively.

The 4th round matches will tomorrow (Saturday) from at 11 am at the same venue.


PM calls for building equality-based society

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all, including global people, to build a society based on equality and free from all kinds of discrimination and sectarianism.

"We follow Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's peace policy in running the country," she said in a message on the eve of the Genocide Day-2023.

The Prime Minister said, "We do not want war and conflict; killing men, women, and children dipped us in demise. We believe in peace. If sustainable peace prevails, the overall development of the country accelerates."

She said Awami League formed the government after being elected by popular mandate in 1996 after a long 21-year struggle, adding, "On October 5, 1998, we accessed the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. In 1997, we proposed a resolution on the Culture of Peace at the UN General Assembly, which was adopted in 1999. Accordingly, United Nations declared 2000 as the 'International Year for the Culture of Peace' and 2001-2010 as the 'International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence.' We have been working tirelessly for more than fourteen years since 2008 to transform the fate of the people with their unwavering support in all elections."

In the meantime, Sheikh Hasina said, they tried the perpetrators of crimes against humanity and war criminals by establishing the International Crimes Tribunal.

"We ensured the people's right to vote through the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which also barred the illegal seizure of power. A book titled 'The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide' was published in 2013, where the brutality of genocide carried out by Pakistanis in Bangladesh was described as reported by Mr. Archer K. Blood, the then American Consul General in Dhaka to the State Department. We have recognized March 25 as 'Genocide Day. We have sheltered more than 1.1 million displaced Rohingya people who escaped with their lives from genocide in neighboring Myanmar," she said.

The premier said, "We are working on the principle of 'Zero Tolerance' to eradicate militancy and terrorism. We have already made Bangladesh a developing country Bangladesh in 2041 will be 'Smart Bangladesh.' We are formulating and implementing the 'Bangladesh Delta Plan-2100': Future generations will be able to implement this plan with the amendment of their need."

She said President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the Father of the Bengali nation, was released from solitary confinement in Pakistan, returned to his beloved independent motherland on January 10, 1972, and devoted himself to rebuilding the war-torn country.

With the help of the allies, though there was an empty treasury, he rehabilitated the displaced people, restored and developed the infrastructure, and put the production sector and the economy on a solid foundation, she said.

"In just three and a half years, the UN recognized the country as a Least Developed Country. But our misfortune is that the defeated anti-independence clique of '71 continues to conspire against him," Sheikh Hasina added.

On another mourning night on August 15, 1975, the incumbent President, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was martyred by brutal bullets along with his family members, she said.

The Prime Minister said the murderous Mostaq-Zia and their successors illegally seized power and established a dictatorship in the country and the BNP tarnished the proud history of the Bengali nation by placing the perpetrators of the infernal massacre on March 25, criminals against humanity and war criminals, and murderers of the Father of the Nation, in the government.

"On this day (March 24) in 1971, the invading forces of Pakistan carried out the most barbaric crackdown in Bangladesh. I remember with a heavy heart all martyrs who sacrificed their lives on the night of March 25. 1971, whose fresh blood inspired the brave Bengalis to be spirited to take up arms and fight for independence," the Prime Minister said.

The greatest Bengali of all time, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, spent his whole life for liberating the Bengali nation shackled for thousands of years, she said, adding that he was first arrested and imprisoned on 11 March 1948 while protesting to protect the dignity of the Bengali language.

Highlighting Bangabandhu's struggling life, she added that since then, he led all the movements, including the language movement of '52, the twenty-one point of '54, the anti-Ayub movement of '62, the six points of '66, the mass upsurge of '69 with great foresight.

"After the mass uprising of 1969, on December 5, on the death anniversary of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, he declared, "From now on, the name of this eastern country of Pakistan will be Bangladesh only, instead of East Pakistan," she continued.

He left the Minister's portfolio and organized and strengthened the party, and prepared the whole nation for independence through struggle, she said.

The premier went on saying that the Awami League (AL), led by the Father of the Nation, won a single majority in the National Assembly in the '70 elections.

However, the Pak-military junta started delaying the transfer of power, she added.

By procrastinating in the name of the meeting, they launched a secret conspiracy to kill the unarmed Bengalis, she said, adding that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib called for a non-cooperation movement from March 2. In his historic speech on March 7, he gave a clear outline of the goal of overcoming the long 23-year rule and exploitation and called for compliance with the 35-point directive from March 15, she added.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib's instructions were followed verbatim throughout East Bengal, she continued.


Fakhrul has no freedom of expression in BNP’s politics: Quader

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has no freedom of expression in BNP's internal politics.

"We understand the pain of Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. In fact, he has no freedom of expression in the BNP's internal politics. Without any question, Fakhrul and others (BNP leaders) are compelled to accept the messages coming from faraway London," he said in a statement.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the BNP has been running as per the prescription of an convicted fugitive, while undemocratic and unconstitutional committees of BNP are formed and dissolved, and BNP trades over its committees and nominations.

Seeing his hapless face repeatedly in the mirror, he said, Fakhrul makes the people's freedom of expression captive in the same frame and that is why he is involved in delivering poisonous statements against the government.

The AL general secretary said Fakhrul talked about the freedom of speech and expression, and such statement is nothing but the devil listening to the scriptures.

He said BNP never believes in the people's freedom of speech and expression as BNP was born by capturing the state power keeping commoners at gun point.

The Awami League continues struggle and movement to establish the people's freedom of speech and expression and their freedoms have been sustained under the skilled leadership of successful statesman Sheikh Hasina, Quader said.

He said the closed door of freedom of expression was made open by reconstructing Digital Bangladesh.

The government has expanded the freedom of expression by giving registration to over 50 private television channels, FM radios and community radios and more than 100 newspapers, the AL general secretary said.

At the same time, he said, the door of the freedom of expression was opened through different social media platforms because of Digital Bangladesh.

Quader said through the misuse of the freedom of expression, Fakhrul and other BNP leaders are making constant falsehood shamelessly against the government.

Apart from enjoying freedom of expression, BNP leaders do not hesitate to conduct propaganda against the government, he said.

The AL general secretary said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running the incumbent government holding the hopes and expectations of commoners.

Observing that there was no freedom of expression and minimum rights of the people during the BNP era, he said innocent people demanding electricity and farmers seeking fertilizers were shot to death during the reign of BNP.

Misusing the state mechanism, BNP carried out grenade attacks on August 21 in 2004 aiming to destroy the Awami League, Quader said.


Elaborate programmes taken to mark Independence Day

Elaborate programmes have been taken to mark the Independence and National Day-2023 on March 26.

The day's programmes will begin with heralding gun salute early in the morning across the country, including the capital city Dhaka.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are scheduled to lay wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar, outskirts of the capital, with the sunrise on the day.

After that, under the leadership of Minister of Liberation War Affairs, martyred family, war-victims and brave freedom fighters will place wreaths there.

People from all walks of life, including foreign diplomats, various political and social organisations will pay tribute to the martyrs by placing wreaths at the monument.

On the occasion, the national flag will be hoisted atop all the government, semi-government, autonomous and private buildings, including the easily visible buildings in the capital, with the sunrise on the day while important buildings and structures will be illuminated with lightings, said an official handout.

The main roads and road islands of Dhaka and other cities of the country will be decorated with the national flag and other flags. Bands of different forces will play music at different important points in Dhaka.

The President and the Prime Minister will deliver messages on the occasion while the newspapers will publish special supplementary and articles on this day highlighting the significance of the day.

The electronic media will broadcast various programmes related to the Liberation War throughout the month.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangla Academy, National Museum, Liberation War Museum, Bangladesh Shishu Academy and various social and cultural organisations will hold different programmes, including discussion on Liberation War, cultural events, children's drawing, essay writing and sports competitions, playing documentaries and movies based on Liberation War.

Apart from this, felicitations will be given to brave freedom fighters and their family members in cities, districts and upazilas.

Bangladesh Postal Department will issue commemorative postage stamps on the occasion.

Special prayers and worship will be organized in religious institutions, including mosques, temples and pagodas seeking peace, prosperity and progress of the country. High-quality food will be served in all hospitals, prisons, children's families, old shelter homes, vagrant institutions and children care centres across the country.

Countrywide children's parks and museums will be kept open without tickets. Ships of Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard will be kept open for public at Chittagong, Khulna, Mongla and Payra ports and Dhaka's Sadarghat, Narayanganj's Pagla, Barisal and Chandpur BIWTA dockside from 9 am to 2 pm on the day.

Similar programmes will be held at the district and upazila levels and at Bangladesh embassies abroad to highlight the significance of the day, the release added.


Rangpur farmers reap benefits of perching pest management

Adoption of the eco-friendly perching pest management method is expanding while farming Boro and Aman paddy enabling the farmers to reap huge benefits in Rangpur agriculture region.

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers are applying both live and dead perching methods to save growing rice plants from pest attacks and get better rice yield at reduced costs for reducing application of insecticides.

"Expanded adoption of the eco-friendly perching method in combating pest attacks on growing Boro and Aman rice plants is bringing enormous benefits to farmers every year," said Additional Director of DAE for Rangpur region Agriculturist Md. Aftab Hossain.

"Adopting the perching method, farmers erect bamboo poles or tree branches on rice fields at a particular distance so that birds could perch on those and eat pests which are harmful to rice plants to protect the crop reducing use of pesticides," he said.

During this Boro season, the DAE has fixed a target of bringing 5,07,050 hectares of land under Boro rice cultivation, and of them, 5,06,525 hectares of cultivated land area under the perching method of pest management.

As the process continues, farmers have already set up bamboo poles or branches of trees on 3,84,860 hectares of growing Boro rice fields till Thursday to bring under the perching method in the region.

Following the motivational and training activities conducted by the DAE, the farmers are expanding adoption of the low-cost, effective and eco-friendly perching method in saving both Boro and Aman rice plants from pests' attack to get more hygienic rice.

Deputy Director of the DAE for Rangpur Md. Obaidur Rahman Mandal said random uses of pesticides create threats to the ecosystems causing extinction of many indigenous species of fishes, beneficial insects and birds.

"The process of adopting the perching method will continue in growing Boro rice till the next month-end to increase production of more hygienic rice alongside minimising cost of insecticide," Mandal added.

Talking to BSS, farmers Abdur Rahim, Faruk Ahmed and Nurul Kabir of different villages in Rangpur said they are adopting the perching method which helps produce more hygienic rice minimising cost of insecticides alongside saving the environment.

Farmer Ariful Haque Batul of village Najirdigar in Rangpur Sadar said birds perch on the poles and eat harmful pests on the growing rice plants in his crop fields.

"Following huge motivational activities conducted by the DAE, farmers know how to protect growing rice plants from pest attack and save money using the perching method as application of the method has really been productive and profitable," he said.

Farmers Amenur Rahman, Mamun Ahmed, Anwar Hossain and Golam Mostafa of Gangachara upazila in Rangpur said birds perch on the poles on their growing rice fields to eat insects protecting the tender rice plants to ensure healthier growth.


Russia thrash Bhutan 9-1 in SAFF U-17 Women’s Championship

Anastasilla Chernousova slammed a brilliant hat-trick each as tournament favorite Russia thrashed lowly Bhutan by 9-1 goals in their second match of the SAFF U-17 Women's Championship held today (Friday) at Birshreshtha Shaheed Sepoy Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Stadium in the city's Kamalapur.

It was the second successive victory of Russia in the championship after beating Bangladesh by 3-0 goals in their tournament's opening match.

While it was the third consecutive defeats for Bhutan after they lost 1-8 to Bangladesh and 0-5 to Nepal.

The day's win saw Russia, moved top of the table with six points from two matches while all-lossers Bhutan yet to secure any points playing three outings.

In the proceeding, Anastasilla Chernousova slammed hat-trick with three goals in the 11th, 46th and 48th minutes and Eseniia Kadyntseva struck twice in the 45+4th and 59th minutes while Elena Golik, Anastasia Karataeva, Sofia Golovina and Polina Bogdanova supported them with a lone goal each for Russia in the 37th , 14th, 50th and 66th minutes respectively in the one-sided affairs.

Kira Naumova of Russia scored a suicidal goal in the 49th minute of the match.

Russia will face Nepal while Bhutan meet India in their respective next matches scheduled to be held on Sunday (March 26) at the same venue


Genocide Day to be observed in Rangpur tomorrow

The Genocide Day will be observed here

tomorrow to pay rich tribute to the martyred unarmed Bangalees at black night

on March 25, 1971 demanding recognition of the day as the International

Genocide Day.

The district administration, Awami League and its associate bodies, Ghatok

Dalal Nirmul Committee (GDNC), Sector Commanders' Forum (SCF), different

sociocultural and other organizations have chalked out programmes marking the


The programs include placing of wreaths at different mass graves, monument of

martyred freedom fighters, protest processions, human chains and memorial

discussions to pay rich tribute to the martyred sons and daughters of the

soil in 1971.

The memorial discussions will be held at the 'Baddyabhumi' ground on Town

Hall premises, 'Shaheed Muktijoddha Smritistambha' and Central Shaheed Minar

with participation of heroic freedom fighters, politicians and noted


The Divisional Information Office will screen rare photographs and

documentary films on the genocide at cinema halls and open places in the


Special munajats and prayers will be arranged tomorrow at mosques, temples,

pagodas and churches and other places of worship seeking divine blessings and

eternal peace for departed souls of the martyred Bangalees on March 25, 1971.

At noon, officials, leaders of sociocultural and professional organisations

will participate in the candle-lit programme at the 'Baddhyabhumi' ground,

'Shaheed Muktijoddha Smritistambha' and Central Shaheed Minar premises in the


Different cultural organisations will stage dramas and arrange cultural

programmes on the genocide committed by the Pakistani occupation army and War

of Liberation followed by a discussion at the Town Hall premises in the


A one-minute symbolic black-out programme will be observed from 10.30 pm to

10.31 pm on March 25 in the district as elsewhere across the country.

Besides, the programmes chalked out by Awami League and its associate bodies,

GDNC, SCF and other organisations include placing of wreaths at mass graves,

monument of martyred freedom fighters, human chains, lighting candles and



Long distance buses not to be allowed to ply without route permit

Long distance buses will not be allowed plying without route permit, said a Traffic Division directive here today.

The Traffic Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) issued the directives and said all concerned will have to strictly adhere to those.

The traffic directives were made for smooth movement of city dwellers on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

No passenger buses will not pick passengers by stopping on road nearby long distance-inter district bus terminal areas in the capital city, it said.

The directives added that passengers will take seats while the bus is parked inside the terminal and the bus representatives concerned will take care of the instruction.

It said no long-distance-inter-district buses will occupy main roads adjacent to the terminal in city. Public transport in and out of Dhaka city would follow road discipline so that no unnecessary traffic jam takes place, the instruction said.

It added that long-distance vehicles leaving Dhaka city would refrain from carrying extra passengers and cargo. Passengers would have to enter terminal instead of waiting or standing on the main road.

The DMP also advised passengers not to eat anything from strangers inside the bus.

City dwellers have been requested to walk instead of using rickshaws


New CIC pays homage to Bangabandhu

The newly-appointed Chief Information

Commissioner (CIC) Dr. Abdul Malek today paid rich tributes to Father of the

Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by laying floral wreath at his

portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city

this afternoon.

After laying the wreath, the Chief Information Commissioner stood in solemn

silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of

Bangabandhu, the architect of the independence, a press release said here.

He also signed the visitors' book there, the release added.


Mobile court fines shop owners in B’baria

A mobile court in a drive fined nine shop owners at Akhaura upazila here for irregularities.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer Angjai Marma conducted the drive in the Sadak Bazar area this morning and fined seven vegetable sellers and two grocery shop owners Tk 13,500 under Consumer Rights Protection Act as they had no price list.

Officer-in-Charge of Akhaura Thana Md Asadul Islam, among others, was present.