Dachser South Africa

Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon

Dachser SA MD Detlev Duve and Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon

14th September 2016


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With local offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, as well as a comprehensive international network, Dachser South Africa brings both local expertise and global coverage to address logistics needs. In addition to air and sea freight services, the logistics provider offers its customers across different sectors a range of supplementary services such as customs clearance, warehousing and distribution. Dachser South Africa was named the Freight and Logistics Company of the Year at the ninth Transport Africa Awards 2016. 

As one of the only logistics companies present at Electra Mining, the company offers mining companies an unrivalled logistics service. “We understand that the needs of mining companies are complex and unique,” says Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa. “They are characterised by the need to transport to remote locations with challenging infrastructure, the need to manage complex multimodal projects and high risks that require specialised insurance. Mining companies can reduce logistics costs considerably through partnering with a specialised logistics company that can provide targeted solutions.”

An integral part of DACHSER South Africa’s approach to intelligent logistics is to create maximum profitability for clients through the full spectrum of value-added logistics services. “The benefit for clients is that they are able to focus on their core business, rather than having to spend time and money on needless and complex handling of inventory,” says Duve.

Duve says that key factors differentiating local logistics providers include the ability to easily track and trace consignments, the frequency with which shipments reach the consignee within the scheduled or expected time, competitive pricing and the efficiency of the customs clearance process.

Dachser applies stringent network protocols to all business operations, with every logistics solution grounded in internationally standardised processes. “High efficiency, combined with personal dedication from our skilled employees, gives our clients a decisive edge. Dachser’s eLogistics application, part of eBusiness, provides a user-friendly tool to quickly calculate freight costs online, submit transport orders with a simple click and then effectively track multiple shipments globally.”

Dachser further strives to be cost effective and has extensive experience in Africa. “While transport costs are rising, Dachser can remain competitively priced as we have an efficient and established domestic and international network. We maintain an excellent record of on-time delivery and use-integrated eLogistics technology to ensure accurate tracking. Infrastructure quality is challenging in South Africa, but we have the most viable solutions in place to counteract these challenges,” says Duve.

South African Customs has complex processes and, with new rules coming into play, it is worth ensuring that your logistics provider has the necessary expertise to ensure a smooth passage. Dachser offers facilitation and management of the customs clearance process to clients as part of its comprehensive service offering. As a registered agent, all Dachser South Africa clearances are submitted to Customs on the EDI system.

Even as a preferred trader, the complexity of customs can be daunting without an experienced logistics company facilitating the process. “Our doors are open to grow with our existing clients and welcome a new client base. The expertise and network we have gained from being part of an international organisation has moved us into a different league, and we invite clients to come and try our service,” says Duve.

Phone: +27 11 396 1113

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter


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