Dachser boost Asia revenue despite market downturn

Global logistics provider Dachser recorded a 9.2% increase in its Asia Pacific revenues to US$417.1m for 2015, compared to 2015. 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 in 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% to US$5.64bn. Shipments rose by 4% to 78.1m while tonnage increased by 5.2% to 37.3m mt. The primary contributors for the positive performance were the overland freight services for food and industrial goods in Europe.

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