Dachser records solid revenue and volume growth in 2014

Dachser has announced its 2014 operating results. It reported consolidated revenue of €5.3bn, an increase of 5.2% year-on-year. The company also reported that overall shipments rose by 4.4% to 73.7m and that tonnage grew by 4.4% to 35.4m tons over its figures for 2013.

Revenue from the company’s two business fields, Road Logistics and Air & Sea Logistics grew by 5.0% and 8.0% respectively. Bernhard Simon, CEO of Dachser said, “A lively spring was followed by an extraordinarily strong fall. The trend toward outsourcing internationally complex logistics tasks in particular has made a contribution to the organic growth.”

Simon considers integrated supply chain solutions for multinational customers to be one of the major sources of growth in upcoming years, “Our efficient European groupage network, customized contract logistics solutions in Europe, Asia, and the US, as well as our own air and sea freight network allow us to create complete supply chains.” According to Simon, growth through expansion of Dachser’s networks is finished except for enhancements here and there. Dachser now expects to be able to leverage its interlinked logistics services to achieve sustainable growth.

Within Road Logistics growth was supported by Dachser European Logistics and the continued strong performance of the European Logistics Germany business unit. What’s more the company states that the consistent export strategy of its European subsidiaries has led to higher volumes and revenue. Dachser stated that the business unit’s shipping volumes increased by 5.5% year-on-year, while tonnage rose by 6.3%. Together these factors resulted in a 5.3% rise in revenue for European Logistics.

In the second business line, Road Logistics, Dachser Food Logistics saw a 3.7% growth in revenue year-on-year. It profited from strong use of capacity in consumer goods contract logistics and rising demand for cross-border food shipments in the European Food Network.

Finally Air & Sea Logistics also continued its global growth trend in 2014. The positive trend in sea freight was cited as the decisive factor in the successful fiscal year.