Dachser Adds Offices In South Africa

Dachser Adds Offices In South Africa

ATLANTA (Jan. 13, 2012) -- Dachser Transport of America Inc. (Dachser USA), the U.S. division of one of the world's leading global logistics service providers, has announced another expansion of Dachser's global network with branch offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Effective immediately, Jonen Freight will operate under the name Dachser South Africa (Pty.) Ltd. Dachser and Jonen Freight formed a joint venture last year.

"The new name reflects full integration of the company into the Dachser network, through which we link South Africa with the world's major economic centers," says Thomas Reuter, managing director of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics.

The first operating year of the joint venture demonstrated the need for global shippers to have better market access in South Africa. "Revenue has grown by over 10 percent," says Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa and son of Jonen's founder. Jonen Freight has been active in South Africa for more than 30 years and currently employs a staff of 157 people, which is 35 more than a year ago, according to Duve.

As well as air and sea freight services, the company offers shippers a wide range of supplementary services such as customs clearance, warehousing and distribution.

Dachser Transport of America Inc. (Dachser USA), founded in New York in 1972, is the U.S. subsidiary of Kempten, Germany-based Dachser GmbH & Co. KG. Dachser is one of the world's leading global logistics services providers with $5 billion in annual revenue, employing more than 19,000 professionals and handling 46.2 million shipments every year. The company delivers intelligent logistics solutions, drawing on years of experience, state-of-the-art information technology and daily cooperation between large numbers of highly motivated people from a variety of countries and cultures. Dachser USA is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston, Miami, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Charlotte, Dallas and Atlanta. Dachser USA office locations ensure seamless integration of all import and export activities via air or ocean to and from Europe, Asia and South America, offering optimal access to international markets. For more information, visit www.dachser.us.