Freight Forwarders

Rhenus extends its air and sea freight network in Germany

The Rhenus Group has expanded its presence in the air and sea freight markets in Germany by opening two new air and ocean offices in Hanover and Dortmund.

The freight forwarder said the new business sites are particularly designed to appeal to customers in the Hanover, Braunschweig, Göttingen, Wolfsburg and Rhine/Ruhr urban regions.

Rhenus not only offers international transport services at its new branches, but can also handle all the import and export customs formalities. Customers are also able to make use of combined services in the air and sea freight sectors.

Rhenus board member, Tobias Bartz said: “The German market is strategically important for us. Industry and commerce in the form of the automotive sector and the chemical industry, for example, are very strong here.

“Germany not only has a central geographical location in Europe, but is an attractive business proposition with its good infrastructure and international trading contacts.”

About 3.8 million people live in the Hanover, Braunschweig, Göttingen, and Wolfsburg urban region. The services sector and manufacturing industry are particularly important there.

The Rhine/Ruhr urban region is one of the largest in Europe, has a population of more than 10 million. Both large corporations and medium-sized enterprises have bases there.

Rhenus Air & Ocean currently operates 13 business sites in Germany and is planning to continue its growth course in the country in future. One special focus at Rhenus Air & Ocean n Germany is on routes to America and Asia.

The most important hubs are the two gateways at Hilden and Frankfurt, which will support the two new business sites. Alongside Hanover and Dortmund, there are other branches at Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Villingen-Schwenningen and Weil am Rhein.

The Rhenus Group is a logistics services provider with global business operations and annual turnover of €4.8 billion.