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Anybody who has ever watched Dexter, Goldfinger or Miami Vice associates Miami with breathtaking beaches, palm trees and art deco façades on Ocean Drive. However, Miami Beach is only a small part of the city. More than two-thirds of the population of Miami Dade County have Hispanic origins – and this makes itself felt in the city’s appearance and its economic ties.
Szczecin has repeatedly learned to reinvent itself. The port city in western Poland is planning to implement its latest visions of environmental-friendliness and modernity by 2050. The metropolitan region is mainly attracting online mail order companies at the moment. Rhenus recognised the increasing demand for warehouse centres for the e-commerce sector many years ago and opened a modern warehouse in Goleniów in 2012.
São Paulo has been one of the largest business centres in South America since the beginning of the 20th century. The industrialisation of coffee farming and exports turned the city in the state with the same name into Brazil’s largest industrial centre. São Paulo is now – similar to New York – the city of financial services, lawyers’ practices, consultancy firms and, naturally, fashion: the world’s fifth-largest fashion week is held here every year.
Melbourne started life as a small colony and developed as a result of the gold rush boom to become the second-largest city in Oceania. It is now one of the “most liveable cities” in the world, as many rankings confirm. And that is not all: Melbourne has been regarded as a pioneer in the transport sector for a long time too. The southern port city is also famous for its literary and artistic history.
Manchester, one of the largest cities in Great Britain, was the birthplace of the industrial revolution, an important centre for the working-class movement and the target of a terror attack that inflicted severe damage on the city centre; Manchester has endured some turbulent times. However, Mancunians, as the city’s inhabitants are known, have never allowed themselves to be deterred by setbacks. The city is now not only the most important business centre in the north-west of England, but is also fiercely proud of its heritage and its two Premier League clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. The city also boasts a hugely successful music scene and has given birth to well-known bands like Take That, Oasis and Simply Red. Today more than 2.7 million inhabitants live in the catchment area.
What do Amsterdam, Madrid, Copenhagen, Brussels, Prague, Dublin and Vilnius all have in common? They were all the European Capital of Culture at some stage. When Vilnius was allowed to share the title with Linz in 2009, the Baroque city with its impressive architecture was still unknown to many Europeans.
Dubai is a city of superlatives with its outstanding buildings, the world’s highest restaurant and the largest shopping mall. Gaining approval to organise the EXPO 2020 World Fair has only served to stimulate the economy even further. Rhenus opened a business site in the desert metropolis last year.
There is nothing more valuable for a services provider that its customers. Their satisfaction determines whether the business is a success or failure. While many companies focus on short-term profits, stable and long-term partnerships are the key foundation for the Rhenus Group. To ensure that they prove successful, the logistics specialist is continually gearing its processes, services and products to its customers in a new way, checking them and adjusting them. Customer centricity is not an empty buzz-word for Rhenus, but its practical corporate culture.
Rhenus in brief
Rhenus took over the PSL Group, a specialist in international road transport, in August. As a result, seven new business sites have now been added to the Rhenus network in Great Britain. The PSL Group has its headquarters in Maldon in the county of Essex. SkanTrans PSL, which provides logistics services in Scandinavia, also belongs to the company.
Continuity is one of the five central corporate values for the Rhenus Group. Logistics flows are changing continually and at an even faster pace. Technical innovations create new underlying conditions and options for solutions. The supreme standard for Rhenus not only involves just keeping pace with change, but pressing ahead and helping shape the process. In doing so, the logistics specialist with global operations maintains an important balance between tradition and future viability.
Rhenus in brief
Berth 4, which covers an area measuring 8.5 hectares, was officially opened at the Cuxport Multi-Purpose Terminal in September 2018. The berth, which has 290 metres of quay wall and is capable of handling heavy-cargo items, offers space for vessels with a maximum draught of 14.30 metres. The area is suitable for handling rolling cargo, containers as well as heavy-duty items like offshore segments.
In greater detail
Michael Brockhaus and Michael Viefers are two of the most experienced Members of the Management Board in the Rhenus world. One of them is a third-party logistics specialist, the other one an expert in port logistics and trimodal bulk commodity transport operations. In an interview with Astrid Unverricht, they talk about the way that Rhenus is developing, the process of change, an innovative spirit and the significance of sustainability.
Successful companies are often characterised by their “spirit”. This is demonstrated in many different ways, such as a high degree of innovative capacity and the ability to make rapid decisions, a readiness to take responsibility for its own actions or even taking calculable risks – and, not least, by being able to accept mistakes so that it can learn from them for the future.