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RoRo vessels leave the Cuxport Terminal in Cuxhaven heading for the British Isles every day. They transport a variety of different goods, but the cars with the white and blue chequered logo are the ones that people most obviously recognise.
The image of people working at the same desk with a PC tower covered in dust and a pen holder has already been out of fashion for a long time. Co-working spaces, desk islands and laptops already form an integral part of modern workplaces. Employers like the Rhenus Group are taking seriously employees’ needs for improved networking with each other and an environment that is adapted to their tasks. This is why a new building with office space was opened at Holzwickede at the beginning of 2019; it has been developed directly to meet just these requirements.
Cuxport’s new berth went into service even before its opening ceremony Even before berth no. 4 at the Cuxport terminal was officially inaugurated in September, the heavy-duty surface, which covers an area measuring 8.5 hectares, was the setting for a major offshore project from the summer of 2018 onwards. Cuxport served as the installation port for 31 foundation structures for Deutsche Bucht, the offshore wind farm operated by the Canadian energy producer Northland Power.
The Hamburg office of Rhenus Air & Ocean successfully completed a very unusual project recently: the four-metre tall statute of Krishna reached its destination at the site of the Hindu temple in Hamm undamaged and on time after its long journey from southern India – thanks to the tireless efforts of all those involved in the project.
The Dutch Rhenus subsidiary Copex is well-known for its many years of expertise in the business of transporting live animals. However, it has also been handling the transport, storage and customs clearance for a genuinely luxury product for its customer Crusta since April: live lobsters. They are caught off the Canadian peninsula of Nova Scotia and are transported to Amsterdam by air freight.
Rhenus Midgard in Wilhelmshaven has everything that a bridge needs: adequate space (15,000 square metres), a motorway link for deliveries and a heavy-duty quay that is not adversely affected by 700 tonnes! This means ideal conditions for the final assembly and shipment of a network arch bridge that is set to span the Bøkfjorden fjord in Norway in future.
What is a wild dream for most people is an everyday event for Svenja Hoferichter: flying by helicopter. Where other people take a bus to get to work, the 29-year-old has to board a chopper.
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.
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.
Rhenus in brief
“Provide evidence of your creativity and entrepreneurship” – that was the invitation issued to all Rhenus employees during the spring to take part in the Rhevo innovation project. 260 workers from 28 different countries did not need to be told twice and developed ingenious ideas and solutions in order to enable the Rhenus world to move forward with the help of digital technologies. The best projects presented to a jury in July are now set to be implemented. The project was also introduced at the first digital summit organised by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.