Rhenus in brief 01/18

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Rhenus in brief

1. Next stop: Rhevo
A prominent visitor arrived at Rhenus headquarters in Holzwickede in August 2017 – the North Rhine-Westphalian Economics Minister, Prof. Dr Andreas Pinkwart. He came to discover more about the projects that attracted awards in the Rhevo innovation competition. Four teams of employees presented an automatic reporting system, which is designed to predict customer behaviour, and a neutral web-based broker platform for small and medium-sized enterprises, among other things; the latter can be used to book logistics services.

Nächster Halt: Rhevo

2. A new logistics centre in the Baltic region
A celebration was held to mark the opening of the new Rhenus Svoris logistics centre in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, in October. The new terminal covers an area measuring more than 12,000 square metres and office space accounts for another 2,000 square metres. The Eastern European organisation within the Rhenus Group offers domestic and international transport and warehouse services for Europe, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Neues Logistikzentrum im Baltikum

3. Customer-integrated solutions in Rome
Rhenus Logistics Italy opened a logistics warehouse measuring 22,000 square metres near Rome in the same month. The centre will not only serve the capital, but particularly provide transport services to the B2C and B2B markets in the south of the country. The new logistics centre is located on the Riano Logistics Park; it can also be expanded in future and has excellent transport links. The centre has 20 gates with hydraulic ramps and 12,500 pallet spaces.

Kundenintegrierte Lösungen in Rom

4. Clever containers
The Rhenus Group is supporting the development of an innovative prototype for an intelligent container management system. Working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), the logistics specialist wants to test the use of NarrowBand Internet of Things technology (NB-IoT). Sensors can be connected to a cloud to log the filling levels in an energy-saving way via the low-energy network. Customers not only have complete transparency later, but also save time and costs – and protect the environment.

Clevere Behälter

5. Generation change at Mierka Donauhafen Krems
Following the departure of Hubert Mierka from Mierka Beteiligungs GmbH, Rhenus took over the remaining 49 percent of the shares in the company in February 2018. Rhenus Board Member Michael Viefers is complementing the management team alongside Patrick Schäffer and Cornelia Urach.

Generationswechsel am Mierka Donauhafen Krems

6. Rhenus Home Delivery deploys fully electric trucks
The Rhenus Group is one of four customers that has been operating three environmentally-friendly electric vehicles from Daimler since the beginning of the year. Rhenus Home Delivery uses the FUSO-eCanter trucks to supply final customers in the city centre in Berlin. This enables Rhenus Home Delivery to save 137 tonnes of direct CO2 emissions over a period of two years in comparison with conventional trucks.

Rhenus Home Delivery hat vollelektrische Lkw im Einsatz

7. Sustainable logistics centres in the Netherlands
Rhenus Contract Logistics launched the power plant with the highest production capacity for solar power on a single roof in the Netherlands in Eindhoven during November 2017. The solar power modules can generate almost 4,000,000 kilowatt hours of power every year. The ground-breaking ceremony for another distribution centre in Tilburg followed almost one month later. The company is hoping to move into the fully electric logistics centre at the end of 2018.

Nachhaltige Logistikzentren in den Niederlanden

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by Klemens Rethmann

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