Rhenus in brief 01/19
1. Berth 4 complements services in Cuxhaven
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.
2. Mobile storage boxes for Austria
Rhenus Office Systems has been providing a mobile storage space service for private and business customers known as “room it!” in Vienna and Lower Austria since July 2018. The XXL storage boxes, which measure about eight cubic metres, are supplied directly to the door from the logistics site in Gross-Enzersdorf and the customer can fill them without incurring any transport costs. Other services include containers on wheels, removals boxes and an app for registering items. Links to the Apps:
Link zum IOS App Store
Link zum Google Play Store
3. More storage space in Hoppegarten and Meerane
Rhenus Home Delivery expanded its logistics warehouse at Hoppegarten with a new building measuring 13,000 square metres in 2018; the total space available is now 70,000 square metres. The storage capacity for Rhenus Warehousing Solutions in Meerane in Saxony was also enlarged by means of an assembly and storage facility measuring 20,000 square metres. Both new structures were opened at official ceremonies in September.
4. New crane at Weserport
A Konecranes Gottwald model 6 mobile harbour crane with a lifting capacity of 125 tonnes has replaced a gantry slewing crane, which has now been dismantled, since the end of June 2018; it enables break bulk cargo goods, individual heavy items and containers to be transhipped at Weserport. A drive system with a short-term energy storage facility and diesel engines also makes the crane eco-efficient, as it already meets the EU’s stage V standards for waste gas emissions for mobile machines.
5. Nellen & Quack Logistik and Cesped become part of the Rhenus network
The Rhenus Group took over two companies – the Lower Rhine firm, Nellen & Quack Logistik, and the Italian company, Cesped, including all the associated firms – at the beginning of 2019. The Nellen & Quack Logistik freight forwarding company operates a handling facility measuring 7,500 square metres in Mönchengladbach as well as 15,800 square metres of logistics space. Rhenus is strengthening its position in the European road transport market within the Italian Friuli Venezia Giulia region through its acquisition of Cesped.
6. Automated reach truck in service at Dortmund
The Autopilot RAE 200 reach truck built by Toyota Material Handling can be used up to a height of 10.80 metres. The reach truck with the highest lifting capacity in Germany has been supporting the organisational activities at the Rhenus warehouse in Dortmund since the end of October 2018. The fork-lift operates around the clock and can lift as many as 30 pallets per hour. It also has a 360-degree personnel protection system to guarantee employees’ safety.
7. Rhenus Media Services becomes Rhenus BPO Services
Rhenus Media Services was renamed Rhenus BPO Services at the beginning of August 2018 in order to better reflect the expansion of its business into new sectors and the enhancement of its portfolio of services. The new name stands for Business Process Outsourcing – i.e. outsourcing business and value-added processes. Rhenus BPO Services has been operating as a company within Rhenus Office Systems since August 2018.