Rhenus in brief 01/20

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Rhenus in brief

1. Rapid aid to disaster areas

100 million people in disaster areas need emergency aid every year. Twenty percent of them do not receive adequate supplies. Rhenus Air & Ocean and the Dutch start-up, Wings for Aid, are joining forces to change all this with self-landing emergency kits, which can be transported to their destination quickly and efficiently. The two partners signed a cooperation agreement in July 2019 to combine the strengths of both sides.

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2. New direct link between the Balearic Islands

A new direct link provided by Rhenus Logistics in Spain has been connecting the islands of Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera every day since May 2019. This is Rhenus’ response to the growing demand for transit traffic between the Balearic Islands. As a result, it is not only possible to transport frozen and refrigerated goods from the mainland to the Balearic and Canary Islands, but between the Balearic Islands too.

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3. Five years of Rhenus Offshore Logistics

120 guests celebrated the fifth anniversary of Rhenus Offshore Logistics on the world’s largest seaworthy museum cargo vessel, the CAP SAN DIEGO, in Hamburg. Since being founded, the specialist for supplying offshore platforms and disposing of their waste has made a name for itself in the sector. Having established business sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain, the company is aiming to tap into the Asia-Pacific region in future too.

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4. Air freight services in Marseille

Rhenus has expanded its sea freight services in Marseille to include air freight too. Rhenus in France has been making available sea and air freight services and the associated customs clearance operations at five of its business sites since then – at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, Rouen, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille. All the branches are IATA-approved and AEO-certified.

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5. More warehousing in the Asia-Pacific region

The Rhenus Group is enhancing its warehouse capacity in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to taking over the warehouse and supply chain specialist, Triways Logistics in Singapore, Rhenus expanded its largest warehouse in Thailand in June and opened four new warehouses in the Philippines in 2019. This means that the logistics specialist can now offer complete solutions in Greater China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. On average, the Group is aiming to construct a new warehouse in the region every three months in future.

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6. Hanse-Eco fleet to revolutionise short-sea shipping

An innovative hull, a hybrid propulsion system with a bio catalytic converter and an integrated automation system: the eco short-sea fleet designed by the shipping company, Rhenus-Arkon-Shipinvest, is not only ecological, but also stateof- the-art in terms of its design and digitalisation. Orders were placed for four of these environmentally-friendly vessels last autumn. Each eco-ship is able to carry a payload of 4,200 tonnes and can even transport long and bulky goods like rotor blades.

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7. Rhenus takes over a British transport company

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.

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