Rhenus to add new airfreight locations in Asia Pacific

15 / 05 / 2017

Logistics firm Rhenus has revealed plans to expand its air and seafreight business in the Asia Pacific region with a 10% increase in the number of sites it occupies.

The company said it had already opened six new offices, including two in the Philippines (Subic and Clark) and one branch each in South Korea (Busan), Indonesia (Semarang), Thailand (Rayong) and Singapore, since the beginning of the year.

Other business sites in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are due to follow.

“We’re involved in a long-term growth course. We’re now continuing this process with our new business sites,” said Tobias Bartz, Rhenus Board Member responsible for Asia, at the Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich.

“Germany, France, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and South and Central America are also interesting markets for us,” he added.

Another goal involves connecting the air and seafreight sites more closely with the Rhenus overland traffic network.

Rhenus is opening a seafreight gateway in Germany at Hilden near Düsseldorf this summer, where consignments from all over Europe will be consolidated and shipped via the ports in the west and south of the continent in future.

During the course of the year, another consolidation point for airfreight consignments is due to open at Frankfurt Airport.