Rhenus has started operating its own business location for air and sea freight at the airport in Leipzig on 1 June. This has enabled the Rhenus Group to expand its network in the Eastern and Central German region. The new branch has a direct link to the Rhenus Group’s international network through the groupage and air freight gateways in Hilden and Frankfurt/Main.
“Leipzig/Halle Airport registered growth of seven percent in its air freight volumes in 2018, which is far above the average figure. This growth potential is the main reason why Rhenus has decided to set up business operations there. Because of its central location, it’s also an ideal addition to our network within Germany. The site is strategically important for us, thanks to the good international connections too,” said Stefan Schwind, Managing Director of Rhenus Air & Ocean Germany.
Rhenus Air & Ocean will not only be handling international air transport shipments, but also all the import and export customs formalities. Customers can also book services in the sea freight sector and combined transport operations. The business site there will mainly focus on connections to the Americas, the AsiaPacific region and South Africa.
Rhenus Air & Ocean operates 14 of its own business locations in Germany, including the groupage freight gateway at Hilden and the air freight gateway in Frankfurt. The company is planning further growth in Germany in the future too.
Leipzig/Halle Airport is one of the five largest cargo airports in Europe and the second-largest freight hub in Germany after Frankfurt/Main. It handled more than 1.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2018. The efficient infrastructure at the airport includes two runways, both 3,600 metres long, and a licence for 24/7 operations. Its connections with the European motorway network enable short transport routes to logistics centres in the Berlin area and in Central Germany.
The Rhenus Group is a logistics services provider with global business operations and an annual turnover of EUR 4.8 billion. Rhenus has business sites at 610 locations worldwide and employs 29,000 people. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics – manage complex supply chains and provide a wealth of innovative value-added services.