Rhenus expands its UK offshore logistics


Rhenus has expanded its UK offshore logistics with two new offshore supply bases at the ports of Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen, UK. The new sites are maintained through cooperation with local partners and realised through the company’s recently opened UK office.

The cooperation agreement for the offshore bases was confirmed in December 2016 and comprises the provision of fully-integrated on- and offshore logistics packages in Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen. Rhenus Offshore Logistics entered the UK market in 2016 by opening its own representation in Lowestoft, near Great Yarmouth on the Eastern coast of Suffolk.

The supply bases provide storage, cargo handling, offshore-certified container handling and provision, quayside management, stevedoring and all supply chain activities. The concept of the new supply bases is to provide a foundation from which Rhenus is then able to support and offer a comprehensive logistical package with the core concept being cargo runs, supplying offshore assets with whatever is required to keep them functioning.

Greg Howlett, UK Business Development Manager for Rhenus Offshore Logistics, commented: “For Rhenus Offshore Logistics, this is an important step in our UK growth and provides us with the scope and facilities required to supplement our service package. Supply runs and offshore logistics are our core business. However, this new venture supports our scope and enables us to offer the full logistical solution as well as coordinate all activities in-house, which is important to us.”

Source: Rhenus