Rhenus has opened an air and sea freight site at Leipzig/Halle Airport, enabling the group to expand its network into eastern and central Germany. The new branch has a direct link to the Rhenus’ international network through the groupage and air freight gateways in Hilden and Frankfurt/Main. Leipzig/Halle Airport saw air freight volume growth of 7% in 2018, above the average figure. The growth potential is the reason Rhenus decided to start operations there.
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 around 1.2m tonnes of cargo in 2018. Its connections with the motorway network enable short routes to logistics centres in around Berlin and in central 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 Asia-Pacific region and South Africa.
Source: Rhenus Logistics
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