Rhenus expands footprint in China
Logistics service provider Rhenus has expanded its network with a new branch office in Xi’an. With the new office, Rhenus Greater China deepens its local presence with its first foray into Shaanxi, to strengthen direct support for the country’s strategic emerging industries.
The Shaanxi province is known to be home to science-technology innovations as well as high-technology sectors. Since 2018, Xi’an has developed major industrial parks and zones focused on strategic sectors including information technology, electronics, biopharmaceuticals and automobile manufacturing.
The new Rhenus office will offer an expanded range of services, including air, ocean, rail freight and trucking. Energy solutions that include heavy lift handling and transport, rig move and field supply concepts will also be available.
“Xi’an is the heart of the ancient Silk Route and a key city in the modern Belt and Road Initiative. It is also home to numerous high-tech companies, one of our key customer groups. Having an office in Xi’an will allow us to further build on the road and rail freight connections to Europe and improve our overall service portfolio to better support our customers,” said Cliff Xu, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Greater China.
With 20 offices and counting, Rhenus Greater China is one of the largest networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Key focus areas include rail freight from China to Europe, cross-border road freight and warehousing solutions.