Rhenus has strengthened its presence in the Americas with the acquisition of Miami, Florida-headquartered Freight Logistics on 16 April.
Freight Logistics operates its own consolidation hub located near Miami International Airport and has offices in Argentina, Brazil and Chile.
It was founded in 2001 by Gabriel de Godoy in San Jose, California with the aim of providing international transportation and fulfilment services to manufacturers, distributors, system integrators and resellers of high technology products.
The IATA-accredited and licenced non-vessel owning common carrier now specialises in supply chain solutions, international transportation, customs brokerage, compliance, warehousing and distribution.
Jorn Schmershal, CEO of Rhenus Air and Ocean Americas says: “The acquisition of Freight Logistics is an important step for us in expanding our business activities in the Americas region and follows our latest acquisition of Rodair in Canada in the beginning of 2019. These steps enable us to consolidate our network there and to serve both North America and the Latin American region from Miami as our new gateway.”
De Godoy says: “We’ve found an entrepreneurial-oriented partner in the Rhenus Group. Their worldwide network and significant industry expertise in air, ocean and contract logistics will enable us to continue creating distinctive innovative solutions for our existing and future customers in the region.”