Rhenus expands in Greater China and plans further growth


Rhenus Logistics continues to expand its operations in the Greater China region with new branch offices opening in Nanjing on the Chinese mainland and Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The forwarder’s Nanjing office opened in September 2017 to provide additional local logistics solutions to existing and potential local customers in Jiangsu province. Also in the same month, the Kaohsiung office was opened, to further penetrate the local market and increase awareness of Rhenus to customers in the south of Taiwan.

Rhenus Logistics Greater China managing director, Michael Sickinger says: “The Rhenus Nanjing branch has become our fourth office in the Eastern China region along with our head office for Mainland China in Shanghai, plus Suzhou and Wuxi. In addition we have opened a new office in Kaohsiung a strategically important move for our company.

“Both new office locations will be focusing on our core products being Air & Ocean Freight Services, Warehousing Solutions and Domestic Trucking. In the mainland, we will also continue developing our existing Rail Land-Bridge Services on the LCL (Less-than-Container Load) and FCL (Full-Container-Load) business between China and Europe.

“China in general is a country where you need to be close to the markets and potential customers. The country’s continuous growth and at the same time ongoing localization are very important factors for us. In order to provide our customers all over China with a complete service portfolio, we need to have a local footprint.”

Sickinger adds Rhenus plans to continue its aggressive expansion plan in China with the next warehouse to be opened in Yantian, South China in October this year and a further office to open in Wuhan in 2018, with more to follow.

Across Asia Pacific, Rhenus will continue to expand its footprint in 2017;  growing its network with new offices opening in Australia, China, Singapore, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and two in the Philippines, with plans for further expansion in Malaysia and Vietnam by the end of the year.