Rhenus Logistics Ireland has signed an agreement to acquire Avant Air and Sea, a company specialising in temperature-controlled and pharmaceutical shipments, as well as hazardous consignments.
Avant Air and Sea, which has its headquarters in Dublin has been providing sea and airfreight services and cross-border services for imports and exports since 1990, and also has branches in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
The company, which will operate within the Rhenus Group under the name Avant Rhenus, provides weekly consolidation and groupage freight services from China, the USA and other Asian and Oceanic countries of origin.
Its portfolio of services includes consolidation, express, hand carry and AOG services for airfreight.
Haulage and cargo transportation, consolidation, customs services, document preparation and insurance are all part of its services for sea freight.
Avant Air and Sea is an Authorised Economic Operator and is also certified according to the Dangerous Goods and Good Distribution Practice guidelines published by IATA.
Avant Air and Sea managing director, David Warren says: “We’ve found a customer-oriented partner in the Rhenus Group and it will enable us to continue developing our services for our existing and future customers due to its global network and its comprehensive expertise.”
Rhenus Air and Ocean Europe managing director, Jorn Schmersahl adds: “Avant Air and Sea is a company with a strong focus on customer relations as well as providing important services for the air and sea freight sector and it will make an important contribution to the ongoing growth of the Rhenus Group. We’re delighted to be able to continue developing the Rhenus business activities in Ireland together with Avant.”