Logistics services provider Rhenus has expanded its network in the Eastern and Central German region.

This month it started operating its own business location for air and sea freight at Leipzig/Halle airport. The new site has a direct link to the group’s international network through the groupage and air freight gateways in Hilden and Frankfurt am Main.

“Leipzig/Halle airport registered growth of seven percent in its air freight volumes in 2018, which is far above the average figure. This growth potential is the main reason why Rhenus has decided to set up business operations there. Because of its central location, it’s also an ideal addition to our network within Germany. The site is strategically important for us, thanks to the good international connections too,” commented Stefan Schwind, Rhenus' Managing Director.

Rhenus Air & Ocean will not only be handling international air transport shipments but it will also take care of all the import and export customs formalities. Customers will be able to also book services in the sea freight sector and combined transport operations. According to Rhenus, the new business site will mainly focus on connections to the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region and South Africa.