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Cooperation between Rhenus Norway and Morrow Batteries: New logistics centre at the Port of Eydehavn in Arendal Harbour

Rhenus Norway is starting a cooperation with the Norwegian developer of industrial battery technology Morrow Batteries ASA (Morrow). As a logistics service provider, Rhenus supports the delivery of production equipment for the Norwegian company’s battery cell production.

Supported by Arendal Harbour, a new logistics centre with its own container handling and storage operation is being built for this purpose. The first five hundred forty-foot containers with production equipment are to be shipped through this logistics centre. As a new hub between Larvik and Kristiansand with weekly departures to the continent, Arendal will have access to 18 port terminals across Europe.

‘We are now joining up with an innovative and flexible agent. Rhenus has developed a solution combining sea freight, integrated European locations handling and last-mile services in Arendal, tailored for this highly demanding logistics project,’ says Morrow’s CEO Lars Christian Bacher, welcoming the cooperation.

Founded in 2020, the Arendal-based battery technology company has made it its mission to develop innovative next-generation batteries using cathode material (LNMO). In doing so, Morrow eliminates the use of cobalt and reduces the use of nickel and lithium to create a sustainable alternative to conventional batteries. With the new terminal at the deep-water port as a base, this endeavour will be advanced in collaboration with Rhenus Norway.

‘This is an important step for Rhenus Norway. We look forward to the collaboration with Morrow, Eydehavn and all the local players who have supported the process so far,’ says Bent Thomasen, Managing Director of Rhenus Norway.