As supply chains around the world are becoming increasingly time-sensitive, transporting goods from A to B is a crucial factor for most companies. This is the reason why the Rhenus Group have developed the new Road Freight service known as Groupage Network 2.0. The goal is to offer their customers daily collections and departures to any destination in Europe, regardless of where they are based. In the past, Rhenus only offered these kinds of daily groupage freight services in highly industrialised regions with a great deal of potential for closely synchronised departures. The international logistics specialist only provided departures for consignments twice a week in regions with little industry until now. Thanks to the new structure for cross-border traffic, Rhenus will handle daily departures from each region in Europe to any destination on the continent from now on – regardless of where the customer has its base.
The new Rhenus groupage freight network is designed to be extremely efficient in order to provide quick and reliable deliveries for consignments to and from destinations all over Europe. A hub structure involving different countries will ensure that it is possible to process imports and exports daily. Shipments will initially make their way to the country gateway, which will act as the main regional transhipment point in the relevant nations, as the first-mile logistics service. From there, Rhenus will transport the goods to the central European hub, where the cargo will be consolidated according to its destination and sent on its way. “We’ve selected Hilden in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia as the strategically and geographically suitable centre to act as the pan-European transhipment point after using a centre-of-gravity analysis. We can provide short distances and efficient main services, pick-up runs and final deliveries here,” says Carsten Hölzer, the Managing Director of Rhenus Road Freight, explaining this development.