“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,” said Stefan Schwind, Managing Director of Rhenus Air & Ocean Germany.
Rhenus Air & Ocean will not only be handling international air transport shipments,
but also all the import and export customs formalities. Customers can also book
services in the sea freight sector and combined transport operations. The
business site there will mainly focus on connections to the Americas, the Asia-
Pacific region and South Africa.
Rhenus Air & Ocean operates 14 of its own business locations in Germany,
including the groupage freight gateway at Hilden and the air freight gateway in
Frankfurt. The company is planning further growth in Germany in the future too.
Leipzig/Halle Airport is one of the five largest cargo airports in Europe and the
second-largest freight hub in Germany after Frankfurt/Main. It handled more than
1.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2018. The efficient infrastructure at the airport
includes two runways, both 3,600 metres long, and a licence for 24/7 operations.
Its connections with the European motorway network enable short transport routes
to logistics centres in the Berlin area and in Central Germany.
Picture: Aerial view of the Leipzig/Halle Airport. Picture source: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Uwe Schossig.