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Rhenus presents innovative concepts and new types of vessels for sustainable shipping at the ‘transport logistic’ trade fair

The Rhenus Group will be presenting some exciting innovations at the leading international ‘transport logistic’ trade fair in Munich on 9 – 12 May. Tobias Bartz, the CEO of the Rhenus Group, will explain at a press conference how ‘nearshoring’ will make global supply chains more robust. The logistics specialist with global business operations will also inform the press about the progress in constructing its sustainable push-barge combinations for inland waterway shipping.

The Rhenus Group is presenting many innovations from the worlds of logistics and transportation at this year’s ‘transport logistic’ trade fair on stand 201/302 in hall B6.

Global political conflicts and the COVID-19 pandemic have exerted enormous pressure on supply chains during the past few years. Industry and commerce are therefore looking for new production sites. Countries close to Europe, China and North America are therefore attracting plenty of attention. Latin American nations are becoming the production site for North America, Turkey is doing the same for Europe, and Vietnam or Indonesia are increasingly supplementing production in China. Rhenus is accompanying its customers in these markets and is developing new supply chains.

→ Press conference: 9 May, from 12:30 p.m. onwards, Press Centre East in the press conference room east 1 with Tobias Bartz, CEO of the Rhenus Group, and Korcan Tugrul, Managing Director Rhenus Turkey

A press breakfast will focus on the “Middle Corridor”. The Rhenus Group is planning to enhance its services along this alternative trading route between Europe and China, which runs south of Russia, and link up with existing European transport networks.

→ Press meeting: 10 May, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., trade fair stand 201/302, hall B6

Rhenus is constructing the first two of three planned flagships for a new low-emissions fleet to provide future, sustainable inland waterway shipping services this year. Powered by hydrogen and electric batteries, the push-barge combinations, which consist of one motorised vessel and as many as three barges, will be able to provide reliable services on the river Rhine, even if there is a strong current. The drive concept, which is so far unique for this field of application, consists of a scalable and long-lasting lithium-ion battery combined with the latest stage VI engines, the exhaust emissions of which are significantly lower than the normal Stage V technology used for inland waterway shipping. While the Rhenus Mannheim I+II already uses a fuel cell based on hydrogen, the Rhenus Wörth I+II will be ready to operate using H2 and its engines can be upgraded at any time. Thanks to their new kind of design, the push-barge combinations can operate if the draught is only 1.20 metres – and therefore even during periods when water levels are extremely low. Rhenus has already decided to build another vessel of this forward-looking class and name it Rhenus Ludwigshafen I+II.

→ Press conference: 11 May, from 10:30 a.m. onwards, Press Centre East in the press conference room east 1 with Dirk Gemmer, Managing Director Rhenus Transport, and Thomas Kaulbach, Managing Director Rhenus PartnerShip, as well as Marcel Hulsker, Deputy CEO of Contargo

The Rhenus Group will also be presenting many other topics at this year’s ‘transport logistic’ fair – ranging from RHEGREEN, the world’s first programme to reduce carbon dioxide in air freight, which has been developed by Rhenus Air & Ocean, to the increasing network connections between the air freight gateways and the new innovation hubs at Rhenus and even the first trade fair appearance of the Battery Life Company, which has just been established by Rhenus and TSR and will refurbish batteries from the automobile industry.

About Rhenus

The Rhenus Group, which has business operations around the globe, is one of the leading logistics specialists and generates annual turnover amounting to EUR 8.6 billion. 39,000 employees work at 1,120 business sites and develop innovative solutions along the complete supply chain. Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family business pools its operations in various business units where the needs of customers are the major focus at all times.

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