Innovation

Rhenus optimises its warehousing management system in its platform of Bilbao

In accordance with its philosophy of offering specialised and focused service to its clients, and to add value to its operations, Rhenus continues to optimise its processes by incorporating improvements such as the roll-out of a new warehousing management system in its platform of Bilbao, which started operations from its new location last year.

Rhenus´ platform in Bilbao is one of the most important in the whole of the Peninsula due to the important volume of goods it handles every day, as well as the new location of the warehouse right in the middle of Bilbao´s Port, which will enable it to improve both domestic and international transport connections. This is coupled with the recent relocation of the office, in the very centre of Bilbao, which contributes to offering a more comprehensive range of services, as well as better commercial service.  

In addition, and in accordance with this philosophy of continuous improvement, Rhenus' platform in Bilbao has just implemented a new warehousing management software package called Appia, produced by VGG, which will expedite the logging of goods inward and outward, stock control and the traceability of the merchandise, thus ensuring greater quality and transparency in day-to-day operations. 
Rhenus' platform in Bilbao has a covered surface area of over 3,400 square metres, with five loading bays, categorised as a customs bonded warehouse and focused on the specific needs of local industry, such as metallurgy and automotive. From here, the company offers airfreight and sea cargo services, special projects, customs services and comprehensive logistical actions. 

This platform of Rhenus in Bilbao is also specially equipped for handling bulk cargo with large volumes and weights to meet any logistical need successfully. From the new warehouse it is provided consolidation and coordination services for integrated multi-modal logistics. It also has excellent transport connections by land, with the area's main roads, by sea and by air, given its proximity to the city's airport, one of the most important in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.
“The new location of the Rhenus' platform in Bilbao is in response to the major growth we are experiencing, not just in the Iberian Peninsula, but also internationally. More and more customers are opting for the reliability of our services and that's why we want to offer them the highest possible quality”, says Roberto Rodrigo Lopez, Branch Manager of Rhenus in Bilbao.