You can see a collage of some of our services
You can see a collage of some of our services

Your logistics company Rhenus Logistics

With our focus on digital logistics solutions and over 100 years of company history, we combine tradition with future-orientated thinking: Our customers are the focus of everything we do at Rhenus.

As a logistics service provider, we see ourselves as a value-added partner for our customers. That is why we analyse highly complex logistics processes along your supply chain and optimise them with tailor-made solutions for procurement, production and distribution.

We look to the future so that your logistics will also make a value contribution tomorrow. We support you all over the world. However far you are taking your company, we will pave the way as we accompany you on your expansion course.

You can see the new building in Holzwickede, Germany.

Year of foundation: 1912

Turnover: EUR 5.5 billion

Employees: 33,000

Sites: 750

The Rhenus Group at a glance

With an annual turnover of EUR 5.5 billion, the Rhenus Group is one of the leading global logistics service providers. Rhenus has 33,000 employees across 750 sites. The Rhenus Group offers solutions for a wide range of industries along the entire supply chain, including multimodal transport, warehousing, customs clearance and innovative value-added services.

You can see the Rhenus Management Board
You can see the Rhenus Management Board

A Strong Team

The board of directors at the Rhenus Group currently consists of seven members with different areas of responsibility and offices: Klemens Rethmann (Chairman), Tobias Bartz, Egbert Bernsmeister, Michael Brockhaus, Dr Stephan Peters, Andreas Stöckli and Michael Viefers.

Rhenus is extremely diversified: In order to be able to focus as much as possible on customer requirements, the Rhenus Group operates in 18 different business segments. At the same time, we use the strengths and experience of the entire company to support our customers.

The Rhenus Group is as decentralised as possible and as centrally organised as necessary. This is achieved as the members of the board of directors have been serving Rhenus’ customers for more than 18 years on average. Together, the seven members of the board of directors manage the entire Rhenus Group. Consequently, this ensures that one member bears responsibility for each individual business unit. This mixture of shared responsibility, clear leadership and extensive experience is what makes us stand out. And that’s something we can be proud of.

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Timeline

How it all began, Rhenus 1912
You can see an old Rhenus Truck.
You can see an anchor.
You can see a train on railways in a forest.
You can see a picture of the Cuxport in the nineties.
You can see a freight port.
You can see a picture af a Rhenus location.
You can see a freight port.
You can see an Offshore Platform
You can see a mechanic working on a piece of an automobile
You can see stacked containers
You can see an airplane in the sky.
You can see a Freight Ship on the Ocean.
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1912

How it all began...

The Badische Actiengesellschaft für Rheinschiffahrt und Seetransport and the Rheinschiffahrts-Actiengesellschaft, formerly Fendel, jointly found Rhenus Transport-Gesellschaft m.b.H., based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
1934

How it all began...

A subsidiary of Vereinigte Elektrizitäts- und Bergwerks-Aktiengesellschaft (VEBA) takes over the majority of shares in the interest group set up in 1929. Rhenus thus becomes part of VEBA
1969

How it all began...

As part of a restructuring of VEBA, Fendel, together with Rhenus, is taken over by Hugo Stinnes AG, which will in future represent VEBA’s transport interests.
1971

How it all began...

Hugo Stinnes AG pools its inland shipping activities in Duisburger Fendel-Stinnes-Schiffahrt AG. Shipping, forwarding and warehousing are taken over by Rhenus AG. Rhenus Lufttransport GmbH and WTAG are renamed Rhenus-WTAG Lufttransport GmbH.
1976

How it all began...

Formation of an interest group between Rhenus AG, Stinnes Reederei AG and WTAG. Stinnes Reederei is focused on shipping activities, whereas Rhenus takes care of all other business. The new company operates under the name Rhenus-WTAG AG. The company’s headquarters are in Dortmund.
1984

How it all began...

WTAG is merged with Rhenus-WTAG AG, which again operates under the name Rhenus AG. The Rhenus Group is present at around 100 locations in the Federal Republic of Germany. With 80 foreign entities, including 30 overseas, it forms a global organisation.
1988

How it all began...

Rhenus forms three management companies: Rhenus Weichelt AG for road freight transport, Rhenus Lager und Umschlag AG for warehousing, transhipment and inland shipping, and Rhenus Transport International AG for international forwarding and air freight business.
1991

How it all began...

Rhenus Transport International is taken over by the newly founded Schenker International AG, while Schenker Eurocargo is merged with Rhenus Weichelt.
1995

How it all began...

Midgard Deutsche Seeverkehrs-AG, which belongs to Stinnes, is integrated into the Rhenus Group.
1996

How it all began...

Consolidation of transport and logistics activities in the Stinnes Group under the umbrella of the new Schenker-Rhenus AG.
1997

How it all began...

Commissioning of the Cuxport terminal in Cuxhaven. From 2001, Midgard owns 74.9 per cent of Cuxport-Seehafen-Dienstleistung GmbH, which was founded in 1989.
1998

How it all began...

Rethmann acquires Rhenus AG, including PartnerShip and Midgard. Rhenus operates under the name Rhenus AG & Co. KG and generates annual sales of DM 830 million.
2007

How it all began...

The Public Transport business segment operates on the market under the new name Rhenus Veniro. The Rhenus Group acquires the Dutch Transport Management International Holding B.V. (TMI), a company with strong activities in air and sea freight. The turnover of the Rhenus Group grows to EUR 3 billion, and the number of sites increases to over 230.
2009

How it all began...

Rhenus founds a joint venture for container terminals in Moscow, Russia, named Rhenus-Yuzhniy Port. Remondis Data, which specialises in data destruction, is integrated into the Rhenus Office Systems business unit.
2014

How it all began...

Rhenus founds its subsidiary Rhenus Offshore Logistics.
2016

How it all began...

With the takeover of Ferrostaal Automotive, Rhenus expands its commitment to the automotive industry.
2017

How it all began...

Rhenus takes over the forwarding company O’Brien Customs and Forwarding Pty Ltd. and is thus also represented in Australia with its own national company, Rhenus Logistics Australia.
2018

How it all began...

With the acquisition of Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior in January 2018, the Rhenus Group expanded its network of sites in Brazil. Since August 2018, the logistics provider has also been on site for its customers in New Zealand with its own national subsidiary Rhenus Logistics NZ and a first location in Auckland.
2019

How it all began...

After acquiring Rodair in Canada and Freight Logistics International (FLI) in the US, Rhenus took over the South African forwarding and logistics provider World Net Logistics (WNL) based in Johannesburg, and is now represented on all five continents and in more than 50 countries.