Transport of bulk and bulk goods by truck

Rhenus not only handles the transportation but also provides customised planning for bulk and loose goods, covering the entire supply chain. We tailor processes to our customers' needs and respond flexibly to new requirements.

Your expert of bulk cargo transportation

Your expert of bulk cargo transportation

We specialise in bulk cargo transport for recycling materials, construction materials, wood, agricultural products, animal feed, and steel coils. The Rhenus-owned fleet includes specialised vehicles equipped with telematics systems for easy shipment tracking. Our fleet comprises walking-floor, tautliner, tipper, silo, tank, and roll-off container vehicles.


Domestic trucking solutions for bulk and loose cargo

Our extensive national truck transport network allows us to seamlessly handle bulk and loose cargo transportation across the entire country. Thanks to our strategically located facilities within the expansive Rhenus Group network, you will always have direct points of contact by your side.

Cross-border bulk cargo transportation

Thanks to our own fleet of trucks and cooperation with a large number of subcontractors, we are able to offer you comprehensive cross-border transportation and logistics services for bulk goods.

Our transport options

Specialised solutions for the waste disposal industry

Our company offers industrial and waste management services for the transport of loose, compressed and packaged materials in accordance with international standards. Depending on the requirements, we can utilise one of our individual vehicle types.

  • Paper products: Paper products encompass everything made from paper or cardboard, including cardboard boxes, packaging materials, and more.
  • Steel: Steel is used in various forms and sizes, from structural steel beams to automobile bodies, ship components, and much more.
  • Metals: Metals find versatile applications in electronics, construction, transportation, and many other industries.
  • Recyclable materials and waste: Materials that can be reused after use, converted into other products or broken down into raw materials, such as glass, plastics, packaging, construction waste and bulky waste.
  • Animal by-products: Products required for animal gelatine production, including skin, bones, tendons and cartilage, which are transported using special refrigerated tippers due to the need to maintain the cold chain.

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Your partner for the transport and trade of wood and forest products

We are experts in the transportation of wood, whether it's byproducts from sawmills, recycled, energy, or industrial wood directly from the forests. We act as a reliable interface between our suppliers and customers, covering all aspects of trade and logistics in a seamless process. From procurement and transportation to sales and disposal, our business partners always have a personal contact ready to answer any questions.

Our product line includes sawmill byproducts and biomass.

Sawmill byproducts consist of:

  • Wood chips
  • Sawdust
  • Bark
  • Off-cuts

Biomass includes:

  • Landscaping materials
  • Forest wood chips
  • Screen overflow
  • Waste wood classes A1 to A4.
  • Waste wood: Waste wood refers to recyclable wood from buildings, furniture, or other sources. It can be reused for making particleboard, firewood, or other purposes.

We are your partner for transport organisation in the field of dusty and free-flowing bulk materials and provide the right equipment for every type of transport. Our focus is not only on the construction and plastics industries, we are also very active in the waste disposal and animal feed industries.

  • Building materials: This includes materials used in the construction industry to construct buildings and infrastructure, e.g. lime, cement, gypsum, dry sand.
  • Plastics: Plastics, such as plastic granulates and powders, have a wide range of uses. They are used in products such as packaging, plastic containers, plastic pipes, car parts and many other applications.
  • Waste disposal industry: For the waste disposal industry, we organise the transport of fly ash and filter dust, which is used as an additive in cement and concrete, for example.
  • Animal feed industry: Products such as animal meal and animal feed are among those whose transport we organise in accordance with the GMP+ standard.

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Rhenus Worldwide: A network that connects

  • Customised logistics solutions that go well beyond mere truck transportation.
  • The international network of the Rhenus Group provides direct access to local contacts for our customers.

Quality standards that we master with 'passion'

  • Excellent quality standards ensured by our advanced quality management system.
  • A modern fleet equipped with the latest technology.
  • An intelligent business IT and an extensive range of vehicles that enable our trained employees to tailor processes to our customers' needs and respond flexibly to new requirements.

The key to success in the trucking business

  • Timely delivery planning through our in-house fleet and reliable partners.
  • Just-in-Time delivery of your goods to the point of use.

Our certificates

Our certifications distinguish our quality management systems in several respects. As a result, we meet standards at the international level.

frequently asked Questions

Bulk transportation is the transportation of materials in loose, free-flowing, liquid, packaged or compressed form. These materials are transported directly in a vehicle, usually a truck, train or ship, and can be easily dumped or unloaded as required. Bulk materials are often required in large quantities in bulk and are commonly used in the construction, agriculture, mining, waste management and other industries.

Bulk cargo transports can be carried out in various ways, including:

  • Trucks: Trucks are typically used for the road and highway transport of bulk cargo, often in the form of trucks.
  • Trains: Freight trains can transport large quantities of bulk cargo materials over long distances.
  • Ships: In maritime shipping, bulk cargo materials are transported in specialized cargo ships equipped for loading and unloading at port terminals.

The choice of transportation method depends on various factors, including the quantity of material to be transported, distance, the availability of transportation infrastructure, and economic considerations.

Examples of bulk cargo materials transported in silo or tipper transports include:

  • Rock and sand: These materials are often used for construction purposes, such as road construction, concrete production, and building construction.
  • Grain and animal feed: In agriculture, grains and animal feed are frequently transported in loose form for storage or processing.
  • Coal and ore: In the mining industry, coal, ore, and other raw materials are transported in large quantities as bulk cargo.
  • Gravel and crushed stone: These materials are commonly used in the construction industry, especially for making concrete and asphalt.

Construction materials: This includes materials like cement, limestone, and gypsum needed in the construction industry.

To ensure cost-effectiveness, empty trips (i.e., kilometers driven without a load) are avoided wherever possible. Vehicles with unique functions are loaded in one direction and ideally pick up something on the way back. This can involve combining items like coils, construction materials, and animal byproducts. For example, if animal byproducts such as bones are transported in a refrigerated manner, construction materials can also be carried. In this way, we manage to transport goods together that wouldn't normally be combined. This reduces CO2 emissions, and we can offer you, as our customers, better prices.