One of the core services of the Rhenus Group is ship transport. With more than a century of expertise, we provide sea-river navigation with coastal vessels within European waters as well as on rivers such as the Rhine, Danube, Seine and many of the connecting canals. We provide door-to-door service for your shipments by utilising all available means of transport. Whether it is general, liquid, bulk, breakbulk or oversized project cargo – we transport any type of goods.
For shipments that fill a whole vessel, we can provide you with full charter of a ship. For this offer, we use our own fleet of coastal vessels and barges as well as third-party vessels. We always find the right short sea solution for your shipment to suit your requirements in terms of type of goods, size, weight and method of trans-shipment. We offer chartering for single voyages as well as time charter for longer periods or project time frames.
For part loads, we consolidate shipments from our clients in one vessel and ship them to your chosen destination.
Especially for the UK market, we offer a door-to-door service in order to avoid excessive handling and prevent damages. The shipments are collected and shipped via scheduled service by barge or coastal vessel. At the British port of call, we then organise the final delivery to our customers.
With a special focus on the British Isles, we provide sea-river transports from Duisburg and other inland waterway terminals to destinations in the UK and Ireland. These include just-in-time services for production facilities and automotive shipments for new vehicles as well as general cargo. The Rhenus Group operates scheduled short sea services from different seaport locations along the German coast.
Rhenus provides shipping agency services at major European ports through our own offices as well as reliable partners. For our customers, we handle your shipments and cargo at the port and coordinate all activities.
Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back – keeping things convenient and straightforward.