Rhenus is expanding its network with a branch office in Xi’an in Shaanxi province, China.
The company said the office will strengthen its support for the country’s strategic emerging industries. Shaanxi province is known to be home to science-technology innovations as well as high-technology sectors, added Rhenus. Since 2018, Xi’an has developed major industrial parks and zones focused on strategic sectors including information technology, electronics, biopharmaceuticals and automobile manufacturing.
The Rhenus office will offer air, ocean, rail freight and trucking services. Energy solutions that include heavy lift handling and transport, rig moves and field supply concepts will also be available.
“Xi’an is the heart of the ancient Silk Route and a key city in the modern Belt and Road Initiative. It is also home to numerous high-tech companies, one of our key customer groups. Having an office in Xi’an will allow us to further build on the road and rail freight connections to Europe and improve our overall service portfolio to better support our customers,” said Cliff Xu, ceo of Rhenus Air & Ocean Greater China.