May 15 - The Rhenus Group will increase the number of its business sites in the Asia/Pacific region by more than ten percent during 2017 to support the expansion of its sea and airfreight business divisions.

Six offices, including two in the Philippines (Subic and Clark) and one branch each in South Korea (Busan), Indonesia (Semarang), Thailand (Rayong) and Singapore, have already opened since the beginning of the year. Other business sites in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines are scheduled to follow.

Rhenus is planning to consolidate its air and seafreight networks, as well as overland services, to offer new routes. Since April, Rhenus Air has been offering intermodal services, in conjunction with Rhenus Intermodal Systems.

The expansion of the group's global services is not limited to Asia:"Germany, France, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and South and Central America are also interesting markets for us," said Rhenus' Tobias Bartz.

The group is opening a seafreight gateway in Hilden, Germany this summer, where consignments from Europe will be consolidated and shipped via the ports in the west and south of the continent. During the course of the year, another consolidation point for airfreight consignments is due to open at Frankfurt Airport.