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Rhenus Logistics, a global logistics service provider based in Germany, recently opened its first regional headquarters for the Americas in Miami, Florida. Already with a strong presence in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Rhenus established its footprint in the Americas to expand its services in its new 160,000-square-foot warehouse that is designated as a foreign trade zone. The new facility currently provides vertical solutions for consumer electronics, industrial telecommunications, high-technology, high-fashion, and retail.
“Our regional headquarters for the Americas will serve both the North and South American continents,” said Jörn Schmersahl, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Americas. “Its location is strategically convenient for our services to expand in the Americas and will create links to other regions such as Europe and Asia. Miami is the gateway to Latin America — our roots here will help us strengthen our global presence within the region and across new verticals.”
The Class A warehouse is located across from the Miami International Airport and ten miles from the Port of Miami. The new regional headquarters will be functioning as an IATA-accredited air forwarder, licensed Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Customs Bonded Warehouse, Certified Cargo Screening Facility and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). The facility also includes an innovative proprietary IT platform and warehouse management system (WMS), 24-hour security, 59 dock doors, and one ramp.
The Rhenus Group recently acquired a Florida-based high-tech supply chain specialist, Freight Logistics International, to strengthen the presence of Rhenus in the Americas.
With an annual turnover of $5.8 billion, Rhenus has business sites at 660 locations worldwide and employs 31,000 people. The Rhenus Group provides solutions for a variety of different sectors along the supply chain, including multimodal transport operations, warehousing, and customs clearance, as well as value-added services.
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