Leading supply chain firm Rhenus Logistics, has further strengthened its existing network with a recently opened facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Rhenus Logistics currently operates a national network of depots, delivering around 220,000 consignments each year for more than 9,000 clients in the UK. As one of the leading freight forwarders and logistics specialists in Europe, Rhenus provides clients with a number of additional services, including express consignments, protective measures during peak seasons and expert advice on customs documentation and clearance.
The economic outlook for Northern Ireland in 2014 is fairly optimistic, with predictions ranging from 1.6% according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), up to 2.4% according to Danske Bank. Given this anticipated growth, Rhenus wanted to further improve service levels in the area and decided that creating the facility was the right strategy to better serve customers as import and export levels increase.
The Rhenus facility in Belfast provides customers with the opportunity to import and export groupage by road, to and from Europe. The creation of the facility also allows a direct Scandinavian service as well as enabling customers to benefit from Full Container Load (FCL) and Less than Container Load (LCL) rates when exporting / importing worldwide. The Belfast depot allows Rhenus Logistics to build upon its reputation as a leading logistics provider in the UK and offers solutions to the continued growth of the Northern Ireland market.
David Williams, managing director of Rhenus Logistics, said: "Within the current market, customers are not only looking for the right product at the right price, they are looking for a greater level of service. Our expansive range of supply chain services, ‘can do’ culture and commitment to service quality is, I believe, unique in the logistics market and the opening of the facility in Northern Ireland has enabled us to further improve the service that we provide. We have a number of ambitious plans for 2014 and the expansion of our network will allow us to cover an even wider reaching market and will also let us further support customers worldwide."