The Rhenus Group is one of the world’s leading logistics services providers with an annual turnover amounting to EUR 4.8 billion. Rhenus employs over 28,000 people at more than 580 business centers. The Rhenus business areas – Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics – manage complex supply chains and provide innovative value-added services.
The Belgian economy is very import- and export-oriented. This is mainly due to the country’s favorable geographical location and excellent infrastructure. Situated right next to the North Sea, Belgium is an important transit country.
With Antwerp, it also has one of the largest and most significant seaports in the world. Goods can be shipped from this port to customers all over the European Union within just 24 hours. Thirteen different companies operating at seven business locations in this centrally positioned country represent the Rhenus Group.
The business locations in Antwerp (Antwerp, Kallo, Wilrijk), Brussels (Machelen), Mechelen, Herstal and Genk jointly provide the complete spectrum of logistic services in the business areas of Contract Logistics, Freight Logistics and Port Logistics. Customs brokerage, data archiving and high tech solutions are offered as well.
The following companies belong to the Rhenus Group Belgium:
ALS Customs Services nv offers services regarding customs, excise and VAT for all Rhenus entities in Belgium as well as for external clients. The company is AEO-certified and meets the high quality standards of the ECC (European Customs Committee).
Services offered include import, export, transit movements, bonded warehousing, excise movements and warehousing, VAT warehousing and fiscal representation for import and export. Consultancy services for projects connected to customs, VAT and AEO-certification can be provided as well.
ALS Customs Services nv’s office in Belgium is based in Antwerp.
With a yearly throughput of 2.3 million TEU, Contargo is one of the leading container hinterland logistics networks in Europe. Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, Germany’s North Sea ports and the European hinterland. The Contargo network concept is based on three components :
This concept makes Contargo the partner of choice for sea carriers, forwarders and all other players along the intermodal logistics chain in Europe.
Contargo is present in Belgium with an office in Antwerp.
Rhenus Midi Data nv is specialized in customized transport and logistic solutions for unpacked, sensitive technical products. Rhenus Midi Data stands for extensive, precisely planned rollouts within narrow time frames, installation services, placements as well as user training and instruction for technically sophisticated products. Rhenus Midi Data is based in Mechelen.
Dockx Rhenus Archisafe nv provides external archive storage to companies, government and public bodies. This specialist comes into its own wherever sensitive information is being handled or documents need to be secured in optimal conditions. In addition to physical archiving, Scan-on-Demand is offered as well. Dockx Rhenus Archisafe's archive warehouse in Antwerp (Wilrijk) is fully protected against all risks.
CFNR use inland waterway vessels to handle domestic and international consignments of bulk goods, and is focused on port logistics. CFNR's Office in Belgium is based in Antwerp.
Within the Air & Ocean business unit, Rhenus can provide airfreight solutions for direct shipments or consolidation services. Door deliveries or local pick-ups can be arranged in cooperation with the Rhenus worldwide network. A customs approved warehouse of 15,000 m² at Brussels Airport allows for storage and customs clearance (incl. fiscal representation), where Rhenus also provides in-house screening possibilities. Through the worldwide Rhenus network, the Ocean businessunit is able to transport all kinds of cargo to any destination worldwide when it comes to sea freight consignments. This includes handling of all the formalities at the ports and providing pick-up and final delivery services. The Air & Ocean Business unit is therefore focused on freight logistics.
Crossrail, the leading private railway enterprise in Europe, can provide you with rail traction services in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and through several co-operations towards Poland, Hungary and Rumania. Crossrail uses one of the best and continuously improving locomotive and wagons fleet on the European railways, with the highest safety standards. Crossrail is focused on Port Logistics. Crossrail is present in Belgium in Antwerp.
Rhenus Intermodal Systems, the specialist for intermodal Container shipments to many destinations around the globe, with their own fleet of Containers, particulary to and from Russia and other CIS countries, has ist Headquarters in Berlgium, Antwerp. Rhenus Intermodal Systems is focused on freight logistics.
In this Company, General Management, SHEQ- and Facility Management Services are grouped. The Rhenus Holding Belgium is based in Antwerp.
Rhenus Logistics nv ist specialized in commody logistics, Building and optimizing the complete supply chain together with the customer. Different transport modes are combined, departing from the product that has to be handled, with all ist specific needs and characteristics. Product focus is on iron & steel, (petro-)chemicals, agrifood and forest products, as well as on Building & construction material.
Rhenus Shared Service Centre nv is the Company that groups all shared services for Rhenus Belgium. All HR, IT and accounting activities are organised and managed by the Rhenus Shared Service Centre, in close co-operation with all operational companies.
Rhenus SML nv, based in Genk, has over 20 years of experience in Contract Manufacturing (such as assembly of engine & transmission, rear- & frontaxles, cooling modules, glass, …) in the automotive sector. During the past years this experience and knowledge has also been put to use for other industries. Additional logistic services, such as transport, temporary storage and final inspection are also provided, as well as additional services for the after-sales market.
Rhenus SML optimizes supply chains by providing in-plant logistics, high-quality warehousing (with customs-free zone) and value-added services. Rhenus SML is based in Genk.