Jacobson and Rhenus team up for European 3PL partnership
February 08, 2011
Jacobson officials said this partnership provides the company with access to an extensive logistics network into European countries with a single partner, adding that Jacobson’s International Logistics division will provide regular Air and Ocean services to Central and Eastern Europe on a scheduled and expedited basis. They added that Rhenus operates one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) road networks in Europe, departing from their gateways in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Air); Frankfurt, Germany; Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Antwerp, Belgium (Ocean).
“Jacobson has outlined a strategy to work preferably with one partner in Europe to offer its customer a seamless solution and avoid multiple agents,” a company spokesperson told LM. “The preparation has taken about 8 months from the first contact to the start date.”
Jacobson has had long-term agents in Europe for its Forwarding business, according to the spokesperson. And Rhenus provides besides Forwarding, Warehousing and end to end services, with its geographical scope all throughout Europe, with its strengths in Eastern Europe making Rhenus an attractive partner, the spokesperson said.
In terms of benefits this partnership will provide shippers, the spokesperson cited short lead times, complete coverage for all of Europe, full service range in all categories from Automotive to FMCG to Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals.
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