Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Jacobson and Rhenus team up for European 3PL partnership

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
February 08, 2011

Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Jacobson Companies recently announced it has established a strategic partnership with Rhenus Logistics, a European 3PL.

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.

For more articles on Jacobson, please click here.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

FTR says both spot rates and contract rates are heading up in a full capacity environment and with the fall shipping season rapidly approaching, it explained conditions for shippers could further deteriorate.

Read how others are using Business Process Management to achieve ERP success with Microsoft Dynamics AX. Download the free white paper now.

Now that Congress has issued another highway funding Band-Aid – a $10.9 billion highway bill through next May that former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood blasted as “totally inadequate” – what can we expect as the infamously do-nothing 113th Congress winds down in the next month before taking yet another recess to prep for the mid-term elections?

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in July headed up 1.3 percent on the heels of a 0.8 percent increase in June. The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 133.3 in July, which outpaced June’s 132.3 by 0.8 percent, and was up 2.8 percent annually.

Volumes for the month of July at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) were mixed, according to data recently issued by the ports. Unlike May and June, which saw higher than usual seasonal volumes, due to the West Coast port labor situation, July was down as retailers had completed filling inventories for back-to-school shopping.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA