Jacobson and Rhenus team up for European 3PL partnership
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Jacobson Companies recently announced it has established a strategic partnership with Rhenus Logistics, a European 3PL.
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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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About the AuthorJeff 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. Contact Jeff Berman
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