Rhenus announces an expansion on its South Korea Seoul branch


Leading global logistics service provider Rhenus is offering a landbridge service in South Korea. Providing a viable alternative for time-sensitive cargo, the service includes rail connections between South Korea and Europe to cater to markets shipping higher value cargo with medium turnaround times that can be up to 40 percent faster than ocean freight. Within the rail service, weekly departure schedules and door-to-door delivery with dedicated teams in inbound and outbound markets ensure consistent tracking and management of the entire process.

The landbridge service aims to optimize inventory management by reducing logistics costs compared to air freight options, increasing planning reliability, and offering a highly secure, faster solution than ocean freight. It includes daily tracing solutions and caters to various container pick-up and drop-off locations, including South Korea, China and European countries such as Poland and Russia, for greater flexibility in planning.

As the pandemic continues, the global market for rail freight transportation, estimated at USD 159.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach USD 205.3 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.3 percent, according to market research company Global Industry Analysts Inc.

“The Asia-Pacific market for rail freight transport is expected to gain momentum, as intermodal solutions continue to grow in popularity amidst the evolving supply chain challenges worldwide. The introduction of our Rhenus landbridge service in South Korea will strengthen our existing range of solutions to offer customers more reliable and customized options to plan their imports and exports smoothly within their requirements,” said Patrick Dargel, Managing Director of Rhenus Korea.


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