Rhenus Group brands North American purchases

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

The Rhenus Group has rebranded its recent North American acquisitions. Starting this month, Freight Logistics International, Pirâmide SeaAir and Rodair will officially be known as Rhenus Logistics in the Americas. 

“The commitment of Rhenus to the Americas will continue to grow with its ‘One Group – One Brand – One Rhenus’ philosophy,” said Jörn Schmersahl, CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean Americas.

“The seamless transition of our recent acquisitions for the Americas has been fully integrated into our global network and will enable us to continue creating innovative solutions for our existing and future customers within the region.”

The acquired companies will operate under the Rhenus logo and identification, replacing their previous company names to reflect the global organization. The newly consolidating Rhenus Americas companies will continue to deliver supply chain solutions, international transportation (air and ocean), customs brokerage, compliance, warehousing and distribution at the Rhenus Americas regional headquarters in Miami, Florida. 

Three freight forwarding specialists

Prior to the acquisitions made by the Rhenus Group in 2018 and 2019, all three companies specialized in freight-forwarding solutions.

Canadian-based customized logistics solutions specialist Rodair provides international freight forwarding, project logistics, courier, warehousing and distribution, 3PL services and e-commerce solutions to fashion, retail, automotive, pharmaceutical and mining industries. Rhenus acquired it in 2019. Along with headquarters in Toronto, the company founded in 1996 had locations in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.

Freight Logistics International, headquartered in Miami, provided international transportation and fulfillment services to manufacturers, distributors, systems integrators and resellers of high technology products in the United States and Latin America.

Brazil-based freight forwarder, Pirâmide SeaAir, operated as a licensed customs clearance broker for more than 20 years and has developed its customs clearance software for this purpose.

Rhenus has recently opened a new branch in Mexico City, expanding its Latin American presence for the Rhenus Americas Air and Ocean Division.

Germany-based Rhenus Group is a logistics service provider with global business operations and an annual turnover of EUR 5.5 billion. It has 750 locations worldwide and employs 33,000 people.