Rhenus handles 2,000,000 BMWs

PORT OF CUXHAVEN, Germany: September 02, 2019. Port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture of Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals handled its 2,000,000th BMW at the end of last month for delivery to Britain via a regular sailing on the DFDS Jutlandia Seaways.

Cuxport has been shipping BMW vehicles to Britain for 15 years that arrive by rail and depart six times a week on a DFDS vessel carrying up to 2,000 vehicles to the Port of Immingham on England’s east coast, or via the UECC Shipping Company sailing once or twice a week to Southampton.

“In addition to our excellent location on the North Sea with lock-free access, we’re able to impress customers with short handling times and adequate storage capacity for shipping the vehicles,” commented Oliver Fuhljahn, head of Automobile Logistics at Rhenus Port Logistics. “We’ve been able to increase the transhipment of vehicles and the number of our automobile customers during the past few years – partly by providing an improved railway link and making major investments at the site,” he added.

Cuxport not only serves as a feeder point for new vehicles to Britain but also Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The terminal operator provides handling as well as car support services including washing and underseal protection.