Weiss-Röhlig now offering weekly consolidated container services from Shanghai to Santos (Brazil)by Press Release on 2012-06-27 02:51:10
China, June 2012 - Weiss-Röhlig is now offering a direct sea connection from Shanghai to Santos in Brazil. This product is also an ideal solution for LCL consignments from Ningbo, as they can be transported daily from Ningbo to Shanghai and then loaded directly into the consolidated containers. The strategic alliance between Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig Logistics is thus providing a link between one of the fastest growing economic areas in Asia and the most important sea port in Latin America.
The weekly Hapag Lloyd departures ensure fast, efficient and smooth handling of LCL general cargo in consolidated containers.
The connection offers many advantages for industry, as it links two of the most important industrial cities in the world in a way which enables effective planning.
Vojislav Jevtic, Global Product Manager for Seafreight at Gebrüder Weiss Air & Sea, has the following to say about the new product: “The weekly consolidated container services between China and Brazil have expanded our product portfolio enormously. The consolidated containers are packed by us in Shanghai and transported to Santos without any need for transhipment. We are responsible for all loading checks, as well as for the loading and unloading, which means the risk of damage is reduced. Due to the market development in both countries, we see great potential for increasing the capacities of this connection in the near future and offering similar products throughout the rest of Asia.”
Over 20 years of success in Asia
The first Gebrüder Weiss Chinese office was officially opened in Shanghai back in 1992. This was soon followed by a second in Qingdao. The company’s growing presence in the Asian market was strengthened in 2000 through the establishment of an international strategic alliance with Röhlig Logistics and also the addition of locations in Singapore and Hong Kong. In the following years, the network in Asia has been continually expanded. The most recent expansions have included the takeover of the Japanese logistics company JHB Express as well as the joint venture between Gebrüder Weiss and Tegeta Motors Ltd. in Georgia at the start of 2012.
About Gebrüder Weiss
With over 4,650 employees and an annual turnover of over one billion euros in 2011, Gebrüder Weiss ranks among the leading transport and logistics companies in Europe. In addition to its core business of overland transport, air & sea freight and logistics, the company also operates a number of highly specialised industry solutions and subsidiaries under the umbrella of Gebrüder Weiss Holding AG, based in Lauterach (Vorarlberg, Austria). Having implemented a variety of ecological, economic and social initiatives, the company, which is still family-owned and has a history going back 500 years, is considered a pioneer in terms of sustainable business.
About Röhlig Logistics
Röhlig is an international forwarding company, that offers logistics solutions in the field of intercontinental sea freight, air freight and project logistics. Founded in 1852 in Bremen, Germany, the family-owned company today employs about 2,000 people at 140 trading locations in 31 countries. Röhlig develops tailor-made transport solutions for its customers, as well as complex logistics services for project business. In the IT sector, Röhlig Blue-Net offers individual interfaces and web solutions. Röhlig strives to be the trade companion of the couragous entrepreneur. The company combines a strong customer focus with high quality standards and state-of-the-art technology.