Rhenus plans a new business site in Kazakhstan
The Rhenus Group plans to expand its activities in Kazakhstan by establishing a business site and container depot in the industrial city of Karaganda.
“Kazakhstan is the second-most important country in terms of imports and exports for China. It has a favourable geographical location as a transit country located between East and West. German companies like the Rhenus Group can draw particular benefit from the current increase in cargo handling operations because they have their own business sites in the country,” said Michael Viefers, member of the Rhenus Group management board.
The logistics services provider Rhenus has so far run business operations in the capital, Nur-Sultan and in Almaty, the country’s largest city, through its subsidiary, Rhenus Intermodal Systems, which specialises in global container logistics. Karaganda has about 500,000 residents and is Kazakhstan’s fourth-largest city; it is particularly important for the coal, iron and steel and cement industries. (mw)