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New Rhenus service defies motor trade slump

[ March 11, 2021   //   ]

While 2020 saw a record slump in new car sales in the UK, strong demand for the international movement of classic and super cars boosted Rhenus UK’s newly established Full Vehicle Logistics (FVL) business.

In its first six months of operations alone, the service transported 86 high performance cars, worth more than €100 million by air, sea and road.

The majority of the shipments by Rhenus FVL over its first six months were exports of new or classic cars from the UK to either the Far East or mainland Europe

Rhenus has a proven track record supporting automotive manufacturers, the FVL service is aimed at car enthusiasts, specialist dealerships and.

Air and ocean director at Rhenus UK, Spencer Davern, commented: Despite the headwinds of the Covid-19 pandemic, the global recession and now Brexit, we’ve seen strong demand for our new specialist service. Our proven capability within the automotive sector, coupled with our focus on quality and communication at all stages has evidently hit the right mark with discerning supercar and classic car owners.”

He added: “To lessen the impact of Brexit on the automotive industry, the Rhenus joint-venture, Cuxport, located in Northern Germany’s Cuxhaven, has implemented optimised customs processes, leading to a significant increase in EU/UK-vehicles being handled through the port. This increase has since produced an extended, now daily shipping schedule between Immingham and Cuxhaven for European markets and has paved the way for a significant business award.”