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Raben Germany establishes new subsidiary Raben sea & air GMBH


Raben Trans European Germany GmbH established in June a new subsidiary. With Raben Sea & Air GmbH the European logistics service provider bundles its know-how in intermodal transport and expands its range of services in sea- and airfreight. Thus Raben Group puts a further focus on the expansion of its activities parallel to the existing European network. The new company has first-class logistics sites. In addition to its headquarters, situated directly at the Port of Hamburg and a branch office near Frankfurt Airport, it will also have a location at Leipzig Freight Airport close to the A14 motorway. 

"Our customers will benefit from Europe-wide standards as well as our international know-how in intermodal transport," says Raben Group CEO Ewald Raben.

Due to the decades of the Raben Group's history, Sea & Air GmbH has comprehensive logistics services and extensive experience in the European transport market. Nils Hülsmann is the new CEO of the subsidiary.

Via container ship from Asia to the Middle East, from Vancouver and Los Angeles via air to Europe: The new company combines the cost advantages of sea freight with the fast transit times of air freight. From the Port of Hamburg or airports Raben Group then takes over and organises upstream and downstream transport by rail, barge or truck. With the help of the “Estimated Time of Arrival” programme, customers in the Raben network can track the progress of their consignments in real time.

"We always assign the responsibility for a particular freight transport to one employee, thus ensuring close contact with the customer and thus a smooth process," says Hülsmann.

Import: Fast and efficient handling
Regardless of the size and transport volume of the customer´s company, FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less then container loud) can be booked. Raben Sea & Air takes care of the complete organisation of both export and import goods. Exports are transported to the port or airport with the group's own fleet of trucks, imports are collected from there. In this way, everything remains in one hand and customers have complete transparency over the transport route.

"We offer fast and efficient handling. Goods from the Far East reach Europe within two days of departure," says Managing Director Hülsmann. The international logistics service provider collects export shipments from any location in Europe and carries out customs clearance close to the customer, at local Raben branches in Poland and at the airports in Warsaw, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Milan and Amsterdam. The door-to-door service includes different types of shipments: Express, Standard and Economy. "Thanks to our comprehensive distribution network, we can organise a quick pick-up of the consignment from the customer's location and then transport it onward," says Hülsmann.

Temperature-controlled transports are just as possible as dangerous goods transports and packaging in accordance with IATA-DGR regulations.

Customers benefit from Secure Cargo
Customers of Raben Group also benefit from Secure Cargo service. As a Regulated Agent, the European logistics service provider guarantees the safe transport of air freight shipments by land. Customers save time and costs as the consignments do not undergo extra checks.

"We have a special transport network as part of the Secure Supply Chain, including all apron approvals," says Hülsmann.

Spin-off in the course of the Fenthols takeover
The subsidiary Raben Sea & Air was founded in the course of the Fenthol & Sandtmann takeover in June this year. According to the agreement Raben Group took over all Fenthols locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden and Erlensee near Frankfurt am Main as well as 460 employees.