Röhlig Logistics helps in flood disaster with free of charge storage capacities and logistics know-how
Nettetal, 22 July 2021 - On 14 July 2021, large parts of the German federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate were flooded by a devastating flood. Fatalities were reported, damage ran into the billions and many people lost everything. In this situation, Röhlig Logistics has offered support to the victims of the flood disaster in the form of free storage capacities and logistics services.
With the help of the Frechen volunteer fire brigade - Frechen is a town in the Rhine-Erft district, borders Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia to the west and lies in the middle of the flood area - the arrival of the first 12-tonne truck in Nettetal was organised on 21 July. Shelf-stable food was expected, but donations in kind, including clothes, toys, crockery, prams and other daily necessities were also delivered. The food is expected to arrive at a later date. The organisational effort on the part of the aid organisations is great, precise planning difficult, but that is no problem for the Röhlig team. In just under half an hour, the truck contents are unloaded and the sorting begins.
Our site is close to the areas badly affected by the floods. The Frechen volunteer fire brigade will keep sending trucks over the next few days. We palletise and store the goods so that they can be picked up by the German Red Cross when required and brought to the affected people in the crisis region. We also offer our support with transport. I would immediately get into a van myself, but for now we are waiting to see what feedback we get so that we can then organise further help quickly and unbureaucratically.
Sebastian Simon, Site Manager in Nettetal at Röhlig Contract Logistics
We feel connected to the people and the region and want to make a contribution. None of our Röhlig employees have been directly affected by the flood disaster, for which we are very grateful. We know that the relief organisations are currently very busy coordinating the volunteers. We hope to be able to do more in the coming days and weeks.
Ross Marlton, National Contract Logistics Manager Germany