Nestle deal accelerates Kuehne + Nagel’s strategic push into FMCG sector

Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N) strategic push into perishables and consumer goods logistics now includes an array of Nestlé products. Starting next year, all Nestlé – Netherlands’ chocolate, coffee and culinary products, as well as pet and baby foods, will be warehoused in a distribution center in Veghel that K+N built for this new partnership. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 26, 2017

Kuehne + Nagel caps strong first half with major cold-chain acquisitions

Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel is riding the resurgence of airfreight and expanding its volumes across modes, as the company adds thousands of employees and expands its position in the perishables logistics sector with acquisitions in the United States and Kenya. Kuehne + Nagel’s logistics business is booming, especially on the airfreight side, where […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 18, 2017

Freightos study: Will forwarders and IT ever get along?

The freight business is moving online, but not everyone is eager to get on board. The most recent annual “State of Online Logistics Sales 2016 Mystery Shopping Survey,” conducted by Freightos, found that large forwarders have made surprisingly little progress with their online freight booking platforms. “I think it’s time for this industry to catch […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 2, 2017

K+N first logistics firm to earn network-wide CEIV-Pharma cert

Kuehne + Nagel has become the first logistics provider to earn IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceuticals to cover its entire KN PharmaChain air network, which involves 86 locations worldwide. The certification, earned through IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) program, is an assurance that shipments of sensitive pharmaceuticals are handled with […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 1, 2017

Airfreight volumes, earning continue to rise at Panalpina in Q3

Panalpina announced a slight increase in earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) in spite of what it referred to as a “challenging market.” Airfreight volumes for the Swiss forwarder increased 9 percent, year-over-year, for the first nine months of 2016, even as the overall air cargo market decreased by an estimated 1 percent during the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 26, 2016

Airfright earnings down 4.8 percent at K+N in ‘tense’ third quarter

Kuehne + Nagel said a “tense” global airfreight market in the third quarter and continued pressure on margins contributed to shrinking demand and further capacity increases. As a result, Q3 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) in its airfreight division were down 3.6 percent, year-over-year, to US$272.6 million, while operating profit fell 3 […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2016

Kuehne + Nagel reports good first half of 2015

Kuehne + Nagel reported strong growth in the airfreight sector for the first half of 2015, leading to a 4.2 percent increase, year-over-year, in net earnings for the period to $342 million, compared to 2014 when it was $328 million. The global logistics firm saw a 5.2 percent increase in airfreight tonnage, to 610,000 tonnes, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 15, 2015

June Stifel index gives airfreight an advantage

Airfreight seems to have the edge on seafreight demand, per the June Stifel Logistics Confidence Index (LCI). Strong airfreight demand drove the LCI to 55.6 points in June 2015, a 0.1 point rise over the same month last year. Meanwhile, the seafreight index for June 2015 fell by 0.9 points compared with June 2014. The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 30, 2015

The Power 25 Forwarders of 2015

The larger you are, the harder it is to shove you aside. This basic fact of physics can be seen in The Power 25, Air Cargo World’s list of the top 25 largest freight forwarders in airfreight, based on tonnage last year. Many of the familiar brawny players – DHL Global Forwarding, Kuehne + Nagel, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 5, 2015

Confidence booster for air forwarders

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index released in May reports the air freight index increased 2.5 points to 59.5 in May, 3.8 points higher than May 2014 and 10.6 points more than May 2013. This should be good news for air forwarders as they move through the year. Europe to Asia had the largest increase climbing […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 4, 2015

Envirotainer celebrates 500th QEP station at Air Cargo Europe

Envirotainer, the cool-chain container company, raised a toast last Thursday at Air Cargo Europe, in Munich, to celebrate its 500th Quality Envirotainer Training and Quality Program station. The Keuhne + Nagle station will be at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The quality program was started eight years ago to recognize partner airlines, logistics providers, and integrators that properly […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 4, 2015

European forwarders optimistic about airfreight

European forwarders polled in the latest survey by Danske Bank were generally positive about the growth of airfreight through March and April. According to the bank’s latest Freight Forwarding Index, respondents gave the airfreight mode an index of 67, indicating a significant rise in expectations since the 63 that was reported in February. The picture […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 23, 2015

Airfreight boosts Kuehne + Nagel to a prosperous 2014

Forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel reported a robust 2014, with improvement in all areas of its business.  Profits were reported in each quarter with excellent performance in the company’s airfreight sector. The Switzerland- based logistics provider increased air cargo tonnage by 5.3 percent in a market that grew by 3 to 4 percent. As a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 25, 2015

Volga moves grass machines, helicopter, oil rig

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Ruslan International have been busy with shipments around the world. Volga-Dnepr delivered a prototype of the Turkish T129 attack helicopter onboard an IL-76TD-90VD flight from Ankara, Turkey, to Berlin and back to Turkey. For another shipment, Volga-Dnepr’s outsize cargo technicians used a special aircraft ramp extension to load an oil and gas […]
  • June 24, 2014
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