WCS 2018: Schiphol to release data-sharing tool for flower shipment data

DALLAS – Soon, customers who receive a shipment of fresh-cut roses may be able to tell exactly where the flowers came from, how long the journey took and what condition they are in with just a glance at the air waybill (AWB). Today at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) revealed plans to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 14, 2018

K+N planning logistics innovation centers in Asia, Europe

Swiss freight forwarding and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) continues its efforts to advance supply chain management this week, announcing plans to open ‘innovation centers’ in Utrecht and Singapore. Both facilities will serve as “sandboxes to test and rapidly rollout new technologies,” where K+N will work with universities and start-ups to develop automated supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 8, 2018

K+N launches international supply chain management software

Last week Swiss forwarder and global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) threw its hat into the ring of emerging supply chain digitization platforms, launching its own end-to-end supply chain management service, KN ESP. The modular platform connects previously disjointed supply chain partners, enabling seamless communication between global shippers their vendors, buyers and sellers while […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 5, 2018

Perishables Power Play: How forwarders are adapting to e-commerce disruption

Less than three hours after the chartered 747-8 freighter, named “The Spirit of Panalpina,” touched down at the U.K.’s Stansted Airport, the last load of frozen guacamole was in the hands of the customer in Braintree, Essex. The pale-green concoction of fresh mashed avocados, tomatoes, onions, garlic and other spices was chilled to precisely -18°C, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2018

Temasek, Kuehne + Nagel to form logistics investment JV

Startups are typically known for disrupting established industries and forcing current market leaders to innovate to compete, but at least one leading forwarder said it is welcoming such disruption. Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel (K+N), in partnership with Singapore investment company Temasek, is creating a joint venture (JV) company to invest in logistics start-ups. K+N and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 16, 2018

K+N opens first Logistics Control Center in North Asia-Pacific region

Kuehne + Nagel’s (K+N) first regional Logistics Control Center for Integrated Logistics in North Asia-Pacific, located in Shanghai, is up and running as of this week, managing and fulfilling customers’ orders across the logistics company’s international supply chain operations. The new center has dedicated teams on site to handle contract and transportation management, including logistics […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 12, 2017

Today is last chance to vote for Air Cargo World’s Executive of the Year Award

Have you made your voice heard? Today, Oct. 25, will be your last chance to choose which of our finalists should be named  Air Cargo World‘s Air Cargo Executive of the Year. The winner of the annual honor, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry, will be profiled on the cover of the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2017

K+N, JD.com team up on quality control system for imports

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is partnering with Beijing-based e-commerce company JD.com to create a supply-chain system to manage quality control of imports to China. The two companies have designed a “Transfer Centre” approach that incorporates checks for quality control at a consolidation warehouse in Japan before goods are shipped to China. The Transfer […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

Time to vote for ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year nominees

As the end of the year approaches, we at Air Cargo World are reaching out to readers to vote for our annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2017 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 19, 2017

K+N airfreight volumes take off in first nine months of 2017

During the first nine months of the year, Swiss logistics company Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) saw its airfreight volumes rise by more than 180,000 tonnes for an increase of 19 percent. Most of K+N’s growth was driven by specialized cargo including pharmaceutical, high-tech, automotive and perishables. The logistics company has been quick to integrate its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 16, 2017

Footing the bill: Who’s going to pay for our pricey standards?

BUDAPEST – Without unifying standards, airfreight will remain fragmented, leaving carriers, forwarders, ground handlers and everyone in between vulnerable to disruption – and shelling out big bucks to navigating multiple communications and tracking standards, according to speakers here at this year’s Air Cargo Handling Conference. “If we really want to move the industry forward, IATA […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 21, 2017

Kuehne + Nagel wins pharma logistics contract from Sanofi

Following an expansion of its warehouse in Geel, Belgium, Kuehne + Nagel contracted with life-sciences company Sanofi to manage its warehouse activities in the city. K+N’s warehouse includes temperature-controlled zones between 15°C and 25°C, as well as cold-storage areas ranging between -25°C and 8°C. K+N will store raw materials for Sanofi’s pharmaceutical production and installed […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 19, 2017

JD.com launches alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

On 1 August, Beijing-based e-tailer JD.com, in collaboration with 20 global brands, announced a new alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association that aims to streamline and expedite the customs clearance process for cross-border imports into China. The alliance brings together a cross section of the cross-border e-commerce supply-chain including other retailers and online platforms […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 1, 2017

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
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