Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

K+N adds pharma facility in Slovenia

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is increasing its foothold in pharma logistics with the addition of a new distribution center and warehouse in Slovenia for its healthcare-oriented clients near Ljubljana Airport (LJU), which it said is one of the largest facilities in its international cool-chain network, “KN PharmaChain.” The 38,000-square-meter facility has capacity for about […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 17, 2018

K+N launches self-service app, myKN

Today, Swiss forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel made another step toward airfreight digitalization with the launch of “myKN,” a platform that will allow its customers of all its sectors – air, sea and overland – to access K+N’s services digitally. The self-serve customer interface is organized into four main portals: explore, quote, book and track. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 29, 2018

K+N acquires New York-based time-critical logistics services company

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is bolstering its foothold in time-critical logistics with the acquisition of Quick International Courier, a New York-based consortium of logistics services companies, with a focus on the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. “Kuehne + Nagel’s M&A [mergers and acquisitions] strategy is focused on expanding our footprint,” said Detlef Trefzger, CEO […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 21, 2018

K+N reports growth in airfreight, invests in U.S. perishables market

Today, Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its financial results for the first nine months of 2018, which show growth in its airfreight sector of 19 percent to US$272.3 in operating income (EBIT), and a tonnage increase of 16 percent to 1,302 million tonnes, compared to the same period last year. Growth rates have […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 18, 2018

K+N expands SE Asian footprint

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is expanding its services in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of the logistics operations of Indonesian logistics company Wira Logistics. The move will strengthen K+N’s contract logistics services, warehousing capacity and distribution network in Asia to offer customers end-to-end logistics across Indonesia – where K+N has been operating since 1992. The company […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 1, 2018

K+N opens Central Asia offices for O&G market

With the rise in demand for oil and gas (O&G) exploration in the Central Asian region, Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has opened two new offices in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. The Swiss logistics giant has shown recent interest in the two Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, which have each shown annual GDP growth […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2018

K+N, Sincero enter JV targeting auto industry

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) and Chinese automotive logistics group Sincero are entering a joint venture (JV) to target the automotive industry – with the former company holding the majority share in the agreement. “Contract logistics for the automotive industry is a strategic focus area for Kuehne + Nagel globally and especially in China, the biggest automotive market,” […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 24, 2018

K+N partners with Panatlantic to expand reach into Latin perishables market

Yesterday, Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) said it is partnering with Quito-based logistics services company Panatlantic Logistics S.A. in a move that will further expand the company’s South American cool chain network and underpin its global expansion strategy. At present, K+N manages the transportation of perishables for clients operating out of Colombia, Peru, Brazil […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 3, 2018

K+N to manage supply chain for Malaysian oil-and-gas company Petronas

In a move that could have long-term air cargo repercussions, Switzerland-based forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has signed a three-year contract with Malaysia’s government-owned oil-and-gas organization Petronas to manage its supply chain from end-to-end. Under the deal, K+N will handle such duties as freight forwarding services, logistics management and warehouse operations. The partnership will utilize K+N’s […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018

K+N releases positive 2018 figures in first-half statement

Today, Switzerland-based forwarding giant Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) released its first-half results for 2018, reporting an airfreight volume increase of 18 percent over 1H17 to 863,000 tonnes. Operating profit (EBIT) in the Airfreight segment increased 20 percent in the half to US$182 million. Looking at the quarterly level, tonnage volume for Q1 increased by 21 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

Uncertain Certification: Do CEIV-Pharma standards really help?

At an airfreight conference held last fall in Budapest, Marcel Fujike, senior vice president of products and services, global air logistics, for Kuehne + Nagel, commented during a post-roundtable Q&A session about the effectiveness of the growing CEIV standard for pharmaceutical handling. At one point, he remarked, “If we really want to move the industry […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 2, 2018

K+N invests in facilities at BUD

Switzerland-based logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel is establishing its presence at Budapest Airport (BUD), investing in logistics facilities for high-value goods, such as pharmaceuticals, at the centrally located European hub. This news comes as the airport’s administration gears up to commence construction of its new freight center, known as Cargo City – part of the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 11, 2018

K+N flies high as first-quarter airfreight volume surges

Switzerland-based forwarder and logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel reported first-quarter 2018 net income up 11.5 percent, year-over-year, to US$191 million, as gross profit (what some forwarders call net revenue) rose 11.8 percent to $1.92 billion. Operating income (earnings before interest and taxes, or EBIT) for the quarter was up 12.9 percent to $245 million. […]
  • David Harris
  • April 25, 2018
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