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

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

Kuehne + Nagel break ground on Swiss pharma handling facility

With chemicals and pharmaceuticals currently driving the Swiss export economy, following an export slump in 2015, Kuehne + Nagel has responded by breaking ground last week on a 16,300-square-meter “Pharma Hub Switzerland.” The Swiss logistics company said the new capacity will strengthen its position in the country’s pharma and healthcare industry. Pharma Hub will be […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 26, 2017

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party Logistics Market Results and Trends for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 16, 2017

The Power 25: How long can the good times last?

EARLY RISERS For this year’s Power 25, the positive trends outweighed the bad. Last year, we at Air Cargo World predicted DSV, following its completed absorption of UTi, would be a fast riser – and rise it did, leaping up seven spots on the Power 25 list, from No. 16 to No. 9. Now that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

The Power 25 List for 2017

The Power 25 list was compiled with the cooperation of Armstrong & Associates, Inc., a U.S.-based supply chain consulting firm, which ranked the 25 largest forwarders, based on their 2016 air tonnage. Revenue information and tonnage figures for 2016 are either reported by the companies or estimated by Armstrong & Associates. The Power 25: Rank […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 27, 2017

Brexit, high costs undercut strong Q1 business at K+N

Increased volumes and turnover failed to offset currency depreciation, undercutting a strong showing at Kuehne + Nagel Group and ultimately pushing EBITDA and earnings growth into the red. For the first three months of 2017, K+N’s EBITDA was US$257 million, just shy of the previous year’s numbers, while earnings also fell by approximately $4 million […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 20, 2017

Alibaba.com and Kuehne + Nagel to expand partnership

Our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports the world’s second largest air freight forwarder by volume, Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel, signed an MoU to offer outbound logistics services to shippers listed on China’s largest business-to-business platform, Alibaba.com. The MoU will expand the scope of a pilot program launched last year which integrated the forwarder’s “KN FreightNet” digital shipment […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 12, 2017

Grünenthal to use Kuehne + Nagel’s pharma logistics

Swiss forwarder Kuehne + Nagel is partnering with pharmaceutical research company Grünenthal to reorganize the pharma company’s worldwide transportation network for highly sensitive pharmaceutical products. Grünenthal has production sites in Europe and Latin America, with a footprint in 32 countries, and products available in 155 countries. The pharma giant will use KN PharmaChain, K+N’s multi-modal […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 31, 2017

Forwarders see higher volumes in Q4, but not all see higher profits

Today our sister publication, Cargo Facts reports: Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina, two of the world’s largest forwarders and logistics services providers, are headquartered in Switzerland, but while their head offices may be close, their fourth-quarter results are far apart. Despite both carriers reporting significant increases in airfreight volumes, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2016, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 3, 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
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