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Kuehne + Nagel Steps Up Environmental Protection Efforts

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Kuehne + Nagel Steps Up Environmental Protection Efforts

Kuehne + Nagel has established itself as the first logistics company to join the Development and Climate Alliance, one year after the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development originally launched it, according to a recent announcement. This move creates a new standard for competing international logistics companies to actively take part in environmental protection initiatives.

“Climate change has long been the question of human survival. The industrialized countries, in particular, have a special responsibility,” said German Federal Minister Dr. Gerd Müller. “It is not only politics that is called upon to act, but also the private sector. With the Development and Climate Alliance, we have created a platform for this. I am very pleased that Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, has decided to join the alliance. This is a major step and shows that environmental protection and entrepreneurial action go hand in hand.”

With the Net Zero Carbon programme by Kuehne + Nagel as the forerunner for joining the alliance, the company confirmed issues associated with CO2 – specifically through transportation options including their supplier airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies, will be addressed through a three-step process of detection, reduction, and compensation of CO2.

“With its Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne + Nagel acknowledges – as a first mover in the logistics industry – the responsibility it has for the environment, for the ecosystem and essentially for the people, added Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.

“By joining the Development and Climate Alliance, we support the goals of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. As a globally operating company, we are convinced that the private sector must also make its contribution to environmental protection.”

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Kuehne + Nagel Finalize Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. Acquisition

Adding to its current presence throughout Canada, Kuehne + Nagel announced the completed acquisition of Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. (WWP) – known as a leader in tuna exports in addition to being one of the largest freight forwarders in Canada. This acquisition represents forward movement for the company to expand its position as a key provider in perishable cargo.

“We are looking forward to joining the Kuehne + Nagel Group. Combining the strengths of both companies, we will add outstanding value in the regional and international perishables business. For both, our customers and our employees this will generate growing perspectives and services,” said Doug McRae, Chief Operating Officer Worldwide Perishables Canada Co.

WWP was originally launched as a designated forwarder with a focus on local demand. The Halifax-based company brings more than seafood logistics expertise to the table, however. Information released by K+N confirmed more than 17,000 tons of perishable air exports per annum out of Canada will be represented through combining company volumes.

“Perishables logistics is one of our strongest growth drivers at Kuehne + Nagel, thus, we have been continuously investing in the expansion of our dedicated network: through selected acquisitions and by connecting key production countries to major markets,” says Greg Martin, Regional Airfreight Manager Kuehne + Nagel North America. “Setting up global certified standards which are reflected in our KN FreshChain solution, has further strengthened our perishables network worldwide, making it the largest in the industry.”

“Acquiring a specialized player in seafood logistics, Kuehne + Nagel consolidates its leading position in the market,” said Jamie Wood, National Manager Kuehne + Nagel Canada. “Using the network and experience of both companies, our customers can benefit from an enhanced offering and the best possible solution to their needs.”


Kuehne+Nagel Partnership Focuses on Logistics

With airside logistics as the primary focus, global logistics leader Kuehne + Nagel and FEAM Maintenance have confirmed an agreement this week to support efforts in providing a fresh approach to solutions for US airport hubs and logistics.

“Partnering with Kuehne + Nagel will increase the service levels for our clients and will enable FEAM to improve our customer’s supply chain” said Dan Allawat, Chief Operating Officer at FEAM. “We are proud to partner with Kuehne + Nagel and look forward to continue to develop our services portfolio for our clients.”

Per the agreement, FEAM will oversee and manage arranging deliveries and pick-ups in in airside areas while Kuehne + Nagel will provide loading and off-loading supervision and engine stand activation / de-activation.

“With this partnership, we are able to equip our airline and aerospace customers around the world with seamless and certified services deep into the airport environment” said Bob Mihok, President Kuehne + Nagel North America. “With FEAM we have added a respected and well established 145 maintenance provider to our network.”

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Kuehne + Nagel’s Sea Explorer Platform Extension Streamlines Operations

Kuehne + Nagel, a global leader in supply chain solutions, announced the expansion of its ocean freight platform Sea Explorer, a digitally rooted service network that bridges the gap between more than 1,200 international ports using its advanced algorithm. Expansion efforts will come in the form of adding capabilities with service connections and transshipments. It was reported that more than 63,000 port pairs and key inland locations across the globe are connected to weekly services or transshipment options.

“This extension takes Sea Explorer to the next level and complements Kuehne and Nagel’s intelligent sea freight offering; it is the smart platform for all liner services in container shipping,” says Otto Schacht, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “With powerful features, like comparing realistic lead times for direct services and an intuitive navigation, customers will be able to unlock new opportunities for their day-to-day operations.”

This marks the first time a platform provides full visibility on CO2 emissions across carrier and individual services, according to Schacht. “Also, in the light of the upcoming IMO 2020 regulations, this will enable shippers to contribute toward a green economy and sustainable global maritime transportation,” he adds. “Kuehne and Nagel leverages big data technology capabilities and information from the operational system to grant unique insights to sea transport options.”

Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative platform is a prime example of taking proactive measures to understanding market demands while tuning in to competitor strategies. These measures are critical to maintaining the competitive advantage while providing expert solutions.

Utilizing digitization–effectively and wisely–can determine how satisfied your customer base will be at the end of the day. Longevity serves as another benefit to digitization. No company wants to lose customers due to antiquated methods that create additional roadblocks. Digital solutions come with a priceless advantage: time savings.