Kuehne + Nagel well-equipped for peak season with upgraded European Pharma Fleet [Forwarder]
Ensuring capacity for temperature-controlled overland services
35 new trailers facilitating intermodal KN PharmaChain connection
With the ongoing market growth for temperature-controlled shipments, Kuehne + Nagel is investing in its European Pharma fleet to strengthen the KN PharmaChain overland service in the region; thereby, the company is also well prepared for the peak season ahead. Kuehne + Nagel has successfully deployed 35 new pharma trailers and before end of the year another 45 will be added to the existing fleet, with a further planned expansion of 200 trailers in the coming years.
By enlarging its own dedicated trailer fleet of standardised Schmitz Cargobull Chassis with Thermoking cooling units (mono, bi-temp and double-deck equipment), Kuehne + Nagel aims at facilitating seamless services for active temperature-controlled FTL and LTL shipments across Europe. The overland pharma fleet is part of the KN PharmaChain network, providing multimodal GxP compliant door-to-door shipping on a global scale, enhanced visibility and traceability of the deliveries, as well as intensive and proactive risk management and integrated warehousing services.
Uwe Hött, Senior Vice President Overland Europe at Kuehne + Nagel: “Logistics solutions for the pharma and healthcare industry are among the most important growth drivers for Kuehne + Nagel’s overland and regional business. This investment is part of our commitment to provide comprehensive, GxP compliant transport solutions for the industry, which can be tailored to specific needs. The continuous upgrades of our equipment and facilities as well as the ongoing training of our dedicated pharma logistics experts are the centrepieces of our KN PharmaChain overland solutions.“
The new pharma trailers are fully GxP compliant and offer state-of-the-art technology for temperature controlled transports, including dual temperature, double-deck equipment, TAPA (Transport Asset Protection Association) compliant integrated security locks to be opened remotely with a unique code, integrated control panel, printer for temperature report and GPS control for positioning, temperature, door sensors, coupling and technical status.
Posted at 22:46 パーマリンク
Kuehne + Nagel establishes one European region [Forwarder]
In order to further increase the growth momentum, Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe as of January 1, 2019.
Under the roof of the region Europe with its head office in Hamburg, Kuehne + Nagel will consolidate the management for all European countries. Dr. Hansjörg Rodi, who has been responsible for the Central and Eastern European region and Managing Director for Germany since October 2016, will lead the region Europe.
The responsibility for running the German organisation will be handed over to Mr. Holger Ketz, currently head of airfreight in the Central and Eastern European region. The whole management for Germany will be located in Bremen as of January 1, 2019.
Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO Kuehne + Nagel International AG: “The formation of a European Region is an important step in the development of the whole Kuehne + Nagel Group, enabling us to manage our business even more efficiently and customer-oriented. Furthermore, we are pleased that Kuehne + Nagel Germany will have its future head office in Bremen, where Kuehne + Nagel was founded in 1890.”
Posted at 13:23 パーマリンク
Leading international provider of automotive logistics solutions in China: Kuehne + Nagel establishes Joint Venture with Sincero [Forwarder]
Kuehne + Nagel announces a partnership with Sincero, a Chinese automotive logistics group with a nation-wide operation coverage, to invest in a joint venture focusing on contract logistics for the automotive sector. Kuehne + Nagel will hold majority share of the joint venture.
Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics: “Contract logistics for the automotive industry is a strategic focus area for Kuehne + Nagel globally and especially in China, the biggest automotive market. The joint venture confirms Kuehne + Nagel’s position as a leading international provider of automotive logistics in China. Following the recent launch of our digital platform for e-fulfilment centres in China this investment further strengthens our presence in Asia.“
In recent years, Kuehne + Nagel has been developing a strong automotive footprint in the country by organically expanding the partnership with premium European brands. The company will now enlarge this footprint by almost seventy per cent serving major Chinese brands and Tier 1 suppliers.
Jiang Jun, Sincero’s Chairman of the Board: “Establishing the joint venture with Kuehne + Nagel is a strategic move to comply with the irreversible globalisation trend of economics and competitive landscape of the automobile logistics industry, thereby to complement each other's strength in global network and local expertise.”
Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The joint venture is subject to customary closing conditions and to clearance by the competent merger control authorities.
Posted at 21:50 パーマリンク
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