Kuehne + Nagel is setting new standards in pharma and healthcare logistics. The company was the first in the logistics industry to be given International Air Transport Association (IATA) certification for its entire pharma air network. IATA’s stamp of approval confirms the high standards of the KN PharmaChain solution. Customers expect GxP conformity, digital and seamless control systems as well as maximum transparency. With KN PharmaChain Kuehne + Nagel can fulfil these expectations across the world.
Trans-Eurasian rail transport has developed into an attractive alternative to seafreight and airfreight. Delivery times are shorter compared to maritime transport at lower costs compared to airfreight. With KN Eurasia Express, Kuehne + Nagel now provides own LCL shipments on these routes. Due to its high safety standards and fully transparent shipment status information, the service is of particular interest to customers from the automotive, high-tech and fashion industries.
E-commerce is one of the most important drivers of growth in logistics. Alibaba.com platform customers have been able to instantly obtain quotations, book pickup and destination delivery services for airfreight and LCL shipments via Kuehne + Nagel’s digital platform KN FreightNet since 2016. In future, the strategic cooperation agreement with the e-commerce leader will be extended to all modes of transport and contract logistics outside China.
Analysis, reporting and management of CO2 emissions from shipments is increasingly important for many seafreight customers. Since May 2017, all of Kuehne + Nagel’s seafreight invoices have shown the associated carbon dioxide emissions, an industry first. This allows Kuehne + Nagel customers to improve management of CO2 missions along their supply chains and reduce environmental pollution. The data is based on the Global Transport Carbon Calculator (GTCC) developed by Kuehne + Nagel.
The London-based Treasury Today Group honoured Kuehne + Nagel’s innovative digital finance solution with this renowned prize. Kuehne + Nagel suppliers can log on to an online platform and submit invoices electronically. This allows them to receive payment far more quickly than by conventional means. The partners Tradeshift and Citibank ensure that the process is fully integrated and bank registration is no longer required. With its supply chain finance solution, Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its digital service portfolio in the field of finance.
The pharma and healthcare industry is one of the most important growth sectors for Kuehne + Nagel. With the establishment of a new Pharma Hub in Möhlin, the company is expanding its position as leading pharma logistics provider. At this state-of-the-art facility, transport and logistics services will be implemented to the highest industry standards, additionally, high value added services will be offered. Swiss and international customers will benefit from the link to the worldwide KN PharmaChain network.
With the takeover of CFI, Commodity Forwarders Inc., the leading airfreight logistics provider for perishables in the US, and Trillvane Ltd, a Kenian company specialising in flower transport, Kuehne + Nagel is strengthening its global perishables network, which is now the world’s largest. Connecting producer countries and major consumer markets is opening up considerable business potential for the Kuehne + Nagel Group.
Battery-powered vehicles have gained substantial market shares in recent years around the world. As a result, demand for lithium batteries increased. With KN BatteryChain, Kuehne + Nagel provides its customers with an integrated logistics solution for sea, air and overland transport that covers the entire life cycle of lithium batteries from cell manufacture to battery assembly and automotive production as well as disposal and recycling of used batteries.
Numerous analysts and investors accepted an invitation to attend the Capital Markets Day 2017 and used the opportunity to talk to the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. Following an in-depth information on the company development and trends in strategically important markets, CEO Dr. Detlef Trefzger and CFO Markus Blanka-Graff presented the new strategic programme KN+ NextGen.
Kuehne + Nagel’s sustainability goals are ambitious. In a yearly report, the company documents how it integrates the principle of sustainability throughout the company. The report is compiled on the basis of internationally recognised standards and is published annually as part of the annual report.
Kuehne + Nagel was founded in Bremen in 1890. The company has remained loyal to the city ever since. Now, the company needs more space at the Bremen site. A new building is emerging on the Wilhelm Kaisen Bridge in the heart of Bremen, where the company established its headquarters in 1909. The foundation stone for the new August Kühne House was laid on October 26, 2017, in the presence of Christian Weber, President of the Bremen Parliament, Dr. Carsten Sieling, the Mayor of Bremen, and Klaus-Michael Kühne, majority shareholder and Honorary Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.