Kuehne + Nagel expands LCL activities

JOC Staff | Apr 3, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Schindellegi / CH, April 02, 2014 - Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its less-than-container-load (LCL) offering with a new hub in Busan, South Korea, reefer services from Europe to Australia and an Eco-Cargo initiative.

With LCL operations in more than 100 countries, this service spans theentire Kuehne + Nagel global network and continues to be in high-demand.These latest developments underline the company’s commitment tocontinuously expanding its comprehensive global LCL offering, whichfeatures full supply chain visibility and monitoring via KN Login,Kuehne + Nagel’s web-based information management system.

New LCL hub in Busan
To meet growing market demand, Kuehne + Nagel has further extendedits LCL service package in Asia-Pacific with the opening of a new hub inBusan. Busan is Kuehne + Nagel’s fourth largest LCL hub in the regionafter Shanghai, Singapore and Colombo, and will offer 12 new directservices. Operated by Blue Anchor Line, Kuehne + Nagel’s in-houseNVOCC (Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier), these newconnections feature weekly direct sailings between key markets within theAsia-Pacific region as well as from Asia-Pacific to Europe, North andLatin America. In total, the number of Kuehne + Nagel’s self-operatedweekly LCL services from Asia-Pacific now amounts to 430.The new Busan hub strenghtens the company’s gateway portfolio. Due toits geographical advantage, it offers considerable syngeries, particularly fordirect services currently running from Korea to key markets in LatinAmerica.

LCL Reefer Services from Europe to Australia
Kuehne + Nagel has launched new LCL reefer services from Europe toAustralia. Shipments are collected from across the European continent andconsolidated at the Kuehne + Nagel facility in Rungis/France, before beingshipped directly to Melbourne via the French port of Le Havre. The company offers seamless logistics solutions for wine and confectionery (+ 15 degrees C), chilled goods (+ 4 degrees C) and frozen goods (– 18 degrees C).

Eco-Cargo initiative reduces CO2 emissions
The introduction of LCL Eco-Cargo sees Kuehne + Nagel offer itscustomers an advanced cost and carbon efficient product. Its objective is tosubstantially reduce the number of long distance groupage shipments,resulting in approximately 15 per cent lower carbon dioxide (CO2)emissions and transportation costs. This is achieved by transporting fullcontainers to an inland freight terminal before de-stuffing. Final distributionis then arranged from such terminals rather than from the port of arrival.The Kuehne + Nagel LCL division additionally contributes to thecompany’s overall green logistics targets by reducing CO2 emissionsthrough recycling of used material, minimising trucking mileage andcooperating with ecologically operating partners. Furthermore, thecompany uses its own web-based LCL CO2 emission calculator to providefull transparency of CO2 emissions at shipment level, as well as carryingout continuous environmental assessments of all partners.

About Kuehne + Nagel
With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com