Salmon shipment is first to fly 100% SAF

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel loaded four tonnes of Scottish salmon on board Virgin Atlantic's Flight 100 from Heathrow to New York on 28 November, the first operated by a commercial airline to operate on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The cargo, from sustainable producer Bakkafrost, was non-revenue but K+N, one of Virgin’s top cargo customers, purchased Scope 3 emissions credits for the flight. The Boeing 787 flight was a one-off, carrying ... [+]

KN takes direct approach with Emirates

Emirates SkyCargo capacity is now available on Kuehne+Nagel’s internal booking engine, the first time the carrier has made its services available via a freight forwarder’s own portal. It streamlines the booking process for Kuehne+Nagel agents, providing access to the airline’s schedules, rates and available capacity in real-time. The facility has ... [+]

Kuehne+Nagel flies first charter to Birmingham, Alabama

Kuehne+Nagel operated its first charter cargo flight into Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Alabama, from Stuttgart, Germany on 2 April. The weekly 747-8F flight is aimed at the automotive, aviation, and pharmaceutical industries and others that are experiencing congestion at major hub airports. It follows the signing of a partnership between the ... [+]

Freight industry says farewell to Queen of the Skies

Kuehne+Nagel’s Apex Logistics International will have the honour of putting the very last Boeing 747 into service. The 747-8 freighter will be operated under a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air, supporting customers on the volatile Transpacific trade lanes. After a half-century production run, the last jumbo jet, christened Empower, was presented ... [+]

Kuehne+Nagel opens Ireland pharma site

Kuehne+Nagel Ireland opened a temperature-controlled facility in late July near Dublin airport and seaport. Along with three existing healthcare warehouses, it expands Kuehne+Nagel’s healthcare footprint in Ireland to 40,000 sqm. The new HPRA-approved facility uses energy-efficient equipment to maintain a temperature of 15-25°C and will house 34,000 Euro-pallet positions with segregated ... [+]

IAG Cargo and KN to use first UK-produced SAF

Kuehne + Nagel has partnered with IAG Cargo buy 8 million litres of the first UK-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Phillips 66 Limited’s Humber Refinery. It is scheduled to be delivered throughout 2022 as part of IAG Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to decarbonising air cargo The fuel is produced from used ... [+]

Change at the helm for Kuehne + Nagel

Swiss-headquartered global forwarder Kuehne + Nagel will appoint Stefan Paul as chief executive from 1 August 2022, while current chief executive Dr Detlef Trefzger will step down for private reasons. He will remain on the board of directors. Stefan Paul has been a member of the management board since 2013, ... [+]

A big site for a small country

Kuehne+Nagel has opened a 34,000sq m fulfilment centre in Contern, Luxembourg, the EU's smallest member state. Services on offer include inventory management, picking, packing and shipping orders and managing returns. [+]

KN opens Italian wine warehouse

Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new 27,000sq m dedicated wine and spirits warehouse in Oppeano in Verona, Italy. The fully customs-bonded facility is temperature controlled and offers a range of value-added services. [+]

Freight industry sees limited impact from coronavirus – updated-2

Freight and shipping operators said that the coronavirus outbreak that has hit Wuhan and other major cities in China had not yet had a great impact on their operators, not least because it had coincided with the Lunar New Year holiday shutdown. However, they said that they were continuing to monitor ... [+]

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