K+N & AIRDEX work towards greener airfreight
Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel and AIRDEX International Inc., developer and manufacturer of the patented lightweight AIRpalletTM, announced the formation of a strategic alliance. The aim is to investigate and find solutions for joint customers who are interested in reducing the costs and environmental impacts of airfreighttransportation. One of the largest contributing factors to […]
March 1, 2009
One of the largest contributing factors to high logistics costs and CO2 emissions is the usage of airfreight as a means to serve customer timing and transportation demands. According to Reinhard Lange, COO of Sea & Air Logistics and Deputy CEO, Kuehne + Nagel International AG, “this alliance supports our commitment to find innovative solutions for our customers, providing for ‘lean and green’ alternatives to their transportation activities. We see these types of seemingly small solutions to have a large supply chain cost benefit and environmental benefit.”
The project foresees leveraging Kuehne + Nagel’s network as an integrated part of a customer’s supply chain and the (re-)usage of the 3 kg light-weight hybrid plastic pallet from AIRDEX.
The pilot project will address the total inbound supply chain process for Hewlett Packard Co. from Asia to Luxembourg. Hewlett Packard Co. is a key supporterof the initiative.