K+N China expands and takes to the road

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) China has announced it has incorporated road logistics into its integrated range of services and is steadily expanding its office network.


K+N China expands


K+N China expands and takes to the road

Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) China has announced it has incorporated road logistics into its integrated range of services and is steadily expanding its office network. Responding to what it says is growing market demand for quality domestic services, K+N launched its first longhaul shuttle between Shanghai and Tianjin in April 2011, a 1,200-km route with scheduled departures from both locations three times a week. In August, the company started a second connection, running three times a week between Shanghai and Guangzhou. The services are offered using Kuehne + Nagel’s own hub and spoke network and feature door-to-door services, direct pick-ups and deliveries, guaranteed departures, reliable lead times, and POD (proof of delivery) management. Depending on specific customer requirements, K+N also provides a variety of ad-hoc features and valueadded services, such as pick and pack operations, labelling and consolidation as well as cargo insurance. Customers also have full visibility along the entire supply chain via GPS technology. By the end of 2011, eight depots will be established at the strategic locations in Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Beijing, Xiamen, Chengdu and Wuhan, enabling K+N to offer a total of 20 links. The logistics group is also steadily extending its office network in China with recent new branches opening in Fuzhou, Wuxi, Zhengzhou, Taicang, Yangzhou and Yinchuan. By the end of this year, the company plans to increase its footprint to 36 cities with the establishment of four more new offices, mainly in the central and western provinces of the country. Further network extensions are scheduled for 2012. “The expansion is in line with our growth strategy and ‘Go-West’ market approach in China”, said Andy Weber, president of Kuehne + Nagel (Asia Pacific) Management Pte. Ltd.