Kuehne & Nagel Expands LCL Services in Asia-Pacific, Europe
By: Kuehne & Nagel April 09, 2014
Kuehne & Nagel has expanded its offering of less-than-containerload (LCL) services in the Asia-Pacific and Europe-Australia trades.
The company has opened a new hub in Busan, South Korea, now its fourth-largest in the region after Shanghai, Singapore and Colombo. It will offer 12 additional direct services from the new location. Service will be provided by Blue Anchor Line, Kuehne & Nagelís in-house non-vessel operating common carrier. The connections feature weekly direct sailings between key markets within the Asia-Pacific region, as well as from Asia-Pacific to Europe, North America and Latin America. Kuehne & Nagel now offers 430 weekly LCL services from Asia-Pacific. In addition, the provider has launched new LCL reefer services from Europe to Australia. It collects shipments from across the European continent and consolidates them at its facility in Rungis, France, before shipping directly to Melbourne via the French port of Le Havre. The company handles such items as wine, confectionery and frozen goods.