Air, Freight News, Logistics

Kuehne+Nagel expands air charter network for the semiconductor industry

[ November 3, 2023   //   ]

Kuehne+Nagel has introduced three new charter connections between the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Starting on October 23, Kuehne+Nagel’s own freighter, the B747-8 “Inspire.”, conducts two additional weekly routings from Atlanta and Chicago to Amsterdam and from there to Taipei.
This flight will serve key industries such as healthcare, perishables and semicon. As one of the world’s leading microchip manufacturers, Taiwan accounts for approximately 20% of the global semiconductor industry. By connecting Taiwan with the Benelux region, Kuehne+Nagel can offer fully owned and controlled capacity for its semiconductor customers while adhering to the strictest quality standards. Earlier this year, Kuehne+Nagel announced their SemiconChain quality standard in response to the market’s increased need for secure and reliable semiconductors transportation.
Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne+Nagel responsible for Air Logistics comments: “Developing and offering logistics solutions for the semiconductor industry is part of our strategic Roadmap 2026. By introducing these three new connections, we can support our customers better and facilitate future growth in the sector.”
From now on, the B747-8 freighter connects the three regions through around-the-world flights as part of its regular schedule.

K+N opens temperature controlled Chicago facility expansion

Kuehne+Nage announced the opening of its Chicago facility’s expansion with a new GxP compliant area.
At what is now one of Kuehne+Nagel’s largest healthcare facilities globally, the expansion features 21,000 sq ft of temperature-controlled space with separate areas to support a range of climate requirements – from +2°C to +25°C – specifically designed for healthcare operations.
“This investment allows our customers and future customers to further improve the quality of their temperature-controlled supply chain with end-to-end temperature handling in our facility,” said Greg Martin, Senior Vice President, Air Logistics at Kuehne+Nagel. “As we continue to expand our healthcare footprint across North America, we are committed to investing in next-level facilities for our healthcare customers who need a company to rely on for quality assurance in the storage process.”
The opening follows the company’s move from Elk Grove Village, IL to Bensenville, IL earlier this year, which doubled available warehouse space and allowed import and export to take place in one facility, increasing efficiency for operations spanning sea, air, road, and customs.
Healthcare is one of six primary growth areas in Kuehne+Nagel’s Roadmap 2026, a four-year strategic plan towards the company’s vision for 2030: becoming the most trusted supply chain partner supporting a sustainable future.