Kuehne + Nagel International AG (or Kühne + Nagel) is a global transportation and logistics company based in Schindellegi, Switzerland.It was founded in 1890, in Bremen, Germany, by August Kühne and Friedrich Nagel. It provides sea freight and airfreight forwarding, contract logistics, and overland businesses with a focus on providing IT-based logistics solutions.[clarification needed]In 2010, Kuehne + Nagel was the leading global freight forwarder, accounting for nearly 10% of the world’s air and sea freight business by revenue, ahead of DHL Global Forwarding, DB Schenker Logistics, and Panalpina. As of 2012, it has more than 1,000 offices in over 100 countries, with over 63,000 employees.

Operations are divided into the following segments:

  • Seafreight
  • Airfreight
  • Road & Rail Logistics
  • Contract Logistics
  • Integrated Logistics / Lead Logistics
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance Brokers

It provides sea freight and airfreight forwarding, contract logistics and overland businesses; with a focus on providing IT-based logistics solutions. Its freight forwarding (sea / air) services, include the necessary arrangement for the transportation of goods by road and rail. Its contract logistics unit offers warehousing and distribution services. KN Lead Logistics Solutions includes 4PL Management, Supplier & Inventory Management, Aftermarket Management and Supply Chain Technology. KN Lead Logistics Solutions acts as the single point of contact with full operational responsibility with focus on supply-chain integration. Kuehne + Nagel’s solutions extend to the world’s largest industries including: aerospace, automotive, fast-moving consumer goods, high-tech & consumer electronics, industrial goods, oil & gas, retail, pharma & healthcare.

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