Milan / Italy, October 18, 2012 – Kuehne + Nagel has been selected to coordinate and manage the shipment of 26 Maserati GranTurismo racing cars from Europe to the overseas destinations of the Maserati Trofeo World Series championship in California and Shanghai.
This year, the Italian luxury car manufacturer Maserati is organising the third edition of its international mono-brand racing championship, the Maserati Trofeo MC World Series, featuring events in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, the US and China. Being part of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC), the overseas races take place in Sonoma/ California (near San Francisco) and on the Formula 1 circuit in Shanghai.
As official logistics partner, Kuehne + Nagel was awarded the ocean transport of the 26 racing cars including accessories and spare parts, from the Italian port of La Spezia to Oakland/California and onwards from Oakland to Shanghai and after the season closing race in November back to La Spezia.
“Having been selected by Maserati as its official logistics partner is a great opportunity for Kuehne + Nagel to demonstrate our professional approach, service quality and specialised logistics expertise,” said Paolo Guidi, Sales & Marketing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Italy.
About the Maserati Trofeo MC
The Maserati Trofeo MC World Series, launched in 2010, is the international mono-brand racing championship, dedicated to all drivers aiming to race in the GT class with a prestigious brand. In light of the success of the first two seasons, 2012 is seeing the third edition of the Maserati Trofeo, with events on some of the most famous intercontinental circuits. Competition is furious throughout the season-long championship, confirming the competitive spirit and magnetism of a competition able to attract gentleman drivers from all over the world.
About Kuehne + Nagel
With over 63,000 employees at more than 1000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. In Italy, Kuehne + Nagel operates across 25 locations with 600,000 sqm under management. The company has a workforce of 2,000 employees. For further information, please visit www.kuehne-nagel.com