Jersey City, N.J. / USA – April 9, 2013 – Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading global logistics companies, has been selected by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as a freight forwarder and supply chain provider to help Royal Caribbean manage international sea consignments.
The Kuehne + Nagel branch in Miami, Florida, manages sea transports and provides customs-clearance overseas, including coordination of on-time alongside-ship deliveries for three of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.‘s cruise brands - Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises.
As part of the agreement, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. leverages KN Login, a state-of-the-art web-based visibility, monitoring and reporting tool, which gives the company access to real time data across its supply chain.
Kuehne + Nagel performs a multitude of tasks and is responsible for the handling and shipping of about 5’000 TEUs and some 65’000 products per year. The range of articles is huge and includes hotel supply, hotel equipment, food & beverages, provisions, stores and marine spare parts. To add complexity, commodities are expedited in three different temperature zones - frozen, chilled and dry.
Royal Caribbean operates cruises all over the world and therefore a dedicated team of Kuehne + Nagel experts - supported by colleagues in strategically located control towers - ensures the reliable supply of ships in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Northern and Latin America.
"We're proud to team with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and look forward to building a long-term relationship, delivering logistics solutions that add value tothe supply chain,” said John Hextall, President of Kuehne + Nagel North America. “Our logistics experts understand the importance of reliable cruise line delivery and of managing essential freight arriving in a foreign port to meet a tight loading window.”
Holger Altvater, Global Head of Hotel Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, adds: “We are very pleased to have been selected by Royal Caribbean to be their global logistics provider. With our worldwide network, special industry expertise and local market know-how in all countries involved we are perfectly positioned to establish a successful and long-lasting business relationship with the customer.”
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 63.000 employees at over 1000 locations in more than 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. Further information: www.kuehne-nagel.com