Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its European overland network with 200 more scheduled international lines and a doubled frequency of 2,000 departures per week by 2014 with its KN Euro-Line.
The increased services and a centralised network management approach will provide the platform for its growth strategy.
Dirk Reich, member of the management board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, said: “We will add one new international direct connection each week during the next four years, with the objective to offer 500 scheduled connections throughout Europe by 2014.”
The introduction of KN Euro-Line, a unified product portfolio across Europe, complemented by the KN Parcel product is the basis for the growth of the overland network.
The standard product KN Euro-Line features structured tariffs and set time tables. It is being supplemented by KN Euro-Line Time-Definite, which guarantees on-time delivery within an agreed timeframe. It also offers KN Euro-Line Express with shorter transit times than the standard product and KN Euro-Line Express12 with shorter transit times and delivery before 12noon.
A central network management centre will be based at the headquarters in Schindellegi, Switzerland, will be in charge of planning, control and supervision of all network activities. Kuehne + Nagel expect this centralised and transparent approach to optimise connections and transit times.