K+N to buy Dutch perishables firm

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Kuehne+Nagel is to buy J van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling, a Dutch distributor of perishable goods.

Karl Gernandt, chairman of Kuehne + Nagel, said: “This acquisition follows our global expansion strategy in the field of perishables logistics.

“Our customers will benefit from temperature controlled door-to-door logistics solutions for perishable goods that require highly specialised handling know-how.”

The Amsterdam based firm handles perishable airfreight cargo such as flowers, plant cuttings, fruits, vegetables, and facilitates logistics and customs processes for import and export shipments.  It also offers services including vacuum cooling,  temperature controlled storage, as well as delivery and distribution across Europe.

J van de Put is a family based company that was founded in 1976.

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