Freight Forwarders

Kuehne + Nagel to consolidate European business into one

Kuehne + Nagel will establish one integrated European region from 1 January next year which it said is aimed at continuing its “growth momentum”.

The freight forwarder will have its head office for the region in Hamburg, Germany where it will consolidate the management for all European countries.

Hansjörg Rodi, who has been responsible for the Central and Eastern European region and managing director for Germany since October 2016, will lead the Europe region.

Responsibility for running the German organisation will be handed over to Holger Ketz, currently head of air freight in the Central and Eastern European region. The whole management for Germany will be located in Bremen as of 1 January, 2019.

Kuehne + Nagel chief executive officer, Detlef Trefzger said: “The formation of a European Region is an important step in the development of the whole Kuehne + Nagel Group, enabling us to manage our business even more efficiently and customer-oriented.

“Furthermore, we are pleased that Kuehne + Nagel Germany will have its future head office in Bremen, where Kuehne + Nagel was founded in 1890.”