London / United Kingdom, July 06, 2011 – British Airways has agreed a 3-year renewal of its contract with Kuehne + Nagel for the import of its range of in-flight wines from around the world to the United Kingdom.
The strength of Kuehne + Nagel’s global seafreight network was key to British Airways’ decision to continue the partnership, which was originally formed in 2004. Over more than six years, British Airways has relied on Kuehne + Nagel for the timely, transparent and cost-effective transportation of wine to the UK from multiple origins across Europe, Australia, South Africa and South America.
In addition to renewing the existing contract, British Airways has also called upon Kuehne + Nagel to manage seafreight exports of its cabin service supplies from the UK to a distribution centre in Chicago, IL/USA, and to handle some domestic overland traffic within the UK.
David Hoade, Senior Logistics and Services Manager for British Airways said, “Kuehne + Nagel has developed an in-depth knowledge of the supply chain requirements for our in-flight wine offering and, in particular, has demonstrated an understanding of our specific sea and overland transport challenges. We are confident that the relationship will continue to deliver added value to British Airways.”
“We are committed to providing continuous improvements and ongoing efficiencies in our service to British Airways,” commented Anthony Quinn, Senior Vice-President Sales and Marketing of Kuehne + Nagel’s North West Europe region. “We welcome this excellent opportunity to continue working together and also to reaffirm Kuehne + Nagel’s position as a first choice logistics provider for wines.”
About Kuehne + Nagel
With more than 58,000 employees at 900 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 lead logistics solutions.