Thursday, June 14, 2012

Freight Forwarder Offers Out of This World Supply Chain Hub

New Singapore Solution Serves Aerospace Customers
Shipping News Feature

SINGAPORE – Freight forwarder and supply chain provider Kuehne + Nagel has introduced a new regional hub solution in Singapore to enhance its dedicated spare parts logistics offering to the aerospace industry. The new service strengthens and underlines the company’s focus to introduce innovative services for the aerospace market. The new hub solution enables global and regional aerospace customers to supply their clients flexibly with parts and subsystems according to their individual needs and timeframes.

The Kuehne + Nagel warehouse facility, located within the Free Trade Zone of the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS), is exclusively dedicated to aerospace customers. Deliveries to operating airport terminals are handled within the shortest possible lead times. The facility comprises state-of-the art technology and fulfils all requirements of companies from the aerospace industry with 24/7 accessibility, dedicated areas for temperature- and humidity sensitive cargo and bonded warehousing facilities.

The hub also has a quarantine area, secure access with CCTV surveillance and management services for clients and reaction to the move has been favourable with Dr. Burkhard Andrich, Senior Vice President Aircraft Component Services of Lufthansa Technik AG commenting:

“Kuehne + Nagel offered the best industry customised solution especially with the dedicated focus on aerospace for the total regional warehouse. This enables us, besides good transit times and effective transport cost, to have our parts being handled by aerospace professionals. Aerospace parts are usually small and of low weight but of high product value. Therefore it is risky to have them stored together with other goods. We are very happy to service our Asia Pacific customers out of this regional aerospace hub.”

K+N say they do not expect to limit this type of development to Singapore with Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President Aerospace at Kuehne + Nagel saying:

“We are proud to offer our global and regional aerospace customers this additional dedicated solution. It is a valuable addition to Kuehne + Nagel’s Supply the Sky portfolio of services developed to meet the requirements of the aerospace industry. It is planned to roll-out the new solution globally.”

Photo: The Armadillo Fishbowl concept vehicle! (Editors Note. OK, it’s a bit of stretch on ‘Aerospace’.)