Monday, February 15, 2010

Kuehne + Nagel Awarded Logistics Contract For Marina Bay Project

Giant Hotel Complex Latest Client For K+N
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SINGAPORE – Kuehne + Nagel has been awarded an exclusive logistics contract to manage the warehousing, delivery-to-site and installation activities of the hotel rooms and suites for the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, currently one of the world’s largest hotel projects.

Marina Bay Sands features three 55-story cascading hotel towers with over 2,500 rooms and suites, topped by the Sands SkyPark bridging across the towers. The resort includes a museum, retail stores, restaurants, the 1.3 million square feet Sands Expo and Convention Center that can host over 45,000 delegates, as well as two theatres and a casino.

Under the agreement, KN Hotel Logistics, the special services division of Kuehne + Nagel that provides supply chain management solutions to the world’s luxury hospitality industry, will be responsible for on-time delivery and installation of all furniture for the hotel.

The project team is gradually handing over the guest rooms to the operator, working its way up from the ground floor based on a tight time line. Kuehne + Nagel’s has implemented a tailor-made IT system which supports the installation in better planning accuracy and reduced administrational effort.

“We brought together some of our best furniture experts from our teams in America, Europe and Asia taking over the warehousing and critical last-mile delivery for this historic hotel opening project,” commented Achim Glass, Kuehne + Nagel’s Vice President Global Hotel Logistics.

“To meet the ambitious deadline, we have implemented three-shift operations, working six days a week, 24 hours a day. Winning this huge contract is proof of the trust placed in us by a globally leading resort developer and demonstrates our strong capacity to manage the material flow on busy project sites and deliver a turn-key solution to our customer.”