Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kuehne + Nagel Open New Russian Logistics Hub

Facility to assist in Winter Olympics
Shipping News Feature

RUSSIA - Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Sochi, Russia. The site will be directly involved in providing logistics and transportation services to official contractors of the Olympic Winter Games 2014.

Located in the district of Adler, in close proximity to Sochi International airport and a new sea-river port which is currently under construction, the Kuehne + Nagel facility is ideally positioned at the hub of all construction and logistics activity.

"We have been in contact with the Russian Olympic Organising Committee since early in 2008 and consequently became aware of the first companies to have been awarded the official contracts," comments Perry Neumann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Russia.

"We have appointed a dedicated Olympics Executive, Irina Erokhina, who understands the challenges faced by Sochi City in detail. Being a local logistics professional, she is able to coordinate worldwide shipments for the project and also manage the time-critical site construction logistics."

Following the conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, Kuehne + Nagel plans to maintain the Sochi facility. The city of Sochi is located on the Black Sea coast, an area which is considered the third largest consumer market in Russia, and thus offers much potential for the future.

(pic: courtesy of Kuehne + Nagel)