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Kuehne + Nagel - statistics & facts

Kuehne + Nagel International AG is a global transport and logistics company based in Schindellegi, Switzerland. The company is engaged in the provision of sea freight and airfreight forwarding, contract logistics, as well as on overland businesses that focus on providing IT-based logistics solutions.


The company was founded initially as a forwarding commission agency in Bremen, Germany, by August Kühne and Friedrich Nagel in 1890. The company has since grown to become one of the third-party logistics providers in the world. Dr. Detlef A. Trefzger has been the Chief Executive Officer of the company since August 15, 2013.

Business operations

Kuehne + Nagel’s total assets stood at around 9.8 billion Swiss francs in 2020, while its worldwide revenue for that same year amounted to around 23.8 billion Swiss Francs. In that same year, the Swiss company had a total of 78,249 full-time employees worldwide.

A global leader

Kuehne + Nagel is the world’s leading ocean freight forwarders, with over 4.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of ocean freight transported in 2020. In that same year, the Swiss company was rated among the leading companies in the shipping industry based on sales alone.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 26 most important statistics relating to "Kuehne + Nagel".


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