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. In 2018, Kuehne + Nagel was the world’s leading ocean freight forwarders, based on ocean freight TEUs, with almost 4.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units of ocean freight transported.

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. In 2018, it was the second leading third-party logistics provider worldwide based on gross logistics revenue. As of 2018, Kuehne + Nagel’s total assets stood at around 7.9 billion Swiss francs while its worldwide revenue for that same year amounted to around 24.8 billion Swiss Francs. As of 2018, the company had a total of 81,900 full-time employees worldwide.

In 2018, Kuehne + Nagel was rated among the leading companies in the shipping industry based on sales alone. Dr. Detlef A. Trefzger has been the Chief Executive Officer of the company since August 15, 2013.

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