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Kuehne+Nagel to buy Van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling

Kuehne+Nagel to buy Van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling

Kuehne + Nagel announced that it has entered into an agreement to take over J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling, Amsterdam. The acquisition of the Dutch handling agent for perishable goods will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further enhance its global “fresh-to-door concept”. 

J. van de Put specialises in handling perishables airfreight cargo such as flowers, plant cuttings, fruits, vegetables. A family owned business with 260 employees located at Europe’s main platform for perishables cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the company facilitates logistics and customs processes for import and export shipments. J. van de Put offers a full range of services such as vacuum cooling, temperature controlled storage, customs clearing and inspections as well as delivery and distribution across Europe. Profound product specific knowledge, first class facilities and speed of service help to set J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling apart. 

“It is our pleasure to become part of the global Kuehne + Nagel network.  This fits into our overall strategy and secures the long-term future of our business,” said Moniek van de Put. “Our strong position in the perishables market and our unique location at Amsterdam Airport suits Kuehne + Nagel very well.  Together, we are a strong team to provide first class services to our customers.” 

“This acquisition follows our global expansion strategy in the field of perishables logistics,” said Karl Gernandt, Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG.  “It extends our global capabilities and complements the service offering of our national organisation, ranked number 1 in the Dutch airfreight export market. Our customers will benefit from temperature controlled door-to-door logistics solutions for perishable goods that require highly specialised handling know-how.” 

The transaction is subject to the approval of relevant competition authorities.