million TEU in 2019

export TEU per day

seafreight specialists

No. 1

Kuehne+Nagel is the global number 1 in seafreight. Over 10,000 seafreight experts worldwide ensure Kuehne+Nagel customers can access reliable sea transport on all major trading routes and 63,000 port connections. Its focus is on shipping full container loads (FCL) and less than container loads (LCL), perishable and fresh cargo shipments as well as project logistics. It offers a flexible and reliable service with more than 750 weekly departures and a multitude of connections in an independent network spanning multiple shipping companies. Innovative digital information solutions such as SeaExplorer ensure full visibility and customised supply chains, whatever the size of the company.

In 2019, Kuehne+Nagel handled 4.9 million standard containers (TEUs) in seafreight, the company’s largest business unit. Kuehne+Nagel strengthened its position as market leader in seafreight in the 2019 business year. Net turnover was up 4.6% at CHF 7.5 billion and EBIT was also up 9.1% at CHF 456 million.

in CHF million 2019 2017 2017
Turnover 9,751 9,366 8,805
Net turnover 7,457 7,129 6,583
Gross profit 1,539 1,482 1,416
EBITDA 485 441 437
EBIT 456 418 414
EBIT in per cent of Gross Profit 29.6 28.2 29.2
TEU in 1,000 4,861 4,690 4,355
Number of operating staff 10,535 10,025 9,543

KN Pledge: guaranteed lead times and sustainability in seafreight

With KN Pledge, Kuehne+Nagel was the first logistics provider in 2019 to introduce an online solution for full container load (FCL) with a guaranteed lead time, 100% money-back guarantee, extended cargo liability, automated instant pricing and CO2 neutrality. KN Pledge is an add-on to Kuehne+Nagel’s comprehensive online quoting, booking and tracking functions with particular focus on reliability for all delivery combinations, from port-to-port to door-to-door, and compensating for CO2 emissions from full container transports.