With the war in Ukraine, Kuehne+Nagel is closely monitoring the situation and evaluates the consequences for our employees and our customers.
Update April 26, 2022 at 06.00 CET
Crisis response teams are established that permanently review the situation and are in close contact with our employees and business partners.
The security and wellbeing of our employees are top priority and we continue to put plans in place so that all affected employees and their families get the support needed.
On March 11, 2022, Kuehne+Nagel announced that it pledges emergency aid to Ukraine in the amount of 10 million Swiss francs. This will be provided in the form of free logistics services to leading aid organisations for the transport and temporary storage of relief goods to Ukraine as well as Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania until summer 2022.
This action is being coordinated by Kuehne+Nagel's existing “Emergency and Relief Expert Centre” in Copenhagen.
In addition, Kuehne+Nagel employees can make a personal commitment by contributing to the Group’s “Colleagues for Colleagues” fundraising campaign.
Read more about out emergency aid in the news feed.
Services have been restored on an on-demand basis.
Most carriers (air, sea, road and rail) have stopped their services to/from/through the Russian Federation. Kuehne+Nagel suspended all shipments to/from the Russian Federation pending further notice, except for pharma, healthcare and humanitarian supplies.
To help our customers navigate the situation, our Trade Control experts closely observe the development of sanctions imposed by the US, the EU and certain states respectively providing all necessary trade control guidance.
As a global service provider, Kuehne+Nagel adheres to applicable rules and regulations.
Impact on global trade
Direct consequences of the sanctions in the affected markets bring major indirect impact to the global trade and logistics flows. Closure of the air corridors over Russia and Ukraine and the ban of Russian aircraft from North American and European airspace have led to capacity restrictions and longer lead times, with some long haul flights, particularly in the Eurasian hemisphere increasing by three hours.
Aiming to minimise supply chain disruption, we are working closely with our customers and all our main carrier partners to evaluate the impact of the schedule changes and aircraft rerouting. In addition to extra capacity solutions, we deploy Sea-Air program with multiple connection points in Southeast Asia, Middle East and West Coast USA which helps to avoid potential congestion spots.
Kuehne+Nagel had to stop the acceptance of bookings for rail transports (Eurasia Express) to and from Europe, as these transports pass through the Russian Federation.
Kuehne+Nagel teams put all means and efforts in place to mitigate these impacts.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Kuehne+Nagel sales contact for further details and solutions for your business needs.
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