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Perishable Logistics for flowers and plants

Flowers and plants are sensitive items that require careful transportation. Our specialist teams have the experience and resources to ensure your customers receive their products in the best possible condition with optimal vase life.

Flowers and plants brighten our lives. Whether a gift to a loved one or something to liven up the room, we all enjoy the colour, smell and freshness of flowers. 

Ensuring that flowers and plants arrive quickly and in the best condition to the end-consumer is a difficult task. As beautiful as they are, these are fragile products that are sensitive to temperature, humidity, odour contamination and other conditions. By working with a reliable and specialised logistics partner, you ensure that you give your flowers and plants the best possible vase-life. 

Our flower hubs and facilities

At Kuehne+Nagel, members of our Perishables team are active wherever flowers are grown, bought and sold. Our major flower hubs are Bogota, Quito, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Amsterdam. With facilities customised for floriculture and strict temperature management throughout the cold chain, your flowers and plants are in the best hands. It isn’t just the products themselves that require managing, we also take care of all documentation and inform you about all applicable regulations. Our IT infrastructure and KN FreshChain global safety standard ensure the seamless high-speed handling of all paperwork, so your flowers and plants can reach your customers as quickly as possible.  Whenever the shelf life and transport time allows, sea freight containerised options are available.

Your flowers and plants will benefit from:

  • Optimum transit times and transportation modes for maximum flower protection
  • Global network of certified flower hubs 
  • End-to-end service
  • Vacuum coolers
  • Roller bed systems for aircraft pallets build-up
  • Cold stores at various temperature levels
  • Export and import custom clearance
  • Onward road transportation
  • Full temperature and controlled atmosphere containerised sea freight solutions

Get in touch with us today to find out more.

Your contact for Perishable Air Logistics

Industry Contact Perishables Natasha Solano

Dennis Verkooy

Global Head Perishables Air Logistics

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Your contact for Reefer Logistics

Reefer Logistics Frank Ganse

Frank Ganse

Global Head Reefer Logistics

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