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The construction of semiconductor fabrication plants presents numerous unique challenges. Working with a logistics provider who understands the stakes makes it even more vital.

Following the disruption of semiconductor supply chains during the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and companies have taken concerted action to increase the resilience of these supply chains. Governments from the US, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Europe have announced incentives exceeding $300 billion to establish new semiconductor fabs and develop their national semiconductor industries. Since 2020, hundreds of new fab and Assembly Test and Packaging (ATP) sites have been announced. Furthermore, more than $2.5 trillion in private-sector investment has been earmarked for wafer fabrication between 2024 and 2032.   This level of investment is driving massive construction initiatives for fabs and ATP sites globally. Consequently, managing construction logistics has become even more complex and critical, demanding project logistics professionals experienced in industry-specific projects to deliver equipment and materials on time and in good condition. 

At Kuehne + Nagel, our Project Logistics team has implemented flexible strategies to meet the complexity of project logistics and the speed and demand of construction logistics in the semiconductor industry. Our project logistics specialists use effective communication and in-house IT solutions to provide all stakeholders with the visibility and awareness needed to deliver critical cargo safely, on time, and within budget when executing construction logistics for semiconductor projects. 

Construction logistics built on solid foundations  

Project logistics involves a complex blend of capital initiatives, oversized cargo, remote locations, tight schedules, and challenging budgets. We understand these challenges and offer various logistics solutions that comply with the highest Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) standards. If you need to safely transport heavy and oversized cargo to a remote destination, our global network supports every stage of your project.    

We use specialised software, One Global System (OGS), to manage your entire supply chain, meeting deadlines and staying within budget. OGS supports every element, including purchase order processes, vendor management, pickup, packing, consolidation, and final delivery. 

With a global presence, we can support semiconductor construction schedules by coordinating effectively with project site requirements. We advance a more efficient and sustainable supply chain for semiconductor construction through predictive analytics, automation, and intelligent localisation processes.  


Whatever your project requires, Kuehne+Nagel’s dedicated specialists have the knowledge to give you a competitive edge. Our engineering expertise, chartering solutions, risk assessment, and project management skills ensure safe and smooth operations.  

Get expert help to improve operational performance and cost-effectiveness in areas such as: 

  • Transport engineering
  • Ocean vessel, barge and air chartering
  • Truck and rail management
  • Health, safety and environment management
  • Digital solutions
  • Operational management
  • Field project management

Benefits to the Semicon industry

If you are operating a business involved in semiconductor fab construction, partnering with a logistics provider like Kuehne+Nagel has clear benefits. From demonstrable experience to industry-specific expertise, here are some of the advantages of working with us:

  • Highest standards in health, safety and environment (HSE)  
  • Global coverage in strategic core locations  
  • 24/7 emergency service worldwide  
  • Full location transparency and control via in-house IT software (OGS)   
  • Oversized and heavy-lift shipment experts  
  • A global network of project experts   
  • Cargo damage risk prevention  
  • Vendor management, including expediting  
  • Budget transparency, including KPI measurements

Take advantage of tailorable services

Several qualities position Kuehne+Nagel as a leading freight forwarder in the sphere of fab construction logistics. Here is the range of services you can utilise:

  • Sustainable transport solutions and visibility on CO2 emissions  
  • Cargo consolidation, handling, and warehousing   
  • Consulting services on equipment design and development   
  • Project management and in-house representation  
  • Vessel determination for any assignment  
  • Last-mile delivery in key locations around the globe  
  • Customs clearance and consulting   
  • Warehouse and laydown yard management  
  • Risk management and insurance program  
  • 24/7 support and live tracking of orders and shipments

Semiconductor fab construction can be complicated—are you ready to work with a partner who can keep it simple? Reach out to one of our semiconductor logistics experts today.