Vizada VSAT has selected Kuehne + Nagel to provide a range of logistics solutions including air and sea freight and warehousing for its satellite communications equipment in the USA, Europe and Asia.
The new contract is the first to have been secured by Kuehne + Nagel
in Norway following its acquisition of J. Martens AS earlier this year.
Formerly, J. Martens AS was the logistics service provider to Marlink,
a subsidiary company of Vizada which produces maritime satellite
The new agreement sees an extension of logistics services
to the parent company for a minimum period of two years.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will transport
Vizada’s products by air and sea, and will be additionally responsible
for the implementation and management of a number of consolidation
and storage warehouses in the Netherlands, California and Dubai with
potential for further sites as operationally required. Onward distribution
from these sites to Vizada’s clients, which are often ships located at
port awaiting new satellite communications tools, will be provided by
Anders Gundersen, Purchasing & Logistics Director at Marlink
commented; "We are pleased to continue and expand our cooperation
with Kuehne + Nagel; a world class provider of logistical services. We
look forward to a constructive and challenging cooperation."
"I am delighted that Vizada has demonstrated its confidence in our
newly integrated organisation in Norway", adds Tim Scharwath,
Chief Executive, Kuehne + Nagel North West Europe. "This is a good
example of the teamwork and dedication to providing best in class
logistics solutions to our customers, which have been a focus
throughout the integration of J. Martens AS."
About Kuehne + Nagel
With some 54,000 employees at 850 locations in over 100 countries, the
Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its
2 of 2 strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services.
The Kuehne + Nagel UK and Ireland organisation operates around 100
locations with over 10,000 employees.