One of the largest independent beer brewers, Duvel Moortgat USA, has chosen Kuehne + Nagel to manage its seafreight for transatlantic eastbound / westbound and transpacific westbound shipments, as well as its brokerage.
KN Drinks Logistics in Jersey City, NJ is operating as the logistics control tower for the Duvel Moortgat USA business. The company’s beer is shipped to Duvel’s warehouses as well as directly to distributors; therefore live and accurate visibility is vital to its supply chain. Duvel will leverage Kuehne + Nagel’s internet-based track & trace system KN Login for transportation visibility and forecast planning.
Duvel Moortgat USA, the American importing unit of Duvel Moortgat, owns Cooperstown based brewery Ommegang and Kansas City based brewery Boulevard Brewing. “We chose to partner with Kuehne + Nagel because of its global network, logistics capabilities, strong reputation, as well as its competitive pricing. With its excellent services, Kuehne + Nagel meets our logistics needs for our import and export operations,” said, Kim White, Duvel Moortgat USA, Supply Chain Manager.
KN Drinks Logistics has extensive capabilities to support the unique supply chain challenges of international drinks customers. This includes wineries, beer brewers and spirit distillers, global exporters and importers as well as multinational retailers. From storage to transportation whether in dry containers, reefer, or bulk Kuehne + Nagel offers significant value by providing visibility and control, plus customs handling and country compliance adherence to regulations governing drinks logistics.
“We are very pleased that Duvel USA has chosen to work with our team”, said John Hextall, President of Kuehne + Nagel North America. “Our KN Drinks Logistics solutions for Duvel will focus on delivering overall service
enhancements and we look forward to building a long-term relationship. We manage several Belgian and German craft beers now in our portfolio and are committed to further developing and investing in our integrated solutions for the beer industry.“