K+N launches new airfreight semiconductor offering

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new offering for airfreight shipments that is tailored to the requirements of global semiconductor supply chains.

The offering includes “robust” airfreight capacity, security solutions and is based on the new “SemiconChain” quality standard.

The forwarder said that the service includes time-defined services, appropriate handling controls, airside services, prioritised flights and risk mitigation tools and full visibility.

The SemiconChain standard has been developed for the Semicon industry and integrates ISO 9001-2015 and IATF 16949 standards, ensuring that shipments are “always transported in a standardised, robust manner providing complete tracking visibility”.

K+N’s SemiconChain locations are staffed with industry experts that regularly undergo a comprehensive and continuous training programme.

“The new air logistics service aims to support customers with improved visibility, security, reduced risks and automated processes,” the forwarder said.

Barry O`Dowd, global head of high-tech at Kuehne+Nagel, commented: “The expanding global digital ecosystem continues to drive strong semiconductor growth over the long term.

“However, in case of disruptions and unstable supply chains, many key industries can be severely affected. Our new service will help customers navigate the semiconductor market’s volatility and nuances, ensuring an uninterrupted supply chain.

“The key differentiator of the new offering is the SemiconChain quality standard that provides the utmost reliability and security to our customers.

“I am pleased that the initial feedback out of validation sessions with leading semicon industry stakeholders is very positive.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]