K+N opens air logistics hub in Paris
20 / 10 / 2023
Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) France has inaugurated a new air logistics hub within Cargo City at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
K+N said the new facility increases its global airfreight capacities and strengthens its healthcare logistics solutions in the region.
The hub has capacity to handle 300 airfreight pallets a week. Its processing surface is 2.5 times larger than K+N’s previous space at the airport and has direct access to runways.
K+N said the hub also facilitates access to new markets in high-tech, luxury, aerospace, industrial and automotive.
4,500 m² of space has been dedicated to cold rooms and temperature-controlled zones to help support K+N’s healthcare cargo capacities.
The healthcare area is GDP and CEIV-compliant as part of Kuehne+Nagel’s HealthChain certification, to ensure optimal conditions for storing and transporting sensitive goods.
The hub also focuses on R&D and personalised medicine, supported by QuickSTAT, a Kuehne+Nagel company specialising in personalised supply chain planning.
Additionally, the facility has been awarded with BREEAM Excellent certification, attesting to its energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint.
The building is also equipped with 1,332 photovoltaic solar panels placed on the roof, saving approximately 26.4 tons of CO2 per year, said K+N.
Heiko Schuhmacher, regional head of air logistics Europe, commented: “The inauguration of the new hub, located at one of Europe’s best-connected airports, reinforces Kuehne+Nagel’s leading position in air logistics and strong ambition on our healthcare focus, as part of our Roadmap 2026.”