Kuehne+Nagel’s new electric shuttle service for LA airport

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Photo: Kuehne+Nagal

Kuehne+Nagel North America has launched an electric truck service to shuttle air cargo between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Kuehne+Nagel’s airport warehouse Torrance facility.

The new offering from the logistics company will also support customers with carbon neutral pick-up and last mile delivery of their goods.

The “sustainable airport corridor” solution is the outcome of Kuehne+Nagel’s close collaboration with customers in the LA area seeking a sustainable pick-up and delivery service from the airport within a radius of 70-80 miles. To answer the need, Kuehne+Nagel has secured battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for short pick-up and delivery services as a zero carbon emissions solution.

The electric truck service was further expanded to shuttle airfreight from airport warehouses to airlines at LAX. Combined with Kuehne+Nagel‘ Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) solutions, the initiative further reduces CO2 emissions and supports both Kuehne+Nagel and its customers’ sustainability goals.

“Today Kuehne+Nagel customers ship their products with sustainable fuel globally,” said Greg Martin, senior vice president air logistics, North America. “Aimed at accelerating transition to a low-carbon future, last year we launched the first carbon neutral lane between North America and Europe fully powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel. This new electric truck service, now in operation at LAX, has extended that sustainable service corridor further. This is a tremendous step forward for our clients and Kuehne+Nagel who have a shared sustainability focus.”

Kuehne+Nagel plans to expand the new sustainable offering to other major US airfreight hubs.  

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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]