Kuehne + Nagel is to take bookings online for air cargo with the launch of KN FreightNet, following trials with customers in Frankfurt and Chicago.
The system allows customers to obtain quotes for export and import shipments online within seconds and are able to place their orders directly. Quotations are based on a few shipment details such as place of origin, final destination, weight and volume.
Customers receive a structured overview of all-inclusive prices including fuel and security charges for the Kuehne + Nagel airfreight products KN Express, KN Expert and KN Extend, as well as estimated transit times. At this point a booking can be made or the offer, which is valid for 14 days, can be saved.
KN FreightNet will be available globally by the end of the year.
Plans to develop online systems further for seafreight and overland transport are already underway.
Risto Scherer, shipping coordinator logistic & safety delegate, for MDS – Music Distribution Services GmbH said: “With KN FreightNet we can easily and independently obtain airfreight quotes. Booking and tracking our shipments now only takes a few clicks. The system is really straightforward.”