Kuehne + Nagel acquires Canadian seafood exporter

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Swiss global transport and logistics company has bought Worldwide Perishables Canada – which specialises in the export of seafood.

In a press release, Kuehne + Nagel has announced that it has acquired Worldwide Perishables Canada, a Canadian air cargo company with a large seafood export business – in a bid to continues the expansion of its global perishables network.

“Perishables logistics is one of our strongest growth drivers at Kuehne + Nagel,” said Kuehne + Nagel North America Regional Airfreight Manager Greg Martin. “Thus, we have been continuously investing in the expansion of our dedicated network: through selected acquisitions and by connecting key production countries to major markets. Setting up global certified standards which are reflected in our KN FreshChain solution, has further strengthened our perishables network worldwide, making it the largest in the industry.”

WWP was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally dedicated to serve a local demand in the Canadian export market it has grown into one of the country’s major perishables forwarders. The combined volume of both companies’ business portfolio will account for more than 17,000 tonnes of air export of perishables per annum out of Canada strengthening Kuehne + Nagel’s market leading position in North America.

“We are looking forward to joining the Kuehne + Nagel Group. Combining the strengths of both companies, we will add outstanding value in the regional and international perishables business. For both, our customers and our employees this will generate growing perspectives and services,” said Worldwide Perishables Canada Chief Operating Officer Doug McRae,

Kuehne + Nagel Canada National Manager Jamie Wood added: “Acquiring a specialised player in seafood logistics, Kuehne + Nagel consolidates its leading position in the market. Using the network and experience of both companies, our customers can benefit from an enhanced offering and the best possible solution to their needs.”