Kuehne+Nagel launches healthcare charters from Liège to Africa
Solution called MedConnex; regular charters between Europe and the Americas, Asia.
Kuehne+Nagel has expanded its air logistics services with regular charters, multiple times per week, from Liège (Belgium) to Americas, Asia and Africa with a fully dedicated healthcare operation for customers.
"The solution called MedConnex addresses constraints in terms of air freight capacity, especially for cargo that requires specialised handling and transportation such as temperature-controlled and GDP-compliant shipments," says a statement.
MedConnex combines the capabilities of Kuehne+Nagel Belgium's two air logistics hubs. This includes an experienced team at Liège airport, Europe's fifth largest European cargo airport with excellent capacity and landing slots as well as a state-of-the-art building at Brussels Airport equipped with a GDP-compliant and temperature-controlled warehouse, direct tarmac access and a large stock of special packaging materials, the statement said.
"Europe is a major exporter of healthcare goods, and thus the charters that connects Europe with major continents is in high demand," says Geert Torfs, Air Logistics Director, Kuehne+Nagel BeLux. "With this service, we support our entire European network of Kuehne+Nagel colleagues when they need to ship healthcare products for customers to the rest of the world."
Torsten Wefers, VP Sales & Marketing, Liège Airport, adds: "Liege Airport is delighted about the introduction of these regular healthcare charters of Kuehne+Nagel. We are looking forward to further strengthening our partnership and are fully committed to provide, together with the local handling partners, the best possible framework for Kuehne+Nagel's own controlled flight programme."