Kuehne + Nagel acquires Worldwide Perishable Canada Co.

air freight

Kuehne + Nagel has completed the acquisition of Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. (WWP). WWP is a freight forwarder based in Canada and is a top player for perishables cargo and a leader in tuna exports. With a strong footprint on the east coast, WWP will strengthen the existing Kuehne + Nagel perishables network in Canada.

WWP was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 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 will account for more than 17,000 tonnes in air exports of perishables per annum out of Canada strengthening Kuehne + Nagel’s position in North America.

“Perishables logistics is one of our strongest growth drivers at Kuehne + Nagel. 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.”, said, Greg Martin, Regional Airfreight Manager for Kuehne + Nagel 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.”, commented, Doug McRae, Chief Operating Officer at Worldwide Perishables Canada Co.

Source: Kuehne + Nagel