29
January
2009
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17:15
Europe/Amsterdam

30 years in the service of our customers

To mark the 30th anniversary of its foundation, the Namibian national company Kuehne + Nagel (Pty) Ltd. today held a well-attended reception for numerous representatives of clients, suppliers and government authorities.

Kuehne + Nagel gained its first foothold in Namibia with the acquisition of the United Shipping company in 1975; since January 1979 the affiliate has operated in that country under the name of Kuehne + Nagel (Pty) Ltd. The local company’s business, which was then handled by a staff of four, initially concentrated mainly on air- and seafreight.

Although these are still among its core activities, today a staff of 50 people provides an ever wider range of services such as customs clearance, cross-border road transport to and from Angola and Zambia, and ware­housing and project operations. The company has offices at the inter­national airport of Hosea Kutako, in Walvis Bay, in Oshikango / Santa Clara on the Namibian-Angolan border and at its headquarters in Windhoek, which recently moved to new premises to accommodate the need for greater space.

Managing Director Lars-Oliver Nees takes an optimistic view of the future. “I am confident that Kuehne + Nagel, with its extensive range of services, will further expand its market position in Namibia. We see interesting potentials in the expansion of our existing business and in the field of integrated logistics solutions, for which there is an ever stronger demand.”