Connexion by Boeing selects Kuehne + Nagel to implement lead logistics global supply chain solution

Kuehne + Nagel, the worldwide operating logistics group, announced today a signed contract to design and implement a lead logistics global supply chain solution with Connexion by Boeing (CBB), a high-speed information service provider to the commercial airline, maritime and business aviation industries. The agreement combines Kuehne + Nagel’s lead logistics expertise with Connexion by BoeingSM high-speed Internet service to deliver in-flight connectivity to airline passengers.

Under the agreement, Lead Logistics Solutions, a Kuehne + Nagel business field, and CBB, a business unit of The Boeing Company, jointly will develop a solution to support new global customer installations of the Connexion by BoeingSM service. The companies are in the process of implementing the solution, which will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2005. Kuehne + Nagel will provide CBB with full supply chain management services, including warehousing and distribution, inventory management and global transportation management.

Connexion by Boeing selected Kuehne + Nagel after a thorough, competitive search for a lead logistics provider. Jeff Flagel, Director of Supply Chain and Production said, “We needed a solution that supported the scope of our business requirements and was aligned with our goal of delivering maximum value to our global customers. Kuehne + Nagel Lead Logistics Solutions met that need with its global presence, proven logistics execution and track record to designing, implementing and managing supply chains. We look forward to partnering with Kuehne + Nagel’s expertise to bring new services and leading technologies to our customers.”

Dave Stubbs, Executive Vice President and General Manager, KN Lead Logistics, said, “We’re excited about teaming with CBB in a long-term relationship. We look forward to leveraging our lead logistics expertise to create and manage an agile, integrated supply chain to support the delivery of CBB’s current and future service offerings to its global customers.”

About Connexion by BoeingConnexion by Boeing is, for the second year running, the recipient of the World Travel Award for World's Leading High-Speed In-flight Internet Services Provider. It was recently named one of the wireless companies to watch in 2005 by IDC wireless services analysts. Through a broadband connection to an equipped aircraft, high-speed Internet, data and entertainment connectivity is delivered directly to travelers in flight. The Connexion by Boeing service is available today on flights offered by Lufthansa, SAS, Japan Airlines and ANA. In addition, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, Korean Air and Asiana have announced their intent to install the Connexion by Boeing system on their long-range aircraft. Connexion by Boeing also offers a high-speed connectivity solution for the business aviation and maritime markets. For more information, please visit www.connexionbyboeing.com