Kuehne + Nagel chosen by Finpro as official logistics partner for Shanghai World Expo 2010
The World Expo, which has been held since the mid-19th century, is an international exhibition of manufactured products. Taking place between May 1 and October 31, World Expo 2010 is expected to be the biggest in the history of world expositions covering over 500 hectares in a central area in Shanghai with the aim of attracting 70 million visitors. Finland’s pavilion “Kirnu”, designed by young entrepreneurs in Finland to share Finnish viewpoints and solutions for a better life in an experiential way, will be the largest in its history, covering around 3,000 square meters.
With air and seafreight shipments already begun, Kuehne + Nagel will be transporting equipment, tools and hospitality material to and from Finland, and coordinating cross-trade shipments between additional countries. Finpro will benefit from Kuehne + Nagel’s Expo Service offering, which provides tailor-made door-to-door transport and sophisticated on-site logistics solutions with highly experienced staff to ensure delivery of goods to tight schedules set by the World Expo, including fixed delivery windows.
Markus Nyman, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Finland, said: “Finpro’s decision to appoint Kuehne + Nagel as their official logistics partner was influenced by our strong market position in air- and seafreight, our commitment to the highest standards of service as well as our sustainability credentials, which were particularly attractive to Finpro.”