Kuehne + Nagel North America
Kuehne + Nagel receives Royal Caribbean’s 2018 Supplier of the Year Award
- Presentation at Royal Caribbeans’s Supplier Conference & Awards
- Management of seafreight transportation movements since 2010
- Data-driven solutions and leading technologies to better synchronise customer transport
Jersey City, NJ. / USA, March 28, 2018 – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) recognized Kuehne + Nagel with its 2018 Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented at Royal Caribbean’s Supplier Conference & Awards recently held on the Independence of the Seas cruise ship. Kuehne + Nagel also received this esteemed award in 2014 when the vendor conference was last held.
Since 2010, the Kuehne + Nagel branch in Miami, Florida has managed seafreight transportation movements including coordination of just-in-time, alongside-ship deliveries of catering materials, food, drinks for three of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.‘s cruise brands - Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises.
Kuehne + Nagel is delivering data-driven solutions and applying leading technologies to manage customers’ supply chains more efficiently and effectively. To meet the shipside tight delivery schedules of Royal Caribbean, Kuehne + Nagel leverages services from its data company LogIndex to precisely plan and calibrate lead-time for all delivers. Over the last year, LogIndex has used location data from both container vessels and Royal Caribbean cruise ships’ actual Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) to help better synchronise all customer transports. Through an online tool, Kuehne + Nagel teams operating Royal Caribbean shipments worldwide get a snapshot of current lead times, ports, routes, ETA/ATA (estimated/actual time of arrival) and real-time positioning of ships and are able to coordinate actions and contingency plans.
“We sincerely value our strategic relationship as a logistics partner to Royal Caribbean Cruises“, said Bob Mihok, President Kuehne + Nagel North America. "We are very thankful for having received the RCCL Supplier of the Year Award to commemorate the innovations that we brought forward and the tremendous dedication of our staff in providing best in class performance.”