Kuehne+Nagel Middle East and Africa
Kuehne+Nagel assembles emergency and relief kits at Dubai’s International Humanitarian City
- Assembly of kits against Covid-19, malaria or for schooling
- International Humanitarian City (IHC) is the largest humanitarian aid hub in the world
Kuehne+Nagel Dubai and International Humanitarian City (IHC) sign a five year contract to run and manage IHC’s semi-automated kitting center based on a competitive process. Kuehne+Nagel has been a member of IHC since 2008. Its strategic position in the region and close proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum Airport allows the response to any emergency requirement to be fast and efficient.
Securing innovative logistic infrastructure, facilities and services required to enable its members to achieve their objectives across the globe, this semi-automated kitting center has been set up at the beginning of July for humanitarian organization members of IHC to assemble their emergency and relief kits to be delivered in need to the countries around the world. Kuehne+Nagel has been running this kitting center to serve all the members of IHC for their kitting activities. Some of the supply kits such as Covid-19, malaria, school and recreation have been prepared and planned for upcoming months. Kuehne+Nagel’s capacity and capabilities have a critical role to serves all members of IHC for their rapid emergency response for humanitarian needs.
“Kuehne+Nagel has been servicing emergency and relief organizations for over thirty years. Having been selected as the exclusive provider of the semi-automated kitting center at IHC, once again demonstrates the trust and our strong long-term partnership. We are proud to be able to support all members within IHC to provide time-critical services in response to global humanitarian crisis,” says Roger Vogler, National Cluster Manager, Kuehne+Nagel United Arab Emirates and Oman.
“We recognize the professionalism and experience of Kuehne+Nagel through this contract which represent a vote of confidence to one company which is into the logistics business from many years, including the humanitarian logistics. This partnership will enable a more cost effective and faster operations. By providing this semi-automated kitting center for assembling medical, hygiene and aid kits the humanitarian community comes a step closer in achieving maximum efficiency and preparedness to respond to global humanitarian emergencies.” said Giuseppe Saba, CEO, International Humanitarian City.
With over 78,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.
About International Humanitarian City (IHC)
Founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. IHC is the only Non-Profit Free Zone Authority and is hosting approx. 80 members between Humanitarian Organizations and Commercial Companies. IHC and its community have developed special projects such as the Humanitarian Logistics data bank, Flash media studio, and established partnerships with Academic institution looking into innovation and transfer of knowledge for the preparation of the future humanitarian workers. www.ihc.ae.