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Kuehne+Nagel successfully completes river shipping transport for wind turbine manufacturer Vestas

  • 159 wind turbine blades transported on the Volga and Don rivers
  • On-time delivery despite Covid 19-related restrictions
  • Efficient and environmentally friendly shipping

Kuehne+Nagel Russia has successfully completed a challenging project involving the transport of 159 wind turbine blades. The blades were transported on the Volga and Don rivers from Ulyanovsk to Ust-Donetsk and Rostov-on-Don.

Vestas, a Danish company and leading global manufacturer, seller, installer and service provider of wind power systems, produced the blades at the Ulyanovsk manufacturing facilities, together with its Russian partners (Rusnano). The blades were transported in six voyages of river pontoon barges between April and August 2020. Kuehne+Nagel ensured secure and on-time delivery of the oversized and sensitive technical equipment, despite various restrictions and impediments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For decades, Kuehne+Nagel has conducted efficient and environmentally friendly shipping on Europe’s inland waterways. As part of its comprehensive logistics solutions, the company is using this mode of transport, which results in lower costs and reduced risk of damage, for both regular container loads and demanding projects involving oversized and heavy-weight freight.

Perry Neumann, President Cluster Russia + CIS and General Director of Kuehne+Nagel LLC, comments: “This latest successful shipment for our long-standing customer Vestas is proof of our expertise in complex project transport, and also demonstrates the flexibility and commitment of all the colleagues involved during these difficult times and under the conditions of the pandemic.”

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    With over 80,000 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 Vestas

    Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 117 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 104 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. You can find more information by visiting