2017

6.6.2017 | Exceptions in operations due to Midsummer

On Friday 23rd of June our offices, warehouses and terminal are closed for Midsummer Eve. The few weeks prior Midsummer get usually very busy in terms of shipment volumes. Due to the upcoming holidays we kindly ask You to book your shipments as early as possible.

This long weekend affects especially overland imports where delays may occur during calendar week 26 after Midsummer.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

6.6.2017 | Challenges in the North European main ports

The ongoing operational challenges in the North European main ports (Bremerhaven, Rotterdam) have started to impact the schedule reliability of feeders to and from Finnish ports. In situation continues, it will inevitably impact also the empty equipment supply to feeder countries.

In Bremerhaven, the biggest challenge at the moment is congested terminal yards, at both NTB and MSC Gate, and this is slowing down operations significantly. At MSC Gate, there are also problems with gang availability, and because of this, vessels are operating 4-5 days late from pro forma schedules.

In Rotterdam, berthing space is fully utilized and even small delays to vessels will have a multiplicative effect on all vessel operations.

At Kuehne + Nagel we will do our utmost best to minimize any inconveniences to our customers. However, the situation is expected to remain challenging throughout the summer. Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

Source: Maersk Finland Oy

13.3.2017 | Exceptions in operations during Easter

This year Easter celebrations take place between 14th and 17th of April. Please note that all Kuehne + Nagel offices in Finland are closed during Easter.

Exceptions to our operations are listed below.

Overland

Last departures of part load and groupage shipments in both import and export will leave on Thursday 13th of April. Europe’s groupage terminals will be closed for Easter. Our operations will return to normal schedules on Tuesday 18th of April. Full trailer shipments are possible upon prior agreement.

Seafreight

The last LCL export departure before Easter will leave Finland on Thursday 13th of April. Booking closing for this departure is on Wednesday 12th of April by 10:00 o’clock. The LCL terminal will be closed for Easter.

Airfreight

Our offices are closed between 14th and 17th of April. Working over time is possible upon prior agreement. We will inform all possible flight delays and cancellations case-by-case.

3.3.2017 | Ocean freight update: Far East ocean vessel situation

The space situation in ocean vessels from North Europe to Far East has become more and more difficult over the past weeks and currently the situation is extremely challenging. The market has evolved so that now many carriers have completely stopped taking bookings in from North Europe to Far East until further notice. There are multiple reasons causing this situation, such as draft problems in Hamburg, increase in export volumes from Central Europe to Far East and effects of upcoming alliances.

The situation applies also for Middle East and Indian subcontinent due to Far East ocean vessels are used for both destinations. In order to control the situation carriers have closed ocean vessels for new bookings and moved cargo from one vessel to another. Some carriers have even declined to give any sailing schedules to Far East. Furthermore, carriers are issuing and applying peak season surcharges.

We are monitoring the situation closely and doing all in our power to secure our customers’ bookings and space.

23.2.2017 | Delays in UK due to severe weather conditions

Due to severe weather conditions, there are currently long delays for ferries especially from UK to Ireland and the Nordics. This has already impacted on Kuehne + Nagel UK's export departures from Wednesday night and is likely to continue through the weekend. There are also distribution delays in various parts of UK.

Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

20.2.2017 | Change in taxation in India

The Indian tax authorities have started to collect a 4,5% service tax from all prepaid ocean freight and freight additionals. The new fee came into effect on 22nd of January 2017.

Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

26.1.2017 | Difficult weather conditions in South East of France

South East of France is facing very bad weather conditions with snow alert and freezing rains. Many domestic linehauls could not reach their final depots last night and some delivery areas will not be reached today.

Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

23.1.2017 | Heavy snowfall in Spain

Last weekend's heavy snowfall has caused problems for overland traffic in the Southern and Eastern parts of Spain. Delays in pick-ups and deliveries might occur during this week.

5.1.2017 | Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated in China and few other countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, from 28th of January onward. The festive season causes schedule changes in airfreight and seafreight.

Airfreight carriers will announce details of cancellations of passenger and freighter flights later but our customers should prepare for cancellations after the end of CW 4 (23rd - 29th Feb).  Cancellations will occur also during CW 5 and 6. Although freight capacity will most likely normalize after CW 6, we kindly ask our customers to book their shipments well in advance. This applies especially to shipments to and from China as well as shipments requiring freighter capacity.

Due the Chinese New Year Kuehne + Nagel’s airfreight offices in Asia will be closed accordingly:

  •     China:              27.1.-2.2.2017
  •     Hong Kong:    28.-31.1.2017
  •     Taiwan:            27.1.-1.2.2017

In seafreight the early timing of Chinese New Year has caused congestion in shippings in January from China and Far East in general. Seafreight carriers have announced cancellations of some vessel departures during CW 5 in order to adjust the need of capacity. According to received information from carriers some cancellations will occur also during CW 6.

At Kuehne + Nagel we will do our utmost best to minimize any inconveniences to our customers. Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

2016

28.11.2016 | Lufthansa pilots' strike continues

The pilots’ union has extended their strike actions at Lufthansa for Tuesday, 29 November and Wednesday, 30 November. On Tuesday the strike affects short-haul passenger flights only and on Wednesday all passenger flights will be affected.

The strike announcement concerns Lufthansa flights only. Freighters will operate as scheduled.

24.11.2016 | Lufthansa pilots' strike extended until 25th Nov 2016

The pilots’ union has extended their strike actions at Lufthansa until Friday, 25 November. Today, the strike affects all passenger flights. On Friday, only short-haul passenger flights will be affected.

The strike announcement concerns Lufthansa flights only. Freighters will operate as scheduled.

22.11.2016 | Lufthansa pilots on strike 23rd Nov 2016

Lufthansa cancels all flights from Germany on all routes on 23rd of November 2016 due to the pilots union strike.

The strike announcement concerns Lufthansa flights only. Freighters will operate as scheduled.

27.10.2016 | Tight airfreight capacity from Asia

The airfreight capacity from Asia to Europe is tighter than normally due to new products released for Christmas markets and the backlog created by the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Line. This situation will result as longer transit times and affects especially to import shipments from Japan.

10.10.2016 | Truck drivers on strike in South Korea

Please be aware the on-going truck drivers' strike started today by the South Korean Cargo Transport Workers’ Federation might have an effect to pick-ups and deliveries in South Korea.

6.10.2016 | USA branch office closings due to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the East Coast of Florida today in the evening local time.

Due to Hurricane alert Kuehne + Nagel branch offices in Doral (Miami) and Charleston are closed. The operations will resume tomorrow depending on the weather. 

26.9.2016 | Golden Week in China

Golden Week is celebrated in China during CW 40. Please be aware that during the following few weeks airfreight capacity might be lower than normally and transit times longer.

6.9.2016 | Kuehne + Nagel message on Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership

It is now confirmed that Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd., Korea has filed for court receivership (i.e. rehabilitation proceedings under Korean insolvency law). This comes as a surprise and shock, considering previously issued statements and information that arrangements had been made by creditors and other parties for Hanjin Shipping to continue its services.

Kuehne + Nagel is closely monitoring the Hanjin Shipping Company situation in order to protect customers’ cargo that may be on board Hanjin vessels. We have assigned dedicated teams to ensure cargo will be moved to intended destinations with as few delays and additional expenses as possible. In addition, Kuehne + Nagel is working to secure additional cargo space with other carrier partners. 

As already being reported in the media, impact from Hanjin Shipping filing for court receivership may include vessels being detained, containers off-loaded at different ports than originally intended, and terminals and/or container leasing companies holding cargo. Your Kuehne + Nagel representative will provide an update if containers with your cargo are impacted. We also recommend that customers notify their transportation-marine insurers of this situation.

Kuehne + Nagel will continue to monitor the situation and will provide additional information as it becomes available.  Thank you for your continued loyalty and if you any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Kuehne + Nagel office.

2.9.2016 | Kurban Bayram starts in Turkey on Sunday 11.9.2016

Kurban Bayram, an Islamic religious festival, starts in Turkey on 11.9.2016. Kuehne + Nagel's Turkey office will be closed 12.-15.9. During that time we don't collect or deliver shipments in Turkey.  Most companies will open their doors again on Monday 19.9. This effects especially deliveries on week 37, but also on weeks 36 and 38.

4.8.2016 | Operations at Dubai airport (DXB) suspended until further notice

Following yesterday's incident at Dubai airport (DXB) all operations at DXB have been suspended until further notice.

More information from Your airfreight contact person.

12.7.2016 | FRA HUB backlogged due to customs system IT problem

Please be informed that the German customs system is down since 8th of July due to an unidentified IT problem, which is still continuing. Due to this situation the Frankfurt HUB is backlogged.

We will do our utmost best to minimise shipment delays by rerouting our customers' airfreight shipments via alternative airports.

updated 13.7.2016 14:30

IT problem has been fixed but shipment delays will occur until the backlog has been cleared. This will take approximately few days.

7.7.2016 | Typhoon approaching the East Coast of Taiwan

Typhoon Nepartak is expected to hit the East Coast of Taiwan today in the afternoon.

Many flights have been cancelled due to the typhoon alert.

Kuehne + Nagel offices Taoyuan ja Taichung will be closed tomorrow on 8th of July.

29.6.2016 | Explosions in Istanbul

Ataturk airport (IST) in Istanbul was closed for last night and many flights were cancelled due to a bomb attack that took place in the airport yesterday evening.

According to the information received from Istanbul the airport is open but the situation may have an effect to the flight schedules, especially for cargo flights, as flight delays.

Pick-ups and deliveries around the capital city are also being affected due to security restrictions.

8.6.2016 | Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong, Macau and southern China

Please be informed that Hong Kong & Macau office will be closed on 9th of June for Dragon Boat Festival and resume to work on 10th of June.

Offices in Southern China will be closed from 9th to 11th of June resuming work on 12th of June.

6.6.2016 | Exceptions in operations due to Midsummer

The few weeks prior Midsummer get usually very busy in terms of shipment volumes. Due to the upcoming holidays we kindly ask You to book your shipments as early as possible.

On Friday 24th of June our offices are closed for Midsummer Eve. This long weekend affects especially overland imports where delays may occur during calendar week 26.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

18.4.2016 | Transportation of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircrafts prohibited from 1st of April

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has confirmed the recommendation of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) that prohibits transportation of lithium ion batteries (UN 3480, PI 965 only) as cargo on passenger aircrafts. This prohibition was taken into effect on April 1st 2016.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

22.3.2016 | Explosions in Brussels

The Brussels Airport (BRU) is closed due to the two explosions this morning. All today’s flights from and to Brussels are cancelled.
 
Pick-ups and deliveries which should take place today might be disturbed, especially in Brussels area.

15.3.2016 | Exceptions in operations due to Easter

This year Easter celebrations take place between 25th and 28th of March. Please note that all Kuehne + Nagel offices in Finland are closed during Easter.

Exceptions to our operations are listed below.

Overland

Our EuroHub in Hauneck is closed between 25th and 28th of March. The last loading from Finland to Europe will take place on Thursday the 24th of March and the last loading from our EuroHub to Finland will take place on late evening of the same day. We will return to normal schedules on Tuesday the 29th of March.

Seafreight

The last LCL export departure before Easter will leave Finland on Thursday 24th of March. Booking closing for this departure is on Wednesday 23rd of March by 10:00 o’clock. The LCL terminal will be closed for Easter.

Airfreight

Our offices are closed between 25th and 28th of March. Working over time is possible upon prior agreement. We will inform all possible flight delays and cancellations case-by-case.

3.2.2016 | New security declaration for USA shipments

The United States Transport Security Administration (TSA) has updated the requirements for documentation of cargo and mail carried on all flights to the US.

With immediate effect, for shipments with final destination in, or transit to the US should provide evidence that the cargo is not originating from Egypt, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.

A statement needs to be provided to confirm that You have reviewed all documentation and determined that none of the cargo being offered in the consignment has originated in, transferred from, or transited through any point in Egypt, Somalia, Syria, or Yemen.

The statement should at least contain the following:
 ”(Name of Entity) ____ has reviewed all available documentation and has determined that none of the cargo being offered in this consignment or consolidation either originated from, or transited through any point in Egypt, Syria, Somalia or Yemen.”

Your Kuehne + Nagel contact person will provide you a declaration template for a single shipment, or a general declaration which can be valid for 12 months.

22.1.2016 | Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated in China and few other countries, such as Malaysia and Singapore, from 8th of February onwards. The festive season causes schedule changes in airfreight and seafreight.

Airfreight carriers have announced cancellations of passenger and freight flights during CW 6 (8th - 14th Feb). Although freight capacity will most likely normalise after CW 7, we kindly ask our customers to book their shipments well in advance. This applies especially to shipments to and from China as well as shipments requiring freighter capacity.

Seafreight carriers have announced cancellations of some vessel departures during CW 6 in order to adjust the need of capacity. According to received information from carriers some cancellations will occur also during CW 7 and 8.

At Kuehne + Nagel we will do our utmost best to minimise any inconveniences to our customers. Please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact person if You wish to receive more information.

4.1.2016 | SOLAS container weight verification requirement

Kuehne + Nagel wishes to inform our customers that the container weight verification global requirement as outlined by the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) will begin being enforced on July 1, 2016. As shippers, you will be responsible for the verification of the packed container’s weight and run the risk of missing an intended sailing if Verified Gross Mass (VGM) documentation compliance is ignored.

Our Kuehne + Nagel teams globally are closely cooperating with partner carriers and e-commerce hubs in order to have standards and processes in place. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming SOLAS container weight verification requirement, please contact your local Kuehne + Nagel representative.

More information about The SOLAS Container Weight Verification Requirement.

2015

28.12.2015 / NSAB 2015 conditions into effect from 1st of January 2016

The new General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders, NSAB 2015, is published. NSAB 2015 will come into effect from 1.1.2016 onwards. NSAB 2015 can be read and uploaded from our home page (when switched to Finnish language).

2.12.2015 / Kuehne + Nagel Chennai office is closed due to heavy rain

Kuehne + Nagel Chennai office is closed due to heavy rainfalls. As a consequence deliveries and pickups are not possible for the time being.

In addition Chennai Airport (MAA) authorities have shut down operations until further notice. All airlines have cancelled their operations on Chennai airport.

The South of India has suffered from cyclones and heavy rain for the last few weeks. The main cities affected are Chennai and Tuticorn where flooding has closed most of the roads.

We are monitoring the situation and will inform of any updates on our websites.

For more information please contact your Kuehne + Nagel contact.

2.12.2015 / COP21 will disturb shipments in the Paris area

The Paris Climate Conference (COP21) which started on Monday 30th of November will have an effect on shipments in the whole Ile-de-France, or Paris area and its surroundings.

These circumstances are beyond our control but we will do our utmost best to limit any negative impact on our services.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact.

30.11.2015 / The Finnish Post cancels strike actions

The Finnish Post cancels strike actions. Also all related strike actions by AKT will be called off.

26.11.2015 / Transport Workers’ Union AKT adds more support for the Finnish Post’s strike – Finnish harbours are effected

The Finnish Post is on strike. The Transport Workers’ Union AKT announced yesterday (25.11.2015) that they will expand their supportive actions for the strike. These actions have an effect on dockers' work in Finnish harbors.

We will monitor the situation and inform about the progress on our websites.

Please be noted that during the Finnish Post's strike posts will not reach Kuehne + Nagel Finland. Important documents, such as original shipping documents, should be delivered to any  Kuehne + Nagel office in Finland in an alternative way. Our locations can be found from our websites.



18.11.2015 / Shipment disturbances due to Anti Terror Activities in France

The ongoing anti terror activities in France cause disturbances in shipments. Exceptions such as the raid in Saint Denis, closure of Highway A1 (Lille – Paris) and tightened border controls cause delays in pickups and distributions in Paris area as well as other bigger cities in France.

11.11.2015 / Holiday season service exceptions

Please be advised that the forthcoming holiday season causes exceptions to our opening times and shipment schedules. Below are listed exceptions by transport mode.

Our offices are closed on:
- Thursday 24.12.2015
- Friday 25.12.2015
- Friday 1.1.2016
- Wednesday 6.1.2016


Seafreight

CW 52
The last LCL export departure before Christmas will leave Finland on Wednesday 23.12. Booking closing for this departure is on Tuesday 22.12. 9:00 o’clock. On Wednesday 23.12. the LCL terminal is open between 08:00-16:00 o’clock.
     
CW 53
The last LCL export departure before New Year will leave Finland on Thursday 31.12. Booking closing for this departure is on Wednesday 30.12. 9:00 o’clock. On Thursday 31.12. the LCL terminal is open between 08:00-16:00 o’clock.


Airfreight

Our offices are closed on above mentioned holidays. Working over time is possible upon prior agreement. We will inform all possible flight delays and cancellations case-by-case.


Overland

European Groupage

Our Groupage Hubs in Hauneck (Germany) and Nottingham (UK) are closed between 24.12.2015-3.1.2016.
In export traffic the last departures before Christmas will leave our terminal in Vantaa on Friday 18.12. The last departures that will be distributed mainly before Christmas holidays will leave Finland as follows:
- to Italy: on Friday 11.12.
- to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK and Sweden on: Friday 18.12.
- to other European destinations: on Tuesday 15.12.
The export traffic will return to normal schedule from Thursday 31.12.3015 onwards.

In import traffic the last Groupage departure from Europe and UK will leave on Wednesday 23.12.2015. The first import departures of 2016 from Germany and UK will leave on Monday 4.1.2016.

Detailed pick up times are available upon request.

Full and Part Loads

There are also exceptions regarding full and part loads during the holiday season. Our overland staff is happy to assist You with inquiries.

2.11.2015 / NSAB 2015 is published

The new General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders, NSAB 2015, is published. NSAB 2015 will come into effect from 1.1.2016 onwards. NSAB 2015 can be read and uploaded from our home page (when switched to Finnish language).

13.10.2015 / Kuehne + Nagel Group Ag has announced its 2015 9-month result

The announcement can be read on KN-Portal website.

18.8.2015 / Tianjin explosion – Update

Kuehne + Nagel would like to provide an update regarding the explosion in the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China during the evening hours of 12th August 2015.

The recovery situation improved over the weekend and all six (6) terminals in Xingang port are in operation. Restrictions remain in place within a 3km radius of the direct blast zone. Many warehouses outside this restricted zone have commenced operations, although not at full efficiency. Customs clearance has resumed operations but again, not at full efficiency.

The availability of equipment is an issue as many warehouses within the restricted zone remain closed. The extent of damage to laden cargo at the port is still unknown and under investigation.

Restrictions are still in place for all outbound dangerous cargo until further notice. We have received conflicting information from carriers regarding inbound dangerous cargo. We will continue to monitor this on a case by case basis. In the case of urgent cargo, a bypass solution via Qingdao (Tao) is a possibility.

Kuehne + Nagel will endeavor to provide updates as we receive further information. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact your local Kuehne + Nagel representative.

9.7.2015 / Typhoon signal in force in Hong Kong

T8 classified typhoon is expected to arrive in Hong Kong today evening (9.7.) local time. The members of the public are encouraged to return to their homes. For this reason Kuehne + Nagel office in Hong Kong is closed until further notice.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact.

25.6.2015 / Oy Kuehne + Nagel Ltd centralises the UK overland customer service to Vantaa as of 1st of July

Dear Valued Customer,

The markets between the UK and Finland have drastically decreased: even 60 per cent over the last years. The economical recession since 2008, trailer shipments’ moving to other transportation modes and a major flow of goods is directed to Finland through continental Europe are the major reasons for the decreased volumes. At the same time the demand for consistent and standardised service concept as well as the demand for electronic services has increased significantly.

Due to the previously mentioned reasons Oy Kuehne + Nagel Ltd integrates its services: As of 1st of July the UK trailer traffic is handled by named operative staff at our Vantaa office.


Contacts for the UK traffic as of 1st of July


Bookings

Import: knhel.fo.import@kuehne-nagel.com
Export: knhel.fo.export@kuehne-nagel.com

Export:

Aleksi Rantanen
phone: 0201 611 788
aleksi.rantanen@kuehne-nagel.com

Import:

Mikko Vahermo
phone: 0201 611 616
mikko.vahermo@kuehne-nagel.com


Contacts for more details:


Mika Malmivaara, Overland Director, p. 0201 611 861
Petri Velling, Route Development Manager, p. 0201 611 641
Ilkka Heino, Traffic Manager, p. 0201 611 615


Best regards,

Mika Malmivaara
Overland Director
phone: +358 201 611 861
mobile: +358 40 661 2152
mika.malmivaara@kuehne-nagel.com

3.6.2015 / Exceptions in operations due to Midsummer

As previous years have proofed the few weeks prior Midsummer get usually very busy in terms of shipment amounts. Due to the upcoming holidays we kindly ask You to book your shipments as early as possible.

On Friday 19th of June our offices are closed for Midsummer Eve. This long weekend affects especially overland imports where delays may occur during calendar week 26.

More information from your Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

25.5.2015 / Kuehne + Nagel on Forbes' Most Innovative Companies of 2014 -list

Forbes lists annually companies which are expected to make the next big innovation.
Kuehne + Nagel is ranked as the 90th on the Most Innovative Companies of 2014, representing the only logistics company on the list.

It is the first time for Kuehne + Nagel on this Forbes list, which is published from 2011 onwards.

Forbes ranks companies according to the stock exchange: how investors feel the company is generating new services using existing resources more efficiently or developing services that increase profit in the future.

The whole list can be found from forbes.com website.

13.5.2015 / Approaching holiday season

Please note the approaching holidays will cause exceptions to opening times and shipment schedules.

Ascension
Tomorrow on 14th of May our offices in Finland are closed for the Feast of the Ascension (helatorstai).

Pentecost
Pentecost is celebrated at the end on week 21 and it will affect organisations' operations and opening times in Europe for a several days' time.

Midsummer
The few weeks prior midsummer get usually very busy in terms of shipment amounts. This should be taken into consideration when planning shipments.

29.4.2015 / TAP Portugal's possible strike from 1st of May

The Pilots Union of TAP Portugal announced that they might start a strike on 1st of May onwards.

Further information regarding the extent and duration is not available but if started the strike would effect TAP Portugal flights even for ten days.

9.4.2015 / Fire at Ultracargo Terminal at Santos Port in São Paulo

The port of Santos is suffering from a serious fire of five oil tanks that are burning near by the terminal area. Due to this accident Santos authorities have blocked the access of truckers to the right margin of Santos port.

Please be noted that the current situation is causing congestion at the port and will most likely occur as delays in shipments to/from São Paulo.

2.4.2015 / The maritime strike is cancelled

The maritime strike that was to start today is cancelled. Freight and passenger vessels travel normally.

27.3.2015 / U.K. Border Force Exit Checks

We would like to inform you that the UK government is introducing Exit Checks at all ports and airports from Wednesday 8th April 2015. The government requires all operators e.g. Eurotunnel, ferry companies etc. to gather information on the identity of every person leaving the country and pass this information to the UK Border Force.

Please be aware that on the early stages of these checks there may be some delays at the UK exit ports.

27.3.2015 / Approaching maritime strike at Finnish ports

The Finnish Union for Seamen and the Finnish Engineers´ Association have announced their intention to start a strike on Thursday 2nd of April 14:00 onwards.

The strike will have effect on vessels arriving to Finnish ports as well as on load and freight vessels on international routes. Vessels that only ship passenger vehicles on their car decks are excluded from the strike.

Source: The Finnish Union for Seamen (Suomen Konepäällystöliitto)

20.3.2015 / Lufthansa strike

20.3.2015 / Update on Lufthansa strike
Lufthansa strike continues. Due to the strike a number of flights between Helsinki and Germany are cancelled. The strike is announced to be continued also tomorrow 21st March.

A list of today's cancellations can be found from Lufthansa website.

19.3.2015 / Lufthansa cancels long distance flights due strike
Lufthansa cancels a number of its long distance flights departing from Frankfurt and Münich to China, Japan and Arab Emirates due to a pilot strike. Cancellations do not affect flights to/from Finland nor cargo flights.

A list of today's cancellations can be found from Lufthansa website.

19.3.2015 / The newest Kuehne + Nagel Finland customer satisfaction results are published

Read more under About us - Customer satisfaction.

20.2.2015 / Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach congested

Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland are heavily congested. Additionally some of the ports in South and East coast of the USA are affected (e.g. Houston).

Please take into consideration that the prevailing difficult situation might cause extra surcharges for your shipments to U.S. as additional requirements for terminal handling will take place.

6.2.2015 / Heavy snowfalls in Northern Italy

Please be informed that due to the bad weather conditions in Northern Italy today, the circulation of heavy vehicles over 7,5 tons have been stopped in many national highways.
Hence the traffic on alternative roads is very slow.

It is currently snowing heavily in the areas of Bologna, Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. As for Veneto area snowfalls are expected for today and tomorrow.
 
The difficult weather condition will cause delays for pick-ups and deliveries.

4.2.2015 / Snowfall across Europe causes several traffic jams

Snowfall across Europe causes at the moment several traffic jams or blocked streets. Delays in deliveries and pick-ups are highly possible especially in those areas which are not used to any snowfall. 
 
The situation is difficult especially in Barcelona area where traffic jams and blocked streets occur.
 

 

 

 

4.2.2015 / AKT vessel embargo

According to the information received from different carriers and Finnish port operators last week's vessel embargo that was held by The Finnish Union for Transport Workers (AKT) has caused delays in Finnish harbours and may have an affect also on sailing schedules.

We will do our very best to keep our customers informed about the situation.

26.1.2015 / Strong snowstorm is approaching the U.S. East Coast

Exceptionally strong snowstorm is approaching the U.S. East Coast. The blizzard is expected to cause thousands of flight delays and cancellations throughout the country. For instance, the airport and schools of Chicago have been closed due to the snow fall.

The weather front covers the whole area between the states of New Mexico and Maine.

22.1.2015 / ADR 2015

The 2015 version of 'European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road' has been electronically published by UNECE on their website.

The agreement came into effect on 1.1.2015, but ADR 2013 agreement can be followed until 30.6.2015.

21.1.2015 / The strike of the French transport unions still continues

21.1.2015 / The strike still continues

20.1.2015 / The strike of the French transport unions continues

The strike of the French transport unions that was started on Sunday evening continues for the time being. Access to the biggest cities and industrial areas are blocked.

We are following the situation and will inform about changes accordingly.

19.1.2015 / The French transport unions on strike

The French transport unions have started a strike last night. Main goal is to obtain a wage increase and it is expected to last until tomorrow.

Shipment delays can occur.

21.1.2015 / Shipments during Chinese New Year

In the Chinese calendar the year of the goat starts on 19th of February. Please be noted that most of the businesses close their doors for few days during the festive season. For seafreight and airfreight shipments allocation is limited and schedule changes should be expected. Shipping congestion starts to occur normally few weeks prior Chinese New Year and a number of flights are cancelled.

Chinese New Year is celebrated also in few other eastern and south-eastern Asian countries which should be taken into consideration when planning shipments to and from Asia.

More information from your own Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

13.1.2015 / SOL Continent Line introduces third vessel on Rostock – Hanko route

MV Merchant will make her first departure on Tuesday January 20th, 2015

at 21.00 hrs from Hanko to Rostock. The departure on Monday January

19th, 2015 at 09.00 hrs from Rostock is postponed to Tuesday January

20th, 2015 at 19.00 hrs.

More information and all schedule changes can be found from SOL Continent Line website.

2014

22.12.2014 / Changes to Hungarian VAT legislation in 2015

Electronic road transportation control system (EKAER) will be launched allowing the VAT Authority to track goods transported in Hungary. The purpose of the regulation is to curb chain VAT fraud.

As of 1 January 2015, the transport in the case of intra-community acquisitions of goods, intra-community supplies of goods and first taxable domestic supplies of goods to non-final customers can only be performed by taxpayers which have an identification number (EKAER number) issued by the Electronic Control System of Circulation of Commodities on Public Roads (EKAER).

Read more about EKAER system from the official EKAER website.

15.12.2014 / Update in TIR Carnet procedure

The use of TIR Carnet in the traffic between Finland and Russia is continued until the end of February 2015.

For more information please read the customer notice on The Finnish customs website.

12.12.2014 / Delays due to bad weather conditions

Due to this week's bad weather conditions the Baltic Sea ferry traffic suffers delays. As for the Germany - Helsinki route 1-2 day delays will occur and 2-3 day delays for the UK traffic.

11.12.2014 / Strike in Belgium on Dec 15th

Please note the announced national strike on Dec 15th 2014 shall prevent that we will be able to deliver nor to pickup in Belgium.
 
Therefore we will have no outbound (linehaul) trucks leaving Belgium on Dec 15th 2014.

8.12.2014 / Holiday season exceptions

SEAFREIGHT

Week 52

  • Monday 22.12.: Normal office hours, pick up times and LCL terminal opening hours.
  • Tuesday 23.12.2014: Normal office hours. LCL terminal is open from 8:00 to 16:00 hours.
  • Wednesday 24.12. – Sunday 28.12.2014: Offices are closed.

Week 1

  • Monday 29.12. – Tuesday 30.12.2014: Normal office hours, pick up times and delivery times.
  • Wednesday 31.12.2014: Normal office hours. LCL terminal is open from 8:00 to 16:00 hours.
  • Thursday 1.1.2015: Office is closed (working overtime is possible if agreed in advance).
  • Friday 2.1.2015: Normal office hours, pick up times and delivery times.

Week 2

  • Monday 5.1.2015: Normal office hours, pick up times and delivery times.
  • Tuesday 6.1.2015: Offices are closed.

 

AIRFREIGHT

Our offices in Finland are closed during below mentioned dates. Working overtime is possible if agreed in advance.

  • Wednesday 24.12.2014
  • Thursday 25.12.2014
  • Friday 26.12.2014
  • Saturday 27.12.2014
  • Sunday28.12.2014
  • Thursday 1.1.2015
  • Tuesday 6.1.2015

On other days we follow the normal pick up, delivery and office opening times.
Flight changes and cancellations will be informed case by case.

 

OVERLAND


Export to Europe

Last departures before Christmas will leave our Vantaa terminal on Friday 19.12. Shipments with departure after Friday 19th will be delivered only after Christmas with possible delays. Please note the exception for Italian traffic: Last departure already on Friday 12.12.2014.

Summarised, last departures with planned pre-Christmas deliveries:

  • Italy: Friday 12.12.
  • DE, NL, BE, LUX, SE: Friday 19.12.
  • Other European countries:  Tuesday 16.12.

The normal timetables will be followed from Friday 2.1.2015 onwards.

Import from Europe

Last import departures to Finland as follows:

  • Germany: Monday 22.12. / Tuesday 23.12.
  • Other European countries: Friday 19.12.

The normal timetables will be followed from Friday 2.1.2015 onwards (Note! UK-traffic  from Friday 9.1.2015).

5.12.2014 (Updated) / Stricter provisions on sulphur emissions from shipping will enter into force from the beginning of 2015

The objective of the new provisions is to improve air quality, especially in coastal areas, and the state of the marine environment. At the start of 2015, the sulphur limit for marine fuels will be cut to 0.1 per cent from current 1.0% in SOx emission control areas in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and North America’s sea areas. Ships can meet with the new provisions by using low-sulphur fuel, installing scrubbers or shifting to the use of alternative fuels, such as liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Kuehne + Nagel (BAL/BAAL) will charge the additional sulphur fee according to BAL/BAAL-tariff starting from 1.1.2015.

More information from you Kuehne + Nagel contact person.

4.11.2014 / Pre-announcement: Strike in Spain 17th-19th Nov 2014

Please be advised that Transport Unions in Spain announced a strike in November starting on 17th of November for three days.

Please consider possible delays in transit times if you are planning shipments to/from Spain.