Kuehne + Nagel expands its digital KN FreightNet solution to Sea freight LCL

After the introduction of KN FreightNet for Airfreight in 2014, Kuehne + Nagel has announced it plans to launch its new digital solution for quotations and booking of door-to-door less-than-container load (LCL) services.

According to the announcement, LCL is an important segment of Kuehne + Nagel’s sea freight business with central gateways on a global base and a dense network of routes.

Using KN FreightNet for LCL, customers are expected to be able to obtain quotes for export and import shipments online within seconds and be able to place their orders. As per the plans, no pre-registration is needed to access the platform.

Kuehne + Nagel have stated that quotations are based on simple shipment details such as place of origin, final destination, weight and volume. Users are expected to receive a structured overview of the all-inclusive door-to-door price including all applicable surcharges, as well as the estimated transit time. At this point it is planned that a booking can be made or the offer, valid for 30 days, can be saved for later use.

Users are also expected to be able to use the KN Login iPhone App to determine the status and transportation details of the LCL shipment while the shipment is in transit.

Otto Schacht, Executive Vice President Sea Logistics said, “We are proud to be the pioneer in our industry to make LCL quotations and bookings as easy as possible for our customers. The speed and simplicity of KN FreightNet for LCL are the key elements of this innovative digital solution. Even highly complex door-to-door requests are calculated in seconds.”