Kuehne + Nagel are the Latest Addition to Cargo City at Budapest Airport
Budapest Airport in Hungary recently announced Kuehne + Nagel as a new addition to their cargo community for the upcoming dedicated freight centre, Cargo City. Kuehne + Nagel are one of the leading global logistics companies and head the market in Hungary.
The logistics company has leased warehouse and office space at the Central and Eastern European airport so they can benefit from the close proximity to airfreight operations. Kuehne + Nagel employees will commence operations at the facility on July 1st, 2018.
The cargo hub in Budapest has become a favorable option with some of the world’s leading air cargo carriers such as Qatar Airways Cargo, Cargolux, and Turkish Cargo along with belly cargo operations.
The new air freight division of Kuehne + Nagel in Hungary will focus on monitoring the continuing developments at Budapest Airport regarding special or high-value cargo shipments of goods, such as pharmaceutical products.
Kuehne + Nagel National Air Freight Manager for Hungary, László Szabó said, “As the leading air freight forwarder in Hungary, we are aiming to find the best solutions, in order to continuously maintain our existing high level of service.”
He further added, “We believe that keeping our fingers on the pulse of our customers’ business helps us to react rapidly and meet all of their expectations, for example, new direct overseas services to Philadelphia, Chicago or New York. This is why we are excited to partner with Budapest Airport.”
Director for Property and Cargo at Budapest Airport, René Droese had this to say, “We warmly welcome our partners in the forwarding business, joining our Cargo City community. I believe that this first warehouse and office space lease agreement is just the beginning of a long relationship between Budapest Airport and Kuehne + Nagel,”
Mr. Droese continued, “I look at forwarder companies as our closest strategic partners in developing our cargo route network. Jointly, we can bring the right cargo airlines with the right capacity and flight frequency to Budapest. We can also further develop our logistics capacities according to the needs of our partners, based on the latest technological developments. Being close to cargo operations is not only a question of convenience but also an important factor in keeping costs under strict control.”
The Hungarian airport recently opened two integral integrator facilities in the summer of last year, with the official hand over of Cargo City projected for Summer 2019.