Kuehne+Nagel completed the acquisition of Worldwide Perishable Canada Co. (WWP), one of the largest freight forwarders in the country and a top player for perishables cargo being the market leader in tuna export.
With a strong footprint on the East Coast, WWP will strengthen the existing Kuehne+Nagel perishables network in Canada. Being the number 1 airfreight forwarder in the country, Kuehne + Nagel can now offer its customers an extended service offering.
“Perishables logistics is one of our strongest growth drivers at Kuehne + Nagel,” says Regional Airfreight Manager Kuehne + Nagel North America Greg Martin, “Thus, we have been continuously investing in the expansion of our dedicated network: through selected acquisitions and by connecting key production countries to major markets. Setting up global certified standards which are reflected in our KN FreshChain solution, has further strengthened our perishables network worldwide, making it the largest in the industry.”
WWP was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Originally dedicated to serve a local demand in the Canadian export market it has grown into one of the country’s major perishables forwarders.
National Manager Kuehne + Nagel Canada Jamie Wood adds, “Acquiring a specialized player in seafood logistics, Kuehne + Nagel consolidates its leading position in the market. Using the network and experience of both companies, our customers can benefit from an enhanced offering and the best possible solution to their needs.”