DWC hosts Kuehne + Nagel’s anniversary celebrations

A key highlight of the celebrations was a 40-foot anniversary container which began its around-the-world journey in January 2015 from the German port city of Bremen.

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Published: Fri 15 May 2015, 12:14 AM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:22 AM

Dubai — Dubai World Central (DWC) hosted the 125th corporate anniversary celebrations of Kuehne + Nagel, the first global logistics company to become fully operational at DWC in 2009.

The event was graced by Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline and Group, and was held at Kuehne + Nagel’s facilities at DWC.

Also present at the event were Majid Saif Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Group of Companies, Lothar Alexander Harings, member of the board of management and chief human resources officer, Kuehne + Nagel International, Mustafa Sener, managing director, Kuehne + Nagel UAE and Oman.

Mohsen Ahmad, vice-president, logistics district at DWC, said: “Kuehne + Nagel began operations in Dubai in 1978, and since then the emirate has served as the gateway that has facilitated the company’s growth in the region. The company has played a definitive role within Dubai’s logistics landscape differentiating itself by offering comprehensive and integrated logistics solutions to global customers.”

Ahmad added: “We are proud that Kuehne + Nagel’s facility at the Logistics District serves as the hub that oversees the company’s Middle East and Africa operations.”

Peder Winther, president, Kuehne + Nagel Middle East and Africa, said: “Our 125th anniversary is a fitting time to thank all our stakeholders, including the government of the UAE, for presenting us with a dynamic business environment that has facilited our expansion in the region. We are proud of our partnership with Dubai World Central, which offers us a strategic location between the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Seaport, equipping us to better serve our customers, optimise efficiences, as well as plan for robust growth.”

A key highlight of the celebrations was a 40-foot anniversary container which began its around-the-world journey in January 2015 from the German port city of Bremen. The container is scheduled for stopovers in selected cities where it will be showcased.

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