FEDA Associate Member Now the Largest Sea and Air Freight Forwarder

For the second consecutive year in a row, Gartner’s 2022 Magic Quadrant recognized FEDA associate member Kuehne+Nagel as a worldwide leader for third party logistics. This year, the Swiss group improved its strong position as the most visionary leader among the 13 international logistics service providers assessed. According to Gartner, Kuehne+Nagel became the world’s largest sea and air freight forwarder, measured by volumes managed.

Gartner praised Kuehne+Nagel for its highly developed vertical/industry strategy, highlighting the company’s deployment of subject matter experts that offer differentiated services to 13 individual industry segments. Another strength is Kuehne+Nagel’s overall viability – particularly its considered and thoughtful approach to growth, whether through acquisition to address gaps or investment to drive innovation. Finally, Gartner highlighted Kuehne+Nagel’s market understanding. The logistics group’s early investment in control towers and a continued pioneering approach to sustainable logistics are examples that support this assessment.

“The entire Kuehne+Nagel team is delighted that our hard work, innovation and dedication to delivering for our customers have once again been recognized this year by Gartner, and we’ll aim to keep it that way in the years to come,” Reinhard Schullerus, global head of sales at Kuehne+Nagel, said. 

The research and advisory firm Gartner annually evaluates third-party logistics (3PL) service providers worldwide. The result is presented in the Magic Quadrant, measuring completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner defines a third-party logistics (3PL) provider as a commercial firm that provides one or more logistics functions on behalf of its customers on an outsourced basis for a fee.