Kuehne + Nagel has completed the acquisition of Worldwide Perishable Canada (WWP), a major player in the perishable market, particularly exporting tuna.
The Halifax, Nova Scotia headquartered company was founded in 1999 to serve a local demand for Canadian exports, and has since grown into one of the country’s major perishable forwarders.
The combined volume of both companies’ business portfolio will account for more than 17,000 tonnes of air exports of perishables per annum out of Canada.
Greg Martin, regional airfreight manager for Kuehne + Nagel North America says perishables are one of the company’s strongest areas, which is why it continues to expand the network.
He says: “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.”
Doug McRae, chief operating officer of WWP says: “Combining the strengths of both companies, we will add outstanding value in the regional and international perishables business. For both, our customers and our employees this will generate growing perspectives and services.”