Kuehne+Nagel charters Antonov to send 111 tonnes of UNICEF goods to Ukraine

Antonov AN 124 delivers 111 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

A massive donation, worth 10 million Swiss francs, by Kuehne+Nagel has enabled 111 tonnes of humanitarian aid to be flown to Ukraine.

The company’s Emergency & Relief Logistics team in Copenhagen, Denmark partnered with large humanitarian aid organisations to quickly set up critical aid missions funded by its donation.

As a result, the largest charter yet took off in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on March 29. A Ukrainian Antonov An-124, one of the biggest cargo aircraft in the world, carried 111 tonnes of aid sourced from UNICEF’s warehouse in Dubai and landed in Poland the same evening. The goods will then be trucked to Ukraine.

Kuehne+Nagel International CEO, Dr. Detlef Trefzger, says: “Thanks to our long-standing, trusted partnership with UNICEF, we were able to very quickly set up a critical aid campaign for Ukraine in a jointly manner. It is symbolic in itself that today we can make one of the largest deliveries of aid to Ukraine with a Ukrainian Antonov airplane. I am grateful to our partners, stakeholders and all our Kuehne+Nagel colleagues who support our pledge to the Ukrainian people.”