March / April 2018 - Changes during Easter holidays

Dear Customers,

We kindly inform that during Easter holidays changes in standard schedule of groupage lines departures in European countries are planned.

Last departures will be on 29.03.2018, except the following countries:

  • UK - 31.03.2018
  • France and Hungary – 28.03.2018
  • Sweden – 27.03.2018

First departures after Easter holidays are planned on 3.04.2018

You may receive more details from your carers or in our overland offices.

March 5, 2018 - Bank Holiday in Bulgaria

Due to Bank Holiday in Bulgaria, pick-ups, deliveries and arrivals/departures of groupage connections to/from this country will not take place.

February 2018 - Situation on the European Union overland transport market

Dear Customers,

We are kindly informing you about the current situation on the overland European Union market as there is the highest capacity shortage since 8 years.

The main reasons that contribute to the current state of affairs are the changes in the European Union regulations concerning the cabotage. These changes have lead to the reduced availability of drivers in the region. Moreover, the positive economic situation in the EU affects in high demand od the overland transport services.

Kuehne + Nagel experts monitor the affairs and they are currently keen on securing the overland transport capacity.

January 2018 - Situation on the United States market

Dear Customers,

We would like to kindly inform you that the current logistics market situation in the United States is unstable. It is due to the truck power shortage in several areas in the country.

There is a deficiency of truck drivers while at the same time, the enforcement of existing rules, considering such issues as driving hours, is very rigorous. Meanwhile, the US economy is strong what might result in lack of the driver’s profession attractiveness and increases in the service prices.

Below you can see the list of some of the areas where the situation takes place,
Denver, CO; Cincinnati & Columbus, OH;  Memphis, TN; Atlanta & Savannah, GA; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL

To address these issues, both the carriers and Kuehne + Nagel in United States have increased their prices.

The carriers are planning to implement additional charges for all areas that face the problem. Moreover, some of them consider to stop arranging the on carriage.

Due to the shortage of trucking power a lot of containers have to stay longer time in the terminals what is associated with necessity of applying additional charges which are result of demurrage and terminal storage.

The need to pre-pull and organize the overnight stops caused by the trucking not being effected within the same day that cargo arrived in the port lead to increases of service prices offered by Kuehne + Nagel United States.
We would like to assure you that our experts are currently working to secure the maximum efficiency of the service that we provide. Our goal is to deliver to our customers quality and service excellence.

January 2018 - Situation on the global air cargo market

Dear Customers,

We kindly inform you that 2017 has proven to be a very dynamic year for global Air Cargo. 

A number of key trade flows involving North America / Europe and Asia have shown significant double-digit percentage growth, which in certain markets has overwhelmed airports, ground handlers and airline capabilities.

Over the last months Kuehne + Nagel company has taken all activities to keep our valued Clients’ cargo moving to protect their Supply Chains.

While volumes have significantly increased, carriers’ cargo possibilities did not change. Additionally, the Airlines did not announce any plans for meaningful increases in capacity for 2018.

In discussions with a number of our Customers and Airline Partners we have received information which indicates a positive assessment of the market's reliability in 2018. We are working with our Airline Partners to ensure capacity for 2018 based on current 2017 market conditions.  

We want to assure you that Kuehne + Nagel company is focused to secure transport capacity for our Customers. At the same time, it is important for us to keep you updated with the current situation on the market.

Find out more about the data concerning global value of goods flow – data from IATA CASS


December 2017 - Changes in holiday period

Dear Customers,

We kindly inform that in holiday period in weeks 51/52/1 changes in standard schedule of groupage lines departures and distribution in European countries are planned.

 You may receive more details from your carers or in our overland offices.

November 22, 2017 - Free day in Germany

Due to a free day in Germany, the Wrocław-Chemnitz line will not leave.

November 20, 2017 - New opportunities of tracking shipments

We are pleased to announce that a new version of kn-portal.com (home.kuehne-nagel.com) has been launched, where it is much easier to manage shipments. Public+ is available for all clients. Please remember that Public+ still offers access to public data. Presented data will not include business data (sender, receiver) and also documents connecting to a shipment will not be shown. Public+ offers new additional functions to increase comfort for user and make easier shipment management. New functions of Public+ :

• Users can create an account on their own. Please remember that this created account will not be connected with KN Login/KN FreightNet account, because this access is still public.

• Client will have an access to panel of „Dashboard Light” shipments after log in.

• It is possible to mark favourite shipments, thanks that after log in it will not be necessary to search again shipments which are important for client.

• In the panel „Last viewed shipments” client will find chronological list of all shipments, which he was looking.


November 17, 2017 - Free day in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Due to free days in Czech Republic and Slovakia, departures to these countries will not take place.

November 2, 2017 – Changes in departure lines from Poznań

In 2.11.2017 there will be no departure of the line Poznań-Eurohub, the other lines will depart according to the standard schedule.

November 1, 2017 – Holidays in several European countries – changes in the timetable of departure lines

Due to a free day in Poland, Austria, France, Italy and Hungary, Polish lines will be excluded (except Poznań-Eurohub).

October 31, 2017 – Holiday in Germany – changes in the timetable of departure lines

Due to a free day in Germany there will be no departure to this country. The UK route is scheduled, but due to the holiday please expect delay in arriving to England.

October 2, 2017 - Kuehne + Nagel launches daily direct connection to/from Hungary

From 02.10.2017. The daily groupage connection to  Sosnowiec - Budapest - Sosnowiec route is launched.

Sosnowiec-Budapest: departures from Sosnowiec every day at 6:30 pm, arrival in Budapest at 6 pm

Budapest-Sosnowiec: departures from Budapest every day at 6:30 am, arriving in Sosnowiec on the same day at 5:30 pm.

Thanks to the new connection, the transport on this route will be made more efficient and the transit time will be shortened.

October 1, 2017 - Change in e-myto rate since

Please be kindly informed that since 1 October due to expansion of paid toll networks will be changed e-myto rate. Detailed information you can find here.

September 28, 2017 - Changes in groupage connections to Czech Republic

Due to a holiday in the Czech Republic 28.09.2017. There will be no departure or arrival of groupage on that day.

August 2017 - Changes in groupage connections

Please be kindly informed that on August 2017 due to holidays, part of our groupage connections are going to change.

To find out more details please contact with Kuehne + Nagel salesmen.

July 5-6, 2017 - Holidays in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Please be kindly informed that on 5th and 6th July 2017 in Czech Republic and 5th July in Slovakia due to the holiday our groupage connections will not go/back from this countries.

Service will return to standard schedule from July 7th.

May 25, 2017 - Holidays in Germany, Austria and France

On 25 May our offices in Germany, Austria and France are going to be closed due to the holiday on this day. It will be expected of some wages surpluses related to the accumulation of consignments at terminals. This may result in a slight extension of delivery times within the specified period.

May 1-3, 2017 - Changes in operations during "The long weekend of May"

We kindly inform, that due to the long weekend of May, our offices are closed on 1 and 3 May, there also may be some changes in the standard timetable for groupage transport. Return to the standard departure schedule is going to work since 4 May 2017. Detailed information can be obtained from your carers.

April 18, 2017 - Law of Cargo Tracking System for Transporting Goods

Please be kindly informed that on 18 April 2017 Law of Cargo Tracking System for Transport Goods is going to be in force (find out more)

Regulations of law determine rules of sensitive goods road's transportation tracking system and responsibility of breach the duty related with this transportation - including sanctions caused by disregard of law and duties.

Monitoring shipments is going to be carried out by registering groups of goods in the government's Electronic Control Goods System (SENT).

Violation of the rules involves very high penalties.

Categories of goods which are have to monitoring duty:

  • Dried tobacco
  • Motor fuels and derivatives (including biodiesel)
  • Fuel additives
  • Lubricating oils
  • Vegetable oils
  • Degreasers based on ethyl alcohol
  • Thinners and solvents
  • Ethanol partially and totally contaminated

These regulations need to be carry out in the beginning / ending in the country as well as transit. They specify the obligations of involved in the carriage of goods entities - the sending and receiving wares entity and also the carrier (more information you can find here).

Before commencing the carriage of goods subject to the above regulations, please contact us to verify the possibility of order fulfilment.

April 16-17, 2017 - Exceptions in operations during Easter

Please be kindly informed that last departure of most groupage shipments will leave on Thursday 13th April 2017, to France and Austria on Friday 14th April 2017 and to England on Saturday 15th April.

Return to the standard departure schedule will take place on Tuesday 18th April. During Easter our offices are closed.

To find out more please contact our sales team.