December 19 2014  |  Airline & Terminal News

KLM picks supplier for sea freight, inflight equipment logistics

By Rick Lundstrom

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has selected SkylogistiX to take over global management of inbound and outbound sea freight and trucking of its inflight equipment. The two-year contract starts January 1, and covers the movement of approximately 1,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) per year.

SkylogistiX is a management partner and provider of third party logistics services and neutral fourth-party logistics solutions. It is an independent joint venture with Kuehne + Nagel, which is majority owned by the SPIRIANT division of LSG Sky Chefs.

“We were looking for a partner who could support us in managing the complexity of handling various sea freight providers at the same time,” said Aafke Joosten, Director Network Supply Management, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: Inflight Services, in today’s announcement. “SkylogistiX will enable us to select the best sea freight provider on a case by case basis”.

“We are delighted to have secured KLM as a new customer and look forward to supporting them in the improvement of their supply chain,” said Alexander Kolf, Managing Director SkylogistiX. “We hope this contract is the start of a long relationship between our companies”.


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