Kuehne+Nagel expands in Africa to cater perishable market

Kuehne+Nagel has expanded its presence in Africa through the acquisition of Morgan Cargo. The companyy has plans to cater perishable market. The acquired forwarder has a presence in South Africa, Kenya and the UK, employs around 450 people and in 2022 handled more than 40,000 tonnes of airfreight and 20,000 TEU of sea freight. The company also offers “state-of-the-art” cold chain facilities, Kuehne+Nagel said in a release. Yngve Ruud, member of the management board of Kuehne+Nagel, responsible for air logistics, said, “With Morgan Cargo, we acquire a reliable logistics service provider for the benefit of our customers. Expansion in high-growth markets such as Africa clearly ties into our Roadmap 2026 and reinforces our commitment to the Middle East and Africa Region. We have been active in Africa for many years, but this acquisition is an ideal addition to our regional presence.”