SOK Corporation’s Inex Partners Oy extends its 10-year partnership with Kuehne+Nagel

SOK Corporation’s Inex Partners Oy extends its 10-year partnership with Kuehne+Nagel

  • Joint efforts to reduce Inex emissions by 2025
  • Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme core element of the reduction strategy
  • Long-term relationship with the aim of transitioning to low-carbon logistics

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: KNIN), one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has announced it will continue providing order and supplier management and overseas ocean freight services to Inex Partners Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SOK Corporation. SOK Corporation provides warehousing and transportation services for the grocery and consumer goods chain of the S Group – a customer-owned, Finnish network of companies in the retail and service sectors with more than 1,800 outlets. Kuehne+Nagel and Inex Partners Oy step on a previous 10-year partnership, which has just been extended partly based on Kuehne+Nagel’s sustainable transport offering.

In Finland, sustainability is at the top of the national agenda. With its green mindset and world-class research environment, Finland generates sustainable solutions for various industries and areas of life. Moreover, Finland aims to be a carbon-neutral society by the year 2035. As 8% of global CO2 emissions are caused by trade-related freight transport, Finnish companies are also mindful of the emissions caused by their supply chains. Inex Partners Oy has set itself the goal of reducing domestic emissions by 20% by 2025. This will be achieved, in part, by streamlining logistics, optimising routes, and using sustainable fuels as part of Kuehne+Nagel’s Net Zero Carbon programme, which aims to reduce CO2 in all of the company’s transport and logistics services worldwide.

“Teemme yhdessä paremman paikan elää” – “Together we will make a better place to live”

“We are proud that Inex Partners, together with Kuehne+Nagel, has already achieved carbon neutrality in ocean freight logistics and we will continue our efforts to reduce carbon emissions in other modes of transport globally and domestically,” says Lasse Korhonen, Head of International Logistics at Inex Partners Oy.

Otto Schacht, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Sea Logistics, says: “Next to being fully carbon neutral in our direct sphere of influence as of 2020, we have decided to proactively address the CO2 footprint of the transportation services performed by our suppliers – airlines, shipping lines and haulage companies – by 2030. We can only achieve this goal together with like-minded customers like Inex Partners Oy, who are willing to work together on a green transformation in logistics.”

About Kuehne+Nagel

With 74,000 employees at 1,400 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in Sea Logistics, Air Logistics, Road Logistics and Contract Logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.

About S Group & Inex Partners

With over 40,000 employees, S Group covers 46 % of grocery store’s market share in Finland. Inex Partners is a leading logistics services’ provider with 1200 employees. Its two giant-sized and almost fully automated logistics centres have reached their zero emissions target in 2021.

Media contacts:

Dominique Nadelhofer
Global Head of Media Communication (based in Switzerland)
CH: +41 44 786 95 26/DE: +49 421 3605 3333

Franziska Bietke
Sea Logistics Communication (based in Germany)
+49 40 30333-1504

SOURCE: Kuehne+Nagel



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