200000 pairs of shoes for Pakistan Schindler and Kuehne + Nagel by csgirla


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     Logistics for the cosmodrome                                                                                                           Original Swiss post bus on tour in the USA
                                                                                               Ten years ago, Kuehne + Nagel received       The USA is well known as the land of           The Swiss Roots Project has two objectives:   has been an indispensable means of trans-
                                                                                               its first assignment for the transport of    unlimited opportunities. But it still          to bring Americans of Swiss descent into      port, even in the most out-of-the-way
                                                                                               astronautical equipment by rail from         comes as quite a surprise for an               contact with their roots, and to present      regions and mountain valleys.
                                                                                               Europe to Kazakhstan. Since 2002,            American when he encounters an origi-          modern Switzerland to the American
                                                                                               Kuehne + Nagel experts in Russia and         nal Swiss post bus on the highway.             public.
                                                                                               France have been jointly coordinating
                                                                                               the logistics services for Starsem.          On the initiative of the Swiss Roots Project   Kuehne + Nagel organised and sponsored
                                                                                               Activities include the transport of space-   this bus is on a six-month tour of the         the transport of the valuable vintage vehi-
                                                                                               craft, satellites and other components       United States. It will stop on its way at      cle – the bus was driven by its owner to
                                                                                               by air and rail and the transport of pro-    official Swiss Roots events in California,     Bremerhaven, from where it was shipped
                                                                                               pellant to Baikonur by sea and rail.         New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and               on the freighter Falstaff through the
                                                                                               Kuehne + Nagel also looks after customs      Wisconsin. Plenty of Swiss entertainment       Panama Canal to Port Hueneme on the
                                                                                               clearance, the handling of shipping docu-    will be provided, such as a 30-minute          west coast of the USA. The yellow post bus
                                                                                               ments and a great deal more. Important       crash course in yodelling or the opportuni-    is an important part of everyday life and
                                                                                               projects for which Kuehne + Nagel has        ty to sample Swiss dishes and wines.           mobility in Switzerland. For 100 years, it
                                                                                               provided logistic support in the past
     Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan: here, spacecraft and satellites are regularly          include the Mars Express of the
     launched by means of Soyuz launch vehicles which are commercialised by the
     European-Russian joint venture Starsem. The company coordinates complex space
                                                                                               European Space Agency ESA in 2003,
                                                                                               the Venus Express launch in 2005, and
                                                                                                                                            200,000 pairs of shoes for Pakistan
     missions, from the provision of the launchers and preparations at the Baikonur            the launch of the Galileo satellites in      In an extraordinary initiative in support of earthquake victims in Pakistan, German shoe retailers collected more than 200,000
     Cosmodrome to the actual “delivery” of the payload into orbit or into deep space.         2005 and 2006.                               pairs of shoes which they wanted to get to those in need as quickly as possible.

                                                                                                                                            For each pair of shoes that was handed in, the retailers donated an extra new pair. Kuehne + Nagel Germany volunteered to
                                                                                                                                            organise the entire logistics and the transport of the goods to the disaster area in Pakistan free of charge. The company took

     Schindler and Kuehne + Nagel China
                                                                                                                                            care of the collection of the shoes from the shops and the transport of the eleven high-cube containers from the inland port of
                                                                                                                                            Duisburg via Rotterdam to Karachi. In mid-March, the shoes reached Islamabad, from where they were distributed by a local aid
                                                                                                                                            organisation. The Pakistan government praised this initiative after the devastating earthquake of 8 October 2005 as a valuable

     extend their strategic partnership                                                                                                     humanitarian contribution, and expressed its thanks for the generous donations.

     The Schindler Group, one of the world’s leading escalator and elevator companies,
     has selected Kuehne + Nagel in China as one of its strategic logistics providers.

     The two global players have concluded a new 5-year agreement that significantly
     extends the scope and depth of their existing business relationship. Kuehne + Nagel
     has been providing end-to-end sea- and airfreight transport for Schindler from pro-
     duction facilities in Europe and China to destinations throughout the Asia Pacific
     region since 2003. In the scope of the new contract, Kuehne + Nagel provides addi-
     tional logistics services including customs brokerage, warehousing and distribution.
     The company ensures that consignments from different sources are optimally coordi-
     nated and consolidated for efficient, just-in-time delivery to identified destinations.
     In addition to the Asia Pacific region, this logistics support for Schindler is now
     extended to projects in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Russia.

     Kuehne + Nagel World No. 1/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Kuehne + Nagel World No. 1/2006

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