Logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has launched a new online seafreight booking system called KN Pledge, which it says offers Full Container Load (FCL) shipments with guaranteed lead time, bookable with instant pricing via the web.
The guaranteed lead time promise on full container transportation covers all delivery combinations, from port-to-port to door-to-door. In the event that a delay becomes unavoidable, customers who have booked KN Pledge will not pay the freight charges, the company says.
Bookings using the service will also be able to avail of extended cargo liability, up to US$100,000 per container, and carbon footprint offset options via contributions to the development of four environmental projects in Indonesia, Kenya and Peru.
The online service is powered by live vessel information provided by the K+N digital platform, Sea Explorer.
“What is special about this Kuehne + Nagel online service solution is that it enables our customers to receive offers for FCL in addition to LCL shipments within seconds – from virtually any point in the world to any other point with an additional guaranteed lead time. Furthermore, we offset the CO2 footprint for this full container shipment,” said Otto Schacht, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International.