Vizada VSAT awards new contract to Kuehne + Nagel
The new contract is the first to have been secured by Kuehne + Nagel in Norway following its acquisition of J. Martens AS earlier this year.
Formerly, J. Martens AS was the logistics service provider to Marlink, a subsidiary company of Vizada which produces maritime satellite systems. The new agreement sees an extension of logistics services to the parent company for a minimum period of two years.
Under the terms of the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel will transport Vizada's products by air and sea, and will be additionally responsible for the implementation and management of a number of consolidation and storage warehouses in the Netherlands, California and Dubai with potential for further sites as operationally required. Onward distribution from these sites to Vizada's clients, which are often ships located at port awaiting new satellite communications tools, will be provided by road transport.
Anders Gundersen, Purchasing & Logistics Director at Marlink commented; "We are pleased to continue and expand our cooperation with Kuehne + Nagel; a world class provider of logistical services. We look forward to a constructive and challenging cooperation."
"I am delighted that Vizada has demonstrated its confidence in our newly integrated organisation in Norway", adds Tim Scharwath, Chief Executive, Kuehne + Nagel North West Europe. "This is a good example of the teamwork and dedication to providing best in class logistics solutions to our customers, which have been a focus throughout the integration of J. Martens AS."
The Vizada Group was formed in September 2007 and combines the former Telenor Satellite Services and France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications.
The Group is composed of two principal business divisions - Vizada Mobile Satellite Services and Vizada VSAT for fixed satellite services.
Vizada VSAT is organized into two business units: Vizada Networks and Marlink. Vizada Networks serves the companies with land-based operations while maritime customers are served by Marlink.
The Vizada Networks offering, includes turnkey voice, data and video telecommunications services for land-based customers including telecoms operators, non-governmental organizations, Internet service providers, and large corporate entities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Vizada Networks also serves the defence market with tailor-made communications systems and the carrier voice market with direct routes into Africa and the Middle East. Vizada Networks provides access to a high-performance Internet backbone, VoIP gateways and exchange for international voice termination services, as well as customized and tailor-made networks. Vizada has offices in Norway, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Tanzania and The Czech Republic.
Please see: www.vizadanetworks.com
Marlink is a global satellite communications leader, providing maritime customers with one source for an entire range of voice and data solutions backed by the industry's most trusted service and support network. Across its wide range of satellite communications products and solutions, Marlink routes communications through its own teleports to ensure superior quality, reliability and flexibility for Marlink customers. With offices worldwide, including Athens, Brussels, Dubai, Hamburg, Houston, London, Oslo, Rockville, Singapore and Tokyo, Marlink delivers the widest choice in satellite communications solutions matched with expert personal support available day or night, from anywhere.
Please see: www.marlink.com.
About Kühne + Nagel International AG
With some 54,000 employees at 850 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based supply chain management services.
The Kuehne + Nagel UK and Ireland organisation operates around 100 locations with over 10,000 employees.
Further information can be found at www.kuehne-nagel.com