SkylogistiX Wins Contract with KLM

December 19, 2014

Neu-Isenburg, Germany– – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has selected SkylogistiX to take over the global management of inbound and outbound sea freight and trucking of its inflight equipment. The two year contract commences on January 1, 2015, and covers the movement of approximately 1000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) per year. In choosing SkylogistiX, KLM aims to enable a more dynamic approach to sea freight.
“We were looking for a partner who could support us in managing the complexity of handling various sea freight providers at the same time,” said Aafke Joosten, Director Network Supply Management, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: Inflight Services. “SkylogistiX will enable us to select the best sea freight provider on a case by case basis”.
“We are delighted to have secured KLM as a new customer and look forward to supporting them in the improvement of their supply chain,” said Alexander Kolf, Managing Director SkylogistiX. “We hope this contract is the start of a long relationship between our companies”.

SkylogistiX is a leading logistics expert, management partner and provider of best-in-class 3PL services and neutral 4PL solutions. It is an independent joint venture with Kuehne + Nagel, which is majority owned by SPIRIANT. SkylogistiX brings innovation into the in-flight service supply chain through superior technology, dedicated expertise and a global presence.

The LSG Group is the world’s leading provider of end-to-end on-board products and services. These include catering, onboard retail and entertainment, onboard equipment and logistics, consulting and lounge services. The company’s dedication to culinary excellence and expertise in logistics has led to its successful entry into adjacent markets like train services and convenience retail. Its catering activities are marketed under the “LSG Sky Chefs” brand name, through which it delivers 591 million meals a year and is present at 211 airports in 50 countries. In 2015, the companies belonging to the LSG Group achieved consolidated revenues of € 3.0 billion.