GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

FRANKFURT, Mar 3 (FAM) – Kuehne + Nagel CEO Detlef Trefzger said his company welcomes increasing digitialisation on the part of its transport suppliers and does not see it as a threat to its business.

With ocean shipping giant Maersk Line arguing that digitalisation was now the key to container shipping’s future and profitability – and recently launching online container shipment booking systems on the e-commerce platforms of customers such as Alibaba – Trefzger was asked on Wednesday by analysts what measures, if any, Kuehne + Nagel was taking to defend elements of its sea freight gross profit in light of the digitalisation efforts of its suppliers.