Road Logistics

billion CHF
net turnover in 2020

departures a day
in Europe in 2020

road logistics

No. 5
in Europe

With around 9,400 employees at more than 350 sites, Kuehne+Nagel’s Road unit is one of the world’s leading overland freight providers. In Europe, Kuehne+Nagel operates one of the region’s leading networks with 32,500 departures a day providing customers with maximum flexibility and speed for their groupage, full truckload (FTL) or less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments. In North America, the division acts as a broker for FTL, LTL and intermodal solutions. In the Middle East and South-East Asia, it provides FTL and LTL services and continues to drive the expansion of its eTrucknow digital platform.

In the 2020 financial year, net turnover for overland transport was CHF 3.2 billion with EBIT of CHF 62 million. Gross profit was CHF 1.1 billion, almost the same as the previous year. The division managed to compensate for some of the drop in demand for expo and event logistics caused by the coronavirus pandemic by focusing on final mile vaccine logistics – for example, in Germany’s North-Rhine Westphalia.


in CHF million 2020 2019 2018
Turnover 3,633 4,102 4,009
Net turnover 3,222 3,586 3,526
Gross profit 1,089 1,121 1,088
EBITDA 119 136 118
EBIT 62 78 76
EBIT in per cent of gross profit 5.7 7.0 7.0
Number of operating staff 9,363 8,781 8,456

Your Easy Brexit Solution

In 2020, after more than 27 years, free trade of goods bet-ween the United Kingdom and the European Union came to an end. Kuehne+Nagel developed a digital customs solution called “Your Easy Brexit Solution” that automates export/import procedures for loaders and importers at an early stage. The software receives data and converts it into export/import declarations as well as ensuring that all customs formalities have been completed correctly. As such, Kuehne+Nagel customers can be certain that their goods will cross the English Channel as quickly as possible.