Kuehne+Nagel successfully completes river shipping transport for wind turbine manufacturer Vestas

Kuehne+Nagel Russia has successfully completed a challenging project involving the transport of 159 wind turbine blades. The blades were transported on the Volga and Don rivers from Ulyanovsk to Ust-Donetsk and Rostov-on-Don.

Vestas, a Danish company and leading global manufacturer, seller, installer and service provider of wind power systems, produced the blades at the Ulyanovsk manufacturing facilities, together with its Russian partners (Rusnano). The blades were transported in six voyages of river pontoon barges between April and August 2020. Kuehne+Nagel ensured secure and on-time delivery of the oversized and sensitive technical equipment, despite various restrictions and impediments caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For decades, Kuehne+Nagel has conducted efficient and environmentally friendly shipping on Europe’s inland waterways. As part of its comprehensive logistics solutions, the company is using this mode of transport, which results in lower costs and reduced risk of damage, for both regular container loads and demanding projects involving oversized and heavy-weight freight.

Perry Neumann, President Cluster Russia + CIS and General Director of Kuehne+Nagel LLC, comments:

– This latest successful shipment for our long-standing customer Vestas is proof of our expertise in complex project transport, and also demonstrates the flexibility and commitment of all the colleagues involved during these difficult times and under the conditions of the pandemic.