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Kuehne + Nagel is set to expand its capabilities in the final-mile delivery sector, signing a partnership deal with logistics services solutions provider Zebraxx.

The agreement will enable K+N to offer additional methods for collecting and sharing delivery information, such as real-time vehicle location, photographic evidence of the state of consignments and delivery confirmation, IoT validation or electronic proof-of-delivery (ePOD), independently from backbone systems and carriers used.

Customers will be further integrated in the data exchange via enhanced functionalities on mobile devices, like alerts or ePOD via social message platforms, and it will work with K+N’s monitoring and visibility platform KN Login, which means shippers will benefit from a standardised single source for all delivery information.

K+N head of contract logistics Gianfranco Sgro said: “We are seeing an increasing need for improved visibility solutions to service our customers. As our environment becomes more and more digital, customers are demanding greater flexibility and options in the solutions we can offer them and all at a lower cost.

“Zebraxx has demonstrated a willingness to embrace innovative and imaginative ideas and transform them into valuable solutions for our business and our customers.”

The agreement builds on the existing relationship between the two companies, with some 10m transactions handled by the Zebraxx system in 2017.

Bernd Heymanns, MD of Zebraxx said: “We are in a long-lasting working relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. This formalisation and commitment to partnership brings our companies closer and provides the platform for us to work on some exciting projects together, enhancing last-mile shipment visibility for the customers worldwide.”

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