Further strengthening of oil and gas network with new Russian representations in Murmansk and Nogliki

(PresseBox) (Vienna / Moscow, ) In order to further strengthen its activities in the region as well as to participate in important development projects of the oil and gas industry, the fullservice logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel established two new offices in Northwest and Far East Russia.

The new office in Murmansk, at the Kola Gulf of the Barents Sea, will be important for the coming launch of the Shtokman gas condensate field exploration project as well as serve the oil and gasrelated industries in general. Kuehne + Nagel has been a member of the Murmanshelf Association of suppliers for the oil and gas industry since 2009. The location is well connected to all Russian regions and to Norway and Finland via St. Petersburg and Moscow. During the Shtokman project, international and Russian contractors will base their seismic surveys, drilling operations, oilfield support, engineering and construction there.

The new representation in Nogliki is located on the Sakhalin island, where Kuehne + Nagel already has an operating office. The company started its activities on Sakhalin early in 2002 with the opening of the oil and gas exploration setup there and the award of the Sakhalin 2 (SEIC) contract, which is still running today.

"The Shtokman project will help to develop the Murmansk region, with its icefree port, into one of the leading Russian ports and a key location for major local and international suppliers of goods and services," says Perry Neumann, Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Russia. "Nogliki, too, is a crucial hub in the transport network for the oil and gas industry. Our new representation is a significant expansion of our presence on Sakhalin and will enable Kuehne + Nagel to further develop the range of products that we offer to our clients. With these two representations we are strengthening our position in the important oil and gas sector. Being present on the local market at the proper time will enable Kuehne + Nagel's global oil and gas organisation to successfully participate in these important development projects."

Kühne + Nagel International AG

With approximately 55,000 employees at 900 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, overland and contract logistics businesses with a clear focus on providing ITbased supply chain management services. Kuehne + Nagel has been active in the Russian Federation since 1992, today operating five offices and six warehouses and employing more than 500 employees.

For further information, please visit www.kuehne-nagel.com

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