We are an extension of your Forestry business

With Canada as one of the largest Forest products exporters, Kuehne + Nagel has built a dedicated team of professionals who provide sea freight services from three major port locations out of Canada and the United States. Whether you are shipping logs, lumber, pulp, paper or recycled fibres, our experts understand the unique logistics challenges faced by the industry and offer innovative shipping solutions that meet your needs.

In 2013, timber and paper products represented approximately 10% of Kuehne + Nagel’s global Seafreight volume making this sector an important part of our service portfolio and giving our customers the best competitive advantage in the industry.

Kuehne + Nagel is a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) and the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA).


  • Dedicated staff worldwide with industry expertise
  • Product-specific handling equipment
  • Specialized transportation equipment to maximize container payload
  • Customized transportation management solutions


Timber / Lumber

  • Roundwood logs
  • Sawn lumber (SPF)
  • Wood-based panels (particle board, HDF/MDF/Plywood)

Pulp and Paper

  • Wood pulp
  • Printing papers
  • Packaging paper & paperboard

Recycled Paper

  • Commitment to high levels of environmental and human health protection
  • Full compliance with regulations related

Customer Focus

  • Cost-per-ton supply chain solutions
  • Customized freight transport management
  • Unique solutions to meet specific needs
  • Product specific materials handling equipment
  • On-line, real-time visibility and monitoring with KN Login
  • Dedicated teams of experts across the globe

Services Offered

  • Guaranteed space with every ocean carrier
  • Specialist capabilities and permits for heavy payload containers in the US
  • Interim storage in warehouses with rail sidings
  • Fumigation & phytosanitary certificate
  • River barges network across Europe
  • Customs clearance