Temperature-Controlled Logistics Solutions

Kuehne + Nagel is an industry leader in shipping time and temperature-sensitive products like fresh-cut flowers and produce.  When you’re shipping temperature-sensitive goods, every second counts.  We provide specialized supply chain management procedures that maximize the shelf-life of these products through state-of-the-art temperature monitoring and timely deliveries.

Kuehne + Nagel’s New York City hub manages the import, export and transit of cut flowers, produce and other fresh perishable goods. Our services are ideal for perishable storage or may be used as an in-transit consolidation / deconsolidation point.  The facility features high-tech cooling and monitoring equipment, including forced air pre-cooling, which can be adjusted to meet and maintain varying temperature requirements. Flowers are handled in temperature zones ranging from 2-8 degrees Celsius in dedicated cold storage.

With a combined perishables cargo handling experience exceeding 50 years, our dedicated team in NYC is available 24 / 7. We handle individual consignments or consolidated shipments of multiple shippers / consignees from any origin. Flowers may be dispatched from either the airline or our terminal and we execute the customs clearance procedure upon “wheels-up”, along with arrangement and supervision of USDA PQ inspections.

The shelf life of fruits, vegetables and other produce is critically dependent on proper handling. Our cold chain professionals have the specialized skills and experience to deal with the unique risks and challenges of the perishables business, from the beginning of the supply chain to the shelf.

Kuehne + Nagel provides a complete range of transportation options for dispatching perishable products within the time and handling constraints required. This includes local cool truck delivery from the airport to the client’s door, nationwide air domestic distribution, or FedEx Next Day delivery, if requested.

For shippers of perishables, Kuehne + Nagel is truly a one-stop-shop shipping and logistics provider.

Key Features


  • Only 1.2 miles from JFK Main Cargo terminals
  • Pallet/ULD Break-down and Distribution Services
  • Single point of contact and one invoice
  • One all-in rate per kg or per box – no additional / hidden costs
  • Pre-clearance upon “wheels-up”
  • Same-Day and Next-Day delivery
  • Temperature and condition checks on pick-up from airline and delivery to the customer
  • Cold Storage, Forced Air Pre-cooling, Product Preparation and Trucking 
  • 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week Operation
  • Facility For In-Transit Shipments (CFS)
  • Order Sorting and Labeling
  • Inventory Control / Bar-Coding and Inventory Interface
  • Same-day Local Pick-Ups and Deliveries with Refrigerated Trucks
  • Container Loading and Unloading
  • Produce Condition Inspection
  • Export Consolidation LCL and Straight Load
  • Cargo Insurance
  • One all-in rate per kg or per box – no additional / hidden costs
  • Part air charters at the peak of the season, or at points where there is insufficient or inadequate lift available



Facility Hours:

  • Office Staffed 7 days, 8am to 6pm
  • Warehouse staffed 6 days, 8am to mid-night

Facility Specifications

  • 35,000 sq ft (3250 sqm) warehouse with 10 bay doors
  • 4,000 sq ft (375 sqm) refrigerated cooler
  • Entire facility secured per TSA regulation
  • Operating as a CCSF
  • 2 graded-level doors (ramps)
  • Fully monitored security and sprinkler system in place
  • Fully automated THS (Terminal Handling System)

Security and Cargo Screening

  • Authorized CCSF: Certified Cargo Screening Facility
  • 2x non-invasive ETD (Electronic Trace Detection) 
  • Physical search
  • Entire

    facility designated as DSA: Designated Screening Area

  • Equal to TAPA standards
  • Closed Circuit 24x7 surveillance
  • Cargo screening

    allows Kuehne + Nagel JFK to build ULD’s, handle Envirotainers and receive

    cargo from other K+N and customer CCSF locations

Import Gateway for North East Region

  • In House-Out-Port (IHOP) Processing
  • RLF (Remote Location


  • Automated processing of In-Bond Transfers for further transport
  • (3-5 minutes processing time vs. 1-2 Days)
  • Cargo

    Breakdown and Domestic Distribution Services via Overland or Courier Final Mile

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