Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  News  >  Accueil  >  All News

Business Leaders

Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
HomeAll NewsMost read newsBusiness Leaders Biography
Age : 83
Public asset : 20,508,474,457 USD
Biography : Klaus-Michael Kuehne is a German businessperson who founded Melmed Holding AG and IPMD GmbH and who

Kuehne+Nagel owner sees about 20,000 job cuts - Die Welt

05/22/2020 | 11:06pm EST
Logo of Swiss logistics group Kuehne + Nagel is seen at its headquarters in Schindellegi

Freight-forwarder Kuehne+Nagel may cut more than 20,000 jobs, with warehouse workers most affected, as the coronavirus-caused economic crisis hits shipping, controlling shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuehne said in an interview.

Kuehne+Nagel, which employs 83,000 people, will likely cut jobs in locations such as the United States that unlike some European countries does not have a system of short-time working to fall back on to prevent massive layoffs, he told Germany's Die Welt in an article published on Saturday.

He sees globalisation slowing, with a trend towards regionalisation.

"The group could have 20-25% fewer workers than before the crisis," he said. "We will emerge from the crisis smaller."

The 2020 result will definitely be worse than a year ago, said Kuehne, adding nobody knows how long the crisis will last and how deep it will be. The company has already scrapped its dividend.

"The moments of truth come in the April to June period," he said. "Transport volumes have declined significantly. The decisive question is, will the world economy begin a gradual recovery in June."

"I expect that economic production will be lower for years to come," Kuehne told the newspaper.

China is unlikely to emerge weakened from the crisis, he said, even though it is the origin of the coronavirus, likely in a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan.

"This crisis was started by carelessness within the Chinese food supply. For me it is unbelievable such primitive conditions still exist," he said. "And still, China -- with its readiness to invest in projects like the new Silk Road -- has an unbelievable strength. I wish we had a strong United States as a counterweight, but it is poorly governed by Donald Trump. This could be an opportunity for a strong, courageous Europe."

(Reporting by John Miller; editing by David Evans)

© Reuters 2020 / Crédit photo © Maxppp
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AT HOME GROUP INC. 0.62% 24.46 Delayed Quote.58.21%
KUEHNE + NAGEL INTERNATIONAL AG -2.24% 240 Delayed Quote.22.26%
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10Next