Senior Vice President and Global Head, Reefer Logistics
Kuehne + Nagel
Frank Ganse, Kuehne + Nagel’s senior vice president and global head of reefer logistics, gained his first intensive practical container and stevedoring experience working a side job as a longshoreman during high school. A position in the Kuehne + Nagel Bremen apprenticeship program, followed his graduation from the University of Bremerhaven with an industrial degree in transportation and logistics management. Working for six years as head of production planning and procurement in the seafood industry with Unilever’s Frozen Fish International and Hussmann + Hahn gave him the necessary insights of the frozen industry. In 1999, Ganse rejoined K+N to create and develop its global seafreight perishable business. Within 20 years, the company managed to build up a global 300,000 reefer TEU operation with a well-balanced cargo mix from pharmaceuticals to fresh produce. The strength of this operation is found in the company’s team of nearly 400 dedicated operational and commercial reefer specialists, and it makes K+N the market leader in reefer logistics amongst third-party logistics providers.