November 4 - Houston-based Parker Drilling, a contract drilling and project management company in the global energy industry, has entered into an agreement with Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) to manage comprehensive logistics requirements for Parker's international

Under the agreement, K+N services will cover freight forwarding, export packing and most international transport-related processes.

Kuehne + Nagel will be offering multimodal transport services, as well as expedited service for emergency logistics needs. Additionally, K+N will support Parker Drilling's project engineering and construction business.

Ed Fish, K+N's senior vice president global oil and gas, said: "During the past twelve months, we have worked closely with Parker Drilling to ensure that implementation at each of its locations has been managed with no supply chain interruption."

K+N's oil and gas capabilities help energy organisations manage their logistics strategies and operations across functional areas, including order management, transportation, physical distribution and supply chain security.

Specific capabilities include key account management with a dedicated customer-service department, rig and maritime support, a specialised rig-move task force, as well as FCPA compliance programmes.

Kuehne + Nagel's project logistics department works across 42 countries throughout the company's global network.