November 19 - Global oil and gas industry services provider Houston-based Weatherford International has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a two-year contract to manage its North American export activities to 18 countries across Europe, the Middle East and West Afric

Kuehne + Nagel's Oil & Gas Logistics division will provide air, sea and overland logistics and packing services for Weatherford's drilling, well completion and rig activities. In addition, it is currently managing the movement of two drilling rigs from Ukraine to Russia.

Yvette Epstein, global logistics manager of Weatherford International said, "Kuehne + Nagel has the proven expertise we require to deliver high quality service for our customers in key geographies."

Ed Fish, Kuehne + Nagel's senior vice president oil and gas logistics, said: "It is an honour for us to be chosen to support one of the premier companies in the industry. We are committed to being an ideal partner to Weatherford International."

Kuehne + Nagel's oil and gas operations include logistics strategy and operations across functional areas, including order management, transportation, physical distribution and supply chain security.