• TPM24
  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Frank Ganse

Kuehne + Nagel

Senior Vice President-Global Reefer Logistics

Frank Ganse, SVP Global Head Reefer Logistics born 1967 in Bremerhaven gained his first intensive practical container and stevedoring experience on a side job basis working as a longshoreman during his high school times in the German ports followed by an apprenticeship with Kuehne + Nagel Bremen. Frank graduated with an industrial degree in transportation and logistics management at the university of Bremerhaven in 1990.

Working for several years as head of production planning and procurement in the seafood industry with Frozen Fish International; Unilever and Hussmann + Hahn gave him the necessary insights of the frozen seafood industry. In 1999 Frank rejoined Kuehne + Nagel with the clear vision and task to develop the global sea logistics perishable forwarding business from the scratch for the company. Within 20 years Kuehne + Nagel managed to build up a global 325.000 Reefer TEU operation with a very well-balanced cargo mix from pharmaceuticals to fresh produce. The strength of this operation may be found in a specialized team of close to 400 operational and commercial Reefer specialists which makes Kuehne + Nagel the market leader in Reefer Logistics amongst all 3PL providers.

Commercial and operational Reefer customer centricity paired with the clear aspiration to offer and achieve a seamless cold supply chain product has determined Frank’s career over the last 23 years. His passion beats clearly for the global Reefer Sea Logistics.

Sessions With Frank Ganse

Monday, 27 February

  • 03:50pm - 04:35pm (PST) / 27/feb/2023 11:50 pm - 28/feb/2023 12:35 am

    Cool Cargoes II: Investing in the Future — Tech, Infrastructure, and Beyond

    As shippers have struggled with backlogs at ports, spotty service on ocean and land, and packed warehouses, one bright spot has emerged: investment in solutions is picking up. On the ports side, Houston is leasing about 1,500 gensets that will allow reefer containers to be stored at the port while it builds a more sophisticated power system. Oakland in October received a $36.6 million grant to help fund, among other things, additional reefer container storage and plugs, while Jacksonville received $23.5 million to install electrified reefer container racks. On the cold-storage side, Philadelphia, one of North America’s largest reefer ports, plans to build a 200,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse near the port, adding to some 360,000 square feet of existing on-dock cold storage. That would help alleviate a space crunch as cold-storage vacancy rates at warehouses fell to 3.4 percent nationally in July, according to real estate developer CBRE. It’s also part of an overall 3.3 million square feet of cold-storage construction in the US, CBRE said. On the technology side, investment in cold-chain tracking devices is primed to soar, according to an October report by market researcher Berg Insight. Active tracking devices for all reefer shipments reached 4.1 million worldwide in 2021, and is expected to reach 9.2 million by 2026, according to the report, with Maersk and ORBCOMM leading the way. This session will analyze the investment flowing into the cold chain and whether it’s enough to keep pace with growth.