Logistics in Peru Peru is not only known for its breathtaking landscapes, the Inka-Trail and Machu Picchu, but also for its asparagus. Nearly a third of the global asparagus exports are from Peru and are sold in our supermarkets during off-season.
To ensure that all our customer‘s perishables, also other strong export goods as mangos or flowers, arrive freshly, we established a dedicated, highly specalised perishables team.

Kuehne + Nagel in Peru and the Andean Cluster

Kuehne + Nagel Peru is part of our Andean cluster, which also includes Colombia (where our Andean headquarter is located), Ecuador and Venezuela. All in all, the Kuehne + Nagel's Andean cluster has 17 offices and 8 distribution centers with more than 1,350 logistics experts.

Kuehne + Nagel Peru itself has more than 350 professionals in three offices located in the area of Lima, the capital city with the by far most important cargo seaport Callao. As Peru's economy is thriving, huge infrastructure projects are about to be realised, such as Lima's metro and the South American Transcontinental Railway, which will connect east- and westcoast, serving as the "South American Silk Road". These projects create prosperous opportunities für Austrian businesses, which may deliver technical know-how as well as machinery. For such purposes, The Kuehne + Nagel Andean Cluster ensures reliable support with its huge project logistics know-how.

Other flourishing sectors are mining, energy and the so-called "superfoods" (chia, quinoa, curcuma etc.). Further business opportunities may derive from governmental investments in the Peruvian drinking water and canal system.

What also makes Peru an interesting export market, are important trade agreements, such as the CPTPP (former Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP) or the EU-Colombia-Peru-Ecuador TA. Furthermore, the Peruvian government set up a package of measures to ease the bureaucracy in foreign trade and to reduce customs fees.

Altogether, the service portfolio of the Kuehne + Nagel Andean cluster embraces seafreight, airfreight, overland, integrated and contract logistics as well as project logistics, perishables, cargo insurance and customs clearance, where especially our highly experienced Team in Venezuela should be highlighted.








Tips for your shipments to the Andean region


  • The commercial invoice should be added to the customs declaration in an English and a Spanish Version. In fact, we suggest to have all documents in both an English and a Spanish Version, because it accelerates the customs process noticeably. Only the original commercial invoice is valid. Peruvian customs authorities consider invoices as "original" only if they are stamped and signed in ink.

  • Certain goods have to be certified by an institute that is officially licensed and located in Peru. These goods include, among others, staples, beverages, shoes, chemical products, rubber or synthetic products and various metal products (more information: www.indecopi.gob.pe).

  • Industrial manufactured goods must be labled with the following Information:
    - Product name or Denomination
    - Country of origin
    Mandatory in Spanish:
    - If it's a perishable: expiration date, payment conditions & observations and remarks
    - Net Content, in mass and volume units
    - It must be stated, if the goods contain any kind of dangerous raw material for the consumer
    - Name and legal address  in Peru of the manufacturer, importer, packer, distributor or person in charge, also the RUC number
    - danger warning if risks are predictable
    - Medical treatment if health damage occurs, when applicable