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Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa

Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 07:15 CEST

Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network to South Africa. The company is to acquire a majority stake in perishables specialist Skyservices. With the latest acquisition, Panalpina sets foot in a strategic market with its own presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The move will enable end-to-end solutions for perishables from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the USA.

Double-digit profitability growth for Panalpina

Double-digit profitability growth for Panalpina

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 07:00 CEST

Panalpina recorded a sound first half-year 2018 with sustained margins and double-digit profitability growth across the board. From January to June 2018, Panalpina increased EBIT from CHF 42.0 million to CHF 54.7 million and consolidated profit from CHF 29.9 million to CHF 36.1 million.

Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore

Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 16:45 CEST

Panalpina has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. Strategically located at Pioneer View, the facility offers 25,800 m2 of usable warehouse space, a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all six floors.

Panalpina Digital Hub launched to promote innovation in freight forwarding and logistics

Panalpina Digital Hub launched to promote innovation in freight forwarding and logistics

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 10:05 CEST

Panalpina has launched the Panalpina Digital Hub to embrace new technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain that have the potential to disrupt the business in the coming years. The new business unit is to explore innovative technologies, develop new digital solutions for customers, and engage with digital start-up companies.

Ayme-Yahil to lead Marketing and Communications at Panalpina

Ayme-Yahil to lead Marketing and Communications at Panalpina

Press releases   •   Jun 15, 2018 10:00 CEST

Dr. Edna Ayme-Yahil is appointed Corporate Head of Marketing and Communications at Panalpina as of July 1, 2018. She will report directly to CEO Stefan Karlen.

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 19:05 CEST

Panalpina continues to expand its global Perishables Network in South America. The international freight forwarding and logistics company is to acquire Newport Cargo S.A., Argentina’s air freight market leader and perishables specialist. The acquisition is geared towards end-to-end solutions for perishables and will increase Panalpina’s foothold in Argentina and neighboring countries.

Panalpina leaders meet in Berlin

Panalpina leaders meet in Berlin

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 10:00 CEST

Around 100 leaders of Panalpina met in Berlin this week for the company’s annual leadership conference. The topics on the jam-packed two-day agenda focused on the company’s four-pillar strategy, targets, digital innovation and Panalpina’s leadership culture and spirit. Superb guest speakers from Earlybird, sennder and IMD joined the successful event.

Panalpina improves profitability

Panalpina improves profitability

Press releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 07:00 CEST

In the first three months of 2018, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved profitability compared to the same period of last year. Panalpina reported an EBIT of CHF 24.4 million (YTD 2017: CHF 16.4 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 16.6 million (YTD 2017: CHF 12.4 million).

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

News   •   Mar 12, 2018 12:00 CET

​Volker Boehringer, regional CEO for Europe and a member of the executive committee will assume the role global head of strategic customer developmentas of June 1, 2018. Boehringer will report directly to Karl Weyeneth, chief commercial officer, and will primarily focus on developing selected and strategically important customers that will drive and support Panalpina’s overall growth ambitions.

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 07:00 CET

Panalpina ended the year 2017 with strong Air Freight volumes and margins, while in the fourth quarter margin pressure continued to impact the financial results in Ocean Freight. For the full year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 82.0 million to CHF 103.3 million and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 52.3 million to CHF 57.5 million.

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 18:00 CET

Panalpina is proud to have participated in the Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0 hack challenges at Bosch Connected Experience (#BCX18), the annual Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon by Bosch. An international team of eight developers and two hack coaches coming from Basel, Lisbon and Luxembourg used machine learning to predict the future.

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

Blog posts   •   Feb 22, 2018 16:15 CET

Imagine a world in which products plan their own journeys around the globe. Panalpina and Bosch are working on the solution. In his keynote presentation during this year’s Bosch Connected World, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen, provided a public demonstration of how the latest IoT technologies in use and those being developed will shape tomorrow’s supply chains – IoT connected supply chains.

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:00 CET

Three long-standing agents of Panalpina are becoming full members of the company’s Perishables Network. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Panalpina and the agents Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan) have agreed to intensify their cooperation in order to create new end-to-end solutions for customers and expand the perishables business.

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Press releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 13:00 CET

Al Rushaid is one of Saudi Aramco’s main suppliers and a large Saudi conglomerate which provides services through partnerships in many different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Pending regulatory approval, Panalpina will be tasked with managing the logistical aspects of Al Rushaid’s subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Belgium

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Belgium

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 07:00 CET

Panalpina is to acquire the Belgian companies Adelantex and AD Handling, specialized in the handling of perishables imports in Brussels, Liège and Ostend. The move follows similar acquisitions in Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. This latest transaction involving Belgium’s market leader will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network and the company’s end-to-end offering.

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:30 CET

​Panalpina once again assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa, this time to help children suffering in South Sudan. The country’s humanitarian crisis is a culmination of years of civil war compounded by famine and disease. A Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in neighboring Uganda, carrying nearly 80 tons of supplies.

Andy Weber to leave Panalpina

Andy Weber to leave Panalpina

Press releases   •   Nov 20, 2017 07:00 CET

Panalpina’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Weber, has decided to leave Panalpina for personal reasons.

Group profitability continues to increase in 2017

Group profitability continues to increase in 2017

Press releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 07:00 CEST

In the first nine months of 2017, Panalpina grew volumes in both Air and Ocean Freight compared to the same period of last year. As the year progressed, group gross profit as well as EBIT increased with every quarter. Year-on-year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 67.5 million to CHF 72.1 million and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 46.5 million to CHF 48.4 million.

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 07:00 CEST

Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network into Germany. Panalpina has entered into an agreement with the Cool Chain Group, Germany (CCG), taking over business and a team that is specialized in international air freight and the import of perishables. The deal will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network in Europe and the company’s global end-to-end offering for fresh produce.

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 07:00 CEST

Panalpina is to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, Panalpina takes another significant step in building its global Perishables Network and offering complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.