Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa
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.
Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture
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 to acquire Kenyan freight forwarder specialized in perishables
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is to acquire Air Connection, a Kenya-based forwarder specialized in the export of flowers and vegetables. The move comes after Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in Kenya in 2016 and only two weeks after the company formally announced the launch of its global Perishables Network.
Panalpina opens new logistics manufacturing hub in Dubai South
Today, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen officially opened the company’s new logistics manufacturing center in Dubai South. The 40,000 m2 facility will support circular supply chains and enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC) region.
DSV acquires UTi Worldwide Inc.
We are delighted to announce that DSV’s acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. has now been completed with the approval of UTi shareholders and competition authorities.
DSV awarded Best Cargo Partner 2015 by Turkish Airlines
Recently, Turkish Airlines Cargo Africa Region DSV Kenya was presented with the prestigious award as Best Cargo Partner 2015. DSV Fresh sends the majority of our perishables with Turkish Airlines to destinations all over the world.
Panalpina expands Logistics Manufacturing Services with Ericsson
Dubai has become the latest location where Panalpina offers Logistics Manufacturing Services to its customers. Rather than holding stock to cover every possible outcome, Panalpina assembles products from semi-knocked down (SKD) units to specific customer requirements at the last possible stage before shipping them to the end customer.
Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group
Panalpina is to acquire a majority stake in Airflo, a company based in Kenya and the Netherlands specialized in the export handling of flowers and vegetables. Airflo is part of Dutch Flower Group (DFG), the world’s largest flower and plant trader. The acquisition reflects Panalpina’s continued expansion in Africa and its increasing focus on the perishables business.
Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi
Panalpina is to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi, a highly respected family-owned company specializing in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics. The move is an important step in Panalpina’s continued strategic expansion in growth economies, in particular in the Middle East and Africa. Afifi has been Panalpina’s agent in Egypt for the last 20 years.
Panalpina adds freighter calls in Baku, Azerbaijan
Panalpina is adding calls in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, as part of its long-term strategy to expand and optimize its controlled air freight network. Scheduled charters that are operated by Silk Way West Airlines and fly between Luxembourg and Shanghai now call in Baku four times per week.