Panalpina offers forwarding services along with logistics support and supply chain management. Please note that Panalpina does not handle transportation of personal effects, nor household goods for any private individual.

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Media Releases

  • Nov 5, 2015

    Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group

    International freight forwarding and logistics company 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.

  • Oct 22, 2015

    Panalpina and JDA help customers increase asset velocity

    Three years ago, Panalpina announced its intention to deploy a single warehouse management system (WMS) across all of its logistics facilities throughout the world. The roll-out of the RedPrairie – now JDA – WMS is progressing ahead of schedule thanks to Panalpina’s experts in all regions and a specially developed and unique fast deployment model. To date, JDA WMS has been rolled out at more than 30 Panalpina sites globally – enabling Panalpina to optimize service levels and inventory for customers.

  • Oct 20, 2015

    Panalpina keeps consolidated profit stable

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina achieved a stable consolidated profit of CHF 69.3 million (currency adjusted: CHF 75.8 million or +9.5%) in the first nine months of 2015 as headwinds in oil and gas and a very soft air freight market persisted. Group gross profit decreased 6% to CHF 1,107.3 million (currency adjusted: CHF 1,177.0 million or 0%), while EBIT decreased 2% to CHF 92.4 million (currency adjusted: CHF 102.7 million or +9%). EBIT was up in Ocean Freight and positive in Logistics (compared to a loss from January to September 2014) but down in Air Freight.

  • Sep 10, 2015

    Panalpina moves into Myanmar

    A new era is dawning in Myanmar after the establishment of a civilian government in 2011. At the crossroads between India, China and South East Asia, the country is starting to invest in infrastructure and realize its potential. Switzerland-based international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has now opened its own office to provide its services to the up-and-coming economy.

  • Jul 28, 2015

    Panalpina enables circular supply chain with reverse logistics for electronics

    Panalpina sees reverse logistics as a strategic area for growth. To complement its reverse logistics offering in the technology sector, Panalpina has entered into a strategic alliance with Hong Kong-based company Spread Logistics. Working closely together, the two companies now pick up faulty consumer electronics at origin, do failure analyses and – if need be – return them to the original manufacturer in Mainland China. The customer gains visibility of all return materials in the supply chain and can make data-based decisions on the reuse, repair, disposal or even redesign of its products.

  • Jul 23, 2015

    Panalpina reports stable profits in slow market environment

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has kept profitability stable in the first half of 2015 despite a challenging environment. While the group’s gross profit decreased 5% (adjusted at constant currency rates: +2%) to CHF 736.1 million, EBIT and consolidated profit remained stable, reaching CHF 60.4 million (+0.4%; adjusted: +7%) and CHF 45.3 million (+3%; adjusted: +10%), respectively. EBIT was up in Ocean Freight but down in Air Freight. Logistics reported a positive EBIT of CHF 1.5 million for the half-year, after a loss of CHF 4.3 million for the same period of last year.

  • Jun 5, 2015

    Panalpina appoints new Executive Board members

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading supply chain solutions providers, promotes Andy Weber (55) to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) as of July 1, 2015. At the same time, the company announces that Ralf Morawietz (48) will assume the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO). He takes over from Rod Angwin (55) who will leave the company for personal reasons during the course of the year.

  • May 29, 2015

    Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi

    Switzerland-based supply chain solutions provider 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.

  • May 12, 2015

    Annual general meeting 2015 approves all board proposals

    At the annual general meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 12, 2015, 68.18% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority.

  • Apr 27, 2015

    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. Silk Way deploys 747-8 freighters, which are particularly well-suited for the transport of outsized oil and gas equipment and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.

  • Apr 22, 2015

    Panalpina delivers stable profitability in first quarter

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina increased its operating result and profit in the first quarter of 2015. Consolidated profit increased 10% to CHF 19.6 million while EBIT increased 3% (adjusted at constant currency rates: +12%) to CHF 25.3 million, helped by a positive quarter in Logistics. Year-on-year, EBIT and conversion rate increased in Ocean Freight as volumes grew by 5% but decreased in Air Freight where volumes only grew slightly by 1%.

  • Apr 1, 2015

    Panalpina highlights progress in 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report

    Panalpina today released its 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report, showcasing the progress it has made in its sustainability performance and programs. The company reduced its paper and water usage, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The report was prepared in accordance with the latest standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

  • Mar 4, 2015

    Panalpina more than doubles EBIT in 2014

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina finished the year 2014 on expectations. The Panalpina Group more than doubled its EBIT to CHF 116.7 million in 2014 compared to the previous year. Consolidated profit jumped from CHF 11.7 million to CHF 86.5 million. Panalpina grew Air Freight volumes slightly ahead of the market and clearly outperformed the market in Ocean Freight. Significant progress was made in Logistics, with the turnaround ahead of schedule.

  • Feb 26, 2015

    Panalpina expands controlled air freight network to Brazil

    Panalpina is expanding its controlled air freight network by adding a full-freighter service to Brazil. As of March, Panalpina will not only operate scheduled charter flights from Hong Kong to Huntsville, but also from Huntsville to São Paulo. The extended service is part of the recently renewed long-term agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a record transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo.

  • Feb 12, 2015

    Panalpina and Atlas Air renew partnership with network expansion in mind

    Panalpina and Atlas Air are strengthening their long-standing partnership in the air freight industry. As a cornerstone of a new five-year agreement, Panalpina will switch one of its wet-leased aircraft to more than 200 scheduled charters per year, thereby expanding its unique air freight network.

  • Jan 19, 2015

    Panalpina expands Africa footprint

    International freight forwarding and logistics company, Panalpina, has opened two new bases in Morocco and Kenya. The offices in Casablanca and Nairobi became fully operational in January, and support Panalpina’s growth strategy for the region. In both economies, opportunities for growth exist predominantly in the energy and infrastructure sectors.