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Latest News

  • Oct 21, 2014

    Panalpina delivers stable profits during turnaround

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina kept up overall profitability in the first nine months of 2014. Undeterred by ongoing restructuring, group gross profit and EBIT both increased 1% (currency adjusted +6% and +4%), reaching CHF 1,178.7 million and CHF 94.4 million respectively. EBIT loss in Logistics was reduced drastically to CHF 6.9 million for the period of January to September (down from CHF 26.8 million in the same period of 2013). Air Freight and Ocean Freight volumes grew 4% and 8% year-to-date, but unit profitability decreased due to margin pressure and currency effects.

  • Sep 22, 2014

    Panalpina’s new online tool gives LCL customers more visibility

    Panalpina has launched an online Less than Container Load (LCL) Sailing Schedule to give customers a quick and easy way to explore its entire LCL network and find the sailings best suited to their needs. The service provides up-to-date information on nearly 35,000 point-to-point connections worldwide.

  • Sep 5, 2014

    Panalpina establishes Energy Solutions to serve world’s biggest logistics demands

    Panalpina has merged its Panprojects and Oil & Gas activities to create Panalpina Energy Solutions, a specialised service that designs tailor-made transport solutions for the world’s most ambitious energy projects. Panalpina veteran Hans Toggweiler heads the new entity.

  • Aug 29, 2014

    Panalpina’s plan B for Bardarbunga

    Global supply chains are at threat when volcano ash is blown into the sky. Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has caused no supply chain disruptions so far. Should airspace be closed because of an eruption, Panalpina has proven contingency plans in place. The company’s own controlled air freight network in conjunction with its charter and emergency services department has the flexibility to overcome any emergency issue that could cause costly production downtime, for example in the automotive and oil & gas industries.

  • Aug 14, 2014

    Panalpina expands own controlled air freight network with unique freighter service from San Juan to Europe

    Panalpina now offers a new end-to-end service from Puerto Rico directly into Luxembourg and Europe in close collaboration with Cargolux. The weekly service marks the first regular call of a full freighter aircraft at San Juan International Airport. It gives Panalpina’s healthcare customers in the area guaranteed uplift for their cargo on a Boeing 747-400F and the best possible control of their temperature-sensitive goods both on the ground and in the air.

  • Jul 22, 2014

    Panalpina with solid half-year and plenty of work ahead

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved overall profitability in the first half of 2014. Group gross profit and EBIT, which were significantly impacted by currencies, both increased 2%, reaching CHF 777.9 million and CHF 60.1 million respectively. Logistics contributed to the solid results by cutting losses and expanding its value-added services. Air Freight and Ocean Freight volumes grew 4% and 8% respectively, but unit profitability was affected by a challenging market environment in the same period.

  • Jul 2, 2014

    Panalpina’s sustainability reporting follows newest standard

    In its latest effort to lead the logistics industry in sustainability, Panalpina has published its first standalone sustainability report. The 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report meets the latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) requirements, G4 “Core”, making it the most detailed and transparent disclosure of the company’s sustainability performance to date.

  • Jun 23, 2014

    Panalpina appoints Karsten Breum as chief human resources officer

    Panalpina, one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, has appointed Karsten Breum (41) as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO) and member of the company’s executive board. Breum has an extensive track record in the freight-forwarding industry.

  • May 9, 2014

    Annual general meeting 2014 approves all board proposals

    At the annual general meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 9, 2014, 60.35% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority.

  • Apr 29, 2014

    Panalpina grows ahead of market and improves profitability in first quarter

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina continued to gain market share in air and ocean freight in the first quarter of 2014. From January to March, Panalpina’s volumes in both Air and Ocean Freight grew by 6%. EBIT in the same period increased almost a third to CHF 24.5 million.

  • Apr 11, 2014

    Panalpina Annual Report 2013

    Panalpina’s Annual Report 2013 has been published. The full report can be downloaded as a PDF or read online. A short version is additionally available as a PDF or in print.

  • Apr 8, 2014

    Panalpina is first to achieve global accreditation for lean training

    Panalpina is the first global logistics company to gain accreditation for its lean training program. The achievement comes two years after the company’s Logistics division set out to incorporate lean manufacturing principles into its global operations. The Lean Competency System (LCS) accreditation developed in partnership with Cardiff University, UK, means that Panalpina’s in-house training program is on a par with the university’s own world renowned practices.

  • Mar 26, 2014

    Panalpina’s growing project division makes light work of big jobs

    Panalpina’s specialized division for large-scale projects is one of the fastest growing areas of its business. Known as Panprojects, the division experienced 20% year-on-year turnover growth in 2013 and now has over 400 dedicated staff. One of its latest and largest projects involved work on an offshore oil platform section for energy giant BP in Azerbaijan.

  • Mar 5, 2014

    Panalpina’s EBIT on path to recovery in 2013

    International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina made steady progress in 2013. The Panalpina Group reported an EBIT of CHF 48 million – or CHF 108 million when adjusted for non-recurring items, which is more than double the 2012 result. Panalpina outperformed the market in Air and Ocean Freight.

  • Jan 30, 2014

    Panalpina successfully adds logistics manufacturing services to telecoms industry

    Panalpina, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL) has added Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) to its operations for a large telecoms company in Brazil. The company now manages the assembly of semi-knocked down units for base stations. Panalpina not only executes the final assembly, but takes full ownership of the whole process – from planning to quality control. It is one of the first times that a telecoms company has successfully outsourced manufacturing to a 3PL.

  • Jan 24, 2014

    Panalpina targets 500 LCL Ocean Freight services in 2014

    Panalpina added a record number of Less than Container Load (LCL) services to its network in 2013, reaching 450 weekly services worldwide. Some services were altered and others added as the company expands and improves its global LCL network, which is expected to reach 500 services by the end of 2014.

  • Jan 23, 2014

    Alastair Robertson to leave Panalpina

    Panalpina’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Alastair Robertson, has decided to take on a new challenge outside of the industry.

  • Jan 14, 2014

    Panalpina introduces new advanced CO2 calculation tool for customers

    Effective immediately, Panalpina will automatically calculate all customers’ emissions from the transport services they use based on the reporting standard EN 16258. This recently introduced European standard includes upstream emissions from fuel production, other greenhouse gases besides CO2 and energy consumption. The state-of-the-art tool “EcoTransIT World” will run more accurate reports for customers so they can develop effective strategies to reduce the environmental impact of their global transport chains.

  • Dec 18, 2013

    Panalpina flies UNICEF relief to the Central African Republic

    Panalpina has used one of its Boeing 747-8 Freighters to fly desperately-needed relief goods to the Central African Republic. The 100 ton load was organized in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the donated charter flew from Luxembourg into Bangui, the nation’s capital, on December 18.

  • Dec 2, 2013

    Panalpina pulls ahead in race for paperless air freight

    Panalpina is the first company in the world to achieve completely paperless flights for general air freight. Using its own controlled modern 747-8 freighter planes, the freight forwarder now operates several paperless (e-freight) port-to-port services with final destination in Europe, Hong Kong and the U.S.

  • Nov 7, 2013

    Panalpina rapidly expands LCL ocean freight services in Asia

    Panalpina has added 26 new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services in Asia. The services took just one month to implement and further expand the company’s vast global LCL network. Each service is based on scheduled weekly sailings, with many sailing two or even three times a week. All are designed to give customers a consistent and reliable service that supports their supply chain planning.

  • Nov 4, 2013

    Panalpina’s CIO appointed to the Executive Board

    Panalpina’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Rod Angwin, has been appointed to the company’s Executive Board, effective January 1st 2014. The appointment reflects the ever growing importance of IT for Panalpina and the industry as a whole.

  • Oct 25, 2013

    Panalpina gains market share in third quarter – results meet expectations

    The Panalpina Group reports a gross profit increase of 6% to CHF 403 million in the third quarter of 2013. The company continued to gain market share in both Ocean and Air Freight. Panalpina’s Logistics division showed further gross profit growth as it made more inroads into Value-Added Services. The group achieved a consolidated profit of CHF 24 million in the third quarter and CHF 62 million in the first nine months of the year.

  • Oct 23, 2013

    Panalpina enters into preliminary agreement to settle U.S. antitrust class action

    Panalpina entered into a preliminary agreement to settle a U.S. class action lawsuit alleging anticompetitive industry practices regarding certain freight surcharges. Panalpina agreed to pay an amount of USD 35 million, which includes previously received proceeds of USD 5.8 million, in an unrelated class action against various airlines. The settlement is subject to U.S. court approval and will impact the fourth quarter 2013 results.

  • Oct 3, 2013

    Panalpina increases customer focus with new region and CCO

    In its quest to move ever closer to its customers the Panalpina Group is realigning its regional setup and appointing a Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). A fourth region consisting of the Middle East, Africa and the CIS (MEAC) will come into effect on January 1st 2014. The new region will be headquartered in Dubai.

  • Jul 26, 2013

    Panalpina improves profitability in the second quarter

    The Panalpina Group improved profitability in the second quarter of 2013. The Group’s consolidated profit increased by 44% year-on-year to CHF 24 million. Gross profit went up by 10% to CHF 399 million. Panalpina’s Air Freight showed the first volume increase after nine quarters of declines and moreover grew ahead of market. Ocean Freight continued to gain market share, and Logistics Value-Added Services continued their positive development.

  • Jul 5, 2013

    Panalpina and Arcese Espana expand cooperation in road freight

    Panalpina is expanding – and strengthening – its cooperation with Arcese Espana SAU, linking two more of its offices into the existing network with the Italian freight forwarding company.

  • Jun 11, 2013

    Panalpina’s Ocean Freight division introduces new order management system

    Panalpina is introducing MyPanalpina+, an order management system based on the latest version of the customer-facing application, LOG-NET. Customers will benefit from its enhanced order processing capabilities, including better freight management services and improved visibility of their supply chains. The deployment of the new system demonstrates Panalpina’s continuing commitment to integrate its own processes into those of its customers, and the company’s focus on providing end-to-end solutions that go beyond traditional freight forwarding. MyPanalpina+ is also part of the company’s ongoing aim to remain at the forefront of the modern IT landscape.

  • Jun 3, 2013

    Panalpina joins Supply Chain Council to enhance optimization services

    Panalpina has become a global member of the Supply Chain Council, which will further enhance the company’s growing Supply Chain Optimization (SCO) services. Panalpina and its customers will now read from the same playbook, and use universal guidelines for the analysis and improvement of supply chain processes.

  • May 27, 2013

    New facility at Luxembourg Airport strengthens Panalpina’s work with healthcare customers

    Healthcare is a growing business for Panalpina. The company’s temperature-controlled air freight shipments for healthcare customers have grown exponentially in the past four years. The last nine months alone saw an increase of 90% in this area. The recently inaugurated Healthcare and Pharma Center of LuxairCARGO at Luxembourg Airport puts Panalpina in an even stronger position to further grow its business with temperature sensitive cargo.

  • May 15, 2013

    Annual General Meeting 2013 approves all BoD proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 15, 2013, was attended by shareholders representing 56.58% of the share capital. All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved by a clear majority. Peter Ulber made his first public appearance as Panalpina’s designated CEO.

  • May 7, 2013

    Panalpina reports a first quarter profit

    The Panalpina Group returned to profit in the first quarter of 2013 after a loss in the last year. The provider of supply chain solutions reported a consolidated profit of CHF 14 million for the first three months of the year. Net forwarding revenue increased by 4% to CHF 1,602 million and gross profit by 0.5% to CHF 366 million compared to the previous year. While the Air Freight division continued to struggle in a shrinking market, the Ocean Freight division grew comfortably above market. The Logistics division also pursued its growth path.

  • Apr 29, 2013

    Panalpina executives elected to boards of TIACA and Cargo 2000

    Two Panalpina Air Freight executives have been elected to the boards of two global air cargo associations. Lucas Kuehner joins the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Jeannette Goeldi joins the board of Cargo 2000 (C2K). Their election ensures Panalpina remains at the forefront of important industry initiatives.

  • Apr 17, 2013

    New member for Panalpina’s Board of Directors proposed

    Panalpina’s Board of Directors proposes Dr. Ilias Läber for election as a new member of the Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of May 15, 2013. Läber is to replace Lars Förberg who decided not to stand for reelection. Both Läber and Förberg are representatives of Cevian Capital, Panalpina’s second biggest shareholder. Läber (39), a Swiss national, is a partner and Managing Director of Cevian Capital AG.

  • Apr 3, 2013

    Management change at Panalpina: from Monika Ribar to Peter Ulber

    Monika Ribar, CEO of Panalpina, one of the world’s leading freight forwarding and logistics companies, will step down at the end of May 2013. Her successor is the internationally widely recognized freight forwarding expert and former Kuehne + Nagel management board member Peter Ulber (53). This change in CEO has been planned and prepared by the Board of Directors of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd and Monika Ribar as part of the company’s on-going succession process. Monika Ribar, who in addition to her role as CEO of Panalpina already serves on other companies’ boards of directors, plans now to turn her focus more on these non-executive managerial roles for the foreseeable future.

  • Mar 21, 2013

    Panalpina and Cardiff Business School in search of the ‘hidden formula’ for lean inventories

    Global logistics and freight forwarding company Panalpina and Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University in Wales (UK), have agreed a strategic partnership for knowledge transfer. The partnership brings academic thinking and practical experience together to develop innovative solutions in the world of logistics. One of the goals is to develop new ideas and implement lean practices to facilitate the management and execution of complex supply chains within the framework of the product life-cycle.

  • Mar 6, 2013

    Panalpina reports disappointing full-year results despite progress in Ocean Freight and Logistics

    The Panalpina Group looks back on a challenging year. Panalpina’s exposure to Air Freight and Europe-related trade lanes meant that Group gross profit did not gain altitude in the past year. While gross profit remained practically unchanged at CHF 1,465 million, higher costs and various non-recurring charges totalling CHF 114 million impacted the bottom line. The provider of supply chain solutions reported a Group loss of CHF 70 million. While Air Freight disappointed, Logistics and Ocean Freight did better. Ocean Freight grew twice as fast as the market with volumes reaching a new record high of almost 1.4 million shipped containers. In view of the healthy net cash position, Panalpina plans an unchanged dividend payment of CHF 2.00 per share.

  • Feb 25, 2013

    Panalpina is first in industry to be globally certified to OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety

    Experts from leading inspection and certification company SGS have audited the forwarding and logistics services provider Panalpina across the globe. After completing the thorough audit process, SGS has granted Panalpina global OHSAS 18001: Health and Safety certification. Panalpina is the first and only multinational provider of supply chain solutions to achieve this certification globally. In addition, Panalpina was recertified globally to the standards ISO 9001: Quality and ISO 14001: Environment.

  • Jan 4, 2013

    New Regional CEO appointed

    Panalpina today announced that Stefan Karlen, Managing Director Southeast Asia, has been appointed Regional CEO Asia Pacific with immediate effect. His predecessor Marco Gadola will be leaving the company to pursue a career opportunity outside of the logistics industry.

  • Dec 21, 2012

    Panalpina expects goodwill impairment

  • Nov 2, 2012

    Mixed results for Panalpina in the third quarter

    The third quarter of 2012 showed mixed results for the Panalpina Group. Gross profit increased by 7% year-on-year, driven by a solid performance in Logistics and Ocean Freight, but it was negatively impacted by a weak performance in Air Freight. Following a disclosure of preliminary figures in October, the Group today confirmed that the EBITDA came in at CHF 18 million.

  • Oct 31, 2012

    Panalpina is now also officially GDP certified at Brussels Airport

    Panalpina’s operations at Brussels airport are the latest to obtain official GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification. Having not only fully GDP compliant but also officially GDP certified facilities at strategic locations around the globe, is part of the company’s strategy to service its growing customer base in the healthcare industry.

  • Oct 22, 2012

    Panalpina tests new waters to help healthcare companies work together and save costs

    Panalpina, one of the world’s largest freight forwarding and logistics companies, says its customers in the healthcare industry could make significant cost savings in their supply chains by working together, such as by sharing transport space.

  • Oct 12, 2012

    Further weakening of Air Freight volumes impacts Panalpina’s profitability

    Preliminary financial figures for the third quarter of 2012 indicate that the EBITDA of the Panalpina Group will come in at between CHF 15 and 20 million, which already incorporates a one-off extraordinary charge of CHF 12 million. Profitability was negatively impacted by disappointingly weak Air Freight volumes (-8% year-on-year) and a higher cost base. In September, the Group recorded particularly low Air Freight volumes.

  • Sep 11, 2012

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina with new direct LCL services from Asia to Europe

    Panalpina has launched three new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services from Asia to Europe. Operated by Pantainer Express Line, the weekly guaranteed services from Singapore to Prague (Czech Republic), Singapore to Budapest (Hungary) and Shanghai to Graz (Austria) cut transit times and CO2 emissions.

  • Aug 14, 2012

    Temperature-controlled shipping: Panalpina gears up for growing demand

    One-fifth of Panalpina’s air cargo moved on specific routes within its own controlled air freight network today is temperature sensitive cargo. Each temperature-controlled shipment is equipped with RFID (radio-frequency identification) sensors, from pick-up to final delivery if desired. Demand for such shipments is rising, not only in the healthcare but other industries as well. As a consequence, Panalpina is extending its cool chain network with SmartView technology to ensure seamless monitoring, control and documentation. For the best possible transparency, SmartView is also being integrated into the company’s IT platforms.

  • Aug 9, 2012

    Panalpina appoints CIO

    Panalpina, one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, has appointed Rod Angwin (52) as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). Angwin has over 30 years of IT experience in a number of major retail and consumer brands. One of the CIO’s most important tasks at Panalpina will be to define and roll out industry-specific customer facing IT solutions.

  • Jul 31, 2012

    Panalpina outperforms market in second quarter

    In the second quarter of 2012, the Panalpina Group achieved a gross profit of CHF 363 million. This was only slightly below the previous year (-2%), despite a globally receding air freight market and several rate increases by ocean carriers that put pressure on margins. Panalpina’s volume growth in both Ocean and Air Freight was above the average market growth. Due to continued cost discipline EBITDA could be kept stable at CHF 34 million quarter-on-quarter. The Group achieved a consolidated profit of CHF 17 million.

  • Jul 25, 2012

    Panalpina’s second Boeing 747-8 Freighter enters service

    The second of two brand-new Boeing 747-8 Freighters enters scheduled service within Panalpina's unique own controlled air freight network. The aircraft in Panalpina livery was delivered to Atlas Air, Inc., yesterday at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington, and went into operation for Panalpina today.

  • Jul 10, 2012

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina adds new LCL services from Japan to Singapore

    Panalpina today announced the launch of three new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services from Japan to Singapore, the world’s second largest container port. The new guaranteed weekly services from Kobe, Nagoya and Tokyo are operated by Panalpina’s in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new services into Singapore seamlessly connect Japan to Panalpina’s global LCL network.

  • Jul 4, 2012

    Panalpina establishes four Logistics Competence Centers across the globe

    The increasing pressure for companies to maximise efficiency in their supply chains places more emphasis upon their supply chain partners to create new and innovative solutions to help support their efforts in this task through the entire product life cycle. Panalpina addresses this need with four new Logistics Competence Centers and a Supply Chain Solutions Center with dedicated experts.