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News Archive

  • 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 15, 2012

    Panalpina responsible for automotive spare parts logistics in Brazil

    As one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, Panalpina has assumed responsibility for BMW's spare parts logistics operations in Brazil with immediate effect. Panalpina will run a new distribution center for the automotive manufacturer in the country.

  • 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.

  • May 31, 2012

    Panalpina’s first brand-new Boeing 747-8 Freighter takes to the skies

    The first 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 – a first in the company's history – was handed over to Panalpina yesterday on the occasion of a festive out-of-hangar event at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in Everett, Washington.

  • May 10, 2012

    Panalpina is first and only officially GDP certified Logistics Service Provider at Schiphol Airport

    Pharmaceutical companies are facing increasing challenges in the coming years to comply with official and country-specific rules for storing and transporting their temperature-sensitive products. For that reason, Panalpina, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, continues to obtain GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certifications at strategic locations around the globe.

  • May 8, 2012

    Annual General Meeting 2012 approves all BoD proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 8, 2012, was attended by shareholders representing 57.98% of the share capital. All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved by a clear majority.

  • May 4, 2012

    EU fine turns operating profit into loss

    Provisions for the EU and Swiss antitrust fines of CHF 59 million resulted in a loss of CHF 40 million for the Panalpina Group in the first quarter of 2012. Panalpina has decided to appeal the European Commission’s decision to the European General Court. The Group reported a gross profit decrease of 3% (+1% currency adjusted) compared to the first quarter of 2011. Gross profit margin increased to 23.6%. Volumes in Ocean Freight reached a record high and continued to outperform the market (+7% year-on-year). Volumes in Air Freight were affected by a negative market and the profitability restoration program (-8% year-on-year).

  • May 3, 2012

    Logistics: Panalpina and RedPrairie enter into strategic partnership

    Panalpina and RedPrairie have entered into a strategic partnership which enables Panalpina to utilize RedPrairie’s comprehensive suite of powerful supply chain applications. With RedPrairie’s proven technology and support services, Panalpina can strengthen its offering of Value-Added Logistics Services (VAS). The strategic partnership will allow Panalpina, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, to drive automation and efficiency within its Logistics product division.

  • Mar 28, 2012

    EU Commission fines several freight forwarding companies

    In 2007, the EU Commission started investigations into alleged antitrust violations within the freight forwarding industry. Today, the Commission has decided on the fines that various freight forwarding companies are to pay for anti-competitive behaviour prior to 2008. Panalpina was ordered to pay a penalty of EUR 46.5 million.

  • Mar 14, 2012

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina launches four new LCL services in Latin America

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, has launched four new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services in Latin America through its in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new guaranteed weekly and bi-weekly services will connect Buenaventura (Colombia) with Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Colon (Panama) as well as Santos (Brazil) with Colon and Veracruz (Mexico) with La Guaira (Venezuela). Transit time from Mexico to Venezuela is reduced by 15 days.

  • Mar 7, 2012

    Panalpina reports a successful 2011

    The Panalpina Group can look back on a successful 2011. The provider of supply chain solutions further expanded its profit margins and achieved a consolidated profit of CHF 127 million. Currency adjusted, gross profit increased by 12% year-on-year, supported by organic growth across all regions and product divisions. The EBITDA-to-gross profit margin increased to 14.4%. The Group also generated a strong free cash flow of CHF 153 million before money market investments and acquisitions. It plans to distribute a dividend of CHF 2.00 as well as a nominal value payback of CHF 1.90 per share.

  • Feb 24, 2012

    Panalpina appoints new CFO and regional CEO Americas

    Panalpina today announced two key executive hires. Robert Erni (45) is to become the new Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Ferdinand Kurt (59) is to become the new regional CEO for the Americas. Both have an extensive track record in the freight forwarding and logistics industry.

  • Jan 25, 2012

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina adds further Intra Asia LCL services

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of six new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services through its in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new guaranteed weekly services all run out of Shanghai (China), separately connecting to Keelung (Taiwan), Manila (Philippines), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore and Jakarta (Indonesia). The new services meet increased customer demand for reliable LCL solutions on the Intra Asia trade.

  • Jan 24, 2012

    Panalpina’s new logistics center in Moscow aims at high-value cargo

    Panalpina continues to expand and insource its Logistics offering. The provider of supply chain solutions has opened a new state-of-the-art logistics center on the outskirts of Moscow. It offers 6,000 m2 of storage area. 2,500 m2 are dedicated to cross-docking activities and close to 1,500 m2 to Value-Added Logistics Services (VAS). The new logistics center with a 360 degree service offering will improve efficient and secure cargo flow into Russia for Panalpina’s customers.

  • Jan 23, 2012

    Panalpina is awarded global E&P contract with BP

    BP and Panalpina will join hands to design a best-in-class oil and gas freight forwarding supply chain. The two companies have signed a strategic services master agreement that will tap into Panalpina’s vast Oil and Gas and Panprojects experience. The scope of the multiyear agreement comprises transportation services for air, ocean, road and rail, industrial projects, freight management and other logistics services connected with the exploration and production of oil and gas.

  • Dec 20, 2011

    Panalpina is expanding its logistics footprint in China

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, has opened a new logistics center in the Chinese city of Tianjin. The Tianjin Logistics Center marks an important milestone in the company’s forward strategy to extend its Value-Added Logistics Services (VAS) capabilities not only in China but throughout the world. The Tianjin Logistics Center also reflects the strategic partnership between Panalpina and Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd.

  • Dec 9, 2011

    Panalpina shifts power of decision closer to customer base

    The Panalpina Group is putting in place three regional CEOs. The key role of the regional CEOs (RCEOs) for Europe/Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas will be to implement the recently defined Corporate Strategy 2014. Marco Gadola, Chief Financial Officer, will become the RCEO Asia Pacific. Volker Boehringer, Area Manager Central Europe, will become the RCEO Europe/Middle East. The search for the RCEO Americas as well as the new CFO is under way. The changes will come into effect in the first half of 2012.

  • Dec 5, 2011

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina launches two new direct LCL services from Asia to Poland

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of two new own operated direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services through its in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new guaranteed weekly services are from Keelung (Taiwan) and Busan (South Korea) to Wroclaw (Poland). The new services reduce transit times by two days and CO2 emissions by as much as 6.9%.

  • Nov 3, 2011

    Panalpina’s focus on profitable growth shows in strong third quarter results

    The Panalpina Group reported strong results for the third quarter of 2011. Currency adjusted, gross profit increased by 11% year-on-year, supported by organic growth across all regions and segments. Volumes outpaced the market in Ocean Freight and gained traction in Air Freight. The strength of the Swiss franc continued to have a significant adverse effect on the financial results of the Group.

  • Oct 21, 2011

    Air Freight: Panalpina is Cargo 2000 «Phase 1» certified

    Panalpina has announced that the Group is now Cargo 2000 certified for Phase 1. Cargo 2000 is an industry initiative in three phases aiming at implementing a quality management system for the worldwide air cargo industry across multiple stake-holders. Phase 1 manages airport-to-airport, Phase 2 door-to-door shipments. Phase 2 certification is expected to follow in 2013, in line with the roll-out of a strategic IT initiative at Panalpina.

  • Oct 12, 2011

    Continued growth in India: Panalpina opens Ludhiana branch

    Panalpina continues to grow rapidly in India. Only two weeks after opening a branch in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the company has today opened another branch in Ludhiana, Punjab.

  • Oct 3, 2011

    Supply Chain Analytics becoming more and more important

    Capgemini Consulting, Penn State University, Heidrick & Struggles and global logistics provider, Panalpina, today announced the findings of the 16th Annual Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Study, examining the global market for outsourced logistics. The report reveals that already 51% of 3PLs provide supply chain consultancy services. However, only 11% of companies are getting supply chain consultancy services from 3PLs. The full report as well as the joint media release with the key findings can be downloaded from www.3plstudy.com.

  • Sep 29, 2011

    Panalpina opens Jaipur branch in India

    Panalpina further expands into north India by opening an office in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Rajasthan State and especially Jaipur, which is being developed as a Special Economic Zone, is home to many existing and potential Panalpina customers.

  • Sep 23, 2011

    Ocean Freight: new Panalpina Intra Asia LCL services ease access to Singapore hub

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of three new direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services through its in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new guaranteed weekly services are connected to the Asian key hub in Singapore. They are Singapore inbound from Haiphong (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Cebu (Philippines). All new services play part in Panalpina’s Asian growth strategy.

  • Sep 15, 2011

    Panalpina spearheads air freight innovation by upgrading to latest generation Boeing 747-8 cargo aircraft

    Panalpina and Atlas Air have signed a new multi-year aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) contract for two leading-edge technology Boeing 747-8F. The aircraft will enter service in the first half of 2012 and operate in Panalpina’s unique own controlled air freight network, replacing the two current Boeing 747-400F. Compared to the 747-400F, the industry’s newest freighter has 16% additional cargo volume but is expected to have the lowest carbon dioxide emissions in its class. With the new aircraft, Panalpina is optimally set up to meet industry specific requirements and the increasing demand for large-freighter capacity, especially in the Healthcare, Hi-Tech, Automotive and Oil and Gas industries.

  • Aug 30, 2011

    Panalpina introduces a new Intra Asia service

    Traditionally, there have been only two main choices for cargo flows between China and Southeast Asia: costly air freight, or slower ocean freight. Now, Panalpina is introducing a new alternative solution: Intra Asia road transport, connecting China, including Western China, with Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Value Added Services include customs clearance with on-site staff and close security monitoring.

  • Aug 17, 2011

    Ocean Freight: Panalpina launches three new direct services from Asia to Rotterdam

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of three new own operated direct Less than Container Load (LCL) services through its in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The new guaranteed weekly services, Shanghai to Rotterdam, Hong Kong to Rotterdam and Singapore to Rotterdam will further optimize the supply chain between Asia and Europe. Compared to previous routings the new services reduce transit times by two to four days and CO2 emissions by as much as 6.5%.

  • Aug 4, 2011

    Panalpina improves profitability in first half of 2011

    Half way into 2011, the Panalpina Group reported further organic gross profit growth despite a slowing environment. In the second quarter of 2011, gross profit decreased by 2% year-on-year to CHF 371 million. Currency adjusted it increased by 10%, supported by organic growth across all regions and segments, especially in North and Latin America. Panalpina’s focus on profitability affected volumes. Also, the strength of the Swiss franc had a considerable impact on the financial results of the Group.

  • Jul 13, 2011

    Panalpina and Natura announce partnership

    Natura, the Brazilian blue chip company that produces cosmetics, fragrances and beauty products, has just signed a contract with Panalpina for the distribution of finished products throughout Latin America and France, and also for the storage of the products in Cajamar, São Paulo.

  • Jul 12, 2011

    Panalpina offers Value-Added Logistics Services at Huntsville hub

    Huntsville, Alabama, the heart of Panalpina’s own controlled air freight network in the US has been flanked by a logistics powerhouse with the opening of a new facility for Value-Added Logistics Services. The facility, named Huntsville Logistics Center (HLC), is strategically located next to the Panalpina Huntsville hub. HLC provides complete kitting and parts assembly for some of the world’s largest well known hi-tech manufacturers. In addition, the fully equipped 40,000 square foot facility offers temperature controlled storage areas for Panalpina customers in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

  • Jun 30, 2011

    Panalpina commits to sustainable, profitable growth

    In a corporate strategy outlook to 2014, Panalpina has affirmed its role as a leading provider of global Supply Chain Solutions. Air Freight and Ocean Freight remain the core business. They are to be consequently complemented by Supply Chain Services and Value Added Services in Logistics. The Group has clearly committed to sustainable, profitable growth. It is striving to outperform market growth in Air, Ocean and Logistics and achieve an EBITDA-margin of 20%.

  • Jun 13, 2011

    Panalpina One Shipment One Dollar donation campaign

    To celebrate its 35th anniversary in Greater China, Panalpina is launching the “OSOD” – One Shipment One Dollar donation campaign – to ship and share our love with schoolchildren in China.

  • May 13, 2011

    Panalpina and TomTom Renew Agreement for Air Freight

    TomTom has renewed its agreement with Panalpina to ship several of its GPS products by air freight from China to the US. Through the agreement, the world’s leading provider of navigation products and services has also awarded Panalpina with the shipment of the recently unveiled Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom. The SportWatches are flown from Hong Kong with Panalpina’s ‘Dragon Wings’ own-controlled freighter service.

  • May 13, 2011

    Panalpina strengthens own controlled air freight network with a second direct weekly flight between Hong Kong and Huntsville

    The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has strengthened its own controlled air freight network with the addition of an exclusive direct cargo flight between Huntsville, Alabama and Hong Kong. The new weekly flight strategically enhances the existing Dragon Wings express air service from Hong Kong to Huntsville, Alabama and further strengthens the Brazilian Wings express service which offers an airport-to-airport transit time of 30 hours from Hong Kong via Huntsville to São Paulo in Brazil. As with its sister services – Dragon Wings and Brazilian Wings – Panalpina is using Boeing 747-400F aircraft operated by Atlas Air.

  • May 10, 2011

    Annual General Meeting 2011 approves all BoD proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 10, 2011, was attended by shareholders representing 55.04% of the share capital. All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved by a clear majority. Also elected with a clear majority were the new BoD members Lars Förberg and Knud Elmholdt Stubkjær.

  • May 4, 2011

    Panalpina with solid start into 2011

    In the first quarter of 2011, the Panalpina Group reported strong double digit growth in profitability compared to the first quarter 2010 and volume increases in Air and Ocean Freight. Gross profit increased by 14% (+22% currency adjusted) year-on-year to CHF 373 million which, together with ongoing cost discipline, led to a jump in EBITDA to CHF 56 million (Q1 2010: CHF 10 million). The growth in profitability and improvements in working capital management resulted in an excellent operating cash flow of CHF 108 million (Q1 2010: CHF -13 million).

  • Apr 19, 2011

    Panalpina strengthens its cold chain for healthcare customers

    Panalpina has become one of the world’s biggest Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) for active cooling solutions. With the newest accreditation of twenty locations – almost half of them in Asia – Panalpina now has a total of forty-three Envirotainer accredited locations in twenty-seven countries to meet the soaring demand for forwarding temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.

  • Apr 15, 2011

    Panalpina opens Ahmedabad branch

    Panalpina expands into northwestern India by opening an office in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • Mar 28, 2011

    Panalpina Greater China joins “Earth Hour 2011”

    Panalpina joins “Earth Hour 2011”, a global energy saving event, initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Over 1,500 Panalpina staff in Greater China acted together with one billion people around the world in celebration of the planet’s future.

  • Mar 9, 2011

    Panalpina with market share gains and significantly improved profitability

    The 2010 financial year saw the Panalpina Group achieve double-digit volume growth in its Air and Ocean Freight businesses, while also expanding its market share. Net forwarding revenue rose by 20% to CHF 7,164 million. The new organization has proven successful with costs only rising moderately despite the strong growth. Productivity as well as profitability have improved significantly yielding in a gross profit increase of 7.5% (11.4% currency adjusted) to CHF 1,480 million.

  • Mar 8, 2011

    Molex awards Panalpina Chengdu China

    Panalpina named as “Molex 2010 Supplier of the Year” with its excellent team work and service commitment.

  • Feb 22, 2011

    Panalpina acquires Norwegian-based Grieg Logistics

    Today, the Grieg Group announces the sale of its shares in Grieg Logistics AS, a legal entity offering freight forwarding, domestic transportation, warehousing, distribution and customs clearance services to Panalpina.

  • Feb 3, 2011

    Panalpina opens Chongqing branch

    Panalpina is expanding into western China by opening an office in Chonqging, following its Wuhan Centralized Services Center and Chengdu office.

  • Feb 1, 2011

    Panalpina will integrate long-time partner in Australia

    Panalpina, the global transport and logistics Group, will fully integrate its partner Apollo in Perth, Southwest Australia. The set-up ideally complements Panalpina’s already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.

  • Jan 24, 2011

    Toshiba awarded Panalpina overland transport from Germany to Moscow

    Toshiba has selected Panalpina to handle its overland business ex Regensburg, Germany, location of one of its European distribution centers, to Moscow beginning in January 2011.

  • Jan 17, 2011

    Rainer Weihofen new Corporate Head of Communications as of January 17, 2011

    Panalpina announces the appointment of Rainer Weihofen as new Corporate Head of Communications.

  • Dec 16, 2010

    Panalpina and LGI launch joint platform for Hewlett-Packard in Czech Republic

    Hewlett-Packard commissioned Panalpina, as its Lead Logistics Provider, to develop an integrated inventory and forwarding concept based at Jirny. In this project, Panalpina is working together with LGI, a major contract logistics provider.

  • Dec 13, 2010

    Günther Casjens resigns as member of the Board of Directors due to other commitments

    Panalpina announces the resignation of Günther Casjens from its Board of Directors. Due to other time consuming commitments, Mr Casjens decided to resign with immediate effect.

  • Nov 26, 2010

    Panalpina offers comprehensive supply chain solutions in Shanghai Yangshan

    Panalpina announces a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Lingang Group to provide a comprehensive, bonded warehouse solution. The solution includes pick and pack, quality checks, and U-Turn shipments.

  • Nov 10, 2010

    Panalpina strengthens Australian network

    With the acquisition of its long-time partner, Apollo Forwarding in Adelaide, South Australia, the global transport and logistics group Panalpina confirms its commitment to further growth in the Oceania region.

  • Nov 4, 2010

    Panalpina with market share gain, profitability improvement and strong free cash flow in third quarter 2010

    In the first nine months of 2010, the Panalpina Group recorded strong volume growth with a 27% increase in Air and a 16% increase in Ocean Freight year-on-year while continuing to outpace the market in both segments; profitability per freight unit (currency adjusted) continued to increase quarter-on-quarter. Gross profit increased in the third quarter by 13% year-on-year (19% in local currencies). Productivity remained at high levels with expenses growing moderately to accommodate increasing shipment volumes. A settlement in the U.S. anti-trust case has been reached and the final settlement of the FCPA case is expected before year end.

  • Nov 4, 2010

    Panalpina resolves Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases with U.S. authorities

    Panalpina announces the final resolution of claims against it arising from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Under the terms of the agreements Panalpina, Inc. will pay a total of approximately USD 81.9 million in fines and disgorgement of profits.

  • Oct 18, 2010

    Panalpina with the first scheduled cargo flight to Dubai World Central

    The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has successfully launched its new own controlled regular air freight services connecting Luxembourg with the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport and Hong Kong. Furthermore, Panalpina announces the introduction of an express air service from Hong Kong via Huntsville/Alabama to São Paulo in Brazil. As with the transatlantic service “Dixie Jet”, Panalpina uses Boeing 747-400F aircraft operated by Atlas Air.

  • Oct 1, 2010

    Panalpina enters into plea agreement in U.S. antitrust case

    Panalpina announces the settlement of certain claims arising from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act. Under the terms of the agreement, Panalpina will pay a total of approximately USD 12 million.

  • Sep 24, 2010

    Panalpina awarded off-shore transport contract by Chiyoda

  • Sep 22, 2010

    Panalpina appoints key leadership positions: Frank Hercksen, Henrik Lund and Mike Wilson to join Panalpina

    Today Panalpina announced the appointments of three industry experts to globally lead its core products Ocean Freight, Air Freight and Logistics. In parallel Sven Hömmken, Head of Supply Chain Management, was also named Global Head of Marketing and Sales. The fulfilment of these positions marks the closure of the adaptations to its organizational structure announced in March 2010.

  • Sep 16, 2010

    Panalpina inaugurates new all cargo air freight services

    The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina will commence additional own controlled regular airfreight services connecting Luxembourg with destinations such as South Africa, Dubai and Hong Kong. It will also cover the transpacific route to Huntsville, Alabama in the USA, complementing Panalpina’s existing transatlantic airfreight service, Dixie Jet. Coinciding with the announcement of the new airfreight product, Panalpina celebrates the 20-year-anniversary of the Dixie Jet service.

  • Sep 6, 2010

    Panalpina begins operations in new Dubai facility

    Panalpina has begun operating from its new 450,000 square feet state-of-the art multimodal transit and logistics hub in the Dubai Logistics City free trade zone.

  • Aug 17, 2010

    Panalpina inaugurates first dedicated Oil and Gas Logistics Facility in Singapore

    It is the first such facility by a global freight forwarder to offer sophisticated Supply Chain Management (SCM) solutions and services for the oil and gas industry

  • Aug 16, 2010

    Panalpina awarded HTC airfreight business contract

    HTC Taiwan, one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector, has selected Panalpina to handle its airfreight export and import business from and to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei for a second straight year.

  • Aug 4, 2010

    Panalpina gains market share and significantly improves profitability

    In the second quarter of 2010, the Panalpina Group posted substantial growth in forwarding volumes in both air freight (+36%) and ocean freight (+19%), gaining market share in both segments. At the same time, the company increased profitability per freight unit quarter-on-quarter and was able to keep costs tightly under control. The settlement negotiations with the U.S. authorities should be concluded in the second half of the year. In the second quarter, Panalpina set aside a CHF 128 million compliance provision to cover expected fines and future compliance consultancy costs.

  • Aug 3, 2010

    Panalpina Japan and YAS: Implementation of new cooperation agreement on track

    The realignment of the successful cooperation between Panalpina Japan and the NYK subsidiary Yusen Air & Sea Service is proceeding according to plan. According to an agreement between the Panalpina Group and the NYK Group, Panalpina Japan will in-source its airfreight export operations this month and the airfreight import operations in early 2011.

  • Aug 2, 2010

    U.S. Authorities settle civil complaint against Panalpina

    Among other parties, Panalpina Houston had been named as a defendant in a qui tam civil complaint filed several years ago by a private party on behalf of the U.S. Government. In the complaint it is alleged that, in connection with the provision of logistics services, a former employee of Panalpina has provided unlawful entertainment to employees of a customer. According to a settlement agreement reached with the U.S. Authorities, Panalpina will pay USD 375,000.

  • Jul 26, 2010

    Panalpina appoints Thomas Niederer new Global Head of Road and Rail

    Panalpina has appointed Thomas Niederer as Global Head of Road and Rail to further strengthen its global products with a special focus on Europe and the Middle East.

  • Jul 16, 2010

    Panalpina appoints Chris Kent new Global Head of Panprojects

    Chris Kent has been appointed as the new Global Head of Panprojects, a wholly-owned Panalpina subsidiary. He joined Panalpina in 2002 and has successfully managed Panprojects UK as Divisional Director. Panprojects is part of the worldwide logistics and transportation network of the Panalpina Group.

  • Jul 9, 2010

    Panalpina launches four new ocean freight services from Asia to Israel

    Customer demand for premium LCL (less than container load) ocean freight services from Asia to Israel has been growing in recent months. By launching four new services from the Chinese ports of Hong Kong, Yantian, Ningbo and Shanghai to Ashdod, Panalpina considerably upgrades its LCL ocean service portfolio on this trade lane.

  • May 19, 2010

    Panalpina and Cargill renew collaboration

  • May 4, 2010

    Annual General Meeting 2010 approves all BOD proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on 4 May 2010, was well attended. The participating shareholders represented 59.54 % of the share capital. All proposals of the Board of Directors were approved by a clear majority. Also with a clear majority elected were the new BOD members Chris E. Muntwyler, Dr. Hans-Peter Strodel and Dr. Beat Walti.

  • Apr 29, 2010

    Panalpina with strong volume growth in first quarter 2010

    The Panalpina Group reports strong volume growth in both air (+24%) and ocean freight (+22%) in the first quarter of 2010. Gross profit declined by 13% year-on-year but increased by 5% quarter-on-quarter. Costs were kept at low levels. Profitability per unit of cargo was still under pressure but has been improving sequentially. Settlement discussions with U.S. authorities are nearing finalization with expected fines, other penalties and legal expenses amounting to CHF 120 million.

  • Apr 21, 2010

    Update: European air traffic disrupted by ash spewing from Iceland volcano

  • Apr 16, 2010

    European air traffic disrupted by ash spewing from Iceland volcano

  • Apr 13, 2010

    Panalpina supports Nintendo distribution in Chile

  • Apr 12, 2010

    Successful heavy lift airfreight transport to China

    The global forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina has chartered an Antonov AN 225 freighter aircraft in order to ensure the safe and smooth transportation of high-tech machinery from Germany to China. The loading took place on April 9 at the airport in Hamburg. On April 10, the cargo was safely offloaded in Shijiazhuang.

  • Apr 9, 2010

    MK Airlines is temporarily suspending its operation

  • Apr 6, 2010

    Panalpina achieves ISO 14001:2004 Global Environmental Certification

    Experts from the leading inspection and certification company SGS have audited 80 country organizations of Panalpina, the global forwarding and logistics service provider. After completing the thorough audit process, SGS has granted Panalpina the Global Environmental Certification to the standard ISO 14001:2004.

  • Mar 11, 2010

    Panalpina with strong free cash flow generation and stringent cost control but lower volumes and gross profit

    In 2009, Panalpina, the global forwarding and logistics service provider, has transported lower volumes and generated a smaller gross profit, compared to 2008, for a variety of reasons, including a harsh economic environment and a very volatile market. Trade global volumes dropped at an unprecedented rate, affecting most core markets. Net forwarding revenue decreased by 32.9%, gross profit by 20.9% (16.9% in local currencies) and consolidated profit by 90.8%. The company reacted early to the difficult situation, downsizing its cost base by 14% and thus over-achieved its cost reduction target. The focus on cash generation resulted in a free cash flow increase of 33% to CHF 226 million. Panalpina also adapts its organizational structure due to the changed market environment.

  • Mar 9, 2010

    Panalpina Los Angeles grows to meet supply chain service demands

    Panalpina Los Angeles adds an additional 42,000 square feet of warehouse space, further extending the company's portfolio of supply chain management services to clients in Southern California and beyond.

  • Feb 18, 2010

    Panalpina launches two new ocean freight services

    Panalpina offers two new LCL (less than container load) services to its ocean freight customers. By adding seamless connections between Belgium and the USA as well as between China and Poland, the company reacts swiftly to an ever growing demand for improved end-to-end services.

  • Feb 10, 2010

    Panalpina receives Statement of Objections from the European Commission

  • Feb 4, 2010

    Panalpina appoints Alan G. Votaw as Head of industry vertical Automotive

    Alan G. Votaw has been appointed as the head of the competence centre for the automotive industry vertical by the Panalpina Group. Automotive is one of Panalpina’s core industry groups within the customer portfolio, which also comprises oil and gas, telecommunications, hi-tech, retail and fashion and health care (pharmaceuticals and chemicals).

  • Jan 26, 2010

    Panalpina opens office in Murmansk, Russia

  • Jan 20, 2010

    Panalpina handles Samsung ocean freight and warehousing

  • Oct 30, 2008

    Panalpina reports solid growth in revenues

    Successfully manages impact by economic decline, currency fluctuations, and Nigeria

  • Oct 10, 2008

    Panalpina: Smooth withdrawal from Nigeria

    Panalpina will concentrate its future activities in Nigeria on transport services up to arrival port or airport. All domestic services, including customs clearance, have been discontinued.

  • Sep 12, 2008

    Panalpina is pleased to announce the appointment of Sven Hoemmken as global Head of Supply Chain Management

    The global forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Sven Hoemmken (44) as Head of its global Supply Chain Management sector, based at Group headquarters in Basel. He is to begin work in his new position on 1 December and will report directly to the Chief Marketing & Sales and Supply Chain Management Officer, Sandro Knecht.

  • Sep 3, 2008

    Successful completion of Panalpina share buyback program

    On 2 September 2008, global forwarding and logistics company Panalpina concluded the share buyback program that was initiated in August 2007. As planned, a total of 1.25 million shares were repurchased.

  • Jul 30, 2008

    Panalpina reports dynamic growth in the first half year

    The company will withdraw its domestic services from Nigeria later this year

  • May 23, 2008

    Budapest – Panalpina’s new air freight product

    The global freight transport and logistics group Panalpina offers its customers a new service that responds to the growing demand for flexible air freight solutions. This exclusive service offers Panalpina’s first direct freighter link from Hungary, into Russia and Hong Kong

  • May 13, 2008

    Panalpina invests in state-of-the-art SAP systems

    As part of the ongoing modernization of its IT environment, Panalpina has taken a huge leap forward and replaced its freight forwarding applications for its ocean and air freight businesses. Following an in-depth assessment, the global forwarding and logistics company decided in favour of a solution offered by its long-standing partner SAP.

  • May 7, 2008

    Annual General Meeting 2008 approves all Board of Directors' proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on 6 May 2008, was well attended once again. The participating shareholders represented 47,79% of the share capital. All motions proposed by the Board of Directors were approved by a clear majority.

  • Apr 29, 2008

    Panalpina reports organic growth in the first quarter

    Strengthening of the Executive Board and management structures

  • Apr 18, 2008

    Panalpina is confident despite decline in first quarter profits

    Compared to the 1st quarter 2007, the global transport and logistics group Panalpina has increased its net forwarding revenue in the first three months of 2008, but reports lower net earnings.

  • Apr 8, 2008

    Panalpina introduces new airfreight service Palmair to Latin America

    The global transport and logistics group Panalpina offers its customers a new service linking its worldwide network with Latin America. Together with its partner Centurion Air Cargo, Panalpina serves destinations in Latin America via the gateway in Miami, Florida.

  • Mar 13, 2008

    Panalpina posts convincing 2007 annual results

    Continued organic above-market growth – Leading industry position in compliance matters as strategic strength

  • Mar 10, 2008

    Panalpina appoints Marco Gadola as new Group Chief Financial Officer

    The global freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Marco Gadola (44) as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board. He will take office in autumn 2008.

  • Jan 21, 2008

    Management changes at Panalpina

    John Klompers, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer and member of the Company’s Executive Board, is leaving Panalpina to pursue other professional challenges after having been with the company for 13 years. He has been released from his current responsibilities by mutual agreement. Panalpina thanks John Klompers for his great effort and contribution. A decision related to this position will be taken after the current review of group structures has been finalized.

  • Nov 16, 2007

    Panalpina's CFO resigns

    Jürg Honegger, Chief Financial Officer of the global freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina, has taken the decision to resign for personal reasons. He will leave the Company during the course of next year to take up a new professional challenge. His successor will be announced in due course.

  • Nov 1, 2007

    Solvay awards Panalpina with additional air freight business

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of transport and logistics services, has been awarded significant further business from its customer Solvay Chemicals. The new air freight services will be in addition to the 13 000 TEU ocean freight per year that Panalpina already transports for Solvay. Solvay operates in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and plastics and has 400 units in over 50 countries.

  • Nov 1, 2007

    Further persistent growth and strong profitability increase

    The global freight transport and logistics group Panalpina continued its strong organic growth and again improved its profitability in the first nine months of 2007. Substantial new business wins in the major strategic key industries helped to further increase market shares in all areas. Gross profit grew by 16.4%, Ebit by 33.1% and net earnings by 33.3%.

  • Oct 10, 2007

    Anti-trust investigation in the forwarding industry

    In connection with alleged concerted practices in the area of transportation services, on 10 October 2007 the Swiss Federal Competition Commission (Weko) conducted a search also of the premises of Panalpina in Basel. A similar investigation by US anti-trust authorities has been conducted in the company’s headquarters in the USA.

  • Sep 20, 2007

    Panalpina suspends disputed services in Nigeria and confirms 2007 annual targets

    Panalpina, one of the world’s leading suppliers of forwarding and logistic services, has suspended part of its service offering in Nigeria including its temporary importation services for oil and gas customers. The announcement is made today at Panalpina’s Investor Day in London. The suspension of these services and its potential impact on certain global agreements with oil and gas customers is expected to have an effect on the group’s Ebitda; for the current fiscal year this is estimated to be between CHF 20 to 30 million. Despite this impact, the Company has confirmed its positive outlook and financial guidance for 2007.

  • Aug 9, 2007

    Increased profitability throughout all regions and activities

    In the first six months of 2007, the global freight transport and logistics group Panalpina continued its solid organic growth, further improved its profitability and increased market shares in all respects. While gross profit rose by 17.5%, Ebit grew by 53.5% and net earnings by 56.4%.

  • Jul 24, 2007

    Panalpina investigates business practices in certain countries

    Some of Panalpina’s customers have announced to US authorities the review of their business practices related to Nigeria. Panalpina has decided to conduct its own internal investigations.

  • May 25, 2007

    Panalpina appoints new Regional CEO for the AMEC Region

    The global transport and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Mario Kropf new Regional CEO for its AMEC (Africa, Middle East, Central Asia) business region. He will take office on 1 August 2007, reporting directly to CEO Monika Ribar.

  • May 25, 2007

    Panalpina receives Planet Award of Partner Excellence from Lufthansa Cargo

    The global transport and logistics group Panalpina has received an award for excellent partnership from Lufthansa Cargo. Both organizations have been working together for many years.

  • May 25, 2007

    Panalpina appoints new Head of Human Resources

    The global transport and logistics group Panalpina has appointed Alastair Robertson as the new Head of Human Resources (HR). He will take office on 1 September 2007 and will report directly to the CEO Monika Ribar.

  • May 15, 2007

    Annual General Meeting 2007 approves all Board of Directors' proposals

    The Annual General Meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on 15 May 2007, was well attended once again. The participating shareholders represented 48.57% of the share capital. All motions proposed by the Board of Directors were approved by an overwhelming majority.

  • May 10, 2007

    Excellent first-quarter figures crown the career of retiring Chairman Gerhard Fischer

    Thanks to a strong first-quarter momentum and further significantly enhanced profitability, the global transport and logistics group Panalpina continues its very successful development. While gross profit increased by 18.9%, Ebit grew by a remarkable 93.9% and net earnings even by 109.0%.

  • Apr 19, 2007

    Rudolf W. Hug nominated as Chairman Designate

    The Board of Directors of the global freight transport and logistics group Panalpina has appointed its member Rudolf W. Hug as new Chairman Designate. He will take office subsequent to the Annual General Meeting of 15 May 2007, succeeding Panalpina’s longstanding Chairman Gerhard Fischer, who will retire after 42 years with Panalpina.

  • Apr 4, 2007

    Roland Wider leaves Panalpina

    Roland Wider has resigned from his Executive Board and Chief Administrative Officer position of the global freight transport and logistics group Panalpina today. This decision was taken by mutual agreement.

  • Mar 15, 2007

    Further strong growth leads to record figures for the business year 2006

    Panalpina, the global freight transport and logistics group, continues its solid organic growth and posts excellent results for the year 2006 due to a strong performance and further improved profitability. The Group increased its net forwarding revenue by 11.3% to CHF 7,735 million, boosted net earnings by an impressive 52.5% to CHF 184 million and created more than 700 new jobs worldwide.

  • Feb 1, 2007

    Panalpina and NYK reach agreement on a global cooperation

    Panalpina and the NYK Group have agreed to cooperate both in Japan and internationally. The two companies can ideally support each other due to their complementary geographic networks and similar business models. According to the agreement, the NYK subsidiary Yusen Air & Sea Service (YAS) will become Panalpina’s agent in Japan whilst Panalpina will represent YAS’ interests in various countries in addition to its existing network.