Panalpina receives Planet Award of Partner Excellence from Lufthansa Cargo

May 25, 2007

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.

The German airfreight company rewards its best and most trustworthy partners with the Planet Award of Partner Excellence. This year, the prize went to its longstanding partner Panalpina. CEO Monika Ribar was presented with the award at the Global Partner Council event in Vevey (Switzerland).

“Lufthansa Cargo and Panalpina have enjoyed many years of exceptional and highly professional cooperation. That is why I am particularly pleased to present the Award of Partner Excellence 2006 to Panalpina”, said Dr. Andreas Otto, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member for Marketing and Sales. The selection criteria for this award, aside from joint sales success, were based on professionalism, loyalty and the achievement of shared business goals.

“As part of our asset-light business model, professional partner management is one of our core functions”, added Panalpina CEO Monika Ribar. She further stated: “We take the word partner very seriously and we lay emphasis on mutual trust and added value. Lufthansa Cargo is one of our best and longest standing business partners”.

The Global Partner Council is the summit meeting of Lufthansa Cargo and its eleven Global Partners.

Media contact for Lufthansa Cargo:

Dr. Peter Schneckenleitner, Lufthansa Cargo AG, Unternehmenskommunikation
Phone +49 69-696-6472, Fax +49 69-696-91185 |

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.