Panalpina’s latest move to improve has seen it merge two of its most distinctive activities to create a new specialised service for the energy sector.
Panalpina Energy Solutions gives customers access to a global force of skilled professionals with the knowledge, experience and resources at their disposal to deliver on the most demanding logistics needs.
“Bringing our resources together makes us even stronger, and gives our customers a service with the scale, breadth and capability that matches the ambition of their projects,” says Peter Ulber, CEO of Panalpina.
Panalpina Energy Solutions has more than 2,200 dedicated staff, who create tailor-made, end-to-end transport solutions for each individual requirement across the entire lifecycle – from exploration to decommissioning. They are experts in compliance and the meticulous planning, execution and monitoring involved in energy industry logistics.
“The new group builds on Panalpina’s heritage and combines our strengths in large-scale industrial projects work and the oil & gas industry. It will create synergies, strengthen operations, increase efficiency and improve the service delivered to customers,” says Hans Toggweiler, newly designated global head of Energy Solutions.
Toggweiler has already been supporting Panalpina as a consultant and has a wealth of experience in the projects and energy industry. He has worked for Panalpina for over 32 years in various functions in Zurich, New York, Houston and Morristown. In 1998, he joined Deutsche Post DHL as CEO of Forwarding for North America & Americas and in 2010 he assumed the position of CEO for the Global operations of DHL Industrial Projects and Oil & Energy which he held until 2013.
The experts of Panalpina’s newly established Energy Solutions group, plan, execute and monitor major moves for the energy sector. The photo shows a transport of flotation cells which are used for mineral separation in mining. Panalpina trucked 12 of these, each weighing almost 20 tons, from the Chilean port of Angamos near the city of Antofagasta to the Chuquicamata mine. Chuquicamata, a copper mine, is owned by Chilean state company Codelco, the largest copper producer in the world.