Panalpina Brazil invests in cold chain logistics solutions

News   •   Mar 13, 2019 11:00 GMT

With extensive expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market and being recognized as one of the leading logistics operators in the country for this segment, Panalpina Brazil announces the expansion of its operations with a considerable investment in end-to-end logistics solutions for the cold chain.

Cementing valuable relationships at the TPM ocean freight event

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2019 13:30 GMT

Panalpina's Ocean Freight team turned out in full force at this week's Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference (TPM) in Long Beach, CA, USA, which was attended by thousands of the top importers, carriers and freight forwarders in the trade lane. Three of Panalpina's leaders share thoughts on their key take-home messages from TPM19.

Swiss insurer Baloise relies on Panalpina’s Trans-Siberian route

News   •   Mar 05, 2019 16:18 GMT

The insurance company Baloise Group has chosen Panalpina’s tried and tested Trans-Siberian rail service to transport more than 3,400 editions of its new board game from Shanghai, China to its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Panalpina’s extraordinary general meeting to be held in Basel on April 5, 2019

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 06:00 GMT

Panalpina’s Board of Directors has decided to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on April 5, 2019 and to support the motion of the shareholder Ernst Göhner Foundation (EGF) to implement the One Share – One Vote standard to further enhance the company’s corporate governance.

The EGM will be held at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland and commence at 14:00 local time on April 5, 2019.

With a view to facilitate shareholders’ registrations in the share register, it was decided to dispatch the formal invitation letter only on March 15, 2019 and to close the share register on March 14, 2019 (17:00 local time) in line with Panalpina’s articles of association.

On February 25, 2019, EGF requested to amend the articles of association of Panalpina by lifting the 5% registration restriction and the 5% voting restriction in order to further enhance the company’s corporate governance. 

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for 12 core industries. 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 and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in another 100 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

Panalpina’s Board of Directors has decided to hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on April 5, 2019 and to support the motion of the shareholder Ernst Göhner Foundation (EGF) to implement the One Share – One Vote standard to further enhance the company’s corporate governance.

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Innovator teams battle it out in Panalpina’s first Kickbox to develop new digital solutions for logistics

News   •   Mar 04, 2019 14:15 GMT

An algorithm for potential lost customer control in logistics was the winner in the first Kickbox organized by the Panalpina Digital Hub, Panalpina HR and Zurich-based incubator BlueLion. The winning entry came from the team Capture+ from Panalpina Switzerland, which was among three finalists that pitched their Kickbox ideas to a jury in Basel on February 26.

Panalpina highlights achievements in 2018 Management Report

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 06:45 GMT

Panalpina continued to deliver innovative, end-to-end supply chain solutions in 2018 to its customers in a wide range of industries. The Management Report 2018 highlights the company’s key achievements in expanding its services and footprint as well as carrying out complex freight forwarding and logistics projects.

Panalpina pushing for accelerated growth after a successful 2018

Press Releases   •   Feb 28, 2019 06:00 GMT

Panalpina ended the year 2018 with a historic record in Air Freight volumes, a recovering Ocean Freight product and solid profitability in Logistics. For the full year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 103.3 million to CHF 118.4 million (+15%) and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 57.5 million to CHF 75.7 million (+32%).

Panalpina joins Cargo sous terrain initiative aimed at revolutionizing logistics

News   •   Feb 26, 2019 11:00 GMT

Panalpina is pleased to join Cargo sous terrain (CST), the Swiss-led consortium set to transform logistics and propel the industry into digitalization. As a shareholder, Panalpina will seek representation on the CST supervisory board and adopt a leading role in developing the CST logistics system and sharing expert know-how.

Announcement of Extraordinary General Meeting to implement "One Share – One Vote" regime

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 16:30 GMT

Panalpina received today a request of its shareholder Ernst Göhner Foundation ("EGF") to implement the One Share – One Vote standard at an extraordinary shareholders' meeting to be held prior to the annual general meeting.

The Ernst Göhner Foundation requests to amend the articles of association of Panalpina by lifting the 5% registration restriction and the 5% voting restriction.

The Board of Directors complies with this request and will announce the formal invitation to the extraordinary shareholders' meeting in due course.

Since the Company’s IPO in 2005, EGF was always admitted with all its shares in all shareholders' meetings on the basis that the 5% voting restriction imposed by the articles of association does not apply to the shares of EGF because it has held its shares prior to the introduction of the voting restriction (grandfathering). The implementation of the One-Share, One Vote standard will render the practice of the Company exempting EGF from the 5% voting restriction obsolete. This would further enhance the Company's corporate governance and follows the company’s earlier decision to elect an independent Chairperson at the forthcoming ordinary shareholders meeting. Moreover it addresses the concerns raised by certain shareholders.

In a letter addressed to Panalpina's Board of Directors, minority shareholder Cevian had recently questioned the practice to fully admit EGF with all its voting rights at the Company's shareholders' meetings. Cevian took the position that the voting restriction of 5% must be applied to all shareholders and, hence the voting power of EGF must be reduced to 5%. An ad hoc board of independent directors (BoiD) consisting of five directors (without representatives of EGF and Cevian) and chaired by Thomas E. Kern, is currently evaluating the situation based on expert opinions submitted by each of EGF and Cevian and based on independent expert advice obtained by the BoiD.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for twelve core industries. 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 and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in another 100 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

Panalpina received today a request of its shareholder Ernst Göhner Foundation ("EGF") to implement the One Share – One Vote standard at an extraordinary shareholders' meeting to be held prior to the annual general meeting.

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Panalpina launches industry-leading customer portal

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2019 10:45 GMT

Panalpina announces the launch of its new state-of-the-art digital customer portal. The portal enables customers to benefit from a wide range of instant and real-time services. It is currently available to selected customers by invitation only and will be launched globally this summer.

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The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for 12 core industries. 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. Project Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in another 100 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 14,500 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

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