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Annual general meeting 2016 approves all board proposals

Annual general meeting 2016 approves all board proposals

Press releases   •   May 10, 2016 16:00 GMT

At the annual general meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 10, 2016, 64.97% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority and Peter Ulber was confirmed as Panalpina’s new chairman of the board of directors.

A short window for extra-long pipes

A short window for extra-long pipes

News   •   May 02, 2016 08:00 GMT

One of Panalpina’s oil and gas customers is currently engaged in a 15-year drilling program in Oman. The customer enlisted a big steel manufacturer, to supply 62 kilometers of gas pipeline to support the project. Fast track development meant the customer required longer than usual pipes. To ensure timely shipment of this irregular-shaped cargo, Panalpina’s expertise was called upon.

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

News   •   Apr 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Brussels is Panalpina’s first station to have obtained IATA's CEIV Pharma certificate, which is becoming the benchmark for air freight related cross-dock operations for healthcare products. After Belgium’s Federal Agency of Medical and Health Products (FAMHP), IATA is the second organization to have certified Panalpina Brussels from a healthcare perspective.

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

News   •   Apr 22, 2016 08:30 GMT

Yes, Switzerland has a merchant fleet consisting of 49 ships. The fleet is the biggest among landlocked countries and one of the most modern in the world. With it, Switzerland has been crisscrossing international waters since 1941, when World War II escalated. The very first ship of the fleet was called Calanda and belonged to the Schweizerische Reederei AG, the former parent company of Panalpina.

Panalpina counters contracting oil and gas business

Panalpina counters contracting oil and gas business

Press releases   •   Apr 21, 2016 05:00 GMT

Panalpina preserved profitability in the first quarter of 2016 despite the continued contraction of the global oil and gas business. The company reported an EBIT of CHF 24.0 million and a consolidated profit of CHF 17.3 million. In a continuously soft market, transport volumes grew in Air Freight but decreased in Ocean Freight. Logistics reported the fifth positive quarter on EBIT level.

Panalpina expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering

Panalpina expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 10:00 GMT

Less than Container Load (LCL) services are an important tool for shippers to optimize their international supply chains. Expanding and improving the global LCL network therefore remains a key priority for Panalpina and it now offers four sailings per week from Shanghai to Singapore, an industry first, and two new exclusive services from Egypt to Singapore and from India to Switzerland via Italy.

Panalpina reports on sustainability progress during 2015

Panalpina reports on sustainability progress during 2015

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2016 09:00 GMT

During 2015, Panalpina continued its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions. At the UN Climate Talks in Paris held in December 2015, it was announced that Panalpina was one of over 100 international companies and the only logistics company so far to commit to set reduction targets as part of the Science Based Targets Initiative.

Brazil Wings celebrates successful first year

Brazil Wings celebrates successful first year

News   •   Mar 23, 2016 14:55 GMT

With the Brazil Wings service, Panalpina offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the U.S. The many benefits of this and many other services will again be presented at Intermodal South America. Since Brazil Wings launched in 2015, customers have mostly used it for high-tech products, heavy machines and equipment for agriculture, chemicals as well as aerospace and consumer goods.

Panalpina Annual Report 2015

Panalpina Annual Report 2015

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2016 08:35 GMT

As well as providing an overview of our achievements over the past year in developing tailor-made, value-added services for our customers, the Annual Report 2015 features highlights from our products, regions, industry verticals and corporate functions. New sections include our business model, case studies on the Charter Network and Perishables, and our approach to innovation.​

Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

News   •   Mar 09, 2016 14:50 GMT

Panalpina recently delivered an exceptionally large shipment of pharmaceutical products to Brazil. A cargo plane took off from Frankfurt airport carrying 187 pallets of temperature-sensitive cargo, destined for Brasília International Airport. The shipment was an urgent order from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Panalpina demonstrates high resilience in 2015

Panalpina demonstrates high resilience in 2015

Press releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 06:00 GMT

In the year 2015, Panalpina's EBIT reached CHF 117.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 134.2 million or +15.0%) and consolidated profit CHF 88.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 100.6 million or +16.3%). While volumes in Air Freight and Ocean Freight dropped slightly below previous year levels, Logistics achieved the first positive EBIT result for the full year.

Panalpina’s Board of Directors nominates Peter Ulber to become Chairman; Stefan Karlen to succeed as CEO

Panalpina’s Board of Directors nominates Peter Ulber to become Chairman; Stefan Karlen to succeed as CEO

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 17:00 GMT

Panalpina’s board of directors has nominated Peter Ulber as the company’s new chairman for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). He would succeed Dr Rudolf W. Hug who has served as chairman since 2007 and does not stand for reelection due to the age limitation in the company’s bylaws. Stefan Karlen, currently regional CEO for Asia Pacific, has been designated to succeed Ulber as the next CEO.

Children like Kenny benefit from UNICEF's and Panalpina's aid in Burundi

Children like Kenny benefit from UNICEF's and Panalpina's aid in Burundi

News   •   Feb 24, 2016 09:00 GMT

Kenny is one of many children UNICEF and Panalpina had in mind when they flew 70 tons of vital medicines to Burundi in November of last year. Thanks to the joint action, Kenny was able to receive free medication and quickly recover when he became ill. Watch the behind the scenes slideshow of our relief flight to find out more on how the delivery of relief goods is making a difference in Burundi.

Last connect magazine dedicated to Africa

Last connect magazine dedicated to Africa

News   •   Feb 19, 2016 09:35 GMT

After more than 50 years, Panalpina’s connect magazine will be retired. The last issue of connect takes a look at the challenges and opportunities for doing business in Africa and how Panalpina is expanding its footprint on this continent. Africa aside, the ultimate edition of connect explains how Panalpina is exploring innovative ways to prepare for the future in a circular economy.

Panalpina wins Ocean Freight Services Award

Panalpina wins Ocean Freight Services Award

News   •   Feb 05, 2016 14:30 GMT

Panalpina World Transport in the UK has won the BIFA 2015 Ocean Freight Services Award.

Saying it with flowers

Saying it with flowers

News   •   Feb 04, 2016 11:00 GMT

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, vast numbers of flowers will shortly be offered and cherished. Panalpina Airflo organizes over 2,000 tons of fresh-cut roses from Kenya to Europe in the days running up to Valentine’s Day. The video and extract from a recent interview show how we ensure that fresh cut flowers arrive perfectly at their destination.

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School: successful research on lean inventories expanded to include 3D printing

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School: successful research on lean inventories expanded to include 3D printing

Press releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 14:30 GMT

Three years ago, Panalpina and Cardiff University in Wales (UK), set out to search for the ‘hidden formula’ for lean inventories. This innovative partnership has allowed Panalpina to launch D2ID, a new inventory forecasting application.The co-innovation approach has been so successful, that the research is now being expanded to include new manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing.

A sea of containers

A sea of containers

News   •   Feb 02, 2016 11:45 GMT

36 Million 20-foot containers were moved through the port of Shanghai in 2015. In the world’s biggest port, the very physical nature of international trade is apparent like nowhere else. Globally, 130 million containers are shipped across the seas year after year – of which Panalpina handled 1.6 million for its customers in 2014. Daryl Ridgway is Panalpina’s new global head of Ocean Freight.

Panalpina reaches important milestone in IT project

Panalpina reaches important milestone in IT project

Press releases   •   Feb 01, 2016 14:55 GMT

Panalpina reached an important milestone in the implementation of its new operational IT platform. Singapore and Switzerland were the first countries to go live with the latest version of the SAP® Transportation Management application. Numerous customer shipments in December and January 2016 have demonstrated that the software is ready to be rolled out further.

Making the physical digital (Part II)

Making the physical digital (Part II)

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2016 15:45 GMT

Will the flow of information become more important than the flow of goods? Fact is, new modes of transport are not where the frontier of transportation lies. Digital transformation is. This blog post in two parts looks at five major trends that are shaping the freight forwarding and logistics industry – all of them linked to digital transformation.