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Panalpina expands network in Colombia and Ecuador to become largest perishables player in Latin America

Panalpina expands network in Colombia and Ecuador to become largest perishables player in Latin America

Press Releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 15:30 GMT

Panalpina continues to expand its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of CargoMaster S.A. in Colombia, and its subsidiary, Laseair S.A., in Ecuador. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialized in the air freight export of perishables, mostly of flowers to the US.

Panalpina improves profitability by 15%

Panalpina improves profitability by 15%

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 05:00 GMT

In the first three months of 2019, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved profitability compared to the same period of last year. Panalpina reported an EBIT of CHF 28.1 million (YTD 2018: CHF 24.4 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 19.2 million (YTD 2018: CHF 16.6 million).

Panalpina Brazil invests in cold chain logistics solutions

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.

Panalpina highlights achievements in 2018 Management Report

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

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 launches industry-leading customer portal

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.

Panalpina’s Air Freight pros use IATA digital industry encyclopedia

Panalpina’s Air Freight pros use IATA digital industry encyclopedia

News   •   Feb 19, 2019 14:30 GMT

Panalpina is the first freight forwarder to subscribe globally for digital IATA manuals access. Panalpina Air Freight specialists worldwide can now access online the latest regulations and industry standards. This way, Panalpina offers faster and even more efficient services while ensuring safer and greener Air Freight operations.

Brexit: Panalpina is ready to uphold customers’ supply chains

Brexit: Panalpina is ready to uphold customers’ supply chains

News   •   Feb 14, 2019 16:00 GMT

Given the many Brexit challenges, Panalpina has set up a special task force to help customers find individual solutions. It also offers the following services to uphold customers' supply chains: tailored Air Freight solutions provided by the company's Charter Network, customs clearance and consulting, warehousing and other value-added logistics services, supply chain redesign and consulting.

VIDEO: Panalpina delights customers with mixed reality experience

VIDEO: Panalpina delights customers with mixed reality experience

News   •   Feb 13, 2019 15:30 GMT

Firmly setting its sights on innovation, customer centricity and digitalization, Panalpina delighted visitors at its Fruit Logistica stand with a holographic experience. The mixed (or hybrid) reality application showcased the journey of fruits and flowers in holographic animations. Find out what it was all about!

Panalpina flies 1.6 million roses on 'Love Plane' charter from Nairobi to Sydney in time for Valentine’s Day

Panalpina flies 1.6 million roses on 'Love Plane' charter from Nairobi to Sydney in time for Valentine’s Day

News   •   Feb 12, 2019 19:00 GMT

Love-struck Australians who want to give out roses for Valentine’s Day on February 14 have Panalpina and the Kenyan horticultural industry to thank. International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has just flown an entire Boeing 777 cargo aircraft packed full of freshly cut roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the romantic holiday.

New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere

New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere

News   •   Jan 25, 2019 08:43 GMT

The Panalpina Charter Network can now be easily accessed online. Panalpina’s new charter tool provides an up-to-date overview of scheduled cargo flights and of all cargo aircraft in the world – big and small – available for chartering on any given day. The charter tool features drag-and-drop origin and destination functionality, and shows current aircraft availability by geography and routes.

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2018 09:20 GMT

In the latest installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of how perishables were flown out of Kenya in the 80s and what has changed since...

Panalpina and Cargolux make great strides in Cargo iQ performance

Panalpina and Cargolux make great strides in Cargo iQ performance

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 12:40 GMT

Together with Cargo iQ fellow member and long-standing partner Cargolux, Panalpina has just been awarded with the first prize of the first ever Cargo iQ Q Rally, an industry initiative aimed at continuously improving data quality in air freight. As Panalpina’s Marie Seco-Köppen explains, “Better data quality results in a better air freight product, for example in terms of shorter transit times.”

LATAM Cargo begins direct service between Bogotá and Panalpina's Huntsville gateway

LATAM Cargo begins direct service between Bogotá and Panalpina's Huntsville gateway

News   •   Dec 07, 2018 14:20 GMT

​For the first time in its history, LATAM Cargo flew a direct route between the cities of Bogotá, Colombia, and Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The new cargo-only route was opened on December 2, 2018, and will be operated once weekly. The new service marks an important milestone for Panalpina as the company continuously expands its Charter Network and the Perishables Network.

Panalpina donates sixth UNICEF relief flight to Africa

Panalpina donates sixth UNICEF relief flight to Africa

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 08:30 GMT

Same as last year, Panalpina assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa to help children in South Sudan, where the humanitarian needs after years of conflict remain massive. A Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed last night in neighboring Uganda, carrying nearly 70 tons of supplies. The supplies will be trucked to South Sudan and distributed across the country as the dry season begins.

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 14:30 GMT

What is the best address in Weiterstadt? Hang on; you don’t know where Weiterstadt is? Well, as the name implies, Weiterstadt is a city (= Stadt) in Germany, right next to Darmstadt and a few kilometers south of Frankfurt Airport. Many would argue that Schloss Braunshardt is the best address in this city of 25,000 souls. The 18th century castle is undoubtedly a fine address, but...

Mission Possible: Getting aid to South Sudan’s children affected by war

Mission Possible: Getting aid to South Sudan’s children affected by war

News   •   Nov 30, 2018 07:30 GMT

Panalpina is assisting UNICEF for the sixth time by flying relief aid to Africa. The following report was written by journalist Peter Martell earlier this year and shows how getting aid to the people who need it most requires extreme efforts. The report also impressively illustrates how every ton of relief goods makes a big difference to thousands of people who often have not had aid for years.

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 16:16 GMT

Everyone is talking about peak season, but this can mean different things. In his latest Quintessential installment, Quint Wilken, Global head of Air Freight Perishables, explains the difference between the general cargo peak season and the perishables peak seasons, and how they influence one another.

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2018 12:25 GMT

Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.

Panalpina increases group profitability

Panalpina increases group profitability

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 05:00 GMT

In the first nine months of 2018, Panalpina increased group profitability compared to the same period of last year. From January to September, gross profit increased from CHF 1,024.8 million to CHF 1,116.2 million. Year-on-year, Panalpina’s EBIT increased from CHF 72.1 million to CHF 83.2 million and the consolidated profit increased from CHF 48.4 million to CHF 51.0 million.