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Panalpina’s new IT Center of Excellence in Lisbon to act as business enabler

Panalpina’s new IT Center of Excellence in Lisbon to act as business enabler

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 12:00 GMT

In the heart of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, Panalpina has opened a new IT Center of Excellence where a growing number of highly qualified software engineers and other IT specialists are developing business critical IT solutions for customers of the international freight forwarding and logistics company.

New member proposed for Panalpina’s Board of Directors

New member proposed for Panalpina’s Board of Directors

Press releases   •   Mar 29, 2017 05:00 GMT

​Panalpina’s board of directors proposes to elect Dirk Reich as a new member of the board at the Annual General Meeting on May 3, 2017. He would succeed Roger Schmid, who will not stand for re-election.

Panalpina publishes integrated management report

Panalpina publishes integrated management report

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2017 16:30 GMT

Panalpina has published its first integrated management report, summarizing the company’s activities during 2016 in terms of business performance as well as sustainability.

 Panalpina opens new logistics manufacturing hub in Dubai South

Panalpina opens new logistics manufacturing hub in Dubai South

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2017 13:15 GMT

Today, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen officially opened the company’s new logistics manufacturing center in Dubai South. The 40,000 m2 facility will support circular supply chains and enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC) region.

Panalpina reports higher volumes and reduced profit for 2016

Panalpina reports higher volumes and reduced profit for 2016

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2017 06:00 GMT

While Panalpina recorded the highest Air Freight volumes since 2007, gross profit margins in both Air and Ocean Freight came under pressure in 2016. This resulted in lower full-year earnings for the international freight forwarding and logistics company. Adjusted for restructuring expenses of CHF 28 million, EBIT reached CHF 109.9 million and consolidated profit CHF 80.2 million in 2016.

Panalpina’s single warehouse management system key to growing business

Panalpina’s single warehouse management system key to growing business

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 08:00 GMT

Panalpina has reached a new milestone in the roll-out of its single warehouse management system JDA across all of its logistics facilities around the world. The 50th site went live with JDA WMS in France. Shortly before that, JDA WMS was implemented at facilities in the USA and Belgium. The sites in Newtown and Brussels are part of a global distribution network for the healthcare customer IBA.

Panalpina sets ambitious CO2 emissions targets for 2025

Panalpina sets ambitious CO2 emissions targets for 2025

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2016 11:00 GMT

Following last year’s UN Climate Talks in Paris and as part of a global effort to mitigate climate change, Panalpina has delivered on its promise and set science-based emissions targets for the coming years. Panalpina is now one of 32 international companies to have such targets that have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

Press releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 08:30 GMT

For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces to fly relief goods to an African country where population movements, food insecurity, malnutrition and natural disasters have led to a health emergency and precarious humanitarian situation. In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board.

Stable profits in a challenging market environment

Stable profits in a challenging market environment

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 05:00 GMT

In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase of EBIT and consolidated profit (adjusted for one-offs). EBIT reached CHF 93.6 million and the consolidated profit CHF 72.6 million. Against the backdrop of receding markets in air and ocean freight, volumes increased by 9% in Air Freight but decreased by 9% in Ocean Freight. Logistics continued positively on the EBIT level.

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Press releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to demand.

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 05:00 GMT

In the first half of 2016, Panalpina demonstrated that it can compensate for contracting oil and gas business with organic growth in other sectors even as air and ocean freight markets declined. Adjusted for an oil and gas related restructuring provision, EBIT remained stable at CHF 60.8 million and consolidated profit increased slightly to CHF 47.9 million for the first six months of the year.

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.

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.

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.​

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.

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.