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Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:30 GMT

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina announced today the completion of the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016 and positions the company as a clear market leader in perishables in Kenya.

Panalpina to acquire Kenyan freight forwarder specialized in perishables

Panalpina to acquire Kenyan freight forwarder specialized in perishables

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2017 20:30 GMT

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is to acquire Air Connection, a Kenya-based forwarder specialized in the export of flowers and vegetables. The move comes after Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in Kenya in 2016 and only two weeks after the company formally announced the launch of its global Perishables Network.

Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group

Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2015 06:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire a majority stake in Airflo, a company based in Kenya and the Netherlands specialized in the export handling of flowers and vegetables. Airflo is part of Dutch Flower Group (DFG), the world’s largest flower and plant trader. The acquisition reflects Panalpina’s continued expansion in Africa and its increasing focus on the perishables business.

Panalpina expands Africa footprint

Panalpina expands Africa footprint

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2015 07:39 GMT

​International freight forwarding and logistics company, Panalpina, has opened two new bases in Morocco and Kenya.

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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.

Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

News   •   Nov 29, 2018 16:31 GMT

Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to enable more and improved services for its perishables customers in and out of the country.

Mangoes & Co go direct

Mangoes & Co go direct

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 14:45 GMT

In an interview with Air Cargo Week, Panalpina’s Conrad Archer and Colin Wells elaborated on the perishables peak season ahead, rising demand in Asia Pacific and China in particular, the renaissance of fruit and vegetables in Kenya and elsewhere, and Panalpina’s investments. They also addressed the trend of direct shipments and e-commerce, as well as Qatar’s appetite for Kenyan mangoes.

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.

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From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2019 08:30 GMT

Panalpina has acquired seven companies specializing in the worldwide export and import of perishables since 2015. With its vision to become the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics by 2020, Panalpina not only acquires companies in the sector, it then also invests locally to develop the business further and support the communities where they operate.

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...

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 08:55 GMT

Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables. Learn more and don't miss out on the new bonus video!

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Airflo employee handles roses in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Connect magazine 2016

Connect magazine 2016

Documents   •   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 übernimmt Airflo, ein auf Blumen und Gemüse spezialisiertes Speditionsunternehmen, von Dutch Flower Group

Panalpina übernimmt eine Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Airflo, einem Unternehmen in Kenia und den Niederlanden, das auf den Export von Blumen und Gemüse spezialisiert ist. Airflo gehört zur Dutch Flower Group (DFG), dem weltgrössten Händler von Blumen und Pflanzen.