Panalpina identifies applications of blockchain technology, begins pilot projects

According to Panalpina, blockchain technology has so far not yet reached its full potential, with almost 90% of all supply chain related projects remaining in the proof-of-concept stage until 2020. The company, which joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in May 2018, also said that blockchain tends to suffer from a lack of trust […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 11, 2019

Panalpina, DHL GF join growing list of digital freight sales platforms

Two more companies have joined the now not-so-exclusive group of logistics providers offering digital freight sales platforms available in air cargo – today, Panalpina announced it will present its new customer platform at Air Cargo Europe 2019 in Munich this week, while DHL Global Forwarding (DHL GF) launched its own platform last week. While the growing number of these […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 3, 2019

Panalpina opens Prague warehouse for auto parts

After agreeing to be purchased by Danish logistics firm DSV earlier this year, Swiss forwarder Panalpina has not slowed down its own growth, in terms of warehouse space or merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Last week, Panalpina participated in an opening ceremony for its new 21,000-square-meter, 28-bay warehouse in Prague. Two-thirds of the warehouse capacity […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 20, 2019

DSV sees Q1 profits rise, expects Panalpina deal to close in Q3

Danish forwarding giant DSV, which announced earlier this month that it was purchasing Swiss rival Panalpina, released its first-quarter results today, reporting a 5% growth in airfreight volumes, compared to the previous Q1, reaching 170,000 tonnes, due mostly to a rise in exports to the Americas during the quarter. Gross profit in the air segment […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 30, 2019

Panalpina persists in perishables with purchase of CargoMaster, Laseair

Swiss forwarding giant Panalpina is seeking to increase its already large market share of the South American perishables logistics market by purchasing CargoMaster S.A. in Colombia, and its Ecuadorian subsidiary, Laseair S.A. The companies reached an agreement on Tuesday of this week, but chose not to disclose the financial details of the acquisition. CargoMaster, with […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 25, 2019

WebCargo, Air France-KLM bring dynamic pricing to air cargo

In a bid to speed up the process of booking freight and broaden the use of dynamic pricing in the industry, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has partnered with Freightos to use the WebCargo airfreight booking platform, which provides forwarders with live rates and capacity availability updates. After completing pilot projects with forwarder Panalpina last month, using […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2019

Panalpina Q1 EBIT falls 7.4% for air segment on heels of DSV purchase

Today, Panalpina released its first-quarter results for 2019, following its recent acquisition by its fellow-Swiss rival DSV, in which it delivered double-digit growth in operating profit of 15% to $US28.1 million, year-over-year. However, performance was a bit less eye-popping when breaking down the results segment by segment. Its Air Freight segment saw volumes increase by […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 17, 2019

DSV is building its biggest Northern European hub [VIDEO]

Danish forwarding giant DSV said it is building what will be its largest hub in Northern Europe, to serve as a gateway to the rest of Scandinavia. This news follows the inking of a new deal to purchase its Switzerland-based competitor, Panalpina, for US$4.6 billion earlier this month.  The first of four planned facilities, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 11, 2019

DSV to purchase Panalpina for US$4.6 billion in blockbuster deal

After weeks of speculation over the future of Panalpina’s ownership, Denmark’s DSV today reached an agreement to purchase its Swiss rival for US$4.6 billion – a merger that will create one of the world’s largest logistics companies, and appears to end the possibility of a merger with the Agility Group The board of directors at […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 1, 2019

Panalpina Singapore, L’Oreal partner to reduce CO2 emissions with biodiesel trucks

Panalpina Singapore is jumping on the eco-conscious band wagon with the launch of a fleet of biodiesel trucks for its client, L’Oreal’s Travel Retail Asia Pacific. The initiative supports L’Oreal’s “Sharing Beauty With All” campaign, in which the cosmetics giant aims to reduce its global environmental footprint by engaging “100 percent” of its strategic suppliers […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2019

Panalpina’s mediocre 2018 results reflect a challenging Q4 for air segment

A day after Kuehne + Nagel released its fourth-quarter and full-year figures for 2018, the “other” giant Swiss forwarder, Panalpina, did the same, underpinning a unifying theme that the last quarter of 2018 was a challenge for most of the international logistics community. Panalpina reported that its airfreight volumes grew by 5 percent, year-over-year, during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 28, 2019

Panalpina ‘in discussions’ with Agility, mulling over DSV’s revised offer

After several days of industry speculation about mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the freight forwarding sector, the pas de deux between Panalpina and DSV A/V just got more complicated by a third party that has been added to the dance card: Agility Global Logistics. In a short statement today, the Swiss forwarder acknowledged that […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 15, 2019

Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

Panalpina’s largest shareholder rejects DSV takeover bid

Today, Panalpina’s largest shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, said it does not support the non-binding proposal from Denmark-based rival DSV to purchase the Swiss forwarding giant. About two weeks ago, Panalpina’s board said that “according to its fiduciary duties,” it would review the proposal with its professional advisers. The offer, which was released on Jan. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 4, 2019
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