Chop-chop for globe-spanning chopper-swop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Panalpina have helped the Babcock multinational corporation swop helicopters stationed on the opposite sides of the globe in the UK and Australia in the minimum time. Two Aberdeen-based AugustaWestland AW139 helicopters needed to get to their new base in Melbourne, Australia, while two Sikorsky S-92s needed to move in the opposite direction from Darwin, Australia, to Aberdeen. Working in partnership with Panalpina, Volga-Dnepr flew one of its Antonov 124-100 ... [+]

Cargolux and Panalpina win quality competition

Cargolux and Panalpina have won the first stage of Cargo iQ’s ‘Q Rally’ competition for their work to boost data quality and performance at Luxembourg Airport The initiative by the Cargo iQ initiative challenges members to work together to collect data to improve quality in the industry and to create ... [+]

Panalpina appoints Europe chief executive

Panalpina has appointed Christian Wurst as its new regional chief executive for Europe. He joins the forwarder from Ceva Logistics where he was most recently managing director Germany. He has also worked for RWTÜV, Wincanton, and DB Schenker. In his new position Wurst will be based in Frankfurt and responsible ... [+]

Panalpina buys South Africa’s Skyservices

Panalpina to acquire a majority stake in South African perishables air freight specialist Skyservices, for an undisclosed sum. Skyservices is headquartered at Johannesburg ‘s OR Tambo International Airport where it runs a 2,000sq m warehouse and is also present at Cape Town airport where it has 1,700sq m of space. ... [+]

Panalpina opens Singapore site

Panalpina has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. The new facility is constructed over six floors and offers 25,800sq m of usable warehouse space, most of it already rented out to customers. [+]

Panalpina opens digital hub

Panalpina has launched a Digital Hub to embrace new technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain. The new business unit, which reports directly to chief executive Stefan Karlen, will explore innovative technologies, develop new digital solutions for customers and engage with digital start-up companies. Karlen said: ... [+]

Data link-up helps Schiphol keep track of flower shipments

Schiphol airport has launched a scheme that links flower shipment information with airwaybill numbers through its Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) portal. The scheme has been piloted by the Holland Flower Alliance Data Sharing Working Group, which piloted the scheme. Data such as number of boxes, flower type, and number of flowers ... [+]

Weber to leave Panalpina

Panalpina’s chief operating officer, Andy Weber is to leave the company for personal reasons. After joining Panalpina in 2015, he led many turnaround projects and made the business segment Energy and Project Solutions fit for competition in the challenging energy and capital projects sector. The COO position will not be ... [+]

Panalpina completes Kenyan purchase

Panalpina has completed acquisition of flower and vegetable forwarder Air Connection, following approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016. Founded in 1993, Air Connection has operations close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and in Mombasa and specialises in the ... [+]

Panalpina could be takeover target, say analysts – updated

International freight forwarder Panalpina could find itself the subject of a takeover bid, say two city analysts in a report. David Kerstens and Hamish Dalgarno – respectively, equity analyst and equity associate at investment banker Jefferies International – say that the Swiss-based company’s performance has been below par lately, which ... [+]

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