Panalpina integrates long-time partner in Australia

Global transport and logistics group, Panalpina, has announced it will fully integrate its Perth, Australia-based partner, Apollo. Panalpina said the set-up “ideally complements Panalpina’s already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.” After the acquisition of Apollo Forwarding in Adelaide last year, Panalpina will now incorporate its long-time partner […]


Global transport and logistics group, Panalpina, has announced it will fully integrate its Perth, Australia-based partner, Apollo. Panalpina said the set-up “ideally complements Panalpina’s already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.” After the acquisition of Apollo Forwarding in Adelaide last year, Panalpina will now incorporate its long-time partner company, Apollo in Perth. Although having traded under the same name, the two companies have never been related to each other. Panalpina Australi a and Apollo Perth commenced their partnership in 1997, with Apollo Perth having acted as Panalpina’s agent both locally and globally. “Our existing office in Perth focuses on industrial project forwarding and services for the oil and gas industry,” explains Jörg Granzow, Panalpina’s area managing director Oceania. “By adding Apollo to our organisation, we can now offer the entire forwarding and logistics product portfolio under one roof and as one Panalpina unit. This refers particularly to local services such as customs clearance and distribution. “Apollo Perth, whose management will stay on board, will benefit from Panalpina’s global network, and our existing Oil & Gas and PanProjects customers have one point of contact for all their needs, be it ocean freight, air freight, local services or tailor made industry solutions. With the acquisition we move closer to the customers and at the same time improve our processes” he said. “The Western Australian market is becoming more and more important, particularly due to the increasing oil and gas and mining business,” according to Karl Weyeneth, Panalpina’s COO and member of the Executive Board. “Obviously, we are determined to take full advantage of this growth”, he added.