Panalpina expands Africa footprint

The freight forwarding and logistics company has opened new bases in Morocco and Kenya.


Juergen Paliko Kenya Maxime van Geenberghe Morocco Panalpina Peter Triebel


Panalpina has opened two new bases in Morocco and Kenya. The offices in Casablanca and Nairobi became fully operational in January, and support Panalpina’s growth strategy for the region. In both economies, opportunities for growth exist predominantly in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Panalpina has established its own offices in Morocco and Kenya, giving customers in these expanding economies a single point of contact, and direct access to the company’s global network and services in air freight, ocean freight and logistics. 

“Expanding our global presence is part of Panalpina’s overall strategy, especially in growth economies such as Morocco and Kenya,” says Peter Triebel, Panalpina’s regional CEO for the Middle East, Africa and CIS (MEAC). “With strong prospects in the two countries, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors, establishing a formal presence is an important part of our long-term market growth and customer satisfaction objectives.”

Morocco: gateway to West Africa
With a population of 33 million, and an ever-strengthening economy, Morocco offers Panalpina several business opportunities in key industries such as energy, automotive, aerospace and healthcare.

Morocco has many onshore wind farms and has emerged in recent years as a leader in the region’s wind power generation. Investment in solar power technology, such as the Noor-Ouarzazate Solar Complex, is helping Morocco reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and meet its growing energy demand. In addition, hydro and coal fired power plants are being constructed, expanded or modernised.