A win for Panalpina at the 19th Global Partner Council, the annual top-level meeting of the biggest customers and top management of Lufthansa Cargo, the leading freight airline in Europe. The Basel-based logistics pro was honoured with the “Planet Award of Excellence” for the 2016 financial year. Lufthansa Cargo honoured Panalpina’s consistently outstanding performance in terms of global cooperation. After previously winning in 2006 and 2007, Panalpina became the first customer to win the award three times.
“Our significant joint growth in respect of the challenging market conditions last year has particularly underscored our high level of loyalty to Lufthansa Cargo. In the process, the highest levels of quality and efficiency were at the heart of our consistently professional cooperation – for both partners. This has been confirmed by many from our international sales organisation. Panalpina has also made a significant contribution to us being able to further develop our product range. We are also working together on digitization, which is a crucial issue in our industry”, explained Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Board Member Product & Sales at Lufthansa Cargo, of the decision.
Volker Böhringer, CEO Region Europe, accepted the award on behalf of Panalpina in Vienna. “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Panalpina. Having a partner such as Lufthansa Cargo which can consistently deliver a high level of service is crucial for us to meet the expectations of our customers”, said Böhringer.
The Lufthansa Cargo Global Partnership Programme is an important platform for the sustainable growth of Lufthansa Cargo and its most important customers. Apart from Panalpina, the eleven Global Partners include CEVA, Dachser, DB Schenker, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DSV, Expeditors, Hellmann, Kühne+Nagel and UPS. Together, they account for around half of Lufthansa Cargo’s sales. The Planet Award of Excellence was first awarded for the 2002 financial year.