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Panalpina’s Energy Solutions aims to serve world’s biggest logistics demands

BASEL, Switz.–Panalpina has merged its Panprojects and Oil & Gas activities to create Panalpina Energy Solutions, a specialized service that designs tailor-made transport solutions for the world’s most ambitious energy projects. Panalpina veteran Hans Toggweiler heads the new entity.

“Bringing our resources together makes us even stronger, and gives our customers a service with the scale, breadth and capability that matches the ambition of their projects,” says Peter Ulber, CEO of Panalpina.

Panalpina Energy Solutions has more than 2,200 dedicated staff creating end-to-end transport solutions for each individual requirement across the entire lifecycle – from exploration to decommissioning. They are experts in compliance and the meticulous planning, execution and monitoring involved in energy industry logistics, the company said.

“The new group builds on Panalpina’s heritage and combines our strengths in large-scale industrial projects work and the oil & gas industry. It will create synergies, strengthen operations, increase efficiency and improve the service delivered to customers,” says Hans Toggweiler, newly designated global head of Energy Solutions.

Toggweiler has already been supporting Panalpina as a consultant and has a wealth of experience in the projects and energy industry. He has worked for Panalpina for over 32 years in various functions in Zurich, New York, Houston and Morristown. In 1998, he joined Deutsche Post DHL as CEO of Forwarding for North America & Americas and in 2010 he assumed the position of CEO for the Global operations of DHL Industrial Projects and Oil & Energy which he held until 2013.