BASEL, Switz.–International freight forwarding and logistics company, 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, said a release.
“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.”
Global customers, especially those operating in the energy sector, often require a local presence to achieve integrated, end-to-end solutions. With the know-how Panalpina has amassed from its other global operations, it is well placed to implement its world class processes in these new markets.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich