At the 19th Global Partner Council, the annual top-level meeting of the biggest customers and top management of Lufthansa Cargo, Panalpina was honoured with the “Planet Award of Excellence” for the 2016 financial year. The leading freight airline in Europe honoured Panalpina’s consistently outstanding performance in terms of global cooperation. Panalpina became the first customer to win the award three times.
Volker Böhringer, CEO Region Europe, accepted the award on behalf of Panalpina in Vienna. “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.
“Panalpina 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.
The Lufthansa Cargo Global Partnership Programme is a 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.