Panalpina Japan goes operational

PANALPINA and the NYK Group are to increase their level of cooperation in Japan. Panalpina Japan will entirely in-source the air and ocean freight operations effective January 2010. In line with an earlier agreement in February 2007, Panalpina will continue to represent the NYK subsidiary Yusen Air & Sea Service interests in various countries.
In February 2007, Panalpina appointed the NYK subsidiary Yusen Air & Sea Service (YAS) as its agent for the handling of air and ocean freight shipments in Japan. YAS in turn assigned Panalpina to be its representative in several countries.
With the new contractual agreement Panalpina Japan will entirely in-source its ocean freight and airfreight operations currently handled through YAS as freight forwarding agent for the Panalpina Group. YAS will, however, continue to provide services in Japan as a subcontractor for Panalpina.
“An even stronger presence in the Japanese market under the Panalpina brand supports our global strategy with focus on global supply chain management solutions. In addition we can further strengthen our network”, said Panalpina’s chief executive officer, Monika Ribar (right).
According to Andreas Behnke, country manager of Panalpina Japan, “Panalpina Japan’s operational status change will even intensify the local collaboration between Panalpina and YAS in Japan. Furthermore Panalpina will be able to offer a much wider service portfolio under its own brand name to its customers.”

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