Kenya is one of the world’s largest exporters of
cut-flowers, which represent the country’s second largest export
commodity after tea, and Australia is one of the biggest Asia
Pacific importers of the East African nation’s famed roses.
The ‘Love Plane’ marks the first direct full freighter flight from
Nairobi to Sydney with a Boeing 777F.
And Panalpina is the first and only freight forwarder with this
service offering in the market.
The special delivery of 1.6 million roses follows the expansion
of Panalpina’s cold storage facility in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta
International Airport in November 2018, which will enable the
company to move a projected 80,000 tons of flowers, fruit and
vegetables in and out of Kenya by 2020.
"Some say love makes the world go round.
Panalpina makes things go round the world, and we’re happy to
make Valentine’s Day much more special for our friends down under,"
says Quint Wilken, Panalpina’s global head of Air Freight
About Panalpina: The
Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of
supply chain solutions.
The company combines its core products – Air Freight, Ocean
Freight, and Logistics and Manufacturing – to deliver globally
integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions for twelve core
Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems,
Panalpina manages the needs of its customers’ supply chains, no
matter how demanding they might be.
Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for the
energy and capital projects sector.
The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500
offices in around 70 countries, and it works with partner companies
in another 100 countries.
Panalpina employs approximately 14,000 people worldwide who
deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards –
wherever and whenever.