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DSV Panalpina A/S history, profile and corporate video

   DSV Panalpina A/S is a Danish global supplier of transport and logistics headquartered in Hedehusene, Denmark. It offers transport services globally by road, air, sea and train, as well as courier and logistics solutions.

   The company was founded in 1976 when Leif Tullberg and nine independent hauliers established DSV, an initialism for “De Sammensluttede Vognmænd af 13-7 1976 A/S” (The Joint Hauliers of 13-7 1976).

   Since its founding, DSV has acquired a number of companies, some of the most important ones being Borup Autotransport A/S and Hammerbro A/S-Bech Trans (1989), Samson Transport Co. A/S (1997), Svex Group A/S (1999), DFDS Dan Transport Group (2000), J.H.Bachmann (2004), the Dutch Frans Maas Group (2006), ABX LOGISTICS (2008), UTi Worldwide, Inc. (2016) and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG (2019).


   The company is divided into three divisions: DSV Road, DSV Air & Sea, and DSV Solutions.

DSV Road

   DSV Road is one of the leading road freight operators in Europe with distribution networks in North America and Africa. It handles more than 30 million shipments carried by more than 20,000 trucks.

DSV Air & Sea

   DSV Air & Sea has more than 2,600,000 TEUs of sea freight and 1,700,000 metric tonnes of air freight every year.

DSV Solutions

   DSV Solutions delivers logistics solutions, operating hundreds of logistics facilities comprising a total of 6,000,000 m2.


   With more than 75,000 employees and 1,300 offices and logistic facilities across 90+ countries worldwide, DSV Panalpina A/S is considered one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Top 2000 Largest Public Companies in the world.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.dsv.com/en.

**Video published on YouTube by “DSV Global Transport and Logistics“.