Panalpina welttransport (also known as panalpina world transport) has become one of the world's top logistics companies. the company provides intercontinental air and ocean freight forwarding and supply chain management services through about 500 branches in about 80 countries and through partners in another 80 countries. as a freight forwarder, the company buys transportation capacity from carriers and resells it to customers. its other logistics services include consulting and warehousing and distribution. panalpina targets customers in the automotive, chemical, health care, high-tech, retail, and telecommunications industries.