“Imagine some foul and putrid corpse that has lain rotting and decomposing in the grave, a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption. Imagine such a corpse a prey to flames, devoured by the fire of burning brimstone and giving off dense choking fumes of nauseous loathsome decomposition.

“And then imagine this sickening stench, multiplied a millionfold and a millionfold again from the millions upon millions of fetid carcasses massed together in the reeking darkness, a huge and rotting human fungus. Imagine all this, and you will have some idea of the horror of the stench of hell.”

– James Joyce (1882, Dublin – 1941, Zurich), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

“DSV completes the acquisition of Panalpina. Conference call 19 August 2019, 9.30 a.m. CEST. (…) Together, we can achieve more.” 

(Source DSV)

(Source DSV)

“His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.” ― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

19 August 2019, DSV CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen:”We are very excited to welcome Panalpina’s customers, employees and shareholders to DSV. Our two companies will achieve more together, creating even more value for all our stakeholders. The settlement of the deal marks the beginning of the integration process, during which we will strive to provide the high level of service our customers know and rely on”.

“Too excited to be genuinely happy.” – James Joyce, Dubliners.

19 August 2019, “DSV Panalpina emergesPanalpina is among the globally leading providers of supply chain solutions with approximately 14,500 employees in 70 countries. The combination with DSV creates one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies with a pro forma revenue of approximately DKK 118 billion and a workforce of 60,000 employees in 90 countries.”

(6,000 likely gone by the end of Q3 ’20.)

2 June 2020, the Spirit of Panalpina lands at LUX.

Previously, below.

(Source Cargo Forwarder Global)

(Source Cargo Forwarder Global)

Same aircraft.

“One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” ― James Joyce, Dubliners.

The end, rumoured week commencing 1 June 2020.

“Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.” – James Joyce, Stephen Hero.

R.I.P. Panalpina.

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