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Be sulfur-smart: an update on the rocky path to compliance

Be sulfur-smart: an update on the rocky path to compliance

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2019 12:50 GMT

Ship owners, operators and carriers must comply with new rules on emissions from 2020. Scrubbers currently dominate discussions. In this latest “sulfur-smart” blog post, we give an update on the scrubber debate, but also shed light on the topic of fuel quality. The lack of standardization on the composition and quality of low-sulfur fuels could lead to downtime of ships – and increased cost.

Blockchain: Moving from hype to tangible benefits for supply chains

Blockchain: Moving from hype to tangible benefits for supply chains

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2019 07:00 GMT

The initial glitter of blockchain may have taken a beating, but concrete steps are underway to turn its promise into tangible business applications. A keen mover of digital technologies in freight forwarding and logistics, Panalpina has narrowed the use cases for this industry and started a pilot to play the benefits of blockchain to make supply chains more efficient.

Be sulfur-smart: The maritime industry is weighing its options for complying with the new rules on ship emissions

Be sulfur-smart: The maritime industry is weighing its options for complying with the new rules on ship emissions

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 06:00 GMT

The sulfur limit that takes effect in 2020 has led to a scramble for compliance options, as the industry grapples with the impact of increased costs and potential supply chain disruptions. Ship owners and operators are hedging their bets on alternative fuels, but all options require significant investments that will put pressure on shipping rates. Our blog post navigates the turning tides.

Be sulfur-smart: Get behind the real issues in the debate over scrubbers

Be sulfur-smart: Get behind the real issues in the debate over scrubbers

Blog posts   •   Apr 16, 2019 09:50 GMT

With the new sulfur limit coming into force in 2020, ship owners and operators are looking to comply with the regulation, and a debate has ensued over the use of scrubbers. What are open-loop and closed-loop scrubbers? How harmful are scrubbers to the environment? We look at what’s behind the debate.

Cementing valuable relationships at the TPM ocean freight event

Cementing valuable relationships at the TPM ocean freight event

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2019 13:30 GMT

Panalpina's Ocean Freight team turned out in full force at this week's Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference (TPM) in Long Beach, CA, USA, which was attended by thousands of the top importers, carriers and freight forwarders in the trade lane. Three of Panalpina's leaders share thoughts on their key take-home messages from TPM19.

This was Fruit Logistica 2019

This was Fruit Logistica 2019

Blog posts   •   Feb 15, 2019 16:55 GMT

Record-breaking, buzzing, diverse, upbeat: See how Panalpina leaders from different regions and products experienced Fruit Logistica, the global event for the perishables industry.

VIDEO: Fruit Logistica: director’s cut

VIDEO: Fruit Logistica: director’s cut

Blog posts   •   Feb 11, 2019 20:50 GMT

With Fruit Logistica 2019 just over, Panalpina has captured some of the funniest moments in a director’s cut video as the global perishables industry gathered in Berlin.

VIDEO: A taste of Fruit Logistica

VIDEO: A taste of Fruit Logistica

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2019 19:10 GMT

As the main event for the global perishables industry comes to a close in Berlin, Panalpina goes on a fun food tasting tour for some of the freshest, most exotic and delicious produce. Join us on the tour!

VIDEO: What are perishables – and how do you pronounce that word anyway?

VIDEO: What are perishables – and how do you pronounce that word anyway?

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2019 21:07 GMT

How do you say ‘perishables’? What are perishables in different languages? Panalpina tested visitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the main event for the global perishables industry. Watch what they had to say…

VIDEO: Is a cherry a berry?

VIDEO: Is a cherry a berry?

Blog posts   •   Feb 06, 2019 22:50 GMT

Is a cherry a berry? It all depends who you ask. Panalpina put this question to visitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the main event for the global perishables industry. Get your facts right and watch the video.

Perishables and e-commerce: Is the real promise in B2B?

Perishables and e-commerce: Is the real promise in B2B?

Blog posts   •   Feb 05, 2019 11:30 GMT

Perishables continue to spur the growth of global logistics. With Fruit Logistica in Berlin this week, we look at how e-commerce is factoring into the perishables industry. Driver or disruptor: the views are not clear-cut, and business-to-business (B2B) might turn out to be the big winner.

From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2019 08:30 GMT

Panalpina has acquired seven companies specializing in the worldwide export and import of perishables since 2015. With its vision to become the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics by 2020, Panalpina not only acquires companies in the sector, it then also invests locally to develop the business further and support the communities where they operate.

Agents of the Perishables Network: local expertise meets global reach

Agents of the Perishables Network: local expertise meets global reach

Blog posts   •   Jan 31, 2019 10:45 GMT

The Panalpina Perishables Network was launched with ambitious growth plans in 2017. Today it has members, including agents, in 26 key countries and it keeps growing, offering customers, at both origin and destination, complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale. Agent members of the Panalpina Perishables Network enjoy unparalleled reach thanks to solutions from field to shelf.

Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Blog posts   •   Jan 23, 2019 15:20 GMT

Value stream mapping allows oversight of the entire supply chain and enables businesses to create holistic solutions, optimize and remove waste, as Maria Pía Caraccia, corporate Logistics business improvement manager at Panalpina, explains in an interview with Cardiff University’s Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research.

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

Blog posts   •   Dec 19, 2018 09:20 GMT

In the latest installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of how perishables were flown out of Kenya in the 80s and what has changed since...

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 14:30 GMT

What is the best address in Weiterstadt? Hang on; you don’t know where Weiterstadt is? Well, as the name implies, Weiterstadt is a city (= Stadt) in Germany, right next to Darmstadt and a few kilometers south of Frankfurt Airport. Many would argue that Schloss Braunshardt is the best address in this city of 25,000 souls. The 18th century castle is undoubtedly a fine address, but...

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2018 15:40 GMT

In a recent interview, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, and newly chaired honorary visiting professor at Cardiff Business School, talked to professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Panalpina Research Centre, about manufacturing and supply chain trends, Sino-US trade conflicts and who will be the ultimate winners in global logistics.

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 16:16 GMT

Everyone is talking about peak season, but this can mean different things. In his latest Quintessential installment, Quint Wilken, Global head of Air Freight Perishables, explains the difference between the general cargo peak season and the perishables peak seasons, and how they influence one another.

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2018 12:25 GMT

Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:44 GMT

A car clinic is a market research instrument of the automotive industry where test vehicles are presented in a studio or a closed test track together with corresponding competitor models to gather feedback for final adjustments before product launch. Panalpina often transports top secret concept cars for the world’s leading automotive companies.