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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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
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.
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.
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.