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Changes to Panalpina Executive Board

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2019 15:35 GMT

CCO Karl Weyeneth, CLO and Corporate Secretary Christoph Hess, CIO Ralf Morawietz, EVP Air Freight Lucas Kuehner, EVP Ocean Freight Peder Winther, have resigned from their respective positions.

His passion soars through the clouds wherever the wind may take him…

His passion soars through the clouds wherever the wind may take him…

Blog posts   •   Aug 18, 2019 12:45 GMT

One sunny day in June on the tarmac in Luxembourg, a 40-year industry veteran—with a little bit of help from his Panalpina colleagues, his friends at Luxair and airport authorities—staged a once-in-a-lifetime event where his personal and professional passions could collide in a magical moment worthy of a photo op of a lifetime.

Fashion logistics: filling the gaps for a better customer experience

Fashion logistics: filling the gaps for a better customer experience

Blog posts   •   Aug 16, 2019 12:30 GMT

Logistics providers need to fill vital gaps to deliver a better customer experience with transparency at the consumer level. This will determine their position to provide the necessary services and even disrupt the future fashion industry. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at the trends in this blog post.

Oiling up for business in Oman

Oiling up for business in Oman

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 07:15 GMT

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is establishing its presence in Oman, leveraging the company’s long-standing experience in Project Solutions and the Energy sector to support the country’s burgeoning economic and infrastructural growth. Panalpina Oman expects to open its office in the capital Muscat by the end of the third quarter in 2019.

Generational shift in fashion logistics: stepping up to the challenge

Generational shift in fashion logistics: stepping up to the challenge

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 15:30 GMT

We’re about to experience a generational shift. The sooner the fashion and logistics industries become fully digitally enabled, the better for speed to market, which will continue to be the top priority. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at what generational and behavioral changes among consumers mean for fashion logistics.

Panalpina’s Healthcare Logistics Center in Germany obtains GDP certification

Panalpina’s Healthcare Logistics Center in Germany obtains GDP certification

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 09:00 GMT

Panalpina’s new Healthcare Logistics Center in Weiterstadt near Frankfurt/Main has obtained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification and is ready to assist healthcare customers with the handling, transport and storage of their temperature-sensitive medicinal products. Frankfurt is Panalpina’s third logistics facility in Germany’s Rhein-Main region, alongside Moerfelden and Neu-Isenburg.

10 developments that have shaped the fashion industry and logistics in the past two decades

10 developments that have shaped the fashion industry and logistics in the past two decades

Blog posts   •   Aug 12, 2019 09:35 GMT

Panalpina has been closely involved in the evolution of the fashion industry for decades. Time to pause and take a look back over the last twenty years to highlight some of the major changes that have taken place, not just for nostalgia’s sake but to see what the trends are for the future. This is the first part of a three-part blog post series with Mattias Praetorius.

Quintessential | How the cold chain and freight forwarders have evolved together

Quintessential | How the cold chain and freight forwarders have evolved together

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2019 08:45 GMT

In the early years of the cold chain, its processes were mostly managed by manufacturers, but specialty transport companies soon took over. By the 1950s, third-party logistics providers had taken on an increasingly important role in the cold chain “niche”. Perishables supply chains will evolve further and cold chain management will remain at the core of freight forwarding.

Five reasons why Anchorage is coming in from the cold as an e-commerce hub

Five reasons why Anchorage is coming in from the cold as an e-commerce hub

Blog posts   •   Jul 31, 2019 06:30 GMT

Amazon’s recently-launched daily cargo flights to Anchorage have put the spotlight on this Alaskan air hub. No stranger to Alaskan skies, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina often uses Anchorage for technical stops of its scheduled charter flights. This blog post uncovers Anchorage’s hidden advantages as an air freight and e-commerce hub.

Fresh Focus | Is multimodal transport the answer for perishables?

Fresh Focus | Is multimodal transport the answer for perishables?

Blog posts   •   Jul 26, 2019 16:49 GMT

Supply chains are becoming more efficient, manageable, and sustainable. The perishables industry overall can benefit from a more agile transition —or rather interaction— between transport modes according to market needs.

Food for Thought | Carbon footprints in perishables: more than just food miles

Food for Thought | Carbon footprints in perishables: more than just food miles

Blog posts   •   Jul 22, 2019 13:15 GMT

Logistics and transportation companies get a lot of flak for the food miles of perishables but the conversation around food transportation and supply chain can be misleading. The carbon cost of transportation is slight compared to the carbon cost of production, and other important factors such as food loss and waste should be considered too, says Colin Wells in his latest Food for Thought article.

“We have to look at air freight and ocean freight more holistically”

“We have to look at air freight and ocean freight more holistically”

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2019 08:30 GMT

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s publication of Panalpina’s half-year results, we asked Lucas Kuehner and Peder Winther, the global heads of Air Freight and Ocean Freight, to give us a bit more color on the development of the markets and Panalpina’s performance thus far in 2019, and to tell us what they expect in terms of peak season in the second half-year.

Panalpina half-year results remain stable

Panalpina half-year results remain stable

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2019 05:00 GMT

Panalpina recorded stable results for the first half-year 2019. From January to June 2019, Panalpina generated an EBIT of CHF 52.1 million (YTD 2018: CHF 54.7 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 34.0 million (YTD 2018: CHF 36.1 million), thereby nearly reaching previous-year levels.

Good cards for Cartagena and Panalpina’s LCL Ocean Freight hub

Good cards for Cartagena and Panalpina’s LCL Ocean Freight hub

News   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:00 GMT

Cartagena, Colombia’s premier port, is becoming increasingly important as a regional transportation hub. Last year, Panalpina set up the first ocean freight hub in Cartagena for Central and South American LCL (Less than Container Load) cargoes. The international freight forwarder also tops the Port of Cartagena’s import and export rankings.

Healthcare industry banks on logistics for safe, efficient and timely deliveries, notes Brazilian government official

Healthcare industry banks on logistics for safe, efficient and timely deliveries, notes Brazilian government official

News   •   Jul 12, 2019 13:30 GMT

Getting medicinal products from A to B in tamper-proof, cold-chain conditions requires highly efficient global supply chains. Logistics is essential for the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, as commercial and regulatory experts increasingly realize. This was underlined by Brazilian authorities during the recent opening of Panalpina’s healthcare logistics center in Cajamar, São Paulo.

Panalpina honored with Lenovo Logistics Award

Panalpina honored with Lenovo Logistics Award

News   •   Jul 11, 2019 15:07 GMT

Panalpina’s Air Freight, Ocean Freight and Logistics services help technology giant Lenovo sell four devices globally every second.

Panalpina applies War Risk Surcharge for Strait of Hormuz

Panalpina applies War Risk Surcharge for Strait of Hormuz

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 18:50 GMT

Panalpina, the world’s fourth largest provider of ocean freight services is applying a War Risk Surcharge for the Strait of Hormuz as a result of significantly increased insurance premiums for all vessel operators going through the busy waterway.

Blockchain for pharma’s blockbusters

Blockchain for pharma’s blockbusters

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 13:50 GMT

How would you trace and authenticate unique and valuable products within the healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain? Panalpina’s hacker team took a stab at creating real-world blockchain solutions to share data within and across enterprises.

Panalpina powers digital data centers through procuring and owning inventory for tech companies

Panalpina powers digital data centers through procuring and owning inventory for tech companies

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 12:00 GMT

Big social media companies used to moving digital bits and bytes now have Panalpina as an ally in Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS). A pioneer of LMS, Panalpina has made further inroads into the high-tech space by managing inventory for its customers and holding up the backbone of their supply chains to serve data centers.

Panalpina’s African Star shines yet again

Panalpina’s African Star shines yet again

News   •   Jun 26, 2019 14:28 GMT

A scheduled shutdown of a deep-water oil platform is no small undertaking. For one Panalpina customer, their entire maintenance plan would have been derailed if not for Panalpina’s innovative African Star solution for transporting large shipments from the U.S. to Angola expeditiously. Four heat exchangers with a total weight of 47,210 kg were shipped from the U.S. to Luanda in a few days only.