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Panalpina improves profitability

Panalpina improves profitability

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 05:00 GMT

In the first three months of 2018, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved profitability compared to the same period of last year. Panalpina reported an EBIT of CHF 24.4 million (YTD 2017: CHF 16.4 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 16.6 million (YTD 2017: CHF 12.4 million).

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 10:20 GMT

If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.

Making way for Harmony

Making way for Harmony

News   •   Apr 04, 2018 13:45 GMT

Panalpina recently completed the move of the artwork ∞Harmony (一團和氣) by renowned Chinese cross-media artist Wang Kaifang, in a 1,600 km operation from Nanjing to Macau, where he was invited to display his work by prominent high-fashion designer Guo Pei.

A royal visit

A royal visit

News   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:30 GMT

Panalpina and Dutch authorities gave a Jordanian delegation, headed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, a guided tour of ground-handling operations at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The program highlighted Europe’s third largest cargo gateway and an innovative logistics model that works fast even when dealing with fresh produce. Topics covered were inspections, security, customs, speed and efficiency.

Panalpina publishes second integrated management report

Panalpina publishes second integrated management report

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 15:30 GMT

Panalpina has published its second integrated management report, summarizing the company’s activities during 2017 in terms of business performance and sustainability.

GDP-certified for the safe handling, storage and distribution of drugs

GDP-certified for the safe handling, storage and distribution of drugs

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 13:30 GMT

Many pharmaceutical companies require that Panalpina's business units that handle their products are certified according to Good Distribution Practice (GDP), a set of guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. Today, 70 Panalpina business units around the world are GDP-compliant. Out of these locations, 30 are GDP-certified and this number is on the increase.

Panalpina globally certified to new standard ISO 9001:2015

Panalpina globally certified to new standard ISO 9001:2015

News   •   Mar 19, 2018 16:45 GMT

Committed to high-quality service for its customers: Panalpina recently completed an audit by the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS, that recommended it for certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality standard as well as for recertification to ISO 14001:2015 Environment and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety.

Clean energy for 54,000 Australian homes with Downer

Clean energy for 54,000 Australian homes with Downer

News   •   Mar 15, 2018 10:45 GMT

Panalpina is involved in a series of projects that will help reshape Australia’s energy future. In 2017, leading integrated services company Downer awarded Panalpina with the Ross River Solar Farm contract. Panalpina will control shipping, customs clearance, inland transport, warehousing and site coordination for ocean freight from Asia and the USA.

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

News   •   Mar 12, 2018 11:00 GMT

​Volker Boehringer, regional CEO for Europe and a member of the executive committee will assume the role global head of strategic customer developmentas of June 1, 2018. Boehringer will report directly to Karl Weyeneth, chief commercial officer, and will primarily focus on developing selected and strategically important customers that will drive and support Panalpina’s overall growth ambitions.

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 06:00 GMT

Panalpina ended the year 2017 with strong Air Freight volumes and margins, while in the fourth quarter margin pressure continued to impact the financial results in Ocean Freight. For the full year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 82.0 million to CHF 103.3 million and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 52.3 million to CHF 57.5 million.

Cross-energy management for a balanced mix with thyssenkrupp

Cross-energy management for a balanced mix with thyssenkrupp

News   •   Mar 05, 2018 18:05 GMT

Renewables are an important part of the energy mix, and Panalpina is putting significant resources into the sector. Panalpina’s Energy and Project Solutions recently secured three key contracts to manage a total of six projects in Australia – five solar farms and a biomass power plant. The projects, including one by thyssenkrupp, will transform the renewable energy sector in the country.

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 08:55 GMT

Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables. Learn more and don't miss out on the new bonus video!

New member proposed for Panalpina’s board of directors

New member proposed for Panalpina’s board of directors

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 18:30 GMT

​Panalpina’s board of directors proposes to elect Sandra Emme as a new member of the board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on May 8, 2018. She would succeed Chris Muntwyler who will not stand for re-election.

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 17:00 GMT

Panalpina is proud to have participated in the Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0 hack challenges at Bosch Connected Experience (#BCX18), the annual Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon by Bosch. An international team of eight developers and two hack coaches coming from Basel, Lisbon and Luxembourg used machine learning to predict the future.

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

Blog posts   •   Feb 22, 2018 15:15 GMT

Imagine a world in which products plan their own journeys around the globe. Panalpina and Bosch are working on the solution. In his keynote presentation during this year’s Bosch Connected World, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen, provided a public demonstration of how the latest IoT technologies in use and those being developed will shape tomorrow’s supply chains – IoT connected supply chains.

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2018 09:45 GMT

This year’s top Internet of Things (IoT) event is around the corner. Bosch Connected World will take place February 21-22 at STATION-Berlin. The purpose of the conference is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections needed to thrive in IoT. In the spirit of interconnectedness, we are sharing five stories that look at the present and future of IoT so that you can warm up to the event .

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

News   •   Feb 14, 2018 14:10 GMT

Panalpina Energy and Project Solutions executed another #MajorMove with two port-to-door shipments for one of Brazil’s leading ceramics makers. The move included ocean and overland transportation of an industrial mill and a hydraulic press from Genoa, Italy, to Paranaguá, one of the main gateways in southern Brazil, as well as the installation of both machines in Tijucas, Santa Catarina.

Superyacht logistics: where the clock ticks faster

Superyacht logistics: where the clock ticks faster

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2018 14:25 GMT

Panalpina supports Superyacht Supplies to delivery globally the rarest, most refined and most desirable food and drinks from every corner of the world. Primarily, Panalpina moves perishables, including meat, fish, caviar, dairy, fruits and vegetables, etc. but also dry food, wine and spirits and in fact anything else the yachts request, even bottled water, suntan lotion, and cleaning products.

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 10:00 GMT

Three long-standing agents of Panalpina are becoming full members of the company’s Perishables Network. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Panalpina and the agents Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan) have agreed to intensify their cooperation in order to create new end-to-end solutions for customers and expand the perishables business.

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 14:15 GMT

An Air Cargo World feature on forwarders and e-commerce in perishables saw Panalpina’s Colin Wells and Quint Wilken elaborate on the state of the sector. Wells said he embraces the Amazon/Whole Foods deal, "because the industry needs changing. Amazon will have their own solution, and therefore we believe that Panalpina will be well-positioned to actually offer solutions to non-Amazon retailers.”