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Rise and shine

Rise and shine

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 13:00 GMT

Panalpina was recently contracted by Salini Impregilo (ISJV), a leading global construction firm, to transport the two main towers of a new rail bridge for Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project. Transport for NSW, the authority that manages the transport services in the state of New South Wales, Australia and owns the project, tasked ISJV to build the bridge.

The solar race is on

The solar race is on

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2017 13:00 GMT

​The World Solar Challenge has started and our friends from the thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser are doing great! In case you missed it, here’s our previous feature on the blue.cruiser. Now let’s take a closer look.

Smartphones: of rare earths, recharging and recycling

Smartphones: of rare earths, recharging and recycling

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2017 11:00 GMT

​How often do you change phones? When you do, do you stop to consider what is behind that piece of equipment that has become so essential to our lives? There is a whole "take, make and dispose” industrial model involved in making a smartphone, and it is extractive and non-sustainable – the circular economy.

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 05:00 GMT

Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network into Germany. Panalpina has entered into an agreement with the Cool Chain Group, Germany (CCG), taking over business and a team that is specialized in international air freight and the import of perishables. The deal will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network in Europe and the company’s global end-to-end offering for fresh produce.

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 05:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, Panalpina takes another significant step in building its global Perishables Network and offering complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.

24 hours – a matter of perspective

24 hours – a matter of perspective

News   •   Sep 26, 2017 15:26 GMT

24 hours can seem endless when a hurricane passes over you. The people of Saint Martin had to live through this experience on Wednesday, September 6, as Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean island causing widespread devastation. The category 5 storm left the island’s residents isolated and in desperate need for aid, and Panalpina was called to help.

Panalpina announces launch of highly innovative and industry-shaping customer portal

Panalpina announces launch of highly innovative and industry-shaping customer portal

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 12:15 GMT

Panalpina is intent on steering the logistics industry into the Digital Age by using the newest technologies available to create a truly innovative, end-to-end digital environment for its customers, and thereby reaffirms its role as an innovator and forerunner in the sector.

A crowning achievement

A crowning achievement

Blog posts   •   Sep 19, 2017 11:30 GMT

Panalpina continues a string of successful new-route developments in the Americas. In little over two years of cooperation with the manufacturer of aluminum containers Crown Colombiana, and after gaining new business with the company between the US and Colombia in 2016, Panalpina has secured an additional contract to move about 3,500 TEUs of ocean freight from Brazil to Colombia.

Super Sacks superbly timed

Super Sacks superbly timed

News   •   Sep 13, 2017 12:00 GMT

Panalpina has recently helped Cabot Corporation, a leading global performance materials and specialty chemicals company based in the USA, to deliver around 260 tons of carbon black from its production facility in Italy to the end customer’s tire-manufacturing plant in Thailand within eight days.

En route to the World Solar Challenge

En route to the World Solar Challenge

Blog posts   •   Sep 08, 2017 10:00 GMT

Every two years for the past three decades, the World Solar Challenge has welcomed some of the world’s brightest young minds to push the boundaries of technology and travel through the Australian outback in a solar-powered vehicle.

Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 13:30 GMT

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina announced today the completion of the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016 and positions the company as a clear market leader in perishables in Kenya.

Panalpina resumes operations in Houston

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 11:15 GMT

Perishables: 5 countries that show fresh ambition for exports

Perishables: 5 countries that show fresh ambition for exports

Blog posts   •   Aug 28, 2017 09:00 GMT

We cherish perishables. And so does a growing number of consumers in all corners of the world. Consumers increasingly seek quality fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods like seafood. To meet this rising demand, local producers are stepping in, many of them in places you would not expect. Here are five countries showing a fresh ambition when it comes to exporting produce.

Multimodal heavy-lift moves: Panalpina offers hassle-free carrier solution

Multimodal heavy-lift moves: Panalpina offers hassle-free carrier solution

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2017 14:00 GMT

Panalpina has launched Panprojects Carrier. With the new carrier model Panalpina can oversee multimodal heavy-lift moves from fabrication to installation sites under one single contract that clearly governs all modes of transport. The legal framework reduces to an absolute minimum the commercial, technical and contractual risks that are inherent to the multimodal transport of project cargo.

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 15:00 GMT

Panalpina’s hub at Luxembourg Airport has been officially licensed by Certisys to handle organic fruits and vegetables. With Luxembourg (Certisys) and Amsterdam (SKAL), Panalpina now has two airport locations in Europe that are licensed for the handling of organic perishables. Both are directly connected to the tarmac, ensuring the shortest possible route between aircraft and transit storage.

Mangoes & Co go direct

Mangoes & Co go direct

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 14:45 GMT

In an interview with Air Cargo Week, Panalpina’s Conrad Archer and Colin Wells elaborated on the perishables peak season ahead, rising demand in Asia Pacific and China in particular, the renaissance of fruit and vegetables in Kenya and elsewhere, and Panalpina’s investments. They also addressed the trend of direct shipments and e-commerce, as well as Qatar’s appetite for Kenyan mangoes.

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 09:15 GMT

​Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date. The company was awarded with a long-term contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes. Work has already begun.

Busy skies in 2017

Busy skies in 2017

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 13:45 GMT

The summer period is usually a calmer time for air freight – but not this year. The strong market development with high volumes will likely continue for the rest of the year, further widening the gap between demand and supply. “The challenges are manifold, but we haven taken action to secure extra capacities to meet the growing demand,” says Marc van Dommele, regional head of Air Freight Europe.

Increased volumes and higher reported profits

Increased volumes and higher reported profits

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 05:00 GMT

Panalpina recorded robust volume growth in both Air and Ocean Freight in the first half-year of 2017. As higher freight rates and margin pressure persisted, Panalpina increased its reported EBIT from 34.7 million (adjusted half-year 2016: CHF 60.8 million) to CHF 42.0 million and the reported consolidated profit from CHF 21.8 million (adjusted HY 2016: 47.9 million) to CHF 29.9 million.

On the Glen Lyon

On the Glen Lyon

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2017 09:00 GMT

The FPSO Glen Lyon is one of the biggest oil and gas production units ever made. During its tow from South Korea to Norway, up to 160 crew members representing 18 different nationalities worked and lived on board the Glen Lyon. But what is it like to work and live on a vessel that takes five minutes to walk from one end to the other? Panalpina talked to the captain to find out.