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Where lean thinking and new technologies meet

Where lean thinking and new technologies meet

Blog posts   •   Dec 09, 2016 10:05 GMT

Could 3D printing herald a new era of lean supply chains? This is the title of a recently published article of the Lean Management Journal (LMJ) that highlights Panalpina’s ongoing research into the global supply chains of the future. The article's authors, Panalpina's Hrishikesh Pawar and Fevos Charalampidis, are convinced that the trend towards truly lean supply chains is about to accelerate.

A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

Press releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 08:30 GMT

For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces to fly relief goods to an African country where population movements, food insecurity, malnutrition and natural disasters have led to a health emergency and precarious humanitarian situation. In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board.

Multifaceted

Multifaceted

News   •   Dec 05, 2016 08:30 GMT

The Port House in Antwerp with its distinct buildings and triangular facets epitomizes the growth and strategic location of the Port of Antwerp. The Belgian box port is the second busiest in Europe, nestled in a region that boasts one of Europe’s best multimodal infrastructures. Only 500 m away, still within the port, Panalpina is turning its warehouse into a GDP certified pharma center.

Shortlisted and high-flying

Shortlisted and high-flying

News   •   Dec 02, 2016 10:55 GMT

Panalpina was delighted to win the Air Freight Solutions Provider of the Year award at the Global Freight Awards 2016. The winning submission, made by Panalpina UK and Ireland, showcased Panalpina’s pioneering role in paperless freight, its capabilities in temperature-controlled shipments, and its impressive volume growth particularly with perishables and pharmaceuticals.

Separate bedrooms

Separate bedrooms

News   •   Nov 30, 2016 08:45 GMT

At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Panalpina now operates two facilities, separated by a runway. One is dedicated exclusively to healthcare products, the other to perishables and general cargo. It's like having two bedrooms in a marriage, separated by a long corridor with lots of shiny lights on the sides. An odd idea, you may say, but it can actually make perfect sense (and save marriages).

Pía's presentation

Pía's presentation

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2016 10:55 GMT

'Lean' is a culture, not a tool. This is the first of Pía's five take-home messages for successfully putting lean principles into action in a company outside the manufacturing industry. Read on to find out what the other four are. Pía also answers the question if a lean program can be deployed in a plug & play fashion or if it needs to be customized to suit a company’s needs.

Stable profits in a challenging market environment

Stable profits in a challenging market environment

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2016 05:00 GMT

In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase of EBIT and consolidated profit (adjusted for one-offs). EBIT reached CHF 93.6 million and the consolidated profit CHF 72.6 million. Against the backdrop of receding markets in air and ocean freight, volumes increased by 9% in Air Freight but decreased by 9% in Ocean Freight. Logistics continued positively on the EBIT level.

"As far as I'm concerned, there’s no separation between IT and business"

"As far as I'm concerned, there’s no separation between IT and business"

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2016 09:30 GMT

In this interview, Panalpina's CIO Ralf Morawietz explains why he believes the separation between IT and business is artificial and why he wants to close the gap. He also talks about the implementation of the company's new operational system SAP TM, big data, visibility in the supply chain and what he likes about his job. The original interview appeared in the Swiss IT trade publication Netzwoche.

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School

Press releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.

Switching to growth

Switching to growth

News   •   Oct 06, 2016 10:00 GMT

At the Capital Markets Day 2016 in Amsterdam, the company's senior management demonstrated how Panalpina has taken risk out of the business and laid the foundations for future growth. Growth was the main theme of the afternoon presentations. Four deep-dive sessions focused on “Ocean Freight and Productivity”, “Sales Growth”, “Air Freight and Perishables” as well as “Logistics and Innovation”.

Cargolux powered by Panalpina

Cargolux powered by Panalpina

News   •   Aug 25, 2016 16:12 GMT

Cargolux has added a ‘Powered by Panalpina’ slogan to the livery of one of its Boeing 747-Fs and yesterday unveiled the freshly decorated plane in Luxembourg when Panalpina’s aircraft (Spirit of Panalpina) was at the airport simultaneously.

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

News   •   Aug 22, 2016 13:31 GMT

Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, is now home to Panalpina’s latest venture in Asia. The new office became operational in August, providing global and local customers with air freight and ocean freight services, customer brokerage, in-land transportation, cross-border trucking (with Vietnam and Thailand), Container Freight Station consolidation, and warehousing and storage services.

Jewel in the Nile

Jewel in the Nile

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 12:26 GMT

Panalpina Egypt has moved its country head office and 100% of its Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding company to have its head office directly at the airport.

99%

99%

News   •   Aug 02, 2016 08:45 GMT

Would you be happy with 99%? Sure, the answer to that question depends on ‘99% of what?’ But in most cases you probably would be. Panalpina’s Air Freight team certainly was happy with 99%. Actually, they were delighted.

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Press releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to demand.

Beaming Bruno

Beaming Bruno

News   •   Jul 25, 2016 08:30 GMT

Bruno is pretty upbeat these days. A few weeks ago, he reached an agreement with Belgium-based medical device company IBA. Panalpina will soon be offering comprehensive value-added warehousing and global transportation services to IBA from its hub at Brussels Airport. For this purpose, a new 2,800 m2 facility is being built. Construction is about to begin.

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 05:00 GMT

In the first half of 2016, Panalpina demonstrated that it can compensate for contracting oil and gas business with organic growth in other sectors even as air and ocean freight markets declined. Adjusted for an oil and gas related restructuring provision, EBIT remained stable at CHF 60.8 million and consolidated profit increased slightly to CHF 47.9 million for the first six months of the year.

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 07:20 GMT

Cameron Kerr is supervising the construction of Panalpina’s giant new Logistics Manufacturing Services center at Dubai World Central Airport. 90% of the building has been constructed and completion is planned for mid-August. The 40,000 m2 facility will enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the MEAC region.

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

News   •   Jun 30, 2016 22:00 GMT

The new international box weighing rules for ocean freight are now in effect, stipulating that shippers of a packed container are responsible for determining and declaring the verified gross mass (VGM) per container prior to defined cut-off times. This brand-new infographic illustrates the process shippers have to follow, and explains how to determine VGM and submit the data to Panalpina.

Nicole brings it home

Nicole brings it home

News   •   Jun 23, 2016 11:15 GMT

It was a big night for Nicole and Panalpina. She has won Cardiff University’s ‘People’s Choice’ award for her work on Panalpina’s new inventory forecasting application ‘Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning’, in short ‘D2ID’. During a black-tie dinner at Cardiff University, the business innovation award was also officially handed over to Panalpina by Innovate UK.