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.
New Panalpina customer portal: bringing the future of digital supply chain management to transport logistic in Munich
Press releases • Jun 03, 2019 13:00 GMT
Panalpina will present its new customer portal this week at transport logistic 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for logistics and supply chain management. Collaborative shipment management, fully-automated instant quotation and lane risk assessment make the portal unique in the industry. Interested parties can test the customer portal in Munich before it will be made available later this year.
News • May 24, 2019 08:15 GMT
A team of Panalpina IT developers from Basel and Lisbon will take a crack at creating solutions for better traceability and authentication within pharma product supply chains. They will take up the challenge to advance real-world blockchain solutions and join other competing teams at the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon being held from June 21 to 23, 2019 at the Trust Square blockchain hub in Zurich.
News • May 17, 2019 11:15 GMT
On May 14 Panalpina held the opening ceremony for its new 21,000 m2, 28-bay warehouse in Prague, Czechia. Two-thirds of the warehouse capacity is dedicated to MAHLE, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, headquartered in Germany.
News • May 16, 2019 13:55 GMT
A single shipment of pharmaceuticals is easily worth millions, so you want to make sure that temperature control and security are tight from beginning to end. With Panalpina’s lane risk assessments for over 2,500 trade lanes, customers get to see who can do what along the transport chain, where potential risks are and how they can be mitigated.
Press releases • May 09, 2019 15:50 GMT
At the annual general meeting (AGM) of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 9, 2019, 62.24% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority and Thomas E. Kern was elected as chairman of the board.
News • May 06, 2019 09:15 GMT
How would a fashion store in Europe ensure that it gets diverse goods from everyday apparel made in Shanghai to sports shoes made in Beijing in a fast and cost-efficient way? Panalpina’s brand new high-speed rail cargo service from China to Europe is proving to be a fast, economical and reliable version of a modern Shanghai express.
News • May 02, 2019 08:00 GMT
Straight from bagging Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for 11 sites in 2018, Panalpina expects to get over 10 sites certified to GDP in 2019. With currently 37 GDP-certified locations around the globe, the logistics provider is well-positioned to serve the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry with comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Press releases • May 01, 2019 07:00 GMT
Effective today, Newport Cargo has legally merged with Panalpina. The acquisition was completed in August 2018 and it has added tremendous value to Panalpina’s Perishables Network in expertise, customer base and business development.
Press releases • Apr 30, 2019 12:00 GMT
Panalpina achieved its best year ever in terms of employee health and safety and received top ratings for its environmental and corporate social responsibility programs. The 2018 Sustainability Report demonstrates Panalpina’s strong commitment to sustainability, the health and safety of its people and the prosperity of the communities where it operates.
Panalpina expands network in Colombia and Ecuador to become largest perishables player in Latin America
Press releases • Apr 24, 2019 15:30 GMT
Panalpina continues to expand its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of CargoMaster S.A. in Colombia, and its subsidiary, Laseair S.A., in Ecuador. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialized in the air freight export of perishables, mostly of flowers to the US.
News • Apr 24, 2019 09:00 GMT
From predictive analytics to drone technology, digital technologies are disrupting global supply chains and challenging logistics providers to up their game in shipment visibility and last-mile delivery. Ten startups had the opportunity to pitch their latest ideas at the LogTech Innovation Day, jointly organized by Panalpina and Plug and Play. Here’s a roundup of the event.
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.
Press releases • Apr 17, 2019 05:00 GMT
In the first three months of 2019, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved profitability compared to the same period of last year. Panalpina reported an EBIT of CHF 28.1 million (YTD 2018: CHF 24.4 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 19.2 million (YTD 2018: CHF 16.6 million).
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.
Press releases • Apr 15, 2019 12:00 GMT
Panalpina, the freight forwarding and logistics company that pioneered Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS), has stepped into the telecoms installation market after signing an agreement in Mexico with a large global telecoms network infrastructure company. With this, Panalpina has extended its LMS offering to include the installation of hardware and software for mobile network antennas.
Press releases • Apr 10, 2019 05:00 GMT
Panalpina’s board of directors proposes to elect Thomas E. Kern as chairman of the board at the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) to be held on May 9, 2019. Furthermore, the board of directors proposes that no dividend be paid out to shareholders in 2019.
Press releases • Apr 01, 2019 05:15 GMT
In light of the Exchange Offer launched by DSV for Panalpina today (see separate media release) Panalpina's board of directors, upon request of the Ernst Göhner Foundation, has resolved to postpone the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) scheduled for April 5, 2019, in Basel.