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Panalpina donates sixth UNICEF relief flight to Africa

Panalpina donates sixth UNICEF relief flight to Africa

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 08:30 GMT

Same as last year, Panalpina assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa to help children in South Sudan, where the humanitarian needs after years of conflict remain massive. A Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed last night in neighboring Uganda, carrying nearly 70 tons of supplies. The supplies will be trucked to South Sudan and distributed across the country as the dry season begins.

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 14:30 GMT

What is the best address in Weiterstadt? Hang on; you don’t know where Weiterstadt is? Well, as the name implies, Weiterstadt is a city (= Stadt) in Germany, right next to Darmstadt and a few kilometers south of Frankfurt Airport. Many would argue that Schloss Braunshardt is the best address in this city of 25,000 souls. The 18th century castle is undoubtedly a fine address, but...

Mission Possible: Getting aid to South Sudan’s children affected by war

Mission Possible: Getting aid to South Sudan’s children affected by war

News   •   Nov 30, 2018 07:30 GMT

Panalpina is assisting UNICEF for the sixth time by flying relief aid to Africa. The following report was written by journalist Peter Martell earlier this year and shows how getting aid to the people who need it most requires extreme efforts. The report also impressively illustrates how every ton of relief goods makes a big difference to thousands of people who often have not had aid for years.

Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

News   •   Nov 29, 2018 16:31 GMT

Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to enable more and improved services for its perishables customers in and out of the country.

Panalpina and Honeywell partner on new technology solutions

Panalpina and Honeywell partner on new technology solutions

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 16:15 GMT

Panalpina has entered into a strategic alliance with technology company Honeywell to enhance worker productivity, accuracy, and efficiency across its global distribution centers.

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2018 15:40 GMT

In a recent interview, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, and newly chaired honorary visiting professor at Cardiff Business School, talked to professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Panalpina Research Centre, about manufacturing and supply chain trends, Sino-US trade conflicts and who will be the ultimate winners in global logistics.

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 16:16 GMT

Everyone is talking about peak season, but this can mean different things. In his latest Quintessential installment, Quint Wilken, Global head of Air Freight Perishables, explains the difference between the general cargo peak season and the perishables peak seasons, and how they influence one another.

Panalpina announces that Peter Ulber will not stand for re-election as chairman of the board at the next Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2019

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2018 16:45 GMT

In line with the previously communicated commitment by the company to evaluate the governance of the current board composition, Panalpina announces that Peter Ulber will not stand for re-election as chairman of the board at the next Annual General Meeting on 9 May 2019.

Panalpina’s new logistics center in Singapore obtains GDP certification

Panalpina’s new logistics center in Singapore obtains GDP certification

News   •   Nov 15, 2018 14:00 GMT

Panalpina has obtained another Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, this time for its new logistics center in Singapore, where many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies have manufacturing facilities. The number of Panalpina locations globally with GDP certification now stands at 32.

Panalpina successfully issues a CHF 150 million bond

Panalpina successfully issues a CHF 150 million bond

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 17:00 GMT

Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd today successfully placed a CHF 150 million debut bond in the Swiss capital market.

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2018 12:25 GMT

Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:44 GMT

A car clinic is a market research instrument of the automotive industry where test vehicles are presented in a studio or a closed test track together with corresponding competitor models to gather feedback for final adjustments before product launch. Panalpina often transports top secret concept cars for the world’s leading automotive companies.

6,000 km overland shipment from China to Kyrgyzstan

6,000 km overland shipment from China to Kyrgyzstan

News   •   Nov 03, 2018 16:31 GMT

In barely 14 days, Panalpina completed a 6,000 km cross-border journey to deliver 125 tons of industrial equipment from Wuxi, a city near Shanghai, China, to Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, for Swiss-based Bühler Group.

Panalpina increases group profitability

Panalpina increases group profitability

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 05:00 GMT

In the first nine months of 2018, Panalpina increased group profitability compared to the same period of last year. From January to September, gross profit increased from CHF 1,024.8 million to CHF 1,116.2 million. Year-on-year, Panalpina’s EBIT increased from CHF 72.1 million to CHF 83.2 million and the consolidated profit increased from CHF 48.4 million to CHF 51.0 million.

New sustainability pact between Panalpina and CMA CGM

New sustainability pact between Panalpina and CMA CGM

Press releases   •   Oct 18, 2018 08:00 GMT

Panalpina, the world’s fourth biggest ocean freight forwarder by transport volumes, and CMA CGM, one of the world’s leading shipping groups, have signed a sustainability agreement aimed at reducing their respective carbon emissions by 2025. As of 2020, newbuild LNG-powered mega-vessels with a capacity of 22,000 twenty-foot containers (TEUs) will help achieve the environmental goals.

Food for Thought | embracing physical vs virtual disrupters

Food for Thought | embracing physical vs virtual disrupters

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2018 15:45 GMT

As part of his Food for Thought blog series, Colin Wells, Global Head of Industry Vertical Perishables, shares his views on physical vs. digital disruption and the implications on the perishables business.

Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation

Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 12:10 GMT

Panalpina brings to the market another industry first with the Less than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Freight hub in Cartagena, Colombia, which connects services in Europe, Asia and Latin America with Central America and the Caribbean. Operated entirely by Panalpina, this new development offers customers more than 30 new LCL services, reduced transit times and greater coverage.

Fresh focus | Why are flowers so special?

Fresh focus | Why are flowers so special?

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2018 15:49 GMT

Markus Fellmann, Regional Head of Perishables Americas, introduces his Fresh Focus LinkedIn series speaking of Ecuadorian roses and flower exports, packing and import markets.

Lubricating Shell’s supply chain in Singapore

Lubricating Shell’s supply chain in Singapore

News   •   Oct 02, 2018 10:49 GMT

Shell has awarded Panalpina a new warehouse management and distribution contract that will transform Shell’s supply chain in and out of Singapore into a full end-to-end operation. The new agreement with Shell goes in hand with Panalpina’s push for the further development of operations in Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

Air freight peak season: ready for take-off

Air freight peak season: ready for take-off

News   •   Sep 28, 2018 06:45 GMT

The 2018 air freight peak season is due to begin after Chinese Golden Week. Many trade lanes have already seen double-digit rate increases and further increases are expected. Panalpina has secured extra flights and ensured readiness on the ground and is also testing a new charter tool, which provides an overview of scheduled cargo flights and of all cargo aircraft available for chartering.