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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.

Panalpina celebrates 80th anniversary in Italy

Panalpina celebrates 80th anniversary in Italy

News   •   Sep 26, 2018 08:20 GMT

Panalpina celebrated 80 years of operations in Italy. The international provider of supply chain solutions flew in its Boeing 747-8F for an exclusive event at Milan’s Malpensa Airport. Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen talked about the importance of air freight for Italy and Panalpina, the need for speed for the Italian high fashion industry, and Panalpina’s unique Charter Network.

Panalpina IT team wins coveted European award

Panalpina IT team wins coveted European award

News   •   Sep 25, 2018 06:35 GMT

IT strategy and planning team wins second award of the year whilst also ensuring transparency in future software compliance audits

Quintessential | Why and how we fly perishables, to begin with

Quintessential | Why and how we fly perishables, to begin with

Blog posts   •   Sep 16, 2018 16:48 GMT

More and more consumers across the world seek fresh, high-quality products, and local producers are stepping in to meet the rising international appetite. In the first entry of his Quintessential blog series, Quint Wilken, Panalpina's global head of Air Freight perishables, speaks of how Panalpina’s growing perishables business reflects global demand.

Colin’s Food for Thought | Hong Kong – London – Quito

Colin’s Food for Thought | Hong Kong – London – Quito

Blog posts   •   Sep 11, 2018 06:34 GMT

In the second installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of the highlights of Asia Fruit Logistica 2018, where e-commerce was a hot topic, as he embarks on a journey to Quito for the next stop in the perishables tour: Agriflor and Expoflor Ecuador.

Panalpina enlarges its Executive Board

Panalpina enlarges its Executive Board

Press releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 16:50 GMT

Panalpina today announced that it is enlarging the company’s Executive Board, to include its three core products: Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics.

Peruvian asparagus and customer experience: adaptation, inclusion and success

Peruvian asparagus and customer experience: adaptation, inclusion and success

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2018 22:00 GMT

Adaptation and inclusion can create something new and wonderful, from exports to customer experience. Peru began exporting asparagus in 1987. Today, it is one of the world’s leading exporters of the non-native crop and home to Panalpina’s first female managing director in the Americas.

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2018 15:34 GMT

The perishables trade between China and Peru has a long history of cultural exchange dating back to the 19th century. And this trade is expected to increase in line with China’s growing appetite for fresh produce. Year-to-date and compared to the entire year of 2017, Panalpina alone has already tripled perishables exports from Peru to China.

Colin’s Food for Thought | On my way to Asia Fruit Logistica

Colin’s Food for Thought | On my way to Asia Fruit Logistica

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2018 16:37 GMT

Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, introduces his blog "Colin's Food for Thought" and speaks of product empathy and his expectations for Asia Fruit Logistica 2018.

Interview: Luca Graf explains the Panalpina Digital Hub

Interview: Luca Graf explains the Panalpina Digital Hub

News   •   Aug 29, 2018 12:50 GMT

The Digital Hub is tasked with exploring disruptive technologies and developing new digital solutions for customers as well as realizing business opportunities for Panalpina. In an interview with innoFRAtor, a platform by Fraport, Air Cargo News and German publication DVZ, Panalpina’s Luca Graf explains the reasons for setting up the new business unit and how it can add value for customers.

Delivering 64 tons of cheese to Bahrain

Delivering 64 tons of cheese to Bahrain

News   •   Aug 28, 2018 09:00 GMT

How Panalpina ships frozen cheddar cheese to Bahrain, voted the best country in the world for expats in 2017