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Clean energy for 54,000 Australian homes with Downer

Clean energy for 54,000 Australian homes with Downer

News   •   Mar 15, 2018 10:45 GMT

Panalpina is involved in a series of projects that will help reshape Australia’s energy future. In 2017, leading integrated services company Downer awarded Panalpina with the Ross River Solar Farm contract. Panalpina will control shipping, customs clearance, inland transport, warehousing and site coordination for ocean freight from Asia and the USA.

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

Volker Boehringer to assume new strategic role within Panalpina

News   •   Mar 12, 2018 11:00 GMT

​Volker Boehringer, regional CEO for Europe and a member of the executive committee will assume the role global head of strategic customer developmentas of June 1, 2018. Boehringer will report directly to Karl Weyeneth, chief commercial officer, and will primarily focus on developing selected and strategically important customers that will drive and support Panalpina’s overall growth ambitions.

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Panalpina reports record year in Air Freight

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 06:00 GMT

Panalpina ended the year 2017 with strong Air Freight volumes and margins, while in the fourth quarter margin pressure continued to impact the financial results in Ocean Freight. For the full year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 82.0 million to CHF 103.3 million and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 52.3 million to CHF 57.5 million.

Cross-energy management for a balanced mix with thyssenkrupp

Cross-energy management for a balanced mix with thyssenkrupp

News   •   Mar 05, 2018 18:05 GMT

Renewables are an important part of the energy mix, and Panalpina is putting significant resources into the sector. Panalpina’s Energy and Project Solutions recently secured three key contracts to manage a total of six projects in Australia – five solar farms and a biomass power plant. The projects, including one by thyssenkrupp, will transform the renewable energy sector in the country.

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 08:55 GMT

Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables. Learn more and don't miss out on the new bonus video!

New member proposed for Panalpina’s board of directors

New member proposed for Panalpina’s board of directors

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2018 18:30 GMT

​Panalpina’s board of directors proposes to elect Sandra Emme as a new member of the board at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on May 8, 2018. She would succeed Chris Muntwyler who will not stand for re-election.

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

Predicting the future at the #BCX18 IoT hackathon

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 17:00 GMT

Panalpina is proud to have participated in the Logistics & Supply Chain 4.0 hack challenges at Bosch Connected Experience (#BCX18), the annual Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon by Bosch. An international team of eight developers and two hack coaches coming from Basel, Lisbon and Luxembourg used machine learning to predict the future.

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

IoT and supply chain: products will plan their own journey

Blog posts   •   Feb 22, 2018 15:15 GMT

Imagine a world in which products plan their own journeys around the globe. Panalpina and Bosch are working on the solution. In his keynote presentation during this year’s Bosch Connected World, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen, provided a public demonstration of how the latest IoT technologies in use and those being developed will shape tomorrow’s supply chains – IoT connected supply chains.

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2018 09:45 GMT

This year’s top Internet of Things (IoT) event is around the corner. Bosch Connected World will take place February 21-22 at STATION-Berlin. The purpose of the conference is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections needed to thrive in IoT. In the spirit of interconnectedness, we are sharing five stories that look at the present and future of IoT so that you can warm up to the event .

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

News   •   Feb 14, 2018 14:10 GMT

Panalpina Energy and Project Solutions executed another #MajorMove with two port-to-door shipments for one of Brazil’s leading ceramics makers. The move included ocean and overland transportation of an industrial mill and a hydraulic press from Genoa, Italy, to Paranaguá, one of the main gateways in southern Brazil, as well as the installation of both machines in Tijucas, Santa Catarina.

Superyacht logistics: where the clock ticks faster

Superyacht logistics: where the clock ticks faster

Blog posts   •   Feb 09, 2018 14:25 GMT

Panalpina supports Superyacht Supplies to delivery globally the rarest, most refined and most desirable food and drinks from every corner of the world. Primarily, Panalpina moves perishables, including meat, fish, caviar, dairy, fruits and vegetables, etc. but also dry food, wine and spirits and in fact anything else the yachts request, even bottled water, suntan lotion, and cleaning products.

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 10:00 GMT

Three long-standing agents of Panalpina are becoming full members of the company’s Perishables Network. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Panalpina and the agents Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan) have agreed to intensify their cooperation in order to create new end-to-end solutions for customers and expand the perishables business.

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 14:15 GMT

An Air Cargo World feature on forwarders and e-commerce in perishables saw Panalpina’s Colin Wells and Quint Wilken elaborate on the state of the sector. Wells said he embraces the Amazon/Whole Foods deal, "because the industry needs changing. Amazon will have their own solution, and therefore we believe that Panalpina will be well-positioned to actually offer solutions to non-Amazon retailers.”

From Mexico with love: frozen guacamole through Huntsville

From Mexico with love: frozen guacamole through Huntsville

News   •   Jan 31, 2018 10:50 GMT

Airlifting 42,000 kg of frozen guacamole from Mexico to the UK in ten shipments over a six-week period might seem odd. Why ship frozen food by air? If the customer was happy with having the product sent over six weeks, wouldn’t a single shipment by ocean be more reasonable?

5 articles about perishables that caught our attention in 2017

5 articles about perishables that caught our attention in 2017

Blog posts   •   Jan 25, 2018 09:00 GMT

Last year the world grew hungrier for fresh produce and the industry saw some very interesting trends and developments. Ahead of Fruit Logistica in Berlin, we looked back at the many stories on perishables that were published in 2017 and picked five that caught our attention in particular. Two are about blockchain, two about the cool chain and one, not too surprisingly about Amazon and e-commerce.

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture

Press releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 12:00 GMT

Al Rushaid is one of Saudi Aramco’s main suppliers and a large Saudi conglomerate which provides services through partnerships in many different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Pending regulatory approval, Panalpina will be tasked with managing the logistical aspects of Al Rushaid’s subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Belgium

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Belgium

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2017 06:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire the Belgian companies Adelantex and AD Handling, specialized in the handling of perishables imports in Brussels, Liège and Ostend. The move follows similar acquisitions in Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. This latest transaction involving Belgium’s market leader will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network and the company’s end-to-end offering.

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 08:30 GMT

​Panalpina once again assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa, this time to help children suffering in South Sudan. The country’s humanitarian crisis is a culmination of years of civil war compounded by famine and disease. A Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in neighboring Uganda, carrying nearly 80 tons of supplies.

Panalpina centralizes and expands Global Supply Chain Solutions offering

Panalpina centralizes and expands Global Supply Chain Solutions offering

Press releases   •   Dec 13, 2017 13:45 GMT

As part of its growth strategy, Panalpina has centralized its Supply Chain Solutions offering with plans to expand the existing team of experts and further invest in technology and infrastructure. Panalpina’s customers from across multiple industries will benefit from solutions that manage their supply chains from end-to-end and offer greater flexibility, customization, and visibility.

2017, the year when air freight took to new heights

2017, the year when air freight took to new heights

News   •   Dec 08, 2017 11:22 GMT

2017 has been an exceptional year for air freight. The market has developed a new dynamic characterized by tight transport capacity and high freight rates. Panalpina’s early prediction of a very busy peak season in the last quarter turned out to be correct. In October, Panalpina recorded its highest ever monthly Air Freight volumes, a record that was beaten only one month later in November.