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LATAM Cargo begins direct service between Bogotá and Panalpina's Huntsville gateway

LATAM Cargo begins direct service between Bogotá and Panalpina's Huntsville gateway

News   •   Dec 07, 2018 14:20 GMT

​For the first time in its history, LATAM Cargo flew a direct route between the cities of Bogotá, Colombia, and Huntsville, Alabama, United States. The new cargo-only route was opened on December 2, 2018, and will be operated once weekly. The new service marks an important milestone for Panalpina as the company continuously expands its Charter Network and the Perishables Network.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2018 17:27 GMT

The air freight peak season is around the corner and everyone is getting ready, but capacity alone will not save the day this year, smooth operations on the ground will be equally important.

Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa

Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 05:15 GMT

Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network to South Africa. The company is to acquire a majority stake in perishables specialist Skyservices. With the latest acquisition, Panalpina sets foot in a strategic market with its own presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The move will enable end-to-end solutions for perishables from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the USA.

Double-digit profitability growth for Panalpina

Double-digit profitability growth for Panalpina

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2018 05:00 GMT

Panalpina recorded a sound first half-year 2018 with sustained margins and double-digit profitability growth across the board. From January to June 2018, Panalpina increased EBIT from CHF 42.0 million to CHF 54.7 million and consolidated profit from CHF 29.9 million to CHF 36.1 million.

Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore

Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 14:45 GMT

Panalpina has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. Strategically located at Pioneer View, the facility offers 25,800 m2 of usable warehouse space, a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all six floors.

Air freight on steroids

Air freight on steroids

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2018 12:55 GMT

E-commerce is the fastest growing sector driving global air freight volumes. Panalpina's global head of Air Freight, Lucas Kuehner, explains Panalpina's approach to air freight for e-commerce, and what it takes to be successful in that business where nothing can go wrong - while making sure that regular air freight customers do not lose out on capacity come the peak season.

Panalpina Digital Hub launched to promote innovation in freight forwarding and logistics

Panalpina Digital Hub launched to promote innovation in freight forwarding and logistics

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 08:05 GMT

Panalpina has launched the Panalpina Digital Hub to embrace new technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain that have the potential to disrupt the business in the coming years. The new business unit is to explore innovative technologies, develop new digital solutions for customers, and engage with digital start-up companies.

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 17:05 GMT

Panalpina continues to expand its global Perishables Network in South America. The international freight forwarding and logistics company is to acquire Newport Cargo S.A., Argentina’s air freight market leader and perishables specialist. The acquisition is geared towards end-to-end solutions for perishables and will increase Panalpina’s foothold in Argentina and neighboring countries.

Panalpina joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance – BiTA

Panalpina joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance – BiTA

Press releases   •   May 22, 2018 12:00 GMT

Panalpina has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), a forum of leading tech and transportation companies for the development and implementation of blockchain standards in the freight industry. The company sees many advantages of blockchain technology for freight forwarding and logistics operations in general, but also for specific areas such as perishables in particular.