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Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 05:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, Panalpina takes another significant step in building its global Perishables Network and offering complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.

Super Sacks superbly timed

Super Sacks superbly timed

News   •   Sep 13, 2017 12:00 GMT

Panalpina has recently helped Cabot Corporation, a leading global performance materials and specialty chemicals company based in the USA, to deliver around 260 tons of carbon black from its production facility in Italy to the end customer’s tire-manufacturing plant in Thailand within eight days.

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 15:00 GMT

Panalpina’s hub at Luxembourg Airport has been officially licensed by Certisys to handle organic fruits and vegetables. With Luxembourg (Certisys) and Amsterdam (SKAL), Panalpina now has two airport locations in Europe that are licensed for the handling of organic perishables. Both are directly connected to the tarmac, ensuring the shortest possible route between aircraft and transit storage.

Busy skies in 2017

Busy skies in 2017

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 13:45 GMT

The summer period is usually a calmer time for air freight – but not this year. The strong market development with high volumes will likely continue for the rest of the year, further widening the gap between demand and supply. “The challenges are manifold, but we haven taken action to secure extra capacities to meet the growing demand,” says Marc van Dommele, regional head of Air Freight Europe.

Panalpina rolls out new IT platform in Germany

Panalpina rolls out new IT platform in Germany

Press releases   •   Jun 12, 2017 15:45 GMT

Panalpina continues to upgrade its new operational IT platform and is in the middle of its roll-out in Germany. Ocean Freight is currently the prime focus and will be followed by Air Freight. Germany is already handling the highest number of transactions on the new platform. Panalpina’s new transport management system will secure significant operational benefits.

Catch a train in China

Catch a train in China

News   •   May 24, 2017 08:50 GMT

Increasingly, cargo catches a train in China and then travels more than 9,000 km to Europe. Over the last few years, rail services that link Asia with Europe have become an important alternative to air and ocean freight transportation. From 2014 to 2016, Panalpina’s rail volumes from China to Europe tripled and many major shippers now transport sizeable volumes by rail.

Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark

Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark

Press releases   •   May 03, 2017 05:00 GMT

As part of its global growth strategy, Panalpina has acquired Carelog, a Danish freight forwarding and logistics company with a strong foothold in ocean freight and roots in the western part of Denmark. Carelog and Panalpina complement each other ideally in terms of geography, product strengths and customer mix.

Panalpina’s new IT Center of Excellence in Lisbon to act as business enabler

Panalpina’s new IT Center of Excellence in Lisbon to act as business enabler

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 12:00 GMT

In the heart of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon, Panalpina has opened a new IT Center of Excellence where a growing number of highly qualified software engineers and other IT specialists are developing business critical IT solutions for customers of the international freight forwarding and logistics company.

Multifaceted

Multifaceted

News   •   Dec 05, 2016 08:30 GMT

The Port House in Antwerp with its distinct buildings and triangular facets epitomizes the growth and strategic location of the Port of Antwerp. The Belgian box port is the second busiest in Europe, nestled in a region that boasts one of Europe’s best multimodal infrastructures. Only 500 m away, still within the port, Panalpina is turning its warehouse into a GDP certified pharma center.

Separate bedrooms

Separate bedrooms

News   •   Nov 30, 2016 08:45 GMT

At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Panalpina now operates two facilities, separated by a runway. One is dedicated exclusively to healthcare products, the other to perishables and general cargo. It's like having two bedrooms in a marriage, separated by a long corridor with lots of shiny lights on the sides. An odd idea, you may say, but it can actually make perfect sense (and save marriages).

Beaming Bruno

Beaming Bruno

News   •   Jul 25, 2016 08:30 GMT

Bruno is pretty upbeat these days. A few weeks ago, he reached an agreement with Belgium-based medical device company IBA. Panalpina will soon be offering comprehensive value-added warehousing and global transportation services to IBA from its hub at Brussels Airport. For this purpose, a new 2,800 m2 facility is being built. Construction is about to begin.

E-commerce has never been more enticing

E-commerce has never been more enticing

Blog posts   •   Jun 13, 2016 08:25 GMT

Tying in with a exclusive article in Lloyd’s Loading List about Panalpina’s new e-commerce platform, Peter Szabados elaborates on who can benefit from the company's new global end-to-end e-commerce solution. Offered in partnership with Intershop, a leading German provider of omni-channel e-commerce services for B2C and B2B, the solution is highly scalable, flexible and modular.

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

News   •   Apr 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Brussels is Panalpina’s first station to have obtained IATA's CEIV Pharma certificate, which is becoming the benchmark for air freight related cross-dock operations for healthcare products. After Belgium’s Federal Agency of Medical and Health Products (FAMHP), IATA is the second organization to have certified Panalpina Brussels from a healthcare perspective.

Panalpina expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering

Panalpina expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2016 10:00 GMT

Less than Container Load (LCL) services are an important tool for shippers to optimize their international supply chains. Expanding and improving the global LCL network therefore remains a key priority for Panalpina and it now offers four sailings per week from Shanghai to Singapore, an industry first, and two new exclusive services from Egypt to Singapore and from India to Switzerland via Italy.

Panalpina reaches important milestone in IT project

Panalpina reaches important milestone in IT project

Press releases   •   Feb 01, 2016 14:55 GMT

Panalpina reached an important milestone in the implementation of its new operational IT platform. Singapore and Switzerland were the first countries to go live with the latest version of the SAP® Transportation Management application. Numerous customer shipments in December and January 2016 have demonstrated that the software is ready to be rolled out further.

Panalpina flies UNICEF relief to Burundi

Panalpina flies UNICEF relief to Burundi

Press releases   •   Nov 27, 2015 11:30 GMT

For the third consecutive year, UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces to fly much-needed relief goods to an African country where a recurring crisis is taking a heavy toll on society and its weakest members: children. In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Burundi with 70 tons of primary medical care goods on board.

Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group

Panalpina to acquire Airflo, a specialized freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables, from Dutch Flower Group

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2015 06:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire a majority stake in Airflo, a company based in Kenya and the Netherlands specialized in the export handling of flowers and vegetables. Airflo is part of Dutch Flower Group (DFG), the world’s largest flower and plant trader. The acquisition reflects Panalpina’s continued expansion in Africa and its increasing focus on the perishables business.

Panalpina moves into Myanmar

Panalpina moves into Myanmar

Press releases   •   Sep 15, 2015 13:30 GMT

A new era is dawning in Myanmar after the establishment of a civilian government in 2011. At the crossroads between India, China and South East Asia, the country is starting to invest in infrastructure and realize its potential. Switzerland-based international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has now opened its own office to provide its services to the up-and-coming economy.

Panalpina adds freighter calls in Baku, Azerbaijan

Panalpina adds freighter calls in Baku, Azerbaijan

Press releases   •   Apr 27, 2015 07:00 GMT

Panalpina is adding calls in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, as part of its long-term strategy to expand and optimize its controlled air freight network. Scheduled charters that are operated by Silk Way West Airlines and fly between Luxembourg and Shanghai now call in Baku four times per week.