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How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

Blog posts   •   Aug 10, 2018 14:10 GMT

Panalpina was recently called in for help by one of its largest oil and gas customers in Angola to avoid a shutdown at one of their main offshore platforms. A critical cargo of specialized pipes, bundles and racks had had to be moved from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to Cabinda, Angola in a port-to-port operation, and Panalpina deployed its African Star to save the day.

Shipping a helideck to Argentina

Shipping a helideck to Argentina

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 07:00 GMT

Panalpina recently delivered the main components for the AM3 offshore platform of the Area Magallanes Incremental Project (PIAM in Spanish) from Texas in the US to Punta Quilla, Argentina. The move was commissioned by EPC Techint, which provides worldwide engineering, procurement, construction, operation and management for high complexity, large-scale projects.

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.

Multimodal heavy-lift moves: Panalpina offers hassle-free carrier solution

Multimodal heavy-lift moves: Panalpina offers hassle-free carrier solution

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2017 14:00 GMT

Panalpina has launched Panprojects Carrier. With the new carrier model Panalpina can oversee multimodal heavy-lift moves from fabrication to installation sites under one single contract that clearly governs all modes of transport. The legal framework reduces to an absolute minimum the commercial, technical and contractual risks that are inherent to the multimodal transport of project cargo.

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 09:15 GMT

​Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date. The company was awarded with a long-term contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes. Work has already begun.

On the Glen Lyon

On the Glen Lyon

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2017 09:00 GMT

The FPSO Glen Lyon is one of the biggest oil and gas production units ever made. During its tow from South Korea to Norway, up to 160 crew members representing 18 different nationalities worked and lived on board the Glen Lyon. But what is it like to work and live on a vessel that takes five minutes to walk from one end to the other? Panalpina talked to the captain to find out.

72 hours at each port

72 hours at each port

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2017 09:00 GMT

Between December 2015 and June 2016, the Glen Lyon traveled 15,600 nautical miles in total, traveling at an average speed of 6.4 knots first from South Korea to Norway and then onwards to its permanent location west of the Shetland Islands. Panalpina assisted BP with the tow of the FPSO Glen Lyon by taking charge of responsibilities such as material management, husbandry and ship agency services.

Not a ship

Not a ship

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

It looks like a ship, but technically it's not a ship. The FPSO Glen Lyon is a huge Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit used for the production and processing of hydrocarbons and for the storage of oil offshore. Read on to find out how Panalpina was involved in this major move from South Korea to Norway and watch the video to get an impression of the vessel’s dimensions. (Part 1 of 3)

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Blog posts   •   Dec 22, 2016 11:00 GMT

With the 76 ton subsea tree successfully loaded and secured in the hold beneath him, loadmaster Yrii Rudko’s job was done for now. Sitting in the cabin at the back of the An-124, seat belt fastened, he could feel how 400 tons of mighty flying equipment and cargo accelerated down runway 34 at Senai International Airport in Malaysia. This is part III of Panalpina's "Christmas tree" story.

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

Blog posts   •   Dec 21, 2016 07:00 GMT

It was a move to remember for life. Willi Tobler, Panalpina’s global head of transport engineering for Energy and Project Solutions talks in more detail about the challenges he and his team faced when a 76 ton subsea tree for an oil and gas customer had to be loaded onto an Antonov-124 in Malaysia. The tree’s final destination was on the seabed of a gas field located off the coast of Trinidad.

“Difficult, but still possible”

“Difficult, but still possible”

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2016 07:00 GMT

On the fourth loading attempt everything finally came into place and gone were the worry lines in the faces of everyone involved: The Christmas tree for the Caribbean was correctly positioned inside the aircraft. It had been inched past the most critical section right under the cockpit of the An-124, where the maximum vertical clearance is 4400 mm. Every single one of these millimeters was needed.

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 07:20 GMT

Cameron Kerr is supervising the construction of Panalpina’s giant new Logistics Manufacturing Services center at Dubai World Central Airport. 90% of the building has been constructed and completion is planned for mid-August. The 40,000 m2 facility will enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the MEAC region.

A short window for extra-long pipes

A short window for extra-long pipes

News   •   May 02, 2016 08:00 GMT

One of Panalpina’s oil and gas customers is currently engaged in a 15-year drilling program in Oman. The customer enlisted a big steel manufacturer, to supply 62 kilometers of gas pipeline to support the project. Fast track development meant the customer required longer than usual pipes. To ensure timely shipment of this irregular-shaped cargo, Panalpina’s expertise was called upon.

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.

Big cargo, small room for error

Big cargo, small room for error

Blog posts   •   Aug 18, 2015 09:00 GMT

Panalpina had to operate with a steady hand earlier this year as it assisted in the transportation of some very delicate cargo. For the Ichthys LNG Project, several large air cooled condensers (ACCs) were carefully lowered into place. With a very restrictive error margin, the team had to make sure the lifts were conducted with absolute precision.

Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi

Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2015 05:00 GMT

Panalpina is to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi, a highly respected family-owned company specializing in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics. The move is an important step in Panalpina’s continued strategic expansion in growth economies, in particular in the Middle East and Africa. Afifi has been Panalpina’s agent in Egypt for the last 20 years.

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.