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Making way for Harmony

Making way for Harmony

News   •   Apr 04, 2018 13:45 GMT

Panalpina recently completed the move of the artwork ∞Harmony (一團和氣) by renowned Chinese cross-media artist Wang Kaifang, in a 1,600 km operation from Nanjing to Macau, where he was invited to display his work by prominent high-fashion designer Guo Pei.

A royal visit

A royal visit

News   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:30 GMT

Panalpina and Dutch authorities gave a Jordanian delegation, headed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, a guided tour of ground-handling operations at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The program highlighted Europe’s third largest cargo gateway and an innovative logistics model that works fast even when dealing with fresh produce. Topics covered were inspections, security, customs, speed and efficiency.

GDP-certified for the safe handling, storage and distribution of drugs

GDP-certified for the safe handling, storage and distribution of drugs

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 13:30 GMT

Many pharmaceutical companies require that Panalpina's business units that handle their products are certified according to Good Distribution Practice (GDP), a set of guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. Today, 70 Panalpina business units around the world are GDP-compliant. Out of these locations, 30 are GDP-certified and this number is on the increase.

Panalpina globally certified to new standard ISO 9001:2015

Panalpina globally certified to new standard ISO 9001:2015

News   •   Mar 19, 2018 16:45 GMT

Committed to high-quality service for its customers: Panalpina recently completed an audit by the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS, that recommended it for certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality standard as well as for recertification to ISO 14001:2015 Environment and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

A taste for less waste

A taste for less waste

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 13:00 GMT

The purchase of a product often marks the end of a supply chain. But increasingly consumers are questioning the traditional linear process of “take, make, dispose”, demanding that manufacturers and retailers ensure that they reduce or eliminate waste. In the circular economy, logistics companies play an important role in extending the life of products through reuse, remanufacturing and recycling.

Prevention is better than cure

Prevention is better than cure

News   •   Nov 23, 2017 09:30 GMT

In an increasingly digital and automated freight forwarding environment, Panalpina is using Validaide, an open online platform it has co-developed, to qualify its key suppliers. The recently launched tool is already live in the first Panalpina business units, with all the remaining business units scheduled to go live by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

More space for more opportunities in Prague

More space for more opportunities in Prague

News   •   Nov 06, 2017 13:30 GMT

​Panalpina has grown fast in Czechia the last few years. To keep pace with demand, the company decided to consolidate its three warehouses into one facility of almost 7,000 m2 within the modern logistics center in Pavlov, close to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Moving to this strategic location allows Panalpina to distribute shipments to customers across Europe and the globe more efficiently.

The skies are running hot

The skies are running hot

News   •   Oct 27, 2017 08:15 GMT

​With the air freight peak season picking up, the skies are getting busier by the hour. Already in September, Panalpina’s global head of Air Freight, Lucas Kuehner, in an interview singled out HKG to LAX as one key lane where capacity would get even tighter. One month later, the scenario is a reality: “We are running at full capacity but will always find a solution for our customers."

#IcarusTrip: neutrino hunter on the move

#IcarusTrip: neutrino hunter on the move

News   •   Oct 25, 2017 10:00 GMT

​Looking for one of the smallest particles – neutrinos – requires not only international cooperation but also quite a huge piece of scientific equipment. Panalpina recently helped to move one from CERN in Switzerland to Fermilab at the University of Chicago, where it arrived at the end of July 2017. It was a closely watched voyage.

Rise and shine

Rise and shine

News   •   Oct 11, 2017 13:00 GMT

Panalpina was recently contracted by Salini Impregilo (ISJV), a leading global construction firm, to transport the two main towers of a new rail bridge for Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project. Transport for NSW, the authority that manages the transport services in the state of New South Wales, Australia and owns the project, tasked ISJV to build the bridge.

24 hours – a matter of perspective

24 hours – a matter of perspective

News   •   Sep 26, 2017 15:26 GMT

24 hours can seem endless when a hurricane passes over you. The people of Saint Martin had to live through this experience on Wednesday, September 6, as Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean island causing widespread devastation. The category 5 storm left the island’s residents isolated and in desperate need for aid, and Panalpina was called to help.