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Urban mobility: first aerial vehicle prototypes for aerospace group FACC transported

Urban mobility: first aerial vehicle prototypes for aerospace group FACC transported

News   •   Aug 27, 2019 09:30 GMT

Global freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is transporting some futuristic freight – autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) for moving people or goods efficiently in cities. Under a partnership between Austrian aerospace group FACC and Chinese technology company EHang, Panalpina transported the first prototypes by air freight, also taking care of customs brokerage and last-mile delivery.

Consolidated shipments now faster from China to Europe with Panalpina’s direct rail service

Consolidated shipments now faster from China to Europe with Panalpina’s direct rail service

News   •   May 06, 2019 09:15 GMT

How would a fashion store in Europe ensure that it gets diverse goods from everyday apparel made in Shanghai to sports shoes made in Beijing in a fast and cost-efficient way? Panalpina’s brand new high-speed rail cargo service from China to Europe is proving to be a fast, economical and reliable version of a modern Shanghai express.

Swiss insurer Baloise relies on Panalpina’s Trans-Siberian route

Swiss insurer Baloise relies on Panalpina’s Trans-Siberian route

News   •   Mar 05, 2019 16:18 GMT

The insurance company Baloise Group has chosen Panalpina’s tried and tested Trans-Siberian rail service to transport more than 3,400 editions of its new board game from Shanghai, China to its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

Lower sulfur limits: Panalpina actively helping customers deal with supply chain impact

Lower sulfur limits: Panalpina actively helping customers deal with supply chain impact

News   •   Jan 17, 2019 17:15 GMT

Panalpina is ready to support Ocean Freight customers in dealing with higher costs and potential disruptions as a result of the lower sulfur limits. Already this year, cargo owners will feel the impact of new rules on ship emissions coming into force. From 2020, the sulfur content of bunker fuels will be reduced to 0.5 percent, compared to 3.5 percent now in most parts of the world.

Panalpina surpasses 1 million tons of Air Freight in 2018

Panalpina surpasses 1 million tons of Air Freight in 2018

News   •   Dec 19, 2018 14:40 GMT

Christmas came early this year for Panalpina’s Air Freight department in the form of another transport record.

6,000 km overland shipment from China to Kyrgyzstan

6,000 km overland shipment from China to Kyrgyzstan

News   •   Nov 03, 2018 16:31 GMT

In barely 14 days, Panalpina completed a 6,000 km cross-border journey to deliver 125 tons of industrial equipment from Wuxi, a city near Shanghai, China, to Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, for Swiss-based Bühler Group.

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.

Move over Mo Salah: Egypt has a new dazzling star

Move over Mo Salah: Egypt has a new dazzling star

News   •   Aug 08, 2018 15:45 GMT

Around the same size as 4,000 football pitches, Benban Solar Park in Egypt will be the biggest solar power installation in the world when it opens. In line with its efforts in the renewables sector, Panalpina will bring in its global expertise in capital projects to deliver the plant’s components and panels.

The art of logistics

The art of logistics

News   •   Apr 23, 2018 09:00 GMT

Ballett Zürich was invited to perform Anna Karenina as a high profile guest at the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), which took place from February 23 to March 24, 2018. Opernhaus Zürich, home to the company, tasked Panalpina with the transportation of all its theatrical equipment, including stage setting and costumes, from Zurich to Hong Kong.

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.

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.

Mangoes & Co go direct

Mangoes & Co go direct

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 14:45 GMT

In an interview with Air Cargo Week, Panalpina’s Conrad Archer and Colin Wells elaborated on the perishables peak season ahead, rising demand in Asia Pacific and China in particular, the renaissance of fruit and vegetables in Kenya and elsewhere, and Panalpina’s investments. They also addressed the trend of direct shipments and e-commerce, as well as Qatar’s appetite for Kenyan mangoes.

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.

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.

Cargolux powered by Panalpina

Cargolux powered by Panalpina

News   •   Aug 25, 2016 16:12 GMT

Cargolux has added a ‘Powered by Panalpina’ slogan to the livery of one of its Boeing 747-Fs and yesterday unveiled the freshly decorated plane in Luxembourg when Panalpina’s aircraft (Spirit of Panalpina) was at the airport simultaneously.

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

News   •   Aug 22, 2016 13:31 GMT

Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, is now home to Panalpina’s latest venture in Asia. The new office became operational in August, providing global and local customers with air freight and ocean freight services, customer brokerage, in-land transportation, cross-border trucking (with Vietnam and Thailand), Container Freight Station consolidation, and warehousing and storage services.

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.

Saying it with flowers

Saying it with flowers

News   •   Feb 04, 2016 11:00 GMT

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, vast numbers of flowers will shortly be offered and cherished. Panalpina Airflo organizes over 2,000 tons of fresh-cut roses from Kenya to Europe in the days running up to Valentine’s Day. The video and extract from a recent interview show how we ensure that fresh cut flowers arrive perfectly at their destination.

A sea of containers

A sea of containers

News   •   Feb 02, 2016 11:45 GMT

36 Million 20-foot containers were moved through the port of Shanghai in 2015. In the world’s biggest port, the very physical nature of international trade is apparent like nowhere else. Globally, 130 million containers are shipped across the seas year after year – of which Panalpina handled 1.6 million for its customers in 2014. Daryl Ridgway is Panalpina’s new global head of Ocean Freight.