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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.

Jewel in the Nile

Jewel in the Nile

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 12:26 GMT

Panalpina Egypt has moved its country head office and 100% of its Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding company to have its head office directly at the airport.

99%

99%

News   •   Aug 02, 2016 08:45 GMT

Would you be happy with 99%? Sure, the answer to that question depends on ‘99% of what?’ But in most cases you probably would be. Panalpina’s Air Freight team certainly was happy with 99%. Actually, they were delighted.

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Panalpina and Shapeways enter into strategic partnership for 3D printing

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 12:00 GMT

Panalpina and 3D printing company Shapeways have entered into a strategic partnership which will enable both companies to expand their digital manufacturing capabilities globally. Panalpina sees digital manufacturing and 3D printing as a perfect complement to its Logistics Manufacturing Services offering, giving customers the possibility to customize products and bring production closer to demand.

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.

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 05:00 GMT

In the first half of 2016, Panalpina demonstrated that it can compensate for contracting oil and gas business with organic growth in other sectors even as air and ocean freight markets declined. Adjusted for an oil and gas related restructuring provision, EBIT remained stable at CHF 60.8 million and consolidated profit increased slightly to CHF 47.9 million for the first six months of the year.

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.

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

News   •   Jun 30, 2016 22:00 GMT

The new international box weighing rules for ocean freight are now in effect, stipulating that shippers of a packed container are responsible for determining and declaring the verified gross mass (VGM) per container prior to defined cut-off times. This brand-new infographic illustrates the process shippers have to follow, and explains how to determine VGM and submit the data to Panalpina.

Nicole brings it home

Nicole brings it home

News   •   Jun 23, 2016 11:15 GMT

It was a big night for Nicole and Panalpina. She has won Cardiff University’s ‘People’s Choice’ award for her work on Panalpina’s new inventory forecasting application ‘Demand-Driven Inventory Dispositioning’, in short ‘D2ID’. During a black-tie dinner at Cardiff University, the business innovation award was also officially handed over to Panalpina by Innovate UK.

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.

Nicole needs you!

Nicole needs you!

News   •   Jun 07, 2016 14:30 GMT

Her family name is almost as complicated as the mathematics behind Panalpina’s new inventory forecasting application: Ayiomamitou. Nicole by first name and of Greek origin, she has spent most of her time in the past three years to search for the ‘hidden formula’ for lean inventories. Will her work with Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, win the ‘People’s Choice’ award? Vote for Nicole!

What P comes to mind when you hear Kyoto?

What P comes to mind when you hear Kyoto?

News   •   Jun 02, 2016 14:20 GMT

Protocol, most likely, as in the Kyoto Protocol. Well, now there is another P linked to Kyoto: Panalpina. Panalpina has opened a new office in Kyoto, western Japan, making it one of very few non-Japanese freight forwarding and logistics companies with its own office in this city, which has a unique culture and style of working.

A barrel of oil for a salmon

A barrel of oil for a salmon

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2016 09:15 GMT

It made the headlines earlier this year. For the first time ever, a standard farmed Norwegian salmon was worth more than a barrel of oil. While there is just one type of salmon exported from Norway, it comes in several sizes for different markets. In Taipei they normally make chops out of the salmon, so they order the bigger fish. The U.S. prefers the fillet as opposed to the whole fish.

Annual general meeting 2016 approves all board proposals

Annual general meeting 2016 approves all board proposals

Press Releases   •   May 10, 2016 16:00 GMT

At the annual general meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 10, 2016, 64.97% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority and Peter Ulber was confirmed as Panalpina’s new chairman of the board of directors.

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.

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.

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

News   •   Apr 22, 2016 08:30 GMT

Yes, Switzerland has a merchant fleet consisting of 49 ships. The fleet is the biggest among landlocked countries and one of the most modern in the world. With it, Switzerland has been crisscrossing international waters since 1941, when World War II escalated. The very first ship of the fleet was called Calanda and belonged to the Schweizerische Reederei AG, the former parent company of Panalpina.

Panalpina counters contracting oil and gas business

Panalpina counters contracting oil and gas business

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2016 05:00 GMT

Panalpina preserved profitability in the first quarter of 2016 despite the continued contraction of the global oil and gas business. The company reported an EBIT of CHF 24.0 million and a consolidated profit of CHF 17.3 million. In a continuously soft market, transport volumes grew in Air Freight but decreased in Ocean Freight. Logistics reported the fifth positive quarter on EBIT level.

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 reports on sustainability progress during 2015

Panalpina reports on sustainability progress during 2015

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2016 09:00 GMT

During 2015, Panalpina continued its commitment to reducing its environmental impact, with a focus on greenhouse gas emissions. At the UN Climate Talks in Paris held in December 2015, it was announced that Panalpina was one of over 100 international companies and the only logistics company so far to commit to set reduction targets as part of the Science Based Targets Initiative.