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Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

News   •   Mar 09, 2016 14:50 GMT

Panalpina recently delivered an exceptionally large shipment of pharmaceutical products to Brazil. A cargo plane took off from Frankfurt airport carrying 187 pallets of temperature-sensitive cargo, destined for Brasília International Airport. The shipment was an urgent order from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.

Panalpina demonstrates high resilience in 2015

Panalpina demonstrates high resilience in 2015

Press Releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 06:00 GMT

In the year 2015, Panalpina's EBIT reached CHF 117.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 134.2 million or +15.0%) and consolidated profit CHF 88.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 100.6 million or +16.3%). While volumes in Air Freight and Ocean Freight dropped slightly below previous year levels, Logistics achieved the first positive EBIT result for the full year.

Panalpina’s Board of Directors nominates Peter Ulber to become Chairman; Stefan Karlen to succeed as CEO

Panalpina’s Board of Directors nominates Peter Ulber to become Chairman; Stefan Karlen to succeed as CEO

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2016 17:00 GMT

Panalpina’s board of directors has nominated Peter Ulber as the company’s new chairman for the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM). He would succeed Dr Rudolf W. Hug who has served as chairman since 2007 and does not stand for reelection due to the age limitation in the company’s bylaws. Stefan Karlen, currently regional CEO for Asia Pacific, has been designated to succeed Ulber as the next CEO.

Children like Kenny benefit from UNICEF's and Panalpina's aid in Burundi

Children like Kenny benefit from UNICEF's and Panalpina's aid in Burundi

News   •   Feb 24, 2016 09:00 GMT

Kenny is one of many children UNICEF and Panalpina had in mind when they flew 70 tons of vital medicines to Burundi in November of last year. Thanks to the joint action, Kenny was able to receive free medication and quickly recover when he became ill. Watch the behind the scenes slideshow of our relief flight to find out more on how the delivery of relief goods is making a difference in Burundi.

Last connect magazine dedicated to Africa

Last connect magazine dedicated to Africa

News   •   Feb 19, 2016 09:35 GMT

After more than 50 years, Panalpina’s connect magazine will be retired. The last issue of connect takes a look at the challenges and opportunities for doing business in Africa and how Panalpina is expanding its footprint on this continent. Africa aside, the ultimate edition of connect explains how Panalpina is exploring innovative ways to prepare for the future in a circular economy.

Panalpina wins Ocean Freight Services Award

Panalpina wins Ocean Freight Services Award

News   •   Feb 05, 2016 14:30 GMT

Panalpina World Transport in the UK has won the BIFA 2015 Ocean Freight Services Award.

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.

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School: successful research on lean inventories expanded to include 3D printing

Panalpina and Cardiff Business School: successful research on lean inventories expanded to include 3D printing

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2016 14:30 GMT

Three years ago, Panalpina and Cardiff University in Wales (UK), set out to search for the ‘hidden formula’ for lean inventories. This innovative partnership has allowed Panalpina to launch D2ID, a new inventory forecasting application.The co-innovation approach has been so successful, that the research is now being expanded to include new manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing.

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.

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.

Making the physical digital (Part II)

Making the physical digital (Part II)

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2016 15:45 GMT

Will the flow of information become more important than the flow of goods? Fact is, new modes of transport are not where the frontier of transportation lies. Digital transformation is. This blog post in two parts looks at five major trends that are shaping the freight forwarding and logistics industry – all of them linked to digital transformation.

Making the physical digital (Part I)

Making the physical digital (Part I)

Blog posts   •   Jan 27, 2016 08:35 GMT

Will the flow of information become more important than the flow of goods? Fact is, new modes of transport are not where the frontier of transportation lies. Digital transformation is. This blog post in two parts looks at five major trends that are shaping the freight forwarding and logistics industry – all of them linked to digital transformation.

Ready for Iran

Ready for Iran

News   •   Jan 18, 2016 08:00 GMT

In an interview with Lloyd's Loading List, regional CEO Peter Triebel explains why Panalpina is ready for Iran - and where it sees growth opportunities.

Panalpina continues to gain ground in climate disclosure program

Panalpina continues to gain ground in climate disclosure program

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2015 08:00 GMT

Panalpina has received its highest Carbon Disclosure Project supply chain program score to date, reaching a score of 94 points out of 100. Furthermore, during the UN Climate Talks in Paris earlier this month, it was announced that Panalpina is one of 114 international companies that have committed to set science-based emissions targets as part of a global effort to mitigate climate change.

Panalpina expands Logistics Manufacturing Services with Ericsson

Panalpina expands Logistics Manufacturing Services with Ericsson

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2015 13:00 GMT

Dubai has become the latest location where Panalpina offers Logistics Manufacturing Services to its customers. Rather than holding stock to cover every possible outcome, Panalpina assembles products from semi-knocked down (SKD) units to specific customer requirements at the last possible stage before shipping them to the end customer.

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 and JDA help customers increase asset velocity

Panalpina and JDA help customers increase asset velocity

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2015 08:25 GMT

Three years ago, Panalpina announced its intention to deploy a single warehouse management system (WMS) across all of its logistics facilities throughout the world. The roll-out of the RedPrairie – now JDA – WMS is progressing ahead of schedule thanks to Panalpina’s experts in all regions and a specially developed and unique fast deployment model.

Panalpina keeps consolidated profit stable

Panalpina keeps consolidated profit stable

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2015 05:00 GMT

Panalpina achieved a stable consolidated profit of CHF 69.3 million (currency adjusted: CHF 75.8 million or +9.5%) in the first nine months of 2015 as headwinds in oil and gas and a very soft air freight market persisted. Group gross profit decreased 6% to CHF 1,107.3 million (adjusted: CHF 1,177.0 million or 0%), while EBIT decreased 2% to CHF 92.4 million (adjusted: CHF 102.7 million or +9%).

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.