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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 expands Africa footprint

Panalpina expands Africa footprint

Press releases   •   Jan 19, 2015 07:39 GMT

​International freight forwarding and logistics company, Panalpina, has opened two new bases in Morocco and Kenya.

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Good cards for Cartagena and Panalpina’s LCL Ocean Freight hub

Good cards for Cartagena and Panalpina’s LCL Ocean Freight hub

News   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:00 GMT

Cartagena, Colombia’s premier port, is becoming increasingly important as a regional transportation hub. Last year, Panalpina set up the first ocean freight hub in Cartagena for Central and South American LCL (Less than Container Load) cargoes. The international freight forwarder also tops the Port of Cartagena’s import and export rankings.

Panalpina opens new warehouse in Prague for MAHLE

Panalpina opens new warehouse in Prague for MAHLE

News   •   May 17, 2019 11:15 GMT

On May 14 Panalpina held the opening ceremony for its new 21,000 m2, 28-bay warehouse in Prague, Czechia. Two-thirds of the warehouse capacity is dedicated to MAHLE, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, headquartered in Germany.

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.

New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere

New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere

News   •   Jan 25, 2019 08:43 GMT

The Panalpina Charter Network can now be easily accessed online. Panalpina’s new charter tool provides an up-to-date overview of scheduled cargo flights and of all cargo aircraft in the world – big and small – available for chartering on any given day. The charter tool features drag-and-drop origin and destination functionality, and shows current aircraft availability by geography and routes.

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How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:44 GMT

A car clinic is a market research instrument of the automotive industry where test vehicles are presented in a studio or a closed test track together with corresponding competitor models to gather feedback for final adjustments before product launch. Panalpina often transports top secret concept cars for the world’s leading automotive companies.

Rallying behind the makerspace movement

Rallying behind the makerspace movement

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2017 12:00 GMT

How often have you taken your car to the garage for a simple repair only to have to wait days or weeks for a spare part to arrive? We have all experienced the frustration, but now the answer is easy: We can simply make the part when we need it. Well, it isn't quite so easy, hurdles remain, but today we're basically able to manufacture a product where and when we want it, thanks to the makerspace.

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.

The keys to success

The keys to success

Blog posts   •   Oct 13, 2014 13:00 GMT

Huntsville International Airport. 7:38 PM. The rotor blades of a Robinson R44 spin into action, slicing the air in the dusk, as pilot Brian Coshatt is given clearance for take-off. On board: an urgent shipment for a car factory.