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New office in Indianapolis USA

New office in Indianapolis USA

Press releases   •   May 19, 2016 08:34 CEST

DSV has opened a brand new office in Indianapolis where neither DSV nor UTi has been represented before.

A barrel of oil for a salmon

A barrel of oil for a salmon

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2016 11:15 CEST

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 18:00 CEST

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.

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

Brussels remains important hub for pharmaceutical shipments

News   •   Apr 26, 2016 14:00 CEST

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.

Air Cargo News’ choice for Freight Forwarder of the Year

Air Cargo News’ choice for Freight Forwarder of the Year

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 14:58 CEST

At the 2016 Cargo Airline of the Year awards: On Saturday 23 April, at the prize-giving ceremony in the Lancaster London Hotel , DSV was presented with the prestigious Freight Forwarder of the Year Award.

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

Landlocked but with a merchant fleet

News   •   Apr 22, 2016 10:30 CEST

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 07:00 CEST

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 12:00 CEST

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.

Brazil Wings celebrates successful first year

Brazil Wings celebrates successful first year

News   •   Mar 23, 2016 15:55 CET

With the Brazil Wings service, Panalpina offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the U.S. The many benefits of this and many other services will again be presented at Intermodal South America. Since Brazil Wings launched in 2015, customers have mostly used it for high-tech products, heavy machines and equipment for agriculture, chemicals as well as aerospace and consumer goods.

Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment

News   •   Mar 09, 2016 15:50 CET

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’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 18:00 CET

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 10:00 CET

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. 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 10:35 CET

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 15:30 CET

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 12:00 CET

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 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 15:30 CET

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 12:45 CET

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 15:55 CET

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 16:45 CET

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 09:35 CET

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.