The Port House in Antwerp with its distinct buildings and triangular facets epitomizes the growth and strategic location of the Port of Antwerp. The Belgian box port is the second busiest in Europe, nestled in a region that boasts one of Europe’s best multimodal infrastructures. Only 500 m away, still within the port, Panalpina is turning its warehouse into a GDP certified pharma center.
Shortlisted and high-flying
Panalpina was delighted to win the Air Freight Solutions Provider of the Year award at the Global Freight Awards 2016. The winning submission, made by Panalpina UK and Ireland, showcased Panalpina’s pioneering role in paperless freight, its capabilities in temperature-controlled shipments, and its impressive volume growth particularly with perishables and pharmaceuticals.
At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, Panalpina now operates two facilities, separated by a runway. One is dedicated exclusively to healthcare products, the other to perishables and general cargo. It's like having two bedrooms in a marriage, separated by a long corridor with lots of shiny lights on the sides. An odd idea, you may say, but it can actually make perfect sense (and save marriages).
Exclusive distributor rights for Westlake tyres in Scandinavia
DSV has come to an agreement with ZC Rubber Group Co. Ltd. and Pneuhage Company Group for the exclusive distributor rights to sell Westlake tyres in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
'Lean' is a culture, not a tool. This is the first of Pía's five take-home messages for successfully putting lean principles into action in a company outside the manufacturing industry. Read on to find out what the other four are. Pía also answers the question if a lean program can be deployed in a plug & play fashion or if it needs to be customized to suit a company’s needs.
DSV Road North America
Following the acquisition of UTi Worldwide, DSV Road has now been established in North America with two business units: DSV Road Inc. (handling brokerage and 3PL activities) and DSV Road Transport (handling carrier and asset based activities).
Stable profits in a challenging market environment
In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase of EBIT and consolidated profit (adjusted for one-offs). EBIT reached CHF 93.6 million and the consolidated profit CHF 72.6 million. Against the backdrop of receding markets in air and ocean freight, volumes increased by 9% in Air Freight but decreased by 9% in Ocean Freight. Logistics continued positively on the EBIT level.
"As far as I'm concerned, there’s no separation between IT and business"
In this interview, Panalpina's CIO Ralf Morawietz explains why he believes the separation between IT and business is artificial and why he wants to close the gap. He also talks about the implementation of the company's new operational system SAP TM, big data, visibility in the supply chain and what he likes about his job. The original interview appeared in the Swiss IT trade publication Netzwoche.
Panalpina opens new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre with Cardiff Business School
Panalpina and Cardiff Business School have strengthened their partnership with the launch of a new Logistics Manufacturing Research Centre. The center will conduct leading research into the fields of distributed manufacturing, 3D printing, the circular economy and the impact of digital manufacturing on global supply chains. The new center has already secured its first research grant.
Switching to growth
At the Capital Markets Day 2016 in Amsterdam, the company's senior management demonstrated how Panalpina has taken risk out of the business and laid the foundations for future growth. Growth was the main theme of the afternoon presentations. Four deep-dive sessions focused on “Ocean Freight and Productivity”, “Sales Growth”, “Air Freight and Perishables” as well as “Logistics and Innovation”.
DSV establishes Solutions division in North America
With the acquisition of UTi, DSV gained substantial Solutions (Contract Logistics) activities in North America. As a result, we have now established a Solutions division in North America.