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Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation

Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 14:10 CEST

Panalpina brings to the market another industry first with the Less than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Freight hub in Cartagena, Colombia, which connects services in Europe, Asia and Latin America with Central America and the Caribbean. Operated entirely by Panalpina, this new development offers customers more than 30 new LCL services, reduced transit times and greater coverage.

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2018 17:34 CEST

The perishables trade between China and Peru has a long history of cultural exchange dating back to the 19th century. And this trade is expected to increase in line with China’s growing appetite for fresh produce. Year-to-date and compared to the entire year of 2017, Panalpina alone has already tripled perishables exports from Peru to China.

Colombia: Panalpina Bogotá obtains GDP certification

Colombia: Panalpina Bogotá obtains GDP certification

News   •   Aug 27, 2018 17:20 CEST

​Panalpina Bogotá has been certified according to WHO Good Distribution Practice (GDP), an important international standard for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. The business unit in Bogotá is Panalpina's 31st location globally to obtain such an important certification for the healthcare industry.

Panalpina Celebrates 50 Years of Operations in Peru

Panalpina Celebrates 50 Years of Operations in Peru

News   •   Aug 17, 2018 11:30 CEST

Panalpina, the Swiss logistics and freight forwarding company, is celebrating 50 years of operations in Peru.

Panalpina Heliship celebrates 25 years of service and announces a new head

Panalpina Heliship celebrates 25 years of service and announces a new head

News   •   Aug 14, 2018 16:45 CEST

Swiss logistics and freight forwarding company has been delivering helicopters for a quarter of a century

Guac’s going on? The rise and pitfalls of the avocado

Guac’s going on? The rise and pitfalls of the avocado

Blog posts   •   Aug 07, 2018 16:00 CEST

The difficulty facing avocado farmers, and the rise in the popularity of the fruit.

Air freight on steroids

Air freight on steroids

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2018 14:55 CEST

E-commerce is the fastest growing sector driving global air freight volumes. Panalpina's global head of Air Freight, Lucas Kuehner, explains Panalpina's approach to air freight for e-commerce, and what it takes to be successful in that business where nothing can go wrong - while making sure that regular air freight customers do not lose out on capacity come the peak season.

Panalpina at the G7 value retention workshop in Montreal

Panalpina at the G7 value retention workshop in Montreal

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2018 17:00 CEST

Under the scope of Canada’s G7 Presidency in 2018, and following the group leaders’ summit in Charlevoix earlier this month, Panalpina was invited to participate with a supply chain perspective in the G7 value retention policies workshop on advancing remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse. The event was held at the Panoramic Hall of the Montreal Science Centre on 21-22 June.

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 19:05 CEST

Panalpina continues to expand its global Perishables Network in South America. The international freight forwarding and logistics company is to acquire Newport Cargo S.A., Argentina’s air freight market leader and perishables specialist. The acquisition is geared towards end-to-end solutions for perishables and will increase Panalpina’s foothold in Argentina and neighboring countries.

Shipping a helideck to Argentina

Shipping a helideck to Argentina

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 09:00 CEST

Panalpina recently delivered the main components for the AM3 offshore platform of the Area Magallanes Incremental Project (PIAM in Spanish) from Texas in the US to Punta Quilla, Argentina. The move was commissioned by EPC Techint, which provides worldwide engineering, procurement, construction, operation and management for high complexity, large-scale projects.

Panalpina is CTPAT re-validated by the US Customs and Border Protection

Panalpina is CTPAT re-validated by the US Customs and Border Protection

News   •   May 28, 2018 14:30 CEST

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) carried out an audit and re-validation of Panalpina’s CTPAT standing as a consolidator and broker. CTPAT is a public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain.

Panalpina launches scheduled flights to Querétaro, Mexico

Panalpina launches scheduled flights to Querétaro, Mexico

News   •   May 18, 2018 09:45 CEST

As of today, May 18, 2018, Panalpina has added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) in Mexico to the “Speedy” loop of its Charter Network, which also connects Mexico City (MEX) and Guadalajara (GDL) with Panalpina’s air freight gateway in Huntsville (HSV), Alabama. Panalpina is the only freight carrier to serve three international airports with scheduled flights within and out of Mexico.

DSV opens first office in Panama

DSV opens first office in Panama

Press releases   •   May 16, 2018 11:12 CEST

Today, 16 May 2018, we open the doors to our new office in Panama City, an important hub for Central America and the Caribbean, not least due to free zones.

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 12:20 CEST

If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

Ship, grind and press – ceramics in the making

News   •   Feb 14, 2018 15:10 CET

Panalpina Energy and Project Solutions executed another #MajorMove with two port-to-door shipments for one of Brazil’s leading ceramics makers. The move included ocean and overland transportation of an industrial mill and a hydraulic press from Genoa, Italy, to Paranaguá, one of the main gateways in southern Brazil, as well as the installation of both machines in Tijucas, Santa Catarina.

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:00 CET

Three long-standing agents of Panalpina are becoming full members of the company’s Perishables Network. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Panalpina and the agents Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan) have agreed to intensify their cooperation in order to create new end-to-end solutions for customers and expand the perishables business.

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 15:15 CET

An Air Cargo World feature on forwarders and e-commerce in perishables saw Panalpina’s Colin Wells and Quint Wilken elaborate on the state of the sector. Wells said he embraces the Amazon/Whole Foods deal, "because the industry needs changing. Amazon will have their own solution, and therefore we believe that Panalpina will be well-positioned to actually offer solutions to non-Amazon retailers.”

From Mexico with love: frozen guacamole through Huntsville

From Mexico with love: frozen guacamole through Huntsville

News   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:50 CET

Airlifting 42,000 kg of frozen guacamole from Mexico to the UK in ten shipments over a six-week period might seem odd. Why ship frozen food by air? If the customer was happy with having the product sent over six weeks, wouldn’t a single shipment by ocean be more reasonable?

2017, the year when air freight took to new heights

2017, the year when air freight took to new heights

News   •   Dec 08, 2017 12:22 CET

2017 has been an exceptional year for air freight. The market has developed a new dynamic characterized by tight transport capacity and high freight rates. Panalpina’s early prediction of a very busy peak season in the last quarter turned out to be correct. In October, Panalpina recorded its highest ever monthly Air Freight volumes, a record that was beaten only one month later in November.

The skies are running hot

The skies are running hot

News   •   Oct 27, 2017 10:15 CEST

​With the air freight peak season picking up, the skies are getting busier by the hour. Already in September, Panalpina’s global head of Air Freight, Lucas Kuehner, in an interview singled out HKG to LAX as one key lane where capacity would get even tighter. One month later, the scenario is a reality: “We are running at full capacity but will always find a solution for our customers."