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How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

Blog posts   •   Aug 10, 2018 16:10 CEST

Panalpina was recently called in for help by one of its largest oil and gas customers in Angola to avoid a shutdown at one of their main offshore platforms. A critical cargo of specialized pipes, bundles and racks had had to be moved from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to Cabinda, Angola in a port-to-port operation, and Panalpina deployed its African Star to save the day.

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.

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.

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?

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight to Africa for the fifth time

Press releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 09:30 CET

​Panalpina once again assisted UNICEF by flying relief aid to Africa, this time to help children suffering in South Sudan. The country’s humanitarian crisis is a culmination of years of civil war compounded by famine and disease. A Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in neighboring Uganda, carrying nearly 80 tons of supplies.

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."

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany

Press releases   •   Sep 29, 2017 07:00 CEST

Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network into Germany. Panalpina has entered into an agreement with the Cool Chain Group, Germany (CCG), taking over business and a team that is specialized in international air freight and the import of perishables. The deal will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network in Europe and the company’s global end-to-end offering for fresh produce.

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 07:00 CEST

Panalpina is to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, Panalpina takes another significant step in building its global Perishables Network and offering complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.

24 hours – a matter of perspective

24 hours – a matter of perspective

News   •   Sep 26, 2017 17:26 CEST

24 hours can seem endless when a hurricane passes over you. The people of Saint Martin had to live through this experience on Wednesday, September 6, as Hurricane Irma battered the Caribbean island causing widespread devastation. The category 5 storm left the island’s residents isolated and in desperate need for aid, and Panalpina was called to help.

Panalpina announces launch of highly innovative and industry-shaping customer portal

Panalpina announces launch of highly innovative and industry-shaping customer portal

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 14:15 CEST

Panalpina is intent on steering the logistics industry into the Digital Age by using the newest technologies available to create a truly innovative, end-to-end digital environment for its customers, and thereby reaffirms its role as an innovator and forerunner in the sector.

Super Sacks superbly timed

Super Sacks superbly timed

News   •   Sep 13, 2017 14:00 CEST

Panalpina has recently helped Cabot Corporation, a leading global performance materials and specialty chemicals company based in the USA, to deliver around 260 tons of carbon black from its production facility in Italy to the end customer’s tire-manufacturing plant in Thailand within eight days.

Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Panalpina completes acquisition of Air Connection

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 15:30 CEST

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina announced today the completion of the acquisition of Air Connection, a specialized forwarder of flowers and vegetables following the approval by the Competition Authority of Kenya. The move follows Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in 2016 and positions the company as a clear market leader in perishables in Kenya.

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

Panalpina Luxembourg gets license to handle organic produce

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 17:00 CEST

Panalpina’s hub at Luxembourg Airport has been officially licensed by Certisys to handle organic fruits and vegetables. With Luxembourg (Certisys) and Amsterdam (SKAL), Panalpina now has two airport locations in Europe that are licensed for the handling of organic perishables. Both are directly connected to the tarmac, ensuring the shortest possible route between aircraft and transit storage.

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 11:15 CEST

​Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date. The company was awarded with a long-term contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes. Work has already begun.

Busy skies in 2017

Busy skies in 2017

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 15:45 CEST

The summer period is usually a calmer time for air freight – but not this year. The strong market development with high volumes will likely continue for the rest of the year, further widening the gap between demand and supply. “The challenges are manifold, but we haven taken action to secure extra capacities to meet the growing demand,” says Marc van Dommele, regional head of Air Freight Europe.

Panalpina Perishables Network launched with ambitious growth plans

Panalpina Perishables Network launched with ambitious growth plans

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2017 15:15 CEST

The worldwide transport of perishables constitutes a huge market where Panalpina is aiming to become the market leader. By 2020 the company aims to be the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics. The success factors for this accelerated push into perishables are the company’s global coverage, dedicated perishables experts in key markets and the unique Panalpina Charter Network.

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Trouble in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Blog posts   •   Dec 22, 2016 12:00 CET

With the 76 ton subsea tree successfully loaded and secured in the hold beneath him, loadmaster Yrii Rudko’s job was done for now. Sitting in the cabin at the back of the An-124, seat belt fastened, he could feel how 400 tons of mighty flying equipment and cargo accelerated down runway 34 at Senai International Airport in Malaysia. This is part III of Panalpina's "Christmas tree" story.

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

“This is the kind of mission where transport engineers can excel”

Blog posts   •   Dec 21, 2016 08:00 CET

It was a move to remember for life. Willi Tobler, Panalpina’s global head of transport engineering for Energy and Project Solutions talks in more detail about the challenges he and his team faced when a 76 ton subsea tree for an oil and gas customer had to be loaded onto an Antonov-124 in Malaysia. The tree’s final destination was on the seabed of a gas field located off the coast of Trinidad.

“Difficult, but still possible”

“Difficult, but still possible”

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2016 08:00 CET

On the fourth loading attempt everything finally came into place and gone were the worry lines in the faces of everyone involved: The Christmas tree for the Caribbean was correctly positioned inside the aircraft. It had been inched past the most critical section right under the cockpit of the An-124, where the maximum vertical clearance is 4400 mm. Every single one of these millimeters was needed.