Prevention is better than cure
In an increasingly digital and automated freight forwarding environment, Panalpina is using Validaide, an open online platform it has co-developed, to qualify its key suppliers. The recently launched tool is already live in the first Panalpina business units, with all the remaining business units scheduled to go live by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project
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.
The pinnacle of operational excellence
Some gold medals are harder to get than others. Panalpina’s LogEx Gold is one of them. For LogEx Gold, you first have to earn LogEx Bronze – and then LogEx Silver. Only then can you reach LogEx Gold, the highest level of Panalpina’s Logistics Excellence Program. And that’s exactly what Panalpina Mexico succeeded in doing with the company’s Tres Rios 4 logistics facility north of Mexico City.
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.
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).
"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.
Would you be happy with 99%? Sure, the answer to that question depends on ‘99% of what?’ But in most cases you probably would be. Panalpina’s Air Freight team certainly was happy with 99%. Actually, they were delighted.
Bruno is pretty upbeat these days. A few weeks ago, he reached an agreement with Belgium-based medical device company IBA. Panalpina will soon be offering comprehensive value-added warehousing and global transportation services to IBA from its hub at Brussels Airport. For this purpose, a new 2,800 m2 facility is being built. Construction is about to begin.
A short window for extra-long pipes
One of Panalpina’s oil and gas customers is currently engaged in a 15-year drilling program in Oman. The customer enlisted a big steel manufacturer, to supply 62 kilometers of gas pipeline to support the project. Fast track development meant the customer required longer than usual pipes. To ensure timely shipment of this irregular-shaped cargo, Panalpina’s expertise was called upon.
Brazil Wings celebrates successful first year
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
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.
Saying it with flowers
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.