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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.

Catch a train in China

Catch a train in China

News   •   May 24, 2017 10:50 CEST

Increasingly, cargo catches a train in China and then travels more than 9,000 km to Europe. Over the last few years, rail services that link Asia with Europe have become an important alternative to air and ocean freight transportation. From 2014 to 2016, Panalpina’s rail volumes from China to Europe tripled and many major shippers now transport sizeable volumes by rail.

Shout it from the rooftop

Shout it from the rooftop

News   •   May 16, 2017 10:30 CEST

Panalpina is building a brand new logistics facility in Singapore. As the company celebrates 40 years of doing business in Singapore, this is the largest ever warehousing investment outside Europe in the company’s history. The building features a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all floors.

Servicing cruise ships 24-7

Servicing cruise ships 24-7

News   •   Feb 28, 2017 08:51 CET

From spare parts, engines, navigation systems, food and beverages to the complete refurbishment of cocktail bars and restaurants, DSV is capable of delivering everything a luxury liner needs – 24/7 all year round.

Multifaceted

Multifaceted

News   •   Dec 05, 2016 09:30 CET

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

Shortlisted and high-flying

News   •   Dec 02, 2016 11:55 CET

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.

Switching to growth

Switching to growth

News   •   Oct 06, 2016 12:00 CEST

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”.

Solutions standing on its own two feet in Asia

Solutions standing on its own two feet in Asia

News   •   Aug 23, 2016 09:39 CEST

In the APAC countries, the acquisition of UTi has resulted in the separation of the Solutions division from the Air & Sea division.

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

Panalpina opens new base in Cambodia

News   •   Aug 22, 2016 15:31 CEST

Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, is now home to Panalpina’s latest venture in Asia. The new office became operational in August, providing global and local customers with air freight and ocean freight services, customer brokerage, in-land transportation, cross-border trucking (with Vietnam and Thailand), Container Freight Station consolidation, and warehousing and storage services.

Jewel in the Nile

Jewel in the Nile

News   •   Aug 16, 2016 14:26 CEST

Panalpina Egypt has moved its country head office and 100% of its Cairo operations to the newly developed Cairo Cargo City at Cairo International airport. Panalpina is the first freight forwarding company to have its head office directly at the airport.

Beaming Bruno

Beaming Bruno

News   •   Jul 25, 2016 10:30 CEST

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.

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

Cameron is building Panalpina’s future

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 09:20 CEST

Cameron Kerr is supervising the construction of Panalpina’s giant new Logistics Manufacturing Services center at Dubai World Central Airport. 90% of the building has been constructed and completion is planned for mid-August. The 40,000 m2 facility will enable Panalpina to grow its logistics and freight forwarding business in the MEAC region.

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

Shippers: Make sure you tick, and weigh, all the boxes

News   •   Jul 01, 2016 00:00 CEST

The new international box weighing rules for ocean freight are now in effect, stipulating that shippers of a packed container are responsible for determining and declaring the verified gross mass (VGM) per container prior to defined cut-off times. This brand-new infographic illustrates the process shippers have to follow, and explains how to determine VGM and submit the data to Panalpina.

What P comes to mind when you hear Kyoto?

What P comes to mind when you hear Kyoto?

News   •   Jun 02, 2016 16:20 CEST

Protocol, most likely, as in the Kyoto Protocol. Well, now there is another P linked to Kyoto: Panalpina. Panalpina has opened a new office in Kyoto, western Japan, making it one of very few non-Japanese freight forwarding and logistics companies with its own office in this city, which has a unique culture and style of working.

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 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.

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.

On the flight path to becoming carbon neutral

On the flight path to becoming carbon neutral

News   •   Sep 09, 2015 15:00 CEST

"In the future, Panalpina intends to make CO2 calculations available ahead of the shipment process," says Meeta Mahajan, corporate quality and project manager at Panalpina in the fall edition of the TIACA Times.