DSV makes warehouse automation accessible for companies of all sizes
DSV will invest in a string of 20 automated DSV Fulfilment Factories across Europe, North America, and APAC. These large-scale multi-user facilities enable DSV to offer warehouse automation to all sizes of companies across different markets and distribution channels, both B2C and B2B.
Panalpina flies 1.6 million roses on 'Love Plane' charter from Nairobi to Sydney in time for Valentine’s Day
Love-struck Australians who want to give out roses for Valentine’s Day on February 14 have Panalpina and the Kenyan horticultural industry to thank. International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina has just flown an entire Boeing 777 cargo aircraft packed full of freshly cut roses from Nairobi to Sydney, right in time for the romantic holiday.
E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains
Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.
Air freight on steroids
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.
“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”
Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables.
Connecting the world – combining technologies: 5 great IoT reads
This year’s top Internet of Things (IoT) event is around the corner. Bosch Connected World will take place February 21-22 at STATION-Berlin. The purpose of the conference is to provide the inspiration, education, and connections needed to thrive in IoT. In the spirit of interconnectedness, we are sharing five stories that look at the present and future of IoT so that you can warm up to the event .
5 articles about perishables that caught our attention in 2017
Last year the world grew hungrier for fresh produce and the industry saw some very interesting trends and developments. Ahead of Fruit Logistica in Berlin, we looked back at the many stories on perishables that were published in 2017 and picked five that caught our attention in particular. Two are about blockchain, two about the cool chain and one, not too surprisingly about Amazon and e-commerce.
A taste for less waste
The purchase of a product often marks the end of a supply chain. But increasingly consumers are questioning the traditional linear process of “take, make, dispose”, demanding that manufacturers and retailers ensure that they reduce or eliminate waste. In the circular economy, logistics companies play an important role in extending the life of products through reuse, remanufacturing and recycling.
The skies are running hot
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."
Catch a train in China
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.
Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark
As part of its global growth strategy, Panalpina has acquired Carelog, a Danish freight forwarding and logistics company with a strong foothold in ocean freight and roots in the western part of Denmark. Carelog and Panalpina complement each other ideally in terms of geography, product strengths and customer mix.
The new world of manufacturing
Manufacturing products in Asia and shipping them across the globe is no longer sustainable – neither from a competitive nor an environmental perspective. In the new world of manufacturing, take-make-dispose supply chains are morphing into distributed, circular and sustainable supply chains. The drivers behind this development are product modularization, the makerspace movement, and 3D printing.
New York – with a touch of Chicago
Chicago is not New York. Evidently. So last year, when Panalpina decided to serve its JFK air freight customers from its Chicago office, it created a bit of a stir. People asked: Are you shutting everything down at JFK? Will you do no more air freight out of New York? Well, five months down the road, quite the opposite is the case.
DSV to run Primark distribution centre in the Netherlands
Today, DSV starts operations for Primark out of a new logistics centre in the Netherlands.
E-commerce has never been more enticing
Tying in with a exclusive article in Lloyd’s Loading List about Panalpina’s new e-commerce platform, Peter Szabados elaborates on who can benefit from the company's new global end-to-end e-commerce solution. Offered in partnership with Intershop, a leading German provider of omni-channel e-commerce services for B2C and B2B, the solution is highly scalable, flexible and modular.
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.