Good cards for Cartagena and Panalpina’s LCL Ocean Freight hub
Cartagena, Colombia’s premier port, is becoming increasingly important as a regional transportation hub. Last year, Panalpina set up the first ocean freight hub in Cartagena for Central and South American LCL (Less than Container Load) cargoes. The international freight forwarder also tops the Port of Cartagena’s import and export rankings.
Panalpina opens new warehouse in Prague for MAHLE
On May 14 Panalpina held the opening ceremony for its new 21,000 m2, 28-bay warehouse in Prague, Czechia. Two-thirds of the warehouse capacity is dedicated to MAHLE, a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future, headquartered in Germany.
DSV opens new facility in the logistics centre of Turkey
A total of 45,000 square metres in Istanbul with state-of-the art warehousing located optimally for both air, sea, road and rail transports
Consolidated shipments now faster from China to Europe with Panalpina’s direct rail service
How would a fashion store in Europe ensure that it gets diverse goods from everyday apparel made in Shanghai to sports shoes made in Beijing in a fast and cost-efficient way? Panalpina’s brand new high-speed rail cargo service from China to Europe is proving to be a fast, economical and reliable version of a modern Shanghai express.
New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere
The Panalpina Charter Network can now be easily accessed online. Panalpina’s new charter tool provides an up-to-date overview of scheduled cargo flights and of all cargo aircraft in the world – big and small – available for chartering on any given day. The charter tool features drag-and-drop origin and destination functionality, and shows current aircraft availability by geography and routes.
After a very good 2018 for Panalpina in Querétaro, the Mexico-USA-UK-Luxembourg roundtrip is Brexit-ready
Last May, Panalpina added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) in Mexico to the “Speedy” loop of its Charter Network, making it the first and only company to offer a transatlantic flight from Querétaro to London Stansted Airport (STN) in the UK and to Luxembourg (LUX) via Huntsville, offering contingency solutions for medical, food supply and other urgent goods in light of Brexit.
How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?
A car clinic is a market research instrument of the automotive industry where test vehicles are presented in a studio or a closed test track together with corresponding competitor models to gather feedback for final adjustments before product launch. Panalpina often transports top secret concept cars for the world’s leading automotive companies.
Panalpina launches scheduled flights to Querétaro, Mexico
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.
More space for more opportunities in Prague
Panalpina has grown fast in Czechia the last few years. To keep pace with demand, the company decided to consolidate its three warehouses into one facility of almost 7,000 m2 within the modern logistics center in Pavlov, close to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Moving to this strategic location allows Panalpina to distribute shipments to customers across Europe and the globe more efficiently.
Super Sacks superbly timed
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.
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.
Rallying behind the makerspace movement
How often have you taken your car to the garage for a simple repair only to have to wait days or weeks for a spare part to arrive? We have all experienced the frustration, but now the answer is easy: We can simply make the part when we need it. Well, it isn't quite so easy, hurdles remain, but today we're basically able to manufacture a product where and when we want it, thanks to the makerspace.
Jewel in the Nile
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.
DSV Air & Sea USA has completed the merger with UTi
We are very pleased to announce that DSV Air & Sea in the USA have completed the office and IT integration of the former UTi Freight Forwarding division; and the divisions, DSV Road USA and DSV Solutions USA, have been added to our US organization – headed by President Jacques Retief and President Michael Marlow, respectively.
DSV recognized by General Motors as a 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner
DSV was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
Making the physical digital (Part I)
Will the flow of information become more important than the flow of goods? Fact is, new modes of transport are not where the frontier of transportation lies. Digital transformation is. This blog post in two parts looks at five major trends that are shaping the freight forwarding and logistics industry – all of them linked to digital transformation.
DSV acquires UTi Worldwide Inc.
We are delighted to announce that DSV’s acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. has now been completed with the approval of UTi shareholders and competition authorities.
Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi
Panalpina is to acquire its Egyptian agent Afifi, a highly respected family-owned company specializing in freight forwarding, customs clearance and logistics. The move is an important step in Panalpina’s continued strategic expansion in growth economies, in particular in the Middle East and Africa. Afifi has been Panalpina’s agent in Egypt for the last 20 years.
Panalpina expands Africa footprint
International freight forwarding and logistics company, Panalpina, has opened two new bases in Morocco and Kenya.