It pays to help before disaster strikes
In observation of the International Day of Charity, we look at how DSV is working with the Danish Red Cross to provide disaster and emergency relief. With the help of DSV, Danish Red Cross is investing in and preparing aid for vulnerable communities before - and not after - they are hit by weather-related disasters. This saves both lives and money.
Oiling up for business in Oman
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is establishing its presence in Oman, leveraging the company’s long-standing experience in Project Solutions and the Energy sector to support the country’s burgeoning economic and infrastructural growth. Panalpina Oman expects to open its office in the capital Muscat by the end of the third quarter in 2019.
Panalpina applies War Risk Surcharge for Strait of Hormuz
Panalpina, the world’s fourth largest provider of ocean freight services is applying a War Risk Surcharge for the Strait of Hormuz as a result of significantly increased insurance premiums for all vessel operators going through the busy waterway.
Panalpina’s African Star shines yet again
A scheduled shutdown of a deep-water oil platform is no small undertaking. For one Panalpina customer, their entire maintenance plan would have been derailed if not for Panalpina’s innovative African Star solution for transporting large shipments from the U.S. to Angola expeditiously. Four heat exchangers with a total weight of 47,210 kg were shipped from the U.S. to Luanda in a few days only.
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
Panalpina expands its network of GDP-certified sites
Straight from bagging Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for 11 sites in 2018, Panalpina expects to get over 10 sites certified to GDP in 2019. With currently 37 GDP-certified locations around the globe, the logistics provider is well-positioned to serve the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry with comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh
In the latest installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of how perishables were flown out of Kenya in the 80s and what has changed since...
Mission Possible: Getting aid to South Sudan’s children affected by war
Panalpina is assisting UNICEF for the sixth time by flying relief aid to Africa. The following report was written by journalist Peter Martell earlier this year and shows how getting aid to the people who need it most requires extreme efforts. The report also impressively illustrates how every ton of relief goods makes a big difference to thousands of people who often have not had aid for years.
Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to enable more and improved services for its perishables customers in and out of the country.
Delivering 64 tons of cheese to Bahrain
How Panalpina ships frozen cheddar cheese to Bahrain, voted the best country in the world for expats in 2017
Panalpina Heliship celebrates 25 years of service and announces a new head
Swiss logistics and freight forwarding company has been delivering helicopters for a quarter of a century
Move over Mo Salah: Egypt has a new dazzling star
Around the same size as 4,000 football pitches, Benban Solar Park in Egypt will be the biggest solar power installation in the world when it opens. In line with its efforts in the renewables sector, Panalpina will bring in its global expertise in capital projects to deliver the plant’s components and panels.
Panalpina Perishables Network expands to South Africa
Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network to South Africa. The company is to acquire a majority stake in perishables specialist Skyservices. With the latest acquisition, Panalpina sets foot in a strategic market with its own presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The move will enable end-to-end solutions for perishables from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the USA.
Panalpina is CTPAT re-validated by the US Customs and Border Protection
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) carried out an audit and re-validation of Panalpina’s CTPAT standing as a consolidator and broker. CTPAT is a public-private sector partnership program which recognizes that CBP can provide the highest level of cargo security only through close cooperation with the principle stakeholders of the international supply chain.
The art of logistics
Ballett Zürich was invited to perform Anna Karenina as a high profile guest at the 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), which took place from February 23 to March 24, 2018. Opernhaus Zürich, home to the company, tasked Panalpina with the transportation of all its theatrical equipment, including stage setting and costumes, from Zurich to Hong Kong.
World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy
If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.
A royal visit
Panalpina and Dutch authorities gave a Jordanian delegation, headed by His Majesty King Abdullah II, a guided tour of ground-handling operations at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. The program highlighted Europe’s third largest cargo gateway and an innovative logistics model that works fast even when dealing with fresh produce. Topics covered were inspections, security, customs, speed and efficiency.
Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture
Al Rushaid is one of Saudi Aramco’s main suppliers and a large Saudi conglomerate which provides services through partnerships in many different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Pending regulatory approval, Panalpina will be tasked with managing the logistical aspects of Al Rushaid’s subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Mangoes & Co go direct
In an interview with Air Cargo Week, Panalpina’s Conrad Archer and Colin Wells elaborated on the perishables peak season ahead, rising demand in Asia Pacific and China in particular, the renaissance of fruit and vegetables in Kenya and elsewhere, and Panalpina’s investments. They also addressed the trend of direct shipments and e-commerce, as well as Qatar’s appetite for Kenyan mangoes.
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.