In-depth lane risk assessments for Panalpina’s healthcare customers
A single shipment of pharmaceuticals is easily worth millions, so you want to make sure that temperature control and security are tight from beginning to end. With Panalpina’s lane risk assessments for over 2,500 trade lanes, customers get to see who can do what along the transport chain, where potential risks are and how they can be mitigated.
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.
Voted best fulfilment specialist for the 5th time in a row
Earlier this month, DSV’s European-based multi-channel fulfilment business was once again rated “best logistics service provider in e-business” by Emerce.
Panalpina Brazil invests in cold chain logistics solutions
With extensive expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market and being recognized as one of the leading logistics operators in the country for this segment, Panalpina Brazil announces the expansion of its operations with a considerable investment in end-to-end logistics solutions for the cold chain.
Panalpina and Cargolux make great strides in Cargo iQ performance
Together with Cargo iQ fellow member and long-standing partner Cargolux, Panalpina has just been awarded with the first prize of the first ever Cargo iQ Q Rally, an industry initiative aimed at continuously improving data quality in air freight. As Panalpina’s Marie Seco-Köppen explains, “Better data quality results in a better air freight product, for example in terms of shorter transit times.”
A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt
What is the best address in Weiterstadt? Hang on; you don’t know where Weiterstadt is? Well, as the name implies, Weiterstadt is a city (= Stadt) in Germany, right next to Darmstadt and a few kilometers south of Frankfurt Airport. Many would argue that Schloss Braunshardt is the best address in this city of 25,000 souls. The 18th century castle is undoubtedly a fine address, but...
Panalpina’s new logistics center in Singapore obtains GDP certification
Panalpina has obtained another Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, this time for its new logistics center in Singapore, where many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies have manufacturing facilities. The number of Panalpina locations globally with GDP certification now stands at 32.
Colombia: Panalpina Bogotá obtains GDP certification
Panalpina Bogotá has been certified according to WHO Good Distribution Practice (GDP), an important international standard for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. The business unit in Bogotá is Panalpina's 31st location globally to obtain such an important certification for the healthcare industry.
Panalpina Adelantex is now bio certified by Certisys in Belgium
Panalpina Adelantex in Belgium has received a bio certification from Certisys, marking the sixth time a Panalpina unit is certified for the handling of organic produce and reinforcing the company’s position as a leading service provider in the perishables arena.
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.
GDP-certified for the safe handling, storage and distribution of drugs
Many pharmaceutical companies require that Panalpina's business units that handle their products are certified according to Good Distribution Practice (GDP), a set of guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use. Today, 70 Panalpina business units around the world are GDP-compliant. Out of these locations, 30 are GDP-certified and this number is on the increase.
Panalpina globally certified to new standard ISO 9001:2015
Committed to high-quality service for its customers: Panalpina recently completed an audit by the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS, that recommended it for certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality standard as well as for recertification to ISO 14001:2015 Environment and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety.
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.