DSV Panalpina makes voluntary offer of social plan to Basel head office employees
DSV Panalpina has decided to offer a voluntary and unilateral social plan to all Panalpina head office employees in Basel affected by the announced redundancies to take place in Q4-2019 and H1-2020.
DSV announces plans for Panalpina headquarters and continued presence in Basel, as integration progresses
The DSV Panalpina Group has informed employees at the former Panalpina headquarters in Basel about its plans for the location. As part of the integration, overlapping corporate functions and positions will either be cut or relocated to the headquarters in Denmark, which could result in up to 165 job losses. At the same time, the company intends to expand its logistical footprint in the Basel area.
Blockchain for pharma’s blockbusters
How would you trace and authenticate unique and valuable products within the healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chain? Panalpina’s hacker team took a stab at creating real-world blockchain solutions to share data within and across enterprises.
Panalpina developers tackle traceability in pharma product supply chains at blockchain hackathon
A team of Panalpina IT developers from Basel and Lisbon will take a crack at creating solutions for better traceability and authentication within pharma product supply chains. They will take up the challenge to advance real-world blockchain solutions and join other competing teams at the Swiss Blockchain Hackathon being held from June 21 to 23, 2019 at the Trust Square blockchain hub in Zurich.
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.
Startups pitch their hottest LogTech ideas to transform global supply chains
From predictive analytics to drone technology, digital technologies are disrupting global supply chains and challenging logistics providers to up their game in shipment visibility and last-mile delivery. Ten startups had the opportunity to pitch their latest ideas at the LogTech Innovation Day, jointly organized by Panalpina and Plug and Play. Here’s a roundup of the event.
Swiss insurer Baloise relies on Panalpina’s Trans-Siberian route
The insurance company Baloise Group has chosen Panalpina’s tried and tested Trans-Siberian rail service to transport more than 3,400 editions of its new board game from Shanghai, China to its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.
Innovator teams battle it out in Panalpina’s first Kickbox to develop new digital solutions for logistics
An algorithm for potential lost customer control in logistics was the winner in the first Kickbox organized by the Panalpina Digital Hub, Panalpina HR and Zurich-based incubator BlueLion. The winning entry came from the team Capture+ from Panalpina Switzerland, which was among three finalists that pitched their Kickbox ideas to a jury in Basel on February 26.
Panalpina joins Cargo sous terrain initiative aimed at revolutionizing logistics
Panalpina is pleased to join Cargo sous terrain (CST), the Swiss-led consortium set to transform logistics and propel the industry into digitalization. As a shareholder, Panalpina will seek representation on the CST supervisory board and adopt a leading role in developing the CST logistics system and sharing expert know-how.
Panalpina surpasses 1 million tons of Air Freight in 2018
Christmas came early this year for Panalpina’s Air Freight department in the form of another transport record.
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.
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.
#IcarusTrip: neutrino hunter on the move
Looking for one of the smallest particles – neutrinos – requires not only international cooperation but also quite a huge piece of scientific equipment. Panalpina recently helped to move one from CERN in Switzerland to Fermilab at the University of Chicago, where it arrived at the end of July 2017. It was a closely watched voyage.
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.
Panalpina rolls out new IT platform in Germany
Panalpina continues to upgrade its new operational IT platform and is in the middle of its roll-out in Germany. Ocean Freight is currently the prime focus and will be followed by Air Freight. Germany is already handling the highest number of transactions on the new platform. Panalpina’s new transport management system will secure significant operational benefits.
Panalpina scores hat trick in sustainability
In a hat trick of sustainability-focused achievements, Panalpina has become globally certified to the highest environmental management standard, reached a gold rating for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts and won an award for business excellence in Europe.
"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.
Landlocked but with a merchant fleet
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 expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering
Less than Container Load (LCL) services are an important tool for shippers to optimize their international supply chains. Expanding and improving the global LCL network therefore remains a key priority for Panalpina and it now offers four sailings per week from Shanghai to Singapore, an industry first, and two new exclusive services from Egypt to Singapore and from India to Switzerland via Italy.
Brazil receives exceptionally large, urgent pharmaceutical shipment
Panalpina recently delivered an exceptionally large shipment of pharmaceutical products to Brazil. A cargo plane took off from Frankfurt airport carrying 187 pallets of temperature-sensitive cargo, destined for Brasília International Airport. The shipment was an urgent order from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.