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Catch a train in China

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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 – such as the New Silk Road (south corridor) or the Trans-Siberian Line (north corridor) – 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. The service is particularly attractive for customers in the automotive, manufacturing, technology as well as retail and fashion industries.

In September 2016, Panalpina launched its first own-controlled Less than Container Load (LCL) rail service from China to Poland. Own-controlled means Panalpina takes care of pick-up and consolidation in China and deconsolidation and delivery in Europe. “More than 150 customers have used the service so far, moving over 5,000 m3 of cargo such as automotive parts for tier 2 and 3 providers, tablets, equipment for manufacturing lines as well as clothes and shoes,” says Antonio Pacciolla, regional head of overland Europe at Panalpina. “We expect these volumes to grow further as more of our customers in Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Sweden the Netherlands and Belgium are now considering this transport option.”

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Panalpina sees LMS as future of contract logistics

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Panalpina recently inaugurated its third Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) hub, located in Dubai, which followed openings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2014 and Panama in 2015, confirming a concept that marks a radical departure from classic contract logistics focused on a simple warehousing and distribution model, senior executives told Lloyd’s Loading List.

“In adding LMS to our offering, we have set a benchmark for fully integrated, value-added logistics, and raised expectations of what a logistics service provider can do. It is the future of our industry,” said Panalpina’s global head of logistics, Mike Wilson, who has been largely responsible for its implementation at the Swiss global forwarding and logistics company.

“LMS is Panalpina’s response to a rapidly changing global manufacturing and supply chain landscape, which sees production moving closer to the end-user again and product life cycles becoming shorter. Customers are increasingly demanding customised and personalised products, with e-commerce the preferred purchasing channel, and where speed to market is the overriding imperative.

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Panalpina Shout it from the rooftop

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A brand new build-to-suit facility in Singapore demonstrates Panalpina’s continued commitment to a strong and successful logistics platform in Asia-Pacific. “As we celebrate 40 years of doing business in Singapore, this is Panalpina’s largest ever warehousing investment outside Europe in the company’s history,” says Matthew Gallagher, country head of sales, Singapore. The building features a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all floors.

The investment will help Panalpina to expand its Logistics business in Asia-Pacific by offering customers an ultra-efficient and tailored solution for their specific logistics needs. Construction is currently under way, and the facility will be ready for customers in early 2018. The new 30,000 m2 facility is being built at Pioneer View, next to Jurong Bird Park in West Singapore, where the city-state is developing a new deep-water port to keep up with ocean freight growth.

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Panalpina scores hat trick in sustainability

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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. While each accolade highlights the steps Panalpina is taking to achieve its sustainability goals, they also bring added value for Panalpina’s customers.

Panalpina reached an important milestone this year by becoming the first company in its sector to be globally certified according to the new version of the Environmental Standard ISO14001:2015. ISO 14001 is an internationally accepted standard for implementing an effective Environmental Management System (EMS). It requires organizations to identify and assess environmental facets and reduce environmental impacts.The standard has gained international recognition through its use in organizations as a self-improvement tool, with thousands of companies participating across the globe.

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Panalpina expands footprint in Denmark

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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.

Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in Carelog Freight Service A/S and its subsidiaries. The transaction was completed yesterday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

“We want to increase our market share in Denmark,” says Stefan Karlen, Panalpina’s CEO. “The country has many export-oriented companies and its biggest industries, namely manufacturing, consumer, retail, fashion as well as healthcare, are industries that we focus on and serve globally.”

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Annual general meeting 2017 approves all board proposals

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At the annual general meeting of Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., held on May 3, 2017, 60.01% of the share capital was represented. All proposals of the board of directors were approved by a clear majority and Dirk Reich was confirmed as a new member of the board of directors.

The annual general meeting approved the annual report, the annual financial statements, the consolidated 2016 financial statements and the distribution of a gross dividend of CHF 3.75 per nominal share. The dividend will be distributed on May 9, 2017.

The assembly granted discharge to all members of the board of directors and the members of the executive board for financial year 2016.

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A charter for Chad – Panalpina donates UNICEF relief flight

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Dec 08, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, UNICEF and Panalpina have joined forces to fly relief goods to an African country where population movements, food insecurity, malnutrition and natural disasters have led to a health emergency and precarious humanitarian situation. In the morning hours, a Panalpina chartered cargo aircraft landed in Chad with more than 80 tons of life-saving goods on board that are essential for water treatment, sanitation and nutrition programs.

More than 80 tons of relief goods such as blankets and tarpaulins used for shelter, therapeutic food for malnourished children, medical equipment and drugs, provided by UNICEF, arrived in Chad’s capital N’Djamena this morning on a flight chartered and donated by Panalpina. The company’s Charter Network had organized the relief flight which left Liège the night before. The goods will address acute needs in the areas of health, hygiene and nutrition but also children’s recreation, particularly in refugee camps.

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Panalpina successfully adds logistics manufacturing services to telecoms industry

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Panalpina, one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL) has added Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) to its operations for a large telecoms company in Brazil. The company now manages the assembly of semi-knocked down units for base stations. Panalpina not only executes the final assembly, but takes full ownership of the whole process – from planning to quality control. It is one of the first times that a telecoms company has successfully outsourced manufacturing to a 3PL.

Logistics is changing – rather than simply transporting goods from A to B, there is a growing trend for partners to take more ownership and responsibility for their customer’s supply chains.Some logistics companies now provide value-added services that take on more of a manufacturing role in the supply chain. Panalpina is one of those companies.

At a facility near São Paulo, Panalpina now handles assembly, warehousing and outbound delivery of telecoms equipment for an important global customer. The 32,000 m2 facility replaces five separate warehouses that the customer used to operate, one for each section of its supply chain.

The partnership between the two companies has been a success. The customer took a risk in changing its supply chain model by giving manufacturing responsibility to a 3PL. This was only possible because Panalpina offers more than simple manpower. Panalpina takes care of all the planning that goes along with high quality manufacturing. Giving the 3PL a leadership role means that some order cycle processes can be run in parallel instead of in a sequence, which has greatly reduced order fulfilment times.

Final assembly and testing

The five sections of the customer’s supply chain are terminals (cell phones, tablets, modems), spare parts for terminals, semi-knocked down (SKD) assembly, finished goods and spare parts for finished goods. “SKD is where the real action is; out of the 220 people that work at the facility, 140 work on SKD,” says Mike Wilson, Global Head of Logistics at Panalpina.

SKD alone consists of five different assembly lines. In the final assembly and testing line, Panalpina staff assemble base station boards and cabinets, and run software updates and tests. Finished products are then packaged, labelled and passed to the warehouse next door for outbound delivery.

“Adding Logistics Manufacturing Services to our offering is a major part of our strategy, and is the future of our industry. It allows us to deliver faster time-to-market while cutting costs,” explains Wilson.

Expertise

In a first for the industry, Panalpina often hires people with a background in Electronic Manufacturing Services to fill its logistics positions. These people come with knowledge and experience of managing complex manufacturing and supply chains in an outsourced environment. This gives Panalpina a distinct advantage as it has the expertise to look at a customer’s business from their perspective and understand the critical touch points in their supply chain. Panalpina understands the planning and operations involved in both logistics and manufacturing and this was a key reason why the company could take on more of the customer’s operations.

“We speak our customer’s language and that gives them confidence. We’re all on the same team with the same ideas about what needs to be done and how to make it work,” says Krasimir Banchev, Panalpina’s expert for value-added logistics services.

Technology

Technology is another key component in ensuring the customer’s chain runs smoothly. With trucks coming and going every day, managing the inbound and outbound flow of goods is crucial. Panalpina uses RedPrairie, an advanced IT tool for warehouse management. On the assembly line, Panalpina is fully integrated into the customer’s internal system.

This state-of-the-art system gives Panalpina complete visibility of inventory to maintain optimum levels while reducing cost wherever possible. It allows the company to monitor its performance and gives the customer transparency to ensure its expectations are met.

“We want to set the benchmark for fully integrated, value-added logistics and raise expectations of what a logistics service provider can do,” concludes Wilson. “The operation in Brazil is a great example of how we can make improvements across more of the supply chain. And we are busy building our next value-added success already”.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers’ supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs around 16,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

From: http://www.panalpina.com/www/global/en/home/news_media/latest_news/14_01_30.html

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Panalpina targets 500 LCL Ocean Freight services in 2014

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Panalpina added a record number of Less than Container Load (LCL) services to its network in 2013, reaching 450 weekly services worldwide. Some services were altered and others added as the company expands and improves its global LCL network, which is expected to reach 500 services by the end of 2014.

Panalpina enters the New Year with a bigger and better LCL network. The company’s drive to expand its global footprint has seen it add 41 LCL services in the past year while also adapting many of its current routes to offer an improved service. Panalpina’s most recent additions include Santos to Veracruz, Dubai to Dammam and Singapore to Casablanca.

“Our new and improved LCL network cements our place as one of the most flexible and reliable LCL service providers in the world,” says Frank Hercksen, Panalpina’s global head of ocean freight. “As the modal shift from air freight to ocean freight continues, we are giving customers more options and better choices to handle any transport need anywhere in the world.”

Rather than simply expanding its LCL network, Panalpina monitors and evaluates trade growth and global economies to identify routes where an LCL service can either be implemented or improved. Over the course of 2014, the company expects to add a further 50 services to its LCL network, taking its total to 500. Roughly 15% of Panalpina’s current 450 LCL services operate two or three sailings a week, adding to the network’s flexibility.

Industries

The majority of Panalpina’s LCL services are used by the automotive and manufacturing industries, which accounted for almost 30% of its LCL volumes in 2013. Consumer & retail and fashion customers follow close behind with 25%. Interestingly, LCL use from hi-tech and telecoms customers came in third. These industries accounted for a little under 20% of the LCL volumes in 2013. This is mostly down to the rise in consumer electronic shipments moving from air freight to ocean freight, as a cost saving measure.

“Our LCL network is a flexible and cost effective alternative to air freight that many of our existing air freight customers appreciate – particularly from the hi-tech and telecoms industries,” says Clas Thorell, global head of ocean freight LCL at Panalpina.

Regions

Intra-Asia remains very much in focus for Panalpina’s LCL network. In the past two years, the company has significantly increased its services in the region to well over 100. Its busiest LCL trade lane is China to Southeast Asia.

Following close behind Intra-Asia shipments are shipments travelling from Asia into Europe, Latin America, the US and Canada. Latin America is another key region where new LCL services are under constant development.


Notes to the editor:

Optimized logistics spend, more flexibility, reliability and improved supply chain

Panalpina is one of the world’s leading LCL service providers. LCL offers the possibility of consolidating multiple consignments from multiple customers in one Full Container Load (FCL). Customers can ship low volumes without having the cost commitments of a full container. Hence, LCL gives customers with lower volume shipments access to the economies of scale in ocean freight that are normally restricted to full container movements. Panalpina’s global LCL network consists of numerous direct LCL services and strategically located hubs. Customers benefit from an optimized logistics spend, more flexibility and seamless door-to-door services with the highest level of schedule integrity and reliability in transit times.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers’ supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs around 16,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

From: http://www.panalpina.com/www/global/en/home/news_media/latest_news/14_01_24.html

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Alastair Robertson to leave Panalpina

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Panalpina’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Alastair Robertson, has decided to take on a new challenge outside of the industry.

Alastair Robertson joined Panalpina in 2007 as Head of Global Human Resources and joined the company’s Executive Board in 2008. Over the past seven years, Robertson has transformed and professionalized the organization’s HR department.

Robertson will take on a new challenge outside of the freight forwarding and logistics industry. He will leave the company during the course of the year.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers’ supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs around 16,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.

From: http://www.panalpina.com/www/global/en/home/news_media/latest_news/14_01_23.html

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