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Le Havre, France: Containers being unloaded from Singapore
From paperless flights to temperature- controlled shipments, our experts deliver tailored transport services, worldwide and end-to-end.
thousand tons of air freight forwarded
Panalpina is one of the world's largest providers of ocean freight services and is present in all major cities and ports.
thousand TEUs of ocean freight forwarded
We create more value for our customers' supply chains through our integrated planning tools and Logistics Manufacturing Services.
lean certifications from Cardiff University
We offer integrated turnkey project logistics and forwarding management services to oil and gas customers and various other industries on a global scale.
locations focused on Energy Solutions
The automotive industry's complex supply systems pose a particular challenge and require expertise in information design, process planning and operations efficiency. Delivery of components from numerous companies in different countries must be carefully coordinated to ensure a smooth manufacturing and assembly process.
In today's competitive business environment, the chemical goods supply chain has become more complex, leading to increased logistics and transport spending due to rising labor costs, tightening security controls and environmental aspects.
Today the supply chain environment and consequently the consumer and retail industry are facing different challenges than in the past. Sourcing has become global, distances longer and the economy more fragile. Furthermore, the industry is characterized by increasingly demanding and informed consumers.
We offer integrated turnkey project logistics and forwarding management services to Oil and Gas customers and various other industries on a global scale. We develop transportation solutions that are tailor-made for each project and allow fast and secure shipment.
The fashion industry has sophisticated and demanding consumers who require multi-channel offering, brand experience, personalization and increased product differentiation. This leads to shorter product life and increased need for innovation, flexibility and improvements in order fulfillment.
We offer end-to-end visibility and pro-active temperature monitoring and control to support the pharmaceutical industry including temperature controlled packaging solution, GDP validated processes with reliable transportation within our Charter Network and Supply Chain Optimization (SCO).
The hi-tech industry requires fast and reliable logistics chains that link the industry's key production sites with distribution channels throughout the world. We provide services to the semi-conductor, computer and electronics industries, alongside electronic manufacturing services.
In today's constantly evolving manufacturing landscape, enhanced demand variability challenges manufacturers to increasingly streamline their processes in order to remain competitive and drive business growth.
In an industry with demanding consumers who require a full range of products all year round, success relies on a logistics provider that can ensure optimized management of products all along the cool chain.
The growing importance of mobile high-bandwidth services – being connected anytime and anywhere, video communication, as well as media-driven entertainment – has stimulated and will continue to drive significant investments in wireless telecommunications infrastructures.
We keep the customer at center stage through regular strategic engagement, round-table discussions and workshops, enabling us to develop industry-specific solutions.Download at a glance(PDF 1.1MB)
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New service is added between Huntsville, US and São Paulo, Brazil; service is expanded between Luxembourg and Shanghai.
A specialized center in Houston, US offers expertise in supply chain management and hazardous materials handling for the US market.
New LMS centers in Panama and Dubai handle assembly, testing, repair and return of telecommunications equipment.
Panalpina agrees to acquire a majority share in Airflo, a freight forwarder for flowers and vegetables with offices in Kenya and the Netherlands.
Panalpina charters and donates a flight to UNICEF with medical care goods and hospital equipment for Bujumbura, Burundi.
Panalpina acquires Afifi, its 20-year Egyptian partner with offices in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez.
Panalpina partners with Hong Kong company Spread Logistics to manage failure analysis and return of consumer electronics.
New offices in Myanmar, Kenya and Morocco offer air and ocean freight services in these expanding economies.
Panalpina partners with Cardiff University to explore 3D printing solutions.
NFR : Net forwarding revenue (CHF)
: Full-time equivalent employees
CASE STUDY: Fresh and timely, end-to-end
One of Panalpina's long-term clients is a Dutch exporter that supplies bell peppers year round to customers in North America. Once the Dutch pepper season finishes the Spanish season kicks in, but delivering Spanish peppers to far-flung destinations is not always straightforward. Back in December 2015, not enough air freight space was available to transport a huge volume of Spanish peppers directly to Canada.
Panalpina's response was to truck the peppers from Spain to its cool chain facility at Heathrow, scan, validate and repack them in smaller containers, and air freight them to Canada. The consignments arrived in Canada fresh and on time – managed end-to-end by Panalpina.
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Spain: Peppers intended for Canada
CASE STUDY: Dependable delivery across the globe
A client needed to send 27 radiant outlet manifolds from Britain to Canada – fast. The Canadian purchaser was doing its routine, triennial factory shutdown, and if the cargo was late the factory would have to wait three years for another chance to install the manifolds. But the purchaser had also made last-minute changes in the manufacturing process that delayed production beyond the deadline for ocean container shipment.
With commercial flights into Canada few and far between, the obvious but costly solution was to charter an Antonov An-124. Instead, Panalpina proposed transporting the 90-ton shipment in six separate flights utilizing the Group's Charter Network. The cargo was trucked from the UK to Luxembourg, flown to Huntsville, then trucked to Saskatchewan, Canada – arriving on time and under budget.
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Luxembourg: Cargo is loaded onto the Spirit of Panalpina