His passion soars through the clouds wherever the wind may take him…
One sunny day in June on the tarmac in Luxembourg, a 40-year industry veteran—with a little bit of help from his Panalpina colleagues, his friends at Luxair and airport authorities—staged a once-in-a-lifetime event where his personal and professional passions could collide in a magical moment worthy of a photo op of a lifetime.
Fashion logistics: filling the gaps for a better customer experience
Logistics providers need to fill vital gaps to deliver a better customer experience with transparency at the consumer level. This will determine their position to provide the necessary services and even disrupt the future fashion industry. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at the trends in this blog post.
Generational shift in fashion logistics: stepping up to the challenge
We’re about to experience a generational shift. The sooner the fashion and logistics industries become fully digitally enabled, the better for speed to market, which will continue to be the top priority. Mattias Praetorius, global head of the Consumer, Retail and Fashion industry vertical at Panalpina, looks at what generational and behavioral changes among consumers mean for fashion logistics.
10 developments that have shaped the fashion industry and logistics in the past two decades
Panalpina has been closely involved in the evolution of the fashion industry for decades. Time to pause and take a look back over the last twenty years to highlight some of the major changes that have taken place, not just for nostalgia’s sake but to see what the trends are for the future. This is the first part of a three-part blog post series with Mattias Praetorius.
Quintessential | How the cold chain and freight forwarders have evolved together
In the early years of the cold chain, its processes were mostly managed by manufacturers, but specialty transport companies soon took over. By the 1950s, third-party logistics providers had taken on an increasingly important role in the cold chain “niche”. Perishables supply chains will evolve further and cold chain management will remain at the core of freight forwarding.
Five reasons why Anchorage is coming in from the cold as an e-commerce hub
Amazon’s recently-launched daily cargo flights to Anchorage have put the spotlight on this Alaskan air hub. No stranger to Alaskan skies, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina often uses Anchorage for technical stops of its scheduled charter flights. This blog post uncovers Anchorage’s hidden advantages as an air freight and e-commerce hub.
Fresh Focus | Is multimodal transport the answer for perishables?
Supply chains are becoming more efficient, manageable, and sustainable. The perishables industry overall can benefit from a more agile transition —or rather interaction— between transport modes according to market needs.
Food for Thought | Carbon footprints in perishables: more than just food miles
Logistics and transportation companies get a lot of flak for the food miles of perishables but the conversation around food transportation and supply chain can be misleading. The carbon cost of transportation is slight compared to the carbon cost of production, and other important factors such as food loss and waste should be considered too, says Colin Wells in his latest Food for Thought article.
“We have to look at air freight and ocean freight more holistically”
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s publication of Panalpina’s half-year results, we asked Lucas Kuehner and Peder Winther, the global heads of Air Freight and Ocean Freight, to give us a bit more color on the development of the markets and Panalpina’s performance thus far in 2019, and to tell us what they expect in terms of peak season in the second half-year.
Be sulfur-smart: an update on the rocky path to compliance
Ship owners, operators and carriers must comply with new rules on emissions from 2020. Scrubbers currently dominate discussions. In this latest “sulfur-smart” blog post, we give an update on the scrubber debate, but also shed light on the topic of fuel quality. The lack of standardization on the composition and quality of low-sulfur fuels could lead to downtime of ships – and increased cost.
Blockchain: Moving from hype to tangible benefits for supply chains
The initial glitter of blockchain may have taken a beating, but concrete steps are underway to turn its promise into tangible business applications. A keen mover of digital technologies in freight forwarding and logistics, Panalpina has narrowed the use cases for this industry and started a pilot to play the benefits of blockchain to make supply chains more efficient.
Be sulfur-smart: The maritime industry is weighing its options for complying with the new rules on ship emissions
The sulfur limit that takes effect in 2020 has led to a scramble for compliance options, as the industry grapples with the impact of increased costs and potential supply chain disruptions. Ship owners and operators are hedging their bets on alternative fuels, but all options require significant investments that will put pressure on shipping rates. Our blog post navigates the turning tides.