Subjects: Environment, Energy
DSV Panalpina commits to Science Based Targets
DSV Panalpina has now committed to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative. Targets are being calculated and processed as we write this, and once approved by SBT, DSV Panalpina will work actively to manage and reduce its CO2 emissions through reduced energy use.
Oiling up for business in Oman
International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is establishing its presence in Oman, leveraging the company’s long-standing experience in Project Solutions and the Energy sector to support the country’s burgeoning economic and infrastructural growth. Panalpina Oman expects to open its office in the capital Muscat by the end of the third quarter in 2019.
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.
Panalpina’s sustainability performance in 2018 sets new records
Panalpina achieved its best year ever in terms of employee health and safety and received top ratings for its environmental and corporate social responsibility programs. The 2018 Sustainability Report demonstrates Panalpina’s strong commitment to sustainability, the health and safety of its people and the prosperity of the communities where it operates.
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.
Be sulfur-smart: Get behind the real issues in the debate over scrubbers
With the new sulfur limit coming into force in 2020, ship owners and operators are looking to comply with the regulation, and a debate has ensued over the use of scrubbers. What are open-loop and closed-loop scrubbers? How harmful are scrubbers to the environment? We look at what’s behind the debate.
Panalpina Singapore goes green with new biodiesel trucks for L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific
Panalpina Singapore has launched new biodiesel trucks to serve its global customer L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific. By 2020, 100 percent of L’Oréal’s strategic suppliers will be participating in their supplier sustainability program, and Panalpina has reached this milestone ahead of schedule.
Panalpina aces on sustainability scores
International logistics and freight forwarding company Panalpina has achieved an A- for climate change from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), highlighting the company’s position as a global leader for corporate action on climate and environmental protection.
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.
Lower sulfur limits: Panalpina actively helping customers deal with supply chain impact
Panalpina is ready to support Ocean Freight customers in dealing with higher costs and potential disruptions as a result of the lower sulfur limits. Already this year, cargo owners will feel the impact of new rules on ship emissions coming into force. From 2020, the sulfur content of bunker fuels will be reduced to 0.5 percent, compared to 3.5 percent now in most parts of the world.
New sustainability pact between Panalpina and CMA CGM
Panalpina, the world’s fourth biggest ocean freight forwarder by transport volumes, and CMA CGM, one of the world’s leading shipping groups, have signed a sustainability agreement aimed at reducing their respective carbon emissions by 2025. As of 2020, newbuild LNG-powered mega-vessels with a capacity of 22,000 twenty-foot containers (TEUs) will help achieve the environmental goals.
Panalpina at the G7 value retention workshop in Montreal
Under the scope of Canada’s G7 Presidency in 2018, and following the group leaders’ summit in Charlevoix earlier this month, Panalpina was invited to participate with a supply chain perspective in the G7 value retention policies workshop on advancing remanufacturing, refurbishment, repair and direct reuse. The event was held at the Panoramic Hall of the Montreal Science Centre on 21-22 June.
Shine on you: Panalpina to manage seven solar plants in Australia
Panalpina continues its work in renewable energy in Australia with seven new solar farms awarded by a leading electrical and communications engineering solutions consortium. The scope of work includes site coordination, shipping, customs clearance, and the entire landside logistics from Asia, Europe and USA.
World Remanufacturing Day: celebrating the commercial and environmental benefits of the circular economy
If rockets can be reused, then a lot of other things should be too! Today is World Remanufacturing Day. Remanufacturing and the circular economy go hand in hand and Panalpina helps its customers make the transition to circular supply chains in multiple industries; remanufacturing mobile phones, repairing telecoms equipment, repacking fashion products and screening and testing optical equipment.
Panalpina publishes second integrated management report
Panalpina has published its second integrated management report, summarizing the company’s activities during 2017 in terms of business performance and sustainability.
Clean energy for 54,000 Australian homes with Downer
Panalpina is involved in a series of projects that will help reshape Australia’s energy future. In 2017, leading integrated services company Downer awarded Panalpina with the Ross River Solar Farm contract. Panalpina will control shipping, customs clearance, inland transport, warehousing and site coordination for ocean freight from Asia and the USA.
Cross-energy management for a balanced mix with thyssenkrupp
Renewables are an important part of the energy mix, and Panalpina is putting significant resources into the sector. Panalpina’s Energy and Project Solutions recently secured three key contracts to manage a total of six projects in Australia – five solar farms and a biomass power plant. The projects, including one by thyssenkrupp, will transform the renewable energy sector in the country.
Panalpina and Saudi conglomerate Al Rushaid agree to joint venture
Al Rushaid is one of Saudi Aramco’s main suppliers and a large Saudi conglomerate which provides services through partnerships in many different industries including oil and gas, manufacturing and construction. Pending regulatory approval, Panalpina will be tasked with managing the logistical aspects of Al Rushaid’s subsidiaries and joint ventures.
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.
Job well done, blue.cruiser!
The thyssenkrupp blue.cruiser has taken an impressive second place in the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) Cruiser Class of the World Solar Challenge. The SolarCar team from Hochschule Bochum did an excellent job throughout the race and was the first of its class to arrive at the finish line, but the Eindhoven team took the first prize thanks to a better overall standing.