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.
Air charter: The ideal transport solution for heavy, sensitive and expensive cargo
Our customer, Siemens, needed us to move a huge generator component: it weighed nearly 40 tonnes and was six metres long with a diameter of three metres.
New charter tool for ad hoc charters: any aircraft, anytime, anywhere
The Panalpina Charter Network can now be easily accessed online. Panalpina’s new charter tool provides an up-to-date overview of scheduled cargo flights and of all cargo aircraft in the world – big and small – available for chartering on any given day. The charter tool features drag-and-drop origin and destination functionality, and shows current aircraft availability by geography and routes.
Lubricating Shell’s supply chain in Singapore
Shell has awarded Panalpina a new warehouse management and distribution contract that will transform Shell’s supply chain in and out of Singapore into a full end-to-end operation. The new agreement with Shell goes in hand with Panalpina’s push for the further development of operations in Singapore and Asia-Pacific.
Panalpina Heliship celebrates 25 years of service and announces a new head
Swiss logistics and freight forwarding company has been delivering helicopters for a quarter of a century
How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star
Panalpina was recently called in for help by one of its largest oil and gas customers in Angola to avoid a shutdown at one of their main offshore platforms. A critical cargo of specialized pipes, bundles and racks had had to be moved from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to Cabinda, Angola in a port-to-port operation, and Panalpina deployed its African Star to save the day.
Move over Mo Salah: Egypt has a new dazzling star
Around the same size as 4,000 football pitches, Benban Solar Park in Egypt will be the biggest solar power installation in the world when it opens. In line with its efforts in the renewables sector, Panalpina will bring in its global expertise in capital projects to deliver the plant’s components and panels.
Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore
Panalpina has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. Strategically located at Pioneer View, the facility offers 25,800 m2 of usable warehouse space, a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all six floors.
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.
Shipping a helideck to Argentina
Panalpina recently delivered the main components for the AM3 offshore platform of the Area Magallanes Incremental Project (PIAM in Spanish) from Texas in the US to Punta Quilla, Argentina. The move was commissioned by EPC Techint, which provides worldwide engineering, procurement, construction, operation and management for high complexity, large-scale projects.
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.
Andy Weber to leave Panalpina
Panalpina’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Weber, has decided to leave Panalpina for personal reasons.
#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.
En route to the World Solar Challenge
Every two years for the past three decades, the World Solar Challenge has welcomed some of the world’s brightest young minds to push the boundaries of technology and travel through the Australian outback in a solar-powered vehicle.
Multimodal heavy-lift moves: Panalpina offers hassle-free carrier solution
Panalpina has launched Panprojects Carrier. With the new carrier model Panalpina can oversee multimodal heavy-lift moves from fabrication to installation sites under one single contract that clearly governs all modes of transport. The legal framework reduces to an absolute minimum the commercial, technical and contractual risks that are inherent to the multimodal transport of project cargo.
Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project
Panalpina has gained its largest award with a specific oil and gas major to date. The company was awarded with a long-term contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes. Work has already begun.
On the Glen Lyon
The FPSO Glen Lyon is one of the biggest oil and gas production units ever made. During its tow from South Korea to Norway, up to 160 crew members representing 18 different nationalities worked and lived on board the Glen Lyon. But what is it like to work and live on a vessel that takes five minutes to walk from one end to the other? Panalpina talked to the captain to find out.
72 hours at each port
Between December 2015 and June 2016, the Glen Lyon traveled 15,600 nautical miles in total, traveling at an average speed of 6.4 knots first from South Korea to Norway and then onwards to its permanent location west of the Shetland Islands. Panalpina assisted BP with the tow of the FPSO Glen Lyon by taking charge of responsibilities such as material management, husbandry and ship agency services.