Panalpina expands its network of GDP-certified sites
Straight from bagging Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for 11 sites in 2018, Panalpina expects to get over 10 sites certified to GDP in 2019. With currently 37 GDP-certified locations around the globe, the logistics provider is well-positioned to serve the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry with comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain solutions.
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’s new logistics center in Singapore obtains GDP certification
Panalpina has obtained another Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification, this time for its new logistics center in Singapore, where many of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies have manufacturing facilities. The number of Panalpina locations globally with GDP certification now stands at 32.
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 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.
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.
Not a ship
It looks like a ship, but technically it's not a ship. The FPSO Glen Lyon is a huge Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit used for the production and processing of hydrocarbons and for the storage of oil offshore. Read on to find out how Panalpina was involved in this major move from South Korea to Norway and to get an impression of the vessel’s dimensions. (Part 1 of 3)
Panalpina rolls out new IT platform in Germany
Panalpina continues to upgrade its new operational IT platform and is in the middle of its roll-out in Germany. Ocean Freight is currently the prime focus and will be followed by Air Freight. Germany is already handling the highest number of transactions on the new platform. Panalpina’s new transport management system will secure significant operational benefits.
Shout it from the rooftop
Panalpina is building a brand new logistics facility in Singapore. As the company celebrates 40 years of doing business in Singapore, this is the largest ever warehousing investment outside Europe in the company’s history. The building features a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, state-of-the-art automation and air conditioning on all floors.
Panalpina’s single warehouse management system key to growing business
Panalpina has reached a new milestone in the roll-out of its single warehouse management system JDA across all of its logistics facilities around the world. The 50th site went live with JDA WMS in France. Shortly before that, JDA WMS was implemented at facilities in the USA and Belgium. The sites in Newtown and Brussels are part of a global distribution network for the healthcare customer IBA.
"As far as I'm concerned, there’s no separation between IT and business"
In this interview, Panalpina's CIO Ralf Morawietz explains why he believes the separation between IT and business is artificial and why he wants to close the gap. He also talks about the implementation of the company's new operational system SAP TM, big data, visibility in the supply chain and what he likes about his job. The original interview appeared in the Swiss IT trade publication Netzwoche.
Bruno is pretty upbeat these days. A few weeks ago, he reached an agreement with Belgium-based medical device company IBA. Panalpina will soon be offering comprehensive value-added warehousing and global transportation services to IBA from its hub at Brussels Airport. For this purpose, a new 2,800 m2 facility is being built. Construction is about to begin.
Panalpina expands exclusive LCL ocean freight offering
Less than Container Load (LCL) services are an important tool for shippers to optimize their international supply chains. Expanding and improving the global LCL network therefore remains a key priority for Panalpina and it now offers four sailings per week from Shanghai to Singapore, an industry first, and two new exclusive services from Egypt to Singapore and from India to Switzerland via Italy.
Panalpina reaches important milestone in IT project
Panalpina reached an important milestone in the implementation of its new operational IT platform. Singapore and Switzerland were the first countries to go live with the latest version of the SAP® Transportation Management application. Numerous customer shipments in December and January 2016 have demonstrated that the software is ready to be rolled out further.
Big cargo, small room for error
Panalpina had to operate with a steady hand earlier this year as it assisted in the transportation of some very delicate cargo. For the Ichthys LNG Project, several large air cooled condensers (ACCs) were carefully lowered into place. With a very restrictive error margin, the team had to make sure the lifts were conducted with absolute precision.