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2018/07/14/(Sat)

Panalpina opens new logistics center in Singapore [Forwarder]

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Panalpina, the Swiss freight forwarding and logistics company, has opened a new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. Strategically located at Pioneer View, the new facility is constructed over six floors and offers 25,800 m2 of usable warehouse space, which is equivalent to 3.5 FIFA-standard football pitches.

Speaking at the official opening of the facility, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen said: “Singapore is a very important consolidation hub for ocean and air freight. The nation-state is investing in the expansion of its ports, and a fifth runway is under construction at Changi Airport.” Karlen also stressed that 96 of Panalpina’s top 100 global customers have a base in Singapore.

“Against this backdrop, Panalpina plans to offer Air and Ocean Freight services including value-added logistics services to companies, particularly in the energy, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, consumer and retail, as well as fashion industries.”

The majority of the space of the multi-purpose facility is already rented out to customers, and Karlen was keen to underline the importance of technologies to the Singapore facility, as well as to the company as a whole.

Panalpina plans to test and use many new technologies in Singapore, including the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, and various automation systems. The new facility could also run 3D printers on behalf of customers, meaning it could one day become a hub for distributed manufacturing.

Karlen, who himself was once based in Singapore, took the time to meet and chat with Panalpina’s front-line staff, as well as with attending dignitaries, including His Excellency, Mr Fabrice Filliez, Swiss Ambassador to Singapore.

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Posted at 22:20   パーマリンク

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens pharma logistics offering in Chile with new Logistics Hub [Forwarder]

Expanding KN PharmaChain network with strong local footprint
Fully integrated laboratory and distribution centre
Eco-friendly through use of geothermal energy

As of August 2018, a new Logistics Hub in Santiago de Chile will benefit the growing pharma & healthcare industry in South America with a dedicated warehousing solution. This provides Kuehne + Nagel’s global KN PharmaChain network, the multi-modal logistics solution for temperature-controlled door-to-door transportation, with an enhanced regional footprint. The new facility further underlines Kuehne + Nagel’s continuous commitment to expand its GXP compliant warehousing and forwarding services worldwide.

While eco-friendly built and equipped, the Logistics Hub complies with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase current operational capacities. The facility will provide an area of 17,600 sqm for storage and distribution of temperature-sensitive products, which can be extended to 23,300 sqm, including a cold chamber to handle temperature requirements of 15 to 25°C and 2 to 8°C. A renewed laboratory for quality control allows customers to comply with the regulatory requirement to carry out local analysis of imported pharmaceutical products. Additionally, GMP compliant repackaging and relabelling areas following Chilean and international specifications will be available as value added services.

The Logistics Hub will use clean energy via a geothermal system to keep the temperature of its general area between 15 to 25°C. By occupying the air that circulates through the subfloor a significant reduction of energy consumption will be achieved.

“With more than 40 years demonstrating commitment to the Chilean market, this cutting-edge facility will leverage the knowledge and experience of our specialised teams and enable Kuehne + Nagel to offer its unique pharma solutions to an extended customer base. This investment is in line with our strategic ongoing commitment to the pharma & healthcare industry globally strengthening our position as a leading player in pharma logistics”, said Ingo Goldhammer, President of Kuehne + Nagel South & Central America.

Posted at 22:15   パーマリンク

2018/06/07/(Thu)

Strategic partnership with Zebraxx: Kuehne + Nagel further enhances global track and trace services for last mile deliveries [Forwarder]

Closer collaboration with Zebraxx to broaden service options
Accelerating innovation in last mile shipment visibility
Enhanced connectivity via social messaging

Kuehne + Nagel and Zebraxx, a leading application service provider of logistics solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership to provide innovative last mile shipment visibility for Kuehne + Nagel’s customers, further enhancing Kuehne + Nagel’s eTouch capabilities.

The partnership will bring the two companies into closer collaboration, accelerating innovation technology with delivery execution tracking solutions. Kuehne + Nagel customers have enjoyed the benefits of Zebraxx for several years; in 2017 almost 10 million transactions have been handled by the system. Now, the growing alliance will strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s capacity to offer additional methods for collecting and sharing delivery information, such as real-time vehicle location, photographic evidence of the state of consignments and delivery confirmation, IoT validation or electronic proof-of-delivery (ePOD) – independent from backbone systems and carriers used. Customers will be further integrated in the data exchange; enhanced functionalities on mobile devices, like alerts or ePOD via social messengers, will improve the seamless interaction along the supply chain.

Working with KN Login, Kuehne + Nagel’s monitoring and visibility platform, customers will benefit from a standardised single source for all delivery information, which further enhances the customer proposition and supports wider geographic roll-out.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics: “We are seeing an increasing need for improved visibility solutions to service our customers. As our environment becomes more and more digital, customers are demanding greater flexibility and options in the solutions we can offer them and all at a lower cost. Zebraxx has demonstrated a willingness to embrace innovative and imaginative ideas and transform them into valuable solutions for our business and our customers.”

Bernd Heymanns, Managing Director of Zebraxx: “We are in a long lasting working relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. This formalisation and commitment to partnership brings our companies closer and provides the platform for us to work on some exciting projects together, enhancing last mile shipment visibility for the customers worldwide.”

Posted at 23:05   パーマリンク

2018/06/06/(Wed)

Digital Supply Chain Management: Kuehne + Nagel launches KN ControlTowerDynamic, a new end-to-end solution for small and medium-sized companies [Forwarder]

Multi-modal management of the entire supply chain
Based on the global Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics leading solution
Focus on industrial, consumer and high-tech industries

Due to an increasing demand of cost-efficient transportation management solutions from leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics has developed the new KN ControlTowerDynamic.

KN ControlTowerDynamic will allow SME customers to benefit from a scalable and efficient supply chain management solution with faster time-to-value and a revolutionary pricing model. Based on the global leading Integrated Logistics organisation, KN ControlTowerDynamic has been designed to fulfil all major SME requirements especially for customers in the industrial, consumer and high-tech industries.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics: “Small and medium-sized enterprises are of special importance for Kuehne + Nagel. They face the same challenges as the big corporations in terms of needs of advanced end-to-end visibility solutions and harmonised reporting and analytics. KN ControlTowerDynamic is the first product in the logistics market that is specifically designed for them. It completes our global offering. We are an active partner in the digital transformation of the SME’s around the world.”

Posted at 21:10   パーマリンク

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