Panalpina wins large five-year contract with oil and gas major for Iraqi project [Forwarder]
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 and besides transport Panalpina will also provide customs clearance, light warehousing, full order management and in-house staffing for the customer. Additionally, Panalpina will handle ad hoc air and ocean chartering for this project.
Panalpina has worked with the customer since 2010 in the USA and over the last seven years has developed activities with several divisions and geographies, which now also include Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Morocco. In 2015, Panalpina and the customer developed an automated order management system in the USA, and building on this expertise Panalpina will expand the value offering to the project in Iraq throughout the duration of the contract.
Another critical factor for winning this new business was the fact that Panalpina fosters local expertise in a key country such as Iraq, meaning that the company employs a local workforce instead of an expat workforce. This showcased Panalpina’s commitment to continue developing its resources and expertise with local labor in the same way as the customer does. The customer was also impressed by Panalpina’s strong commitment to health, quality, safety and environment as well as ethics and compliance.
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Panalpina rolls out new IT platform in Germany Press Release • Jun 12, 2017 15:45 GMT [Forwarder]
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 which will lessen the impact of current market volatilities and corresponding margin pressure.
As planned, Panalpina went live with its new transportation management system at the end of May, in different business units throughout Germany. Before the actual go-live took place in Germany, a major release upgrade was installed, that brought significant improvements and new functionalities to the system.
“With the go-live and phased deployment of our new transportation management system in Germany, we have successfully demonstrated the system’s ability to scale-up to higher volumes and are now tackling larger countries with more confidence,” says Alain Dejalle, chief transformation officer at Panalpina. “To put things into perspective: Panalpina Germany is our third biggest organization in terms of shipment transactions globally. The successful roll-out in Germany will further confirm the system’s capabilities. Germany is now the fifth country using our new operating platform, after Switzerland, Singapore, Italy and Canada, where the system has already been fully implemented.”
Once the roll-out in Germany is completed, about 30% of all transactions will be handled on the new platform. The preparations for deployment in the next big country, the U.S., are well advanced and its roll-out will be another important milestone in this project.
“Ensuring business continuity for our customers is always the top priority when we roll out the new system in a country,” explains Dominik Wiesler, Panalpina’s country manager for Germany. “I am happy to report there have been no disruptions or negative impacts on our customers. We’ve made great progress and our teams have done a tremendous job.”
During the ramp-up, Germany will focus on having all Ocean Freight transactions handled on the new system by July and all Air Freight transactions by October, at the latest.
Panalpina’s CEO Stefan Karlen says: “I am very pleased with the successful roll-out in Germany. This is an important milestone in our operations transformation program, and validates both the scalability and robustness of our approach.”
“While we see continuous strong volumes, we are still facing margin erosion, as previously communicated. As a result, we expect these market challenges to adversely impact our profitability levels and we anticipate lower results for the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year,” adds Karlen.
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Panalpina Logistics Manufacturing Services (LMS) [Forwarder]
Panalpina’s pioneering Panalpina first introduced LMS for the telecoms industry in Brazil in 2014 and soon afterwards expanded the offering to Panama and Dubai where a new state-of-the-art facility was officially opened in March. In the article, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, says: “These state-of-the-art logistics hubs have been set up to accommodate the evolving dynamics in supply chains and are delivering tailor-made services.” Anthonie Verploegh, Panalpina’s head of Logistics and Manufacturing for the MEAC (Middle East, Africa and CIS) region, explains the latest set-up in Dubai, the value it offers to customers, including speed to market, and where the company sees more opportunity for growth with LMS.
Posted at 21:49 パーマリンク
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