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Lubricating Shell’s supply chain in Singapore [Forwarder]


Earlier this year Panalpina officially opened its new, purpose-built logistics center in Singapore. One of the first and largest customers to use the new facility is Royal Dutch Shell.

Panalpina has already been handling international transport for Shell for over three years and will now handle local deliveries in addition to warehousing for Shell’s integrated lubricants and grease production facility in Tuas, which is located 12 kilometers away from Panalpina’s new logistics center on Pioneer View.

Enjoy this amazing drone footage of our new logistics center by the Ayer Rajah Expressway in Singapore.

The Shell Tuas plant has a size equivalent to almost 25 football fields. It is Shell’s third largest lubricants plant in the world and the second largest in Asia-Pacific. The plant is capable of producing up to 430 million liters of lubricants and greases every year – enough to change the engine oil of over 12,000 cars, every hour, every day.

Plant logistics and regional distribution for Shell Lubricants

Panalpina operates inplant warehousing for Shell Lubricants in Tuas, managing the internal movement of finished goods from the production line for dispatch to the new logistics center that acts as a regional distribution center. Panalpina also manages transport between the plant and the center and delivery to the end customer.

The plant is adjacent to the Singapore Lube Park (SLP) and uses the latest, highly-automated lubricant blending, filling and packaging technology. SLP contains an import-export jetty, pipelines and a tank farm.

“This state-of-the-art, highly automated facility in Singapore was built to support our business ambitions here in the APAC region. It serves as a strategic production hub, and will be the centerpiece of our lubricants supply chain network to reliably supply our world-class lubricants to millions of customers in the region,” said Huibert Vigeveno, Shell Global Commercial, Executive Vice President, speaking at the inauguration of the plant in November last year.

Asia represents over 40% of the world’s lubricants demand, and is home to half of the world’s largest lubricants markets. Three out of Shell’s five base oil plants are in Asia.

“This facility will also further strengthen our marine lubricant business presence here in Singapore, the world’s second busiest port,” added Vigeveno.

Panalpina’s warehouse management and some of the freight contracts span over several years, an exception from the 12-month period customary for freight handling.

The new agreement with Shell goes in hand with Panalpina’s push for the further development of operations in and out of Singapore and Asia-Pacific.

Streamlined execution of end-to-end solutions with strong safety controls

“We have already been working successfully with Shell in other facilities in the USA. Now we will also add value to Shell Lubricants with the streamlined execution of end-to-end solutions and robust HSSE. “We are helping Shell one region at a time to better integrate, streamline and get the most out of their supply chain,” said Saida Sawyer, global key account manager at Panalpina.

Panalpina’s new warehouse center offers 25,800 m2 of usable space over six floors, each floor with 10-meter clear height. The building also features a unique yard and container storage on the rooftop, which can accommodate 44 fully loaded 40-foot trailers.

Shell currently occupies two floors. The majority of these goods end up shipping to four major destinations in Australia.



Posted at 21:24   パーマリンク

Colombia: Panalpina opens first ocean freight hub operation [Forwarder]

Panalpina brings to the market another industry first with the Less than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Freight hub in Cartagena, Colombia, which connects services in Europe, Asia and Latin America with Central America and the Caribbean. Operated entirely by Panalpina, this new development offers customers more than 30 new LCL services, reduced transit times and greater coverage.

Adding the Colombia hub to its global LCL network infrastructure creates a unique offering in the market and further strengthens Panalpina’s position as one of the leading LCL service providers in Latin America, which has long been a focus area for the global freight forwarder.

“According to global economic projections, growth is expected to reach 1.7 percent in 2018 and 2.3 percent in 2019 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” says Clas Thorell, Panalpina’s global head of Ocean Freight LCL. “We want to be part of the future of this emerging market by offering financially viable solutions to customers who source or distribute in these markets.” The Colombia hub offers 20 inbound connections and 18 outbound connections through Pantainer Express Line, allowing smaller shipments to move by ocean with consistent and regular departures.

Stefan Karlen, Panalpina CEO adds: “This is a long-term investment in the global supply chain that we believe will be beneficial for our customers and Panalpina, today and well into the future. Now, our Colombia hub reduces transhipment time and allows faster access to markets. The future opportunities it opens up are real possibilities for our customers to pursue investments in the region and that is what we are looking to achieve – solutions that foster growth for Panalpina, our customers and the communities where we operate.”

Colombia hub services

Panalpina’s inbound services operate weekly into the Port of Cartagena from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain in Europe; Miami and New York in the United States; Altamira and Veracruz in Mexico; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in Central America; the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean; Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peruin South America; and South Korea in Asia.

Outbound services operate weekly from the Port of Cartagena to the Netherlands in Europe; New York in the United States; Veracruz in Mexico; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama in Central America; Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, as well as Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean; Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru in South America; and South Korea in Asia.

All services are easily viewed in Panalpina’s online LCL sailings schedule.

Notes to the editor:

Optimized logistics spend, more flexibility, reliability and improved supply chain

Panalpina is one of the world’s leading LCL service providers. LCL offers the possibility of consolidating multiple consignments from multiple customers in one Full Container Load (FCL). Customers can ship low volumes without having the cost commitments of a full container. Hence, LCL gives customers with lower volume shipments access to the economies of scale in ocean freight that are normally restricted to full container movements. Panalpina’s global LCL network consists of numerous direct LCL services and strategically located hubs. Customers benefit from an optimized logistics spend, more flexibility and seamless door-to-door services with the highest level of schedule integrity and reliability in transit times.

Posted at 21:21   パーマリンク


Rapid response from the air: medicines successfully delivered using a parcel drone in East Africa [Humanitarian Logistics]


DHL, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and drone manufacturer Wingcopter complete successful pilot project
More than 180 take-offs and landings, over 2,200 km flown and roughly 2,000 flight minutes recorded

Revolutionising the delivery of medicines to remote areas using drones - the pilot project Deliver Future proves that it's not science fiction. Three experts in their respective fields are making it happen: DHL, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German drone manufacturer Wingcopter. Over a six-month period, they successfully tested the delivery of medicines using a drone to an island in Lake Victoria. During the trials, the autonomous DHL Parcelcopter 4.0 completed the 60 km flight from the mainland to the island in 40 minutes on average. A total of 2,200 km were flown and roughly 2,000 flight minutes recorded during the pilot project.

Posted at 18:14   パーマリンク

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens footprint in Indonesia through strategic acquisition [Forwarder]

Extension of strategic partnership with Wira Logistics through acquisition of its logistics operations
Establishment of nationwide logistics and distribution network to provide fully integrated end-to-end logistics solutions across Indonesia
Indonesia as one of the Asian key development markets forKuehne + Nagel’s contract logistics

Kuehne + Nagel announced the acquisition of the logistics operations of Wira Logistics, a leading Indonesian logistics company. This strategic acquisition will strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s nationwide warehousing and distribution network in Indonesia.

Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for contract logistics, says: “Indonesia is arguably the most important internet market in South East Asia in terms of its sheer size, emerging middle class and digitally savvy population. With this acquisition we can leverage our global eCommerce strategy. At the same time it allows us to strengthen our Contract Logistics footprint in Asia and our position as a leading logistics service provider. The tightened domestic network will further enhance our value proposition of providing fully integrated end-to-end logistics solutions to our customers across Indonesia.”

The expansion of Kuehne + Nagel’s warehousing and distribution capabilities in Indonesia where imports and exports account for close to US$ 300 billion annually has been a strategic focus for the company. The country’s burgeoning middle class is driving increased purchasing power making it an important consumer market for many companies.

“Kuehne + Nagel started operations in Indonesia in 1992. Over the years, we have become the logistics partner of choice for many blue chip multi-national corporations and local companies. These partnerships are a testament of our expertise and understanding of our customers’ needs, regardless of the size of their company. We are very excited by this acquisition and the additional opportunities that it will create for our business,” said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne + Nagel South Asia Pacific.

“Wira is very proud to expand our fruitful relationship with Kuehne + Nagel. Our existing and future customers will stand to benefit from Kuehne + Nagel’s market-leading position, capabilities and global expertise,” said Ekahadi Djaja, President Commissioner, PT. Wira Logistics.

Posted at 18:08   パーマリンク


Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP get Sarajevo International Airport ready to support disaster relief efforts [Humanitarian Logistics]

44th Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop will be held in Bosnia-Herzegovina September 24-28
The four-day training and assessment program will result in the creation of a customized disaster response action plan for Sarajevo International Airport

Bosnia and Herzegovina is vulnerable to natural and climate related hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, heat waves, droughts and wild fires. In the immediate aftermath of such disasters, airports play a critical role in channeling humanitarian teams and relief goods quickly to people in need. To build resilience against future natural disasters, Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) team up with Sarajevo International Airport, the Ministry of Security, the Ministry of Communications and Transport, military representatives as well as other government officials and humanitarian response experts at Sarajevo International Airport to conduct their internationally recognized Getting Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) program from September 24 to 28.

In 2014 the flood that impacted parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina was the worst flooding in 120 years and required authorities to declare a state of emergency. The floods affected one million people and destroyed infrastructure, businesses, livelihoods, farms and crops. Sarajevo airport played a key role in flying in relief supplies from abroad. As the effects of climate change continue to manifest themselves, Bosnia and Herzegovina expect to face more extreme weather challenges.

"Creating a disaster resilient infrastructure which includes disaster ready airports is crucial in order to save lives and reduce economic loss", underlined Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov, UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Deputy Resident Representative. "Better preparedness of all institutions involved to promptly act when disaster occurs and coordinate the response is a must", added Khoshmukhamedov.

"During times of emergency and disaster it is essential to have a trained team and a customized surge response plan in place. All team members should know how to handle the dramatic rise in air traffic and the flow of goods and people that typically follows a disaster," said Chris Weeks, Director of Humanitarian Affairs for Deutsche Post DHL Group. "Sarajevo International Airport is a strategically important airport in case of a natural disaster. In the Region Armenian and Kazakh airport authorities are already GARD trained and therefore well prepared for a surge in air traffic."

Over 25 participating officials and experts will join the four-day GARD workshop led by Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP experts. During the program, participants and trainers will evaluate the current level of preparedness at the airport, conduct training exercises, and develop specific recommendations as well as an individual action plan to ensure that the airport is prepared for future disasters.

Armin Kajmaković, director of International airport Sarajevo underscored the importance infrastructural capabilities and efficient administrative procedures play in quickly and effectively channeling relief efforts from airports to affected communities. “In addition to reassessing airport facilities and strengthening staff expertise, the workshop will lead to a series of follow-up activities including an action plan that we can use to build up our readiness for any potential emergencies,” Kajmaković continued. "We are committed to working together with all emergency counterparts to follow up on implementation and further strengthening our resilience."

Posted at 20:54   パーマリンク

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