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2018/11/17/(Sat)

Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its digital seafreight platform Sea Explorer into a smart gateway for all liner services in container shipping [Forwarder]

A path finding algorithm provides extensive coverage between 1,200 ports to and from every corner of the world
Realistic lead times on direct services can be compared with announced transit times from carriers
Data-driven insights unlock new possibilities for a more reliable and sustainable seafreight supply chain planning
Full transparency of quality and sustainability for each operating service loop based on Big Data technology
Customers can leverage real-time service information to make best informed decisions
Schindellegi / CH, November 15, 2018 – Kuehne + Nagel’s Sea Explorer provides digitally enabled service insights to the world’s largest seafreight service network. With the implementation of service connections and transshipments, the company further expands its seafreight platform. Sea Explorer is now offering smart connections between more than 1,200 ports around the globe through an advanced pathfinding algorithm. More than 63,000 port pairs are connected either by 750 direct weekly services or by a multitude of transshipment options.

Otto Schacht, Member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Seafreight: “This extension takes Sea Explorer to the next level and complements Kuehne + Nagel’s intelligent seafreight offering. It is the smart platform for all liner services in container shipping. With powerful features, like comparing realistic lead times for direct services and an intuitive navigation, customers will be able to unlock new opportunities for their day-to-day operations. For the first time a platform provides full visibility on CO2 emissions across carrier and individual services. Also in the light of the upcoming IMO 2020 regulations this will enable shippers to contribute towards a green economy and sustainable global maritime transportation. Kuehne + Nagel leverages big data technology capabilities and information from operational system to grant unique insights to sea transport options.”

Users can find, compare and visualise shipment options across carriers. Information on services are validated by more than 200 million data sets per day from multiple sources, such as AIS (Automated Identification System) and Kuehne + Nagel’s operational systems.

Sea Explorer is an agile project that will be continuously enhanced, based on close collaboration with customers.

Posted at 11:09   パーマリンク

Panalpina’s new logistics center in Singapore obtains GDP certification [Forwarder]

After Bogotá in August, 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 GDP quality assurance standard includes stringent requirements for the handling, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals. The number of Panalpina locations globally with GDP certification now stands at 32.


The GDP certificate was issued by Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) following a rigorous inspection. To be granted GDP certification in Singapore, companies must demonstrate compliance with HSA GDP guidelines, which are based on the most important global guidelines. With the new GDP certification, Panalpina is authorized to store, handle and distribute medicines in the local market and to ship them abroad on behalf of pharmaceutical companies.

“The pharmaceutical sector in Singapore has developed enormously since 2000 and the companies are increasingly outsourcing the logistics for their highly sensitive products,” says Gino Marzola, Panalpina’s managing director for Singapore and Malaysia. “Healthcare supply chains have a zero-fault tolerance, and the GDP certification for our brand-new facility demonstrates that we can meet that requirement. We also give pharmaceutical companies access to a global, quality distribution network for their products.”

The pharmaceutical sector is particularly important to Singapore. According to the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), eight of the top ten pharmaceutical companies have a presence in the city-state, manufacturing four of the top ten drugs by global revenue. In 2016, the sector produced more than S$16 billion worth of products for global markets.

Many pharmaceutical companies demand from third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that the business units that handle their products are certified according to Good Distribution Practice (GDP), a set of guidelines for the proper distribution of medicinal products for human use.

Panalpina realizes that maintaining product quality and safety of pharmaceuticals in the supply chain is highly critical. In line with this, the company has taken strong initiatives to exceed the expectations of healthcare customers. Today, Panalpina has a global coverage of GDP-compliant locations. 32 of the locations, the new logistics center in Singapore included, are GDP-certified and this number is on the increase.

Posted at 11:08   パーマリンク

2018/11/07/(Wed)

Terex Corporation selects Kuehne + Nagel for digital supply chain management [Forwarder]

Global transportation management through single point of contact
Greater visibility, speed and productivity via KN ControlTower
Geographical scope expanded to Europe and Asia

Kuehne + Nagel announced a multi-year contract extension with Terex Corporation, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of lifting and material processing equipment. The relationship between Kuehne + Nagel and Terex started in 2013 and allows Terex to improve transport management control and visibility by leveraging the KN ControlTower capabilities.

The new agreement enlarges this relationship by including all Terex Corporation Business segments, expanding geographical scope to Europe and Asia and embedding the complete supply chain from raw material to end customers. Kuehne + Nagel serves as a single point of contact for Terex.

“This relationship emphasizes the pivotal role our end-to-end logistics solution has in supporting the needs of Terex Corporation’s global business and their customers. Additional digital solutions will allow Terex to include predictive analytics and digital supply chain modelling to create a faster and more predictable supply chain”, said Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for Contract Logistics.

KN ControlTower is a Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics product that provides managed services tailored to meet customer needs, simplifying supply chain complexity through integrated end-to-end solutions. It combines the company’s industry expertise, logistics resources and innovative technology to provide essential network coordination that delivers enhanced visibility of the flow of goods, data and payments. This enables customers to optimise logistics operating costs, lead times and inventory levels.

Posted at 21:35   パーマリンク

2018/11/04/(Sun)

Panalpina: 6,000 km overland shipment from China to Kyrgyzstan [Forwarder]

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In barely 14 days, Panalpina completed a 6,000 km cross-border journey to deliver 125 tons of industrial equipment from Wuxi, a city near Shanghai, China, to Tokmok, Kyrgyzstan, for Swiss-based Bühler Group.

In light of China’s One-Belt-One-Road strategy, Bühler, whose core technologies are in the areas of mechanical and thermal process engineering, needed an overland transport solution for its first production line for export to Kyrgyzstan.

As Bühler’s global strategic partner, Panalpina used a tailor-made solution with eleven flatbed trucks to carry the 935-cubic-meter load. The equipment was collected at different locations in Wuxi and transported to Xinjiang in western China, and then across the border at Torugart Pass, one of only two border crossings between the countries. Once on Kyrgyz soil, the convoy headed north to its final destination at Tokmok.

Panalpina’s customized end-to-end solution included a cargo packing plan and wooden crate repacking to maximize loading capacity; customs clearance; and transshipment to foreign trucks.

The Panalpina Suzhou business unit acted as command center, setting up effective communication channels at multiple points in China and abroad for complete visibility and control.

Although cross-border trucking from China to Central Asia is a relatively new trend, it is becoming increasingly popular, as it represents a reliable and cost-effective solution with a high level of security.

Panalpina is well-known and appreciated in the Chinese market for its experience in handling scheduled and one-off overdimensional projects, and maintains a high level of readiness.

Posted at 18:47   パーマリンク

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