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Solar Supply Chain Management

Logistics solutions for the solar industry.

Market Update

  • Industry oriented into segments of up- & down-stream process of solar panel processing
  • Growing market with a high volatility due to: Elimination of subsidies, achievement of grid parity/cost, merging market/companies
  • Logistics activities among supply and demand of solar capital equipment, fab supplement services, solar panel distribution and solar farm projects

Materials & Consumables

  • Silicon 
  • Ingots 
  • Glass 
  • Backsheet 
  • Pastes 
  • Frames

Related Products

  • Air Freight – Wafers only via air freight
  • Ocean Freight – FCL, LCL, DG
  • Land Transport – Dedicated transports, first/last mile transport
  • Contract Logistics – VMI Concept requires warehouse close proximity to manufacturers


  • Turnkey
  • Stand-Alones

Related Products

  • Air Freight – Temperature & humidity control, shock sensitive
  • Ocean Freight – FCL, LCL (less sensitive tools, oversize systems, accessories)
  • Land Transport – Special handling, temperature & humidity control, air-suspended trucks
  • Contract Logistics – Storage (special environment), bonded warehouse, spare parts logistics

Solar Cells

  • Mono & Poly Crystalline
  • Thin-film

Related Products

  • Air Freight – Direct & consol service
  • Ocean Freight – Low-efficiency cells, or RMA
  • Land Transport – First/ last mile transport, sensitive cargo with shock watch requirement
  • Contract Logistics – Buffer storage

Solar Panels

  • Manufacturers & OEM

Related Products

  • Air Freight – Emergency replenishments
  • Ocean Freight – FCL, LCL, Sea+Air
  • Land Transport – First/last mile transport
  • Contract Logistics – RDC concept and buffer storage

Balance of System

  • Inverters
  • Storage 
  • Mounting Systems

Related Products

  • Air Freight – Emergency replenishments
  • Ocean Freight – FCL, LCL, DG, oversized requirements
  • Land Transport – First/last mile transport
  • Contract Logistics – Buffer storage & temporary storage for large size systems

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eSchenker is our most advanced logistic solution yet. It incorporates all eServices into one portal, giving you maximum support at every stage of your supply chain. From tracking and scheduling to booking and reporting, eSchenker has your logistics covered.


The easy-to-use eSchenker tracking tool gives you real-time information about the location and status of your shipment, and its current estimated time of delivery. Allocation of a tracking number means that you can access detailed shipment data online without having to log in. Our tracking technology has now been upgraded with an even more detailed overview and status information for each of your shipments.

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