Thursday, August 18, 2011

Extension of Container Freight Service From Panalpina

Logistics Specialist Introduces New Routes
Shipping News Feature

NETHERLANDS – ASIA – Swiss freight forwarding and logistics group Panalpina has announced a service extension this week of its LCL (Less than Container Load) services between Asia and Europe by introducing three new own operated direct options which will run between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore to Rotterdam reducing the company’s transit times for these routes from between two to four days with an appropriate cut in CO2 emissions of up to 6.5%.

The supply chain specialist says the three new guaranteed weekly services have been launched to meet increased customer demands and strengthen Panalpina’s position as a recognised LCL service provider on the Asia to Europe trade. They also complement Panalpina’s existing services into Antwerp (Belgium), one of the group’s strategic LCL hub locations.

Transit times between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore and Rotterdam will now be 26,22 and 18 days respectively as they cut out transhipment at the group’s Antwerp hub. Like other logistics suppliers operating in the region, Panalpina say it has implemented a long term strategy to grow business on key Asia trade lanes, especially on the Far East Westbound, Transpacific Eastbound, Intra Asia, Asia to Latin America and Asia to Middle East trade. Carsten Meyer, Global Head of Ocean Freight LCL at Panalpina says:

“We are constantly expanding our own operated global LCL network through our in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The newly launched direct services to Rotterdam are only a few of many more to come.”