Saturday, July 6, 2013

Freight Forwarding and Road Haulage Outfits Expand Groupage and Logistics Cooperation

Panalpina Cements Further Relations with Arcese Espana
Shipping News Feature

SWITZERLAND - SPAIN – GERMANY - EUROPE – Third party logistics and freight forwarding group Panalpina is to extend the cooperation it currently enjoys with Arcese, fellow freight agents and international road haulage outfit. The Swiss and Italian groups have seen seven of Panalpina’s German offices working together with Arcese Espana SAU for more than a year and now two more are to be included in the groupage network.

Since early 2012 the Panalpina Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Kehl, Munich, Hamburg, Hanover and Berlin offices have cooperated with Arcese Espana and now Panalpina will tie its Frankfurt and Nuremberg locations into the system which sees both parties claiming added benefits. Antonio Pacciolla, who is responsible for Panalpina’s road freight partners and the subcontractor management in Europe and the Middle East, commented:

“As partners, the two companies complement each other perfectly. Panalpina has access to one of the largest mega-trailer fleets in Europe, and by expanding our partnership with Arcese we can combine the volume flows in less-than-truckload traffic at the main departure points in Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and Spain. In addition, Panalpina Iberia uses Arcese for the local distribution and collection of air and ocean freight shipments.

“Arcese Espana gains access to Panalpina’s road freight network in Central and Eastern Europe. By working together with one of the world’s leading air and ocean freight forwarding companies, Arcese can provide its local customers in Spain a much wider service offering.”

The new arrangement means that groupage and road fleet operator specialist Arcese is now not only the strategic cooperation partner for Panalpina in road freight in Belgium and Italy but also in Spain.