Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More LCL Freight Consolidations For Asian Service

Panalpina Launch Six New Options
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – Swiss freight forwarding group Panalpina announced today they would be increasing their regional Less than Container Load (LCL) services through their in house carrier Pantainer Express Line. The company says it is a reaction to greater demand from Intra Asian trade customers, especially in the consumer, high-tech and telecom industry, to further optimize their supply chains for smaller orders.

The six new guaranteed weekly services all run out of Shanghai (China), separately connecting to Keelung (Taiwan), Manila (Philippines), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore and Jakarta (Indonesia). The services to Bangkok and Singapore already existed but have now been upgraded to two and three sailings respectively per week.

Panalpina claim the new LCL services represent a reliable and cost worthy option to air freight or Full Container Loads (FCL) on the Intra Asia trade and with short lead times and the improved frequencies customers will now benefit from ocean freight economies of scale regardless of their order volumes. Frank Hercksen, Global Head of Ocean Freight at Panalpina commented:

"Intra Asia plays a pivotal role in our global LCL network and in the Group’s growth strategy and we are committed to delivering new solutions that meet our customers supply chain needs.”