Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Panalpina Begin New Air Freight Services

Global Scheduled Express Cargo Flights Available
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – MIDDLE EAST – ASIA – SOUTH AMERICA – Panalpina, the global logistics and freight forwarding group, has launched its new own controlled regular air freight services connecting Luxembourg with the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport and Hong Kong. Additionally Panalpina announces the introduction of an express air service from Hong Kong via Huntsville/Alabama to São Paulo in Brazil.

As with their “Dixie Jet” transatlantic service Panalpina uses Boeing 747-400F aircraft operated by Atlas Air and with the arrival of the Atlas all cargo B747F airplane last week, Panalpina has successfully launched its recently announced own controlled airfreight service to Dubai, the first ever scheduled freighter service calling at the new state-of-the-art airport. Dubai will be regularly served as part of the shipping groups new round the world rotation connecting Luxembourg, Dubai, South Africa, Hong Kong, North America and Latin America.

According to Claus Schmidt, Panalpina’s Middle East Area Manager:

“This service is a milestone in Panalpina’s growth plans in the region. It links our new Middle East distribution centre at DWC with our network in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. It also allows us to offer our customers a unique and highly flexible solution for time sensitive airfreight, including fast turnaround times from cargo arrival to delivery.”

In addition, the company announces a new express service to Brazil with an airport-to-airport transit time of 30 hours from Hong Kong via Huntsville to São Paulo. Karl Weyeneth, Chief Operating Officer of the Panalpina Group said:

“This transportation leg is being added due to the high demand for fast and reliable connections from Asia to Brazil.”

Pic: Map of the new Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport