Friday, November 13, 2009

Panalpina Wins Logistics Contracts From Halliburton and Weatherford

Major New Business in Supporting Oil and Gas Companies
Shipping News Feature

SWITZERLAND - Weatherford and Halliburton, two major global players in the oil and gas industry, have awarded significant new businesses to the Swiss-based forwarding and logistics group, Panalpina.

Weatherford is one of the largest global providers of innovative mechanical solutions, technology applications and services for all phases of oil and gas developments. The Group has awarded Panalpina with significant air and ocean freight export business from the United States and from Canada.

In addition, Panalpina will be responsible for packing services for export shipments destined to Latin America, Africa and Russia.

The appointment of Panalpina to handle this business will generate significant transport volumes to Latin America, Scotland, Africa and to the CIS countries.

In addition, Panalpina Houston was successful in winning a contract to handle all of Halliburton’s air freight business from the U.S. to Europe (except Norway). This traffic will amount to over 1000 tons annually and will primarily be routed via the Dixie Jet service from Huntsville, Alabama that Panalpina runs in conjunction with Atlas Air.

Halliburton has also awarded Panalpina Canada with its air freight and ocean freight exports from Canada to all of Europe (except Norway), Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

(pic: © Panalpina)