“Panalpina has reacted very quickly to the increasing demand for regular and seamless end-to-end LCL services and the growing customer base on the trade lane between Asia and Israel”, explains Peter Herling, Panalpina’s Global Head of Product & Procurement Ocean LCL. Panalpina now offers guaranteed weekly departures from Hong Kong (18 days), Yantian (17 days), Ningbo (21 days) and Shanghai (22 days). The new services enhance Panalpina’s already comprehensive LCL network within Asia-Pacific which includes some 50 origins served via the existing mega-hub in Singapore.
Erez Harari, Chief Operating Officer of Amit Ltd., Panalpina’s exclusive partner in Israel, attributes the positive growth “to market recognition of a consistent strong focus and commitment to create new added value services and seamless end-to-end solutions primarily to major companies of the healthcare, fashion, consumer retail and automotive industries, rather than simply moving freight from port to port”, Erez Harari emphasizes. Panalpina anticipates expanding the LCL ocean freight service portfolio from Asia to Israel in the months to come. “We will continue to optimize and complement our already strong service offering”, ensures Erik Gara, Panalpina’s Corporate Product & Procurement Ocean LCL Manager – Asia-Pacific.