Panalpina is one of the world’s leading LCL service providers. LCL offers the possibility of consolidating multiple consignments from multiple customers in one Full Container Load (FCL). Customers can ship low volumes without having the cost commitments of a full container. Hence, LCL gives customers with lower volume shipments access to the economies of scale in ocean freight that are normally restricted to full container movements. Panalpina’s global LCL network consists of numerous direct LCL services and strategically located hubs. Customers benefit from an optimized logistics spend, more flexibility and seamless door-to-door services with the highest level of schedule integrity and reliability in transit times.
Panalpina’s improved LCL network cements its place as one of the most flexible and reliable LCL service providers in the world. As the modal shift from air freight to ocean freight continues, Panalpina is giving customers more options and better choices to handle any transport need anywhere in the world.
Rather than simply expanding the LCL network, Panalpina monitors and evaluates trade growth and global economies to identify routes where an LCL service can either be implemented or improved. The company manages about 500 services within its LCL network. Roughly 15% of Panalpina’s services operate two or three sailings a week, adding to the network’s flexibility.