Panalpina launches four new ocean freight services from Asia to Israel

Jul 9, 2010

Customer demand for premium LCL (less than container load) ocean freight services from Asia to Israel has been growing in recent months. By launching four new services from the Chinese ports of Hong Kong, Yantian, Ningbo and Shanghai to Ashdod, Panalpina considerably upgrades its LCL ocean service portfolio on this trade lane.

“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.

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.