Panalpina and CEVA Logistics have launched new less-than-containerload services, tapping into strong customer demand in fast growing trade lanes in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region.
Panalpina’s four Latin American services, operated by in-house carrier Pantainer Express Line, are part of the Swiss logistics giant’s strategy to create a global LCL network linking the world’s major ports.
The new guaranteed weekly and biweekly services will connect Buenaventura, Colombia, with Guayaquil, Ecuador, and Colon, Panama; Santos, Brazil, with Colon; and Veracruz, Mexico with La Guairá, Venezuela.
The new direct service from Veracruz to La Guairá takes 12 days, a reduction of 15 days on the previous routing.
“Customers want simplicity and global reach. In 2011 alone, we launched more than 50 new LCL services, the majority of them involving Asia,” said Frank Hercksen, Global Head of Ocean Freight at Panalpina.
CEVA Logistics has begun three new LCL services between China and Australia on already operational Asia-Pacific trade lanes.
The new services link Shanghai and Singapore with three locations in Australia — Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
The Netherlands-based logistics group said it plans to launch further LCL services to Sydney and Melbourne from Hong Kong and Hamburg in the coming months.
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