Panalpina’s new online tool gives LCL customers more visibility
Panalpina has launched an online Less than Container Load (LCL) Sailing Schedule to give customers a quick and easy way to explore its entire LCL network and find the sailings best suited to their needs. The service provides up-to-date information on nearly 35,000 point-to-point connections worldwide.
Panalpina’s global LCL network continues to expand, giving customers more ways to transport their goods more efficiently. But with so many routes and options to consider, selecting the best routing can be difficult. Panalpina is addressing the issue by introducing its LCL Sailing Schedule, an online tool that gives users access to the company’s latest LCL sailing information worldwide, enabling them to see every LCL option available and make informed decisions anywhere, anytime.
“Our new tool gives customers a clear and precise way to search through our entire LCL portfolio and find the best options for their specific needs quickly,” says Clas Thorell, global head of Ocean Freight LCL at Panalpina. “So far customers had to call us or send us an email to find out about our LCL options. This tool gives them complete visibility of every option in one place. The increased visibility makes managing orders and inventories easier.”
The LCL Sailing Schedule is open to anyone, with no access codes or passwords required. Users simply enter their Container Freight Station (CFS) origin and destination, and the service provides up-to-date information on transit times, cut-off times, arrival dates, deconsolidation dates, plus the name of the vessel.
Panalpina’s LCL Sailing Schedule officially launched on September 22, 2014. The schedule is linked to the company’s global shipping system, which allows it to capture the required sailing data and present it to users through an easy-to-use interface. Full details on both direct services and transshipments are provided.
All new LCL services are added to the schedule as soon as they go live; one of the most recent was a new additional Singapore to Santos, Brazil service. This takes Panalpina’s weekly departures on this specific route to three – which is industry-leading.
Panalpina’s LCL network is constantly expanding, and so is the LCL Sailing Schedule. Panalpina is already looking at adding a booking option, which will allow customers to find, compare and book shipments with ease.
Click here to see Panalpina’s LCL Sailing Schedule.
Notes to the editor:Optimized logistics spend, more flexibility, reliability and improved supply chain
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.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. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs over 16,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.
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