Panalpina launches new Latin service

PANALPINA is offering its customers a new service linking its worldwide network with Latin America.

The company has launched a new innovative service called Palmair. Using the gateway in Miami, Panalpina will offer a direct transhipment concept for destinations in Latin America in cooperation with its longstanding partner Centurion Air Cargo. The maiden flight took place on 6 April, 2008.

Miami serves as both Centurion Air Cargo’s base as well as Panalpina’s gateway to Latin America for freight originating from Europe, Asia and North America. With the new concept, the two companies establish a link between the Latin American connections of Centurion and Panalpina’s European road feeder network with its hub in Luxembourg. Therefore it was an obvious decision for Centurion to subcontract the first leg to Luxembourg-based Cargolux. This set-up enables Panalpina total control of the entire cargo flow from origin to destination.

The main destinations served through the new service are Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla (all in Columbia), Caracas (Venezuela), Lima (Peru) and Manaus (Brazil) amongst others.

Panalpina Air Freight managing director, Robert Frei, (above) said: “With this service we respond to the full environment where the customers in Latin America can gain more influence and control in the routing and monitoring of the cargo.”

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