September 22, 2014: 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.