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Panalpina wins gas transportation deal in Iraq

BAGHDAD, August 16, 2017

Swiss-based Panalpina, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, was recently awarded a contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq.

The contract will run for a minimum of five years, and involves high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volumes.

Work has already begun and besides transport, Panalpina will also provide customs clearance, light warehousing, full order management and in-house staffing for the customer.

Additionally, Panalpina will handle ad hoc air and ocean chartering for this project.

Panalpina has worked with the customer since 2010 in the US and over the last seven years has developed activities with several divisions and geographies, which now also include Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Morocco.

Another critical factor for winning this new business was the fact that Panalpina fosters local expertise in a key country such as Iraq, meaning that the company employs a local workforce instead of an expat workforce, said a statement.

This showcased the company’s commitment to continue developing its resources and expertise with local labour in the same way as the customer does.

The customer was also impressed by Panalpina’s strong commitment to health, quality, safety and environment as well as ethics and compliance, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service

Tags: | Iraq | gas | project | contract | Panalpina | transportation |

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