Panalpina completes paperless cargo flights

Panalpina has announced it is running paperless flights for general air freight using its own controlled modern B747- 8 freighters on port-to-port services with final destination in Europe, Hong Kong and the US.


Panalpina completes paperless cargo flights


Panalpina has announced it is running paperless flights for general air freight using its own controlled modern B747- 8 freighters on port-to-port services with final destination in Europe, Hong Kong and the US. Panalpina now runs regular e-freight air freight services between Huntsville and Luxembourg, from Luxembourg to Hong Kong, and from Guadalajara (Mexico) to Huntsville.

Panalpina is expanding its paperless air freight network every month and the company is confident that it can fly all general air freight on its own controlled B747-8 Freighters without paper in less than two months’ time, the only exceptions being flights to and from the MEAC region (Middle East, Africa, CIS), Mainland China and Brazil. By 2015 the company aims to eradicate 80 per cent of pouches for all general air cargo, be it on the own controlled network or on commercial flights.

“The benefits of going digital are clear: more efficiency, less cost, reduced environmental impact and increased data quality – but it isn’t easy,” says Lucas Kuehner, global head of Air Freight at Panalpina. “Air freight is complex, fragmented and lacks standardisation – but we are overcoming these challenges together with our partners. Being active in the industry is a key to our success.