Collaborative Approach Secures Panalpina Contract For Roadways Container Logistics
Roadways Container Logistics announces its new contract with Panalpina, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions.
Awarded the contract following a formal four-way pitch, Roadways Container Logistics is now undertaking import movements on behalf of Panalpina’s Manchester, Birmingham and London Heathrow branches.
Roadways’ Manchester office has been designated Panalpina’s business co-ordination centre and its existing client portfolio perfectly complements Panalpina’s shipping line partners.
Marc Wynne, General Manager at Roadways Container Logistics says: ‘We are delighted to be working with Panalpina and playing a key role in its UK logistics strategy. The consultative and measured approach Panalpina has adopted in rolling out its new relationship with us; initially we worked with Panalpina’s Manchester office and have recently added Birmingham and London Heathrow, has worked well and is already yielding cost and efficiency benefits. As we move towards 2014 the relationship is set to develop further as Roadways’ responsibilities broaden to include management of export movements.’
Alan Hewitt, Panalpina’s Country Head of Ocean Freight UK & Ireland says: ‘In studying our UK container transport arrangements we found that over 90% was handled directly by the shipping lines. We wanted to identify an expert container logistics provider that could offer both operational and cost efficiencies whilst giving us more flexibility and control.
‘Key to our plans, however, was to work with an organisation that understood the benefits a mutually beneficial partnership could bring to all parties. From the outset of discussions it was evident Roadways embraced this approach and the holistic relationship we now enjoy with Roadways and our shipping line partners ensures we are all equal beneficiaries of the association.’