BASEL: Panalpina has launched ‘Panprojects Carrier’ to manage contracts for multimodal heavylift moves from fabrication to installation sites.
The company says its new offer incorporates a legal framework that reduces the commercial, technical and contractual risks inherent in multimodal project cargo movements to “an absolute minimum”.
Panprojects Carrier does business under Pantainer (H.K.) Limited and acts as an in-house non-asset carrier for Panalpina using chartered tonnage or hired equipment from over 2,300 specialized vessels in the market.
For engineering, procurement and construction companies, plus oil and gas majors “we are closing a gap in the heavylift market that has existed for too long,” declared Erik Hutter, Panalpina’s global head of Marine Chartering.
“Panalpina now offers a unique, seamless solution for multimodal heavylift transportation where the ocean part represents the main leg. And by seamless I do not only mean a complete end-to-end service, but one that is also fully mirrored and governed by an absolutely consistent legal framework,” he added.
The single contract includes the bill of lading and the general terms and conditions according to Michel Dubois, Panalpina’s global head of Energy and Project Solutions: “We consider the total scope of an assignment, identify all possible risks in the transport chain and then clearly define and stipulate in a single contract the responsibilities and liabilities applicable to each transport leg, including overland pre-carriage, port handling and stevedoring, the ocean main leg, and overland post-carriage.”