Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai World Central (DWC), the huge government-backed trade initiative which includes the new Al Maktoum International airport, has announced the launch of a new scheduled freighter service managed by Panalpina, a leading logistics provider.
According to DWC, Panalpina will make use of "state-of-the-art logistics facilities" to expand its operations across the region.
It was revealed that following the arrival of a full, all-cargo B747F aircraft on October 15, 2010, Panalpina is connecting Luxembourg with Hong Kong twice weekly via Al Maktoum International.
"Following the recent opening of Al Maktoum International and the ever-increasing demand for a world-class logistics environment, the successful opening of Panalpina's freight operations highlights our commitment to providing integrated solutions for global logistics providers," said Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman at Dubai Aviation City Corporation.
Panalpina, which has a global air freight network spanning more than 80 countries, said it was pleased with the "extensive, purpose-built facilities" at DWC.