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Panalpina wants to minimize global resource consumption, CO2 emissions and the exposure to hazardous goods. We strive to reduce the environmental impact of the forwarding and logistics operations by providing our customers with innovative tools like EcoTransIT and the following concepts:

  • Cargo consolidationA program for eco-efficient forwarding
  • Modal shiftTo facilitate the combined use of alternative transportation modes
  • Hazmat handlingHandling hazardous goods with the utmost diligence


Panalpina uses state-of-the-art industry tool EcoTransIT to calculate customer cargo COemissions. EcoTransIT is able to convert activity data based on shipment weight, mode and distances into information about the CO2 emissions generated by our customers’ transport orders.

Cargo consolidation reduces air travel by 20 percent

With this concept we reduce air travel to a number of West African countries by 20 percent and subsequently the CO2 emissions by 40 percent. Panalpina connects oil and gas gateways worldwide to the West African coast. Instead of individual delivery we consolidate freight at our Luxembourg hub. From there we forward it by air to Pointe Noire with a wide-body freighter. The final distribution to African countries such as Angola is conducted either by road to Cabinda or by sea with a Panalpina-owned and - operated vessel to Soyo and Luanda Oil and Gas Sonils base.

Improved efficiency with Panalpina aircraft

Panalpina’s branded 747-8F aircraft offers 16 percent more capacity than the 747-400F. It is also more environmentally friendly with double-digit improvements in fuel efficiency, COemissions and a noise footprint reduction by 30 percent. One innovative feature is that two temperature controlled ranges can be maintained at the same time in the hold, one for 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (cold chain) and one for 15 to 25 degrees Celsius (controlled room temperature). Full visibility of temperature monitoring is guaranteed from pickup – via Panalpina’s air freight hubs – to the final points of delivery.