August 9 - An undisclosed oil and gas major has awarded Panalpina a long-term contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq.

The contract will run over a minimum of five years and involve high volumes of air and less than container load (LCL) ocean freight.

In addition to coordinating Customs clearance and warehousing, Panalpina will handle ad hoc air and ocean chartering for the project.

Panalpina has three offices in Iraq - Baghdad, Basra, and Erbil - and will utilise its local workforce for the project.