Blog posts • Aug 02, 2019 08:45 GMT
In the early years of the cold chain, its processes were mostly managed by manufacturers, but specialty transport companies soon took over. By the 1950s, third-party logistics providers had taken on an increasingly important role in the cold chain “niche”. Perishables supply chains will evolve further and cold chain management will remain at the core of freight forwarding.
Blog posts • Jul 26, 2019 16:49 GMT
Supply chains are becoming more efficient, manageable, and sustainable. The perishables industry overall can benefit from a more agile transition —or rather interaction— between transport modes according to market needs.
Blog posts • Jul 22, 2019 13:15 GMT
Logistics and transportation companies get a lot of flak for the food miles of perishables but the conversation around food transportation and supply chain can be misleading. The carbon cost of transportation is slight compared to the carbon cost of production, and other important factors such as food loss and waste should be considered too, says Colin Wells in his latest Food for Thought article.
Blog posts • Feb 07, 2019 21:07 GMT
How do you say ‘perishables’? What are perishables in different languages? Panalpina tested visitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the main event for the global perishables industry. Watch what they had to say…
Blog posts • Feb 05, 2019 11:30 GMT
Perishables continue to spur the growth of global logistics. With Fruit Logistica in Berlin this week, we look at how e-commerce is factoring into the perishables industry. Driver or disruptor: the views are not clear-cut, and business-to-business (B2B) might turn out to be the big winner.
Blog posts • Feb 01, 2019 08:30 GMT
Panalpina has acquired seven companies specializing in the worldwide export and import of perishables since 2015. With its vision to become the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics by 2020, Panalpina not only acquires companies in the sector, it then also invests locally to develop the business further and support the communities where they operate.
Blog posts • Jan 31, 2019 10:45 GMT
The Panalpina Perishables Network was launched with ambitious growth plans in 2017. Today it has members, including agents, in 26 key countries and it keeps growing, offering customers, at both origin and destination, complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale. Agent members of the Panalpina Perishables Network enjoy unparalleled reach thanks to solutions from field to shelf.
Blog posts • Dec 19, 2018 09:20 GMT
In the latest installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of how perishables were flown out of Kenya in the 80s and what has changed since...
Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another
Blog posts • Nov 21, 2018 16:16 GMT
Everyone is talking about peak season, but this can mean different things. In his latest Quintessential installment, Quint Wilken, Global head of Air Freight Perishables, explains the difference between the general cargo peak season and the perishables peak seasons, and how they influence one another.
Blog posts • Oct 09, 2018 15:45 GMT
As part of his Food for Thought blog series, Colin Wells, Global Head of Industry Vertical Perishables, shares his views on physical vs. digital disruption and the implications on the perishables business.
Blog posts • Sep 16, 2018 16:48 GMT
More and more consumers across the world seek fresh, high-quality products, and local producers are stepping in to meet the rising international appetite. In the first entry of his Quintessential blog series, Quint Wilken, Panalpina's global head of Air Freight perishables, speaks of how Panalpina’s growing perishables business reflects global demand.
Blog posts • Sep 11, 2018 06:34 GMT
In the second installment of his Food for Thought series, Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, speaks of the highlights of Asia Fruit Logistica 2018, where e-commerce was a hot topic, as he embarks on a journey to Quito for the next stop in the perishables tour: Agriflor and Expoflor Ecuador.
Blog posts • Sep 04, 2018 22:00 GMT
Adaptation and inclusion can create something new and wonderful, from exports to customer experience. Peru began exporting asparagus in 1987. Today, it is one of the world’s leading exporters of the non-native crop and home to Panalpina’s first female managing director in the Americas.
Blog posts • Sep 04, 2018 15:34 GMT
The perishables trade between China and Peru has a long history of cultural exchange dating back to the 19th century. And this trade is expected to increase in line with China’s growing appetite for fresh produce. Year-to-date and compared to the entire year of 2017, Panalpina alone has already tripled perishables exports from Peru to China.
Blog posts • Sep 03, 2018 16:37 GMT
Colin Wells, global head of industry vertical perishables at Panalpina, introduces his blog "Colin's Food for Thought" and speaks of product empathy and his expectations for Asia Fruit Logistica 2018.