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From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

From local hero to global player in the growing perishables market

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.

Agents of the Perishables Network: local expertise meets global reach

Agents of the Perishables Network: local expertise meets global reach

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.

Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Three ways to make supply chains lean with value stream mapping

Blog posts   •   Jan 23, 2019 15:20 GMT

Value stream mapping allows oversight of the entire supply chain and enables businesses to create holistic solutions, optimize and remove waste, as Maria Pía Caraccia, corporate Logistics business improvement manager at Panalpina, explains in an interview with Cardiff University’s Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistics Research.

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh

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...

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

A palace for pills – or the best address in Weiterstadt

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 14:30 GMT

What is the best address in Weiterstadt? Hang on; you don’t know where Weiterstadt is? Well, as the name implies, Weiterstadt is a city (= Stadt) in Germany, right next to Darmstadt and a few kilometers south of Frankfurt Airport. Many would argue that Schloss Braunshardt is the best address in this city of 25,000 souls. The 18th century castle is undoubtedly a fine address, but...

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

“The elongated, take-make-dispose supply chain is under threat”

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2018 15:40 GMT

In a recent interview, Mike Wilson, global head of Logistics and Manufacturing at Panalpina, and newly chaired honorary visiting professor at Cardiff Business School, talked to professor Aris Syntetos, from the School’s Panalpina Research Centre, about manufacturing and supply chain trends, Sino-US trade conflicts and who will be the ultimate winners in global logistics.

Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another

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.

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2018 12:25 GMT

Global retail online sales are expected to exceed $4.8 trillion by 2021 and e-commerce is the fastest-growing sector driving global air freight volumes. But what’s easily shopped online needs to be shipped in a safe and compliant way in the physical world. In the background, Panalpina ensures that international e-commerce shipments comply with customs, dangerous goods and security regulations.

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

How to transport concept cars and what is a car clinic anyway?

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:44 GMT

A car clinic is a market research instrument of the automotive industry where test vehicles are presented in a studio or a closed test track together with corresponding competitor models to gather feedback for final adjustments before product launch. Panalpina often transports top secret concept cars for the world’s leading automotive companies.

Food for Thought | embracing physical vs virtual disrupters

Food for Thought | embracing physical vs virtual disrupters

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.

Fresh focus | Why are flowers so special?

Fresh focus | Why are flowers so special?

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2018 15:49 GMT

Markus Fellmann, Regional Head of Perishables Americas, introduces his Fresh Focus LinkedIn series speaking of Ecuadorian roses and flower exports, packing and import markets.

Quintessential | Why and how we fly perishables, to begin with

Quintessential | Why and how we fly perishables, to begin with

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.

Colin’s Food for Thought | Hong Kong – London – Quito

Colin’s Food for Thought | Hong Kong – London – Quito

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.

Peruvian asparagus and customer experience: adaptation, inclusion and success

Peruvian asparagus and customer experience: adaptation, inclusion and success

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.

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

Perishables and flavors from China to Peru and back

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.

Colin’s Food for Thought | On my way to Asia Fruit Logistica

Colin’s Food for Thought | On my way to Asia Fruit Logistica

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.

The times they are a changin’

The times they are a changin’

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2018 14:20 GMT

A 1998 Panalpina video boasting about the company's website as well as Apple's recent mind-boggling market capitalization inspired CEO Stefan Karlen to write a blog post on how important it is for Panalpina, and the freight forwarding and logistics industry as a whole, to change the way we do business. Customers should always be front of mind 24/7/365 and have an easy and seamless experience.

Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Air freight peak season: it’s not all up in the air

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2018 17:27 GMT

The air freight peak season is around the corner and everyone is getting ready, but capacity alone will not save the day this year, smooth operations on the ground will be equally important.

How do you deliver a helicopter?

How do you deliver a helicopter?

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2018 14:45 GMT

Interview with Juerg Boschung, head of Heliship at Panalpina, on how to ship a helicopter.

How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

How to avert a production platform shutdown: meet Panalpina’s African Star

Blog posts   •   Aug 10, 2018 14:10 GMT

Panalpina was recently called in for help by one of its largest oil and gas customers in Angola to avoid a shutdown at one of their main offshore platforms. A critical cargo of specialized pipes, bundles and racks had had to be moved from Malabo in Equatorial Guinea to Cabinda, Angola in a port-to-port operation, and Panalpina deployed its African Star to save the day.