Subjects: Agriculture, fishing
Quintessential | How the cold chain and freight forwarders have evolved together
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.
Fresh Focus | Is multimodal transport the answer for perishables?
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.
Food for Thought | Carbon footprints in perishables: more than just food miles
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.
This was Fruit Logistica 2019
Record-breaking, buzzing, diverse, upbeat: See how Panalpina leaders from different regions and products experienced Fruit Logistica, the global event for the perishables industry.
Food for Thought | It’s Kenya Fresh
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...
Panalpina expands facilities at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Panalpina continues to expand and invest in Kenya, doubling its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to enable more and improved services for its perishables customers in and out of the country.
Quintessential | Air freight peak season vs. perishables peak season(s) and how they influence one another
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.
Food for Thought | embracing physical vs virtual disrupters
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?
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
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
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
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
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 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.
Fish and (micro) chips: How technology is transforming the salmon supply chain
How the Internet of Things, blockchain and predictive analytics are transforming the salmon supply chain
Panalpina adds three agents to Perishables Network
Three long-standing agents of Panalpina are becoming full members of the company’s Perishables Network. During Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Panalpina and the agents Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan) have agreed to intensify their cooperation in order to create new end-to-end solutions for customers and expand the perishables business.
Panalpina and e-commerce disruption in perishables
An Air Cargo World feature on forwarders and e-commerce in perishables saw Panalpina’s Colin Wells and Quint Wilken elaborate on the state of the sector. Wells said he embraces the Amazon/Whole Foods deal, "because the industry needs changing. Amazon will have their own solution, and therefore we believe that Panalpina will be well-positioned to actually offer solutions to non-Amazon retailers.”
5 articles about perishables that caught our attention in 2017
Last year the world grew hungrier for fresh produce and the industry saw some very interesting trends and developments. Ahead of Fruit Logistica in Berlin, we looked back at the many stories on perishables that were published in 2017 and picked five that caught our attention in particular. Two are about blockchain, two about the cool chain and one, not too surprisingly about Amazon and e-commerce.
Panalpina expands Perishables Network into Germany
Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network into Germany. Panalpina has entered into an agreement with the Cool Chain Group, Germany (CCG), taking over business and a team that is specialized in international air freight and the import of perishables. The deal will further strengthen the Panalpina Perishables Network in Europe and the company’s global end-to-end offering for fresh produce.
Panalpina to acquire Dutch handling agent specialized in perishables
Panalpina is to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With this acquisition, Panalpina takes another significant step in building its global Perishables Network and offering complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.