Subjects: Food, Drink
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.
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.
What are perishables – and how do you pronounce that word anyway?
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. See what they had to say…
Is a cherry a berry?
Is a cherry a berry? It all depends who you ask. Panalpina put this question to visitors at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the main event for the global perishables industry. Get your facts right.
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.
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.
Delivering 64 tons of cheese to Bahrain
How Panalpina ships frozen cheddar cheese to Bahrain, voted the best country in the world for expats in 2017
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 Perishables Network expands to South Africa
Panalpina is expanding its Perishables Network to South Africa. The company is to acquire a majority stake in perishables specialist Skyservices. With the latest acquisition, Panalpina sets foot in a strategic market with its own presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The move will enable end-to-end solutions for perishables from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East, Far East and the USA.
Panalpina Adelantex is now bio certified by Certisys in Belgium
Panalpina Adelantex in Belgium has received a bio certification from Certisys, marking the sixth time a Panalpina unit is certified for the handling of organic produce and reinforcing the company’s position as a leading service provider in the perishables arena.
Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina
Panalpina continues to expand its global Perishables Network in South America. The international freight forwarding and logistics company is to acquire Newport Cargo S.A., Argentina’s air freight market leader and perishables specialist. The acquisition is geared towards end-to-end solutions for perishables and will increase Panalpina’s foothold in Argentina and neighboring countries.
“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”
Fruit Logistica 2018 in Berlin is history, but the global appetite for perishables persists. On the first day of the most important exhibition for the international trade of fresh produce, Panalpina’s Colin Wells elaborated on the global trends for the supply and demand of fruits and vegetables.
Superyacht logistics: where the clock ticks faster
Panalpina supports Superyacht Supplies to delivery globally the rarest, most refined and most desirable food and drinks from every corner of the world. Primarily, Panalpina moves perishables, including meat, fish, caviar, dairy, fruits and vegetables, etc. but also dry food, wine and spirits and in fact anything else the yachts request, even bottled water, suntan lotion, and cleaning products.
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.”
From Mexico with love: frozen guacamole through Huntsville
Airlifting 42,000 kg of frozen guacamole from Mexico to the UK in ten shipments over a six-week period might seem odd. Why ship frozen food by air? If the customer was happy with having the product sent over six weeks, wouldn’t a single shipment by ocean be more reasonable?