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Is a cherry a berry?

Is a cherry a berry?

Blog posts   •   Feb 06, 2019 23:50 CET

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.

“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 16:40 CET

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.

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

E-commerce: a risky boom for international supply chains

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2018 13:25 CET

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.

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

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

Blog posts   •   Sep 11, 2018 08:34 CEST

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 05, 2018 00:00 CEST

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 17:34 CEST

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 18:37 CEST

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.

Air freight on steroids

Air freight on steroids

Blog posts   •   Jul 06, 2018 14:55 CEST

E-commerce is the fastest growing sector driving global air freight volumes. Panalpina's global head of Air Freight, Lucas Kuehner, explains Panalpina's approach to air freight for e-commerce, and what it takes to be successful in that business where nothing can go wrong - while making sure that regular air freight customers do not lose out on capacity come the peak season.

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

“The challenges we are facing are common to all irrespective of size”

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2018 09:55 CET

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.

New York – with a touch of Chicago

New York – with a touch of Chicago

Blog posts   •   Jan 26, 2017 09:00 CET

Chicago is not New York. Evidently. So last year, when Panalpina decided to serve its JFK air freight customers from its Chicago office, it created a bit of a stir. People asked: Are you shutting everything down at JFK? Will you do no more air freight out of New York? Well, five months down the road, quite the opposite is the case.

A barrel of oil for a salmon

A barrel of oil for a salmon

Blog posts   •   May 12, 2016 11:15 CEST

It made the headlines earlier this year. For the first time ever, a standard farmed Norwegian salmon was worth more than a barrel of oil. While there is just one type of salmon exported from Norway, it comes in several sizes for different markets. In Taipei they normally make chops out of the salmon, so they order the bigger fish. The U.S. prefers the fillet as opposed to the whole fish.