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Panalpina perishables network launched with ambitious growth plans

The worldwide transport of perishables constitutes a huge market where Panalpina is aiming to become the market leader. By 2020 the company aims to be the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics, offering customers in both origin and destination countries, complete end-to-end solutions on a global scale.



The success factors for this accelerated and concentrated push into perishables are the company’s global coverage, dedicated perishables experts in key markets and the unique Panalpina Charter Network. Transported volumes in the perishables industry are growing year on year by an estimated 5%.

“We have the ability to connect growers and exporters to importers and retailers all over the world to enable the increasing global trade of perishables from field to shelf and to ensure product integrity along the complete cool chain,” explains Colin Wells, global head specialty vertical perishables at Panalpina. “Our clear ambition is to become the preferred global supplier of perishables logistics by 2020. We see enormous potential to substantially grow our geographical footprint and volumes in North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia,” adds Wells. 

The Panalpina Perishables Network provides a choice of multiple modes of transport depending on urgency and shipment size. These include temperature-controlled air freight, also on fully-controlled flights within the Panalpina Charter Network, ocean reefer freight, temperature-controlled road and courier services, or any combination of these modes of transport. Panalpina’s specialists ensure a quality service with an optimum mode of transport and speed to market, full supply chain visibility and global regulatory compliance. 

The growth perspectives and the global nature of the perishables business make it attractive for Panalpina. The company’s perishables activities originated in Latin America, and were then extended to Europe and Africa. The Panalpina Perishables Network will span 15 key countries at first, with a clear plan to double the network to cover all regions. 

“The world’s appetite for fresh produce is growing, owing to constantly changing consumer behavior in Western countries and rising incomes and increasing populations, specifically in Asia-Pacific. Our appetite for a much bigger piece of the pie is also growing,” says Karl Weyeneth, Panalpina’s Chief Commercial Officer.

For more details, please contact:  
Sandro Hofer
Panalpina
Tel: +41 61 226 11 66
sandro.hofer@panalpina.com

Colin Wells
Tel: +44 208 587 9036
colin.wells@panalpina.com
 
   

Publication date: 4/21/2017


 


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