Panalpina expands certification for European perishables network

Panalpina Adelantex, the Belgian branch of the logistics giant’s perishables network, has received its certification from Certisys to handle organic produce.

The Swiss forwarder already holds certifications from the organization for its Brussels, Liège, Luxembourg and London operations. Its Amsterdam and Kelsterbach operations are certified by SKAL and IFS Food Standard, respectively.

Panalpina says the “majority” of its perishable products imported by Panalpina Adelantex enter via Brussels Airport, where it operates a 1,600-square-meter cold-chain warehouse on the tarmac, before being distributed throughout Europe. Another quarter of the overall volume arrive via nearby Liège and Ostend airports, the company said.

“The certification is another guarantee to our customers worldwide that their fresh produce is safely steered through the Panalpina perishables network on the way to its final destination, all while maintaining the integrity of the bio products during the documentation and handling process,” said Robert Verbaenen, operational key account manager at Panalpina Adelantex.