February 15, 2016
Fresh logistics driving logistics market in China. transport logistic China 2016 developing segment with PeriLog
Asia’s logistics decision-makers will be meeting at transport logistic China in Shanghai from June 14 to 16, 2016. The entire spectrum of the logistics industry will be on show here. What is more, transport logistic China will for the first time be accompanied by PeriLog – fresh logistics Asia.
PeriLog (perishable logistics) is an exhibition area in its own right, focusing on the transport and storage of perishable goods as well as cool chain logistics. The focus here is on logistics solutions for fresh food, thus providing answers to one of the biggest logistical challenges.
Because the logistics market for fresh, frozen, and perishable goods and foods is exploding not just in China, but throughout Asia. Growth rates of up to 50 per cent in the Asian cool chain market are anticipated in the next few years. The demand is being driven both by the need to supply domestic markets as well as by the growth in exports of perishable goods. Experts estimate that in China alone around 30 per cent of all temperature-sensitive goods currently have to be destroyed owing to the lack of the appropriate infrastructure and because there is no reliable, seamless logistics cool chain.
Many pharmaceutical or biotechnology products also require controlled temperature transportation systems in order to preserve their therapeutic properties. The emergence and expansion of major consumer markets, as in China for example, will further stimulate demand for efficient logistics.
Because even if China currently boasts the world’s second-biggest economy and is investing enormous sums in developing its transport and communication routes, infrastructure development is not yet able to cope with the rapid pace of economic development in all regions. Logisticians have to create their own offerings and meet the challenges that perishables pose for supply chain management.
It is precisely in this context that transport logistic China offers first-rate solutions for the Chinese and Asian market. The growing importance of fresh logistics and thus of PeriLog is reflected in exhibitor numbers and space statistics. More than 100 exhibitors, predominantly from Asia, will occupy the whole of Hall E4 of the Shanghai Expo Center, SNIEC.
As ever, transport logistic China will be accompanied by a high quality conference program, also including the area of concern to PeriLog fresh
logistics Asia. As part of this, the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL - German Logistics Association) will be addressing the various aspects of the cool chain process on 15.6.2016.
The cool chain logistics topic area will assume even greater importance as a result of the “China International Food, Meat & Aquatic Products Exhibition” taking place in parallel in Halls E5 to E7. The event looks at how international companies from the food, fish and dairy products arenas can successfully enter the Chinese market while complying with the rules.
Air Cargo China will also again be taking place as a “trade fair within the trade fair”. It is aimed in particular at air freight requirements in the dynamic Asia region. Because Chinese capacity is tight, especially in air transport. It is accompanied by a conference covering both international and regional aspects and will also examine the area of fresh logistics and/or solutions for perishable goods logistics.