Members of the Perishable Logistics Alliance are already part of the world's largest grouping of independent logistics professionals – the WCA Family which has
4885 member companies in 723 countries.
The WCA Family requires the highest standards in all aspects of business and sets strict criteria regarding financial security, professionalism and quality which must be satisfied before new companies are admitted. All partners are required to adhere to a Code of Business Practice which encourages high operational standards and conduct.
The members in The Perishable Logistics Alliance all have dedicated personnel fully conversant in the special handling of these movements and all can provide a professional and consistent service in the transportation of – perishable produce, vegetables, fish, flowers, frozen foodstuff, biotech goods, temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, vaccines, plasma, laboratory products, etc
As part of this specialized service our members are able to advise clients on the most appropriate method of movement of their goods to ensure products arrive faster and fresher, with speed and reliability, in order to optimize shelf life. Partners work closely with all types of suppliers and manufacturers to ensure a superior and consistent service, ensuring that temperatures are not compromised.
All Perishable Logistics Alliance members have special relationships within the transport industry ensuring a reliable and trouble free service guaranteeing time-definite procedures. In most countries our partners arrange priority freight and document cut-off times with the carriers and are able to provide extended booking windows with a solid carrier-recovery commitment. Our members can provide a full range of services including dedicated resources, whether for air or for ocean movement, with hygienic conditions in handling areas, full refrigeration facilities as well as temperature-controlled environments and full climate control to meet active or passive temperature needs. Services such as temperature recording upon acceptance and at destination, providing cool trucks, environmentally controlled containers, dry ice and battery changes together with active shipment monitoring are readily available throughout the network.