In a country with long distances and very changeable weather, efficient logistics is a necessity. This is also the case at the country's largest retail chain, Pisiffik, where different barcode solutions from Delfi Technologies have been implemented.
Greenland is the world's largest island with a remarkable geography and size. Around 81 pct. of the total area is covered by ice. This means that all transport between cities or settlements in Greenland takes place by plane or ship.
However, during the winter, in several places in the country, it can be a problem to get there with the ships. Due to too much ice, it has happened several times that a ship could not sail into port. For several months, you may therefore risk having to life without fresh supplies. In case of critical needs, however, Pisiffik send goods by plane, so that they instead will arrive within a few days.
The majority of groceries come by ship from Denmark with a delivery time of 2-3 weeks. But goods that cannot last that long - for example salad - are transported by air, and this increases the price level.