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Special  —  Logistics

Goal is to check fruit and vegetables to be exported to U.S.

Chile able to lower costs of fruit exports

After a long process, the construction of an SAG-USDA inspection site for fresh fruit in Bío Bío will finally be a reality. The Fruit Exporters Association of Chile (Asoex) and the regional government signed an agreement on 5 June, by which the trade association gave the State some land located in Cabrero to.....

Canada: USDA mulls inspection-fee hike

In April, the United States Department of Agricultural Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) proposed a significant increase fees for agricultural quarantine and inspection services.On June 24, the Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC), a bi-national marine industry association, filed a.....

London Gateway connects UK to West Africa

DP World London Gateway is connecting the UK with West Africa as a new service operated by Hapag-Lloyd (WAX) and MOL (ARN) starts with the Frisia Luebeck, due to call at the port on the 22nd of July.The West Africa service supports the import of goods like canned fish, timber, bananas, vegetables and other.....

New container ship design has expanded space for reefer freight

Last week saw the maiden voyage of the CMA CGM Danube, the first of a series of 28 container ships with capacities ranging between 9,400 and 10,900 TEU. Sailing under the Maltese flag and under bareboat charter to CIMC, the Danube is the first ship of this class built at the Chinese construction site DSIC.....

Tom Harrington, Cryopak

"temperature monitoring shouldn’t be a chore for the user"

Escort™ branded data loggers have a reputation for very high quality monitoring devices. Products like the flagship Intelligent Mini™ and the iLog™ monitor shipments of fresh produce from all four corners of the globe, giving users needed supply chain visibility. In response to customer demand, Escort.....

Kazakhstan: New logistics centre to be built in Aktau

On Saturday, June 28, the foundation stone laying ceremony for a new Azersun Logistics and Production centre was held on the territory of the free economic zone "Seaport Aktau". The event was attended by Alex Aidarbayev, head of the Mangistau region, Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Industry and Economics, and.....

Interim head appointed

Maersk Line Asia regional chief shifts to Damco

Maersk Line’s Asia – Pacific chief executive Thomas Knudsen is moving to become Asia regional head for AP Moller – Maersk logistics arm Damco, with an interim regional ceo appointed for the container line.Knudsen took over the Damco regional role covering Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania based from.....

after bankruptcy

"Kivits-Drunen and Goes family start Goes Handling operation"

On June 25, 2014 Kivits-Drunen and the Goes family reached an agreement with Mr. W.J.M. van Andel, the trustee of the Goes companies during bankruptcy, to achieve a sustainable operation in the Handling Center of Goes Handling B.V. Goes is a family company in the logistics sector, with 4 generations active.....