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Maersk Supply Service secures contract in the Mexican market

Maersk Supply Service has secured a long-term contract with Subtec S.A de C.V. of Mexico, a subsidiary of Blue Marine Group, for one of its Stingray new-building vessels. Maersk Supply Service will enter the Mexican market for the very first time with a long-term contract award with Blue Marine Group. Not only.....

The longest railway in the world

The world’s longest train route spans more than 8,000 miles, crosses through eight countries, and covers a greater distance than the diameter between the North and South pole.The China-Europe Block Train begins in the east Chinese city of Yiwu and crosses through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany,.....

Maersk recovers from cyber attack, back in full operation in a week

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk said it had restored its major applications, as it brings its IT systems back online after being hit by a major cyber attack last week."Today we can finally reopen our key applications," Maersk said in a statement on Monday.The company, which handles one in seven.....

Spain: Stevedores reach agreement and call strikes off

The stevedore unions and Anesco reached an agreement on Thursday on the basic lines of the future new agreement, so the port strikes planned for this week and the next have been called off. It was just a matter of time. Following the individual agreements signed last week between the stevedores and the.....

Technical difficulties disrupt cargo exports at Indian airport

Technical glitches in the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) facility, which was launched at the Tiruchi airport on Saturday affected exports of cargo from the airport.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Customs authorities were jointly involved in establishing the facility, which was built to fulfill.....

Peru: Frio Aereo to open operations center for horticultural exports in Pisco

According to Victor Mercado, the Projects Manager for Frio Aereo, this logistics operator seeks to implement a new operations center in Pisco. The company currently operates alongside the Jorge Chavez airport (Lima)."We are betting on being in other locations. The Pisco airport has the necessary conditions to.....

Uzbekistan to supply fresh produce to Novosibirsk

In August, a wholesale and retail complex for Uzbekistan's products will open in Novosibirsk. 85% of the project has already been completed and will have a total cost of about 1 billion roubles (about 14.73 million Euro).The construction of the complex was launched after the signing of a memorandum of.....

Bangladesh fruit & veg exporters losing out amid EU air cargo ban

Exporters are facing extreme difficulties in shipping their goods to the European Union due to a ban on direct cargo flights from Dhaka to the 28-nation bloc. The EU, the destination for the over 54% of the country's exports, have declared the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport a 'red zone' earlier this.....

No activity at APM Terminals yet

The container terminals of APM in the port of Rotterdam have been silent for the fourth day in a row. According to the reports no containers can yet be unloaded at the terminals. Maersk reports that the shipments are being sent to other terminals in and around Rotterdam. "With these facilities the system is.....

New express-barge "Hanse" introduced in Hamburg

The largest barge allowed on the Elbe side channel is now running regularly an express boat as a shuttle between Braunschweig und Hamburg. The new M/S "Hanse" masters the 179km distance in a transit time of less than 24 hours. "That's about as fast as a truck," says Heiko Tominski, Sales Manager of the.....

CMA CGM releases new company logo as part of new strategy

2017 has been a busy year for CMA CGM with the nomination of Rodolphe Saadé as Chief Executive Officer of the Group on February 7th, the launch of OCEAN Alliance, and the potential acquisition of Mercosul in Brazil.Upon becoming Chief Executive Officer, Rodolphe Saadé set a new strategic course with a new.....

Impact hacking continues

APM unloads ships 'manually'

The hacking which took place on Tuesday afternoon is still having major consequences for Maersk and the APM Terminals. Via Twitter, both companies are keeping customers informed of the situation.Maersk reports that some systems have been deliberately disabled. Technical recovery is being undertaken. The.....

Chokepoints in supply chain threaten global food security

More than a dozen supply chains and trade routes that facilitate global food trade are vulnerable to unforeseen crises or climate change, according to a new report.Analysts at Chatham House, the U.K.-based think tank, released a report Tuesday identifying 14 critical junctures, or “chokepoints,” through which.....

Easyfresh CEO discusses inevitable change in reefer logistics

The CEO of Easyfresh recently gave his two-cents on what he sees as inevitable change in the industry how how businesses can best prepare.Rafael Llerena, Easyfresh CEO: The price of doing the same old thing is sometimes far higher than the price of a new habit. In fact, the world doesn't like changes, yet they.....

Greek and Macedonian companies want direct Skopje-Athens air connection

Companies from Macedonia and Greece have insisted on the need for a direct airline connecting Skopje and Athens, as this would help strengthen the business ties between both countries.This was announced by the President of the Macedonian Chamber of Commerce, Sotir Ampov, in a press conference held in Skopje......

Maersk sharing data with its customers

“Customers help optimise business operations”

The data collected by Maersk Line with the Remote Container Management System (RCM) also serves to make the firm more transparent to its customers. The shipping company has been working for a long time to set up the system and use the data. "It's a unique project that gives our customers full transparency and.....

More ships docking in Qatar amid sanctions

The first of the two vessels operating the new India Qatar Express Service (IQX) has docked at Doha’s Hamad Port. The vessel, Hansa Magdeburg, had sailed from Nhava Sheva port in India, Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) said a statement on Twitter.Mwani Qatar also announced that another ship, Paul.....

Transport from Port of Antwerp a major problem

“In 2020 we want to export 10,000 containers per year”

Goods are transported through the Port of Antwerp all the time. According to Carmen Wallays from Agristo, the production of chips is an important trade of Belgium and the Netherlands, resulting in large export figures. “We export many chips products outside of Europe,” she says. “We have a strong position.....

New border crossing point built on Afghan-Turkmen border

The UNDP’s EU-BOMNAF Project recently completed construction of a new facility for passport control, registration, customs inspection, and vehicle search as part of an upgrade project of the Border Crossing Point (BCP) at Aqina, in Faryab Province, northwest Afghanistan, on the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border,.....

Ukraine: Pilot project to help small growers supply fresh produce to retail chains

A pilot project for the supply of fruits and vegetables to Ukrainian retail chains, which will significantly reduce logistics costs, has been launched in Hola Prystan, in the Kherson region.An agreement for cooperation has been signed by local producers, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the.....

Steve Alaerts, foodcareplus:

"Optimising logistics will mean less wastage and more income"

According to the FAO, food waste worldwide is at about 1.3 billion tonnes. This is a third of global production. About 45% of this waste is fruit and vegetables. The waste occurs at different parts of the chain of supply, as well as during the logistics process. "An optimal logistics pathway can help to.....

Shipping alliances form power blocs in logistic chain

For how long can shipping companies continue to build bigger ships? What are the consequences of the alliances in the maritime sector? And is shipping getting greener? Three questions around recent developments in this part of the transport sector are answered by Olaf Merk of OESO during the NT Port Event.Due.....

Port of LA extends SSA Pacific's lease handling Chilean fruit imports

The Port of Los Angeles has announced that it has approved a five-year lease extension for SSA Pacific, to continue operating the marine terminal that is the West Coast’s home to imported Chilean fruit. For more than 25 years, Chilean growers have relied on the dedicated terminal to deliver their fresh produce.....

European dockworkers plan two-hour strike on June 29th

There will be a two-hour strike taking place across European ports on June 29, 2017, with all dockworker activities ceasing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The decision to hold a Europe-wide stoppage was set out in the General Resolution adopted by the European Zone Assembly of the International Dockworkers.....

Redline Cooler announces MyProduce.com integration with Intuit Quickbooks

Redline Cooler has announced that its web-based warehouse management system, MyProduce.com will soon have full integration with Intuit QuickBooks accounting software.MyProduce.com is designed specifically for the produce industry, helping increase operational efficiencies, and staff productivity, in large and.....

Maersk now offering trade finance operation for customers

Danish liner company Maersk Line has expanded into the trade finance business by allowing customers to finance their operations as long as they are shipping with Maersk.The financing scheme works because Maersk has a rich trove of customer information from which to base a decision on the customer's.....

Version 2017 now available

FRESHfin - Business software for fruit and fresh produce wholesale

The standardized sector software FRESHfin supports the trade, sale and logistics of fruit, vegetable, potatoes, onions, fresh industrial products, freshness-convenience, dried fruits, agricultural products, nature and fresh products.FRESHfin was developed in 1999 by the Berlin-based company BBO Datentechnik,.....

Coolport 2 in sight?

Shipowners invest in ro-ro port Rotterdam

The overseas season has started again for various products, other products have a year round supply of overseas. The ports where the products arrive are also developing. During the Port Event, organised by the Nieuwsblad Transport, the developments in the port were considered in various presentations.The port.....