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Kloosterboer International forwarding opens facility in South Africa
Kloosterboer International Forwarding South Africa (Pty) Ltd. (KIF SA) has recently opened a new 11,000 m2 facility in Pinetown South Africa, located 20 km from Durban. This new facility enables Kloosterboer to guarantee the quality of the complete service with a one stop shop concept.One stop shop.....


Calls for the army to step in
Calais situation no longer sustainable
Fruit and vegetables worth £10 million have been thrown away since the start of the year due to “contamination” fears caused by stowaways breaking into lorries bound for Britain.Up to £2 million pounds is lost each week as suppliers are forced to dump perishable goods amid worsening levels of.....


Intuitive software solution boosting yearly revenue
Software and CRM solutions are not always top of mind for growers and retailers of fresh produce, but making sure that the right systems are in place can lead to year-on-year revenue increases of as much as 35% in key areas, which is particularly significant for mid-market companies, according to Sage.....

Port to become Florida's big refrigeration gorilla
In 2017, a giant, new refrigeration building will open on port property, positioning the port as one of the five biggest cold-storage ports on the East Coast. And it won't cost Port Manatee a dime.On Tuesday, the Manatee County Port Authority signed agreements under which Montreal-based steveadoring company.....

Maersk Line sees lag in Latin American ports
In the short and medium term, it will be difficult for Latin America and Mexico to receive latest generation ships carrying 18,000 to 20,000 TEUs, even with the opening of the expanded Panama Canal.This is the opinion of Julian Fernandez, regional business development director of Maersk Line. He said the.....

Natal, Brazil
Lufthansa Cargo expands South American network
The Brazilian city of Natal has been a new destination in the Lufthansa Cargo network since 7 June. Lufthansa’s cargo arm now flies to the “City of the Sun” every Sunday. “The destination fits right into the existing route to Frankfurt via Viracopos”, explained Achim Martinka, Vice President The Americas at.....

Polymer Logistics and Walmart elaborate on partnership
Introduction of innovative wood grain crate
At the United Fresh show in Chicago last week, Polymer Logistics introduced the latest innovation in reusable plastic containers (RPCs), the wood grain crate. Walmart has signed a long-term agreement with Polymer Logistics to phase the crates into their stores.Visual impactAccording to Dorn Wenninger with.....


Farmers resist advance of Nicaragua canal
The Sandinista government that expropriated large tracts of land for its revolutionary phase in the eighties is making waves in this Central American country, as it is getting ready for another round of rural expropriations.This time, however, the expropriations will be conducted because of a capitalist.....

Liquid CONcept
Logistics firm now transports fruit in tankers
The Hamburg Logistics specialist for liquid transport is expanding its services to include the transport of fresh fruit. Now fruit, intended for further processing, is transported in insulated tankers all over Europe. Liquid CONcept will offer the fruit transports throughout Europe all year and every day. If.....

Allen Lund Company organizing corporate giving for Navidad en el Barrio
Since 2006, the Allen Lund Company has participated in Navidad en el Barrio. Over 75,000 people are served annually from the efforts of Navidad, which was established over 30 years ago. "It's so wonderful to be able to provide fresh produce and meals to these families during the Christmas season," said Nora.....

Maersk eyes ports in Nigeria, Kenya
AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, is seeking to win contracts to build and upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya as the Danish company expands its African operations.Maersk is awaiting a final sign-off on a contract to help build a new port in Badagry in Nigeria’s southern Lagos state, according to Lars Reno Jakobsen, the.....


After deals with Univeg and The Greenery, WDP wants to continue expanding
"A need for new buildings in fruit and veg sector"
Tholen - Starting this year, real estate specialist WDP has been working together with The Greenery. They purchased The Greenery locations Barendrecht and Breda for 46 million Euro and invested 26 million Euro in the construction of 60,000 m2 at both locations. In 2007, WDP invested 100 million Euro in.....


Plant & Food Research presentations from PMA Fresh Connections 2015
Australia 'ripe' for research opportunity, NZ 'doing well'
New Zealand has made good ground when it comes to research and innovation but Australian Plant & Food Research initiatives are ripe for innovation, according to Dr Andrew Granger, General Manager (Science) with Plant & Food Research. Zespri kiwi fruit marketing, and the story of how it continued to.....

Maersk orders largest container ships for $1.8 billion
A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S ordered its largest ships ever as the world’s biggest shipping line seeks to defend its market share.Maersk Line ordered 11 vessels that can carry 19,630 standard-sized containers each for $1.8 billion, the Copenhagen-based company said in a statement. The order with Daewoo.....


Fruit now carried in tank trailer
Fresh fruit is the latest addition to the range of products transported by the Hamburg specialist for liquid cargo logistics. Its insulated tank trailers will be shipping the fruit within Europe, especially products intended for further processing. Liquid CONcept plans to offer fruit transportation.....


Calais migrant battle
'UK supply chain in danger of collapsing'
In a dire warning yesterday, a leading haulage group said more and more freight carriers consider passing through the French port town too dangerous and are preparing to pull the plug on supplying Britain altogether. Large parts of Calais are in the grip of almost perpetual violence and turf wars as gangs of.....

Chiquita to keep ripening facilities at Gulfport
The Chiquita company has announced it would keep its banana ripening business at the state Port at Gulfport, Mississippi, rather than New Orleans.New Orleans port president and CEO Gary LaGrange told the New Orleans CityBusiness that Chiquita's new owners have told the port they are more interested in cargo.....


"Higher transport tariffs will make competition more difficult"
Fruit and veg sector displeased with Belgian kilometre tax
Belgium wants to implement a kilometre tax for lorries as of 1 April 2016, just for those above 3.5 tonnes for now. Many are not happy with this. There may be protests from the transport sector in Belgium against the intended kilometre tax for lorries. Branch organisation Febetra wants to take action and.....


Fruit and veg shipped to the UK destroyed because of stowaways
Carriers are under great pressure in Calais from immigrants trying to enter the UK.Since the opening in 1994 of the Channel Tunnel, which connects France and Great Britain, Calais has become a transit route for illegal immigrants trying to reach the UK.In recent years, the problem has worsened. There are.....


Rubin Berendse, FTT Holland:
"Customers want logistic service supplier that safe keeps entire temperature chain"
For all logistic service suppliers in conditioned transport the challenge is to get the most efficient division of the group loading to go hand in hand with the desired temperature. To be able to realise this, FTT Holland, part of the Farm Trans Group, therefore invested in 15 new multi temperature trailers.....


Ethiopia to build biggest air cargo hub in Africa
Ethiopian Airlines’ drive to become a global carrier is to be supported by the construction of a world-class cargo terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.The $98m terminal, which will be the size of five football grounds, is to be designed by German engineer Unitechnik Group.According to.....