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Temperature modelling is crucial to export success

Two of Australia's leading produce companies say they have already learnt valuable lessons after starting a project into temperature monitoring in their export chains.The project, in consultation with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, is currently 18 months into the four year duration,.....

Spain: Atmosphere-controlled melon shipments to Asia

After the recent success of the Reefer Technical Conference held in Valencia, MSC has made the first melon shipments from Spain to Asia. Thanks to the Controlled Atmosphere technology, it is possible to control the fruit's ripening and extend its shelf life, allowing it to reach distant markets in perfect.....

Argentina: Fruit exports through the port of San Antonio Este increase

Regional fruit exports through the port of San Antonio Este (SAE) in the first semester of the year amounted to 195,085 tons. According to a recent report prepared by the North Patagonia Port Terminal (TPPN), this volume is almost 7% higher than in the previous year.Pear shipments amounted to 152,578 tons,.....

Thermo King receives ‘Best Brand Award’ from German Trade Magazines

Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, was voted “Best Brand” in the “Refrigeration Units” category of the ETM Awards for the 14th consecutive year. Readers of reputable German transport and logistics publications.....

‘For some fruit, it’s fly or die’

Australian fresh produce needs more airfreight capacity

Australian fresh food exporters of seafood and fruit/vegetables say they potentially are missing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in sales because air carriers are prioritising higher-margin beef and milk shipments. Many of the fruit and vegetable products have very limited shelf lives and are therefore.....

Importing refrigerated cargo into India

Maersk Line renders first mile logistics solutions

Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group, announced its successful execution of first mile service for imports of apple saplings from Verona, Italy to Sonepat, India.This was a first ever End to End service (Store-Door) of reefers handled successfully by Maersk line where Intermodal.....

Contecon Guayaquil gets to handle mega vessels

ICTSI Ecuador strengthens market position

Contecon Guayaquil SA is the largest port concession in the Americas with regard to International Container Terminal Services, Inc.’s (ICTSI). This has now further strengthened its market position as the main trading gateway in Ecuador after getting government approval to service larger vessels.The Ecuadorian.....

Fresh fruit exports from Puerto Coronel

Chile: "Installation of USDA site has had very positive consequences"

Puerto Coronel has bet on fresh fruit exports for the last three years. As a result, it has managed to position itself as the main terminal of the central-south zone in the transfers of these products and was ranked fourth at the National level by the Association of Fruit Exporters (Asoex) in its 2016-2017.....

The growth of plant based foods will create massive opportunites for horticulture

The CEO of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Cathy Burns has told Hort Connections that plant based foods are at a stage of rapid growth, and by 2020 it will be the source for 47 per cent of protein globally.She brought up examples of plant based burgers, sausages, cheese and even steak made from wheat.....

UAE’s Emirates expands SkyCargo network to Santiago de Chile

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of United Arab Emirates’ international carrier Emirates Airline, will add Santiago de Chile to its network of cargo destinations from July. Santiago will be Emirates SkyCargo’s sixth destination in South America following Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Campinas, Buenos Aires.....

Evergreen Line adds 3,000 Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units

Evergreen Line is enhancing its operations with 3,000 containers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE® units, chosen for their reported refrigeration performance and power efficiency. Carrier Transicold is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:.....

Realisation of CO2 neutral train terminal along the A12

Entrepreneurs from horticulture, logistics and transport companies, among others, want to realise a completely CO2 neutral Rail terminal for goods along the A12 in Bleiswijk. The location is ideally suited in the horticultural areas which means high volumes and a constant stream of goods can be guaranteed. The.....

Summer driving ban scheme 2018

Various countries will implement a summer driving ban in the months of July and August. Lorry traffic will be limited during this time to unburden holiday traffic in the countries involved. This ban will be implemented in addition to regular driving bans.For the summer months of July and August, an additional.....

Nepal: Maersk Line sets up commercial office in Kathmandu

Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the Maersk Group, announced the commencement of its new commercial office in Kathmandu, Nepal from 1st of June this year.Maersk Line since its entry into the Nepal market over 20 years back has been providing shipping and logistical solutions through its strong.....

Key Nogales produce route gets $134 million infusion

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) said it is celebrating a major victory in enhancing infrastructure vital in getting fresh produce from the border and into consumers’ hands. The Arizona State Transportation Board announced they will fund the full build-out and expansion of State Route 189.....

Hapag-Lloyd profit warning causes shipping sector stocks to drop

After German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG cut its profit forecast for the year, shares of the company plunged as much as 22 percent. Overcapacity in the industry combined with rising fuel costs will put a squeeze on profit.Danish rival A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S also dropped on Hapag-Lloyd’s surprise profit.....

Ireland: New website for Galway companies to order fruit

TheFruitBrothers.ie is a new website, making sure Galway company employees have the option to eat better in their working lives. It delivers daily fruit box deliveries to offices, work spaces and businesses.TheFruitBrothers.ie launched in June under the direction of the Burke Brothers, who run Burkes Fruit.....

Emerson launches reusable GO Real-Time Reusable Tracker

Emerson announced at the United Fresh 2018 convention the release of its GO Real-Time Reusable Tracker. This new version of the GO Real-Time Tracker allows customers to recharge and reuse the device. It is suitable for use in scenarios where customers own their own trucks and/or control both the start and end.....

Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerp

Railport Antwerp, a joint initiative by Antwerp Port Authority, the Left Bank Development Corporation and the industry associations Essenscia Vlaanderen and VOKA-Alfaport, is to expand its activities. The company will actively serve rail transport in the port, including intermodal container transport, with the.....

Collaboration between Bollo and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

"We'll increase our melon exports with innovative preservation systems"

BOLLO International Fruits has successfully started the first Piel de Sapo melon shipments from Spain to the main overseas markets. The Spanish company is currently the largest producer and marketer of Piel de Sapo melons worldwide, and is recognised as one of the most prestigious brands."In recent years, new.....

USDA report:

US Truck rates

US truck prices to transport fruits and vegetables from Mexico and California are up 20 to 30 percent compared with a year ago, mirroring the rates in other modes too. Even so, the purchasers of transportation are opening their wallets and riding out the inflation until the macro-economic environment.....

FlyDubai cargo service

On 13th June 2018, FlyDubai started operating daily direct flights form Catania to Dubai and, from there, to over 100 destinations in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe/Russia.The most modern B737/800 max aircrafts will be used, with over 100 cubic metres destined for general load, priority cargo, perishable.....

Italy: Maersk returns to Genoa Sech Terminal

Yesterday afternoon, the Port of Genoa’s Sech terminal received its first ship from Maersk Line’s ME2 service. The Danish company was returning to Sech after several years elsewhere. The ship that called was the Maersk Senang, at 7,250 TEU, 318 m long and 40 m wide.The service that is again calling on the.....

Speed limit on French by-roads increased to 80 km per hour

As of 1 July, 400,000 kilometres of French by-roads will have a maximum speed of 80 km per hour. The roads to which the new speed limit will be applied are national and departmental two-lane roads without partitions in the middle. On the so-called four-lane sections (two by two lanes separated by partitions).....

FlyDubai cargo starts operations in Italy: new chances for fresh products

From 13 June 2018, FlyDubai will offer to the Italian freight forwarders' community daily direct flights to Dubai, connecting with more than 100 destinations of the Airline's Network in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe/Russia. (click here to download cargo flights map).Flights will be operated by the most.....

Intelligent containers: CMA CGM introduces TRAXENS by CMA CGM

The CMA CGM Group, a global shipping group, is pleased to announce the marketing of its networked container solution: TRAXENS by CMA CGM.As the first company to invest in TRAXENS, and having been instrumental in its development, CMA CGM has already conducted numerous tests with this unique solution. As of.....

Cool Chain Association chairman appeal:

Air cargo community should create its own supply chain standard

The air cargo community should drive its own standard for perishables without waiting for other groups and agencies to establish them. This is according to Stavros Evangelakakis, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Chairman and Global Product Manager Healthcare & Perishable, Cargolux.At the “World without Food.....

PARTIDA-Logistics celebrates 95 years of history

"Since the ban, Russia and Europe import more from Morocco"

This year, PARTIDA is celebrating its 95th anniversary. In an interview with Álvaro Partida, a fourth generation member of this Spanish company specialised in customs procedures, logistical support for imports and exports and transit by road and sea, we will go back in time to learn about the firm's history......

Three times the original number of vessels - double the users

Maersk extends contract for advanced vessel tracking & monitoring solutions

Following the initial signing of a two-year contract in September 2016 with BigOceanData for the supply of vessel tracking services, Maersk has now extended and expanded the contract for another 30 months to cover three times the original number of vessels and nearly double the number of users. 300 vessels are.....

The land freight of Panama's FTZ will have to use the ports to reach Central America

The owners of the land cargo that mainly comes out from Panama's Colon Free Trade Zone (FTZ) have to use the ports to deliver their products in countries of Central America, due to the sociopolitical difficulties that affect Nicaragua. Currently, there are at least 150 trucks from Panama are being held in that.....

CMA CGM to acquire Containerships Plc.

The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide shipping group, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between CMA CGM and Container Finance Ltd Oy pursuant to which the container shipping and logistics business Containerships (and Container Finance’s holdings in Multi-Link Terminals Ltd and CD Holding Oy) will.....

How sealed containers are broken open

The following video shows how thieves break open sealed containers without breaking the seal.

Havenbedrijf Antwerpen, Belfruco, Enzafruit and PortApp start with one digital certificate

Blockchain tested in fruit import

Imec, the global leading research and innovation hub in the field of nano electronics and digital technology, yesterday announced T-Mining, a startup supported by the imec.istart research programme, and Havenbedrijf Antwerpen will test a blockchain solution for efficiently and securely transferring.....

CC Fresh partners with Yiguo

"It is important to establish online tracking for refrigerated supply chain"

CC Fresh was established in April 2017. It is a subsidiary brand of the Yiguo Group. CC Freshis a complement to Yiguo's "Fresh" strategy and will realize a "specialized website for complete traceability of refrigerated supply".The company makes use of the most important 2B-grade refrigerated supply transport,.....

Bryan Tate with IFCO

“RPCs remove field heat and cool product significantly faster”

With spring being in full swing and summer around the corner, the produce industry has entered the most exciting and productive seasons of the year. From March to September, fields from Mexico to the U.S. and Canada, generate an abundance of fresh produce that enriches and sustains the lives of hundreds of.....

Plastic bin manufacturer launches new hybrid bins

Macro Plastics is expanding their line of Hybrid bins. Two new durable agricultural containers have been engineered to satisfy their customers’ needs for a strong reusable harvest bin that the company says protects their delicate produce and maximizes shipping efficiencies for worldwide transportation.These.....

Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers: Secure and efficient document workflow

The Antwerp Port Authority and the Antwerp blockchain start-up T-Mining have developed a solution to make document flows safer and more efficient. Documents, such as certificates of origin and phytosanitary certificates, are transferred via blockchain technology and the document flow is automated by means of.....

From 1 July: toll on German Bundesstrassen

In just under two weeks, freight traffic will also be tolled on the Bundesstrassen. This measure for the German provincial roads will come into effect on 1 July. The feewill apply to 50.000 km of Bundesstrassen. This is almost the entire network.This means that trucks with a maximum permitted mass of 7,5.....

Sending fresh produce from Sicily to Russia, the Middle and Far East

Airnautic Italiadeals with the transport of goods by air. It was established in 2015 in Venice with the collaboration of Airnautic France and Airnautic Switzerland. It has recently opened a branch in Milan Segrate and will open another one in Rome Fiumicino soon. Their personnel have thirty years of experience.....

Tasmania in upgrade mode to berth bigger vessels

Any major port, handling many millions of tons of cargo a year, should be able to splash out on infrastructure and equipment. In Tasmania, not so much. With just over half a million people to serve across the island state and employing fewer than 300 people to staff 11 ports and one airport, ambitions have to.....

Spain: End of Canary tomato campaign with lower exports

The 2017/2018 export campaign has come to an end in recent days for the Federation of Horticultural Producers of the province of Las Palmas (Fedex) and the Association of Producers and Exporters of Tenerife (Aceto). The season's results are considered average when it comes to aspects such as yields and market.....