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Conhexa to re-boost activity in Port of Sète fruit terminal

Through the Port of Sète’s new operator, the Conhexa group, the port wants to reposition itself in the traffic of refrigerated produce, a sector that is growing worldwide. Following a call for proposals by the Port of Sète in June 2016, the Conhexa group, which is a major player in this type of traffic, was.....

CMA CGM offers new service between US, Central America & South America

CMA CGM, a worldwide shipping group, has announced the launch, starting May 24, of its new service between the west coast of the United States, Central America and South America. With the new service, CMA CGM will now offer:Weekly service offering optimal coverage to/from the west coast of the United States,.....

Emirates sees fruit exports increase five-fold between Vietnam & Dubai

Emirates SkyCargo has seen a near five-fold increase in the volumes of exports of fruits between Vietnam and Dubai over the last year.Collaborative efforts between Middle East carrier’s cargo arm and Vietnam’s Trade Promotion Agency Vietrade saw perishables exports to Dubai, including rambutans and lychees,.....

China: First batch of "foreign fruit" comes through Urumqi International Airport

On 16 May, 1,542 kilograms of cherries from Tajikistan arrived in China through Urumqi International Airport. This was the first time that "foreign fruit" has entered through the airport, after Urumqi Iternational Airport was approved to bring in fruit on 17 January this year.Zhang Hongbing, a customs employee.....

China: Large-scale cold chain distribution center in Cuishanhu

On the morning of 16 May, the management committee of Cuishanhu signed an agreement with the Jiangmen Shengbang distribution center. A Jiangmen Shengbang distribution center with a total investment of 1.2 billion will be established in the industrial park.In the Jiangmen Shengbang distribution center, China.....

Verification of temperature conditions

Cold chain traceability at the pallet level

“We are happy to introduce the WIT Tag, into our family of IoT solutions that integrates GPS, RFID, Sensors with low energy wireless technologies to expand the capabilities of asset tracking” says Ramses Maldonado, EVP of Wireless & IP Technologies (WIT). “This technology will provide producers,.....

Nordfrost increases storage capacity at coldstore in Bremerhaven

NORDFROST is investing in its coldstore in Bremerhaven and will create an extra 10,000 pallet spaces. The deep freeze logistics expert, based in Schartens in Friesland, has recently set the course in coordination with the fishing port company (FBG) and the building regulations office.NORDFROST plans are to.....

Samskip orders 51 lighter weight 45ft reefer containers

Proof that a new type of refrigerated container is prompting growth in Samskip’s temperature-controlled volumes arrived in Rotterdam during early May, when the multimodal operator added 51 more lighter weight 45ft length units to its fleet. Enhanced featuresThe electric reefer containers, built in China and.....

Increasing shortage of refrigerated containers on some sea routes

It might just be a perception or maybe it's a fact, the truth is that freight forwarders and cargo owners needing cold chain are increasingly looking for more and more refrigerated containers and are having trouble finding enough frozen spaces for their loads.According to Alex von Stempel, the CEO of Cool.....

Air freight of Turkish tomatoes to become a reality

Tomato producers in Turkey will have the opportunity to ship their products on the day they are harvested to international markets, especially Gulf and European countries, as well as the Far East, thanks to a new air cargo service to be implemented in the coming days.Talks on air cargo between exporters and.....

Opportunities for South-China special districts to import fresh agricultural products

The Shekou container wharf limited company and the Shekou port are companies in which a controlling numbers of shares are owned by investors from the largest common wharf operators in China. After more than twenty years of development they have already become a flagship for these investors.The port of Shekou.....

Maersk sees container shipping demand improving

Robbert van Trooijen, Asia-Pacific chief executive officer for Maersk Line, discusses first-quarter earnings, the pick-up in demand for container shipping, consolidation in the industry and where he sees growth.source: bloomberg.com

Exported 567 tonnes of squash

NZ: Eastland Port sets new April export tonnage record

Eastland Port had a record start to its financial year, with a higher volume of export cargo handled than in any other April on record. This is on the back of a record tonnage for 2016.Last month more than 223,690 tonnes of logs was exported, along with 755 pallets of kiwifruit and 567 tonnes of squash. The.....

Philadelphia port sees cargo imports grow 8.9%

Containerized freight in 20- and 40-foot boxes was up 28 percent in the Philadelphia port in April compared with the same month a year ago, port officials said.The U.S. import boom continued in April, with seaborne tonnage volumes up 8.9 percent from a year earlier in the nation’s ports. Container cargo.....

New transport container increases shelf life by 30%

The time span of storage and transportation of fresh produce from wholesaler to end consumer is exceedingly long and given that standard containers do not reproduce the ideal conditions for fresh produce, this can impact the shelf-life and quality. To solve this however, Freshbox has created their own.....

Cargolux and Emirates SkyCargo sign cargo memorandum

Luxembourg all-freight operator Cargolux and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), paving the way for a strategic cargo partnership.The partners said the agreement, which was signed at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, is the first of its kind in the air cargo.....

Maiden voyage of MOL TRIUMPH

The first 20,000-TEU Container Ship comes to Hamburg

She is a true giant of the seas. With a length of 400m and a width of almost 59 meters, the MOL TRIUMPH, the new flagship of the Japanese shipping company MOL Mitsui O.S.K Lines, counts as one of the largest container ships in the world. And she can load more containers than any other ship before her. With a.....

Supports meeting Foreign Supplier Verification Program standards

Traceability down to the pallet level

“Last January, we launched our ColdTrak Import-Export Traceability Solution, a full-service system that links products to traceability data,” says Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak. “It gives visibility down to local distribution at the pallet level,” he added. The FlashLink USB PDF In-Transit.....

More than the truck space important in keeping produce fresh

"The performance and quality of refrigerated trucks play a crucial role in keeping food products fresh. In the past, people only cared about the truck space and transportation costs, but now most clients pay most attention to the chassis and the cooling unit performance when choosing refrigerated trucks," said.....

ZIPAR calls for fund to help Zambian suppliers improve quality

The Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) has called on the government to establish a supplier development fund as a means of empowering local suppliers. The fund is aimed at helping suppliers improve the quality of their products, potential production capacity and reduce input costs.“The.....

International freight company Panalpina to aquire Air Connection

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is to acquire Air Connection, a Kenya-based forwarder specialized in the export of flowers and vegetables. The move comes after Panalpina’s acquisition of Airflo in Kenya in 2016 and only two weeks after the company formally announced the launch.....

Positive market for specialised reefers

The maritime sector has experienced stormy weather in recent years. Within the sector, the reefer market was somewhat spared. Walter Wildöer, general manager of Seatrade, can even look back on the past two years fairly positively. The shipping company invested in new boats and started new routes.Seatrade’s.....

Total Produce invests in eco-friendly lorries

In what is a first in Irish agri-business, Total Produce has partnered with Gallagher Brother Haulage to convert a fleet of eight 40ft lorries from conventional diesel fuelled vehicles to BIO LPG Autogas. Managing Director of Total Produce, Mr. Des McCoy with Mr. Mark Gallagher of GallagherBros. Haulage in.....

Old cotton mill is converted

Germany: 18,000m2 Vertical Farming Facility in Mittweida

At a time when regionality and sustainability are becoming more and more important, ever more possibilities are opening up in local neighbour-hoods.Klaus Eckelmann, Managing Director of New Energy London Deutschland UG, is currently working on a new project.He wants to transform an acquired property, with a.....

China: Qinghuangdao airport offers fruit transport services

On 19 April, the Qinghuangdao airport for the first time used one of its own flights to transport 910 kg of seasonal fruits to Chengdu. Qinghuangdao airport's cargo transport department actively visits surrounding production grounds for fruits. Now, since 19 April, the airport is offering transport services.....

Half of Australian grapes go to China

Australian grapes continue to sit on the throne of the Australian export fruits. As the largest export market for Australian fresh grapes, the markets of mainland China and Hong Kong consume almost half of the total export amount. Moreover, in the past few years the export share of Australian fresh grapes is.....

Congestion at the Port of Shanghai will last until the end of May

According to an analysis by CargoSmarts, between April 16 and April 18 the average delay per ship increased by 42 percent, amounting to 53 hours compared with the previous week and 41 percent compared to the first week of April. In addition, a dense fog is exacerbating the delays."Port authorities have.....

China: Ploughing of Chongqing's supersize fields begins

Located in the hinterland of Wuling district of Chongqing city, through the vegetable plantations in the high mountains, runs a special road for agricultural development. It has become a channel for local farmers to increase profits and for impoverished households to lift themselves out of poverty. The.....

Maersk goes big in digital transformation with Microsoft

Global transport and logistics powerhouse Maersk announced on Wednesday that it has joined forces with Microsoft Corp. in a strategic move to revolutionize supply-chain management and global trade. From its connected vessels to its transportation economics, the company is betting on Microsoft to fuel growth.....

Port of Palm Beach approves $4m area expansion for refrigerated cargo

The Port of Palm Beach and Tropical Shipping have taken the next step towards a $4 million project that, if all goes well, will result in the demolishing of an office building to provide Tropical with an additional 3 acres for an expanded refrigerated cargo storage area.The port commission unanimously approved.....

Shanghai port experiencing severe congestion

The world's busiest container port, Yangshan in China's business hub of Shanghai, is battling severe congestion, made worse by dense fog, higher-than-usual volumes and the aftermath of a shake-up in shipping alliances, ocean carriers and port officials say.More than 100 container vessels are now waiting.....

Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes increase 10% in first quarter

The Californian Port of Los Angeles has seen its volumes increase by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as it handled a total of 2.23 million TEUs in the three-month period, compared to 2 million TEU seen in the same quarter a year earlier.While cargo volumes in January increased by 17 percent to 826,639.....

Maersk seeks to strengthen trade ties between Africa & Japan

According to Masahiko Shirai, Safmarine Japan Country Manager, who recently hosted customers in Tokyo:“Japan-Africa trade has seen significant growth over recent years and our hope is that platforms such as this customer event will further strengthen ties with our Japanese customers by highlighting future.....

Fermac launch fruit freighter between Africa and Europe

Fermac Cargo España and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, have started the great mango airlift out of Africa to Europe. The first Boeing 777-300 freighter has already transported 105 tons of Kent variety mango from the city of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast to Madrid, Spain.A spokesperson for Fermac said: “Without.....