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CMA CGM buys Mercosul from Maersk Line

On Tuesday, CMA CGM announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy Brazilian-flag operator Mercosul from leading ocean carrier Maersk Line.CMA CGM said that the purchase will allow it to strengthen its South American offerings, especially in the Brazilian cabotage market, and will further its strategic.....

Maersk, Port of Antwerp

Perishables grew by 1 million tons in 3 years

"On 9 June 2017, the Port of Antwerp set a new record. A gigantic 399-metre long container ship, belonging to Maersk, sailed into the harbour. This ship has a loading capacity of 20.568 TEU. All container giants are welcome here", said Maartje Driessens of the Port of Antwerp during her speech at a FVP House.....

China: Yunnan border security finds 3.2 kg of drugs in a truck carrying bananas

On the evening of the 10th of this month, the Xishuangbanna (Yunnan province) border security detachment of Xinghai checkpoint stopped a large truck containing bananas. Following inspection, they found that there were about 3.2 kg of heroin hidden in boxes between the bananas. The truck contained more than 20.....

New tool enhances price transparency along the EU food supply chain

How much of what consumers pay for food ends up in farmer's pockets? From farm to fork, food prices develop along the food supply chain, involving farmers, the food processing industry and retailers. Eurostat has now launched a new food price monitoring tool visualising the development of agricultural prices,.....

Online pioneer BILLA opens Austria's first Food Fulfillment Center (FFC)

BILLA has strengthened its role as a frontrunner in the online field: "With the opening of the first Austrian Food Fulfillment Center - which, with manual individual commissioning, supervises only online orders - we will begin a new chapter in the history of Austrian food services and our company," said BILLA.....

Spain: Start of 48 hour stevedore strike

Spanish ports are facing a 48-hour stevedore strike from 8am on Wednesday 14 June; that is, it will continue uninterrupted until 8am on Friday.The strike has been called by the stevedoring unions (Coordinator of Workers of the Sea, CC.OO., UGT, CIG and CGT) given the absence of an agreement with the employers.....

Research proves ideal transport conditions for potatoes

In the export of potatoes, there are many different ways to of setting up reefer containers, and each expert has his own vision. But only a few wonder why a certain set-up is chosen. Agroplant did ask that question. The answer could not be given in just one sentence.“There are so many discussions about the.....

Maersk launches container service from India to Nepal

Maersk Line has launched a container service from Visakhapatnam, India, to Nepal and the first shipment left on June 6 for ICD, Birgunj, according to a press release.The note says that Chennai Express will call on Visakhapatnam once a week for the service to Nepal.Franck Dedenis, Managing Director of Maersk.....

Iran makes five shipments of vegetables by air to Qatar

Iran has made five air shipments to Qatar to support the emirate after the embargo imposed by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, as reported by Sahroh Nousbandadi, a spokesman for the Iranian airline Iran Air."So far, five aircraft have been sent, each carrying about 90 tonnes of vegetables......

Redline Cooler’s paperless picking feature boosts productivity

RedLine Solutions, a produce traceability and inventory solutions company, announced today that it has included a new paperless picking function in its popular RedLine CoolerTM warehouse management software for grower-shippers.The new option, called “Dispatch Loader,” avoids the need for a forklift driver to.....

Eurotunnel sees exports grow with record 141k lorries

Railway firm Eurotunnel boasted its best ever truck traffic last month. The channel tunnel operator said its Le Shuttle Freight transported 141,646 lorries in May, a 3 per cent increase compared to the year before and the best results in its history.The firm also broke a daily record on June 8, with 3,822.....

DeltaTrak announces new FlashLink real-time monitoring solution

DeltaTrak Announces New FlashLink Real-Time In-Transit Monitoring Solution at United Fresh 2017DeltaTrak has announced the release of its new FlashLink Real-Time Monitoring Solution at the United Fresh Expo, Booth 3827, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. This system combines the FlashLink Real-Time In-Transit.....

China: 9th Global Cold Chain Logistics Summit to be held in Dalian

From the 12th to 13th of July, the 9th Global Cold Chain Logistics Summit and U.S.-China Cold Chain Logistics Conference will be held in Dalian, China. The co-organizers are the municipality of Dalian and China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP). The sponsors include the Dalian Municipal Port.....

Maersk no longer able to transport goods to or from Qatar

The world's biggest container shipping line, Maersk, is no longer able to transport goods in or out of Qatar after Arab countries imposed restrictions on trade with the Gulf state, the company said on Tuesday.Shipping lines transship cargoes from the port of Jebel Ali into Qatar, which is dependent on imports.....

Spain: Stevedores start 8 days of strikes

Stevedores have started eight days of strikes, to last until 23 June, after the failure of the negotiations with Anesco to reach an agreement in the new labour scenario that opens with the sector's liberalization.The strikes will be carried out at odd hours on 5, 7, 9, 19, 21 and 23 June, and a continuous 48.....

Port Canaveral & NOLA cold treatment program to ease fruit imports

Port Canaveral and Port NOLA in Louisiana have joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program. Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America into south.....

Pakistan: Mango exporters disappointed at airlines’ high cargo charges

Regional Chairman of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce (FPCCI), Standing Committee on Horticulture Exports, Ahmad Jawad has said mango exporters are disappointed at the airlines due to high rates of air cargo which would be a big hurdle to tap the international market on competitive rates. In a.....

Negligent officers to be sanctioned

Ghana: Ban on food exports to the EU

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has called for stricter sanctions for Freight Forward Operators, Customs Officers and individuals and institutions who fail to adhere to due processes in the export of food and other items to foreign markets.The Minister says the time has come for.....

Connects Qingdao port with inlands provinces

China: New Logistics Park opened in Shandong

At 11 a.m. this morning, when the first No. 89006 freight train set off towards Qingdao Harbor, the biggest intermodal commercial logistics park in Southeast China - Shandong Jitie Heze Logistics Park was officially ready for use. The park is located at the border of four provinces including Shandong, Jiangsu,.....

Amazon launches air freight service to Zhengzhou, China

Retail giant Amazon has launched direct cargo flights from the US to Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province.The planes which were carrying products, including food, clothes and household appliances ordered by Chinese buyers, flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation.....

Turkish Airlines cuts fruit & veg shipping prices by up to 73%

Turkish Cargo, which is operating under the scope of Turkish Airlines (THY), has provided fresh fruit and vegetable exporters with a discount of up to 73 percent on the transportation fee per kilogram.After the agreement between Turkish Cargo officials, the Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM) and the Aegean.....

Turkey looks to build alternative road to ease shipping of produce

Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister, Ahmet Arslan, said that the government wants to create an alternative to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project with a line that will run through Iğdır-Dilucu-Nakhchivan and finally to Iran via Kars.Speaking to Anadolu Agency regarding the.....

Hort Connections: Protecting your brand is protecting your integrity

An asset management specialist has warned any business wanting to enter the rapidly expanding Asian market to ensure they have control over their product throughout the supply chain.Speaking at a Hort Connections seminar, Watermark says Australia has built a reputation as a clean green producer of food, and.....

Christian DeBlasio, co-owner of Purfresh

“We help increase the availability of organic produce globally”

“International shipping of organic produce is very difficult,” says Christian DeBlasio with Purfresh. Organic produce can experience reduced shelf-life due to the absence of chemical protection. As a result, most organic produce is shipped by air, which can be four to five times the cost of ocean freight......

Argentina: Trade union conflict paralyzes the port of San Antonio for almost three days

A few days before the end of the export season, which is about to end as the last container vessels have just arrived to the port, the port activity suffered a new delay, due to a conflict that paralyzed the cargo and about 90 trucks with more than 2 million kilos of fruit, for three days.The work resumed.....

MSC, global leader in the reefer transport sector

Agenzia Marittima Le Navi is the general agent forMSC-Mediterranean Shipping Company, a leading company in the container transport sector on a global level. The headquarters are located in Genoa at the MSC towers but it has an extended sales and customer service network that also covers the reefer.....

Bolivia: Entrepreneurs ask for complaint against Chile due to customs strikes

Following the latest strikes by customs personnel in Chile, which has brought the transit of more than 1,380 trucks of Bolivian cargo to a halt, the Confederation of Private Entrepreneurs of Bolivia (CEPB) has asked for a complaint against Chile to be issued to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Latin.....

Freshness, quality and prices the same as at EDEKA

Online supermarket: "Bringmeister covers all of Berlin"

Since January 2017, Bringmeister has been part of the EDEKA network. Together, the partners are now starting up in the capital: the range of the online retailer has been expanded to around 13,000 items and offers everything that customers can expect from a classic supermarket. The special feature: even with.....

Chile's port strike affects Bolivia

A strike at a port in Chile, through which the bulk of the Bolivian overseas cargo passes, caused discomfort in Bolivia's trading sectors and President Evo Morales called it an economic aggression towards his country.The strike in the port of Iquique (northern Chile) and other border areas has left about 800.....

Marcel van Bruggen, ABC Logistics:

“Around the summer months, problems always increase in Calais”

Multiple lorry drivers were beset by migrants on Monday morning. And that is remarkable, after months without incident. There were also reports of slashed tires, damages to windows, and one driver was wounded in the face after rocks were thrown at him. French media talk about the first organised attack after.....

Cool Port Rotterdam up and running

Last week the first containers were received at Kloosterboer’s new site in Rotterdam as "Kloosterboer Cool Port” officially opened for business. The shipment, made up of pallets of pomegranates from Total Produce, arrived at Maasvlakte on the MSC container ship “Sasha" from where they were transported by barge.....

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC complete their merger

Hapag-Lloyd and the United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) completed their merger process on May 24 in Hamburg. The combined fleet of this merger amounts to 230 vessels with a capacity of approximately 1.6 million TEU, which allows Hapag-Lloyd to strengthen its position as the fifth largest shipping company in.....

It’s the company’s second in Canada, and 11th worldwide

Mission Produce opens Ripe Center in Calgary

Oxnard-based Mission Produce announced that it has completed construction on its latest Ripe Center. The Ripe Center, based in Calgary, Canada, will service customers in Western Canada with ripe fruit throughout the year.Mission has operated a distribution center in Toronto since 2010, and the addition of the.....

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.....