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Robin Vercammen, Carrier Transicold, Wommelgem:

“Rain and road network major culprits for refrigerated transport”

When cooled fresh produce products are transported from A to B via roads, not just the car or lorry is important. The refrigeration in which the products are kept at the right temperature is just as important, if not more so.Carrier Transicold in Wommelgem, Belgium, ensures that all cars without refrigeration.....

"The country's gone from exporting 10,000 tonnes in 2015 to 40,000 tonnes this year alone in blueberries"

Peru: Maersk to operate in the port of Pisco from September

Maersk Line aims to grow its refrigerated cargo transport due to the enormous potential it represents, and which currently accounts for about 43% of its annual turnover: "With cranberry alone the country has gone from exporting 10,000 tonnes in 2015 to 40,000 tonnes this year", said the manager of the company.....

Port of Tauranga kiwifruit shipments slip 1.4%

The Port of Tauranga has transformed itself into Australasia's most efficient port and has broken records for cargo volumes. However, Kiwifruit volumes slipped 1.4 percent to 982,000 tonnes after a poor growing season. New Zealand's biggest port company today posted a 7.9 percent gain in annual profit to $83.4.....

Product is outside for too long at many airports

The increase in air transport has been happening for some years now, according to Alain Tulpin of the Tulpin Group. “Air freight was doomed to die,” he says. But thanks to a shift in shipping, air transport could recover. “With the larger container ships and the slow steaming effort since 2006, that has.....

Threat of shipping price war clouds horizon for Maersk

A.P. Moller-Maersk has been fortified by the $7.5 billion sale of its oil and gas business to France's Total, but the company's main sea freight business faces the threat of a new price war in a consolidating industry.Maersk, the world's biggest container shipping company, has shifted its focus this year from.....

Panalpina Luxembourg gets licence to handle organic produce

Panalpina’s hub at Luxembourg Airport (LUX) has been officially licenced by Certysis to handle organic fruits and vegetables. This makes Panalpina the first and only licenced receiver of organic produce at LUX, one of Europe's busiest airports by cargo tonnage, and shows the company’s commitment to developing.....

Bart Vlug – Kuehne + Nagel:

“Increase export to North America, Middle and Far East”

In March of this year, 14 per cent more freight was transported per airplane globally than in the same month a year previously. The last time the sector grew this rapidly was seven years ago. A positive mood in general, but can that positivity also be found among the transporters of fruit and vegetables? And.....

China: Suning Fresh joins hands with Yiguo Fresh

According to statistics, only 1 hour 37 minutes after the start of the big promotions on August 18th, Suning Fresh ordered an amount that exceeded the order from August 18th last year. Within this order, 75% of the goods are mobile. Lovers of fresh food also fought over American cherries.At the same time, data.....

Reefer service between Qatar and Turkey launched

Milaha has launched the first direct reefer service between Qatar and Turkey. Over the past few weeks, the Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate had arranged two ad hoc voyages of reefer vessels from Turkey to Qatar.The company has moved to regularise the service, with departures every.....

MSC & Hapag-Lloyd to launch new Europe-South America loop

Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Hapag-Lloyd are preparing to jointly launch a new loop between north Europe and the east coast of South America from September 27 that will be operated by nine vessels with an average capacity of 9,000 TEU.MSC has branded the new service, NWC/SAEC, while Hapag-Lloyd is.....

Fraunhofer-Study: Corrugated board packagings are the backbone of logistics 4.0

The digital transformation of logistics had a major influence on the role of transportation packaging in the supply chains of trade - corrgugated board is offering a basis as carrier material for the relevant technologies. Those are the main findings of a study conducted by the Fraunhofer-Institute for.....

The world's shipping companies keep growing

The hulking container ships that transport sneakers, bananas and Barbie dolls around the world keep getting bigger. So are the companies that own them.A massive consolidation is underway in the $500 billion global industry and the survivors now enjoy big economies of scale and increased demand, one year after.....

China: Yiwu airport officially approved for the import of fresh fruit

The Chinese National Quality Inspection headquarters have officially approved the proposal to appoint the Yiwu airport as a port for the import of fruit. After the construction of the whole project is completed and a thorough audit of the whole inventory has been performed, Yiwu airport will officially be.....

India seeks cheaper alternatives to airfreight for perishables

A slump in the export of perishable commodities such as fruits and vegetables from India, due to high airfreight charges, has prodded the government to explore the cost-effective alternative of water transport to boost the trade and give Indian products an edge over their competitors in the international.....

New Landgard Logistics- and Distribution Center offers ideal conditions for more efficiency

In the town of Striegistal in Saxony, the producer association Landgard has opened their new, state-of-the-art logistics center in June, together with the Saxon secretary of state for environment and agriculture, Thomas Schmidt, the mayor of Striegistal, Bernd Wagner, Veronika Bellmann, member of the German.....

Port of Hamburg's 2017 cargo throughput matching previous year's

At 70 million tons, first-half seaborne cargo throughput in Hamburg in 2017, including the general and bulk cargo segments, all but matched the previous year’s, being only one-fifth of one percent (0.2%) lower. In the first six months of 2017 containerized general cargo throughput at 4.45 million TEU (20-ft.....

Maersk estimates losses of up to $300m after hack

Maersk has estimated that it has lost between around $200 to $300 million as a result of hacking earlier in the year.At the end of June, the company experienced a cyber attack that hit vessels, as well as disabling computer systems in various Maersk-run ports round the world, forcing them to remain idle.Severe.....

Dominican freshness and international freight connections

Being the number one tourism destination in the Caribbean has advantages for the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. While you read this article, probably one or more aircraft landed or has taken off from the Dominican Republic to Europe. The Dominican Republic received 6.1 million of tourists in 2016. While.....

Turkey sending second ship loaded with food to Qatar

Preparations have been underway at the port of Izmir for the departure of Turkey's second ship, loaded with food, to Qatar, which is currently subject to an embargo from other Persian Gulf countries. The shipment is expected to arrive to its destination before the holiday of Kurban Bairam, held on 1.....

Maersk CEO expects further consolidation of container industry

The container industry will see more takeovers over the coming years. Soren Skou, CEO of AP Moller - Maersk expects five or six players to remain in a market that had 20 players just two years ago. This was said by the CEO in an interview with theFinancial Times.In the last two years eight out of 20 container.....

China: Northern Guizhou Modern Logistics Park to be completed this year

The Northern Guizhou Modern Logistics Park was a sensitive spot for Guizhou Province. But now the decision has been made that the park should be completed by the end of this year and construction is well under way. The park will have 6 sectors, such as smart logistics, cold chain logistics, logistics research.....

China: Anhui province welcomes a carrier with 80 tons of American cherries

On August 6th, at noon, a cargo plane loaded with 80 tons of cherries flying from Seattle in the United States of America reached Xinqiao international airport in Hefei province. This has been confirmed by the trading post, assigned to monitor imported fruit and vegetables, in Hefei province. This cargo was.....

Jeronimo Poggio, Fyffes:

"Data is important, as we want to know how the product arrives"

The time between a container of bananas being closed in Ecuador and the European importer only discovering upon arrival how the bananas made it through the journey are in the past. Data plays an important role in this. Fyffes has been using this data stream on their own conventional ships for a while, and now.....

Qatar-Turkey trade route could cut transportation costs by 80%

The newly-announced land trade route through Turkey, Iran and Qatar is expected to significantly reduce the cost of the transportation of goods. The new trade line will lead to a decline of nearly 80 percent in the transportation cost of food items compared to air freight charges, say experts.Mohammed bin.....

Afghan president resolves air cargo issues

President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani ordered officials on Saturday to immediately resolve air cargo issues and ensure that 120 tons of fresh fruit is transported to India every week.Ghani issued the order stating that the fruit must be delivered to Delhi and Amritsar every week.The president’s order comes.....

Seatrade selects reefer monitoring company C sence

Specialised reefer carrier Seatrade has selected Dutch start-up C sence to monitor their reefer fleet on board of their six new reefer dedicated container vessels. C sence located in the port of Rotterdam has developed a web-based platform to monitor and analyze reefer containers. The system integrates with.....

Turkish Cargo adds Johannesburg & Madagascar to network

Turkish Cargo has launched its scheduled cargo flights to Johannesburg, the biggest industrial and commercial center in South Africa, and to Madagascar, the largest island of the Vanilla Islands, on July 1.The cargo carrier’s plan to start services from Johannesburg is to tap the export markets in the European.....

Port of Los Angeles breaks records

The Port of Los Angeles announced Thursday that it recorded its busiest July ever, with container volumes climbing by 16 percent compared to July 2016 volumes. A total of 796,804 twenty-foot equivalent units came through the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest July in the port's 110-year history, and comes on the.....

First call into port for "Munich Maersk" in Hamburg

The "Munich Maersk", one of the biggest container ships on the planet with a loading capacity of 20,586 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit), has tied up to the EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg on its maiden voyage on August 5th.The Mega-Carrier is part of the second generation of the well-known Triple-E-Class.....

Ukraine: Test for river shipment of watermelons and other products

In the framework of the USAID's Agricultural and Rural Development Support Project, river logistics are planned to be used to supply not only watermelons, but also fruits and vegetables, and to involve producers from other regions in the project.Ukrinform was informed about this by the press service of the.....

Moving a container in Peru is four times more expensive than elsewhere

Withdrawing a 20-foot container from a vessel and taking it to an extra port deposit in Peru costs about $ 1,300 dollars while in other Latin American and European countries it only costs $ 300 dollars, stated the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL)."This extra cost collides with the competitiveness of companies.....

More cargo routes to Central America from Port Everglades

King Ocean Services Limited, Inc. and Crowley Caribbean Services, LLC's have entered into a vessel sharing agreement, allowing the cargo carriers to enter more routes to Central America from Port Everglades.The vessel sharing agreement between two of the port’s largest customers lets the carriers charter space.....

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway.Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group to acquire the activities of Nor Lines, which.....