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More drugs intercepted in Port of Rotterdam

“Smart seal keeps shipment clean”

Earlier this year, a batch of 4,000 kilograms of cocaine was intercepted in a shed in Hazeldonk, just south of Breda, the Netherlands. The drugs were concealed among the bananas. The frequency of the interceptions appears to be increasing. Official figures show an increase, and according to some crime.....

New port puts Flevoland on logistical map

This year, Flevoland will get its own port outside the dykes. With it, the connection of the Flevopolder will be improved, and it will also offer new opportunities for companies in the hinterland. Waterman Onions has been involved with project Flevokust from the very start. Last autumn, the first shipments of.....

Port of Antwerp to highlight new connection at South American fair

The Port of Antwerp will be on hand at South America’s biggest inter-modal fair in Sao Paulo from 4 to 6 April.The most important topics that the port will highlight are the 24/5 opening of the Deurganckdock, the efficient hinterland connection to the economic heart of Europe, and the facilitating customs.....

Damco announces digitized freight service

Damco – the third-party logistics subsidiary of Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller – Maersk, is planning to offer a digitized service for freight in the coming months. Starting this month, “Twill” will be openly available to shippers in the UK market, and later to shippers worldwide.John Klompers, the.....

Chile inaugurates largest and most modern phytosanitary inspection site in South America

Michelle Bachelet, the President of the Republic, officially opened the Phytosanitary Inspection Site of Cabrero, which will have the task of inspecting the fresh fruit destined for the United States market.The new facility, which required a public-private investment of 2,800 million pesos from the Regional.....

Yamato planning refrigerated parcel service between Japan/France

Yamato Holdings is planning to offer refrigerated parcel deliveries, which will transport temperature sensitive shipments including fruit and vegetables, between Japan and France next year, according to local sources.According to a report published today (10 April) on the Nikkei Asian Review website, Yamato.....

Hamburg Süd gives up participation in five alliances

Take-over of Hamburg Süd by Maersk definitive

The European competition authority gave permission for the take-over of Hamburg Süd by Maersk yesterday. The only condition is that the Danish shipping company hives off five of Hamburg Süd’s routes.It concerns the routes between Northern Europe and Central America and the Caribbean; Northern Europe and the.....

‘Forgotten’ Vlissingen

Onion exports putting Zeeland Seaports on map

Zeeland and onions are practically synonyms. Of every ten onions grown in the Netherlands, more than eight are processed in Zeeland. Yet many exporters traditionally chose export through major ports such the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Antwerp in recent years. The port of Vlissingen also appeared to be.....

Hamburg Süd: One of the most punctual shipping companies in the world

Three months in a row in first place in the SeaIntel Global Liner Performance Report - averaging second place throughout 2016In the "SeaIntel Global Liner Performance Report", Hamburg Süd is ranked first in the "Road Reliability" category for the third time in a row for February 2017. Already in December 2016.....

China: Qingdao harbour first quarter export target exceeded by 200 million USD

In the first quarter of 2017, Qingdao harbour registered exports of 6000 batches of fruit, vegetables and other specialist products, totalling 160,000 tons, with a value of 200 million USD; an increase of 3%, 0.3% and 28%, respectively, compared to the same period last year.Apart from an increase of 25 to 30%.....

EU regulators to approve Maersk's acquisition of Hamburg Sud

The world's No. 1 shipping company, Maersk Line, is set to win EU antitrust approval for its acquisition of Hamburg Sud after agreeing to pull the German company out from some trade routes, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.Maersk, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, announced the bid last December, as.....

Moroccan delegation to visit the BLE quality control

Four Moroccan quality inspectors for fruit and vegetables from the EACCE (Etablissement Autonome de Contrôle et de Coordination des Exportations, Casablanca) visited the BLE (German Food Authority) from 19th to 24th of March 2017. The meeting is part of the cooperation between the two control authorities.From.....

Delayed containers caused by restructuring shipping alliances

Recently there was some turmoil in the maritime sector. According to reports exports in Northwest Europe are still delayed because of capacity problems at the vessels. Experts point to the bankruptcy of Hanjin last year and a restructuring of the alliances of shipping lines as the cause of the problems. In the.....

MacAndrews announces 4-day fresh produce service between Spain/UK

MacAndrews, a leading Iberian multimodal transport provider, announced today the launch of a new Door to Door product using a Roll-On / Roll-Off (RORO) service between Bilbao and Poole. The new service called MACPAK provides a door to door transit time of 4 days between Spain and UK which opens up more.....

China: Trial run for new cold chain logistics center in Haicang

On 26, March, the first modern cold chain logistics center in Haicang. The Xiamen Taigu Haitou Cold Chain Logistics Center, started its trial run with the first phase of the construction completed. And some clients have already started to store their frozen products in the warehouse.Located in the Haitou.....

China: Largest cold chain logistics center to be built in Ganzhou

The Ganzhou cold chain logistics center project has officially settled in the Zhanggong district in Ganzhou city. The total funding for the project is 1.3 billion RMB. The center will cover a surface of 15,4 hectares with 300,000 square metres of buildings. The total storage capacity will be 150,000 tons. In.....

Truckers protest against Chiquita Panama

The Minister of Labor and Social Development, Luis Ernesto Carles, began a mediation yesterday at noon in the conflict between the truckers that transport bananas for export and Brazilian Chiquita Panama in a conflict that could affect shipments to the US and European markets.The conflict arose when the.....

Third group of free trade zones opened in China

A third group of free trade zones (FTZ), including seven Chinese provinces and municipalities, will start operation on April 1, local authorities said.The State Council has approved the seven new zones in the provinces of Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi as well as Chongqing Municipality,.....

The start of a "smart" era of modern logistics industry

On 27 March, "JJ Logistics", a smart logistics information platform in Ganzhou was formally launched. Six key logistics projects were contracted at the same time, with the total investment reaching 11.07 billion yuan. The projects include Ganzhou Integrated Logistics Park, Ganzhou Cold Chain Logistics.....

African Cashew Alliance urges Ghana to join CICC

Mr Ernest Mintah, the Interim Managing Director of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) has encouraged the government in Ghana to join the Cashew Consultative International Council (CICC) which will help grow the industry in the country and help solve the problems facing stakeholders in the sector.The CICC is a.....

New container line connecting Seville with the UK and the Netherlands

Following the signing of an alliance between OPDR and Boluda Corporación Marítima in the port of Seville for the management of containers early in the year, the expert in short sea shipping has launched a new container line connecting the Peninsula with the United Kingdom.According to the Port Authority in a.....

Cargonexx one of the most successful platforms for lorry transport in Europe

The logistics branch in Germany and Europe is currently showing an increase of new business models and platform concepts. Startup company Cargonexx is one the most successful digital suppliers from Hamburg. In Germany, more than 1,700 freight companies are registered with the digital dispatch platform. With.....

Green Reefers signs contract to use NSSLGlobal VSAT on 18 vessels

NSSLGlobal announced that, following a successful initial trial project, it has signed a new contract with Green Reefers to install VSAT aboard 18 cargo vessels to enhance satellite communications across the fleet. Green Reefers transports refrigerated and frozen cargoes such as fruit, vegetables and fish.....

Seatrade Blue's new container service between UK, NZ, Peru

London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury, has secured a new fast transit reefer service covering Pacific, New Zealand, Peru & US East Coast. The Meridian service operated with eight 2,500 TEU capacity vessels, four of which have been specifically built for this reefer orientated service, makes its.....

OPDR launches new service between Southern Spain & UK

OPDR, as part of the CMA CGM Group, has announced the introduction of its new POSS service. The service connects northern Continental Europe and the United Kingdom with Portugal and Southern Spain. The new link will service the Port of Seville which provides excellent hinterland connections by rail and truck.....

Maersk planning to expand into Australia's logistics market

Maersk Line has announced its plans to expand into the Australian logistics market and add other services to its port calls, according to Gerard Morrison, Managing Director of Maersk’s Oceania business.Through this, new bundled services could be offered to customers such as retailers and produce exporters.....

Green Reefers signs contract to use NSSLGlobal VSAT on 18 vessels

NSSLGlobal announced that, following a successful initial trial project, it has signed a new contract with Green Reefers to install VSAT aboard 18 cargo vessels to enhance satellite communications across the fleet. Green Reefers transports refrigerated and frozen cargoes such as fruit, vegetables and fish.....

Seatrade Blue's new container service between UK, NZ, Peru

London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury, has secured a new fast transit reefer service covering Pacific, New Zealand, Peru & US East Coast. The Meridian service operated with eight 2,500 TEU capacity vessels, four of which have been specifically built for this reefer orientated service, makes its.....

China: Product differentiation brings market strength

"In the choice of fruit and vegetable varieties, we strictly follow the commercial standards of maximizing the value of resources. The selected products are distributed throughout the country with the help of a well controlled modern marketing system, through both online and offline channels," said Yan.....

India: Shortage of certifying agents hampering exports at Tiruchi airport

Tiruchi has seen robust growth in overseas cargo movement as of late but a lack of certifying agents is hampering some commodities and hindering exports from the international airport.Ever since the international air cargo terminal was commissioned in 2011, perishable commodities continue to occupy the.....