Logistics

Maersk, Seatruck increase freight from Liverpool
While Maersk is set to return to Liverpool next month, with a new service linking the Mersey with the Mediterranean, Seatruck will add a larger vessel on its route to Dublin. The direct connection between Algeciras and Liverpool, starting in April, will be operated by Seago Line, the Intra-European shipping.....

China cold chain industry expected to boom
In 2015, vegetable production in China exceeded 700 million tons. Besides, large amounts of meat and frozen food are produced every year in China too. Temperature fluctuation in cold storage and transport is one of the main reasons for food quality decline. To ensure those perishable foods' freshness and.....


CMA CGM deploys flagship fleet between Asia and U.S.
The CMA CGM Group has announced that it will deploy starting end of May its flagship fleet of six 18,000 TEU vessels between Asia and the West coast of the U.S.This decision is in line with both the growth strategy set by the Group in the United States and around the world and the optimization of its.....


Air France KLM introduces 'Kold Kart' equipment in Mexico
When it comes to carrying temperature sensitive cargo – whether perishables or pharmaceuticals products – keeping the entire logistic chain of transport at the right cool temperature, required both by the shippers and by the products constraints, is a must for our group of airlines whose permanent.....


Port Authority braces for corporation tax
2016 turnover Port of Rotterdam +2.6% to €676.9 million
Last year, turnover of the Port Authority increased by 2.6% to €676.9 million. This was mainly due to a 4.9% rise in the throughput of goods as a result of which the Port Authority received more port dues. Costs are under control, therefore profit development is sound. Nevertheless, profits fell by 1.7% to.....

Registration Opens for The 2016 Global Cold Chain Expo
Registration is open for the inaugural Global Cold Chain Expo, this year’s can’t miss event – created in partnership with the Global Cold Chain Alliance and the United Fresh Produce Association. Hosted at the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, Illinois this June 20-22, the event will put focus on.....


Maersk software update benefits Dole
The StarConomy reefer control software designedby Maersk Container Industry (MCI), in conjunctionwith fruit multinational Dole, supports reefercontainer operators by allowing them to maximisethe value of their refrigerated cargoes in MCI’s StarCool units. The software’s aim is to reduce operating costs and.....

Ecuadorian govt awards port construction to Turkish firm
On February 29, President Rafael Correa announced the awarding of the concession of the Puerto Bolivar berth, in El Oro province, to the Turkish consortium Yilport. This firm is the only one that took part in the public tender of the Port Authority of Puerto Bolívar (APPB) in June 2015.“The concession of the.....


Freight Village 2015 ranking
The study carried out by Germany logistics association DGG entitled "Positioning and Establishment of the Freight Villages in Europe" is the second of its kind. The first one was carried out by DGG (involved by the ISL and LUB institutes) in 2010.Only the locations with the following characteristics were.....