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Russia: 50% discount on rail shipments of Uzbek and Tajik fruit and veg

A 50% discount will be enforced by JSC Russian Railways until 2019 for the transportation of fruit and vegetable products from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as reported on 10 November citing the company's press service."The current tariffs for the import of fruit and vegetable products shipped by rail from the.....

How improved logistics could help with the fight against food waste

Approximately one third of the food produced for human consumption gets lost or wasted. To solve this problem, the entire food value chain – from growers to consumers – must work together. Andreas Lenz, Managing Director DHL FoodLogistics, explains how logistics companies can do their part."Approximately one.....

Hong Kong watchdog wants stricter safety checks on imported fresh produce

The government watchdog in Hong Kong has said that the safety control system for imported fruits and vegetables is too relaxed and should be improved.A direct investigation launched by the Office of the Ombudsman found that there was a frequent flow of lorries with vegetables driving through the Man Kam To.....

South Australia agricultural exports have increased due to new airlines

New airlines and more wide-body planes saw direct exports for South Australia’s agriculture and fisheries industries increase by 50 per cent in the past two years.Last month’s launch of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner wide-body service to Auckland alone saw freight capacity grow from virtually zero to up to 25.....

Maersk Line opens up digital trade financing to UAE customers

Maersk Trade Finance is expanding its digital service to cover the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The service offered by Maersk Line offers local customers access to lower cost trade financing for global container shipments.The UAE is the latest region where the service is offered following Singapore, India,.....

Refrigerated truck demand steadily growing in China

In 2016, under the impact of favourable policies and high demand, the Chinese market for cooling logistics has gradually seen improvements.Statistics show that in 2016 the cooling logistics market in China had a scope of 220 billion RMB, which is 22.3% higher than last year. Initial forecasts for the next 3-5.....

Green light for Maersk Line to purchase Hamburg Süd

Although subject to conditions, the new purchase of Maersk Line is on track. China has requested Maersk Line doesn't extend the membership of Hamburg Süd to a VSA (Vessel Sharing Agreement) - currently active on the Far East trade route to the West Coast of South America - and that it ends the membership of.....

"We are more concerned about the heat, which is delaying the citrus campaign"

Road blocks in Catalonia cause some delays in fruit and veg shipments

The general strike in Catalonia that took place on Wednesday, 8 November, caused traffic jams from 6:00 am. The first roads affected by the demonstrations were the Nacional II and the AP-7, the latter at both ends of Catalonia, from Camarles (Ebre) to Borrassà (Empordà). There were thirty more cuts as the peak.....

ALDI SÜD tests alternative driving systems for its logistics branch

The ALDI SÜD Group is testing alternative drive technologies for its transport of goods. Both natural gas trucks and electric trucks will be tested by several regional divisions as they are used for the deliveries of ALDI SÜD products in 2018. For this logistics project ALDI SÜD is working together with.....

China gives conditional approval to Maersk for Hamburg Sud acquisition

China’s commerce ministry said on Wednesday it has granted conditional approval for Maersk Line’s planned acquisition of Hamburg Sud.Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, will pay 3.7 billion euros ($4.3 billion) to buy German rival Hamburg Sud.The ministry, in a statement, said the.....

CMA CGM first shipping company to choose liquefied natural gas for container ships

The CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce its decision to equip 9 ships of 22,000 TEUs, which will be ready in 2020, with engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The news of this decision coincides with the start of the COP23 in Bonn, Germany. CMA CGM is the first.....

Air Atlanta Icelandic inks deal to increase Kenyan vegetable exports to EU

Air Atlanta Icelandic has signed a long-term ACMI deal to place a 747-400 freighter with Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation.The added capacity will help NAM expand its perishables capacity for exports of flowers and vegetables from Nairobi to the United Kingdom. On Nov. 7, the freighter made.....

New route to the USA for Peruvian agricultural exports

US demand for Peruvian agricultural products, such as blueberries, asparagus, avocados, and grapes continues to grow, as well as the opportunities to make these exports more competitive in time and costs.Port of Miami, the closest port to Peru and one of the ports with the largest movement within the US, which.....

Maersk steers annual shipping profit forecast lower

Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping group, cut the profit forecast for its core business on Tuesday after a costly cyber attack and a weaker than expected third quarter.Maersk, which agreed to sell its oil and gas business to Total (TOTF.PA) in a $7.5 billion deal this year, has to prove to.....

Maersk Line volume dropped in Q3 after cyber attack

Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line reported a profit of USD 220 million in the third quarter of the year, a major rebound when compared to the loss of USD 116 million reported in the corresponding period last year.The return to profit in Q3 was driven by the continuation of positive market.....

Reconstruction of fresh produce supply chain: "no fees, no returns, and no payment terms"

China: Miss Fresh invests in development

In the past few years, fresh produce in e-commerce has been developing rapidly. However, there have also been some crises. Many suppliers are facing arbitrary fees, returning products at will, and strict payment terms, leading to an unhealthy supply chain. Not long ago, Miss Fresh announced that it had.....

US: Port Everglades breaks its containerized cargo volume record

Broward County’s Port Everglades topped its previous record for containerized cargo volumes with 1,076,893 TEUs (the industry standard container measurement of 20-foot equivalent units) moving through the Port in Fiscal Year 2017, which ended September 30, 2017.The containerized cargo increase represents a 4.....

New Zealand govt plan to address the need for efficient infrastructure

While producing quality produce in New Zealand may not be a problem, getting that produce to consumers is increasingly becoming one.Vegetable growing operations in years past were located close to towns and cities, so the people living there could have easy access to fresh vegetables.The expansion of urban.....

Vietnam agricultural exports amounted to US $30 billion in 2016

Vietnam’s agricultural production not only met domestic demand, but exported to 180 countries, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong told the National Assembly in Ha Noi yesterday.Cuong said that in 2016, agricultural exports amounted to US$30 billion, and were expected to reach $35.....

Lidl to test driverless electric truck

In 2018, Lidl will test the performance of a driverless electric truck in its transport network. With this, the retailer is once again showing its commitment to embracing the future. The test will be carried out by Lidl Sweden in partnership with the company Einride, which is specialised in the latest.....

Maersk Container Industry appoints new CEO

Maersk Container Industry (MCI) announced today that it has appointed Sean S. Fitzgerald as Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January 2018.Maersk Container Industry develops and manufactures refrigerated containers, dry containers and the Star Cool refrigeration machine for the global intermodal industry and.....

Maersk regional head calls for more high quality Peruvian ports

Having more high quality Peruvian ports would help provide more options for shippers and would benefit Peru’s fresh goods market, according to one of Maersk Line’s South American chiefs.Francisco Ulloa, managing director, West Coast of South America, told CM an increase in the number of ports would shorten.....

British Airways offers to fly Nigerian yams to the UK

The Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, has said that British Airways has offered to fly Nigerian yams to the United Kingdom in a bid to sustain the export of the produce.Ogbeh, who disclosed this during the weekend in a chat with the press in Abuja, insisted that there was no alternative to exportation of.....

China: Cold Chain Logistics Center opens in Jiangxi

A major project for Ganzhou citizens, the Ganzhou Cold Chain Logistics Center, has been officially opened recently! This modern logistic center is a major investment and a key project for the city.The project is located at the Shahe Formation in the Zhanggong Economic Zone.The total area is 15.268 ha, 294,000.....

Hebei opens up direct shipping route for fruit imports from the Philippines

A few days ago, 106 boxes of bananas were loaded on the ship "SANTIAGO". It will take 7 days to reach the container wharf in the city Qinhuangdao from their place of production in the Philippines. This is the first shipping route for fruit imports from the Philippines to Qinhuangdao. It is currently the only.....

Russia threatening to close of airspace to Dutch airlines

Russia is threatening to close off its airspace to Dutch airlines because of the cancellation of the landing slots of Russian cargo airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC) at a time it wants to expand its presence at the Dutch airport, the Telegraaf writes.The paper’, which bases its claim on ‘well-informed sources’,.....

Australian company creating efficient biosecurity pathways

One of the latest biosecurity treatment options is helping Australian produce to be delivered to markets faster, fresher and in higher volumes than previously possible, according to Asia-Pacific's most prominent contract sterilisation and decontamination processor.Queensland-based Steritech has spent the past.....

Huge investment for transport company

Food transporter STI Germany expands number of trucks

STI Germany - the German branch of the international transport company STI Freight Management - continues to expand its truck capacity. As of November, 20 new climate controlled vehicles will be available throughout Europe. Their fleet of 150 climate controlled vehicles is currently the largest in Europe,.....

Ship full of onions saved in a storm

Many ships and conveys couldn’t shelter from the current bad weather, which was particularly harsh for the Baltic Performer on Saturday when she was South West of Brittany.Around 3pm on Saturday, the Cross Etel was warned by the Lann-Bihoué maritime control aircraft that the cargo ship was in difficulty due to.....

Álvaro Partida: "Without customs agents, it would be impossible to import/export"

"We are the gateway between southern Europe and northern Africa"

Spanish fruit and vegetable exports and imports are on the rise, both through large traders and small producers who decide to export and import themselves, in many cases without a sound knowledge in legal issues. Some of the most exported products, according to the company Partida Logistics, are pineapples,.....

Maersk wins Lloyd’s List Asia 'Container Operator of the Year' award

Maersk Line has been named ‘Container Operator of the Year’ at the annual Lloyd’s List Asia awards in Singapore. Maersk Line received the award for continuous network advancements, market leading digital solutions and trade finance, which allows customers to expand their business and reach new markets, the.....

New direct flights between Rwanda and London to increase ag trade

RwandAir's started direct flights to London last May. The journey that used to take nearly two days, traversing two or more countries depending on which route one took; now it takes just hours.The agriculture sector, fruits and fresh produce to be specific, are set to benefit.On September 27, 2017 a Rwandan.....

Halterm terminal in Canada invest $10 million to expand container capacity

Building on increased container traffic through 2016 and the first half of 2017, Halterm International Container Terminal, Eastern Canada’s only facility capable to handle ‘Ultra’ class container vessels (+10,000TEU capacity), will extend its container and reefer handling capabilities, with $10 million worth.....

STI Germany invest millions in expanding its fleet of multi-temperature trucks

Logistics provider STI Germany, subsidiary of STI Freight Management is expanding its fleet further: from November onwards, 20 new multi temperature trucks will be on the roads to routes all over Europe.This brings the total number of modern, multi-chamber trucks run by STI to over 150. “That makes us number.....

SeaLand monitors apples real time until destination

Apples are highly sought after overseas, mainly in the United States and Latin American countries, such as Colombia and Ecuador. For this reason, the export route should not be hampered by any issues that may affect the quality of the fruit. Precisely to prevent headaches for exporters, the shipping company.....

China: Chongqing's first cooling distribution park opens in Hechuan district

A few days ago, the city of Chongqing set up its first cooling distribution park for organic and ecological agricultural products in the suburban Hechuan district.According to reports, this project is estimated to be completed within a year. It will become the distribution center for off-season vegetables in.....

New device allows continuous monitoring of the cold chain

Imec Messtechnik has begun the market launch of the new tempmate.-GS. Electronic measurement devices, which provide data of temperature history only after a delivery, are now a thing of the past thanks to Cold Chain 4.0 and devices like it.The new device tempmate.-GS provides continuous transfer of all.....

European agreement tackles ‘social dumping’

Same terms of employment for Eastern European workers, but not for drivers

Yesterday, the European ministers of Social Affairs reached an agreement to tackle competition on the labour market for workers from low-wage countries in Eastern Europe. The agreement should end ‘social dumping.’ An exception will be made for lorry drivers.In the agreement, terms of employment are equalised......

Ah Huat Goh - Daikin

"Active CA technology has clear benefits over passive solutions"

Since Ever Fresh, an active product for controlling atmosphere, was taken off the market a few years ago, shippers have been using passive Controlled Atmosphere while shipping their goods around the world.Passive CA can be used for products like avocados and bananas, but what about shipping grapes or berries?.....

Southern China fruit import distribution center opens

On 18 October, the Port of Gaolant, the Taixing Sheng Group and Zhuhai International Container Terminal Co. Ltd. held the signing ceremony for a strategic partnership between the three parties. Together they have built the Southern China fruit import distribution center.Source: Zhuhai Special Administrative.....

Two German guidelines for wholesale and logistics

In order to make the QS-system partner in wholesale and logistics more transparant and understandable, the guidelines 'Wholesale/Logistics for Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes' that always consisted of two parts will be separated from 1 January 2018.There will be two seperate guidelines: one for wholesale.....

Germany: EDEKA North celebrates 25 years of logistics location Malchow

On saturday the 14th of October 2017, the logistics location of the EDEKA North concern celebrated its 25th anniversary. For the company's celebration, a party was organised which was attended by important people from politics and the industry.During his greeting speech, Carsten Koch, manging director of EDEKA.....

Eco Pack unveils new produce containers for the US market

Eco Pack Systems, a maker of transport packaging is rolling out its new low-weight container solution to the US market. The new container enables fully customizable point of purchase branding, reduces transportation costs and is made from food grade material.The company claims that it improves food safety,.....

Ideal combination: specialised reefer container ship

While the logistical supply chain is rapidly containerising and the rise of reefer containers appears unstoppable, Peter Haagen from RaetsMarine, part of MS Amlin, prefers the specialised reefer for the transport of fruit, whether or not containerised. Is Peter old-fashioned or does he have a point?Dutch.....

Fresh guarantee online orders thanks to sealed cooler

More and more is ordered online. A shop without an online presence hardly matters anymore nowadays. However, the market for fresh products is falling behind in this trend despite efforts from, among others, retailers in this field. Besides the arguments about consumers preferring to choose their own fresh.....

Hamburg most important port for Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located in the middle of Europe and is one of the fast-expanding growth markets, following the enlargement of the EU. Due to its short distance to the Czech Republic, the port of Hamburg offers a wide range of transport options which enable fast processing of Czech imports and exports......

Direct connection between Peru and Philadelphia

Hamburg Süd: Fresh fruits for the USA

Exactly on time for the start of the main South American mango and grape season, the Hamburg Süd Line starts a weekly, direct connection from the Peruvian port of Paita to Philadelphia. With a transit time of nine days, this service offers Peruvian exporters and US importers a premium product that is precisely.....

NZ: Total trade through Port of Tauranga increases by 10%

The Port of Tauranga recorded a 10 percent gain in total trade to 22.2 million tonnes in 2017 and handled a record 1.08 million containers, up about 14 per cent from 2016 levels.The port forecast 2018 profit will rise as much as 10 per cent, saying it expects a strong pick-up in freight volumes in the first.....

Slot booking for trucks in Hamburg mandatory from 29 November

On the 29th of November 2017, the slot booking process (SBV) will come into force at the port of Hamburg. The container terminals of HHLA will only be accessible for trucks that have booked a valid slot for their transportation, on the condition that they make use of the registration. Please learn about the.....

DeltaTrak's FlashLink monitoring solution gets new security features

DeltaTrak has announced the addition of a new data security feature to the FlashLink BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Wireless Monitoring Solution.According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “With the new security feature, shippers have the option to require receivers to enter an access code before.....