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Youpei Liangpin receives funds of 120 million RMB
Yesterday, a convention was held in Beijing about Internet+food quality. During the event, the B2B fresh produce delivery platform Youpei Liangpin, founded in March 2015, was proclaimed the winner of a cooperated tactical investment by Yiguo Fresh Produce and GMK holding. With the added A and A+ investment.....

Atanasio Naranjo:
Spain: "Great improvements are needed in logistics to export to China"
The Extremaduran company Tany Nature has started exporting stonefruit to China. The president of this company, Atanasio Naranjo, has praised the "well-managed process" to reach the Asian giant and claimed that great improvements are needed in logistics, given that the region of Extremadura "basically relies.....

Future cold targets and cool directions:
Cool Logistics Global goes to Bremen
Leading representatives of international refrigerated transport and shipping industry will be present at the 8th Cool Logistics Global Conference in Bremen from 27-28 September. Here they will discuss new targets and directions for the industry.“Globally, the share of reefers of the total container volume is.....


New container shipping service links Jacksonville and Costa Rica
As part of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s goal to help customers increase the velocity of their supply chains, and in doing so reduce their overall landed costs, the company announced on August 17 that it is launching a new, weekly, fixed-day container shipping service between Jacksonville and Costa Rica.“We.....


Volume Hamburg Harbour stabilizes
More containers per train to the hinterland of Hamburg Harbour
The harbour of Hamburg has seen a stabilization of volume in the first half of 2016, at 70.2 million tons in total. The transport per train to and from the largest harbour of Germany has increased severely. “We achieved the increase in volume (23.8 million tons) of the train transport in the first half of.....


Port of Hamburg cargo stabilized in the first-half of 2016
The sea cargo in the Port of Hamburg stabilized and grew to 70.2 million metric tons in the first-half of 2016. The freight and cargo transport by rail to and from the Port of Hamburg increased markedly during the same period.In the first half of 2016 the total seaborne cargo, which includes general and bulk.....


London Container Terminal welcomes first neo-panamax vessel
London Container Terminal in Tilbury, along with the Port of London Authority (PLA), welcomed the inaugural call of MSC’s neo-panamax vessel to the Thames this week following her transit of the newly enlarged Panama Canal.The MSC operated vessel, Sofia Celeste, has a capacity of over 8,800 TEUs (Twenty-foot.....


After successful pilot in 2015
CMA CGM provides direct service Vlissingen to West Africa
Starting in September, Vlissingen will get a weekly call in rotation of the EURAF1 service of CMA CGM to West Africa, after a successful pilot in 2015. Reefer containers are loaded with potatoes and onions in Vlissingen.CMA speaks of a ‘unique direct service’ from Vlissingen to Senegal and the Ivory Coast......

Wuyi Logistic Park launched this year
The Wuyi Logistic Park is a key project in Jianyang District, Fujian Province. As the first comprehensive logistic park in the region, this project is designed for 2 phases. The first phase covers an area of 7.9 hectares, with a construction area of 33,620 square meters. With a total investment of.....


First designated port for fruit import Anhui province to be launched
It is understood that the first designated port for fruit import in Anhui province is going to be launched on August 18th. Previously, all the imported fruits in Anhui market had to go through other designated ports from Shanghai or Guangzhou city, or purchased from other fruit importers.According to Mr......

UK: Fruit, veg deliveries exacerbate London air pollution
Toby Peters, the founder of a clean tech firm, Dearman, has warned that London’s increasing reliance on fresh food bought online and home-delivered by diesel-powered trucks, is making the air pollution situation in the capital worse.Mr Peters spoke out after a new report found refrigerated delivery trucks.....

Chiquita's return to Gulfport state port signals several firsts
On the evening of Monday 15 August, Chiquita will sail into the State Port of Gulfport for the first time in almost two years. The company's return will restore about 40 full-time jobs to the International Longshoremen Association Local 1303, the union that loads and unloads cargo at the port.After 40 years,.....

Ukraine: Kherson region aims to supply Kiev with watermelons
Ukraine's Kherson region intends to resume its supply of watermelons and vegetables to Kiev via the waterway along the Dnieper. The first batch will be shipped in early September.The chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administratio, Andrey Gordeev, announced this during a press conference at.....


Robert Wells, CEO - SH Pratt Group
Moving logistics on to the next level, bananas remain priority
The banana market is fairly stable, but it does have some big issues to contend with such as the Panama disease, which some reckon will eventually wipe out the Cavendish variety, there is also unpredictable climate changes to deal with not to mention currency and competition.Changes in the banana.....

China: Maersk drops services to and from 10 ports
As part of measures to reduce costs, Maersk Line has decided to stop services to and from 10 ports in China. Maersk Line has, like other container shipping companies, been hit by historically low freight rates in the first half of this year due to a slowdown in global growth and many new, larger vessels.....

China: First refrigerated container train leaves for Moscow
On Monday 8 August, China's first refrigerated-container train left for Moscow from northeast China's Dalian, marking the opening of a new transport link between the two countries.The new refrigerated-freight line is 8,600 km long, with trains taking about 10 days to reach Moscow. The train is carrying.....

China: First complete logistic chain for blueberries
This year was a very good harvest for blueberries in Dalian. But in the whole logistic chain for blueberries, 'preserving freshness' is always the weakest link. Losses and waste due to unfit storage amount to 30% of the whole production volume. As partners, Dalian Lanmeigu Manor and Bingshan group promoted.....

Dubai: Runway reopens after airport crash
On Thursday 4 August, Dubai International Airport's chief executive said that a runway had been reopened after authorities cleared the wreckage of an Emirates Boeing 777 that crashed and burnt the previous day.Paul Griffiths told a press conference that work continued to restore normal traffic volumes at the.....

Chinese company to become first foreign owner of AU airport
Chinese companies have invested billions in farms and infrastructure across Australia. In many cases, the Chinese acquisitions have met with local hostility - but that doesn't seem to be the case with one of the latest targets, the Renmark Airport in regional South Australia, reportsDijana Damjanovic for.....

Morocco and Libya boost logistical connections
On Thursday 4 August, the Transportation Ministers from Morocco and Libya met in Rabat to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation in the transportation and infrastructure sectors.The visit of Libyan official, Milad Mohamed Maâtoug, along with a delegation (Aug. 3-5), is meant to give a new impetus to.....

Emirates will resume Guinea flights
From October 30, 2016 Emirates airline will resume flights to Conakry, the capital of Guinea. The flight to Conakry will be linked to Emirates’ four times weekly service between Dubai and Dakar.A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft was introduced on the route between Dubai and Dakar on 2 August ahead of the relinking.....

Calls for action after chainsaw threat to driver in Calais
A truck driver was threatened with a chainsaw during a night of violence in Calais which the Freight Transport Association (FTA) fears could escalate as numbers in the Jungle Camp swell to more than 7,000 and migrants become more desperate to reach the UK following the Brexit vote.Migrants set fire to.....

Start-up airline hopes to capitalise on new UK-India trade deals
Britain's decision to leave the European Union could be good news for new start-up low cost Indian airline POP, which is aiming to capitalise on new trade agreements between the two countries. The new airline, which will donate 51% of profits to social projects, plans to be the first airline to operate.....

NZ: Sharing cargo shipments will strengthen exports
The chief executive of New Zealand's leading export supply chain firm Kotahi, David Ross, is urging exporters to work together to create the most efficient supply chain. If New Zealand firms collaborate when it comes to shipping cargo offshore, they can create a stronger supply chain and future proof the.....