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Special — Logistics
Rotterdam, 24-26 September
New reefership design to be unveiled at 5th Cool Logistics Global conference
Per Westling of Stena Line AB, Birger Lindberg Skov of Reefer Intel and Kevin Bragg of Bonita Europe add a new twist to the annual ocean freight debate for perishablesLondon, 30.07.2013 – As container carriers continue to struggle with shippers to gain acceptance for rate increases, the conventional reefer.....
Hutchison investing $1.5m in Mexico's International Terminal
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has announced it will invest $1.5m to develop the port of Ensenada, on the Pacific Mexican coast, and improve its logistics operations, according to www.seatrade-global.com.HPH will purchase a hybrid RTG crane capable of moving up to 20 containers per hour, that will also see a.....
Hong Kong appetite for $100 mangoes boosts ANA Cargo
ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, is targeting Hong Kong’s appetite for next-day delivery of $100 mangoes and other food to boost its cargo as shipments of Panasonic and Sony televisions slump.Hong Kong, the biggest destination for food and live animals exported by air from Japan, is buying more.....
Italy: Renewal of reefer fleet almost completed
Thanks to the consultation of MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston,Chiquitasubstituted 65% of its fleet. Energy saving and CO2 reduction were the centre of the corporate social responsibility programme. Chiquita's four year plan to renew the reefers that transport bananas is going according.....
Enforcement of CBP ISF could leave importers on the hook
Earlier this month, United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stepped-up enforcement of the Import Security Filing (ISF) rule. Where compliance of the rule used to be voluntary, infractions can now be punished with fines. While this move is meant to shore up a falling compliance rate, the way in.....
Port Miami moves towards more efficient trade with Peru
During last month’s Peru Investors Forum in Miami, PortMiami met with representatives from Peru to discuss options for increased trade between the South American country and the Port. Over the past several years, PortMiami, and officials from Peru along with importers, growers and customs brokers have been.....
5th Cool Logistics Global conference
Perishable shippers back new intermodal service concepts
Three pillars of the global perishable industry – bananas, frozen chips and fresh flowers – all stand to gain from exploring integrated intermodal reefer transport chains across Europe. Speaking at the upcoming Cool Logistics Global conference in Rotterdam, 24-26 September, AgroFair, Aviko and FloraHolland.....
Danny Aerts: "Demand for weekend deliveries increased"
Ekotrax and Interim Cargo offer conditioned fruit and vegetable transport
Logistic service provider's Ekotrax and Interim Cargo are situated at the auction premises in Sint-Katelijne-Waver since January 2013. Danny Aerts and Koen Dirckx have been the business managers for these organisations for years. Ekotrax specialises in conditioned transportation and handling of goods for.....
Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo
Easier navigation on airline's new website
In it’s ongoing effort to be closer to customers, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has revamped it’s website. Based on customer input, the website now offers a fresh and better-structured design. The new website offers more space on the homepage for those activities most often used by customers. There is more.....
Road will remain best way to transport Spanish fruits and vegetables
Road will remain the main outlet for fruit and vegetables as the Marco Polo program which the European Union developed to clear the roads, shifting freight from the roads to other routes such as by sea, rivers and rail roads, has been ineffective. This was indicated by a report issued by the European Court.....
Increased reuse and recycling of pallets in Spain
The recession: unfortunately quite a familiar concept for most Spaniards, which has already led to the demise of hundreds of firms in the pallet manufacturing sector, as the production of new pallets has fallen considerably in recent years. The National Statistics Institute (INE) estimates 2011's.....
Spain: Big increase export to Eastern Europe
"The harvest is a bit different this year. The weather conditions make distribution difficult," explains David Moreno, CEO of international Logesta. "The potato harvest, for example, is a month late and will now coincide with that of the Sandia melon from Almeria. Also, recent flooding of rivers in Central.....
C.H. Robinson continues European expansion with Istanbul office
C.H. Robinson Europe, one of the leading freight forwarders in Europe, continues their European expansion by opening a new office in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is one of largest and fast growing economies in the world and Istanbul is home to thousands of companies of all sizes. Demand for logistics services in.....
Canada: Torizon leans on produce background for logistics solutions
Torizon's origins as a logistics company are in the produce industry. Under the aegis of their predecessor, Gambles, the logistics know-how was honed, and now they're using that expertise to branch out to a wider range of industries.The present-day Gambles was founded nearly 25 years ago as an importer,.....