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Extend shipping distances for perishables
The innovative XtendFRESH™ atmosphere control system, which preserves quality and extends shipping distances for perishables shipped in refrigerated containers, is now available from Carrier Transicold. In concert with the commercial release of the XtendFRESH system, the company produced a video.....
Public-private partnership (PPP) program:
Philippine Ports Authority plans to privatize 3 ports in Mindanao
State-run Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) plans to privatize 3 ports in Mindanao under the government's public-private partnership (PPP) program.Juan Sta. Ana, PPA general manager, said among the Mindanao ports that would privatized through the PPP route is that in Davao.The Davao Port has a capacity of.....
Maersk unveils low-sulphur surcharge, but customers of other carriers must wait
Maersk Line is preparing customers for a low-sulphur fuel surcharge of up to $150 per 40ft container after January 1, when stricter ship emission regulations are enforced in the emission control areas (ECAs) of Europe and the US.However, with less than six months until the deadline, most other major ocean.....
Port of Antwerp handled up to 98,229,046 tonnes in H1 2014
The port of Antwerp handled 98,229,046 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2014. That is 2.7% more than in the same period last year, itself already a record year. Container freight once more contributed good growth figures, while liquid bulk too continued the upward trend, the company said in its.....
Qatar Air aims to be among top five cargo operators
Qatar Airway plans to expand its cargo arm to become one of the top five global operators by 2018 as it purchases freighter planes and adds space in the holds of passenger jets while expanding its Doha base.Qatar Air, ranked outside the top 10 last year by tonnes flown, has a freighter fleet of six Boeing.....
Peter van der Klift, Milestone Fresh:
"Limited availability of reefers will lead to greater shortage of equipment"
"Seasons come and go. It's often all or nothing. Many seasons have ended by now, while other seasons are just starting up again. In order to be able to guide all these seasons well, container shipping companies are working year-round to get the containers in the right positions, in order to service the flow.....
Israel: “Beauty of vegetables” opens new logistics centre
"Beauty of Vegetables", one of the largest vegetable traders in Israel, has opened a new logistics centre in the Israeli coastal plain, near the Trans-Israel Highway. The centre will serve as a transit point for about 20,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables worth 80 million Sheqel per year (around 17.3.....
New route for South American citrus, grapes and blueberries to the U.S.
Thanks to a new pilot programme in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which counts with the participation of the Georgia Port Authority (GPA), consumers in the South East of the United States will be able to enjoy South American citrus, blueberries and grapes in a much quicker way."The South American.....
Chile's CCNI and Hamburg Sud ink preliminary merger deal
Chile's Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica (CCNI) announced today it has signed a preliminary agreement with Hamburg Süd which will see the German company acquire the container liner activities of the Chilean company.The deal would include the related general agency functions and would be subject.....
Interview with Rafael Llerena
CEO at Easyfresh and expert in global reefer logistics
Would you please talk about the current reefer logistics in the ports worldwide? Are there any advantages or problems?Ports are a key component of the cold chain, which is, generally, rather fragmented. Ports concentrate a number of players, like shipping lines, customs and sanitary authorities, container.....
Port of Rotterdam
Ability to scan cargo on moving trains with no loss of security
The days of halting trains and unloading contents for inspection appear to be over at the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, where trained operators can now use high-power X-ray scanners to produce clear, unambiguous imagery of densely packed cargo in trains moving at speeds up to 60 kilometres per hour (35.....
Peru: Ecuador's restrictions affect exporters
Yesterday, during the presentation of Expoalimentaria, which will be held in Lima between August 27 and 29, Jorge Rochabrunt, head of the Exporters Association (Adex), said that the trade restrictions imposed by the Ecuadorian government had hurt more than a hundred national exporting companies.The manager.....
New freight train from China through 5 countries in Central Asia
Early morning, July, 16th, the first “Made in Chengdu”-freight train honks the horn and departs from the Chengdu Railway Station to Central Asia. The freight is due to arrive in 5 countries of Central Asia in 9 days.According to Van Bingvay, the CEO of Logistics company of “Chengdu-Central Asia”, this train.....
Escort Cold Chain Solutions:
Affordable cold chain solutions to protect valuable assets
Escort Cold Chain Solutions SA, originally partner of Escort Data Loggers, is a cold chain specialist devoted to the supply of state-of-the-art USB data loggers and real time monitoring solutions. It has a head office in Switzerland, which deals with all countries worldwide except Europe, another one in.....