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Azure Group

Turkish logistics firm establishes storage facility in Russia

Turkish logistics company Azure Group has set up a cold storage warehouse in Russia; an investment of $3.22 million. The Azure Group, one of the most important logistics services in neighbouring countries such as Iran, Syria, Iraq, has turned to the Russian market. According to a statement released by the.....

Maersk Container Industry consolidates reefer container manufacturing

To better suit market needs, Maersk Container Industry announces that is has taken the decision to consolidate its manufacturing of reefer containers in the company’s original facility in Qingdao in China. As a result, manufacturing at Maersk Container Industry’s facility in San Antonio, Chile will cease with.....

Panalpina’s expansion of the Perishables Network continues in Argentina

Panalpina will acquire the Argentinian company Newport Cargo S.A., subject to conditions. The companies reached a respective agreement on June 13, 2018.Headquartered in the center of Buenos Aires and with offices at the Ezeiza International Airport, Newport Cargo handles 24,000 tons of air freight exports per.....

Maersk Line introduces new service from Asia to East Canada

Maersk Line will launch its own weekly all-water service from the Far East to Montreal and Halifax.Maersk Line’s AE6 service will connect ports in China and Southeast Asia to its new Med/Montreal Express (“MMX”) at its terminal in Algeciras. Maersk’s facility at Tanjung Pelapas, from which the AE6 sails.....

From Nashik, India

Jet Airways to start passenger & cargo service on June 15

Jet Airways will start its passenger and cargo service from Nashik on June 15, offering traders and manufacturers from the region the chance to ship their consignments across the country and abroad. A 168-seater Boeing 737 will be used for the Nashik-Delhi route. We will provide cargo facilities to domestic.....

Two largest container carriers to improve schedule reliability

Maersk and MSC plan more 2M services in punctuality drive

Many ports are unable to handle the new generation of 20,000 teu ships efficiently, which is adding to delays across the network that Maersk and MSC are now want to resolve. The two largest containership carriers are looking at slowing ships and modifying vessel rotations in an effort to improve the.....

Agreement with Cosentino Group

Maersk to operate from port of Almeria

Container shipping firm Maersk has announced new operations at Almeria port which could open the international market to other Spanish firms. The move comes after an agreement made with Cosentino Group, a multinational architecture and design company from Almeria.The Danish shipping giant is well placed to.....

European ministers want a single toll box for the whole EU

European transport ministers want there to be only one toll collection standard in Europe. They also want to make it easier to use rental vehicles. The ministers are not yet in agreement about several issues. These include driving and resting times, cabotage, and secondment.Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and her.....

DAMCO launches ‘Twill’

Maersk rolls out digital freight forwarding platform in India

DAMCO, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk and a provider of end-to-end supply chain management services, has announced the launch of its new digital freight forwarding service into India. The new online platform, Twill, provides greater control of shipments by offering instant price quotes and booking, transparency.....

Aldi Süd starts long-term tests with natural gas trucks

The Aldi Süd group is testing four natural gas trucks in their daily logistic operations. Over a period of five years, they want to see to what extent the climate-friendly technology can be used as an alternative to diesel fuelled vehicles. The natural gas trucks will operate in the supply area of four ALDI.....

US produce trucking rates jump $1,000 just before Roadcheck

In the United States, tens of thousands of vehicle inspections are conducted each year during the CVSA Roadcheck event. This year’s Roadcheck took place from June 5-7, 2018. Many truck drivers have called it the worst week of the year, finding the inspections a hassle and not driving during the three-day.....

Cold chain food business

Japanese logistics giant partners with Thai firm

Japanese logistics company Senko Group Holdings Co. has tied up with a local Thai firm to launch a full-scale cold chain food business in Thailand, catering to growing demand from food and food-related sectors. Senko Group and MK Restaurant Group Public Co. set up joint venture M-Senko Logistics Co. in March,.....

India: Inadequate cargo facilities hit businesses at Visakhapatnam airport

It has been more than six months since the international air cargo operations commenced at the Visakhapatnam international airport. However, stakeholders are of the opinion that there is a need to upgrade the facilities at the cargo terminal to match international standards. According to sources, there are.....

Fully automated warehouse relies on IFCO crates

A unique logistics centre, belonging to the SOK Corporation near Helsinki, is showcasing one of the world's first fully automated warehouses for fresh produce. In this system, SOK employs reusable plastic containers (RPCs) by IFCO, the leading global provider of RPCs for fresh foods. In the fully automated.....

Japan’s cold chain logistics helps Myanmar farmers

Japanese cold chain logistics expertise has come to the aid of strawberry farmers in Myanmar, radically reducing damage from poor transportation methods and heat before their produce is delivered. Refrigerated trucks supplied by Premium Sojitz Logistics Co, a Japan-Myanmar joint venture, transport strawberries.....

Maersk to extend operations into inland Nigeria

Danish shipping giant Maersk has expressed an interest in extending its reach in Nigeria, intending to cover inland operations as well. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s minister of Foreign Affairs, disclosed this after a meeting with Maersk chief executive officer, Soren Skou. Maersk is a key player in the shipping.....

Acute shortage of fresh produce cold stores despite increased capacity

“Currently there’s no time. It’s true we’re very well occupied, and that’s keeping us busy,” answers a manager of a cold store company when asked if the rumours are true that there’s hardly any cold store available. A colleague also calls the situation extreme. “The supply of fruit is large, trade is going.....

Fruit crate fillers

Munckhof Machinefabriek changes hands after 134 years

The Dutch family business, Munckhof Machinefabriek, is changing hands. After 134 years, this compan, based in Horst, will have new owners for the first time. Munckhof is a European market leader. They develop and build machines used in the cultivation of fruit. The business was taken over by Henri Michiels and.....

Germany: No toll for electric trucks

The Ministry of Transport wants to support transport companies in their switch to environmentally friendly trucks. For this purpose, funding guidelines for energy-efficient and/or low-CO2 trucks will be published in the Federal Gazette in early June 2018. Initial applications can be submitted to the Federal.....

First Argentinian lemons arrive at Agro Merchants Rotterdam

Agro Merchants Rotterdam received their first Argentinian lemons on Monday. This logistics service provider worked together with the harbour agent, Arimar, to achieve this. Agro Merchants' Antonio Oken is impressed with the way the different partners, Arimar, ILS, CSIFresh, and Agro Merchants work together in.....

Port of Antwerp handles record number of 1 million containers

The Port of Antwerp is insisting on a quick decision regarding additional space. In May 2018,more containers passed through this harbour than ever before. The Port Authority noted a record transhipment of one million TEU containers. This record month confirmed that the port is fast approaching its maximum.....

Bananas exported by Maersk are monitored in real time

For every refrigerated container that is somewhere on the road, at sea, or in a port, there is a customer forced to run his business without information about the condition and location of his products. This is particularly relevant for sensitive products, such as fruit or other products that demand strict.....

Peruvian carriers go on strike

Following the call made on Saturday by representatives of the National Land Transport Council (CNTT), Peruvian carriers have gone on an indefinite strike this Tuesday, 5 June. It is the result of the inability of the government to reach an agreement with them to address their demands.José Navarrete, vice.....

China's COSCO to build $2 billion shipping port in Peru

China’s COSCO Shipping Holdings Co Ltd will build and operate a $2 billion port on Peru’s Pacific coast. This will be part of $10 billion upcoming Chinese investments in the copper-producing nation, said China’s ambassador to Peru last Friday. The proposed port in Chancay, a town 58 km to the north of Lima,.....

A new generation of temperature monitors

Chinese technology innovation company fully enters overseas markets

A technology innovation company with 14 years of R&D experience in wireless communication, Frigga uses technological innovation to drive a new generation of temperature monitors. The company serves the fresh produce market and the pharmaceutical industry and operates traditional USB recorders. The.....

China: Air-conditioned preservation technology helps fruit industry

China is a large country in fruit production, but not a strong country. Compared to developed countries, China is relatively weak in post-harvest management, and the preservation environment during storage and transport. The damage rate for fresh fruit is 30%.Air-conditioned preservation technology has emerged.....

Regional Australian cities bid for $10 million fresh produce distribution centre

Regional Australian communities are set to benefit from plans for a new $10 million export distribution centre. Last Wednesday registrations of interest started to be taken. In a major employment boost for the agriculture sector, a high-value produce export distribution centre will be constructed in regional.....

Cargolink Logistic reacts to strike

Brazil: Empty supermarket shelves due to trucker's strike

“In the Northwest of Brazil, we had to cancel 2 freighter flights. One from Lusthansa departing from Netal on Sunday 27th, and another one from Cagolux from Petrolina on Monday 28th of May. Each one of these freighters has a capacity around 100 tons of cargo per flight. Just looking at our company, we suffer.....

Origin Fruit Direct moves to Cool Port Rotterdam

Last weekend Origin Fruit Direct moved to Cool Port Rotterdam. The modern building has a storage capacity of 30,000 pallets for cool storage. There is an expedition space 7,500 square metres on the ground floor with 38 dock shelters and on the first floor there is a packaging and repackaging space for fruit.....

Nashik vegetables and fruits to be sold in north-eastern states of India

The state government is planning to send vegetables and fruits by air from Nashik’s Ozar Airport to the seven states in the north-eastern part of India. The government has entered into talks with these seven states -Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura- for dispatching.....

Spain: The Port of Algeciras is the second most important for Peruvian products

A delegation of Peruvian export companies visited the facilities of the Port of Algeciras last Thursday and participated in a seminar on trends in the food sector in the European market, followed by a networking session with a group of logistics companies operating in the Port of Algeciras. The initiative,.....

Due to rising costs of fuel oil

Maersk and CMA CGM join MSC in levying emergency surcharges

Maersk Line and CMA CGM have joined Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) in announcing an emergency bunker surcharge to combat the impact of soaring bunker prices.Announcing its emergency bunker surcharge, Maersk noted that bunker prices in Europe had reached their highest levels since 2014 at $440 per tonne. “The.....

Exclusive transatlantic service

Maersk Line expands presence in Canada and Europe

Maersk Line today announced the expansion of its product portfolio between Europe's Mediterranean region and Canada, to cater for the growing demands of importers and exporters on both sides of the Atlantic.The exclusive, fully Maersk Line-operated weekly service will be a five-vessel rotation stopping in.....

In Egyptian ports

Khedivial Marine Logistics acquires AAL’s shipping agency operations

Last Wednesday, Khedivial Marine Logistics acquired shipping agency Austral Asia Line’s operations in all Egyptian ports. Mohamed Al-Dahshan, chairperson and founder of KML, said the new acquisition came as part of the company’s expansion plan. The company transports general and heavy cargo via 24 vessels from.....

Vietnam: Logistics costs hamstring agri business

Vietnamese farmers are complaining of rising transportation expenses, which make fruit prices jump dramatically for customers. Fruits bought directly at the source are rather cheap, but they become terribly expensive in the big cities.The south has long been known as Vietnam’s biggest fruit garden due to its.....

Poland: Targban extends Ozarów I Logistics Centre lease

Targban, a Polish importer and distributor of fruits and vegetables, has extended its lease at Ozarów Logistics Centre. The company is 100% Polish private equity owned and began operations in 1990. It cooperates with producers in Europe, Central and South America, South Africa, Turkey, Morocco and the Far.....

Trucker's strike brings Brazil to a standstill

Brazil appeared on the verge of a standstill on the fourth day of a nationwide truckers' strike on Thursday May 24, as road blockades caused severe shortages of fuel and food. This all occurred despite a move by the state-owned oil company to defuse the crisis.Airports and gas stations were running out of.....

US Truck driver shortage could raise consumer prices

As Wisconsin’s unemployment rate falls to a record low, the need for employees is on the rise. It’s something trucking companies nationwide are facing. Experts call the problem alarming, as the shortage of truck drivers could affect consumers.“Our drivers, they typically drive between 400 to 550 miles a day,”.....

APM Terminals Vado Ligure receives new ARMGs

APM Terminals Vado Ligure has received their first Automated Rail Gantry Cranes (ARMG) for a terminal that is currently under construction in Italy. Six cranes arrived at the port, at the new 220-metre quay. The ARMGs made a world-wide trip to Italy, leaving China in January. They will begin operation when the.....

KCB starts recruiting inspectors in anticipation of Brexit

The KCB (Quality ControlCentre) started recruiting the first group of ten new inspectors last week. This was done via the Dutch employment agency, AB Zuid-Holland. Brexit could have far-reaching consequences for the KCB's inspection capacity. This is because of the extensive export of fruit, vegetables and.....

Efficient delivery - throughout Germany

Edeka Foodservice is restructuring services for bulk consumers

EDEKA is restructuring the wholesale business for the supply of bulk consumers. For this purpose, the national delivery business is bundled in the nationwide operating company EDEKA Foodservice. The objective is to guarantee an efficient nationwide supply of all regional and national customers in the bulk.....

Indian Railways: Fresh produce from North-East can travel to Maharashtra

As part of improving the economic prospects of the Northeast and upgrading the region’s links with the mainland, the first Parcel Cargo Express Train (PCET) took off from Guwahati in Assam to Kalyan in Maharashtra, on Thursday afternoon.The PCET -a freight train- will run twice a month. Certain officials.....