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Russia: Inauguration of first stage of new wholesale distribution centre in Ingushetia

The Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Alexander Tkachev, and Ingushetia Head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov have inaugurated the first stage of the wholesale distribution centre "Sad-Gigant-Ingushetia", which is one of the most ambitious projects in the region.The ceremony was also attended by a Senator.....

The direct delivery from South-West

China: JD.com cooperates with Fengjie county farmers

On November 29, "The Best fresh products of China" promotionwas held in Fengjie, Chongqing. The meeting was dedicated to the new logistics solutions for Fengjie navel oranges. JD.com is going to cooperate with the farmers from Fengjie county that produce navel oranges. This cooperation aims to promote Fengjie.....

Wilmington port is positioning as Cold-Chain Hub

The port of Wilmington is well suited to serve North Carolina’s robust agriculture export industry, but until recently it lacked nearby cold storage infrastructure. Until just a few months ago.Now Wilmington has a new, 101,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse, opened within the port’s gates. Port of.....

China: First refrigerated train transport of Korla pears reaches Shandong

On December 3rd, eight containers of Korla pears from Xinjiang reached Qingdao after a five-day journey in refrigerated train transport. Upon arrival they were welcomed with banners at the Dongfang Dingxin International Farm and Sideline Products Trading Center. This was the first time that Shandong has.....

Koeltrans Angeren fleet grown to 65 trucks in 7 years

"Driver shortage, capacity and economic growth will cause a hot year for transport"

In the summer of 2010 Günther Maters started Koeltrans Angeren, active in the transport of vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants to and from Germany. Seven years later the fleet consists of 61 trucks. "Around 60% of our transport is fruit and vegetables, the rest is flowers and plants," says the director. He.....

Chinese mushrooms go to Germany

Recently, a refrigerated container filled with fresh Chinese mushrooms started out from the container centre in Zhengzhou by train towards Europe. This was the first time mushrooms have been exported by rail and, after a container of garlic, it was the second time that fresh vegetables had been exported in.....

Chinese domestic postal rates go up

Recently, the Chinese Postal Service Group, which represents state-operated express deliveries, circulated a notice among sellers on Taobao. The notice concerns their strategy for optimization of prices in the peak period of domestic high-speed parcel deliveries. That notice shows that express delivery service.....

Excellent quality upon arrival

Ozone plays key role in shipping pineapples from Costa Rica to China

“Costa Rica is a world leader in producing high-quality pineapples that have a good shelf-life and travel well,” says Christian DeBlasio with Purfresh. Not only does the country have the technology to produce them efficiently, it also excels in post-harvest technology that includes clean water management,.....

CMA CGM announces merger of its MacAndrews and OPDR subsidiaries

The CMA CGM Group has announced the merger of its subsidiaries MacAndrews and OPDR whose headquarters will now be located in Hamburg, effective January 1st, 2018.The union between these two companies specialised in intra-European transport enables the CMA CGM Group to strengthen its multimodal offer in Europe,.....

China: Chengdu kiwi fruit successfully exported to Europe

Tianfu Yuan - Chengdu Agricultural Products recently organised a ceremony at the international railway port for the occasion of the first departure of the China-Europe Railway Express (the Chengdu-Europe high speed rail). That train carried a total of 41 standard containers. The first two were loaded with 34.....

China: Cold Chain Logistics Trading Center opens in Pingguo County

On November 28, a groundbreaking ceremony for Southwest (Pingguo) Cold Chain Logistics Trading Center was held in Pingguo County. The investment for this project was estimated at 980 million yuan. The total area of theTrading Center is about 22 ha with a construction area of 132,000 square meters......

NZ: New airline service opens up opportunities for stone fruit exports to Hong Kong

The first Cathay Pacific flight of a new seasonal service linking Aukland, New Zealand and Hong Kong will land tomorrow, reports nzherald.co.nz. The airline will be using the Airbus A350XWB passenger plane which can hold 280 persons and carry 20 tons of cargo per trip. This extra cargo will open up new export.....

Maersk strengthens its Executive Board

Maersk A/S focus on the future plans for container shipping, ports and logistics by strengthening its management team. As Maritime-executive.com explains.Maersk have appointed the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and the CEO of APM Terminals to the Executive Board.Effective from December 1,.....

Air freight service brings surge in AU exports to China

A nonstop service between Adelaide and Guangzhou in December 2016, is said to have brought a surge in air exports between Southern Australia and China. Trade within this route has grown by 37% in the past 12 months, adding a value of $22 mln annually.The international service; "greatly improved South.....

Hamburg Süd reports success with CA system for fruit and vegetables

Reflecting the growing use of controlled-atmosphere (CA) technologies to maintain the quality of fruits and vegetables over extended shipping times, Hamburg Süd has transported more than 7,000 container shipments of perishable goods using Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH atmosphere control system.At Intermodal.....

Turkey: 42% increase in fruit and veg volume exported by air

In the first 10 months of 2017, Turkey exported fruits and vegetables worth 1.3 billion dollars.During this period, Turkey exported 5,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables by air worth $ 9.6 million. This is 42% more than last year. These figures were achieved thanks to an agreement signed between the.....

Turkey, Iran and Qatar sign agreement to facilitate transport of goods

Turkey, Iran and Qatar signed an agreement on Sunday to facilitate transit and the transfer of commercial goods.The agreement was signed by Turkish Minister of Economy Nihad Zibekji, Iranian Minister of Industry and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and Qatari Minister of Economy and Trade Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim.....

Dry fog system controls humidity level in warehouses

Keeping produce ripe and fresh is an ongoing challenge for growers and shippers of fresh produce. When it comes to avocado and citrus, for example, de-greening as well as controlled ripening often requires storage in a controlled humidity environment. Corrigan Corporation of America have developed a humidity.....

Rewe builds state-of-the-art fulfilment center for online food retailing

Being a pioneer in fresh food delivery, Rewe is driving forward the expansion of the Rewe delivery service. In Cologne, Rewe digital is currently pushing ahead with the construction of a Food Fulfilment Center (FFC), thus far unique in Germany. In the Food Fulfilment Center 2.0, customers' orders are picked.....

Zespri and CMA CGM partner on Northern Europe and Eastern US shipping routes

Zespri Shipping Manager Mike Knowles says Seatrade has decided to exit the Meridian shipping routes to Northern Europe and East Coast North America. CMA CGM has agreed to step in and provide uninterrupted service on these routes for New Zealand exporters.“We’ve partnered with Seatrade for many years and.....

Argentina: Neuquen will only export its cherries to Asia

After two exports of cherries - in 2014 and in 2016 - proved that Neuquen's Presidente Peron Airport could serve as a connection to the wider world, in March, the sector presented a project to build a cargo airport in Neuquen; an initiative that is currently at a halt.According to the project, two of the four.....

The port of Bruges presents its benefits for Peruvian agricultural exports

Located in the heart of Europe, Belgium has a strategic position and can help Peruvian agricultural export products enter Europe.A delegation from the European country recently presented in Peru the benefits of the Port of Bruges, which include a shorter travel time from Peru to Europe (16 days compared to the.....

Economy suffers from dispatch disaster at Frankfurt airport

Air cargo location in Germany is at risk

Air freight customers must continue to expect massive delays at Frankfurt Airport. This is indicated by the German Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association (DSLV) and its regional association, the Forwarding and Logistics Association Hesse/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV).The reasons for excessive delays are.....

Seatrade and CMA CGM restructure and delay vessel sharing agreement

The new vessel sharing agreement (VSA) announced earlier this year between CMA CGM and Seatrade linking Northern Europe, the East Coast of the United States, Central America, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Peru and the Caribbean on a weekly basis, will not proceed in its intended form.Seatrade.....

Herwi Rijsdijk: “Pilot project shows financial feasibility”

Coolport Westland: go or no go?

For several years there has been talk of the implementation of Coolport Westland to transport the containers of fruit from the port of Rotterdam to the Westland over water. The aim is to develop of a Westland container terminal in Vlaardingen. An option has now been taken on the last available quay on the.....

David Hofmans, head of transport for Colruyt Group

"We will research what the possibilities of inland shipping are"

The traffic problem around the ring of Antwerp and Brussels is a problem that everyone in Belgium has to deal with and that is not easily solved. With plenty of locations in Belgium, supermarket chain Colruyt also has to deal with this. Head of international transport David Hofmans indicates that the.....

Soren Skou, Maersk CEO:

Maersk to build network of inland container depots in India

Soren Skou, the 52-year-old CEO of the Copenhagen-based AP Moller-Maersk, says the company considers India to be an investment destination.In an interview with ET’s Anirban Chowdhury and Satish John, Skou said the $35-billion shipping conglomerate could invest more in port facilities. Soren Skou explained.....

MPC Container Ships acquires $130M fleet of feeder containers

MPC Container Ships, the feeder specialist set up by Germany's MPC Capital, has announced a deal for the acquisition of a fleet of feeder container vessels for $130m from Cido Shipping, news website Splash reports.They told that the South Korean owner will be offloading their fleet of ten container ships to.....

Eimskip EBITDA up 8.6% in Q3 2017

Gylfi Sigfússon, Eimskip President and CEO:“The third quarter 2017 is the company’s largest quarter in terms of revenue and EBITDA since 2009. Revenues were EUR 177.0 million, up by EUR 42.9 million or 32.0% from last year, largely explained by new acquisitions, volume growth and increased freight rates.The.....

Free-trade zone may be implemented at India's Kempegowda International Airport

A free-trade zone at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) which will have warehousing, storage and distribution facilities for trade, trans-shipment, and re-export operations has been proposed.A feasibility study for setting up the free-trade zone which is a special category of the Special Economic Zone.....

Maersk Line imports first-ever consignment of frozen fruit juice to India's NCR

Maersk Line, the global containerised division of the Maersk Group has announced the first-ever import of frozen fruit juice in reefers into DICT Sonepat. The import consignment of frozen fruit juice from China reached Sonepat on the 12th of October.At present, reefer importers in North India import into Nhava.....

Unfair competition from international carriers

French carriers block border crossings as protest

Several French border crossings with Spain, Belgium or Italy were subject to blockades or retentions two days ago because of the protests of French truck drivers, who stand against their occupation's exclusion from the draft of the new European directive on displaced workers.The traffic information agency.....

2017's first chartered plane with South American fruit lands in Zhengzhou

On November 15th this year's first chartered plane with fruit from Chile smoothly landed at Zhengzhou airport. This plane was loaded with a total of 31 tons of cherries and blueberries. It passed the strict examination of customs and the department for inspection and quarantine. This cargo of high quality.....

Steady growth for Chinese logistics

On the 18 and 19 of November 2017, the 15th Chinese Logistics Enterprises Annual Conference was held in Canton. During the conference, the president of the Chinese Logistics and Purchase Federation, Mr. He Liming, revealed that the Chinese Logistics Federation has already reached a revenue of 185 trillion.....

Dirk Schulz, SFI Rotterdam:

“Disappearing reefer ships are the biggest change in 40 years of fruit import”

During the Amsterdam Produce Show, SFI Rotterdam’s team celebrated their 40th anniversary. The overseas fruit import company was founded in 1977 by Dirk Schulz, who learned the trade in Hamburg, Germany, in the 1960s, when fruit auctions were at their peak. As a result of the decline of the fruit import in.....

Direct route between Brazil and Europe for the transport of fruits

Maersk Line launched a direct route to Europe that will be covered by four vessels with a capacity of 1,800 TEU. The new route will meet the growing demands of fruit producers in the Northeast region of Brazil.The four ships will make their way to the ports of Algeciras, Rotterdam, and Tilbury, substituting.....

New head office in Nieuw Amsterdam

Triple celebration at Hartman Expeditie

PHOTO REPORTHartman Expeditie has moved its head office to, and opened a distribution centre in Nieuw Amsterdam. The new premises are located in the De Tweeling business park, right off the A37. Hartman transports fruit and vegetables to Scandinavia. On Saturday, Ronald Hartman's company celebrated the opening of its new.....

DeltaTrak launches single-use real-time in-transit temperature and humidity logger

In 2008, DeltaTrak China started to offer the most up to date, international cold chain distribution information and technology service to the Chinese fruit and vegetable industry.The newest 2017 single-use real-time in-transit temperature and humidity loggerIts new 2017 single-use real-time in-transit.....

Hapag-Lloyd adds low-carbon refrigerant containers from Maersk

To maintain and expand its container fleet, Hapag-Lloyd, a global container line, has purchased 3,700 Star Cool Integrated containers as part of their recent Reefer Investments from Maersk Container Industry (MCI).Of these, 1,000 Star Cool units will be chilled by the environmentally friendly R513A refrigerant.....

Poland: Green Factory Logistics doubles its warehouse space

Green Factory Logistics has renewed the lease of 1,800 square metres of warehouse space in the Silesian Logistic Centre in Sosnowiec. At the same time, the logistics operator has signed an agreement with Biurem Inwestycji Kapitałowych to increase its leased space by another 2,700 square metres to reach.....