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Brussels takes action against German minimum wage
The European Commission starts an infringement procedure concerning the application of the minimum wages for truck drivers in transit.The European Commission does not agree with the German minimum wage law in its current form and initiated infringement proceedings against Germany on Tuesday. Brussels’.....

IFCO enters Chilean reusable plastic crate segment
IFCO Systems, a Brambles Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Renta Pack S.A. (“Rentapack”), Chile’s leading provider of reusable plastic crate (RPC) pooling services. The transaction completed on 18 May 2015.“We are excited about building on Rentapack’s strong position in the Chilean fresh.....

Wilmington port to get $9.8M overhaul
The Port of Wilmington is preparing for a $9.8 million rehabilitation of a nearly century-old cargo ship berth, a project largely financed with a federal grant awarded in 2012.Port Director Gene Bailey said members of the port's governing Diamond State Port Corp. have tentatively approved a contract for the.....


new office and warehouse in use by end of the year
Staay Food Group: barge terminal in the 'back garden'
Staay Food Group (SFG) had the honour of being the first to unload containers at the brand new barge terminal in Alblasserdam on the morning of Monday 18 May. The location of Staay Export, part of SFG, is only 300 metres from the new terminal. "As SFG we import a considerable volumes from Central and South.....

Impressive Q1 results for CMA CGM
The world’s third largest shipping company CMA CGM has released impressive first quarter results, just one week after credit rating agency Moody’s upgraded its credit rating from B2 to B1.“Our decision to upgrade CMA CGM’s ratings reflects the company’s continued robust operating performance and resulting.....

Uruguay enables imports of grape and mango Peru
The Directorate General of Agricultural Services of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Paraguay decided that to enable the entry of fresh mango and grapes from Peru into the country, these must meet certain phytosanitary requirements. The aim is to prevent risks, regardless of the.....

Cuban truce causing Florida port tensions
United Caribbean Lines CEO Bruce Nierenberg hopes to one day establish ferry travel to Cuba. He can picture ferries sailing from Port Tampa Bay. But he sees the same thing when he looks at Tampa's neighbor — and rival — across the bay: Port Manatee.Cuba is not the only potential disruption to an uneasy.....


US (TX): Bill to improve port entry wait times
A bill nearing passage at the Texas statehouse covers wait times at ports of entry.The House voted 81-54 to approve an amended bill that addresses the increase in trade traffic with the recent opening of the Mazatlan-Matamoros “superhighway.” The bill would aid truckers with perishable loads crossing into.....

Maersk: 57% jump in Q1 profit
Maersk, Denmark’s biggest company, reported first-quarter profit that missed analyst estimates after its shipping line lost market share.Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipper, reported a 57 per cent jump in first-quarter net operating profit after tax to $714 million (€633 million), missing the.....

Stricter inspections for Hong Kong terminal
Food safety authorities are planning to set up an inspection checkpoint at Kwai Chung container terminal to plug control loopholes that could have let contaminated fresh produce enter Hong Kong unchecked.The undersecretary for food and health, Professor Sophia Chan Siu-chee, admitted yesterday that the.....

300,000 Euro damage
Fruit transport crashes on the A2
A truck loaded with fruit and vegetables had an accident Sunday night on the A2 near Braunschweig.Around 11 p.m. the vehicle apparently lost a tire, whereupon the 23 year old driver lost control of the semi-trailer, as disclosed by the police. The truck went off the road to the right, broke through a noise.....