Logistics

APM Terminals invests in West African Ports, Lagos excluded

APM Terminals is investing billions of dollars in West African seaports. However, they choose not to do this for Lagos, the current (much-maligned) container port hub for the region. In Liberia, Maersk's terminal division has put $110 million into its port at Monrovia in line with a concession agreement with the…

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires cold chain forwarder WorldFresh Express

Global supply chain solutions company AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce that it has acquired WorldFresh Express, a Los Angeles-based freight forwarder specializing…

Japanese carrier ONE:

Ocean Network Express warns of first-year, $600 million loss

Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) recently announced it expects to book an unexpected $600 million loss in its first fiscal year due to "teething problems," these…

Record container production forecast for 2018

In the last 18 months, the container construction, leasing companies, and shipowners made a mistake when calculating the increase in container demand for 2017, and the investment needed to avoid a shortage of units. The problem was solved in the most obvious way, and 2018 promises to be a year of record container production,…

New sustainability pact between Panalpina and CMA CGM

Panalpina, the world’s fourth biggest ocean freight forwarder by transport volumes, and CMA CGM, one of the world’s leading shipping groups, have signed a sustainability…

APM Terminals to manage terminal in Izmir - commitment to Turkey remains

APM Terminals has decided to divest its container terminal in Izmir, Turkey, to its current partner, SOCAR as it is better suited to further develop the terminal. APM…

New intermediate bulk container offers logistics solution

Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) is designed for international logistics. The Combo Excelsior® was created to meet the latest expectations of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Safe, hygienic and efficient, it offers a great logistics…

Mersin-Russia express starting in due course

Carrier Arkas, headquartered in Turkey, and its VSA partner Cosco are introducing a seasonal reefer service - the Mersin-Russia Express (MER) - between the Mediterranean and…

Hong Kong: Typhoon Mangkhut hits airfreight volumes

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has pointed to weather conditions as the reason for a slight drop in cargo and passenger volumes in September. At the world's number one airfreight hub, cargo and airmail throughput was 431,000 tonnes in September, a drop of 1.4% compared to the same month last…

Manatee County, Florida

US: Port Manatee sets multiple cargo records

Port Manatee in Manatee County, Florida, continues to set records for the amount of cargo it handles. It has reached an all-time high of more than 9.3 million tons passing…

Primland announces its recent IFS Broker certification

On the occasion of its participation in the 2018 Fruit Attraction trade show, Primland wishes to announce its recent IFS Broker certification, obtained in June.     From ISO 9001 to IFS BROKER In response to its customers’ legitimate expectations in ensuring the quality and food safety of its fruit, in 2011 Primland implemented a certified quality management system in accordance with the ISO 9001v2008 standard.   Initially,…

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GAC-office opened in Panama

As part of the GAC Group growth strategy across the Americas, a GAC-owned office is now operational in Panama, providing a wide range of services to vessels calling at Panamanian ports or transiting the Panama Canal. Bob Bandos, GAC’s Group Vice President - Americas: “As a global ship agency, GAC has a growing base of customers and prospects…

MSC accelerates deployment of smart containers for customers

MSC’s partnership with Traxens will enhance supply chain management for shippers through unprecedented visibility of dry cargo flow from door-to-door, adding efficiency,…

Verbrugge Terminals wants to branch out into onions and potatoes

For many years now, the Dutch company, Verbrugge Terminals, has been one of the biggest players when it comes to the storage of metals. However, the economy is growing, and the London Metal Exchange (LME) regulations have changed. This has made it less appealing for clients to store metals for an…

Port of Guayaquil

Ecuador: Still disagreement on collection of container fees

Complaints are still coming in about the payment - started last July - of a tariff to exporters and importers who use the container yards in the Port of Guayaquil. The fee for these spaces is a result of the modification of a municipal ordinance that obliges the container yard to be in service 24 hours a…

Belgium: Port of Antwerp on track for sixth, record year

In the Port of Antwerp, transshipment continues to grow. After record semi-annual figures, the total transshipment after nine months stands at 177,026,550 tons – a sharp 6% increase year-on-year. With these results, the port seems to be on track for the sixth record year in a row. The recent wave of…

Tasmania: Hobart Airport freight handling and commercial precinct has its first tenant

In a significant boost for the Tasmanian export economy, Link Logistics has signed on as the first tenant of the new Hobart Airport freight handling facility and commercial precinct. This brings the airport a step closer to the international market. An initial A$13 million-dollar investment is set to unlock enormous opportunities…

Arctic journey of Maersk vessel

On 22 August 2018, Maersk Liner vessel Venta Mærsk left the port of Vladivostok in Russia. Instead of taking the usual route through the Suez Canal, the container ship was heading to St. Petersburg via the Northern Sea Route (NSR). For the first time, Maersk was going to test the cold water of the Arctic but thorough planning and careful preparations were necessary…

Emerson releases GO Real-Time Secure Tracker

Emerson has announced the release of the GO Real-Time Secure Tracker. This product introduction combines GPS tracking technology with a CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership…

From Qinghai province to Barnaul in Russia

New China-Europe freight train route opened

A new China-Europe freight train line was launched Tuesday, linking Delingha, northwest China's Qinghai Province, with Russia. The first train, loaded with chemical containers, will leave China through the Alataw Pass in Xinjiang and pass through Kazakhstan before reaching Barnaul in Russia. The trip…

Drewry Maritime research and consulting services

Container demand forecasts adjusted to changing economic tide

Shipping consultancy Drewry has announced that due to the somewhat a gloomier world economic outlook and rising trade tensions, the forecast for container demand was…

North Carolina

US: Gulftainer spends $600 million to develop and operate Wilmington port

The state of Delaware has awarded Gulftainer subsidiary GT USA a 50-year concession to operate and develop the port of Wilmington. Under the terms of their agreement, the company will invest up to $600 million to upgrade and expand the port. The subsidiary will make annual royalty payments to the state…

United Nations Report: 7 of the top 10 container ports are Chinese

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently announced the top 10 ports by container volume in a report on global shipping in 2017. The Chinese ports include Shanghai (number 1), Shenzhen (number 3), and 5 more, all in the top 10. Singapore (number 2) and Busan (number 5) were…

Delivery service already has 200,000 customers in 60 cities

Picnic online supermarket sees growth in Germany

The Dutch start-up already supplies 200,000 customers in 60 cities in its home country. Now Picnic wants to expand in Germany, and to stand out from the strong competition. The small Picnic vans are eye-catchers. The electric vehicles are only 1.35 meters wide, with colorful pictures of oranges, jam or milk on…

China: Refrigerated supply project begins in Nansha area of Guangzhou Port

Construction recently began on the Guangzhou Nansha International Distribution Center (South District) project in Nansha District of Guangzhou City. This four stage…

Port of Dover: 'Plans to use other ports after Brexit are a non-starter'

Port of Dover officials have said that it is the only way in which freight traffic can be kept moving after Brexit. Plans to use other ports are a non-starter. Port bosses…

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Spain: Almeria's horticultural sector starts shipping via the port

The agricultural sector in Almeria has started making use of the port of Almería for the shipment of its products. This was stated in a message published by the Port Authority…

Deputy governor of Kuban:

“Support for construction of vegetable and fruit storage facilities”

During the round table at the Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management, Deputy Governor of the Krasnodar Territory, Andrei…

New Zealand: Auckland waterfront chaos spills over to other ports

Auckland's cargo chaos is affecting other ports around the country as they cope with their own congestion problems. Port of Auckland and freight companies have advised clients of delays and congestion. Some ships had been diverted to Port of Tauranga. Centreport in Wellington also reported some knock on effects with…

1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks to take to the road in Switzerland

The first so-called ‘Fuelcell’ Hyundais will take to the roads in 2019. The full fleet of 1,000 trucks must be up and running by 2023. The market for electrically powered trucks is in full swing. An increasing number of truck manufacturers are announcing that they will soon be bringing electrically-powered models onto…

Pakistan-Afghan trade stalled at Torkham

Traders and custom clearance agents at the Pakistan-Afghan border crossing at Torkham on Tuesday have expressed concern over what has become the worst decline of bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years. Talking to the Daily Pakistan Observer , former president of the Torkham Custom Clearance Agents Association, Hayat…

Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center signs data sharing initiative

The Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center (HVCC) and tug shipping company, Kotug Smit Towage, have agreed to collaborate in order to improve the efficiency and quality of ship handling at the Port of Hamburg. The deal will see Kotug Smit get access to the HVCC time-related planning system. It will also have…

Samskip upgrades Nor Lines shortsea service network connecting to Norwegian coasts

The overhaul, effective from October 1st, 2018, will meet rising demand for reefer and project cargo services southbound and increase capacity for conventional and project cargoes northbound along the Norwegian coast and beyond to Murmansk. Two existing multi-purpose service loops increase to three. In the most…

The time saved by the new Gotthard tunnel is gone already

Freight trains to encounter massive delays

More and more goods travel by rail to Switzerland, or out of this country, with massive delays. "The quality of transalpine transport is not satisfactory and has deteriorated further compared to the first semester of last year," writes the Federal Office of Transport (FOT) in a new report. The basis is…

Luik Natie's new cold storage waterhouse to open on 1 Feb. 2019

“Space for 5.000 pallets In the new Cold Store"

“We intend to open the new Cold Store on 1 February 2019. Construction is in full swing, and the outside of the building has already been completed", says Pascal Gybels. He is the Quality Assurance Officer at the Belgian storage company, Luik Natie. “The new Cold Store is to be used primarily for products such as…

New foldable intermediate bulk container presented

Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) is designed for international logistics. The Combo Excelsior® was created to meet the latest expectations of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Safe, hygienic and efficient, it offers the best…

India: APM to shut container freight station at Nava Sheva after violence

APM Terminals, part of the container shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, will shut down one of its container freight stations (CFS) at Mumbai’s Nava Sheva port. This decision was taken after two recent incidents of violence by fired workers, and daily threats of more. The facility will be shut down Thursday night, said…

Boycott and new track biggest problems for fresh fruit and vegetables on the New Silk Road

Is the New Silk Road living up to expectations? This prestigious billion-dollar Chinese project has been used for several years now for transportation between China and Europe. Substantial improvements are still being made to improve the connection along the route. Despite positive results, there are…

Ford presents new F-Vision

At the IAA 2018 fair, Ford presented the F-Vision at their stand. The F-Vision is a concept truck, and Ford didn’t release much information about the vehicle. It has an electric drive, and the F-Vision can drive autonomously. The vehicle has cameras instead of mirrors. Source: TTM

Ecuador: Containerized exports of bananas from El Oro begin to increase

The Port Authority of Puerto Bolívar (APPB) has begun to increase containerization and is working on a technological control system so as to attract the interest of the…

New Zealand - Auckland port: Diversions and delays for customers

The Port of Auckland is hoping to get back to a more regular schedule by the middle of next week, but says there may be challenges for the next 18 months. According to port spokesman Matt Ball, there has been a string of events combining to create delays and congestion with some ships diverted to…

Investment at APM Terminals Gothenburg pays off, breaks records

This year has seen a record-breaking performance at APM Terminals Gothenburg and the return of major shippers and consignees to the terminal. Progress is set to continue as…

1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks to take to the road in Switzerland

The first so-called ‘Fuelcell’ Hyundais will take to the roads in 2019. The full fleet of 1,000 must be up and running by 2023. The market for electrically powered trucks is in full swing. An increasing number of truck manufacturers are announcing that they will soon be bringing electrically-powered…

Del Monte orders six new container vessels

Del Monte Fresh Produce (“Del Monte”) entered into a definitive agreement for the building of six container ships to service their ocean transportation lanes between…

FreshDirect apologizes as grocery shipments falter

FreshDirect LLC is extending apologies to its customers for delivery problems that have plagued the New York City-based online grocery company while it has moved its…

MSC: The 2020 sulphur cap is increasing operation costs.

Improving the environmental performance of the container shipping supply chain is a common goal shared by shipping lines, shippers, freight forwarders and non-vessel operating…

Typhoon 'Mangkhut' interrupts regular operation of two Hong Kong docks

China: Our products are stuck on ships

Typhoon 'Mangkhut' interrupted the regular operation of two docks in the port of Hong Kong. The local meteorological station states that most docks in the Hong Kong and…

ONE shipping company's transit time improvements will benefit the Chilean cherry

Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced the implementation of improvements in its ALX1 service, which will reduce transit times from the port of Valparaiso to Hong Kong to only…

Block train? Next station, Europe

Block train services are winning new business with Maersk customers, showing the benefits of brands working together to provide more comprehensive and flexible solutions. In November, a block train arrived in France full of sporting goods from China for retailer Decathlon’s stores. Now, just a few months and several…

China: JD.com wants to ship fruit from all over the world to China in 48 hours

The e-commerce giant JD.com has signed an alliance with 18 fruit retailers from countries that are far away from China, such as Canada, the US, and Chile, to ensure the rapid…

UAE: Etihad refreshes freight network to concentrate on core trade lanes

Etihad Cargo will ‘refresh’ its global freighter network from October 1, ‘to simplify its route network and maximise freighter-to-bellyhold flows’. The cargo and logistics arm of Middle…

A.P. Moller - Maersk takes next steps in integration to improve customer experience

On January 1st, 2019, Damco’s Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product will be integrated and their respective value-added services will be combined and sold as Maersk products and services. This will ensure an improved customer experience with fewer touchpoints and a more comprehensive…

"Major lack of space for logistics in the Rotterdam region"

"Only 40,000 square meters of good logistic space are currently directly available in the Rotterdam region, which represents 2% of the total stock in the region," says Jim Orsel of real estate advisor Colliers International. Demand for good logistics space is growing, but availability is minimal. "If we look at…

Maersk to change fuel adjustment surcharge ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap

The new BAF surcharge aims at recovering the Maersk Line costs of compliance with the global sulphur cap which enters into force on 1 January 2020. This regulation has been developed and adopted by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a specialised agency under the United Nations (UN). Whereas…

New buildings for Hoogsteder Group: First pile driven into the ground

By mid-2019, the Hoogsteder Group, part of fruit and vegetable company The Greenery, will move into a new distribution center of approximately 8,000 m² (with 1,250 m² of office space) in the Prisma Bedrijvenpark in Bleiswijk. The first pile of the new building was hammered into the ground on Saturday…

Turkish Cargo ships blackberries to Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Hong Kong

Turkey's blackberry season has seen Turkish Cargo ship this crop on board its passenger aircraft at 2°C in cold chain status for delivery in Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh and Hong Kong. A spokesperson for Turkish Cargo said: "Picked up and packed before sunrise -as it is a fragile product, easily affected by sunlight- blackberries are…

Worst flooding in North Carolina perhaps yet to come

Hurricane Florence: Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City remain closed

The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City will remained closed through Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. In a customer advisory distributed Sunday, Maersk Line said North…

Engineering companies entering the race

Coast to coast railroad line across South America planned

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India: Coimbatore airport sends first perishable export shipment by bonded trucking

On Wednesday evening, Coimbatore airport’s cargo department sent an export shipment of 2.5 tons of perishable cargo by bonded trucking to Kochi for the first time.…

CMA CGM celebrates 40 years

40 years ago, on September 13th, 1978, Jacques R. Saadé launched the first maritime line between Marseilles and Beirut, with only one ship and 4 employees. This day marked the beginning of an…

Danny de Bruyn, Cosco Shipping:

“Asia a growing sales market for fruit and vegetables”

“Ever since the Russian boycott of European products, we’ve seen larger and larger amounts of fruits and vegetables shipping towards Asia. This is particularly evident in the apples and pears that are now sent to Asia instead of to Russia,” says Danny de Bruyn of Cosco Shipping. “I think trade with Asia…

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Should shippers pass on congestion costs?

The German transporter, Nagel, has indicated that they will increase their tariffs. This rise is due to congestion and staff shortages. This transport company announced that their congestion costs would be offset by the shippers. Earlier this year, the Flemish branch organization, TVL, also said that, as…

Driver shortage contributes to significantly increasing costs in road transport

Haulage company Nagel-Group wants to raise prices significantly

Food logistics company Nagel-Group has announced "significant price increases" for the coming year in Germany. On average, significant means more than 6 percent, Björn…

Nicolas Janssen, Zeus Aero

Fresh produce send via air freight becoming more popular

As winter approaches, fresh fruit and vegetable shipping via air freight is on the rise. Although this mode of transportation is considered to be expensive, the demand is…

“Westland will be completely full in a few years”

The last large lot of Honderdland Phase 2 has been sold. This means phase 2 has also sold in record time. If it were up to estate agent Elco Bouwmeester, a possible Phase 3 will now soon be started, on the other side of the motorway. Business park Honderdland is directly on the A20 motorway, near Hoek…

Transport company Gartner KG continues to expand

MOOY Logistics Waddinxveen becomes Gartner Holland B.V.

Gartner Transport Holding is further expanding its European branch network by founding a subsidiary in the Netherlands. The group of companies announced that at the beginning…

Delivery of 14,000-TEU containership “ONE AQUILA”

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (“ONE”) is pleased to announce that ONE AQUILA with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEU, has been successfully delivered at Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. The sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha.   The vessel, ONE AQUILA, employs a hull form that allows improved cargo-loading…

Air cargo transport for Sicilian produce

There has been a lot of talk lately about cargo transport for Sicilian fruits and vegetables, especially for that grown in the south-east of the island. Classic carriers (shipping and couriers) provide excellent support to those companies in need of air cargo transport. Control tower at the Fontanarossa…

Oman: Launch of new port in the region of Al Batinah

The Ministry of Transport and Communications inaugurated the port of Suwaiq last Saturday morning in the framework of its plans to develop and operate small and medium ports along the coast of the Sultanate and coordinate with strategic ports including Sohar, Daqum and Salalah. The inauguration of the…

Jan van Dongen, VDH, about takeover of warehouse activities Mooy in Breda:

“We can provide our customers with even more added value services from Breda”

On Tuesday 14 August, the bankruptcy of Mooy Logistics was announced. Although there was quite a bit of interest for a new start, both nationally and internationally, white…

Randolf Aaldijk, Origin Fruit Direct:

“Despite growing pains we have full confidence in future of Cool Port”

Not even a year ago, the cooling and freezing centre Kloosterboer Cool Port was opened amid great interest at the site of the former ECT Home Terminal. People spoke of a Flagship Store at a triple-A location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Twelve months later, not much is left of those enthusiastic words,…

Container triangulation service on Avantida's online platform

CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd introduce reUse in Mexico with Avantida

Avantida, an INTTRA company, today announced that CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd, two of the world’s largest liner shipping companies, are offering reUse container management…

Australia: Melon and mango boost for Northern Territory airports

A $300 million expansion of three Northern Territory airports is expected to see more mud crab, barramundi, melon and mangoes flown around the world and boost the Top End's "foodbowl" credentials. The federal government is backing the expansion of Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek airports with a…

Connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand

The road to the East - gateway to ASEAN

Sixteen years after India, Myanmar and Thailand agreed to build a 1,300-km highway to bind their countries together and bring Delhi closer to ASEAN, two crossings were opened on August 8. The Indian Express travels down a road, chugging its way through a country central to the region’s power games and…

Jan Vorstermans:

“Flexibility in real estate is a must”

Fresh Park Venlo is located in a logistical hotspot, and is therefore a link between the import and export ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp and the German and European markets. Although a large share of the products is still shipped to Germany, the business park wants to be a food hub for all of Europe.…

Twill replaces Damco with Maersk

Twill, a digital freight forwarder designed to make shipping simple, has announced a change in its brand affiliation from Damco to Maersk. Launched in April 2017, Twill was created as a ‘Damco…

Sierra Leone

Bollore starts operating newly expanded port of Freetown

Bollore Transport and Logistics, a well-known French port handler with branches across the globe, has fully completed work on the 270 meter container terminal extension at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay in Freetown. The Freetown Container Terminal extension works commenced just over two years ago, with…

If US imposes more tariffs on China imports

COSCO Shipping: ‘Trans-Pacific shipping to drop 10%’

The world’s third-largest container shipping company expects trans-Pacific cargo volumes to fall by 10% if the US imposes a 25% levy on a further $200 billion worth of Chinese…

Genoa bridge collapse: logistic repercussions

In addition to the grief caused by the loss of human lives, the collapse of the "Morandi" bridge in Genoa has also led to transport and logistical problems. This is because the Liguria region has multiple ports, therefore the entire north-west of Italy is affected, as illustrated in the map below. Genoa…

Company invites businesses to visit at Asia Fruit Logistica

MSC partners with clients for fruit shipping breakthroughs

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is building on a number of important advances in fruit shipments so far this year by sending a large multinational delegation to Asia Fruit Logistica. MSC’s experts look forward to meeting fruit shippers who want to test the boundaries of international trade with the…

American Airlines Cargo: Record-setting quarter

American Airlines Cargo achieved record-setting growth in the second quarter, while also posting a record month in June. All this was driven by nearly 350 million pounds of…

Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to participate in the Port of Pecém

As shareholders in the Port of Rotterdam Authority, the Municipality of Rotterdam and the Ministry of Finance have approved the participation in the Port of Pecém, a rapidly growing port in Northeast Brazil.   The participation involves an investment of some 75 million euros and, in addition to holding 30% of…

California: Port of Oakland project could have $1 billion upside

A Port of Oakland infrastructure project could boost economic output by $1 billion, while at the same time improving agricultural export flow. That’s the conclusion of Washington State University economists studying a proposed $515 million fix for a major Port gateway. Researchers from WSU’s Freight…

Beneficiaries to get subsidy up to ₹100.000 a year

Indian agro exporters to get subsidy on sea routes

Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) and co-operative institutes in the state of Maharashtra will get a subsidy of ₹30.000 (€365) per container if they export fruits and…

India’s cabotage reform helped carriers cut repositioning costs

India’s liberalized cabotage program is seen as a modest success. The latest stakeholder data shows the cabotage policy slowly but steadily driving transshipment activity at…

US trucker shortage forces restaurants to buy local

Serving or selling local products is quite trendy. But now, with rising shipping costs, it makes even more sense to do so. A labour crunch in the American trucking industry is making it more expensive to deliver everything, from apples to zucchini. US shipping rates jumped 14 percent in the year ending…

CGA presents possible strategies to handle infrastructure constraints and congestion at Durban Harbour over next 3 to 5 years

25% increase in reefer container traffic expected at SA’s harbours

It’s getting towards the tail end of the South African citrus export season and at the harbours things are quieting down after a challenging season. What made the season difficult at times, was the delay in the grapefruit season due to colour development, with led the grapefruit peak to coincide with…

A.P. Moller-Maersk:

‘Container overbooking causing delays for Brazilian exports’

Brazilian exporters are facing delays shipping goods transported in containers due to overbooking, stated container shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk on Monday. In a report…

SeaLand celebrates success of Chilean citrus in the US

The United States accounted for 85% of the total citrus exports of the shipping company SeaLand in 2017. This market received the first shipment of Chilean lemons under the…

Intending to bolster exports to UAE

Peru trade group looks for direct flights

Peru’s Trade, Tourism and Investment Office (TTIOP) has revealed that exports to the UAE have grown 100-fold in seven years. Exports from Peru increased from $6 million in…

Mumbai Maersk sets world record for highest load

With a load of 19,038 TEU, the Mumbai Maersk sets a world record for highest-ever load and surpasses the mythical 19,000-mark for the very first time - not only for a Maersk vessel, but any vessel in the world. The second generation Triple-E vessel left the dock of Tanjung Pelepas Port, Malaysia, over…

Morocco: Tanger Med biggest port in Africa

The Moroccan port Tanger Med is ahead of Port Said in Egypt and the port of Durban in South Africa and is ranked 45th in the world. Tangier is even said to “compete today with the largest port infrastructures in the world.” The port has a capacity of 3 million containers. In 2017, it handled a volume of…

Maersk Line goes live with CargoSphere Digital Rate Distribution

CargoSphere, the neutral rate network for container shipping, today announced that Maersk Line has gone live with digital, fully-automated distribution of its contract rates and amendments. Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, is now digitally distributing its rates to shipper,…

Karel Hermans and Adrie Visbeen respond to Mooy Logistics’ bankruptcy

“Germany is a tough and difficult market for transporters of fresh produce”

Fellow transporters have been shaken by the bankruptcy of Mooy Logistics. “I can’t really say much about it, but I didn’t see it coming and I think it’s quite sad,” says Adrie Visbeen, of the company of the same name in Nieuwe-Tonge, the Netherlands. “I have no idea what’ll happen next. This isn’t a…

Amazon deliveries in India affected by truckers‘ strike

A truckers‘ strike across India, that began on July 20, is affecting e-commerce deliveries as well. The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), the body which has…

Hapag-Lloyd continues to focus on East African market

Hapag-Lloyd is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa. With annual growth rates of approximately six percent, the region tops the list on the African…

One ‘Cool’ move:

ONE Orders 14,000 units of state-of-the-art reefers

Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd. (ONE) has made an investment in its reefer business segment with a new order of 14,000 state of the art, advanced generation refrigerated containers (13,000 x 40 foot and 1,000 x 20 foot units). Of these containers, 2,100 units will be equipped with the latest Controlled…

80% of fruit and veg shipments to Far East Russia arrive through Manzhouli

80 percent of fruits and vegetables on the tables of residents of the Far East of Russia are supplied through the Manzhouli/Manchuria/Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region…

Posting a 2.1% drop in H1 net profit

DP World cautions on trade

DP World, one of the world's biggest port operators, posted a 2.1 percent drop in first-half net profit on Thursday, and cautioned about geopolitical risks and recent changes to trade policies. Among other things it pointed to US president Trump, taking a more aggressive, protectionist posture on trade than his recent…

Freight price increases on Asia-bound cargo

MSC raises rates on US exports

Last Monday, the Mediterranean Shipping Co. announced a general rate increase on cargo moving from the United States to ports in the Far East, effective October 1. “Steamship lines are once again challenged to maintain service profitability since freight rates are at levels that are no longer sustainable,” said a MSC…

India: Perishable cargo terminal planned at Srinagar Airport

In an attempt to boost exports of delicate fresh fruits, cut flowers and exotic vegetables from Kashmir, a proposal for the construction of a perishable cargo terminal at Srinagar Airport is at the final stage of planning. The dedicated cargo terminal for the perishables is a joint effort of the Airport…

Blockchain technology to be applied

Sunmoon Food is transforming its global chain platform

SunMoon Food Company, a global distributor and marketer of fresh fruits, vegetables and fruit-derived products, announced today that it will apply blockchain technology to its…

Maersk and IBM introduce TradeLens blockchain shipping solution

Industry-wide collaboration, announced in January advances, as more than 90 organizations participate in the global trade solution. More than 154 million events captured on the platform and growing by one million per day. In a follow up to their January announcement, A.P. Moller - Maersk and IBM today…

Green light for long-standing high cube talks

Headway is finally being made with the contentious high cube issue after Minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, agreed to meet with industry representatives in Cape Town. With the lifting of a moratorium that will see the movement of high cube containers in the country restricted to a height of 4.3m a…

Improvements in the port of Salaverry

Peru: Agricultural exporters will save 500 dollars per container

Agricultural exporters will save US $500 per container once the improvements to the multipurpose port of Salaverry are ready, said the CEO of the Salaverry Transporter…

Moroccan veg will arrive in the EU by train earlier than Almeria's

The "war of the corridors" threatens to become a serious setback for agriculture in Almeria. The latest announcements made by the Ministry of Development indicate that the Central Corridor will be operational in the year 2020, while the Mediterranean, in the best case scenario, won't be so until 2024.…

General Assembly Saint-Charles Export

"France: "Public/private synergies in the spotlight"

As is traditional, the beginning of the summer period was marked by the Ordinary General Assembly of Saint-Charles Export. Mr. Ludovic Pacaud, Secretary General of the Prefecture, was the guest of honour at this 12th Assembly, the objective of which was to highlight the many existing “public/private”…

Keep track of your products wherever they are

Maersk introduces Remote Container Management

A groundbreaking innovation in refrigerated technology, Remote Container Management (RCM) allows you to monitor the conditions inside your container from the moment your goods…

Real-time shipment tracker gets reusable and rechargeable option

During the United Fresh 2018 convention in Chicago, Emerson announced the launch of the GO Real-Time Reusable Tracker. This is a newer version of the existing GO Real-Time…

Peter van der Klift: “Besides air cargo shipments, we can now also unload and inspect containers”

New air cargo location at Schiphol Airport for Milestone Fresh

Shipping agent Milestone Fresh has grown significantly in recent years. “But we became big by staying small,” Peter van der Klift emphasises. “In shipping, people make all the difference. We naturally also work with computers, and most processes have been automated, but we don’t lose sight of our actual…

GPS-Buddy

Vehicle tracking system can now be used in cars

Vehicle tracking technology is getting increasingly smaller. This has made it possible to place trackers in conventional cars. GPS-Buddy will introduce its latest vehicle tracking system at Transport Compleet in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. According to this company, "This low-end vehicle tracking system…

Asia: Fruit exports increase as new air corridors sought

Officials have said that additional air freight routes are being sought that could include Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The Office of the Senior Advisor to the President in Banking and Finance on Saturday said that currently much of Afghanistan’s fresh fruit, especially apricots, watermelon and apples, are…

Qantas plans Darwin-Hong Kong freighter service

Qantas plans to operate a once-weekly freighter service from Darwin to Hong Kong that can transport fresh produce from Australia’s Top End to Asia’s supermarket shelves and dining tables. The proposed service has been scheduled to take off in late August with Boeing 767-300F equipment departing Darwin on…


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