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Sector | Logistics

Panama Canal Authority enhances its operational capacity


Mundra Port faces congestion issues

India greenlights new deep-water port development

Looking at San Pedro Bay ports container dwell times in May 2024

World Container Index - 20 Jun

Drewry’s World Container Index increased to $5,117 per 40ft container this week

For small and large growers

Portable temperature-controlled grow site launched

International Agro-Business
Early start to the Senegalese mango season in France and Germany

"The lack of direct flights continues to be an inhibiting factor"

Tim Bosman, Cargors:

"The transport sector is clinging to the old ways, but we want to break that up"

‘Own terminal advantages’ seem to be benefiting larger container lines serving Indian trades

50 years of Van Geest International (VGI)

UAE Prince to provide 7 cargo planes Ugandan exports

German port worked initiated another 24 hour strike

Ocean freight rates surge amid global disruptions

Cargo declines amid canceled voyages, shifting trade routes

Port of Long Beach trade slows in May

Highlighting significant delays

Dutch hauliers point to inadequate conditions at UK border posts

Economist Jared Bernstein discusses economic outlook & supply chains

Port of Los Angeles May cargo volume ‘strong, consistent’ at 753,000 container units

Share Logistics acquires US based customs broker Export-Import Services

"An edition full of comparisons after a difficult year for logistics"

Focus on the importance of time in maritime transport at the Nord Ovest Academy event

Panama canal continues to restore capacity after drought

Specialized in the delivery of fruits, vegetables, and foods

New South Wales transport company updates fleet

Labor negotiations pose risk at U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is becoming an important gateway for ASEAN trade

DSR Logistics acquires another four trailers from Dawsongroup Benelux

"Due to our service, we were able to grow to 45 vehicles in five years"

South African fruit industry is navigating significant logistical challenges

'Panama Canal faces increased climate change-related challenges'

"Sea freight costs have surged by nearly 20%, intensifying market competition for temperature and humidity loggers"

East coast and Gulf coast port labor talks suspended in the U.S.

First biofuel shipping trial for New Zealand kiwi fruit docks at the Port of Tauranga

Baltimore shipping lane reopens after period of more than two months

Partnership created to extend freshness of berries

Morocco's Tanger Med port to exceed capacity this year

Significant increase in container prices in China amid early peak season

Patenga container terminal starts in Bangladesh

Agreement between Ecuador and South Korea should enter into force in second half of the year

Peter Stafleu, APC Handling:

"Looming restriction on cargo flights would undermine Dutch position as gateway into Europe"

Launching the 'Citrus Express' service from Durban and Port Elizabeth ports

Hapag-Lloyd establishes partnership with South African citrus growers

Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd resume shipping services to Ukraine's Black Sea ports

World Container Index - 06 Jun

Drewry’s World Container Index increased to $4,716 per 40ft container this week

Easyfresh Netherlands chooses BlueBox Systems for more transparency along cold chain logistics

Sebastiaan Koren, Koren Import & Export:

"In five years, I would ideally have ten trucks continuously transporting fruit and vegetables between the Netherlands and the Balkans"

DP World targets 40% rail freight share at Southampton in 2026

Maersk strengthens logistics presence in Colombia with new container logistics centre in Bogota

Lineage announces plans to expand Hobart, Indiana Facility

Enabling more Kenyan exports such as flowers and vegetables

Brussels Airlines resumes direct flights to Nairobi

Foodcareplus and Intercont+ forge strategic partnership to enhance Indian food trade logistics

Q1 2024 national freight market overview

Several factors contributed to declining U.S. truck freight levels in first three months of 2024

Container freight rates for Indian exports experience fluctuations

Wolfgang Binzer/
Southern German fruit wholesalers comment on the flood disaster

"Route planning is subject to minute-by-minute variations, but there are options"

Part 1: Daniela Sternal from B.i.Team on Freshfin:

"The specialized ERP solution for the fruit wholesale trade"

ONE’s new vessel makes maiden voyage to Durban Terminals

Sapam Group inaugurates new site in Strasbourg

Offering more fresh and dried products

Ocean freight spot rates to surpass Red Sea crisis levels

Panama canal updates maximum draft and transit numbers

FreshPlaza Global Focus on Logistics and Cooling

Freight forwarding office 4Mex Logistics specializes in the French market

"Our experience enables us to go further where others stop"

Air cargo demand continues strong growth into Q2

Transit time for shipments to China reduced by 10 days

"The new port set to open next year near Lima offers promising prospects for fruit exporters"

Chinese exporters adapt to rising shipping costs

Rate hikes on India-US trade routes in June

Adding smart solutions where it matters most

IFCO digital delivery tracking and slot booking hits the road

Global spot rates soar on major Asia-Europe and Asia-US trades

Jens Krause Spedition GmbH & Co. KG
Lower Saxony: Forwarder Jens Krause on fruit and vegetable logistics

"Toll increase hits groupage sector particularly hard"

Gulf states' imports grow; United Arab Emirates becomes a hub

Rwanda-based logistics solution transforms rural transportation

Connecting the U.S. and Canada

An early look at North America’s Gordie Howe International Bridge

World Container Index - 23 May

Drewry’s World Container Index increased to $4,072 per 40ft container this week

Capacity expanded to 17,500 pallet positions

Emergent Cold completes expansion of its facility in Apodaca, Mexico

Adverse impact of Red Sea diversions on European exports

European exporters face cold chain conundrum

Red Sea situation gives carriers a bottom-line boost

Apeel's second pillar designed to enhance retail profitability

Lina Jasutiene, founder of the on-demand cargo claims recovery hub Recoupex:

"Exporters are eager to upskill, gather necessary documentation, and actively pursue recoveries"

Logistics industry needs a permanent solution to Operation Brock, says Logistics UK

Can rail freight help fast-track India’s logistics growth?

Cape Town Container Terminal said to exceed reefer volume targets

Pierre-Antoine Rohr, AgriCompa:

“We solve collaboration and save time for all import and export partners in the value chain”

Port efficiency concerns remain in South Africa

Planning permission granted for Sadel Group’s first food hub

Pier 2 privatisation still “up in the air”

Durban port equipment failure is a worry

Panama Canal increases daily transits

Post-brexit trade border controls to cost UK $6 billion

Bountiful harvests in the Southern Hemisphere drive reefer shipping growth

Dawie Scholtz, LBH Mozambique: “In Maputo you can still plan according to the shipping schedule”

Current citrus crop and market dynamics usher Maputo to the fore

Drewry’s World Container Index increased 11% this week

Maersk North America Market Update - April 2024

'Despite abundant risks to supply chains, demand for container trade increased in Q1 2024'

Transnet Port Terminals focused on increased volumes as part of its recovery

Port of Greenock in Scotland completes £750,000 upgrade for cold cargo


Gwadar port shows that China's Belt and Road is not infallible

ICTSI to invest in new Southern Luzon gateway

Improved connectivity:

Port of Salalah highlights growing East African market potential

Suez Canal projects revenues of $9 billion for fiscal year 2024/25

Market panic triggers sharp rate surge in China

Increasing total capacity to 24,500 pallet positions

Emergent Cold announces expansion of its Palín facility in Guatemala

Maersk speeds up supply chains in Europe with new Cross Dock facility

HHLA result affected by weakened economy and supply chain disruptions in Q1 2024

Asian ports hit by Red Sea backlogs

New train route from China to Port of Barcelona will enhance trade relations

Maersk establishes itself at SEGRO Park Amsterdam Airport in Hoofddorp

Xinjiang's fruits make inaugural journey on express trucks to Kazakhstan

A.P. Moller - Maersk launches air freight gateway in Miami to serve U.S., Asia, and Latin America market

Fairmiles Roundtable:

'Banning airfreighted fresh produce puts millions of livelihoods at risk and does not help Net Zero'

World Container Index - 09 May

Drewry’s World Container Index increased 16% to $3,159 per 40ft container this week

Port of Salalah introduces viable alternative to Red Sea route

APM Terminals to challenge Durban t2 concession decision in court

Improved vessel delays may release more capacity

For its Proactive ZIMonitor 24/7 Cargo Monitoring Service

ZIM Shipping Lines renews strategic partnership with ArrowSpot Systems Ltd.

IO-Dynamics and Green Logistics Enabler on e-mobility in transport logistics:

"It's the right moment to start with an electric fleet"

'Red Sea disruption could cut Asia-Europe capacity by 20%'

Maersk forecasts disruptions could last at least until the end of 2024

COSCO Shipping project

Chancay port development faced with hurdles

World Container Index - 02 May

Drewry’s World Container Index up to $2,725 per 40ft container this week

Continuation of the downward trend in container freight rates from India

To guarantee high quality despite the prolonged transit times

Italian apples shipped to India in controlled atmosphere containers

Port city Colombo set to become a regional logistics and business hub

To swerve as primary entry point into the EU for perishables

IAG Cargo expands its perishables facility in Madrid

Container News

Noticeable improvement in schedule reliability in March 2024

Increasing fruit and vegetable intake among adults

Ocean Network Express released Financial Result for FY2023

Full-year forecast for FY2024 sees a profit of approximately US$1 billion

Nigeria secures investment in seaport infrastructure from Danish company

Maersk vessel targeted by a ballistic missile launched from Yemen

Transnet seeks private partner for development of the port of Cape Town

Latest research from Fairmiles:

'At least 18 million livelihoods in developing countries are supported by airfreighted fresh produce'

'But there is still a way to go'

Transnet reports modest increase in the handling of goods and container throughput

Fuel prices surge in Australia

COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces 2024 first quarter results

Total throughput increased by 9.8% Y-o-Y


Drewry’s World Container Index remains stable this week

FPC Chief on UK border strategy -

“We have become the laughing stock of Europe"

Israel-Palestine conflict impacts mango exports from Maharashtra

European supply chains feel the squeeze

Mediterranean ports are under increased pressure

Carrier Transicold’s Lynx Fleet telematics solution helps Roamer Transport Inc. improve uptime and save truck loads