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Sector | Logistics

Hearing people out makes all the difference in smooth container handling

"Paris soon within our reach, thanks to electric vehicles"

Kevin de Graaff, marketing manager at Uturn:

"Always providing the best match in container transport"

Giovanelli Fruchtimport AG opts for innovative solution to reduce food waste

"AgroSustain makes it possible to switch from air to sea transport for various products"


Drewry’s World Container Index inched up 1% to $5,937 per 40ft container this week

MSC Air Cargo launches inaugural commercial flight from Milan to Hong Kong

Positive trend in container throughput expands to other product groups

Growth for Port of Antwerp-Bruges in first half of 2024

A new opportunity between Macfrut and the airports of Rimini and San Marino

Port Houston approved for cold treatment

Jarell Habets, Shypple

"Visibility in fresh transport: be kept in the loop"

Transpacific freight rates correction and capacity additions

WEC Lines -

Shipping line strengthens product offerings with latest container investments

LoadUp Ltd supports logistics companies in personnel recruitment

"Thanks to my background at the Duisburg wholesale market, I am aware of the logistical challenges"

Ocean freight container shipping market has experienced a notable shift

Verbruggen Palletizing Solutions to start construction of new premises in September

California invests $27 million in innovative, first-in-the-nation Port Data System Development

Maritime freight rates impact Brazilian trade amid global pressures

South African government is committed to resolving challenges in the transport industry

OOCL reports growth in revenue and volumes in Q2

State grant will facilitate new supply chain information highway features

Port of Long Beach data project receives $7.875 million to speed goods delivery

Acquisition creates new enterprise yard and transportation management solution for grocers and wholesalers

Kaleris acquires Cams Software

Maersk customers will benefit from the delivery of the first Boeing 777F

EU businesses will soon have to report CO2 emissions

Construction to start this month in Ridderkerk

VDH The Freight Managers combines operations from three locations in new logistics centre

Cargo-partner introduces intermodal transport solutions throughout Europe and Turkey

Dennis Lister - Emirates SkyCargo

"We ensure that perishable cargo travels in a consistent environment, with rapid transit from farms to shops around the world"

Panama Canal: New reservoir project should support daily ship transits

World Container Index - 11 Jul

Drewry’s World Container Index inched up 1% per 40ft container this week

Nikki Ruyssenaars Photography

"I think several fuels will co-exist in the future"

Port strikes in Germany ahead of negotiations

Project to be managed and operated by DP World

Prime Minister of Dubai announces world’s largest logistics hub to boost trade in foodstuffs, fruits and vegetables

Strawberries from farms in Egypt delivered to European retailers in 36 hours

Permanent shipping route from Tuticorin to Addu inaugurated by Maldives Ports Limited

Mangaluru airport in India launches international cargo operations

Expanding into Ireland and boosting its global network to 27 countries

OIA Global acquires Sandford Freight

Kenya Railways eyes horticulture exports as sea freight volumes increase

Court case in South Africa delays Durban port concession

90% of container ships now arriving off their scheduled times

Red Sea crisis impacts operations in the Port of Singapore

Container port congestion nears pandemic highs


Mojo Green Logistics Hub ready for the initiation of a cool chain logistics system

Threat of strike at US East Coast could mean more freight rate spikes

World Container Index - 04 Jul

Drewry’s World Container Index increased to $5,868 per 40ft container this week

Customs Support

"Local know-how and presence, along with digitalization, crucial for efficient customs clearance"

Port Freeport and Chiquita Fresh North America extend their lease agreement

Cape Town port positioned among lowest-performing ports globally

South African port inefficiencies worry fruit exporters

MSC's market share reaches 20% with fleet nearing 6 million TEUs

Port of Cape Town has seen its productivity increase

Maersk CEO Vincent Clerc speaks to ‘massive impact’ of the Red Sea situation on global supply chains

Container prices and leasing rates surge in China

World Container Index - 27 Jun

Drewry’s World Container Index increased 4% per 40ft container this week

Bangladesh hopes to boost agricultural exports through improved air cargo access

Lineage looking to raise over $3 billion in IPO

GEODIS launches new rail connection between Poland and Spain

AD Ports Group and Saif Powertec Ltd. to explore cooperation on multiple port projects in Bangladesh

Mombasa port outperforms Eastern African rivals in World Bank ranking

Florida International Terminal renewed its lease agreement to operate at Port Everglades for another 10 years

Nav Aero -

Global cargo GSSA network strengthens its airline network

Increased exports through port of Mombasa

EU-Kenya pact boosts fresh produce volumes from Tanzania and Uganda

Pacific Northwest exports about 40,000 tonnes of cherries annually

Washington state's cherry exports take flight during peak season

Agriculture and Energy Coalition sue EPA over new emissions rules

9,500 m² (eventually 77,000 m²)

Primafrio inaugurates its first logistics center in France

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