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International Solar Alliance opens global bids for solar cold storage in Africa

The International Solar Alliance is overseeing bids from prospective contractors to supply, install and commission solar cold storage capacity in Senegal, Sudan and…

Central Valley, California

500k square feet of almond cold storage coming to Madera

Yesterday, developers broke ground on an almond cold storage facility in Madera. It will be open to all growers, in hopes of alleviating price pressures on the product. The…

Top 5: The busiest container ports in the Mediterranean

Since ancient times, the Mediterranean has been a very important area for transportation and trade, as it links three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. Container News has…

New international land-sea corridor to boost Chinese trade with ASEAN

China’s Ministry of Transport has decided to set up a special office to oversee the operation of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor, a major trade channel between…

MDS Transmodal and Global Shippers Forum stress lack of competition in global liner market

MDS Transmodal (MDST) and Global Shippers Forum (GSF) have concluded that current measures of competitiveness in the global liner shipping market are incomplete. This means…

Maersk: No abatement in surging costs of shipping goods

Since the start of the pandemic, the cost of shipping goods has surged 25-30% due to an array of inflationary pressures. According to global container shipping company Maersk,…

Maui Fresh International addresses impact of rising freight and labor costs on produce industry

Twenty-five percent of consumers rank price as the most important factor when making fresh produce purchasing decisions, according to FMI, the Food Industry Association’s 2022…

CoolTech 2022: Innovation and data sharing

On the 21st and 22nd of June, Cool Logistics and Port of Rotterdam hosted CoolTech 2022 in Rotterdam. With several speakers presenting their view on the current landscape in cool logistics, as well as their vision on what needs to change to help the industry move forward. The most heard notions were all…

U.S. House passes ocean shipping bill to allay export backlogs

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to improve oversight of ocean shipping, which supporters say will help curb inflation and ease export…

Air freight demand begins to decrease amid global economic turmoil

The strong cargo demand that helped airlines stay afloat during the Covid pandemic is showing signs of softening amid growing economic uncertainty. The latter, in part, has been fuelled by decades high inflation. A potential weakening of the air freight market coincides with growing concern in the…

Port & supply chain partners prepare for busy summer, early peak season

Port of Los Angeles: May cargo third best month on record

The Port of Los Angeles processed 967,900 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in May, the third best overall month in its 115-year history. Five months in to 2022, the Port…

Fitch Ratings

Container shipping near-term prospects remain strong

Container shipping is poised for another very strong year in 2022, but Fitch Ratings expects challenges in 2023, which could result in a test of the industry’s discipline or…

Asian empty container shortage may worsen because of Rotterdam jam

Empty containers, crucial for Asian exporters, are getting stuck in the port of Rotterdam as a growing backlog of undelivered goods at Europe’s export hub forces ocean…

Indian shippers expect more sailing disruptions on Europe connections

Indian shippers expect more sailing disruptions on weekly Europe connections. CMA CGM has announced three sailing omissions for Indian ports this month on its premier EPIC2…

Combined operating profit of global carriers at USD 43.9 bln in 2022-Q1

The shipping lines have carried over from 2021, recording very strong operating profit in 2022-Q1. The combined operating profit of the global carriers (those that provide financial information) was USD 43.9bn in 2022-Q1. Putting it into perspective, this Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) is not…

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

Terminal Triest boosts intermodal service offering with new weekly block train to Central and Eastern Europe

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG's Italian multi-purpose terminal “Piattaforma Logistica Trieste” (HHLA PLT Italy) is expanding its intermodal offering. The CMA CGM Group started a new weekly intermodal container service with a block train from Trieste to Central and Eastern Europe at the beginning of…

Up to 14% less containership CO2 emissions through Just In Time arrivals

Containerships can reduce fuel consumption and resulting carbon dioxide emissions by 14% on a per voyage basis using Just In Time (JIT) arrival. It is the first global study into the impact of Just In Time Arrivals using real time tracking and fuel consumption data from container vessels in operation.…

Performance Team – A Maersk company announces plans for new cold chain facility in New Jersey

Performance Team -a Maersk Company - continues to expand and integrate end-to-end cold chains with the announcement of a new cold storage facility in Dayton, New Jersey…

CoolTech22 Event

26 perishable logistics experts lined-up to explore the latest advances in cold supply chain technology

The CoolTech22 programme boasts 26 perishable supply chain speakers spanning the two day conference in Rotterdam, on 21-22 June, with recent additions further strengthening the importance of the conference being held at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam. A new discussion panel session features Daniel…

FIATA: what the Future International Trade Alliance means for freight forwarders

The Future International Trade (FIT) Alliance was formed recently by DCSA, FIATA, BIMCO, the ICC and SWIFT, with these organisations signing a memorandum of understanding to…

Shipping companies fear higher freight costs due to carbon tax

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) is a global business organization which represents cargo owners exporting and importing to international supply chains. The reason is the new…

South Africa’s agri sector is hit by bottlenecks at the nation’s ports

As factories and supply chains come back to life after years of pandemic-related lockdowns, it is causing transport bottlenecks, rising shipping costs, and shortages of…

Specialist forwarder Wilfried Wirtz on today's fruit logistics

"Growth of e-commerce has already been amazing"

At a time of driver and staff shortages and record-high fuel prices, logistics are clearly under pressure. The reduction in fuel prices that recently came into effect had eased the tense situation to some extent. Nevertheless, fresh produce logistics will continue to face several unavoidable challenges…

The Container Port Performance Index 2021

Most visible indications of stress in the system: shortages of certain products, ships waiting at anchorage outside major ports, and impact on cost of goods

The COVID-19 pandemic, the March 2021 blocking of the Suez Canal by a container ship that had run aground, and the more recent shock engendered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine…

CMA CGM launches ACSA 5 connecting Asia with Mexico, Guatemala & Chile

CMA CGM has announced the launch of ACSA 5 connecting Asia with Mexico, Guatemala and Chile from June 2022. ACSA 5 will be complementing the 3 ACSA services already offered by CMA CGM, with competitive and short transit times, a strategic asset for customers, especially producers of perishable goods and…

FreshPlaza's June Global - Logistics / Cooling

FreshPlaza's June Global Focus is on logistics and cooling. Are you involved in either of these sectors, do you have new tech or provide services, data or analysis?. We would love to hear from you. You can contact us via info@freshplaza.com         MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your company? Would you like your brand promoted…


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