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Emirates SkyCargo: Fifth anniversary of Ecuador freight operations

This December, Emirates SkyCargo is completing five years of freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital Quito. The freight division of Emirates commenced its freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital in December 2013 with a once-a-week service. Now, with the growth in demand, the frequency has been increased.…

For construction, operation and maintenance of first phase

DP World Posorja has financing of $377 million

IDB Invest is the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group. It will provide financing to the tune $377 million for the construction, operation and maintenance of the first phase of the Multipurpose Terminal of the Posorja Port, in Ecuador. The project is developed by DP World Posorja, a…

CMA CGM and Freightos sign landmark agreement advancing digitization in the shipping industry

The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide shipping group, and Freightos, the world’s online freight marketplace, are pleased to announce they have signed an ambitious pilot agreement…

Maersk: India registers 10% growth containerised trade in Q3 2018

India's containerised trade with the world grew by 10 percent year-on-year in the July-September quarter, according to a  report by global container shipping company Maersk, published on December 3. The demand for India-made goods such as vehicles and mechanical appliances as well as refrigerated cargo such as onions,…

Chile: Cool Carriers began shipping fresh fruit to the US

Cool Carriers, the shipping company that specializes in fresh fruit transport, began its fresh fruit export season to the United States when it loaded 537 pallets and 11…

Chile and China renew requirements for transport of fresh fruit in cold storage

Chile and China renewed the agreements regarding the requirements to transport fresh fruits in ship cold storage chambers, and the opening of the Chinese market to hazelnuts without shells and national poultry products, during the official visit of the Minister of Customs of the People's Republic of…

"This is the week with the most export activity besides Christmas"

Spanish citrus severely affected by road blockades on French border

When it seemed that the citrus sector could not face any more obstacles (rain, South African mandarins, low prices, etc.), the blockade of the border by the French "yellow vests", in protest of the rise in fuel prices, is severely affecting some companies, which are seeing their only exit to Europe by…

Thai National Shippers' Council

Thai shippers lukewarm on 2019

Thailand’s largest shippers group expects export growth of a mere 5% next year amid the deepening trade war between the US and China, despite the 90-day ceasefire. Chairwoman of the Thai National Shippers' Council (TNSC)…

Production expansion in West Africa a growth market for transporters

Importers of Moroccan products aren’t the only ones looking forward to the start of the season. Transport and forwarding business Attrans North Africa is also looking forward to the first vegetables grown in Morocco and Tunisia that can be loaded. Erik Dekoninck sees that the production in North and West…

Give your truck wings and improve the aerodynamics

Wings on your truck may seem to be of little use, but they do improve the aerodynamics. At high speed, the wings unfold at at low speed they fold back. The advantage of these wings is the fuel saving effect.

Ecuador’s longest bridge to benefit the Port of Guayaquil

The Ecuadorian government has agreed to construct what will become the country’s longest bridge. This undertaking  is considered a milestone project for the country, which will also benefit the Port of Guayaquil. With a length of 44.2 kilometers in total, the bridge will directly link the port and the South side of Guayaquil…

Maersk in talks with Chinese shipyard for ten box ships

According to several sources, Maersk Line is reportedly in talks with China’s Jiangnan Shipyard, looking to acquire ten containerships. The world leading Danish liner is looking to acquire…

Mango and grape season

Peru: Hamburg Süd resumes its weekly direct service between Paita and Philadelphia

In view of the upcoming mango and grape season in South America, Hamburg Süd will resume its weekly direct service from the port of Paita, Peru, to Philadelphia, on the East…

New Zealand: Napier Port eyes more apple and kiwifruit exports

The promoter of a study to consider railing all Tairawhiti logs to Napier Port in future does not intend for the port to be shut down entirely. In a discussion, he said the removal of the log trade would be an opportunity to grow other exports across the wharves, as well as develop a bigger hospitality…

"South American citrus exporters choosing Spanish ports once again"

For years, South American exporters have been refusing to ship citrus fruits to Spanish ports due to rejections after inspections and phytosanitary controls; a difficult decision, considering the short transit time. This affected all agents involved in this activity. The loss of confidence and the…

Strengthening agricultural product exports

Colombia: The port of Santa Marta will connect with northern Europe

Thanks to a commercial agreement, starting January, the port of Santa Marta will have a new container frequency with northern Europe which will strengthen the export of…

Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He at City Hall

Opportunities for Hamburg through "New Silk Road" from Asia to Europe

At the "Hamburg Summit: China meets Europe" and after a conversation with Liu He, Deputy Prime Minister of China, responsible for economy and finance, Hamburg's Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher emphasized Hamburg's special role in China's New Silk Road ("Belt and Road Initiative"), which will connect Europe…

Mangaluru Airport, India: Vegetable flights to Gulf hit cargo record

Mangaluru International Airport, situated near India’s coastal city of Mangaluru, logged a record 649 tons of cargo handling in June this year, most of it being perishables.…

Six UK companies form major logistics company ‘EV Cargo’

Six UK logistics companies have combined their resources to form a new logistics company. It is said to be the largest privately owned logistics company in the country, and it is called ‘EV Cargo’. According to an article on ecommercenews.eu , the idea for the new logistics company came from private equity firm EmergeVest.…

Maersk plans reefer rail service in Russia

Maersk intends to develop refer rail service in Russian from sea port into hinterland. According to Maersk Russia, the line has already made test shipments of perishables by…

British Freight Transport Association fears chaos from French yellow vests movement

British logistics body the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging its members to exercise caution as violent protests in France against soaring fuel costs escalate to their second week. The so-called gilets jaunes (‘yellow vests’) protest movement saw more than 100,000 people take to French…

Container business continuously adjusting

Maersk is quietly winding down its MMX or Montreal Mediterranean Express service. The company has made no formal announcement of the service ending. However, no ships are scheduled after December. The MMX Service began in July of this year, calling in Halifax for the first time on Aug. 2, with a rotation…

Brazil: Trucking strike sped up Maersk’s push into inland transport

The trucking strike that caused a supply chain chaos in Brazil in mid-2018 has pushed Maersk to develop its regional intermodal transport solutions segment ahead of schedule, growing by 10% in the third quarter of 2018. Maersk Line’s ocean product merged with Damco’s supply chain services earlier this year and the…

CMA CGM reports a 6.3% increase in revenue in Q3

The shipping company, CMA CGM, shipped more containers in the third quarter of 2018 than in the same time last year. More than five million containers were transported on…

Port of Rotterdam worries and Brexit

Rotterdam, home to Europe’s biggest port, is watching the uncertainty in the UK over Brexit with real concern. The port will employ over 900 new customs officials to deal with the extra checks required, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Many in the business community are making their fears, spurring politicians on…

Three shipping companies expand connections between Asia and South America

The Hapag Lloyd, MSC, and Ocean Network Express shipping companies announced the expansion of their Asia-South America service. The companies will work together to optimize…

Halo multi-temperature facility at DP World

UK: Ribbon cut at state of the art produce handling facility

State-of-the-art facility open and ready to change the sector On Friday 23rd November 2018, Halo were joined by key people across the fresh produce industry for the official opening of their multi-temperature product handling facility at DP World, London Gateway. The day began with a buffet and drinks reception, followed by…

Logistics make the difference for pineapple supplies

In this time of pineapple gluts, the transportation method plays a crucial role in the satisfaction of retailers and consumer, for it directly affects the quality of the produce. Luca Bernardini works for the 2M Exotic Fruits company which markets the Anana’ brand, “The advent of the so-called fast-ships surely represented…

Diesel is more expensive in Italy than in France but no one is protesting

Due to the latest tax increase, the price of diesel fuel in France has exceeded €1500 for one thousand liters, sparking a lot of protests. "In Italy, the cost of diesel has been higher than that for a long time, but no one is protesting," reports Massimo Savini from RLA.  "Fuel is one of the main expenses for our companies and costs have…

China Eastern Airlines hopes to increase fresh produce transport to 10 thousand tons this year

Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines reported that their transport of fresh produce has increased in the last 5 years from 2 planes per year to more than 200 this year. The…

Large ‘Tesla ships’ all-electric container barges are launching this autumn

The Dutch company Port-Liner is building two giant all-electric barges dubbed the ‘Tesla ships‘. The company announced that the vessels will be ready by this autumn and will be inaugurated by sailing the Wilhelmina canal in the Netherlands. The 100 million-euro project supported by a €7m subsidy from the European Union…

Logistics rivals gain ground as Maersk retreats

A.P. Moller - Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, looks content to let rivals increase their market share while it holds back from adding capacity in the next year. Maersk’s share of global container shipping capacity has actually shrunk by 1.5% in the last 12 months. The carrier’s main rivals have…

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Five large shipping companies want to create an association

Five container transport companies want to create an association with the purpose of paving the way for the digitalization, standardization, and interoperability of the container transport industry. The executives of AP Moller - Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, and Ocean Network Express are discussing the creation…

MSC connects Baden-Württemberg with Trieste

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. is pleased to launch a new dedicated train set-up between Giengen and Trieste, starting mid-November 2018. This stand-alone solution finally offers an…

Philippines: Truckers kick off five-day protest

Thousands of truckers at the Manila Port Area have started a week-long protest by stopping operations this Monday, November 19. The massive protest action is in opposition to…

France: Yellow Vest protest affects the Rungis wholesale market

After a couple of days of protest, there are 1 dead, 409 wounded, of whom 14 in serious conditions and 282 arrested among the lines of the Yellow Vest movement in France. Almost 300.000 people wearing yellow vests stormed in the streets and squares blocking the traffic. This protest has no leader or spokesperson. It started…

Smooth first flight for intercontinental plane between Zhengzhou and South America via Africa

Ethiopian Airlines flight B777 left Addis Ababa and arrived at Zhengzhou International Airport at 12:36 on November 17th, 2018. The plane carried 101 tons of fresh Chilean cherries. This flight marks the official opening of an intercontinental freight route between Zhengzhou and South America via Africa.…

Maersk’s turnover 31 per cent higher in Q3

A.P. Moller-Maersk saw its turnover increasing by 31 per cent to 10.1 billion dollar in the third quarter. Without the increase as a result of the takeover of Hamburg Süd, the shipping company reports an increase in turnover of 12 per cent. The rising line can be seen throughout all segments. The Non-Ocean segment grew…

Collaboration between SIFE Dal Bello and Tramaco

Bananas: from Ecuador to the Ravenna harbour

In the last few days, the SIFE Dal Bello company has been using the Ravenna harbour for shipping bananas from Ecuador. Then, the fruit is sent to Padova, where SIFE has a ripening plant. The transportation was made possible by the new Hapag-Lloyd feeder service which connects the Central and…

Exporter: “Fresh 2 China too good to be true?”

Cydiance’s debut at Madrid Fruit Attraction proves to be successful

From October 23 to October 25, Cydiance team participated for the first time in Fruit Attraction, an international fruit and vegetable exhibition in Madrid, Spain. At the exhibition, Cydiance presented to visitors a variety of their real-time temperature and humidity data logging products, and the…

Port of Los Angeles set all-time record in October

The Port of Los Angeles processed 952,554 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October 2018, a 27.2 percent increase compared to October 2017. It was the most cargo handled in a single month in the Port’s 111-year history, eclipsing the November 2017 record of 924,225 TEUs. “During October, two of our container terminals…

India: Jet Airways enter record books for cargo lift

Leading private airliner, Jet Airways, headquartered in Mumbai, recently entered the global record books for the highest uplift of cargo by an Indian carrier in a single…

Chile: TPS will export more than 150,000 tons of cherries to China

Chile's 2018-2019 cherry export season will start on November 20, when exporters will ship the first cargo of this product in the Cochrane ship, of the ALX1 / AN1 / INCA…

Third set of plans for Vlissingen container terminal also on the rocks

The planned container terminal in the Dutch port of Vlissingen is also a no-go. The businesses in the Vlissingen harbor cannot promise enough containers in advance. This is…

More than 80 tons of cherries and blueberries

China: Zhengzhou welcomes first air freight of South American fruit

A plane loaded with Chilean fruit arrived at Zhengzhou International Airport just after midnight on November 12th, 2018. This is the first air freight of imported fruit from South America to arrive at Zhengzhou Airport this year. An airplane hold loaded with Chilean fruit Chilean cherries An employee at Zhengzhou Airport stated that the plane delivered more than 80 tons of…

Shipping company records turnover of 8.4 billion euro

Hapag-Lloyd grows thanks to takeover

Hapag-Llyod have presented their figures for the first nine months of the year. The shipping company reports a turnover of 8.4 billion euro (2017: 7.3 billion euro). The…

PM Modi inaugurates India's first multi-modal terminal in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 12 inaugurated the multi-modal hub at Varanasi under the Jal Marg Vikas Project. The hub is part of National Waterways-1 (NW-1) which…

NZ: Further growth planned for Port of Tauranga

Port of Tauranga is budgeting on moving more than 1.2 million containers across its wharves in the current financial year. The company, which reported 8 percent cargo growth in the September quarter, handled the equivalent of 1.18 million 20-foot containers in the June year, almost 9 percent more than a…

Video Interview: Enabling visibility of cargo flow

MSC is increasingly introducing smart container solutions for customers at many locations around the world, using IoT solutions developed by its partner TRAXENS. In this interview at the…

China Railway Express cold-chain train brings oranges to Europe

Last week, China Railway Express opened its first exclusive train for oranges, starting from Yichang, a city in central China's Hubei Province. The destination was Moscow. The train uses international standardized cold-chain containers, GPS service and remote control of humidity and temperature to ensure the fresh…

Mobile solutions and data sharing the trends in shipment monitoring

Emerson, a cold chain management company, has recently launched several new Real Time Trackers to add to its lineup. These include the GO Real-Time Carbon Dioxide Tracker, the GO Real-Time Secure Tracker, and an enhanced GO NFC Logger, which has added mobile device capability. All of these were launched…

First leasing company invests in new model refrigerated containers

Textainer has placed a 1,000-unit order for the PrimeLINE ONE™ refrigerated container by Carrier Transicold and Singamas Container Holdings Limited, making it the first major container leasing company to acquire the new refrigerated container. Underscoring the significance of the order, the announcement…

Chief executive of NZ Apples and Pears:

‘Napier Port is of critical importance to the industry’

New Zealand  apple and pear growers in Hawke's Bay have no choice but to send their exports through Napier Port. There are simply not enough trucks or drivers available to export…

International North-South Transport Corridor:

India, Iran and Russia push alternative to Suez Canal

The nations of India, Iran and Russia will meet next month to discuss the operation of a 7,200 km trade and transport corridor that would present a cheaper and shorter alternative to the traditional Suez Canal-route. The International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), a multimode network of sea and rail routes,…

China: First refrigerated container arrives in Chongqing via new interconnected land and sea route

On the evening of October 28th, several refrigerated containers arrived in Chongqing via the new interconnected land and sea route that joins the wider "one belt, one road" initiative. The first container was full of dragon fruit from Vietnam, while subsequent containers transported beef, shrimp, and…

Ports of Laem Chabang & Qinzhou

Thailand and China sign sister port agreement

Thailand's Laem Chabang Port and China's Qinzhou Port have signed a sister port agreement to promote trade and maritime connectivity between Thailand and China. Laem Chabang Port and Qinzhou Port are currently providing three freight services, with an emphasis on shipping fruit. The Chinese government previously designated ports…

Widespread criticism of Latin American ports

Latin American shipping companies have publicly criticised the inefficiencies in regional ports and the supply chain in general. Maximiliano Alcorta, regional operations manager for the west coast of South America at MSC, called on port authorities to be more responsible for what’s going on in their ports and to…

Direct IMED service will operate jointly with CMA CGM and COSCO

MSC strengthens India-Mediterranean offering

Global container shipping company MSC continuously strengthens its commitment to provide fast and reliable services to its customers in the Indian trade. Now, MSC has announced an improved offering for shippers of cargo on the India-Mediterranean trade by introducing a fast, direct service between the…

Christian Trabass, Matzhold Transporte Austria:

''We add at least 2 hours additional transport time for Germany''

In summer and winter there is a great need for fast, reliable and flexible refrigerated transport of seasonal fruits and vegetables. For more than 30 years, the Austrian Matzhold company has been active in this field, offering its customers a suitable transport solution for temperature-sensitive goods.…

Natural gas pays off

Fresh produce transporters test the use of LNG

When does the whole thing pay off? Where are the gas stations? Are there technical problems? There is very much interest in the use of liquefied gas for distribution and…

Oman Aviation Group to transform air cargo sector

The Oman Aviation Group has stated it wants to transform Oman’s air cargo sector by retaining a large market share, enabling globalisation of the country’s national industries…

Shipping companies - low pollution fuel could carry high price tag

The New Zealand government is currently inching towards cutting pollution levels. Its Ministry of Transport will shortly begin public consultation on whether to ratify Annex VI of an international maritime convention (MARPOL) which makes use of lower sulphur level fuel mandatory from 2020. Shipping line Maersk​ converted…

SF Express purchases DHL supply chain in China for 5.5 billion yuan

SF Express announced on October 26th that they had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with international distributor DHL. SF Express purchased the integrated supply…

Baltic Rail: Container trains to Eastern Europe to increase

Baltic Rail, operating from Estonia, is developing a container train service between Southern Poland and the Slovenian port of Koper. The operator hopes that other countries will also connect to the route. Director of operations of Baltic Rail Vadim Shabarov illustrates the future plans of the company.…

Bangladesh businesses hit hard by strike

Bangladesh businesses incurred massive losses following the two-day countrywide transport strike. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI): "The most affected sector is the garments one as production in the factories was halted because…

XiamenAir: Chinese airline to open direct Davao-Jinjiang flights

XiamenAir will launch thrice-weekly direct flights between Davao City and Jinjiang -in Fujian province- starting December 18 this year. Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag said in an interview on Sunday,…

New shipping service to Senegal and Mauritania to start

The Hapag-Lloyd shipping company has announced the start of a new regular line containerized service, calling weekly in Dunkerque. The German shipowner will launch the new shipping service in connection with Senegal (Dakar), Mauritania (Nouakchott), the trans-shipment hub in Tangier, Morocco, and…

Foundation stone laid:

New 24H frost warehouse in Western Port of Dunkerque

On Monday, 22 October, Patrice Vergriete, President of the Urban Community of Dunkerque, François Soulet de Brugière and Stéphane Raison, respectively Chair of the board of trustees and Chief Executive Officer at Dunkerque-Port, Eric Rommel, Mayor of Loon-Plage, and José Lamaire, representing the 24H…

‘Pride of Africa’ touches down at JFK International Airport

Last Sunday, a Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner departed from Nairobi for New York. This Kenya Airways Boeing was in the air for only 15 hours, marking a historic moment…

Working for half the price of US truckers

US: Arizona trucking companies accused of illegally hiring Mexican drivers

Two Arizona trucking companies have been accused of illegally hiring Mexican drivers to deliver their produce for considerably lower pay than their American counterparts.…

Eight icebreakers to transport bananas from Ecuador to Russia

The export of bananas from Ecuador to Russia prompted Maersk to provide icebreakers for this service. "We have a specific, direct fleet. It is the only service from Ecuador to Russia with icebreaker ships. We have invested heavily in Ecuador so that Russia receives all the bananas from Ecuador directly…

Spain: Fruit and veg to be shipped by sea from Almeria to France

The president of the Almeria Port Authority, Mari Carmen Ortiz, has finished her round of talks with representatives of the fruit and vegetable export sector of Almeria and of maritime and highway transport operators. In these meetings, a project to establish a maritime transport route connecting the…

China & Belgium launch new cargo train route

On October 24, 2018, He Jinping, vice-governor of China's Henan province, and Pierre-Yves Jeholet, the Belgian vice president of Wallonia, attended a launching ceremony of the first Zhengzhou-Liege cargo train in the city of Liege in Belgium. This meant the launch of a new cargo train route, linking the Liege (some 100 km…

Californian Port of Hueneme breaks cargo record

Cargo imports and exports hit an all-time high at the Port of Hueneme with 1.6 million tons of cargo moving through the Port. This represents an 8.1% increase over last year’s performance of 1.48 million cargo tons. The previous cargo record was set in FY2015 with 1.56 million cargo tons. This new cargo record resulted from increases in…

Emirates SkyCargo transports almost 25% of Sri Lankan air exports

In 2017-18, Emirates SkyCargo, the air cargo unit of Dubai-based Emirates, has transported close to a quarter of Sri Lanka’s produce exported by air. According to the figures…

MSC orders record 5,000 Carrier XtendFRESH Systems for perishable shipments

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is expanding its fleet with a record-setting order of 5,000 refrigerated containers equipped with Carrier Transicold’s XtendFRESH™ atmosphere control technology, as part of a larger order. The system manages oxygen and carbon dioxide levels within refrigerated…

High quality ready-to-eat produce

Waiting for air transport

The dream is to be able to export ready-to-eat produce by plane, in an efficient and sustainable way. From Salerno to Norway within 4 hours instead of 4 days. The Gruppo Adinolfi participates in Fruit Attraction Madrid – the company is renowned for its new Italian Leaf brand. The administrative manager Omero Montella states, “We export 60%…

Australia: Train journey Sydney - Canberra may be reduced to under three hours

The New South Wales government has revealed how it will spend the $4.2 billion Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund, and it could include a new rail corridor to speed up the train journey…

MSC and Abu DhabiI ports explore international blockchain solution

MSC has undertaken a number of experimental blockchain projects to explore the potential uses of this technology across its business. The latest milestone is an initiative with Abu Dhabi Ports as announced by our partner in October 2018. Maqta Gateway, an Abu Dhabi Ports subsidiary, is now carrying out pilot testing…

Moller Maersk ready to invest in Ethiopia

For a while now, Ethiopia has been taking over in East Africa as the region’s top preferred investment hub. The 8th largest economy in Africa in 2017 registered a foreign direct investment decline of 10 per cent to $3.6 billion as compared to 2016, according to a United Nations report. However, since the…

Fruit and vegetable import/exports in Spanish ports grow by 25.5%

In the first 8 months of the year, 2,917,449 tons of fruits, vegetables, and legumes were imported/exported through Spanish ports, i.e. 25.5% more than in the same period of the previous year. These data confirms that Spain, due to its strategic geographical location, and because it is the leading…

Tamil Nadu

India: Maersk starts port operations at Ennore

Maersk begins its port operations at Ennore (Kamarajar port), in the state of Tamil Nadu. This way it offers connectivity between the Far-East Asian ports of Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia), Busan (South Korea) and Xingang (China) and the Indian ports of Chennai, Krishnapatnam & Visakhapatnam. The company also celebrated…

Florida International Terminal, LLC

US: New cargo facility opened at Port Everglades

Florida International Terminal, LLC (FIT) is opening a new, 8 hectares containerized cargo terminal at Broward County’s Port Everglades. It will have double the number of entry gates, new scales, heavy equipment and increased stacking capacity. FIT is already one of the largest cargo terminal operators at Port…

Spain: Huelva's berry sector needs an airport

The manager of Freshuelva, Rafael Dominguez, said they needed an airport to ship out berries so that they arrive faster to distant countries. Domínguez said that Huelva's agricultural sector stood…

North Carolina powerhouse

US: Port of Wilmington handling record cargo flow

North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington is maintaining enviable efficiency while handling record cargo flows through its enhanced facilities. Paul J. Cozza, executive director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, told AJOT in an interview: “As we continue to grow, and we are growing at substantial…

Costa Rica: Moín Container Terminal will receive first vessels this week

As of this coming Friday, the Moín Container Terminal in Limón will be ready to receive commercial boats as its first berth is now ready to operate. The Moín megaport is built on a…

Stena Line: No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies

Ferry firm Stena Line has warned officials that a no-deal Brexit could affect food supplies and see traders bypass the UK. There is ‘very little readiness’ at the larger ports and, said Ian Hampton, a senior executive at the global ferry operator. Stena is the largest ferry operator in the Irish sea and…

Bob Broos, Freight Forwarding Europe:

"We find the best sea, land, and air logistical solutions for our clients"

Bob Broos was a transport manager at the Dutch logistics company, Van Oers United, for twelve years. This summer, he started as forwarding manager at Freight Forwarding Europe, which is also based in the Netherlands. Karina Zwankhuizen, an old hand in the logistic and supply chain, also joined the same…

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,…

Global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services

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…

Regular line Almeria-Algeciras

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…


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