Logistics

USDA report

US truck rates continue to be quite tame

The latest truck rate report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows generally adequate supplies to meet demand. A slight shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities: sweet potatoes from Eastern North Carolina. All other districts reported an adequate supply of trucks. A First…

“It’s up to logistics to cut expenses”

Cosco vice president: Carrier costs are down

The trend towards corporate consolidation in international shipping benefits the customer by providing economies of scale, China Cosco Shipping Corporation executive vice…

Transshipment center Venlo is being used more and more often

In order to cope with all logistical demands on a daily basis, the Venlo transshipment center is increasingly being used by producer organizations. "We unload goods from all over the world every day and make sure that the goods will arrive punctually and exactly at the different delivery points in Germany and…

Logistics operations in Peru expanded

"Port of Callao acts as gateway for Peru's container traffic"

DP World’s business in Peru, which began with container handling at the Port of Callao, has expanded into a fully integrated maritime and logistics operation, catering to the…

Agro Businessclub Westland visits Cargoboss - Van Daalen transport

"We'll be running on hydrogen in ten years"

The new construction of Cargoboss and Van Daalen transport has been around for a while. Yesterday, the members of the Agro Business Club Westland were invited to visit the transport company and a tour was given through the cross-docking facilities on site. Click here for the photo report Piece of historyFirst,…

North Sea Port on course for new annual record

Over the first 9 months of this year, the North Sea Port companies recorded a volume of 54 million tonnes sea freight transhipment, almost 2% more than in the same period last…

SeaLand - A Maersk Company invests in Peruvian secondary ports

The SeaLand -A Maersk Company shipping operation has expanded its activity in the secondary ports of Peru, such as in Trujillo, from where this season's second shipment of…

48 hours strike, starting midnight Monday, October 14

Moroccan road transportation professionals to strike

The Moroccan Association for Intercontinental Road Transportation in Morocco (AMTRI-Maroc), the Moroccan Association for Transportation and Logistics (AMTL), and the National Federation for Multimodal Transportation (FNTM) have called all international road transportation professionals to go on a 48…

Giovanni Galatà's (Op Orizzonte) remarks

Shipping kiwifruit overseas is easier and cheaper than to Europe and Italy

The kiwifruit season started in early September, whereas for citrus season we'll have to wait until November. “For the kiwifruit, we're expecting a good year in terms of quality, with numbers similar to last year's: roughly 5.000 tons of the Hayward variety and 230 tons of yellow Soreli kiwifruit,…

CargoX and RoadLaunch merge the worlds of public and private blockchains

Recently, CargoX, a public blockchain logistics document transaction platform which was built on a public blockchain, was integrated into RoadLaunch, a private blockchain-based digital freight management platform. According to the companies, this is the first publicly available integrated product in…

Potato grower launches own logistics company

Horizon Logistics is a new company formed by the Halverson Family and Black Gold Farms. Headquartered in Grand Forks, N.D., Horizon Logistics is described as an independent, full service, asset-based transportation company serving Black Gold Farms, and other grower shippers, to deliver product from the…

Upgrade to Oceania - U.S. shipping network to widen presence in Pacific area

MSC announced an upgrade of its Oceania to US network, effective immediately. The network is divided in two loops:Oceania loop 1 offers a new direct fortnightly call in…

Six new Latin American shipping services to be launched in October-November

APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, announced the addition of Oropendola Express (ORX); Andino Express (AN2); Turbo Express (TBX); Buzzard Express (BZX); Caribbean Martin Express (CMX) and Aracari Express (ARX) to its suite of Latin America services. The new services are primed to diversify APL’s service coverage…

Andy Shoemaker joins Californian transportation company

The Allen Lund Company welcomes their new Director of Perishable Logistics, Andy Shoemaker. Shoemakers' role will be identifying and nurturing produce business growth…

Kloosterboer Bayside acquires Fundy Stevedoring

On October 1st 2019, Kloosterboer Bayside has acquired Fundy Stevedoring Inc. in the port of Bayside. The acquisition includes the stevedoring activities as well as the warehouse (ambient storage) with a capacity of 34,000 sq.ft. The total plot, which is situated next to the premises of Kloosterboer is…

CMA CGM announces new Guinea Gulf Express

Striving for continuous improvement in their service offer on the trade Europe and Mediterranean to West Africa strategic markets, CMA CGM introduces its new product Guinea Gulf Express (GGX) service in complement of the current 6 weekly services. The new Guinea Gulf Express is the second service from Gibraltar…

Rotterdam Food Cluster

With trains, consolidation and transparency, congestion can be prevented

On October 3 the seminar Rotterdam Food Port took place. The organisation was a collaboration between the municipality of Rotterdam and SmartPort with the goal of connecting science and practice on the topic of logistics in the agrifood sector. The seminar is part of the Rotterdam Food Cluster. Click…

Magma Aviation, UK-based

New cargo flight will facilitate Rwanda’s agriculture exports

Hoping to ease the transportation of agriculture exports and offset its trade deficit, the nation of Rwanda has introduced a weekly direct cargo flight to Europe. The new…

New coldstore facilities in Hong Kong should help expand reefer cargo in Asia

Easyfresh has a new coldstore in Hong Kong which can supply storage, stuffing, unstuffing of reefer cargo. These new facilities should help it develop new business and expand…

New IMO guidelines for marine shipping

New standards will become effective in 2020, including the new guidelines on ship fuel introduced by the IMO (International Maritime Organization), which force shipping companies to use marine diesel oil with a low sulfur content so as to reduce emissions and safeguard the environment.  The new regulation…

Pallet and container pooling service provider innovates to increase sustainability

For many businesses, the task of maintaining steady and strong growth in an environmentally sustainable way, while also keeping costs under control, is a great challenge. However, it is a necessary one as consumers are increasingly showing interest in how companies operate their businesses to minimize…

"The weight of risks for the container market getting heavier by the day"

The mood surrounding the container market has deteriorated further in the last three months, resulting in Drewry downgrading its outlook for world container port throughput…

Rail logistic group TX Logistik

Italian logistic group will link Romania and Germany by second route

TX Logistik, an Italian rail logistic group, is researching a new route to link western Romania with Germany as a more economic and environmentally-friendly alternative to the…

Port of Rotterdam launches new tracking technology

"With Boxinsider you can almost follow your containers live"

The Port of Rotterdam Authority launched 'Boxinsider.' The application allows shippers and freight forwarders to see where their containers are located at any given moment. Not only is this more reliable than the approach used until now, it is also more user-friendly and efficient than collecting…

Ninjacart tries to fix India’s Farm-To-Fridge Food Supply Chain

Fresh fruits and vegetables are an integral part of the Indian diet. It’s something every Indian household keeps a track of and no matter the frequency, each home will replenish its stock of fresh produce. In cities and larger towns, fruit and vegetables can easily be delivered to the doorstep these days…

Victoria - Australia

Schreurs & Sons Maxi-CUBE - the perfect package

Chris Schreurs –Director of Business & Commercial Operations of Schreurs & Sons– takes pride in delivering high quality products to customers all year-round. The company is a third-generation farming business that is 100 per cent Australian family-owned and operated, specialising in celery, leek and baby…

New Zealand logistics move

Northland welcomes proposal to shift Auckland port to Northport

Northland is welcoming a recommendation that Ports of Auckland closes and moves all its freight to Northport. The Upper North Island Supply Chain Strategy, headed by former Far North mayor Wayne Brown, made the recommendation in its second interim report released on Thursday. When the plan is refined…

Dutch company using barges to cut CO2 in the Chiquita banana supply chain

Bakker Barendrecht supplies fruit and vegetables to the Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn. They are also a subsidiary of Greenyard. This Dutch company recently joined forces with Kloosterboer and BCTN to reduce their CO2 emissions per container. BTCN is the largest operator of inland container terminals in…

Maersk prepares for Brexit

Maersk is preparing for various Brexit outcomes, both from processes and IT systems perspective. These scenarios include a “No-Deal” option, any potential further exit deadline extension, as well as…

Pakistan International Airlines might give freight subsidy on fruit exports

Experts are expecting Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to give freight subsidy on exports of fruits and vegetables, hoping for a significant boost to foreign inflows to be the result. Ikhtiyar Baig, senior vice president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) said…

Increased productivity enables new direct Shanghai service at APM Terminals Moín

In just six months since the inauguration of the new Moín Container Terminal (MCT) in Costa Rica, highly-trained employees are meeting all productivity KPIs outlined in the…

Jean Ruinard, North Sea Port

Plans to expand fruit port in Vlissingen

Five to six year ago Chiquita chose to settle in the port of Vlissingen. A few years ago the port was absorbed into the route of French container shipping line CMA CGM. This month MSC did the same and BCTN, the largest steward of 'inland container terminals' in the Netherlands and Belgium, announced they…

Russia to create green corridor for Israeli agricultural products

Russia will launch a "green corridor" to simplify the supply of agricultural products from Israel, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at an international conference of the…

Trilateral hinterland connection has been implemented

Regular transports of goods have started between the Cosco Shipping port Zeebrugge Terminal (CSP) and the Port of Duisburg. This means that the trilateral agreement for the new hinterland connection between duisport, CSP and the Belgium port of Zeebrugge (MBZ), which was approved in June of this year,…

Freight Line Europe & CSI-Fresh

EORI code, Portbase, wooden pallets and crates - are you ready for Brexit?

On Wednesday, 25 September, Freight Line Europe (FLE) and CSO Fresh organized a Brexit meeting in the Netherlands. "We have to assume the UK will leave the EU at some point. We are, therefore, very pleased with the large turnout here, in Ridderkerk," says John de Boom of FLE. "Our goal is to make everyone aware…

Top 50 US container ports

Each year, America’s ports handle millions of twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers holding cargo that is worth billions of dollars to the United States economy. These ports serve not only as entries and exits to the U.S. but as a gateways to the rest of the world. While all ports work hard to process cargo quickly and…

Eimskip announces changes in its container sailing system

Eimskip will by mid-October change the company’s container sailing system to increase service level and lower fixed operating cost. The changes are an important milestone in…

Jamaica Fruit and Shipping celebrates 100 years anniversary

The fact that the Jamaica Fruit and Shipping Company is now celebrating 100 years of operation, is not only a major national achievement but a true testament to how partnerships can build lasting businesses. The company was founded back in 1919 by Charles Edward Johnston and Captain Sibrand D. List…

World's largest LNG powered containership launched

The CMA CGM Group, worldwide shipping and logistics group, is pleased to announce the launch of the world's largest containership (23,000 TEUs) powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). This major milestone in the construction of the world's first LNG-powered ultra large containership was reached recently at…

Costa Rica to China

Chinese shipping company Cosco starts direct service from Moín to Shanghai

Chinese state-owned shipping and logistics services supplier company, Cosco (China Ocean Shipping Company), opened a new maritime service between Moin, and Shanghai, which…

Singapore Track and Trace blockchain solution to be adopted by California citrus packer

DiMuto, a tech-based trade solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global businesses, has expanded its footprint into the USA by closing a deal…

“Shekou plans to become the largest port for fruit imports in South China”

Shekou Port is one of the key ports in the Dawan District. Over recent years, with the convenient customs clearance policy, sound supporting facilities, and efficient services, more and more importers and exporters have become aware of the strengths of this port, and the categories and volumes of fruit…

CEO Doug Bannister

UK: Port of Dover claims to be ready for No-Deal Brexit

Every year, the Port of Dover handles a sixth of the UK’s trade in goods. Port officials now claim it can cope with any disruption thrown up by a no-deal Brexit, Chief Executive Officer Doug Bannister said, suggesting some of the direr predictions of chaos are wide of the mark. “The Port of Dover is 100%…

Lidl and PAKi Logistics launch new pallet management system in Europe: the e-Voucher

Lidl, Europe's largest food retailer, has introduced a new, more sustainable and efficient pallet pool contracting and management system, provided by PAKi: the e-Voucher. This system brings innovation to its logistics platforms, streamlining the processes at the docks and contributing to a more sustainable…

Road to rail strategy South Africa

Transnet’s export of citrus fruit

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is once again responding to one of the fastest growing industries in South Africa, which is the export of citrus fruit. A new service was…

MSC to expand reefer offerings in Spain

Shipping Company MSC is to launch a dedicated rail service for reefer cargoes and plans to invest in a new cold store as it expands its operations in Spain. The Geneva-based company also hopes its affiliate company Terminal Investment Ltd will secure the operating concession for Valencia’s new T4…

MSC

New railway line of refrigerated containers between Valencia and Zaragoza

This Wednesday, the shipping company MSC made an announcement at the eleventh edition of the European Cool Logistics Global fair, held in the Spanish city of Valencia: the…

New technology allows container operations to be monitored on smartphone or tablet

Shipping line personnel can now monitor and access container refrigeration unit operations from a smartphone or tablet, thanks toCarrier Transicold’s new Micro-Link® 5 controller, the industry’s first container refrigeration unit controller with wireless connection capability for improved visibility,…

Highly efficient service is important to stand out as a freight agent

“With the opening up of the country and the improvement of consumption levels, China's fruit imports have been growing rapidly. There are now many freight agencies, but it is not easy to do well in this business. Professional competence and business performance are very important for such companies to…

ICTS Group in business with Greenyard, EHD Trans and Scandinavian Express

Greenyard has expanded its ICTS fleet in Poland with seven bi-temps, refrigerated trailers with a double evaporator for different temperature zones. In total, Greenyard is now renting 17 refrigerated trailers fromICTS on a long-term basis. These trailers are equipped with the latest operational and…

With Brexit approaching, P&O Ferries gears up new service

There is to be a new daily freight ferry service launched by P&O Ferries, running between the Port of Tilbury and Calais and designed to give road haulage companies and shippers using unaccompanied trailers a route which terminates just 25 miles from Central London. Handyshippingguide.com quoted Janette…

"Booking a container will be just as easy and fast as booking a flight online"

Hamburg Süd has expanded the e-commerce offerings on its website and is now offering Instant, a digital application that makes booking containers much easier and faster.…

Exporters Association stops shipments

Airlines increase freight rate to Dubai & Sharjah from Karipur

Budget airlines IndiGo and Air India Express have increased the freight charges to Sharjah and Dubai, flown from Karipur airport. The Exporters Association protested against…

How blockchain can transform logistics

Blockchain could boost global trade by $1 Trillion in 10 years and now the Port of Rotterdam is embracing this technology. “With blockchain, we are already beyond the hype,” explains Martijn Thijsen, Digital Strategy, Transformation and Business Development at the Port of Rotterdam. “It’s early stages and…

Port of Virginia August volumes:

Calendar-year-to-date performance increases nearly 5%

The Port of Virginia® is on pace to another record-setting calendar year as cargo volumes through August are up nearly 95,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), an increase…

105 items reduced to 9

Shenzhen Customs pilots "two-step declaration"

The first batch of cargoes was cleared under the “two-step declaration” model on August 26th at Shekou Customs within the Shenzhen Customs precinct, following the decision of the…

Concor to launch refrigerated rail transport

Retail modernization in India turns cold-chain business hot

As India's logistics infrastructure is modernizing, temperature-controlled rail transport and state-of-the-art warehouses are being set up. The government sees the logistics…

French customs to do a Brexit test run

Delays, elections, and even, in theory, an agreement - nothing is impossible when it comes to Brexit. Amidst all this Brexit chaos, there is, however, also good news for…

Freight ferry boost for the Channel

P&O adds Tilbury-Calais services

P&O Ferries will strengthen its position on the English Channel by launching a new daily ferry service. The service will end up linking Calais with the Port of Tilbury. The new route launches this month and is designed to give unaccompanied freight a direct route to a port just 25 miles from central London. It further broadens…

Ports of Los Angeles - 2019 container volumes unlikely to meet 2018 levels

Officials from the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach say 2019 container volumes are unlikely to meet 2018 levels even as they scramble to increase trade with countries other…

SIE, a new comprehensive insurance for the maritime transport of bananas from Ecuador

Contecon Guayaquil, which is the Ecuadorian subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), has launched SIE, Ecuador's first comprehensive insurance for banana exporters. With the support of RSA Seguros as advisors and of the multinational insurers CHUBB and Zurich, the producers will…

Chile: New export season coordination meeting in port of San Antonio

The San Antonio Logistics Community and some of the main fruit exporters in the country - Dole, Rio King, Unifrutti and Agricom Ltda - met with Asoex, Fedefruta, Empresa Portuaria San Antonio, the STI and DP World port terminals, the MSC and Hapag Lloyd shipping companies, the SAG and Customs warehouses…

North Sea Port added to the BCTN network

BCTN, the largest operator of inland container terminals in the Netherlands and Belgium, is adding North Sea Port to its network. The terminal operator will provide daily barge services to/from North Sea Port, connecting it with the seaports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. The result will be to…

Azerbaijan to open new logistics center in Russia

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev told reporters that negotiations for opening a logistics center of Azerbaijan near Yekaterinburg in Russia are currently…

New Rhine Valley Rail will connect Port of Rotterdam to German hinterland

The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the introduction of Rhine Valley Rail, a new rail service connecting the Port of Rotterdam with the German hinterland. Weekly train connections aligned with CMA CGM’s deep-sea servicesoperated in cooperation with railway operator TFG, working with containerized seaport…

The Port of Chiapas is now the fourth-largest port in Mexico

The Mexican Port of Chiapas, located in the Pacific area, has already become the fourth port with the largest number of container operations in the country, after the ports of Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, and Ensenada. Between January and July 2019, the port moved 33,078 20-foot units (TEU), i.e. 8.5%…

CN announces separate agreements with Evergreen and COSCO Shipping

Montreal-based Class I rail carrier CN has announced two separate intermodal agreements with Evergreen Line and COSCO Shipping Lines, respectively. CN said that these announcements are the latest examples of the company’s “focus on profitable growth in the intermodal sector, as it remains committed to…

Catering for perishable demand

Avianca Cargo will add new US freighter link

Avianca Cargo will launch a new freighter service between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Bogota, hoping to capitalise on growing demand for South American…

Irish port doubled the size of customs facilities

Port of Cork prepares for Brexit by boosting customs facilities

The Port of Cork has doubled the size of its customs facilities with the goal of reducing processing times at the border in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal.…

New representative for UK and Ireland

Port of Antwerp ready for Brexit

The UK is the third-largest maritime trading partner for the port of Antwerp. In order to be fully prepared for Brexit the Port Authority is taking various initiatives including the appointment of a…

Panama Canal signs agreement with Port of Rotterdam

The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam signed a Memorandum Understanding (MOU) to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South America. Through this agreement, the two organizations will work closely to optimize operations while encouraging economic growth and the exchange…

Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association

Port infrastructure and govt fees affect shipping costs

According to the Philippine Inter-island Shipping Association (PISA), the port infrastructure and government regulatory fees have great impact on high shipping costs. PISA…

Morocco and Switzerland Sign MoU on Road and Rail Transport Cooperation

To strengthen their cooperation in the field of road and rail transport, Morocco and Switzerland signed a memorandum of understanding on September 6 in Switzerland. During a visit to Switzerland, a Moroccan delegation led by the Minister of Equipment, Abdelkader Amara, signed a memorandum of…

CMA CGM releases financial results for second quarter of 2019

Second quarter 2019 - The CMA CGM Group delivers solid operating performance and above-market growth in volumes, despite an uncertain worldwide geopolitical environment Strong…

Dutch company CocoPallet uses coconuts for creation of pallets

Start-up company CocoPallet will be turning coconut husks into a reusable source to replace the traditionally used but rapidly becoming non-environmentally-friendly wood pallets. The Dutch company places itself in a niche where they are aiming to provide a cost-effective solution within the freight…

UK Express, the new CMA CGM service between Brazil and northern Europe

As stated in the weekly newsletter of Alphaliner, the French shipping company CMA CGM will offer, for the third consecutive year, a service aimed at serving the Brazilian fruit season, connecting northern Brazil and northern Europe through the ports of Vila do Conde and Fortaleza, in Brazil, with…

New rail shuttle will link Druisburg, Germany and Falköping, Sweden

Samskip has launched a new four-times weekly rail shuttle link between Duisburg, Germany and Falköping, Sweden, in a significant shift in focus for unitized services…

Prolonged US-China trade war could hurt Mexico trade in long run

US-Mexico: Trans-border truck freight was down 1 percent in June

Data from the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released last week showed that cross-border truck freight with Mexico dipped 1 percent in June, compared to the same period in 2018. The new data reported that trans-border trucks carried freight totaling $66 billion for…

Korean Air Cargo boosts Southeast Asia network

Over the last few months, Korean Air Cargo has made changes to its freighter network to mirror a shift in production sites to Southeast Asia. The airline said that in May it…

Ecuador

Yilport continues expansion of Puerto Bolivar terminal

As Yilport is continuing the expansion of its Puerto Bolivar terminal on the South America West Coast, two mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) are expected to arrive at the end of…

DP World sees growing revenues despite uncertainty

Thanks to strategic acquisitions and a strong performance in the non-containerized segment, DP World’s revenue grew by 31.9% in the first half of 2019. The terminal operator…

Italy

Cosco purchases 40% stake in the Vado Gateway terminal

Porttechnology.org reports that Cosco Shipping Ports, the biggest terminal operator in the world by market share and a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Corporation, has…

Reducing shipping time through Vladivostok by 4 days

Russian Railways and FESCO launch fully electronic document flow for imports

Russian Railways PJSC and FESCO Transportation Group are launching a service for electronic document flow for intermodal shipments of import freight through the Commercial…

Trade war impacting air freight demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tons kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.2% in July 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight…

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Dutch town Vlissingen added to Northern Europe/West Africa Service

From 18 September, the Swiss-Italian shipping company, MCS, will call directly at the Port of Vlissingen in the Netherlands every week. The ships will dock there once they have been to the Port of Antwerp in Belgium. From Vlissingen, the cargo vessels will make their way to West Africa. The MSC Alabama…

Hapag-Lloyd announces new strategy

Region Europe to be split into northern and southern parts

Hapag-Lloyd is splitting its Region Europe into northern and southern parts. In doing so, the world’s fifth-largest liner shipping company will remain close to global markets…

World's largest container ship arrives at the Port of Rotterdam

MSC Gülsün arrived at the APMT 2 terminal quay in the Port of Rotterdam on Tuesday, 3 September at 14.00 hours. The vessel, 400 metres long and with a beam of 62 metres, has a…

CMA CGM Shuttle Service to include Dakhla Port

French container shipping company the CMA CGM Group will add Dakhla port to its shipping routes to be able to serve clients in the South of Morocco. The group intends to strengthen its services in Morocco with a new stop at the port of Dakhla and the commissioning of CMA CGM Agadir, the third ship of the…

Neele-Vat Logistics offers logistic services to the fruit and vegetable sector

“Next year we want to get even bigger”

The last lemons from Argentina are on their way to Rotterdam. This fruit currently finds itself at sea. Neele-Vat Logistics arranged this transportation. This is a company that provides logistical services. It is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is the first time Neele-Vat Logistics has done fruit…

"We're enabling our customers to transact with us online and in real-time"

CargoSphere, the neutral rate network for container shipping, announced the launch of Maersk Spot on its rates platform. The Maersk Spot product offers customers a loading…

Reusable Packaging Association announces 2019 award winner

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has announced the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Reusable Packaging award program: The Kroger Company with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics. The Kroger Company won for their 2018 commercial pilot of Polymer Logistics’ Cleanpal® pallet for the…

Emerson announces cargo-tracking bluetooth app

Emerson announced today at the Asia Fruit Logistica convention the release of its latest product offering, the GO Bluetooth Plus Logger. The GO Bluetooth Plus Logger utilizes…

China Merchants Port looks to Southeast Asia amid trade war

China Merchants Port Holdings is looking for opportunities in Southeast Asia to escape being harmed by the Sino-American trade war. The ports operator, which controls some 36…

Real-time loggers provide temperature and location information

DeltaTrak® will be launching two new FlashLink Real-Time Prime In-Transit Loggers at Asia Fruit Logistica, Stand 3W41, Sept. 4th – 6th, 2019, at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. With these two new models of real-time monitors (loggers), DeltaTrak has expanded its line of real-time loggers with cost-effective and…

Drewry’s Reefer Shipping Annual Review and Forecast 2019/20

‘Reefer container equipment availability set to be tight’

The general availability of reefer container equipment is expected to remain tight during the next few years, and this will affect shipping capacity supply and freight rates…

Climactive technology to be presented at Asia Fruit Logistica

From September 4th to 6th, 2019, the CMA CGM Group will attend Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. The company said it will present its offerings in handling and shipping fresh…

Growth in global container trade 2019

"Global refrigerated container trade outperforms global container trade"

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is expanding its current refrigerated container (reefer) fleet of 240,000 TEU by adding another 6000 (40” HC) units, including 500 units equipped…

Information about action on September 4

French transport companies threaten action in September

The most important workers union in France Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR) has announced industrial action in September in response to a number of measures…

Producers and cooling facilities hesitant to put fruit on the road and risk truck drivers' safety

South Africa: Port activities halted again due to violence against truckers

At Durban Harbour no containers will be loaded today and all roads in the greater Durban area are very quiet in response to threats of violence against truck drivers. Nervous trucking companies are waiting and watching the situation as there have been more reports of arson on trucks in KwaZulu-Natal,…

New air route providing new opportunities for Western Australian avocado growers

Western Australia avocado growers are taking advantage of a new direct flight service between Perth and Tokyo, which commenced last weekend (Sunday, September 1). The state gained market access to Japan last year, and sent a few small shipments. But this year, growers are looking to increase supply, and…

Suez Canal Container Terminal to open reefer repair hub

The Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT), strategically located at the mouth of the Suez Canal in Egypt, has announced its intention to open its reefer container inspection and repair hub to all brands. The terminal will also launch a dry container inspection and repair hub in October. Until just over a…

Australia’s major freight companies on board for Western Sydney Airport opportunity

Ten of Australia’s major freight companies have entered memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with Western Sydney Airport. These memoranda will see this Airport work with the air freight industry to design concepts for an on-airport freight precinct and begin discussions about potential operations from…

Brexit fund for English ports is ‘a tiny amount of money’

The UK government is expected to open a £10 mln Brexit fund for English ports but, with grants limited to £1 mln per marine gateway, industry officials dismissed all this as “a tiny amount of money”. The infrastructure resilience call for English ports is expected to be announced by the Department for…

DSV’s acquisition of Panalpina is done deal

DSV officials have stated that the acquisition of Basel-based global 3PL and airfreight forwarder Panalpina by Hedehusene, Denmark-based global 3PL DSV was made official late last week. As previously reported, DSV will buy Panalpina for $4.6 billion, with DSV becoming of the world’s largest…

New Zealand

Port of Tauranga annual results: Record cargo volumes

The Port of Tauranga reported profit after tax of more than $100 million for the first time. The port announced its financial results for the year ended June on Wednesday morning, with revenue increasing more than 10 per cent to $313m. Profit after tax increased 6.7 per cent on last year's profit of…

Logistics challenges met through digital transformation journey

Logistics company Maersk announced its partnership with BlackBuck, India’s online marketplace for trucking, to provide an online marketplace for containerized trucking in EXIM…

Cool chain facility for AC Fresh in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo is extending its collaboration with GTA dnata in Toronto to include all AC Cool Chain shipments. Starting September 16, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with the AC Fresh solution flowing through Toronto will be handled by GTA dnata. This includes seafood, chilled meats,…

DHL Supply Chain

Spain: Inauguration of the new intermodal service for the export of fruit and vegetables

The supply chain company DHL Supply Chain Iberia has inaugurated an intermodal service for the export of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Netherlands and Belgium, which combines the railway line and its fleets for road traffic. Through this initiative, a reduction of more than 70% of the CO2 emissions…

"Use of Northern Sea Route will pose significant danger to environment"

Ahead of the G7 meeting at Biarritz from August 24-26,  Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, will announce two major decisions impacting the…

Project set to consolidate barge transport efficiency

After a series of positive evaluations, the Port of Antwerp is working on making container barge transport more efficient in order to permit sustainable expansion of the port,…

Direct shipping service between Costa Rica and Belgium

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company calls Port of Antwerp as first European port for reefer containers from Ecuador, Costa Rica & Peru. Seven container carriers will be making…

Michigan farmers and agribusinesses concerned about state's crumbling roads

Michigan farmers and agribusinesses are demanding something be done about the states crumbling infrastructure. They predict the lack of infrastructure improvements will hurt…

India: Traders Federation wants dedicated Kashmir to Jammu fruit corridor

Last Thursday, the Chamber of Traders Federation (CTF) demanded a dedicated corridor to transport apples and other perishable items from Kashmir to Jammu. "We demand a…

CEO Maersk: “US consumer is still spending, we are still shipping”

Following the announcement of its second quarter financial results, Maersk publishes three videos in which Soren Skou, CEO, A.P. Moeller – Maersk (Maersk), speaks about trade…

UK ports brace for Brexit chaos

Portsmouth and Dover have done what they can to prepare for no deal, but experts say the latest funding will make no difference. Portsmouth harbour fears the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the city’s port, the country’s second largest in terms of cross-Channel freight. Mike Sellers, the director of Portsmouth International Port,…

Korean Air Cargo expands in America but cuts domestic services

Korean Air Cargo has announced it will expand its services in the Americas with an additional weekly frequency. However, according to aircargonews.net, reports suggest it will…

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India: Vegetable prices soar as truckers' strike continues

The truckers' indefinite strike is set to enter the third day this Wednesday as yesterday’s meeting between operators' associations and transport department officials proved…

40 forklifts being used at the Polish Bonduelle site

Industrial vehicles: Designed for vegetable logistics

The vegetable factory of Bonduelle in Gniewkowo in Poland has 40 forklifts from manufacturer Yale Europe Materials Handling in its vehicle park. Under a long-term lease, the vehicles will be provided by local Yale dealer Emtor. Yale says that around 30,000 tons of vegetables are processed in Gniewkowo every…

DHL stops deliveries for Amazon Fresh in Germany

According to a spokeswoman of Deutsche Post DHL , the company will no longer deliver fresh food in Germany for Amazon as demand for the service launched in 2017 has been disappointing. Selling food is a key part of the strategy of the world’s top online retailer, especially since it bought the US chain…

Chile: Ports of Biobio as alternative terminals for Argentine exports to Asia

The Chilean ports in the Biobio region, such as the terminals of Puerto Coronel, San Vicente International Terminal (SVTI) and DP World Lirquen, have become a logistics alternative for Argentine producers and entrepreneurs interested in shipping their products to the Asian market. According to Rodrigo…

US: Truck rates stable in mid-August

Spot shortages of refrigerated produce trucks were noted in the Midwest states in mid-August, but most growing regions reported adequate supply. A shortage of trucks was reported for melons from southwest Indiana and southeast Illinois, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly truck rate…

Delta & Virgin Atlantic expand cargo network between UK and US

Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic are both increasing flights between the two continents beginning in the summer of 2020, and Delta will have a presence at Gatwick Airport…

World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

The MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network…

Trucker shortage takes a toll on supply chain

In 2018, the trucking industry was short roughly 60,800 drivers – up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700. If current trends hold, the American Trucking Association (ATA)…

Fresh produce would be shipped more cheaply to the region

Work to begin on long awaited road through the Arctic tundra

A direct, all-weather connection to southern Canada’s highways would allow everything from fresh vegetables and many other products to be shipped more cheaply and easily by…

Global box growth rate revised downwards to 2.5pc

Alphaliner has revised downwards its growth outlook for global container throughput to 2.5 per cent this year, down from its earlier forecast of 3.5 per cent growth. The revised forecast comes after the International Monetary Fund's July update of its World Economic Outlook downgraded global gross…

Port of Rotterdam:

Container 42 enhanced with security system

The Port of Rotterdam has developed a hyper-intelligent container: Container 42. The container is fitted with a range of sensors and measuring equipment. During the two-year round-the-world trip, Container 42 is collecting data in order to enable the port to undergo a digital transformation. Imbema…

Portugal rations gas as tanker drivers strike over pay

Portugal began rationing gas on Monday as a precaution after 2,000 truck drivers began an open-ended strike over pay, a move that comes at the height of the crucial summer tourist season and during the summer harvest. The government set a limit at gas stations of 25 liters (6.6 gallons) for light…


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