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"IoT technology is becoming more important in the fruit and veg sector"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, control of temperature is an important factor. Elitech is an American company focused on the real-time temperature monitoring in the food, medicine and fresh products industry. They see that: "The Internet of Things" (IoT) technology has become a recognized future…

The shipping of horticultural products by boat would reduce CO2 emissions from road traffic

Maritime line may be created to connect Almería and Marseille

To reduce the environmental impact of the high number of trucks shipping fruit and vegetables from Almeria, greenhouse producers in the province are considering the…

Logistics industry ‘needs much clearer Brexit guidelines’

The UK government must provide the logistics industry with clear and stable information so that it can invest in the right technological solutions to prepare for Brexit – and far more time to prepare for a no-deal exit, if no withdrawal agreement can be reached – delegates at Multimodal 2019 heard. The…

SeaIntelligence CEO Lars Jensen:

"By 2025, 600,000 containers will have trackers."

In the last decade, a technology revolution has begun to hit ocean freight, marked by trends in tracking technologies and blockchain platforms like TradeLens. SeaIntelligence…

Inspections to export oranges from Spain to Japan cost more than the oranges

Spain's citrus fruits sector sends two-thirds of its production to the European markets. However, they are often congested, according to many in the sector. To decongest sales…

The volume exported by air amounts to 33,757 tons

Peru: Asparagus makes up 45% of exports by air from Callao

Peru's Foreign Trade Company, Comex Peru, reported that a total of 33,757 tons of products had been exported by air from Callao in the first quarter of the year, i.e. 11.3% less than the volume dispatched in the same period of 2018. Between January and April, the asparagus (fresh or frozen) was the main…

Backlogs due to wind, shortage of plug-in points and containers

Anlin Shipping: Breakbulk works better at Coega Harbour for Eastern Cape citrus

Backlogs at the new Coega harbour, 25km north along the coast from Port Elizabeth, are the result of a number of factors: strong winds over the past three weeks (although currently better) prevent stocks from being cleared and insufficient plug-in points, preventing loading. There is a chronic shortage…

Port of Taranto - new import/export opportunities for produce from Puglia and Basilicata

Fresh produce from the Metaponto area, Taranto province, Salento region and other areas between Basilicata and Puglia will soon be handled via a new intermodal logistics network. FreshPlaza discussed it with Sergio Prete, president of the Taranto Port Authority. "The intermodal logistics network…

Exporters complain about the service at the port of Moin

Costa Rican exporters denounce inefficiencies at APM Terminals

The Chambers of Exporters of Costa Rica (Cadexco), the National Producers and Exporters of Pineapple (Canapep), the National Agriculture and Agroindustry (CNAA), Independent Banana Producers (Anaproban), and the National Banana Corporation (Corbana) have signed a document addressed to the National Port…

duisport, Port of Zeebrugge and CSP will work together increasingly in the future

New hinterland connection to the port of Zeebrugge

Duisburger Hafen AG (duisport), the Belgian port of Zeebrugge (Port of Zeebrugge) and the Cosco-Shipping Zeebrugge Terminal (CSP) will work together more and more in the future. A tripartite agreement on the new hinterland connection in combined rail transport has been contracted. Cosco Shipping Lines…

Freshuelva asks for an airport for the export of berries

Speaking on behalf of Huelva's berry sector, the president of Freshuelva, Alberto Garrocho, has pointed to the need to improve the province's logistics infrastructure in order…

Haikou Meilan airport transported 2,135 tons of lychees

Haikou’s lychee season officially came to an end on June 18th. During the season, the Haikou Meilan International Airport cargo services shipped a total of 2,135 tons of…

Refrigerated train for fruit and veg

CoolRail rail connection officially presented in Valencia

CoolRail, the first direct connection by train for the shipment of fresh products from Valencia to Rotterdam, was launched on May 6 and has been officially presented last Tuesday in Valencia. It is a refrigerated train that carries fresh fruits and vegetables three times a week from Valencia to…

Manila-based shipping firm trials expanded route to Sulawesi

Manila-based Reefer Express Lines has commenced the trial sail of the “expanded” Mindanao-North Sulawesi shipping route on June 16. This was said in a statement by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) assistant secretary Romeo Montenegro on Wednesday. The Davao City-General Santos City-Bitung,…

Easyfresh partners with CoolRail in the Valencia-Rotterdam reefer train link

A refrigerated rail service between Valencia in Spain and Rotterdam in the Netherlands is operational since May 2019. Fred Lessing, manager of the collective shippers group…

Samskip fine tunes multimodal network for post-Brexit hard choices

Pan-European multimodal service provider Samskip says experience gained up to March 31, 2019 find it fully prepared for a North Sea container traffic surge, as attitudes…

Henk van Berkel, Freight Line Europe:

Netherlands: Transport service to France launched

As of Monday 17 June, Freight Line Europe will offer conditioned transport to and from France, in addition to their existing activities in the UK. Henk van Berkel and Philippe Berchoux will be organising both grouped and complete freights as part of the transporter from De Lier, the Netherlands, as of…

Boosting Costa Rica’s export

MSC intent on improving trade links between Costa Rica and northern Europe

Swiss-based shipping line MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is intent on improving trade links between Costa Rica and northern Europe. This will be done by adding a new…

New refrigeration units for Puerto Rican shipping company

TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico (TMPR) is expanding its fleet with 220 containers chilled by the NaturaLINE® unit from Carrier Transicold. TMPR says it is the first shipping line to place a sizable quantity of NaturaLINE units into service on U.S. domestic trade routes. NaturaLINE units use carbon dioxide…

PS Food Logistics GmbH celebrates its 10th anniversary

"Over the last three years, we have grown by 30-40%"

PS Food Logistics GmbH based in Neckarsulm is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The express company has grown a lot since its founding in 2009. "Especially in the last 2-3 years, our company has a significant expansion and our customer base has grown by 30-40%," says CEO Konstantin Popov. In…

595% growth in container traffic

Maritime traffic recorded by the Port Authority of Almeria up by 10.5%

From January to April 2019, the Port Authority of Almeria, which manages the ports of the capital and Carboneras, has increased its activity by 10.5% over the same period of 2018, with more than 2.2 million tons of goods handled, according to data from Puertos del Estado. The growth of container traffic…

Port of Los Angeles & Port of Long Beach

Busiest US ports hit by 7th straight month of declining exports

The nation’s two busiest container ports, the Los Angeles and Long Beach, have reported declines in export volumes in May, amid the ongoing trade war with China. The two port complexes together handle about 40% of the nation’s containerized import trade with China, and the trade war boosted demand for…

Quick working capital a gap in the market

A few years ago, Maersk, the largest shipper of containers globally, decided to start focusing on their core activities: shipping and transporting goods, according to Edwin Visser, Trade & Commodity Finance Executive, and Wouter van den Bosch, Trade Finance Sales Executive for Maersk. The transport…

Smart Packaging Solutions:

“Use of slip sheets results in logistic advantages”

The fresh produce sector is faced with major logistical challenges. After the harvest, the fruit and vegetable products are supposed to be packed right away. To steer the incoming and outgoing logistics of all these packages in the right direction, slip sheets are increasingly used. These are special,…

Peter van de Laar, Rotterdam Fruit Wharf

First chilled ship with citrus from South Africa has docked in Rotterdam port

Last week the first ship with new season citrus from South Africa arrived in the port of Rotterdam. The 'Crown Garnet' docked at the port of the Rotterdam Merwehaven, which was full of cooling houses for the storage and overhaul of fruit prior to 2009. This part of the port was known as the fruit haven.…

Is the Perpignan-Rungis fruit and vegetable freight line in its final hours?

This Monday morning, the morale of the CGT militants, who have been fighting for months to maintain the Perpignan-Rungis fruit and vegetable freight line, was not in a good shape. "In the aftermath of the ministerial meeting on May 24, some cried victory, and ensured that the freight line between the…

High speed rail and SF Express arrange special transport for Chinese cherries

A train reserved specifically for cherry transport left Yantai in Shandong. The cherry harvest in Shandong was abundant. This special train helps farmers to distribute their…

Fyffes announces support for new sulfur regulations

Fyffes has announced its support for new global regulations that will limit the sulfur content in all marine fuels to 0.5 percent beginning January 1, 2020. Since the company’s inception in 1888, Fyffes said it has been committed to bringing the world high quality products, while striving to maintain the…

Turkish Cargo starts freight flights to Moscow Sheremetyevo

Turkish Cargo has added Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport to its direct cargo network, with weekly freighter flights from Istanbul starting on 12 June. Sheremetyevo is considered one of Russia’s most important airports in terms of cargo activities. Located just 30 kilometres from the Russian capital, the…

Natasha Solano, Kuehne + Nagel:

“Cooperation crucial to keep cold supply chain closed”

Kuehne + Nagel originally started with seaborne cargo in 1890 from the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg, and after 1950 they quickly internationalised in all forms of modality. They also offer their services in air freight, for example. The company is one of the larger players in the transport of fresh…

Australia: Freight costs are crippling competitiveness

Freight and logistics have been identified as the largest single cost item in the production of many agricultural products. This fact has led to concerns about Australia's…

Continuing growth in container throughput and digitisation strengthen Port of Rotterdam position

Container throughput continues to grow in Rotterdam. Following a record year in 2018 and a record quarter in 2019, April of this year was the best month ever for the Port of Rotterdam. 13.6 million tonnes of container freight was handled in April 2019. The previous record month was August 2018 (13.2…

‘Tilbury2 in 2020’

CGI imagery of new London port released

Construction of the new £200 million port for London, Tilbury2, is underway and the Port of Tilbury has issued a CGI video which shows for the first time the facilities which will be ready in 2020. Click here to go to the video. Tilbury2 received development consent from the Secretary of State for…

New Zealand: Maersk evaluates Timaru port for future giant ship berths

The world's largest shipping and logistics company looks set to drop its anchors in Timaru following a visit from the largest ship ever to berth at the port. The town's port would definitely see more ships like the massive Rio de Janeiro, which berthed here on May 26, if that trial run proves successful.…

Maersk Ukraine predicts slowdown growth of container traffic market in Ukraine

According to Director General of Maersk Ukraine, Roman Koloianov, Maersk Ukraine expects a slowdown in the growth rate of the container traffic market in Ukraine next year: "This year will be the last year of active growth [in the container transportation market], since now we are still recovering after…

New Zealand: Deputy PM Peters wants to beef up Northland rail line

The New Zealand government has invited KiwiRail to prepare an application to the Provincial Growth Fund. The goal is ‘to get the Northland rail line properly back up and…

UK: Peel Ports to upgrade London Medway with £5.5 million investment

Peel Ports has expanded its proposition at London Medway with a £5.5 million investment to replace the Royal Bridge Pontoon. The upgrade work includes a new 12 m wide, 45 m across ramp, which will allow larger stern ramp RoRo vessels to berth at the port and increase the overall capacity for throughput.…

Maritime consultant Dave Watts explains the myriad of problems bedevilling loading activities as peak citrus season approaches

Durban Harbour: “At the moment it seems pretty awful”

The South African citrus industry has been very frank in its concern at how the season is progressing at Durban port – again. A planned strike by labour unions at various ports was yesterday averted by a court interdict obtained by the Transnet National Ports Authority. Cold store owners are at their…

"Our new 30,000 square meter plant will soon be up and running"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, there are two main developments going on. For the international market, more investment is being put in obtaining better growing technology, post-harvest techniques and cooling systems. For the imported products, more is invested in developing a better cold chain.…

South Africa: Strike forbidden at ports - work to go on

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has interdicted a strike which had been set to start at 6am on Thursday at the country's ports. This is according to the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu). "The labour court has reserved judgment until September 5, therefore the strike cannot go…

The volume of fruit transported from Valparaíso increased by 38%

Chile's South Pacific Terminal consolidates its refrigerated vessels charter service

There's been a 38% increase in the volume of fruits transported in chartered refrigerated vessels at Valparaiso's South Pacific Terminal, TPS. Between December 2018 and April…

Freight costs drive global performance of Australian agricultural commodities

Logistics are the largest single cost factor in the production of many agricultural products. Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (AgriFutures Australia) commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to investigate farm transport costs from paddock to port for a sector that sees roughly…

DHL starts regular autonomous drone deliveries in China

Like most of its competitors, the German-based international shipping giant DHL is very active on the autonomous drone front. This week, the company had some big news: it will start a regular drone delivery service in China. DHL partnered with the drone specialists at EHang, the same company that broke a…

Alternative transport solutions needed

"More trains, ships and planes are needed to transport fresh produce," explains Massimo Savini from RLA when talking about the Italian logistics sector. "Italy does indeed have some limitations due to its hilly and mountain regions, but we need suitable infrastructures as an alternative to road…

Little concern about hard Brexit among European logistics managers

Despite the resignation of Theresa May as the British Prime Minister and her expected replacement by the apparently European-adverse Boris Johnson, logistics sector leaders seem "fairly at ease" about a future Brexit. At least, if we can believe Messe Munich, organizers of the upcoming transport logistic…

Asia Global

"Self-built logistics park can improve import and export goods service”

The Chinese government is encouraging the import and export business of China. A few things that indicate this is the One Belt One Road Initiative and the large China International Import and Export Expo that was organized last year. Though companies themselves also start to invest to improve the import…

Port of Antwerp is 1st port of call for reefer service from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama

Hamburg Sud and Maersk launch a joint stand-alone service connecting Europe and the key perishables markets of Central America, the Caribbean and the western coast of South America. In northern Europe, Antwerp is the first port of call. The service provides a fast direct connection between the Chilean…

A.P. Moller - Maersk reports uplift in earnings and strong cash flow in Q1

Maersk has closed the first quarter of 2019 with a 33% increase in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to USD 1.2bn while revenue grew by…

West Africa Container Terminal: More investments in equipment

Responding to the continued volume growth in the Eastern Nigerian market, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) located in Onne Port, has invested in two new mobile harbor cranes. This investment is in addition to an investment of approximately US$2.5 million already made this year. Two Liebherr LHM…

Portico go to great lengths with arrival of new container vessel

Portico, the international shipping experts based at Portsmouth International Port, have welcomed the longest container vessel that they have handled to date on one of their deep water quays. The MV Cap Roca, loaded mostly with reefer containers of bananas and other fresh produce, is 225 metres long –…

Port of Dunkirk: a future trading platform between China and France

The port of Dunkirk, the third largest port in France after Le Havre and Marseille, wants to grab the opportunities offered by the initiative “One Belt, One Road” to…

Globe Tracker enables IoT on reefers for Dole

Globe Tracker, a specialist in IoT tracking and monitoring solutions for logistics assets, have deployed IoT devices installed on reefer containers to one of the world's largest fresh fruit growing and distribution companies, Dole Food Company. According to the company, the solution and platform will…

Peel Ports Group acquires shipping business Quality Freight (UK)

Port of Liverpool owner Peel Ports has acquired shipping and freight forwarding business Quality Freight (UK) for an undisclosed sum. Quality Freight (UK), operating from a 16-ha multi-modal facility at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, provides chartering and a range of port services. The company will…

Hamburg Süd's new reefer ship will operate between the Caribbean and Antwerp

The Polar Ecuador ship was christened in the Port of Antwerp

On May 19, Hamburg Süd, the German shipping company dedicated to container shipping, held a ship naming ceremony at the port of Antwerp to name its new reefer ship, the Polar Ecuador. The ceremony was held at the Belgian New Fruit Wharf. Polar Ecuador is one of the four twin ships of the Polar series…

More rail/boat transport to avoid traffic jams

From the road to rail or sea - this is a trend that aims to make the transportation of goods more efficient. It will also reduce CO2 emissions. ​Last week a direct rail connection between the Dutch city of Rotterdam and southern Spain was started. It is used to transport fruit. This week the Flemish…

Nordfrost:

Planned connection between Wilhelmshaven - Scandinavia

As the market leader in frozen food logistics, NORDFROST, headquartered in Schortens in Friesland, has the largest refrigerated storage capacity in Europe at 40 cold storage…

Colombian Agricultural Institute authorizes the port entity

Colombia's Port of Santa Marta can now export avocados to the US

The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) has authorized the export of Hass avocados to North America from the Port of Santa Marta, as part of the Work Plan agreed between Colombia and the United States. To ratify the authorization, the US Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conducted…

Uruguay has a new maritime route to export citrus to the US

A new maritime route has been opened for the export of citrus from Uruguay to the US and a first shipment of 150 reefer containers, loaded with Uruguayan mandarins, oranges, and lemons, will depart for the first time from the port of San Antonio to Philadelphia. The container ships hired to make the…

Launch of its new CLX service

Maersk strengthens trade between West Coast Latin America and North Europe

Today, Maersk announces changes to optimize its West Coast Latin America – North Europe network, including the launch of its new CLX service connecting Chile, Peru, Panama and…

Paul O’Regan - Port of Cork

“We would like to capitalise on fruit and vegetables coming from Spain"

The opening of a new terminal at the Port of Cork is planned for March next year which will greatly increase capacity for containers and reefer containers. The port had a capability of 120 plug points on the terminal for reefers until 2012 when Maersk and Fyffes decided to make the Port of Cork the…

'CMA CGM Cochin'

International Container Terminal Services Ecuador handles mega ship

International Container Terminal Services Inc.’s Ecuadorian subsidiary Contecon Guayaquil has serviced Chinese flag mega vessel CMA CGM Cochin that operates the Ecuador-Asia route. José Antonio Contreras, chief executive officer of Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), said the Port of Guayaquil was able to…

Woolworths is backing supply chain revolution

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths is launching a bold plan to stop food waste and reshape the supply chain with the use of technology. Partnering with independent start-up Escavox, Woolworths’ primary goal is to extend the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables in all retail outlets by tracking…

Transportation company promotes Wendy Adan

The Allen Lund Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Adan to manager of the ALC San Francisco office. Wendy came to the Allen Lund Company in April of 2007 and…

Reefer containers: the new logistics bubble

The Chiquita company has decided to exclusively use reefer containers for the maritime transport of its merchandise, which raises the question of whether there is currently a shortage of this type of containers at the logistic level as their popularity has increased more than the stock number, according…

Stéphane Layani: "We will not let the train leave Rungis"

The MIN Rungis train of early seasonal produce in danger: La Semmaris invests 300,000 euros

It seems that the activity of the train of early seasonal produce is currently on hold. Already in 2017, railway workers decided to engage in a long-term mobilization to defend the train. At the time, Fret-SNCF's management was reassuring, stating that the train was not in danger. But today, the…

Rob Riezebos, Wolter Koops

“Within 24 hours, all of Germany is supplied in time window desired by customer, regardless of shipment size”

For a long time, Germany has been the most important trade partner of the Netherlands, particularly in fresh products. “Even before the rise of conditioned transport, we were transporting cocoa products from the port of Amsterdam to the former Eastern bloc and Berlin, which was still divided into East…

India: Anantapur-Amaravati highway to trigger regional development

Along the Anantapur-Amaravati track, land has already been destined for the proposed 600 km Express Highway, connecting the Rayalaseema districts of Kurnool and Kadapa,…

Slovenian port of Koper opens second truck gate

From the perspective of project value, the new ‘Sermin’ entrance to the port belongs among the minor strategic projects currently in progress in the Port of Koper, but it has a great symbolic value. For the first time since it opened 60 years ago, the Port of Koper can boast two truck entrances. Over the…

Monterey Logistics is now Premier Refrigerated Transport

After 34 years in business, Monterey Mushrooms transportation division is now Premier Refrigerated Transport, LLC. “We are the same company and people, but now we have a new…

Transportation company promotes Ryan Stephenson

The Allen Lund Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Ryan Stephenson to the corporate business development team leader for Allen Lund Company. Ryan Stephenson has…

It's its first stop on its way to the US

Chile: The Pacific Mermaid arrives at the Port of Coquimbo

The export of Chilean winter fruit to the USA is a great success. The port of Coquimbo has received the ship Pacific Mermaid in which the fruits, mostly citrus, destined to the North American markets will be loaded. This operation supports the revitalization of the fruit sector of Coquimbo and of the…

Germany’s first electric Autobahn opens near Frankfurt

An E-Highway project, with hybrid trucks powered via overhead lines saw a 5km test track went into operation on the A5 between Langen/Mörfelden and Weiterstadt, south of Frankfurt, reported the Hessenschau. The project, called Elisa (electrified, innovative heavy traffic on the Autobahn) is being tested…

Price of imported fruit dropped by 10%

China: Designated fruit terminal in Hunan accepts first fruit imports

The Changsha Office for Distribution and Trade Ports revealed that the construction of a designated fruit terminal at Huanghua International Airport is now complete. The…

US: New vessel bringing Savannah Ports more connectivity to Central & South America

A major service expansion was announced last Thursday at the Port of Savannah. A new vessel now has services to Central America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The new seaboard vessel brings connectivity to Central and South America, which means quicker access to things like oranges and pineapples.…

Samskip Russia launches global airfreight logistics service

Samskip Russia has launched airfreight services connecting Moscow and St Petersburg to destinations worldwide, providing a single point of contact for time sensitive shipments…

New maritime route for Chilean winter fruit to the US

The Chilean shipping company Cool Carriers, which specializes in the international shipping of fruit, will begin a test service between Chile and the Port of Gloucester, in the United States, to transport off-season or winter fruit, such as citrus, apples, pears, and kiwis, from the ports of Coquimbo and…

Frutas Tono renews contract with Chep for three years

Spain: "We have saved the CO2 equivalent of going twice around the world by truck"

Frutas Tono, a Valencian company specialized in the cultivation of citrus fruits, has renewed its contract with Chep for three more years, continuing a collaboration that has…

Suez Canal Container Terminal set to reinstate connectivity and competitiveness

APM Terminals is working closely with the government of Egypt on the final pieces of the jigsaw that will ensure the success of Egypt Vision 2030 for Port Said East Port and…

STEF accelerates its development in Belgium

STEF has announced the creation of an extension for its transport site dedicated to fresh food products located southwest of Brussels. This operation is in line with the…

Rotterdam and Guangzhou Ports sign partnership agreement

On Tuesday, 7 May, representatives of the Rotterdam Port Authority in the Netherlands and the Chinese Port of Guangzhou signed a partnership agreement in Guangzhou. These organizations are going to share expertise and best practices in the area of port management. The partnership fits in with the…

New software system "ThermoDAN" will be presented at transport logistic

M3 software monitors the cold chain

Together with ESYS GmbH and under the name "ThermoDAN", the Dr. Malek Software company will be presenting a mobile data logger for recording temperature values ​​in transport containers at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich (June 4 to 7). The ThermoDAN complements the telematics solution M3…

Long procedures take a toll on perishable products

El Salvador: 50% product losses at the borders

Importers and traders of the Salvadoran wholesale market of La Tiendona announced losses of up to 50% of the loads of fruits and vegetables from Honduras and Guatemala at the border, due to the long delays that the customs procedures cause. They are asking the Directorate General of Customs of El…

CoolRail

Conditioned train could save up to 20 million kilometres on roads

It’s as if the location was deliberately chosen: the first CoolRail left from the oil port of Pernis, the Netherlands to Valencia. The 42 reefer containers on the train were loaded with empty crates of Euro Pool System, the initiator of this unique project, which wants to reduce CO2 emissions with this…

Bananas drive supply of refrigerated containers in Dutch ports

In 2018, nearly ten million tonnes of cooled and frozen goods were supplied via seaborne cargo to the Netherlands. This is 39 per cent more than in 2016. The supply of goods in other containers amounts to about 55 million tonnes, 16 per cent more than in 2016, according to new figures of Statistics…

US: AGRO Merchants Group acquires Cool Pak Solutions

AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced the acquisition of Cool Pak Solutions, a provider of storage and repacking services based in the Port of Long Beach, California. This transaction expands AGRO’s service capabilities on the West Coast and reinforces…

Rotterdam bundles fruit and vegetables on Maasvlakte

Rotterdam is expanding its position as the largest Western European through port for agricultural and fishing products. Part of this strategy is setting up the Rotterdam Food Hub on the Caland Canal at the entrance of the Maasvlakte. The company terrain measuring 60 hectares is being special set up to…

99% reduction

Ozone reduces the risk of foodborne pathogens in overseas shipments

Fresh produce travels the globe to find its way to the end-consumer. The fruit market in particular is very global with about nine percent of all fruits grown being traded internationally. The majority is shipped in refrigerated ocean containers. During the transit process different factors determine the…

Welcoming GIC as new TiL shareholder

MSC increases stake in Terminal Investment Ltd

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA has announced that it is increasing its majority stake in Terminal Investment Ltd to 60%, following a deal with Global Infrastructure…

Brief introduction from China Progress International

The most important cities for importing fruits into China

In China not all consumers can be considered the same, since in China there is a large variety of people and they all have their different habits and living conditions, which influences their consumer behavior. As Thomas Wang from China Progress International explains: “What we've seen in recent years…

UPS Philippines connects Davao SMEs globally

UPS Philippines and Indonesia managing director, Chris Buono, said more and more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are contributing to the daily delivery volume of the…

Frigga real-time monitoring solutions supported in multiple languages

The Frigga real-time monitoring equipment B9-Series was one of the star products introduced during Fruit Logistica in Berlin last February. This product series has great price-quality ration and received positive feedback in Chinese and overseas markets. The team of Frigga added another layer to the…

Kenyan and Greek ports set to sign twinning agreements

The Kenyan ports of Mombasa and Lamu will sign twinning agreements with their Greek counterpart ports of Piraeus and Alexandroupolis that will see the ports establish ties of cooperation in shipping and bulk cargo haulage. Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu-Terrah Namwamba, said this when he visited Piraeus port…

Tzone Digital

Multi-use temperature and humidity dataloggers improve monitoring efficiency

In recent years, the worldwide import and export volumes have increased. According to Frank Liao from Tzone Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “Tzone Digital”), the growth rate of import and export business volumes vary from region to region: “We are a professional temperature…

Huelva port to launch Cold Logistics Hub in 2021

Huelva port authority and Enagás have announced that they have the necessary investments in place so that the Cold Logistics Hub is a reality in the South Wharf of Huelva port at the beginning of 2021. The companies that are installed in this logistics center will have a cost saving higher than 50% in…

Baku Port signs agreement with Venlo transport hub in the Netherlands

Baku International Sea Trade Port (BISTP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with companies and other entities operating in Venlo, Limburg Province in southeast…

Drought forcing ships passing through Panama Canal to carry less cargo

An intense drought related to this year’s El Nino phenomenon has precipitously lowered the level of Panama’s Gatun Lake, forcing the country’s Canal Authority to impose draft limits this week on ships moving through the waterway’s recently expanded locks. The restrictions on how deep the vessels can…

Maersk becomes first container shipping company to offer digital Ocean Customs Clearance

Every port in every country puts cargo through many different rules, regulations and laws that complicate a trader’s life. Aiming to provide simple and easy-to-use solutions, Maersk has launched Customs Clearance online shipping management platform in seven European countries - Germany, France, Denmark,…

Global Cherry Summit, analysis of the world's market situation

Argentinian cherries prepare to hit the Chinese market

Cherry producers were present at the Global Cherry Summit 2019, an event that analyses the sector's commercial situation within world trade. According to the producers, who…

Online freight forwarder iContainers:

“Trucking shortage to hurt US exporters”

Supply chain problems have continued for US shippers over a year since the hard enforcement of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, further exacerbating trucking shortage problems. Congestions and delays as a result of a lack of truckers have caused an increase in overall shipping costs.…

Upgraded services at Chinese ports for imported fruit

The Yangshan Port maritime authority has upgraded services for international ships carrying imported fruit into Shanghai to ensure smooth transportation and freshness of produce. According to the Yangshan Port maritime administration, the upgraded service includes early communication with cargo operators…

Innovation has been key in 2018

Spain: Hinojosa achieves 13% growth in turnover and is close to 400 M€

The turnover of the Spanish firm Hinojosa reached 399 million Euro in 2018; 13% more than in 2017, when it stood at 353 million. This increase has been based on the group's focus in five areas: the customer, innovation, specialization, efficiency and social value. This growth, of an organic nature,…

HSL-Fresh GmbH & Co. KG delivers a complete cold chain

"We are one of the top ten German logistics companies"

The freight forwarding industry is a tough business. If a company in that sector goes on to specialise in the transport of food and other perishable goods, it becomes doubly challenging. Heugrumbacher logistics company HSL-Fresh GmbH & Co. KG (formerly Spedition Henning) is mastering all these…

Italy: China's new Silk Road not seen as a threat

Italy is the first in the G7 to join China's Belt and Road Initiative. But in the small port of Vado Ligure, Chinese investment is nothing new. There is a busy back and forth of workers and dusty trucks in Vado Ligure, a small coastal town of 8,000 people in the northwest of Italy. Traditionally an…

Delivery of 14,000-TEU Containership “ONE APUS”

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is pleased to announce that ONE APUS, with a carrying capacity of 14,000 TEU, was successfully delivered at Kure Shipyard of Japan Marine United Corporation. The sublet owner is Nippon Yusen Kaisha. This is ONE’s second delivery this year, and the 6th of a series of seven…

Wants to become largest perishables player in Latin America

Panalpina expands network in Colombia and Ecuador

Panalpina continues to expand its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of CargoMaster S.A. in Colombia, and its subsidiary, Laseair S.A., in Ecuador.…

Spain

Vicasol inaugurates new logistics branch

The Almería-based first-degree cooperative Vicasol is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with the launch of 'Vicasol 3', the company's most technologically-advanced logistics branch. The step has required a total investment of more than 26 million Euro. Located in El Ejido, 'Vicasol 3' is ready…

Bob Castelein, EURECA project:

Netherlands: “Reefer containers hot item on the market”

The reefer container is currently very popular in logistics, and that’s why more and more of them come into circulation. That comes with problems, but each problem has a solution. The man for those solutions is Bob Castelein, PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and involved with the EURECA…

Maersk dominates business at port of Mombasa, Kenya

Global shipping line giant Maersk Line remained at first place of the shipping lines that dominated business at the port of Mombasa, last year. A vessel calling report for 2018 by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) indicated that Maersk line topped the list by 35% share of twenty feet equivalent units…

Strengthening the IDS network as the main purpose

Geis Group acquires Lichtenfels location from Kühne + Nagel

The international Geis Group is continuing to expand its land transport network: Subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities, the logistics service provider will take…

Jet Airways debacle

Indian fruit & veg exporters feel the pressure as rates rise

The grounding of Jet Airways flights has affected export of fresh fruits and vegetables as the carrier had the highest capacity for cargo and accounted for 50% of exports from Mumbai to London, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore. Emirates, which has the second highest capacity, consequently raised its rates…

Also attempting to gain more food security

Returnable plastic crates to optimise supply-chain

A global up-tick in returnable transport needs means a promising growth potential for those companies offering returnable plastic crates. The rapid proliferation in trading activities, growing demand for fresh produce and transportation of shipments all have further accelerated the growth of the…

Vignali Trasporti now features a new warehouse with 30 loading ramps

Thanks to the state-of-the-art facility inaugurated a few months ago, Vignali Trasporti - one of the leading specialized logistic companies in the fresh produce sector - can now provide immediate responses that fully respect timeframes. The new controlled-temperature warehouse features 30 new loading…

World Food Logistics Organization:

WFLO recognizes young leader in the cold chain industry

The World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is proud to announce the recipient of the 2019 Don Schlimme Future Leader Award – Michael Fischer, General Manager, RLS Logistics. The award was presented by Paul Henningsen, President, Henningsen Cold…

Conhexa group

“A full logistics service from the ship to the final customer”

With the port of Sète, the Conhexa group has now added a new entry point, after Dunkirk, for the fruit and vegetable flow destined for southern Europe. Thanks to this new tool, the group is able to provide a full logistics service from the ship to the final customer, including the reception, quality…

Brexit is having an impact on logistics

Spain: Slowdown and low profitability of fruit and veg shipments

The fruit and vegetable logistics market saw its development slow down and its profitability reduce at the end of last year. It has gone from increasing its sales by 8% two…

Spain: Government to approve participation in Valencia port logistics project

Spain’s central government plans to approve its participation in the construction of the Intermodal and Logistics Platform of Font de Sant Lluís in Valencia. Under the…

Avocado panic purchases in the US

Mexico's border problems affect berries

Food exports have been affected by the problems there have been in the last two weeks at the border crossing with the United States. Berry producers (strawberry, raspberry,…

MSC improves its rail service in Andalusia

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, a world leader in transport and logistics, is pleased to announce the improvement of its rail service between Seville and the Atlantic. The…

Delays at Mexico-US border cause millions in losses for Oaxaca's Mangoes

The intermittent closures of the Mexico-US border checkpoints have caused millions in losses for the producers of mango of Oaxaca, as their shipments are rejected due to the…

Farm Trans takes over all transport activities from Bart’s Logistics.

Potato trader and French fries producer ‘Bart’s Potato Company’ will transfer all road transport related activities over to Farm Trans this April. By outsourcing their transport, BPC can put their full focus on growth in the potato producing process. It is no coincidence that the two family businesses…

New cooperation between Panalpina and Kingship in Chile

On March 28, 2019, Panalpina Chile,Vice President Felipe Olavarria , Air Transport Leader Leonardo Reyes, and Director of the Greater China Property Industry Lin Jianyu, visited the Kingship Chile S.p.a. in Curicó, receiving a warm welcome from Jack Wei, who is Vice President of Kingship Chile and…

Lidl opens a new regional platform in Cestas (Aquitaine)

Lidl has recently opened a new regional logistics platform in Cestas, in the region of Bordeaux. With more than 5 hectares of facilities (559,723 square feet, including 21,526…

Indonesia proposes rail & road projects for Zimbabwe

Indonesia has proposed rail and road projects for Zimbabwe to aid the country's economic agenda. As Zimbabwe is moving from landlocked to land-linked, it is reshaping its…

Costa Rica: JAPDEVA will receive container ships until April 22

The executive president of JAPDEVA, Andrea Centeno, and the head of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation of Costa Rica, Olman Elizondo, stated that a specific group…

New joint venture in the field of cold logistics chain

Martico sl, the third reefer forwarder in Europe headquartered in Valencia, Spain, particularly specialized in handling reefer and frozen commodities (meat, fish, vegetables,…

Due to Jet Airways crisis

India: Fruit & vegetable exports from Maharashtra drop by 40%

Jet Airways cancelled all international flights until Monday. Flights from London, Paris and Amsterdam are among those grounded amid fears about the survival of India's largest private airline. Jet Airways is saddled with more than $1bn of debt. The ripple effect of this crisis has hit fruit and…

The first online seafreight service solution with guaranteed lead time in container shipping

Kuehne + Nagel launches KN Pledge

With the newly launched full container shipment solution KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics service provider to offer an online solution for Full Container Load…

Qatar Airways partners with QADCO to support food security in Qatar

Qatar Airways is pleased to partner with Qatarat Agricultural Development Company (QADCO) to supply Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) with fresh produce to be served…


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