Much is still uncertain and dependent on individual deals

'Ever Given' mishap's true cost could last for years

At the end of March, the [Japanese] container ship, 'Ever Given', got stuck in the Suez Canal. This event is still on many people's minds. That's according to Jolien Kruit and Silvia Gawronski, lawyers at Van Traa Advocaten in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. "The phone's been ringing off the hook," says…

China opens first regular air route between Hainan and Australia

Hainan flight HU797 carried 21.2 tons of agricultural products from Meilan International Airport in Haikou to Sydney International Airport on the 9th of June. This marked the…

Dole picks Port Tampa Bay for new banana and pineapple shipping route

Starting later this summer, a new shipping service delivering Dole pineapples and bananas to the United States will pass through Port Tampa Bay. In addition to fruit, the…

Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal gearing up to handle growing volumes in the region

The Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of five straddle carriers to boost increasing volumes in the region. The straddle carriers arrived fully assembled aboard vessel MSC Lilou and will immediately be handed over to operations and start operating once offloading has concluded. The…

Nansha International Container Terminal emerges as substitute amid Yantian congestion

On 7 June, the Guangzhou Port Company confirmed that Nansha Port Area is operating normally, without Covid-19 cases. The company has also implemented a number of prevention measures for truck drivers to control the risk of an epidemic in the port area. This might mean that the Nansha International…

Maersk narrows bidders for USD 1 billion refrigerated container unit

Industry experts have stated that the next round of bidding has now commenced for Maersk's refrigerated container business, which could be valued at as much as USD 1 billion.…

MSC and Hapag-Lloyd increase rates to Europe

Major shipping lines have announced increased charges to Europe, which are expected to take effect in July. Hapag-Lloyd will apply new ocean tariff rates for all cargoes for 20’ and 40’ general purpose, including high cube containers, effective from 1 July, from the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East…

Brasil Terminal Portuário requests lease renewal with U$ 260 million investment plan

Brasil Terminal Portuário (BTP) – a 50/50 joint venture between Terminal Investment Limited and APM Terminals – requested the early renewal of its leasing contract in the Port of Santos this month. The company committed to an investment of around 1.3 billion Reais (approx. U$ 260 million) over the next…

Tim O'Malley - Nationwide Produce

"Perfectly good graded and packed fresh produce is being dumped"

A shocking headline….but true. The acute shortage of HGV drivers is now the direct cause of perfectly good, graded and packed fresh produce being dumped or rotting in cold…

Disfrimur acquired the first refrigerated truck without diesel

The Region of Murcia has Spain's first totally clean energy refrigerated trailer

The Region of Murcia has the first diesel-free refrigerated trailer in Spain, after the Disfrimur company recently incorporated this vehicle into its fleet. The vehicle, which…

P&O Ferrymasters builds new 10,000m2 warehouse at Genk to offer port-centric logistics solutions

P&O Ferrymasters today announces it has entered into an agreement with Genk Green Logistics to build a 10,000 m2 state-of-the-art warehouse near the Port of Genk, further enhancing its pan-European rail, road and warehousing network at a critical time for international trade and the economic recovery.The…

Why the Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for cold chain

The year 2020 was undoubtedly a tough year for logistics. Although the sector was definitely marked as essential in a time when people increasingly opted to have goods shipped to their homes, the sudden increase in demand meant that many logistics businesses had to play catch-up. Cold chain logistics…

Container freight rates on Asia trade routes soaring further

The closure of the Port of Yantian, a logistics hub in China, last week has worsened the situation of the already shattered global supply chain and further driven up the…

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World's first large container ship converted to LNG in Hamburg

This weekend, the 15,000 TEU ship "Brussels Express" sailed into its home port of Hamburg for the first time. It is the world's first large container ship to be converted to…

Yantian port congestion impedes container shipping more than Suez Canal incident

Container shipping analyst Lars Jensen, CEO of the Danish shipping consultancy company Vespucci Maritime, claims that the ongoing container disruption in the Chinese Port of Yantian, caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, has already blocked a larger number of containers than the number of boxes that were…

Shipping group also applies new Latin America charges

CMA CGM’s Q1 revenues and earnings skyrocket

CMA CGM has reported a significant growth in 2021 first-quarter revenue, which reached US$10.7 billion, representing a 49.2% increase from the same period last year, when the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown measures had heavily impacted the world trade. At the same time, the French shipping group has…

Hawke's Bay cool stores filled with fruit as exporters struggle to get it shipped

As New Zealand's supply chain to the rest of the world remains critically constrained, Hawke's Bay growers are concerned over produce getting to market. Exporters are no…

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG

COSCO in talks to acquire HHLA terminal stake

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) and COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSPL) are negotiating the purchase of a minority shareholding by CSPL in HHLA Container Terminal…

Despite shippers expanding their container fleets:

Port congestion and strong demand likely to keep rates elevated

Although container shipping companies are investing in new capacity, rates are likely to remain elevated amid the global shortage. This shortage has seen average container costs rise by three or four times, especially for material from Asia to Latin America. Last Friday, German container shipowner…

Inma Sanfeliu, president of the CGC: "It is a difficult destination, but a potential way to reduce dependence on the EU"

First test shipment of 11 containers of Spanish oranges to India with cold treatment in transit

A first experimental shipment of nine containers (about 242 tons) of Spanish Valencia oranges has recently been loaded at the facilities of the Port Authority of Castellón for them to be shipped from the Port of Valencia to India. In the same week, another ship with another two containers departed to the…

Chinese market has not received Peruvian avocados for some time due to repeated shipping delays

Avocados from large farms in Peru had already entered the Chinese market around the middle of May last year, but this year the product quality of Peruvian avocados has not yet…

China: Growing congestion in Yantian Port due to Covid outbreak

The Chinese shipping industry is facing a fresh challenge due to a disruption at Yantian and the neighboring Shekou ports in southern China, near Hong Kong. Newly reported…

"Shipping costs account for nearly 60% of the price of onions exported from China to Europe"

Shipping costs are rising fast, while shipping is often delayed. In addition, the Chinese yuan is appreciating. These are the main challenges that the Chinese onion industry…

Higher shipping costs are deleterious to smaller firms

Despite high demand, Vietnamese exporters are struggling to send their goods abroad because of a nearly five-fold year-on-year surge in container shipping costs. Shipping…

Regarding the transportation of perishable fruits

J&K government signs MoU with Go-Airlines

Today, the Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with airline carrier Go-Airlines for transportation of perishable horticulture…

New banana crates offer additional benefits for transportation of bananas

The new Banana Lift Lock improves sustainability across the entire supply chain, increases efficiency through its compatibility with other IFCO RPCs and offers an innovative design for ventilation and protection of the transported bananas. IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers…

Robin Welsh, Halls, the Netherlands:

"It's very noticeable that fruit and vegetable trade-savvy people designed LogisticDocuments.com"

Robin Welsh is an operations manager at Halls Operations. He saw the introduction of the LogisticDocuments.com portal. And it quickly caught his attention. Halls is a South African avocado and mango producer. Its European sales office is in the Netherlands. This office has seen volumes increase in recent…

Robert Helder, Hoekman Houtindustrie, the Netherlands

“No end in sight for rising timber prices"

Timber prices have more than doubled in recent months. It's also not clear when those prices will stabilize. It's not only wood prices that are skyrocketing. So are those for metal, oil, and oil products like plastic. "These days, we deal with daily prices," begins Robert Helder. He's from Hoekman Houtindustrie, in…

Closure of one of world's busiest ports may further drive up export prices

A Bloomberg report says the Yantian Port in Shenzhen, one of the busiest ports in the world, may experience delays. This is following a local Covid outbreak which led the port to close some facilities and adopt more stringent virus control measures. A port worker said all goods leaving Yantian Port…

North American produce haulers can resolve disputes via DRC membership

The Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides dispute resolution services for parties in the United States or…

Kuehne+Nagel completes acquisition of Apex

Kuehne+Nagel has completed the acquisition of Apex International Corporation, following the satisfaction of all closing conditions, including the receipt of unconditional regulatory approvals from the competent authorities. Apex is one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially on the transpacific…

Southern China

Shipping costs up due to COVID-19 flare-ups in Guangdong Province

Renewed cases of COVID-19 at the Yantian Port area in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, have pushed the port to slow down its operations by suspending the acceptance of heavy…

Daikin controlled atmosphere container technology ships Taiwanese custard apples to the Middle East for the first time

Yang Ming Line and fruit exporter Fruit Days International Co. have selected Daikin’s Active controlled atmosphere (CA) container technology for the first ever container…

American firms are reimagining how goods are shipped across the nation

Companies in almost every industry in the United States are reimagining the way they transport goods from warehouses and distribution centers to local retail and grocery…

Positive first-quarter throughput trend in Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg’s seaborne cargo throughput in the first quarter exceeded expectations. The upward trend here was powered by a steep increase in March, especially. Seaborne cargo handling in the first quarter advanced by 0.4 percent, and therefore better than in the same quarter of the previous year.…

Emirates SkyCargo set to connect New Zealand with key global markets

Emirates SkyCargo has announced that it will be launching four weekly cargo services to New Zealand from 3rd May 2020 to help connect businesses in the country to key trading…

Tina Sun, Fresh-key

Digital recording devices safeguard product quality of fresh produce during pandemic

Logistics is an industry that supports the national economy. Companies across the globe and their clients are all working hard to improve the efficiency of distribution and lower its cost price. AI and digitalization are the ways to reach these goals. In this age of digital economy, logistical companies…

60,000 TEU of standard containers ordered

Hapag-Lloyd further expands its container fleet

The sharp increase in demand has led to a shortage of containers across the world. Severe imbalances – such as with exports from Asia, but also owing to congestion in ports and delays in hinterland transports – are causing containers to be tied up in transit for considerably longer periods of time. More…

Egypt cuts compensation claim on Ever Given to $550 million

Usama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, issued a statement on the 25th that the Canal Authority has decided to reduce the amount of its compensation claim against…

West Zone of Bangladesh Railway

Special mango train to be launched on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route

The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway is going to launch a special mango train on the route Chapainawabganj-Dhaka - via Rajshahi - for the second consecutive time. According to…

Jarrel Habets, Shypple

“This year, we hope to introduce a Shypple service for the fruit and vegetable sector”

Shypple - the Booking.com of intercontinental sea freight. This digital freight forwarding platform was founded in 2016 by Jarell Habets. It connects more than 3,000 companies worldwide. "We're a travel agency for international freight traffic. We put companies in touch with carriers and arrange customs…

Logistics UK launches annual report

Logistics industry resilient in the face of rising costs

Logistics businesses have shown impressive resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting their operations swiftly and efficiently in the face of extreme pressures to…

Container prices surging in Europe

According to the latest data from Container xChange, for European exporters, existing container shortages could deteriorate significantly in the coming weeks. The data suggest…

Napier Port 2021 half year results

“Pipfruit exports are tracking in line with the prior year'

Napier Port reports resilient half year revenue and earnings as the diversity of the Napier Port trade portfolio mitigates the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Spot freights from Shanghai to Northern Europe and the Western Mediterranean exceed $ 10,000/FEU

The Alliance is forced to cancel itineraries between Asia and EuropeAs reported by Alphaliner, spot freights from Shanghai to Northern Europe and the Western Mediterranean…

Continuing inefficiencies at Port of Cape Town a risk for agricultural exports

Following my recent meeting with the Citrus Growers Association (CGA), I wish to register my concern about the current state of service delivery at the Port of Cape Town and its potential negative impact on the export of agricultural products. With the Western Cape being responsible for 50% of South…

Container freight rates of Asia-Europe route hitting new highs

Due to the combined effects of strong shipping demand, port delays, and shortage of containers, the spot price of containers continued to rise and reached new highs. Part of…

"Some Chinese traders still import Australian oranges in small volumes, so that the price remains high"

"Australian fruit has a difficult time in the Chinese market"

Many Australian fruit traders have complained about the problems they face in the export of fresh fruit to the Chinese market. Their fruit is delayed in Chinese ports and they…

Price index of refrigerated shipping containers increased by 26% in the first quarter of 2021

The latest issue of the 'Reefer Shipping Forecasting' by Drewry shows that the price of refrigerated shipping containers greatly increased this year, "but not nearly as much…

Kenya

Kakuzi celebrates opening of Lamu port as avocado cargo sets sail to France

Yeserday, Kakuzi PLC celebrated the operationalization of the new Lamu port with an inaugural 80-ton cargo of avocados that was destined for France. Avocados grown at the…

USDA

Fruit and vegetable truck rate report for Tuesday May 18, 2021

There are still truck shortages in Californa, Arizona, Colorado, Central and South Florida

There are still truck shortages for the Mexico crossings through Nogales, Arizona. Lesser shortages are in place for California. Louisiana and Mississippi feature the status 'adequate' with regard to truck availability. Extra charges for delivery to terminal markets, multi-pickup and multi-drop shipments are…

Samskip adds 1100 new containers to its fleet

Over the past months, Samskip added 900 brand new 45ft high cube pallet wide containers, 100 45ft high cube reefer containers, and 100 40ft high cube reefer containers to its fleet, further enhancing its capability to ship high value, temperature-controlled and perishable goods across the European…

"North American pallet shortage to last for a longer period"

The lack of pallets is adding stress to a supply chain that is already facing significant challenges which include a lack of available trucks and shipping containers, ongoing…

Admiral Container Lines adds Carrier Transicold PrimeLine fridges

Admiral Container Lines has added more than 150 new containers with Carrier Transicold PrimeLine fridges, to boost its refrigerated shipping capabilities in the eastern…

Historically high freight rates challenge growers/shippers

As many growers coast to coast know, freight rates have spiked for produce shipments. “Transportation costs have drastically impacted the celery market. There is a lot of pressure for lower FOB prices to make up for exorbitant freight costs,” says John Chobanian, commodity account manager with…

Fresh produce moved by using autonomous trucks

The Giumarra Companies announced yesterday a new logistics project in the fresh produce industry: an autonomous trucking test completed in partnership with San Diego-based autonomous trucking firm TuSimple, and Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG). “Our company continues to travel down a path of…

North America pallet shortages putting supply of fresh produce at risk

In the letter below, produce industry associations share their concern about the current, acute pallet shortage in North America and the impact it could have on the availability of fresh produce.  Although conversations are occurring within the North American (and global) industry relative to the current acute…

China, Netherlands, and Indonesia building international port together

Zhejiang Seaport Group recently signed a memorandum of understanding including terms of agreement with Rotterdam Port Indonesia and Pelindo I through a video conference, to…

Charles Meeus, Belgian logistics company, Himilco:

“In this sector, you must brainstorm with your clients”

Himilco is a Belgian logistics company run by Charles Meeus. In June 2020, it changed course. Charles has been in the logistics sector for more than 20 years. Last year, he…

What are the supply chain lessons learned from 2020?

Whether corporation or small business, the COVID pandemic has undoubtedly caused the supply chain to buckle. The first few weeks of the nationwide shelter-in-place were a time when availability of many products was extremely limited due to panic buying. There were similar situations everywhere, and…

Mainly from Peru

PortMiami bringing in asparagus in record numbers in 2021

Since the new year, asparagus shipments from Peru to PortMiami have continued to grow after last year’s record and they are continuing to increase in 2021. In the first three months of the year, PortMiami has processed a record number of pounds of asparagus (14,149,601 lbs.). Miami-Dade County is a new…

21 Boeing 767 planes in 2023

LATAM confirms expansion of cargo fleet

LATAM Group announced the expansion of its freighter fleet growth under which it now plans to add 10 Boeing 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters over the next three years. This will bring the fleet size to up to 21 freighters by 2023. The first aircraft will be expected to begin operations in December…

CMA CGM raises surcharges in spite of cargo delays

Shipping company CMA CGM has announced that it is raising surcharges for European and South America services due to as port congestion and equipment shortages continuing to…

A conversation with Fabio Vignali of Vignali Trasporti

Horticulture and logistics, the never-ending battle over costs

On the one hand costs are increasing, on the other hand there are those who wish to pay less for fruit and vegetables. In between, there are operators such as the logistics specialists, who act as intermediaries in the supply chain. "Our role is not easy, especially in this historical moment. The cost of…

Regarding distribution hub at London Gateway

DP World signs three-year deal with major UK road transport operator

DP World in the UK has announced that it has signed an agreement with road transport operator Swain Group for a 0.9 ha distribution facility at its London Gateway freight and…

Poor transport situation affects California lettuce business

Lettuce consumption is not back on track to pre-COVID levels. “There a couple of factors that are working against normal consumption of lettuce,” says Mark McBride with Coastline Family Farms. “Number one is the COVID situation that continues to have its effect as some places are still shutdown. It’s not…

Victorian government invests in traceability systems, supports agriculture sector

The Victorian Government is investing $3.6 million to extend the Mode Shift Incentive Scheme until 30 June 2022, intent on moving more freight on rail and reduce heavy vehicle emissions. Under the scheme, four freight operators will receive incentives to move up to a combined 42,508 containers by rail.…

Metrans doubles number of container trains on the New Silk Road

HHLA rail subsidiary Metrans is an important European provider of intermodal container transportation in seaport-hinterland traffic and is one of the pioneers of the rapidly growing railway transport along the New Silk Road. In the past year, Metrans has increased the number of container trains…

HAPAG - LLOYD AG

Temporary suspension of new bookings from Europe and Mediterranean (including North Africa) to West Africa

The accumulated operational constraints on our West African services are heavily affecting connection of cargo from North Europe and Mediterranean. As a result, we are facing…

Pakistan: Mango exports ‘Likely to be affected again’ due to Covid restrictions

According to an estimate by the Pakistan Fruit Exporters Association, Pakistan exported 130,000 tons of mangoes in 2019. However, in 2020, exports were hit hard by the…

USDA

U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

US grower-shippers can expect to see lingering effects of fuel shortage in coming weeks

Fuel prices stole headlines this week, spurred by the shutdown of the Colonial pipeline in response to online hackers. Although the pipeline, which serves much of the East coast, is now back online, full recovery is expected to take up to several weeks in some areas. Currently from 50-70% of gas stations…

Leadership class tours Philadelphia Market and port facilities

The third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class experienced key aspects of the produce logistics and distribution system with a tour of the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market (PWPM) and Holt Logistics on May 11, 2021. “We were excited to engage this group of professionals with such crucial…

AIMTC also seeks blanket loan moratorium for transporters till August 31

India: Transporters against compulsory RT-PCR reports at borders

Transporters' apex body AIMTC on Wednesday said it has requested the government for a blanket loan moratorium for the sector till August 31, 2021 in the prevailing scenario to…

Egypt's president urges Suez Canal Authority to accomplish expansion plan in less than 1 year

While attending an inauguration ceremony for a number of projects affiliated to the Suez Canal Authority, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi urged finishing an expansion plan in…

Robust April volume breaks another record at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles handled 946,966 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in April, a spike of 37% compared to last year. It was the best April in the Port’s 114-year history, and the ninth consecutive month of year-over-year increases. Four months into the year, overall cargo volume has increased 42%…

FFWD Fresh Rail wants to prove that shipping fresh products is easy

FFWD Fresh Rail is a fresh produce rail operator with several projects underway. The company’s current goals focus on expanding its services in East and South-East Europe.…

CMA CGM Air Cargo launches three new destinations

Two months after its first air freight services were launched, CMA CGM Air Cargo is now introducing regular connections between Liège (LGG) and Dubai (DWC) from May 19. Dubai is a hub ideally located at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, and it possesses all the latest infrastructure for…

Augura estimates Colombia has been unable to export more than 773,000 boxes of bananas

Uraba has been unable to transport 33% of its bananas due to roadblocks

The Association of Banana Growers of Colombia (Augura) has prepared a preliminary report on the impact that the national strike and blockades have had on the banana sector of…

Acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V.

C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence

C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence with the announcement of the acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V. Combinex is one of the fastest…

PML’s solution to border control delays now operational

Following a delay of over three months caused by the pandemic, PML’s venture with FreshLinc to operate a remote HMRC / DEFRA approved Border Control Post (BCP) and ERT (bonded warehouse) facility has finally been given the green light and is now up and running. Completed ahead of Brexit, the global…

Kuehne+Nagel completes acquisition of Apex - becoming market leader on the transpacific route

Kuehne+Nagel has completed the acquisition of Apex International Corporation, following the satisfaction of all closing conditions, including the receipt of unconditional regulatory approvals from the competent authorities. Apex is one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially on the transpacific…

HHLA reports strong start into 2021

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) started the 2021 financial year off strongly. Despite the continued influence of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global imbalances in transport flows, HHLA achieved a year-on-year increase of 26.4 percent in its Group operating result (EBIT) to € 46.3…

Hapag-Lloyd with a strong start to the year in first quarter

Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first quarter of 2021 with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of roughly USD 1.9 billion (approximately EUR 1.6 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to roughly USD 1.5 billion (approximately EUR 1.3 billion). The Group…

South Africa: Transnet Port Terminals to deploy new version of container terminal OS

Within a few weeks, state-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) will launch a new version of its container terminal operating system, Navis Sparcs N4. According to CFO Sharla…

Refrigerated logistics: a sector poised to grow?

"With shifting consumer trends and other factors, the cold-chain logistics sector is seemingly set to only showcase growth in the coming years. Data, supported by several studies, as well as the growth in the food and beverage industry – a key player in refrigerated logistics – shows a positive compound…

New vessel services link Ports of Oakland and Seattle with China and Taiwan

As global trade booms, the container shipping industry is introducing another new vessel service at the Port of Oakland. The Port announced yesterday that Taiwan-based Wan Hai…

Ocean Network Express expands its refrigerated container fleet

Ocean Network Express (ONE) continues to expand its currentrefrigerated container (reefer) fleet by adding another 27,500 new units (including 850 units equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology) to meet the growing demand forrefrigerated cargo around the world. This new investment…

APM Terminals agrees divestment of APM Terminals Rotterdam to Hutchinson Ports

APM Terminals (APMT) and Hutchison Ports are pleased to announce that Hutchison Ports Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports, has signed an agreement to acquire the Rotterdam container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam (APMTR) from APMT. APMTR is located adjacent to Hutchison Ports’ existing…

Navigating the transition on ginger growing regions

Ginger supplies are transitioning between growing regions and good-quality ginger is more scarce currently. China: Kian Fattahi with Global Farms Enterprises in Los Angeles, CA says a few months ago, conventional ginger supplies saw a price drop into the low teens because of an oversupply on the market.…

Dirk Veldhuis over new Dutch transport business:

"Grown to 18 trailers in just over a year"

In 2017, Dirk Veldhuis sold his Agri Logistiek shares to HZ Logistics. That was after a long career in the fruit and vegetable transportation sector in the Netherlands. He'd worked at In't Veen-Visbeen, Frisch Logistiek Holland and Agri Logistiek. Dirk's been diagnosed with a terminal disease. That led…

New fruit chartered flight service between Lanzhou, China and Thailand launched

Recently, a chartered plane loaded with 17 tons of mangosteens, durians, rambutans and other tropical fruits from Thailand took off from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in…

Transporting a kilo of products from Spain to Germany already costs 14 cents more than transporting it from the Netherlands

A new road toll would negatively impact the competitiveness of Spanish exporters

Spanish fruit and vegetable exporters have a competitive disadvantage in terms of transport costs when compared to other Community producers because they are at a greater…

USDA

USDA Fruit and Vegetable truck rate report - TUESDAY MAY 4, 2021

Still insufficient truck availability in California

The USDA has presented its Fruit and Vegetable truck rate report from Tuesday May 4th. It seems there are still shortages in California and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Rates quoted represent open (spot) market sales that shippers or receivers pay, depending on basis of sale, per load,…

Providing affordable freight to New Zealand

Pasifika Air wants to reignite pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands

Pasifika Air aims to reignite the pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands by providing affordable freight to New Zealand. Owner Mike Pero has spent the past few days in Rarotonga…

Port of Rotterdam

Successful processing of Suez Armada

‘The Suez Armada is as good as processed. We are proud of how well Rotterdam addressed this, but things remain very busy and challenging at the terminals.’ With this…

Evergreen Marine Corporation back in the black in Q1 2021

The Evergreen Marine Corporation achieved a US$ 567.13 million net profit for Q1 2021, reversing the US$ 24.24 million net loss in Q1 2020. According to preliminary unaudited…

DP World to start development of Banana Port in Democratic Republic of Congo

Dubai-based global provider of end-to-end logistics solutions DP World is set to start the development of the deep sea port at Banana in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.…

Egypt:

Hapag-Lloyd expects grape exports to increase by 10 to 15%

The grape season in Egypt is starting and looks extremely promising. Hapag-Lloyd expects grape exports to increase by 10-15% this year. In contrast to last year, the grape…

Costa Rican exporters demand more scanners at APM Terminals to stop drug trafficking to Europe

So far this year, the country's Narcotics Department (PCD) has intercepted 9 containers with a total of 6,974 kilos of cocaine at APM Terminals. The latest seizure took place…

Hwy haul raises $10 million Series A to reimagine fresh produce supply chain

Hwy Haul, a produce supply chain logistics company started by former Walmart executives, has raised a $10 million Series A round to further its mission to transform the way fresh produce is shipped and delivered. Eileses Capital led the round with BluePointe Ventures as the co-lead. Additional investors…

Plaquemines Port in Louisiana and APM Terminals announce future port collaboration

Plaquemines Port and APM Terminals have announced an agreement to work together to discuss the future design of the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD), including the consideration of APM Terminals as the future terminal operator. The facility is in the early stages of development as a…

New cold storage facility boosts temperature-controlled trade through Port of Savannah

As the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and the third fastest-growing port in the nation, the Port of Savannah has faced infrastructure…

Logistics of Curation Foods outsourced to Castellini Company

Landec Corporation, a diversified health and wellness company with two operating businesses, Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. and Curation Foods, Inc., today announced that it has…

Zespri switches to mostly charter refrigerated container ships

Rather than relying on normal scheduled ships, this year, Zespri has switched to using mostly charter refrigerated container ships in order to get its kiwifruit to major…

South Korea charters 88 flights to Singapore for strawberry exports

South Korea’s agricultural ministry has stated it has operated 88 chartered flights to Singapore since December last year. This is intended to aid local strawberry farmers…

How the freight exchange Dako Log wants to ensure fair conditions on the market

The call for fair cabotage regulations

Cabotage, e-CMR and digitalization have been among the highly controversial topics in the transport and logistics industry for some time now. In the midst of the conflicting interests of transport companies, associations and the shipping industry, the logistics platform of Neckarsulm-based Dako Log wants…

'Geographic location is an asset'

Netherlands co-finance construction of a logistics center in Benguela, Angola

The construction of a logistics center in Angola’s Benguela province will be co-financed by the Netherlands. The European country will provide credit to build this center,…

Malaysia: Ministry wants local fruit exported via airasia farm

Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry hopes to see local fruit such as tarap and bambangan exported not only to West Malaysia but to the world. This is now a…

Rising transport costs led to 15% lower profits for Filipino banana growers

It is reported that banana exporters in the Philippines are struggling due to rising logistics costs and delays in transportation, leading to a fall of the overall profit of at least 15%. Alberto F. Bacani, Chairman of the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) and President and CEO…

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

AirAsia's B2B fresh produce platform to set up warehouse in Sabah state capital

AirAsia's fresh produce e-commerce platform, airasia farm, is intending to set up a 557m2 warehouse in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the second quarter of this year. The…

South African Government News Agency

South Africa: Fuel price comes down in May

The price of petrol is set to come down by nine cents a litre as of Wednesday, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) announced. The price of 95 (ULP and LRP)…

Air New Zealand and Air China alliance extended for another five years

At the China Business Summit in Auckland, Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran announced that Air New Zealand and Air China have extended their strategic…

South Florida Container Terminal ready for gateway growth

South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) is nearing completion of its three-year modernization project to prepare for future growth. The project focused on transforming the…

The CMA CGM Group announces the order of 22 new vessels

The CMA CGM Group signed with CSSC Group an order for 6 LNG-powered containerships with a capacity of 13,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit), 6 LNG-powered containerships with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs and 10 VLSFO-powered containerships with a capacity of 5,500 TEUs.  This order aims at accommodating market…

Ombudsman in talks with Australia Post on shipment of perishables

Small Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson has stated that the first meeting between himself and Australia Post to find a solution to the issue of shipping perishable goods was…

P&O Ferries to launch fifth ship on Dover-Calais

P&O Ferries announced the return of a fifth Ro-Ro ship on its Dover-Calais route in order to take back market leadership on the English Channel. Pride of Burgundy - a 28,000…

Airasia farm & Agriculture Ministry intent on helping Malaysian farmers

Both AirAsia Group Bhd’s business-to-business e-commerce platform ‘airasia farm’, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) are intent on increasing…

DP World launches e-commerce platform to accelerate global trade

Trade enabler DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world. DUBUY.com adds digital trading corridors to the physical corridors DP World has built across the African continent with…

Ports brace for ‘tsunami of freight’

US importers face even more extreme delays ahead as container capacity maxes out

At this point in time, the number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day. That number was about 30 a few months ago. However, this does not mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing, says Nerijus Poskus, vice president…

Financial results Q1 2021

Strong truckload business drives profit growth for C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. First Quarter Key Metrics: Total revenues increased 26.3 percent to $4.8 billion. Gross profits increased 23.7 percent to $697.7 million. Adjusted gross profits(1) increased 23.7 percent to $702.4 million.…

US driver shortage worries agri trucking firms

The current pandemic is driving more and more truck drivers out of their cabs, which is causing haulers and food processors to fear there won't be enough people available to…

At least 1,000 lost this year already

Thousands of containers are falling off ships every year

In recent months, cargo worth tens of millions of dollars has fallen off ships as the industry suffers the sharpest surge in lost containers for seven years. More than 3,000…

COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces 2021 First Quarter Results

Cosco Shipping Ports Limited, the world’s leading ports operator, today announced the first quarter results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the 3 months ended 31 March…

Exporters are restless as Australian grapes find their way into the Chinese market obstructed

The Daily Telegraph reported on the 23rd of April that Australian vineyard owners were uneasy because customs clearances of Australian grapes in Hong Kong have slowed down.…

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S – Trading update for Q1 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

Trading update for Q1 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

Based on preliminary figures A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S reports an unaudited revenue of USD 12.4bn and an underlying EBITDA of USD 4bn and an underlying EBIT of USD 3.1bn for Q1…

Post-Suez box port troubles in Europe not as bad as expected

Although the follow-on effects of last month’s Suez Canal blockage have worsened and prolonged problems of equipment availability, tight capacity, and schedule reliability ‘in…

Emirates SkyCargo supports NZ food export leadership during pandemic

During the pandemic, as global supply chains were disrupted due to the suspension of passenger flights, Emirates SkyCargo provided much needed air cargo connectivity through…

DSV Panalpina acquires Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics business

Two years after the acquisition of Swiss-based Panalpina, the Danish transport and logistics company is once again announcing a large acquisition: Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL). M&A is a well-known part of DSV Panalpina’s long-term strategy and the company has demonstrated its ability many…


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