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Guyana: Temporary shutdown of airports hits non-traditional agri exports

Guyana’s decision to ban incoming international flights, combined with many reduced passenger flights, has dealt a blow to non-traditional agricultural exports. Guyana closed…

Edmonton airport eyes growing future in perishables

As the region’s population continues to grow, one Canadian city’s airport is working towards its future in continuing to move more perishable exports in the coming years. In the province of Alberta, Canada, Edmonton International Airport (EIA)’s shipments involve a variety of fresh items. “We focus on…

Philip Elliott - Safmarine

“South African citrus growth has exceeded our expectations”

Safmarine, part of A.P. Moller - Maersk, has seen a 44% increase in the citrus cargo they have carried from South Africa this season. They had expected the increase of volumes, but their expectations have been exceeded, says Philip Elliott, reefer sales representative at Safmarine. Being able to respond…

Van Donge & De Roo

"Navigation offers insight into sustainable transport connections"

The Rotterdam freight forwarder Van Donge & de Roo (D&R) is investing heavily in a healthy and safe working environment for employees, optimal service for customers and…

Port of Savannah grows to keep ahead of South American import growth

While it’s long been a port that focuses on moving protein, one major U.S. port is continuing to develop its ability to move more produce as well. The Port of Savannah in Georgia has long relied on frozen protein as its bread and butter when it comes to shipments. “Georgia is the poultry producing…

Colombia

The Port of Santa Marta makes its first shipment of Hass avocado to the US

The Colombian port of Santa Marta has made its first shipment of Hass avocado to the US. The shipment was made up of a 1 FEU container loaded with 1,920 boxes of this fruit…

PML reports business in good health, despite pandemic

PML, the global perishable cargo specialist reports the business has successfully risen to the challenges associated with the current Covid-19 outbreak and to date, unlike…

Navistar invests in autonomous trucking company Navistar

Navistar and TuSimple partner to bring autonomous trucks to market

Navistar International Corporation, a producer of International® brand commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, and…

Charles Gantz – Anlin Shipping

Conventional shipping & Covid-19: should South Africa’s grape & stonefruit sectors take note?

Citrus companies are setting an example with their increased return to conventional shipping this season, in large degree to compensate for the delays and inefficiencies at the Cape Town Container Terminal. "Year to date, we are already loading the sixteenth vessel destined for Europe and Russia, which…

P&O Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters launches new consultancy service to help customers access data-driven logistics solutions

P&O Ferrymasters today announces a major expansion of its pan-European logistics solutions business with the launch of a specialist consultancy service which will help customers to manage complex supply chain challenges.The new consultancy service will make the company’s unrivalled in-house expertise…

First half of 2020: Kuehne+Nagel manages the crisis successfully

In light of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and the global lockdown, the Kuehne+Nagel Group achieved a good result in the second quarter of 2020. Market share gains and the cost savings initiated throughout the Group had a positive impact. Net turnover for the first half-year was CHF 9.8…

Pornchai Soda

Thailand tries two new strategies to get perishables to China

Thailand is bypassing supply-chain roadblocks to deliver its perishables to China, its biggest market in Asia. Traditionally, perishable goods like fruit and vegetables have…

Kateryna Mashkevych

Rise in shipments by Turkish Airlines Cargo Operations

Since the slump in cargo capacity earlier this year, Turkish cargo - an integral part of Turkish Airlines operations - has risen to become a significant cargo mover worldwide.…

Rogermechan

Three quarters of hauliers in danger of losing permits in no-deal Brexit

Fpcfreshtalkdaily.co.uk reports that when Britain leaves the single market and customs union at the end of the year, lorry companies will lose the right to provide road transport services in the EU. Instead, they will automatically enter the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) scheme,…

Johan Bresseleers, North Sea Port

"Vlissingen harbor's fruit and vegetables transhipment peaked”

At the beginning of July, North Sea Port published its 2020 half-year results. The coronavirus outbreak caused a drop in the transshipment of many categories, expect containers. "In that category, we, in fact, saw an increase of about five percent," says the port's spokesman, Johan Bresseleers. "Many of…

How will the GB and EU border work from next year?

The government has made some further announcements to the way in which it will operate its border with the EU at the end of the transition period from 1 January 2021. This…

HHLA and Port of Braunschweig enter strategic partnership

This week, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG and Hafenbetriebsgesellschaft Braunschweig mbH (the Port of Braunschweig's operating company) signed an agreement in Braunschweig’s town hall to begin a strategic partnership. The goal is to promote environmentally friendly inland waterway shipping in hinterland…

China: Port of Nansha rises to meet cold chain demand with mega-warehouse

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic shocks, global demand for warehousing is soaring. This is particularly true for leading-edge facilities meeting vital needs close to major markets. South China’s Port of Nansha, among the world’s five busiest container ports, is rising to meet cold chain logistics…

Marc Vreugdenhil, C. Vreugdenhil International Transport

Ban on sleeping in cabins isn't an issue for Dutch carriers

Last Wednesday, the European Parliament approved some revised rules. These are meant to improve truck drivers' working conditions. This should also put an end to the disruption of road transportation competition. That means, among other things, that drivers may longer spend the compulsory week's rest in…

Row about hampered plum exports to European Union

Bosnian agro producers announced blockage of Croatian border

Suad Selimovic, president of the Association for Agriculture and Food Industry, which operates at the Tuzla Canton Chamber of Commerce, has stated:  “If Croatia does not simplify…

Vietnamese fruit exports via Lao Cai border gate on the up

Exports of fruits via the border gates with China in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai was up in the first half of 2020 despite COVID-19, according to the provincial…

Ross van der Merwe – Orbit Integral

“We’ll have to start getting creative with citrus logistics”

Orbit Integral’s general manager Ross van der Merwe believes that the truck attacks are, for the time being at least, under control. “In the Western Cape, particularly, it was cleared up very quickly. Our biggest frustration is that there haven’t been arrests. Most of the drivers I spoke to are opposed…

Calls for border inspection post in Cork

'This will be the biggest transformation in Irish ports for the next 15 years'

As cargo ships keep getting bigger, Port of Cork CEO Brendan Keating is positioning Cork to become their first Irish port of call. The operations of the Port of Cork Company…

René Baan, APC Handling

"Air freight is on the rise across Europe"

It is currently busier in air freight than it has been in the previous months. René Baan, commercial manager at APC Handling, indicates that they are busy again at the storage and transshipment company specialising in the handling of air freight for vegetables, fruit, flowers and fish. "Across the board,…

Fabio Vignali

Drop in fresh produce transport

FreshPlaza contacted Vignali Trasporti, a leading logistic provider, to talk about the situation after the pandemic. Fabio Vignali, CEO of all companies part of Gruppo Vignali, reports that "we are dealing with the consequences of the restrictions put in place during the quarantine. While transport and distribution trends were…

Reacting to six-month EASA ban on PIA’s flight operations to Europe Rexwholster

Turkey to help export fruits & vegetables to Europe

While Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight operations to Europe remain suspended, Turkish Airline has offered its services to transport Pakistani fruit and vegetable…

Study calls for extension of moratorium on transport height restrictions

Many South African industries, especially the fruit industry, could suffer major financial losses if they're not allowed to transport their goods in high cube containers if…

British Ports Association welcomes new Brexit borders funding commitments

The British Ports Association has welcomed the Government’s announcements on new Brexit borders funding to cover infrastructure, systems and staffing. The £705m includes…

Cold weather seems to be have reduced the intensity of ongoing truck attacks

Thirty-foot swells and gale force winds close most South African harbours

Swells in excess of nine metres at Cape Town Harbour prevented berthing as the third cold front in a quick succession of low pressure systems from Antarctica hit the Cape coast. Currently Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura are windbound with Durban resuming operations. The frontal system has caused…

Turkish grape season to kick off in first week of August

‘Turkish airliner gives fruit exporters the advantage over other countries’

The Turkish grape season is about to get started, and the Turkish seem to have an advantage over their competitors. An airline that basically guarantees them the ability to get their produce shipped overseas. One Turkish exporter is looking forward to the season, as they expect an increase in sales this…

Chiquita's transfer to Guatemala affects more than 160 banana cooperatives in Honduras

Chiquita Brands, the transnational company transferred its logistics activity from Honduras to Guatemala because of the high port charges and fees, the high cost of electric…

RiverOak Strategic Partners

UK government clears Manston to re-open as air freight hub

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has given the necessary government approval for re-opening and developing Manston airport as an air freight facility. The airport is located some 100km east of London and the development consent order for the project was granted on 9 July. Under the proposal, put forward…

Port of Rotterdam to start trial with PIN-free container handling

This week, various parties in Rotterdam will be launching a new pilot project, in which containers are handled and released without a PIN code: a widely used verification method in this transport segment. The project revolves around a new application, Secure Container Release, which replaces the PIN code…

Spain

Extremadura to strengthen controls over the transport of tomatoes by road this campaign

Extremadura's tomato harvesting campaign will start in the last week of July and should last until late September. During that period, about 2 million tons of tomatoes are…

Kingmaphotos

Oman Air announces increase in cargo charters

Oman Air operated 69 chartered cargo-only flights from April to June, including the highest-ever cargo load the airline has carried. The airline said that 27 of the flights…

'MSC cannot secure the discharge of reefers containers at the designated port'

Coronavirus affecting reefer container operations in Yantian port

Due to the effect of the Covid-19, many ports are congested. In particular, there are no more reefer plugs available in Yantian port. As a matter of fact, MSC cannot secure…

Illegal strike causes bottleneck at Durban cold stores and reduces truck availability

Some Limpopo citrus packhouses suspend work until next week due to truck shutdown

A number of citrus packhouses in Limpopo have taken the drastic decision to suspend packing while on some farms harvesting has been stopped until coming Monday. A citrus trader describes the situation at their Limpopo packhouse as "a great game of Tetris" as they try to find space for all the pallets.…

Troy Muyshondt, Dockflow

“Digitization will optimize the logistics sector”

While studying law, Troy Muyshondt became obsessed with the logistics sector, especially sea freight. After completing his studies, he started working as a lawyer in maritime law, but the innovations drew his attention. A new study direction and a thesis on Blockchain in the logistics sector brought him…

Concern at growing Covid impact on Port Elizabeth & Durban

Productivity at all South Africa's port terminals currently well below norm

A number of logistics companies in South Africa have been keeping their trucks off the roads since yesterday to ensure the safety of their drivers during an unofficial strike protesting the employment of foreign nationals while at Port Elizabeth and Durban harbours the number of Covid-19 cases rises. The…

Increase in Argentine pear and apple exports through the port of San Antonio Este

According to a recent report prepared by the North Patagonia Port Terminal (TPPN), regional fruit exports during the first half of the year through the port of San Antonio…

Mangology AG: High demand but limited supply

"Significant increase in Pakistani mango prices due to lack of air freight capacity"

Normally, the supply of Pakistani mangoes in Switzerland is going at full speed from the middle and the end of June. At present, however, considerable trade bottlenecks are being felt due to the lack of air freight capacity. Accordingly, the prices for the Asian delicacies are also being driven up, says…

This online platform ensures improved transparency at the container terminal

Year after year, container ships are breaking records with the number of containers they can carry onboard. But bigger doesn’t always mean faster. The Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) online platform aims to change that. ECT Delta terminal Depending on the container ship’s call size, the number of…

Spain: Port of Valencia to build a new container terminal within next 10 years

The Valencia Port Authority has announced the construction of a new container terminal in the northern expansion by 2030. This is expected to increase the container volume capacity and double the economic activity of the port, said Aurelio Martinez, PAV president. According to Martinez, the North…

Dipankar Bhakta

SpiceJet intends to expand cargo operations

With the increased need for cargo handling infrastructure and cargo delivery caused by COVID-19, SpiceJet has created warehouses and deployed several aircraft. The company is…

Colombia to start exporting mandarins to the US again

Colombia will start to export mandarins to the United States again with the first shipment of this product to Puerto Rico, which will be shipped by the Frutales Las Lajas…

Maersk to acquire KGH Customs Services

A.P. Moller - Maersk announces that it has reached an agreement with Bridgepoint Development Capital to acquire KGH Customs Services (KGH), a Sweden-based specialist in trade…

Gerhard Nel – FarSoft Solutions

Digital systems provide a meaningful way of looking at fruit

The fruit industry has become very complex with the amount of data available from packing and cooling facilities plus increasingly strict export regulations. “You have to be able to give simple answers to complex questions,” says Gerhard Nel, director at FarSoft Solutions. Packhouse data are crucial to…

MSC will stop at the Brazilian port of Pecem to cover the melon export season

According to Alphaliner, MSC will add northbound layovers at the Brazilian port of Pecem to the String 1 services on the USEC-Caribbean-ECSA route and to the String 1 service…

ZIM acquires 500 new Star Cool refrigerated containers with controlled atmosphere

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, Israel's largest cargo shipping company and one of the 20 largest shipping companies in the world, has expanded its fleet of refrigerated…

Farmers welcome airfreight boost for Australia’s fruit and vegetable exports

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) welcomes the Australian Government’s new $240 million commitment for Australia’s airfreight exporters, which will allow the…

DynaMarkets Monitor

Renewed reefer optimism or short-term spike?

At the end of 2019, it appeared as though a storm was brewing for the conventional reefer market; little did the market know that a storm was brewing for the entire shipping industry. While rumours and a limited amount of news stories were circulating in China in regards to the Sars-Cov 2 virus, few…

Joris Bakker, Breadbox

“Potatoes and onions on reefer ships to West Africa; the container shipping companies were none the wiser at first”

Reefer containers are gradually replacing refrigerated vessels in maritime transportation. It seems almost to be law; something everyone just knows. Yet, there’s an exception…

Napier Port welcomes inland port funding

Napier Port welcomes the Government’s announcement of financial support to bring forward the development of a new 12ha inland port south of Napier.  Through its infrastructure funding…

Port of Cape Town receives additional capacity to assist in terminal operations

Transnet has introduced a number of solutions to deal with operational backlogs at the Port of Cape Town, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.  Through its operating divisions…

Goal is to connect Benelux region and Sweden

P&O Ferrymasters and Scan Global Logistics join forces

P&O Ferrymasters announced it is joining forces with Scan Global Logistics to improve the daily service between the Benelux region and Sweden as it further strengthens its pan-European logistics network. The partnership with the leading Nordic-based global freight forwarding provider will improve and…

Port of Cape Town claims to be back to 70% capacity

Shipping companies starting to avoid Port of Cape Town as it's hit by illness & delays

Several large shipping companies are starting to avoid Cape Town due to long delays caused by Covid-19. Business Insider speaks of documents from shipping giants MSC, Ocean Network Express (ONE), and CMA CGM detailing concern over the levels of congestion at the port. These are some of the biggest…

Port of Rotterdam Authority looking further into five innovations

This year brought the fifth edition of the world’s first maritime accelerator programme, PortXL. A range of innovative start-ups and scale-ups from all over the world took part in this 100-day programme, which this year was held online in connection with the Covid pandemic. PortXL’s intensive programme…

CGM Inland Services is to open up three new hubs in Egypt, South Africa and Nigeria

Africa is on the fast-track to economic development. While the continent has not been left unscathed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank believes its economy will not be…

From Genaveh Port

Iran-Kuwait container shipping line launched

A refrigerated container shipping line between Iran and Kuwait started activities, forwarding the first shipment of agricultural food products via this port. The first…

Dutch trucking company's scheduled service to France meets a need

"From one truck to ten in less than four years"

When the anti-corona measures were first announced, John Opstal was concerned. He's from the Dutch trucking company, Gebr. Opstal Transport. "We've not been in business for four years yet. You, therefore, hope you don't encounter stormy weather. Things still continued relatively well in the first week…

Turkey increased fresh fruit exports via air freight during pandemic

Turkish Cargo's reduced prices during the pandemic crisis allowed exporters to increase exports via air freight. In the three month-period (from March to May), Turkey exported 1,753,000 USD (1.55 million Euro) worth of fresh fruits. According to Aegean Exporters’ Association’s figures, from March until…

Mr.siwabud Veerapaisarn

Low demand and capacity withdrawal to persist for container shipping

Analyst Sea-Intelligence experts expect container shipping to see the current low demand levels persisting, consequently leading to high levels of capacity withdrawals. With the IMF recently updating its outlook for the global economy revising a negative 3% recession for 2020 to a deeper minus 4%, demand…

Port of Long Beach saw more “blank sailings” as pandemic hit

As a major port for trans-Pacific trade, the Port of Long Beach (POLB) is playing an increasingly important role in shipping produce. Positioned in Long Beach, CA, the port plays a large role in exporting produce over importing. While the West Coast ports alone account for 81 percent of the export…

The Australian online trading platform giving wholesalers the technological edge

One of Australia's leading fresh produce wholesale management software companies, Zupply has found that using a digital platform during the COVID-19 pandemic has given their clients an advantage in terms of reducing costs while maintaining supply. The system works by connecting wholesale companies with…

ZIM and Maersk Container Industry grow their business collaboration

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has expanded its reefer fleet with an additional 500 Star Cool reefers, this time upgraded with Controlled Atmosphere (CA), supporting ZIM’s growth in new markets for perishable cargo. This is the fourth consecutive order from ZIM for Maersk Container Industry and it…

MEC David Maynier on operational issues at Port of Cape Town David Maynier / Image: Justin Munitz

Urgent intervention needed by Minister Pravin Gordhan to address operational issues at Port of Cape Town

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape. We are very concerned about the operational…

Statement by West Cape minister David Marnier

Urgent intervention needed to address operational issues at Port of Cape Town

The efficient and effective performance of the Port of Cape Town is critical to economic recovery and growth for the Western Cape. "We are very concerned about the operational…

Tom Samworth

Cargolux restarts Nairobi - Johannesburg services

Starting July 7, Luxembourg-based cargo airline Cargolux will restore its services to Nairobi and Johannesburg using its B747-8. The flights will operate twice weekly. This…

“Industry high standards, agility, and resilience made quick adaptions possible.”

‘Ships a-sailin' amidst Covid challenges

During Week 25 of the current pome fruit season, there was a marked increase in apple exports. This in contrast to previous weeks where the impact of Covid-19 played havoc with the logistics and the ports, delaying shipments of pome fruit in especially the Cape Town port. From the beginning of May,…

Joe Sohm

Port of Savannah becomes top US port for containerized agricultural exports

The port of Savannah became the top port in the United States for the export of containerised agricultural goods. In 2019, agriculture accounted for 60% of Savannah’s exports, which translates to more than 843,000TEU. For the fiscal year to date (July 2019-May 2020), total loaded exports have increased…

Johan Geeroms, Euler Hermes Nederland's Risk Director

"Large container ships sailing around with air as cargo"

Many container ships are faring, empty, around the world. Sailing on's cheaper than being docked. That's the largest shipping companies response to the recent loss of goods…

Michalakis Ppalis

UK government still has no plan for post-Brexit truck movements

The UK government still hasn’t set out how trucks moving between Britain and the European Union will be handled after Brexit. This is a planning omission that is causing…

Andrea Willmore

South Africa: Port of Cape Town restores berthing teams after staff shortages

According to a Transnet statement, Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has pushed its operational staff complement of “gangs” working vessels at the port to five. This comes after Covid-19 infection fears significantly eroded the number of personnel required to sustain port efficiency. With an increasing…

OPTIMIZ launches digital platform to reduce claims time

OPTIMIZ announced today that it has launched its multi-sided digital platform which connects cargo owners and their insurers to shipping lines and other carriers. The platform…

DiMuto partners with Pukuna Farms

New partnership brings traceability to Ecuadorian exotic fruits for Asian export market

DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global agri-food businesses, will deploy its trade traceability solutions for Pukuna Farms, an Ecuadorian supplier of exotic fruits. Using DiMuto’s 4T Suite Solutions, Pukuna Farms will tag its pitahayas…

Evgeny Zateychuk

New Zealand: Ports of Auckland seeks deeper shipping channel

Ports of Auckland (POAL) has applied to the Auckland Council for consent to deepen the city’s shipping channel and a hearing on the matter will be held next week. The request follows the forecast of the local authorities for a significant increase in Auckland’s population, with a million more people…

Port 100% operational during coronavirus crisis

Port of Antwerp - Exceptional growth in reefer segment

Despite the difficult conditions following COVID-19, the Port of Antwerp achieved very strong growth in the volume of reefer containers for perishables during the first quarter. The exceptional volumes are the result of the port's growing role in the reefer market and increased demand for healthy food…

Transportation challenges and opportunities discussed at United Fresh LIVE!

The United Fresh LIVE! virtual trade show featured many different types of events, among which were Coffee Talks. These talks were more casual and worked with audience participation to discuss the topic at hand. One of these talks looked at transportation challenges and opportunities in the produce…

MSC is the transporter for first ever shipment of avocado from Colombia to China

The first ever shipment of Hass avocados from Colombia to China is about to arrive in Shanghai, thanks to MSC’s Aztec service. An MSC vessel carrying 28 tons of the fruit set…

Mr.siwabud Veerapaisarn

Bushehr-Kuwait shipping line has been launched

A new shipping line has been launched between Iran's port city of Bushehr and Kuwait. Bushehr lies in a vast plain running along the coastal region on the Persian Gulf coast…

Sensitech announces SensiWatch™

New platform introduced for end-to-end real-time in-transit visibility

To celebrate it's 30th anniversary, Sensitech announced a new end-to-end, real-time in-transit visibility solution – the SensiWatch™ Platform. The SensiWatch Platform, which…

DP World

DP World completes the acquisition of Ukrainian terminal

Dubai-based logistics solutions provider DP World has announced the completion of its acquisition of a 51% stake in TIS Container Terminal in the Port of Yuzhny, Ukraine. The completion of the acquisition follows the satisfaction of specific conditions including confirmation of regulatory approval from…

Steven Hatton

New freight service to link up Liverpool, Spain and Portugal

A new freight service out of the Port of Liverpool will open a direct link between the North West of England and Northern Spain and Portugal. Containerships will offer a…

Mr.siwabud Veerapaisarn

Global container lines reinstate some Asia-US capacity

Global container lines are reinstating some of the capacity they cancelled in the last few months on the Asia-North America West Coast trade lane, although it’s not a sign of a post-pandemic rebound in the US, according to container shipping analyst Sea-Intelligence. In its latest weekly report,…

Paycargo

PayCargo Capital offers credit for fresh produce supply chains

PayCargo Capital, a sister company of the global online payment platform PayCargo, is offering businesses in the fresh produce supply chain credit of $50,000 to $2.5 mln for a…

HT PHOTO

Mango shipments from Bengal’s Malda thwarted by awful state of the NH-34

Goods vehicles carrying mangoes from Malda to other states are being delayed because of huge craters and potholes littering the national highway. A number of vehicles have been damaged. Mango farmers in Bengal’s Malda district, who are among the highest producers of the seasonal fruit in the country,…

Solarisys13

Cargo volumes up 15.9% at Panama ports in January – May

Cargo volumes in Panamanian ports grew by 15.9% during January-May 2020, in spite of the country fighting against the spread of the Coronavirus. According to the Panama…

Chris Troch

Maersk SAECS service to give Cape Town a miss as port congestion builds

Severe port congestion at the Cape Town Container Terminal is forcing container lines serving South Africa to redesign sailing schedules and introduce port congestion surcharges for shippers that continue to use the eastern Cape gateway. Yesterday, CMA CGM announced a $550 per 20 ft and $1,100 per 40 ft…

C.H Robinson to target UK market for extensive growth

One of the world’s largest logistics technology platform providers is targeting the UK for growth in the wake of COVID-19. This became an issue after seeing some 6,000…

South Africa records biggest daily jump in infections this week

Cape Town Container Terminal works hard on backlogs amid Covid-19 & weather challenges

South Africa is in citrus peak season and, to the relief of growers in the interior and in the Eastern Cape, the harbours at Durban and Port Elizabeth are functioning better. Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT), however, has been subject to 72 missed hours due to weather conditions, much of it last week due…

Solarelli Apofruit products are transported to the United Arab Emirates on cargo planes

For the first time in their ten-year history of business exchanges with the Middle East, the top quality brand of Apofruit Italia, called Solarelli, left on cargo planes on Monday 15 June for the Arab Emirates market. This is an absolute novelty because in the past the fruit grown by the Apofruit producers…

Due to persisting port delays

DAL discontinues direct service to Cape Town

Shipping line DAL Agency earlier today announced that it will foreseeably bypass the Port of Cape Town on its north and southbound legs because of continued throughput delays.…

Tonklaphoto

Return of Coronavirus in Beijing threatens to derail recovery of Chinese airlines

More than 1,000 flights in and out of two major airports in Beijing were cancelled on Wednesday as the authorities moved to curb the spread of a possible second wave of deadly…

Report finds supply chain inefficiencies are costing Australian fresh produce industry over $1billion

Australia loses an estimated 18-22 per cent of produce, due to inefficiencies along the supply chain, according to Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ)'s State of the Industry report.   The annual study, commissioned Ernst & Young, found that those losses were equivalent to $1.72 billion.…

Smart plastic containers from Gamma-Wopla find their way into France

"Even delicate products such as tomatoes can always be transported safely"

In the fields and greenhouses in the south of France, smart plastic containers and pallets are being used in the current vegetable harvest to preserve the premium quality of the tomatoes. Under the distribution cooperation "Les Paysans de Rougeline", French farmers have been marketing various types of…

D'Arrigo California

Electronic shipping kiosk implemented to minimize check-in processes

D’Arrigo California has implemented shipping kiosks at their shipping facility in Salinas, CA. This innovative tool, which contains a proprietary software program, was developed to improve efficiencies of the shipping process. D’Arrigo California’s investment in the electronic shipping kiosks and its…

Inna Luzan

Kashmir cherry growers complain of high cargo tariffs

Kashmir fruit growers have complained about the high air cargo tariffs being charged for ferrying cherry to outside markets.  On Tuesday, 11 tons of cherry were airlifted in two…

Port International looks to the future sustainably and climate neutrally despite Corona

"A carbon-neutral future is in our hands - now more than ever!"

"Despite Corona, Port International’s approach to the future remains sustainable and climate neutral. The current situation is complex and, in addition to the well-known corona rules, has presented us all with new challenges such as increased logistics costs and various restrictions, bottlenecks, and…

Igor Zhorov

AirAsia eyes durian flights for those missing the world's most divisive fruit

AirAsia, Asia's biggest budget airline, is considering to transport durians around the region as part of a plan to use its trucks and planes to send food straight from farms…

New container terminal in Walvis Bay Ron Sumners

Namibia port terminal makes for Southern African logistics hub

Namibia’s new container terminal situated in the coastal town of Walvis Bay has placed the country in a more competitive position as it can now accommodate larger vessels,…

John Kamau

Railway is to drastically reduce operating costs and spur growth

Kenya: Relief for Thika companies as cargo trains return

Companies in the town of Thika and the larger Mount Kenya region are relieved following the expected return of cargo trains that halted operations some 10 years ago. This follows the ongoing rehabilitation of the 178 km Thika-Nanyuki railway by the Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC). The rehabilitation is…

Oana Ungureanu

Maersk and COSCO shipping dedicate vessels for East Africa

Maersk Shipping Line and China Ocean Shipping Company have signed a sharing agreement to increase their network in the Eastern Africa region. In the new joint service -dubbed “Mashariki”- the two shipping companies will ensure a dedicated service for both port of Mombasa in Kenya and Tanzania’s Port of…

Dutch peppers exported to the US by ship as alternative during corona

As a result of the corona crisis, hardly any flights are currently operating. Normally, a large portion of freight is transported as lower deck cargo via passenger aircraft.…

COVID-19 brings unexpected benefits to APM Terminals’ global TOS roll-out

APM Terminals is rolling out Navis N4 to all of its terminals globally, with the goal of having one standardised TOS by the end of 2021. “Adopting a standardised TOS globally…

Opposition to South African citrus imports into Georgia ports

Two associations representing Georgia citrus growers expressed strong concerns about a federal proposal to remove restrictions on the ports of entry into which South African…

Ricardo Sanchez, ECLAC

Vertical integration in Latin America in the new era of port concessions

Ricardo Sanchez, the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the International Trade and Integration Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), has been investigating since 2016 the sensitive issue of incomplete contracts of long-term infrastructure such as ports and…

Peru

APM Terminals Callao workers end their protest

The operator of the Port of Callao North Multipurpose Terminal stated that the Single Union of Maritime and Port Workers of the Port of Callao, Sutramporpc, had agreed to end…

Indian subsidy on fruit and veg transportation if prices fall below threshold levels

The Indian federal government will provide 50% subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables if prices fall below threshold levels, government officials have stated.…

Promicrostockraw

UK: Dover seeks inland support to handle surge of Brexit declarations

The port of Dover will need the support of inland customs centres to manage an estimated 200 million additional customs declarations per year when the Brexit transition ends on 31 December 2020. The port is already short of space and so would not be able to handle these declarations by themselves,…

sennder joins forces with Everoad to become “Everoad by sennder”

sennder, European leader in the digitalization of road freight transport, today announces its merger with French freight tech company Everoad. The strategic alliance is the foundation to build Europe’s largest digital road freight forwarding platform to facilitate the relationship between shippers and…

CLdN

Short sea freight operator CLdN introduces direct route Spain - UK - Ireland

Short sea freight operator CLdN has been announced it will be starting the first pure RoRo-service in a triangle trade between Santander (ES), Liverpool (UK) and Dublin (IE). Effective from week 25 2020 onwards, CLdN will operate one sailing per week from Santander to Liverpool, followed by calling…

Mumbai, India

Fraazo partners with local platforms Swiggy, Zomato and Dunzo

In order to service an large upsurge of orders for essentials during the lockdown, Fraazo, a Mumbai-based consumer agri-tech brand is providing doorstep-delivery of farm-fresh…

"We ask that all 680 workers are tested"

Peru: APMTC workers paralyze activities due to coronavirus

The Single Union of Maritime and Port Workers of Puerto del Callao (SUTRAMPORPC) stopped activities at Peru's APM Terminals Callao (APMTC) due to an alleged non-compliance with safety and health measures against the coronavirus. In addition, SUTRAMPORPC requests that all workers be tested for COVID-19.…

Richard van den Dolder

"15 year anniversary for Inverness Transport"

Normally there are five people in the office in Zevenaar, but due to the corona virus they must remain apart, at least at a sufficient distance. Inverness transport celebrated its 15th anniversary on June 1. Founder Richard van den Dolder started as a freight forwarder in the attic space in 2005. The…

Gerold Grotelueschen

India: Andhra Pradesh fruits get direct shipping facility to UK

In a first, fresh fruits were exported directly from Visakhapatnam Port to the United Kingdom through container shipment. Two consignments carrying 19,000 kg of watermelon and 12,000 kg of mangoes produced by farmers from coastal Andhra Pradesh were packed and loaded in containers by a Vizag-based…

Despite Indian lockdown Thanayu Jongwattanasilkul

Tamil Nadu: Steady movement of overseas cargo from Tiruchi airport

The Tiruchi International Airport has been witnessing exports of vegetables and fruits to select foreign countries by non-scheduled overseas flights despite the lockdown.…

Carrier Transicold

Southern California: Carrier Transicold opens large service facility

Carrier Transicold of Southern California has opened a new 42,000-square-foot service facility. The 12-bay facility is the largest of CTSC’s three locations in Southern California and is situated on a 6.5-acre parcel located in Jurupa Valley, near the confluence of I-215 and California highways 60 and…

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New cool stores at Eastland Port a boost for kiwifruit industry

Gisborne's kiwifruit industry was recently given a boost, when Eastland Port handed over the second of two newly refurbished cool store facilities to tenant NZ Fruits. The new…

CMA CGM Group

Solid operating performance and resilient business activity

The Board of Directors of the CMA CGM Group, met under the chairmanship of Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the…

Port of Rotterdam Authority decides to hold RFT for transport service along Container Exchange Route

The Port of Rotterdam Authority will be publishing a request for tenders among sector parties for the provision of a new transport service that enables container terminal…

Daily Star

Special Bangladesh train for a special fruit

The Chapainawabganj District is located in the north-western part of Bangladesh. Every year, mango growers there are hoping for a bumper yield - and potentially a bumper profit - but this time around, the Corona-virus has changed the situation. Mango growers have been suffering due to lack of…

HelloContainer

"Online platform for booking containers makes shipping more sustainable"

Where previously intermediaries were required, exporters can now arrange the entire container transport themselves. From A to Z, within a few clicks and with more sustainable choices. After all, Dutch shipping causes more CO2 emissions than all the cars in our country combined. For this reason,…

US protests create hurdles for some shippers in moving product

Days of protests and civil unrest across several U.S. cities have led to new logistical challenges for produce shippers in moving product. “The first direct business interruption was this past Monday. We had three containers that we couldn’t get out of the Port of Miami,” says Peter Leifermann with…

Tuayai

Delhi Airport has emerged as hub for export of agri goods

After facilitating massive cargo movements, consisting of essential supplies, the Delhi International Airport Ltd-run IGIA has emerged as an hub for agricultural perishables.…

Transnet moves to assure industry that Cape Town Container and Multi-Purpose terminals remain open for business

"Not a normal situation" at Cape Town Harbour as Covid cases rise in the Western Cape

A press release from South Africa’s state-owned port company Transnet today denied reports that the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) was closed and assured clients that the CTCT and the Cape Town Multi-Purpose Terminal were operational, amid serious concerns regarding ongoing operations at the port.…

Vikaabdullina

Vietnam fruit exporters hampered by rising air freight costs

Vietnamese fruit exporters are struggling with the high air freight costs, that have surged due to the limited number of flights amid the pandemic. Global Fresh Fruit Company…

Continued growth for Australia's fresh produce exporters using phytosanitary irradiation

The 2019/20 export season delivered another record result for the Australian fresh produce industry utilising phytosanitary irradiation protocols, according to the nation's treatment provider. Despite the major disruption to airfreight caused by COVID-19, Steritech reported surpassing the 2018/19 record…

Dart Group sells Fowler Welch division for £98 million

Dart Group Plc, a holding company based in Leeds, England, has completed the sale of its distribution and logistics business Fowler Welch to Culina Group for gross cash of £98 mln. This was announced on Monday. The AIM-traded firm described Fowler Welch as one of the UK's leading providers of food…


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