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Banana reefer ship strikes seawall while departing Japanese port

A reefer cargo ship departing the southern Japanese port of Hakata near Fukuoka has hit the seawall at the entrance to the port. The bow of the vessel became stuck on the breakwater. The vessel was carrying a cargo of bananas.  The Japanese Coast Guard says that the 10,600 dwt reefer Lady Rosemary departed…

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France: Seafrigo Group continues to grow with a new logistics platform of 60,000 m²

Seafrigo Group specializes in temperature-controlled food logistics. The group continues its development with a new temperature-controlled logistics platform of 60,000m² in the port area of Le Havre, in close proximity to the Seafrigo Logistics Platform flagship. Seafrigo Logistics Platform Le Havre / © Le…

Asian grocery stores hard hit by Port of Vancouver woes

Last week, two trucks carrying $109,000 of ginger from China and dragon fruit from Vietnam left Vancouver for Calgary. The cargo had been held up on the ships for nearly two…

NutryFarm secures new sales order to supply 100 containers of fresh durians from Thailand to China

NutryFarm International Limited has announced that Global Agricapital (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“GAS”), has secured a sales order from Shenzhen Runtai Silk Road Intelligent Retail…

South Africa: Profitable port for The Logistics Group

Investment company Zeder appears to have positioned The Logistics Group (TLG) – the old terminals arm of the fruit marketing giant Capespan – into a valuable logistical and…

US West Coast dockworkers reject contract extension

The union representing some 15,000 dockworkers at the US's largest ports declined an offer by employers to extend existing labor contracts for a year. The Pacific Maritime…

The supply chain crisis gets worse as China imposes a quarantine of up to 7 weeks for Chinese sailors

Operating in China has become a challenge for ships. In its attempts to keep COVID-19 out, China has continued to ban crew changes for foreigners, and recently imposed a…

Covid border closures cause much uncertainty in South African air freight industry

Since the weekend the impact of border closures to Southern African passengers has already had an impact on the fresh cargo sector as outbound planes were full with foreigners hastily leaving OR Tambo International Airport.Air France flights were cancelled on Saturday, dealing a blow to litchi exports to…

The lack of containers and raw materials increases the prices of one of the country's most important production chains

Ecuadorian bananas have been affected by the global logistics crisis

The global logistics crisis has bogged down the banana production chain in Ecuador. The lack of containers due to international congestion in maritime transport has delayed…

French fishermen to block ports and Channel Tunnel over post-Brexit licenses row

French fishermen have blocking access to ports today amid a row over post-Brexit fishing licenses. The blockade began at the port of Saint-Malo in the morning. Further actions…

Hudson Express made inaugural call to Jacksonville Port Authority

Hapag-Lloyd adds JAXPORT to its AL3 service

Hapag-Lloyd’s 7,000TEU Hudson Express has made its inaugural call to the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) as part of the Atlantic Loop 3 (AL3) container service which links Europe and the United States. With this addition, AL3 service is now calling on Antwerp, Hamburg, London, Charleston,…

Backlog in Southern California ports creates setbacks for local agri industry

Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have a backup of cargo ships that extends all the way to San Diego. As this is exacerbated by a shortage of truck drivers and warehouse…

Banana export may resume regular operations

Myanmar and China will experiment with freight operations in the Golden Triangle

The Myanmar customs agency announced that China and Myanmar will experiment with freight transport via the border port at Muse, starting on the 26th of November. The border…

Kenya turns to South Africa to revamp its old railway network

Kenya has turned to South Africa to modernize its old railway network. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited South African state-owned engineering company to revamp and…

Logistics the biggest hurdle for Peruvian grape growers this season

Good volumes on newer grape varieties--so is the outlook for the Peruvian table grape crop, which is just getting underway. For Long Beach, CA-based DLJ Produce, its harvest begins in about a week which puts first arrivals in the U.S. between the week of Dec. 13th and the week of December 20th. “We’re…

GI-tagged Vazhakkulam pineapples sent to Delhi via Using Kisan Rail

Kerala farmers have sent 2.5 tons of pineapple to agri start-up Diem Agro using the opportunities offered by Kisan Rail in moving cargoes. The All Kerala Pineapple Farmers…

To be closer to customers Girteka expands its transportation base in Poland

The largest asset-based transportation company in Europe, Girteka, to open the largest transportation base in company’s history. The new base, located in Poland, will be the second transport base of the company in Poland enabling Girteka to better serve its clients’. To support the new plant with more…

US: Extreme supply chain problems dreaded regarding unvaccinated drivers

A mid-January deadline for the vaccine mandate was announced by the U.S. in mid-October. Last week, Canada announced a Jan. 15 deadline for truckers crossing into this…

Supply chain delays far from over

Digital freight forwarder Shifl is warning businesses that supply chain delays are far from over. Long transit times, berthing delays and dwell time inside U.S. ports have resulted in a total average transit time of 45 days in November 2021, compared to 28 days in May 2021, an increase of 61 percent in…

Maersk Asia Pacific market update (November 2021)

'Global GDP outlook remains strong for 2022'

Container demand growth is likely to moderate compared to 2021 supported by strong demand from the US. The outlook is more uncertain in Europe where we have seen the demand slowing. We continue to see ocean capacity impacted by port congestion and vessel delays with around 12%-15% of global container…

MSC starts overland in-transit cargo service via KAP to GCC

Shippers are starting to benefit from better connectivity and a shorter journey for cargo bound for Saudi Arabia and other GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries via King Abdullah Port, thanks to a new service from MSC. MSC new In-Transit Cargo service carries containers by inland transportation with…

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Governor Cooper announces 'Wilmington Midwest Express'

Today Governor Roy Cooper announced the launch of the Wilmington Midwest Express, the North Carolina Ports Authority’s daily direct rail connection to the Midwest via the…

Wiremind enhances its Skypallet ULD & Flight Optimisation system

Wiremind’s recently expanded air cargo software and data-science team has spent the past months enhancing the company’s trusted capacity steering platform. SkyPallet, which…

CMA CGM achieves massive US$5.6 billion profits

CMA CGM Group has reported an astonishing surge in its profits during the third quarter of the year, reporting US$5.6 billion, while last year the company achieved US$567 million, according to the latest report. The third-largest container carrier in the world has marked additional remarkable gains…

Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announce further postponement

‘Container dwell fee’ on hold until November 29

The Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles have announced a further postponement of the “Container Dwell Fee.” With continued progress moving containers off marine…

Southwestern Taiwan

City of Tainan opens first container distribution centre

The Taiwanese city of Tainan has opened its first container distribution centre as part of its economic development. This project came to fruition some 24 years after its…

Afghan exporters demand subsidized air corridor to Chinese markets

Afghan traders are demanding a subsidized air corridor for exporting goods to the Chinese markets, adding that the air corridor in question would also require a government…

Korea Marine Transport Containers refrigerated container fleet expansion

KMTC adds 900 energy-efficient Carrier Transicold PrimeLINE units

With an order of 900 PrimeLINE® units from Carrier Transicold, Korea Marine Transport Containers (KMTC) is expanding its refrigerated cargo fleet and replacing older units.…

Port congestion easing in Asia, US still battles torrent of imports

There are indications that congestion is easing ahead of the holiday season at Asia’s largest ports. This might be a positive step for key trade gateways in the US, that are…

Palbox presented Ivy, a revolution in the world of crates

Crates that are both functional and visually pleasing

In the Italian region of Trentino Alto Adige, the attention towards the environment is paramount, which is why a company from the province of Bolzano has designed new crates that are both functional and beautiful. They weigh 20% less than conventional crates. Palbox has conceived these crates, called…

Alfonso Bleda, Transportes Hermanos Corredor:

“Land transport will always be essential”

“The biggest challenge for our company is adapting to the increasing costs,” says Alfonso Bleda, Traffic Manager of Transportes Hermanos Corredor from Murcia, Spain that owns a fleet of 135 refrigerated trucks that are equipped with multi-temperature units. The transportation company has a focus on the…

Order of four Airbus A350F to accelerate the development of CMA CGM AIR CARGO

CMA CGM AIR CARGO has ordered four Airbus A350F full freighter aircraft with the best environmental performances of the industry. In a press release, it stated: Equipped with the latest technologies and in particular with optimized fuel consumption, the A350F will be, upon delivery, the cargo aircraft…

Possibility of strike at APM Terminals Algeciras

Unions and social stakeholders are threatening to strike in Algeciras. According to AP Moller Maersk, APM Terminals Algeciras management team is working to reach an agreement…

‘Agro Express’ departs Russian Federation for Uzbekistan

Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov has issued a statement saying the first Agro Express, an accelerated container train service for the swift shipments of…

Jack Fleming - Chill-Chain

"It will be the people who can be transparent and forward thinking who will be least affected"

Chill-Chain connects businesses and shippers with haulers specializing in temperature-controlled transport to facilitate the movement of fresh produce and food. The UK-based…

Minister for Transport, Ricardo de Abreu:

Angolan government to invest over US$445.5 million to build 21 logistics hubs

The Angolan government plans to invest over US$445.5 million to build 21 logistics centres, by 2038. The goal is to minimize the challenges of goods transport, which is still…

China: Shenzhen port container throughput rises by 11 percent in 2021

At Shenzhen port, the container throughput reached 23.788 million TEU in the period January -October this year, a 10.7 percent rise year-on-year. Out of the total volume,…

François Bellivier, Capexo:

“At what price should we continue to import exotic products?”

The season of lychees from the Reunion is about to begin. Capexo will soon receive its first air shipments. “The season looks promising. This year, we will market more than 450 tons of lychees. Capexo represents 60% of the air freight of Reunion Island, including 100% of this share in passenger freight.…

Due to progress in reduction of import boxes on Californian terminals

Postponement of container dwell fee

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to delay consideration of the "container dwell fee", directed at ocean carriers, until 22 November. The decision comes as…

FESCO Transportation Group acquires 9,000 new containers

The Moscow-based FESCO Transportation Group has acquired 9,000 new containers. At the factory in the Chinese city of Dalian, 3,000 forty-foot and 1,000 twenty-foot containers…

Federal Maritime Commission Chairman, Daniel Maffei:

'US trucker pay may need to rise to resolve supply chain troubles'

U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei has stated that a lack of warehouse space and truckers to move products seemed to be at least part of the problem, as…

Intended to ease pressures of HGV driver shortage

Humber Express rail freight service launched

A new intermodal train service directly from the Port of Immingham to iPort Rail in Doncaster has been launched, intent on easing the pressures of the current HGV driver…

Global Shippers Forum warns that congestion will continue after Christmas

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has issued a statement saying that the wave of congestion that is sweeping through global supply chains delaying deliveries of seasonal goods…

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GB Railfreight present new service from Port of Tyne to Yorkshire and Midlands

GB Railfreight has introduced twice-weekly intermodal services from the Port of Tyne to Yorkshire, as well as weekly services from the Port of Tyne to the Midlands. The Port…

Building a platform without ballast

Two experienced freight forwarders sold their business to a young, fast-growing company. They turned out to be able to build a platform that the experienced 'brokers' were unable to. Milestone Group owners Juri Falandt and Co van Es stepped over their own shadows and chose the future of their company.…

Maersk intends to form joint venture with Grindrod in South Africa

In order to enhance its capabilities as a global integrator of logistics in South Africa, A. P. Moller - Maersk now takes the next step to partner with Grindrod Limited to…

Ships calling at Los Angeles and Long Beach told to queue 150 miles offshore

A working group of maritime industry stakeholders - including the Pacific Maritime Association, the Pacific Merchant Marine Transportation Association and the Southern…

Migros

Migros:

Transport sector 2030: 70% less CO2

Thanks to the "M Opex Tower" software -developed jointly with Empa- Migros can now map out its entire flow of goods in real time. This enables the retailer to make its logistics safer, more efficient and more ecological. The tool enables Migros to plan its transport logistics in such a way that it can…

Competition and Markets Authority investigates P&O and DFDS over charter agreement

In May, the two ferry operators entered a deal on the Dover-Calais route, in a bid to shorten freight customers’ waiting times. The agreement was also intended to help improve…

Price of air-freighted cherries is much lower than last year

"Global shipping shortage is slowly easing"

The global shipping shortage began to slightly improve in October. The shipping fees are stabilizing, and just in time for the start of the cherry season. Thomas Wang, spokesperson for Shenzhen Cool Chain Logistics Co., Ltd., recently shared his view on current trends in the global distribution of fruit…

Spanish government willing to negotiate with truckers to avoid Christmas strike

The Spanish government is willing to negotiate with truck drivers, hoping that a three-day strike, called by an industry association in the run-up to Christmas, can be…

Egypt, Red Sea coast

AD Ports Group signs MoU for multipurpose terminal in Safaga Port

AD Ports Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Egyptian Group for Multipurpose Terminals, the commercial arm…

Port congestion will continue to drive freight rates through Q2 2022

The number of container ships anchored off the ports of Shanghai-Ningbo, the largest foreign trade center for China and the world, on Friday, November 5, reached 248, 31 less…

HHLA’s revenue and earnings increase strongly due to temporary effects

The revenue and earnings of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) recorded a strong performance in the first nine months of the year. A temporary spike in storage fees as a…

HMM hits US$1.95 billion record Q3 profit

South Korean shipping company HMM has reported an impressive spike of 9,239.8% in net profit of the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period of 2020. It reached…

Premium rates from China no longer mandatory as space opens up

All-inclusive container shipping rates were in a wide range for shipments from North and Southeast Asia to North America as the urgency of loading time was the main…

State Route 281

Central Washington route upgraded for agricultural truck traffic

State and federal transportation agencies have recently upgraded and reclassified Washington State Route 281 as a heavy truck freight corridor allowing 10 million tons or more of mostly agricultural freight moves per year. The 10-mile, two-lane highway in central Washington was recently upgraded from a…

Refrigerated cargoes expected to continue growth into 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its consequent supply-chain congestion, may have caught up with the refrigerated cargo business—but less so compared to other cargo categories.…

Bangladesh transport strike comes to an end

After four days of a transport strike - over fuel prices going up- imports and exports going through maritime and land ports in Bangladesh came to a grinding halt. Truckers continued the strike for the fourth day, demanding a reversal of the 23 percent increase in diesel prices, although bus and launch…

International Container Terminal Services, Inc

ICTSI reports significant profit jump during 2021

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has reported important increases in its financial results for the nine months of the year, with net income…

Set a new high record for cherries procurement projects of Eastern Airlines in previous CIIEs

China Eastern Airlines signs an order for Chilean cherries worth US$230 million

On November 5, at the 4th China International Import Expo, China Eastern Airlines signed a US$230 million "delicious order" for the purchase of Chilean cherries, setting a new record for China Eastern’s cherries procurement projects in previous CIIEs. From November 8th to January next year, every day…

U.S.M.C.A. Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update

Extreme measures taken by the most congested ports are yielding some results, but progress remains slow due to backlog

The apparent widespread lack of available workers at retail threatens to turn shoppers even more towards online commerce; this at a time when the supply chain can barely…

Government urged to let in ten times more foreign workers

UK vegetables are rotting in fields due to picker and driver shortages

In parts of the UK, vegetables are being left to rot in fields due to a chronic crop picker and driver shortage. Guy Moreton, CEO of MorePeople, which specializes in hiring…

7-8 December 2021:

European Silk Road Summit 2021 in Amsterdam

On 7 & 8 December 2021, RailFreight.com welcomes the rail freight industry in Amsterdam at the 5th-anniversary edition of the European Silk Road Summit. Rail freight along the…

Greek port workers to go on strike

Greek ports will be hit by a 48-hour strike. The Panhellenic Maritime Federation has declared this for all ship categories. It starts at 06:00 on Wednesday, November 10, and…

CMA CGM to acquire one of the largest port terminals in the United States

The CMA CGM Group, a large player in shipping and logistics, has signed an agreement to acquire 90% stake in the Fenix Marine Services (FMS) terminal in Los Angeles, currently…

Fast Case Resolution:

Hapag-Lloyd launches its eighth Quality Promise

“What’s the status of my case?“ Inquiries and issues along the cargo supply chain are part of everyday business. Recognizing the urgency to resolve these cases fast,…

Gene Seroka, executive director Port of Los Angeles:

"Imposing fines for lingering cargo was 'a last resort' but it's starting to help"

According to Gene Seroka, the executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the port's decision to impose fines for lingering cargo containers was "a last resort," but it's…

Remco van der Spruit (Angvik Auto Holland):

"A ferry between the Netherlands and Norway would be great"

Flying or driving via Denmark will soon no longer be the only way to get from the Netherlands to Norway. Starting next year, you can hop on a ferry in Groningen. The first ferry should depart on April 7, 2022. Three sailings a week between Eemshaven in the Netherlands and Kristiansand in the south of…

Sea-Intelligence report

‘Almost all trades impacted by bottlenecks’

Danish research and analysis company Sea-Intelligence has conducted an investigation to examine how bottlenecks in the maritime supply system have impacted vessel delays. The researchers analyzed data from the October 2021 Global Liner Performance (GLP), set a baseline for vessel delays using data from…

Drewry report

'Reefer container freight rates to stay firm in 2022'

According to independent maritime consultancy Drewry, reefer container freight rates are likely to be higher through 2022, outpacing earlier estimates as well as expectations…

Logistics Initiative Hamburg and Port of Hamburg Marketing joined the Scandria®Alliance

The Logistics Initiative Hamburg (LIHH) and Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) used the general assembly of the Scandria®Alliance on 2 November 2021 in Berlin to join. The joint…

More intelligent approach to freight movements could help mitigate UK driver shortage

The Covid-19 pandemic and complications caused by Brexit have resulted in a severe HGV driver shortage, which has major consequences to supply chains into the UK. Supermarkets…

CMA CGM will acquire one of the largest port terminals in the United States

The CMA CGM Group, world leaders in maritime transport and logistics, has signed an agreement to acquire 90% of the Fenix Marine Services (FMS) terminal in Los Angeles, owned…

Logistics association BLV pleads for temporary reduction of fuel tax and capping of prices

Empty supermarket shelves during Christmas 2021?

German Transport & Logistics Association pro e.V. (BLV) is calling for immediate relief measures through a temporary reduction in fuel taxes and the capping of prices. "First…

The Alliance set to drop Savannah port calls

The Alliance, comprising of Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and HMM, has issued a statement saying it will temporarily remove calls at the Port of Savannah…

Western Sydney Airport

Request for information for Integrated Logistics Hub Airfreight Interface Concept

Sydney’s new 24/7 curfew-free Western Sydney ‘Nancy-Bird Walton’ International Airport (WSI) and its dedicated WSI Cargo Precinct is planned to be operational by 2026. The…

Fruit wholesaler T. Meissner relies on environmentally friendly packaging:

"The time is ripe for sustainable packaging, within the wholesale trade as well"

Effective immediately, Kassel-based fruit wholesaler T. Meissner is offering a plastic-free packaging line for fruit and vegetables. The baskets, trays and banding rolls -…

Shipping crisis ripples through goods movement chain

California growers facing export troubles

Higher prices and empty shelves have been one of the hallmarks of the shipping crisis. At this point in time, a historic number of cargo ships wait off the coast of Southern…

DP World signs agreement with Oasis Group for new distribution hub at London Gateway

DP World has announced that OASIS Group has become the latest business to locate at its rapidly expanding port-centric logistics park at London Gateway. Situated on the doorstep of Europe’s largest consumer market and given a further boost by London Gateway being a central pillar of Thames Freeport, the…

Bloomberg

Ships queues increase port delays from Singapore to Piraeus

The world’s biggest shipping hubs are suffering increased levels of congestion as containers pile up at seaports from Singapore to Greece’s Piraeus. Near Singapore on Monday, the backlog was 22% above normal; 53 container ships were anchored off the cargo-transit hub, the highest count since Bloomberg…

Lineage Logistics completes acquisition of Claus Sørensen cold storage division

Lineage Logistics LLC, a global temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has closed the acquisition of the cold storage…

In order to create long-term stability

California, U.S. Department of Transportation announce partnership on supply chain infrastructure program

On the heels of Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order to help tackle supply chain issues, and as part of the ongoing efforts of the Biden-Harris Task Force on Supply Chain…

Valenciaport to invest more than US$277 million in railway improvements

The Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) will invest 240 million Euro in the ports of Valencia and Sagunto to make the switch to rail transport as the way of the future. In the…

Wiseway Group

Australian logistics player secures its spot as air freights’ trusted trucking partner

The shipping crisis is not expected to be over anytime soon, but air and road freight is stubbornly going on, picking up some of the slack. Wiseway Logistics Pty Ltd is one of…

'UK ports are vital for the regions they operate within'

Port operators collectively invest around £500m each year in their communities. This is a substantial contribution to the country’s infrastructure. As a whole, the maritime…

Adrian Dale - Tosca

"NeRa nestable, rackable and stackable heavy-duty plastic pallet can deliver game-changing efficiencies throughout the distribution supply chain"

In August 2020 Tosca, a specialist in reusable packaging and supply chain solutions, acquired Contraload NV, a leader in plastic pallet pooling in the United Kingdom and European Union. The acquisition of Contraload enabled Tosca to service supply chains end to end, from the first mile to the last mile.…

Go First signs MoU with Lulu Group to transport cargo from Kashmir to UAE

On Monday, private airline Go First signed an agreement with the UAE-based Lulu Group to transport cargo from Srinagar to Sharjah. Go First was the first airline to start…

Maersk Saudi Arabia to set up the first Integrated Logistics Park at Jeddah Islamic Port

A. P. Moller - Maersk, global integrator of container logistics, today signed an agreement with Saudi Ports Authority “Mawani” committing to an investment of 136Million USD (510 million Saudi Riyals) over a period of 25 years to set up an Integrated Logistics Park at the Jeddah Islamic Port in Saudi…

Approval for ethylene concentrate expanded into the Netherlands

High banana consumption numbers make Europe attractive market for innovative ethylene system

The banana is the most popular fruit in Europe, resulting in high demand for ripening. In response, Catalytic Generators has expanded the list of countries where its ethylene ripening products are authorized. “We’ve had a presence in the US and UK for over 40 years with US-EPA approval and later on…

ONE reports 891% increase in profit

ONE has achieved an astonishing year-on-year rise of 891% in its first half profit, totalling US$6.76 billion, according to the company's financial results for the second quarter and the first half for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, which started on 1 April 2021 and ends on 31 March 2022. The Singapore-based…

Africa should get ready for the latest generation of container ships

Over the past few years, a new generation of ultra-large container vessels has come online. Container ships like the Madrid Maersk, COSCO Shipping Universe and OOCL Hong Kong…

Port of Tauranga predicts full year earnings increase after strong first quarter

Port of Tauranga officials have stated that, based on strong growth in the first quarter of the 2022 financial year, New Zealand's largest port is expecting full-year earnings…

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National Railways of Zimbabwe teams up with DP World for rail infrastructure development

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has an agreement with DP World for a large investment in rail infrastructure development. DP World is a United Arab Emirates-based…

US: Set procedures make speedy call switches difficult for carriers

Shipping lines trying to switch port calls because of congestion problems have to follow long-established procedures and rules designed to make the system fair for all…

Logistics crisis:

Peruvian public and private sectors decide on actions to minimize impact

In order to mitigate the damage caused by the global logistics crisis due to the limited availability of containers and the increase in freight prices, the Association of…

Indian government waives charges on cargo flights to boost North East agro exports

The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry has announced waiver of landing, parking and route navigation charges for freighters at select Airport Authority of India-operated airports…

Plums may not ship from Chile until January

Stone fruit from South America could be looking at a relatively normal season. However, shipping plums is a different story. The issue traces back to the end of the 2020-2021 season of moving plums from South America--primarily Chile--to the U.S. “The USDA found the European Grapevine Moth and put new…

MSC: Temporary omission of Seattle call on Eagle Service

Due to the increased waiting time for vessel berthing at Seattle, impacting schedule reliability and causing delays to shipments, MSC has decided to temporarily omit the…

Transnet Freight Rail marks a milestone

TFR transported record 3,662 FEU reefer containers to Durban

The South African citrus industry’s ambition to move as much cargo as possible to rail is on track. And although it still has a way to go, Transnet Freight Rail is clearly…

Maersk ready to confront supply chain challenges and propose solutions

Speaking on a panel at the South Atlantic International Trade Conference Maersk North America Regional Managing Director, Narin Phol discussed the nation’s current supply chain challenges and ways forward. The U.S. consumer drives the U.S. economyThe disruptions in manufacturing and ports in the Far East…

New container train service between Hamburg and China:

'Shanghai-Express’ reaches Port of Hamburg

Fully loaded, the first container block train on the new service reached the DUSS terminal in Hamburg on October 25. The new service improves the already fine range of rail offerings between Hamburg and China. Commencing in Hamburg’s partner city Shanghai, the new service took the train via Alashankou in…

MTC Logistics opens cargo hub in Alabama’s ‘Port City’

Yesterday, Baltimore-based MTC Logistics formally opened a large refrigerated cargo facility in Mobile. It is a $61 million project that will add 75 new jobs and has much…

Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China

Chinese ports witnessed significant growth in box volumes - 2021

China ports have registered noteworthy increases in container volumes during the period between January and September. The container throughput of China ports has reached 211 million TEU, representing a significant growth of 9.5% compared to the first nine months of the previous year. During the same…

Ocean Carriers to be charged daily fee for containers that linger on terminals

San Pedro Bay ports announce new measure to clear cargo

In an effort to improve cargo movement amid congestion and record volume, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will begin assessing a surcharge to ocean carriers for import…

Trucking workforce issues top the list of industry concerns

Today, the American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, released its 17th annual Top Industry Issues report,…

Cool Logistics Conference 2021

How to best prolong quality in produce - post-harvest treatments or a better cold chain?

Food waste is a big issue and last week’s Cool Logistics Conference looked in to food waste in the cool chain with a session on how post-harvest operations can reduce waste and minimise environmental impact. Deirdre Holcroft, Consultant, Holcroft Postharvest Consulting said that when we look at food…

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Port authority suggests vessels waiting off Californian coast divert to Florida ports

Florida officials are advising ships, backlogged for weeks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, to make for Florida ports. The stranded cargo carriers are exacerbating a national supply chain crisis ahead of the busiest shopping season of the year; California ports broke three new records…

New Zealand

Tourism reset would hurt agricultural exporters

The Government’s proposal to reduce future international tourism visitor numbers post-COVID to concentrate on higher spending visitors may solve one problem but create others.…

Port Hueneme can be ‘relief valve’ for congestion at Ports of LA and Long Beach

With the national supply chain in crisis, and dozens of ships anchored offshore in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to offload cargo, some ships are choosing to…

Direct freight flights to Hong Kong to boost exports from Tasmania

The Morrison and Gutwein Governments have today welcomed the announcement by Cathay Pacific that it will recommence flights between Hobart to Hong Kong from 29 November.…

Tema Port Expansion Project

Prospective Hub of West Africa rolls out Phase 2

Burgeoning Container Terminal on the West Coast of Africa, Meridian Port Services Ltd (MPS) has successfully completed works on the 4th new Berth of the Tema Port Expansion…

Freight cost increase raises major concerns in South Africa

Increases in freight costs are raising eyebrows in South Africa. In particular, these costs are going to pose a significant problem for the entire fruit industry,  especially grapes,…

ZIM announces acquisitions of seven secondhand vessels during October 2021

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. has announced that during the month of October 2021, it purchased seven second-hand vessels (built between 2007-2009) in a number of…

Ample table grapes incoming for the rest of 2021

Grapes will be in healthy supply for the coming months. California production of grapes continues. “There’s still a fair amount of fruit hanging and the majority is covered in plastic. October-November is a fairly rainy period for the San Joaquin Valley,” says Ira Greenstein of Direct Source Marketing in…

Ralf Settels (Jiahe Germany Ltd) on the current ginger season

"Difficult sea freight situation will not ease by the end of the year"

The difficult sea freight situation, and with it the ship delays and increased freight prices, continue to shape the international fruit trade, and accordingly also the procurement of ginger. "For conventional goods from China, freight costs already account for 50% of the final trade price. Therefore,…

2M Alliance reschedules European services due to congestion problems

2M Alliance has decided to change the rotation of several services in Europe, due to port congestions and supply chain issues. In particular, the alliance, which comprises…

Cargo volume exceeds 903,000 TEUS

Record September at Port of Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles processed 903,865 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in September, the busiest September ever in the Port’s 114-year history.  Year to date, overall cargo…

Port Manatee and Del Monte extend import hub relationship

Port Manatee and Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. have reached an agreement to keep the company’s fruit imports coming into the fast-growing seaport until at least 2026, with options through 2036. “Continuing our decades-long partnership with Del Monte is good for Del Monte, good for Port Manatee and…

Cool Logistics Conference 2021

How has the pandemic changed consumer behaviour and the food supply chain?

On the final day of the 13th edition of the Cool Logistic 2021 conference, Andy Connell and Alfred Chung discussed how the pandemic has changed consumer behaviour and how it has changed technology in the logistical chain. Alfred Cheung, Founder, Green Society Association, Adjunct Professor, City…

Clear sailing for absent vessels to return midst supply chain woes elsewhere

Port of Oakland sees no backlog on docks, calls for cargo

Port of Oakland officials have called on shipping lines to route more cargo here midst supply chain calamities elsewhere. The Port said its marine terminals are…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

DP World launches CARGOES Logistics

DP World, a leading provider of smart supply chain solutions, today announced the launch of its new digital logistics platform, CARGOES Logistics. The platform provides…

Hamburg Süd making changes to WCSA, Caribbean and Central America services

Hamburg Süd will implement changes to its West Coast South America, Caribbean and Central America markets to and from Northern Europe, to be initiated in January 2022. The…

Port Manatee container trade up 53.3 percent in FY2021

Located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” Port Manatee is the closest US deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal. The port’s skyrocketing containerized cargo…

'Improbable that longer US West Coast port hours will reduce congestion'

Shipping and port analysts predict only a slight immediate improvement in container congestion at US ports with longer business hours at ports. The main choke points have been…

Cool Logistic Conference 2021

China: It is estimated that by 2025 the growth in refrigerated transport will be 100%.

The second day of the Cool Logistics conference took place on Wednesday. The session on Cool Ports and Cold stores: Integrated Perishable hubs of the future was moderated by Steve Cameron, Principal, Cameron Maritime Resources. Johannes Nanninga, CEO and Owner, Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV, representing…

Sebastian Dörmann, Frische Logistik Ltd:

"Retailers must be able to count on a sensible logistics company"

Sebastian Dörmann from Frische Logistik Ltd in Bielefeld/Herfeld emphasizes that quick reactions have played a major role recently: "This year in particular, it was extremely important to be able to count on a logistics company that responds sensibly, so that special requests from retailers can be…

Port Sudan: South Quay lockdown end of voyage for all cargo

According to MSC press release, the terminals at Port Sudan have ceased operations creating uncertainty on the berthing prospects of their vessels and causing substantial…


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