Logistics

How to ship Italian fresh produce all over the world

"Our mission is to transport all kinds of goods by air, fresh produce in particular. To do so, we employ the most innovative logistic systems in the sector," explains Andrea Cossutta, Italian manager of AirNautic, a French-Swiss company with twelve branches in four nations.  Andrea Cosutta "AirNautic boasts…

Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö sign five-year deal

The Ports of Los Angeles and Copenhagen Malmö Port AB have entered into a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on sustainability and environmental issues. Officials from both ports signed the MOU at a ceremony held at the Port of Los Angeles on November 15. The MOU focuses on…

Overall, minimal impact on fresh produce exports from South Africa

South African Airways strike impacts Cape stonefruit exports

Many airfreight service providers for the South African fresh produce industry make very limited use of state-owned South African Airways, preferring direct flights with European, Middle Eastern and other carriers, but for some stonefruit exports from the Cape the current strike is proving an…

Pravin Gordhan to meet the unions on Tuesday

Public Enterprises minister to discuss strikes at South Africa Airways

South Africa’s Public Enterprises minister will meet with the unions striking at its state-owned airline on Tuesday. The meeting is an effort to resolve a strike over wages at…

The situation at the Spanish border seems to be improving

After 48 hours of blockage, traffic at the Spanish border seems to be more fluid again. “For now, trucks are moving, but we don’t know much more than that at the moment,”…

South African Airways affected by strike

Last Friday, South African Airways workers embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier's overhaul plan, forcing the cash-strapped…

MSC takes on Maersk's former head of operations as new CEO

According to Danish media ShippingWatch, shipping firm MSC has poached rival A.P. Moller-Mærsk’s former head of operations Soren Toft to become its new chief executive…

The blockade of the A7 in La Junquera: "The impact has been similar to that of a road accident"

"There has been a total delay of 24 hours"

A production and marketing company from Almeria has had its fresh fruit and vegetable products blocked in La Junquera. "Our trucks had to reach Perpignan and Paris, and have suffered delays of up to 24 hours. Our customers have been understanding, given the situation, and the quality of the products…

Fruit Logistica Day in the Port of Algeciras

The Spanish port of Algeciras controls 75% of import reefers

Representatives of the Bay of Algeciras Port, production companies, the logistics sector, and health authorities analyzed the current challenges presented by the maritime transport sector for perishables and attempted to respond the optimization margin that exists in this field, in the session organized…

NZ: Change in cargo loaders helped speed up container transfer time

T&G Pipfruit exported 750, 40-foot reefers from its Otago coldstore in 2019 and expects the coldstore to process between 900 and 1,000 containers next year. Each reefer weighs between 26 and 32 tonnes but with no docks at the coldstore must be positioned on the ground for loading. During peak season, the…

Maersk sees slight pickup in container traffic next year

Shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has made the statement that expected 2020 growth in global seaborne container traffic to be slightly higher than this year, although an…

Don Marshall - Exporta

"Fruit and vegetable growers moving away from wooden crates to clean, lightweight and durable plastic crates"

Plastic is not exactly in vogue at the moment but it does have its advantages in transportation and storage environments. Don Marshall Head of Ecommerce & Fulfilment at Scottish based company Exporta believes it a much better material for pallets and crates than wood."Fruit and vegetable growers are…

Route between US and Europe

Hapag-Lloyd expands fleet on Atlantic Loop 3 Service

Hapag-Lloyd announces the addition of the 4,248 TEU vessel “Rio Grande Express” to its Atlantic Loop 3 Service (AL3) sailing between the United States and Europe. Upgrading to a 6 vessel rotation will improve the reliability of the AL3 service for its customers and support its strategy of being number one…

Container transport with E-trucks might be feasible in the future

The Port of Rotterdam Authority, together with Transport en Logistiek Nederland (TLN), has commissioned an exploratory study to gain better insight into the feasibility of…

Lima International Airport expansion to be completed in 2024

Project Expansion Director at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, Anton Aramayo, has stated that, after an investment of US$1.5 billion, the airport will become one of Latin America's most modern ones. Aramayo indicated that the new runway, as well as the control tower, will be ready in 2022.…

Freight Line Europe to deliver directly from Belgium and the Netherlands to Lyon-Corbas

To Lyon with no stopover in Rungis

On Monday night, staff from Freight Line Europe (FLE) visited the Lyon-Corbas wholesale market in France. They spoke to the traders there. The men from this Dutch logistics service company enjoyed their visit to the market.  Chris-Hans van der Hout and Henk van Berkel at the Lyon-Corbas wholesale market. Next…

Guatemala to use Dominican ports in US$2.0 billion joint venture

According to Ambassador Rudy Coxaj, the Dominican Republic will be the hub for products from Guatemala bound to Europe. The diplomat said local ports will be used for perishables that go to Europe, in which 100 tons of air cargo and 24 containers of sea cargo will mobilize 18 varieties of fruits and…

Cargo-bikes increasingly successful

Urbico (Urban Bike Couriers) cyclists cover a striking number of km every year, saving over 100 thousand km to trucks. The company also delivers fresh produce and is ideal for city centers and tourist areas where a lower number of trucks is ideal.  "This year, we have a new special solution, purchased in Sweden.…

Argentina: Top fruit shipments via port of San Antonio Este fell by 22%

Statistics released by the Patagonia Norte SA port terminal confirm that regional pear and apple exports through the port of San Antonio Este (SAE), located in the Argentine…

Jack Fleming - Chill-Chain

Solution to keeping freight moving in a no-deal Brexit

UK-based freight technology business Chill-Chain have developed tools to facilitate the management of spot and contract volume, and by aggregating supply, they can lower costs and take lorries off the road. The latter may be an even more pressing point with Brexit, which although delayed again, is still…

Port of Los Angeles: 25% fewer ship calls and12 consecutive months of declining exports

The Port of Los Angeles moved 770,189 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in October, a 19.1% decrease compared to 2018’s record-breaking October. After 10 months of 2019,…

Steve Alaerts, Foodcareplus

“Africa is the Mexico of Europe”

There are old warehouses along Oude Leeuwenrui in Antwerp, Belgium. During the 19th century, bulk goods such as malt, barley, coffee, and grain were stored there. Over time, port activities shifted from these warehouses to container terminals, north of the city. These warehouses have since taken on a different function. Steve…

Maersk to pilot a battery system to improve power production

A containerized 600 kWh marine battery system will be installed in a trial on board the Maersk Cape Town in December 2019 to improve vessel performance and reliability while reducing CO2 emissions.“This trial will provide a greater understanding of energy storage that will support Maersk in moving…

Be Climate officially launched; a climate neutral brand for fruit and vegetables

The 'Be Climate' project was recently launched by Port International at the Fruit Attraction in Madrid. But the truth is that Port has been a climate neutral company since 2017 and has been offering their customers climate neutral products for three years now. With this lead in knowledge and the goal of…

"Sea freight rates rising 20% won't impact fruit trade in China"

A new regulation on sulfur limits, initiated by IMO (the International Maritime Organization) and scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2020, require the emissions of sulfur oxides from all ships worldwide be reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%. The implementation of this regulation will indirectly lead to a…

Vegfor Cooling Technology

New trends in broccoli cooling

Various cooling methods could be used for cooling broccoli. However, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. According to Arvin Lau from Vegfor, choosing the best method for cooling will depend on equipment efficiency, equipment costs and product volumes. In recent years he has seen an ongoing trend - more people…

Expansion of the ‘Rungis Road Express’

Dutch carrier adds new line

Transport company, Gebr. Opstal Transporten has announced its intention to expand its services. This company is based in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands. It will add a new service to its ‘Rungis Road Express’ This will be a regular M.I.N. Corbas-Lyon A to B-based line. This route will start on 1 December 2019. That means Gebr.…

Russia advocates expansion of ports and shipping along Northern Sea Route

The existing contacts between Port of Hamburg Marketing and Russian ports, as well as the Hamburg maritime industry’s second most important trading partner in seaborne freight traffic, provided the occasion for an expert session on the use of the Northern Sea Route – NSR - and development of transit…

New transport corridor to enhance China-Central Asia cooperation

The newly established Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China transport corridor crosses three countries, with a total length of over 950 km. It is functioning efficiently as one of the most important road transportation channels between China and Central Asia. Since its official launch in February 2018, the new…

Conference was on Trans-European Transport Network policy revision

Port of Hamburg marketing contributes to expert meeting and open forum

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) Baltic Sea Commission (BSC) Transport Working Group, together with the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council organised an…

Port Union of Chile workers

Chile: Port workers bring operations to a halt again

As unrest continues in Chile a new wave of walkouts and mobilizations on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Port Union of Chile workers and Union 1 of the Escondida mine joining a march by teachers. More than 6,000 workers employed in 20 terminals in Chile decided to suspend its activities during the third…

The Chilean Port Union announces new stoppages on October 29 and 30

As reported by the spokesperson for the Biobío Port Union, Juan Carlos Quezada, the port workers will again carry out operational stoppages throughout Chile "starting the second shift on Tuesday, October 29 and throughout Wednesday, October 30." The union organization, which groups about 6,000 workers…

MSC could overtake Maersk as the largest global shipping company in TEU capacity

A new MSC order for five ultra-large container ships of 23,000 TEUs to the South Korean Daewoo shipyard, worth 152 million dollars each, could make it the biggest shipping company in the world in 2021, surpassing Maersk, which currently holds that position, according to Alphaliner. According to Soren…

95 trucks with bananas barred from Argentina due to blockades in Bolivia

Tropical banana producers have complained that 95 trucks with bananas can't enter Argentina due to the blockades in Santa Cruz. In addition to having affected the transit of…

Construction begins on Darwin Airport freight hub

Export opportunities for Northern Territory farmers set to take off

Construction of a $15 million freight and cold-storage facility will start this week at the Darwin Airport; meaning that it will be much bigger than previously announced. NT Airports' director of property and operations, Ross Baynes, said the construction fences went up last Thursday and the civil works…

Vigo, possible port of entry in Spain for 40,000 tons of South African fruit

Within the framework of Fruit Attraction, held last week in Madrid, new contacts have been established between Vigo fruit entrepreneurs and the Vigo Port Authority and a…

Hapag-Lloyd

Cherry Express can transport Chilean cherries to China in just 22 days

Hapag-Lloyd launched, as it did last year, its Cherry Express offer to optimize shipments of Chilean cherries to China. The Cherry Express offers a weekly AN1 service on the…

Lack of trucking permits hinders export of Moldovan apples to Russia

The Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova has repeatedly asked Russia for an additional quota of 7 thousand permits for Moldovan road carriers for…

Threats of further industrial unrest

Operations in the ports of Chile start to normalize

After the general strike backed by the Port Union on October 23 and 24, most of Chile's ports and terminals are starting to operate normally. However, this situation could change in the next hours or days, as the social unrest continues, despite the reduction in the extension of curfew schedules…

"Wholesale market in Pingxiang, China, to facilitate trade with ASEAN countries"

The Pingxiang Jiangnan (ASEAN) Agricultural Products Import and Export Trading Market, officially opened its doors in September 2019. In terms of logistics and the circulation of information, the wholesale market has been well fitted for China's “One Belt, One Road” initiative by strengthening…

300 trucks and 600 refrigerated and curtain-side trailers added to fleet

AGRO Merchants Group makes further investments into Its Northern Irish business

AGRO Merchants Group announced further investments into its business in Northern Ireland, primarily focused on transportation. The company will add new trucks and trailers to…

US subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change

McMorris Rodgers: Dams are an eco-friendly form of transportation

On Wednesday, eastern Washington’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers went before the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, and addressed the need to keep…

Maritime exports from Costa Rica to China could be shortened by 16 days

The Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX), the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promoter (PROCOMER), and the logistics company COSCO Shipping Lines are assessing the establishment of a new direct route between the ports of Moin and Shanghai, which could cut the time to ship products to China from 39 days to only…

Christopher Smith - PalletPlast

Unique fruit pallets made from discarded plastic bottles in the Cape

Timber isn’t plentiful in South Africa – but discarded plastic bottles are, and a Cape Town-based firm is making the leap to fruit pallets constructed from recycled PET plastic, employing their proprietary injection mould and Portuguese manufactured tooling. During the recent Cape drought the sheer…

Ghana: New direct port call at Tema added to the Africa Express service

MSC announced the addition of a direct port call at Tema, Ghana, on the Africa Express service. This will not only offer faster transit time and better reliability in the West…

NZ: Napier Port sees higher export volumes due to record export season for apples

Napier Port trade volume data for the year to 30 September 2019 released recently shows trading volumes in line with forecasts released at the time of the launch of its…

To help logistics companies avoid emissions and congestion charges

London Gateway and London Liverpool Street to launch new freight shuttle service

One of the Britain’s busiest railway stations is set to take on a new role as a freight hub as part of a plan to shuttle goods to central London from a container port using old passenger trains. The first service, which is due to start in May between London Gateway and London Liverpool Street, is…

Spain: The gateway for fruits imported from third countries

A total of 563 million tons of goods went through Spanish publicly owned ports in 2018, out of which 11.5 million corresponded to fruits, vegetables and legumes. During the first seven months of 2019, the volume of fresh produce already stood at 7.2 million tons. These figures are possible thanks to the…

Chile's port system joins the country's protests with operational shutdowns

Trade unions have organized stoppages to the operations of the Chilean port system, thus joining the protests that started last weekend. According to the Chilean Port Union, 100% of its associates, equivalent to 90% of the port workers, adhered to the call. North ZoneOperations have been carried out…

'Storm clouds hanging over global economy'

Expanded Panama Canal has its challenges

When the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal begin operations, they will do so amidst numerous challenges. There are certainly storm clouds hanging over the global economy,…

Continued growth in third quarter at container handling port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam handled 112.4 million tonnes of freight during the third quarter of 2019. This means a total of 353.5 million tonnes has been transhipped up to the end…

The losses in agricultural products due to the roadblocks amount to € 5.4 million

Proexport demands measures to protect the transit of trucks through Catalonia

As reported by the Association of Producers-Exporters of Fruit and Vegetables of Murcia (Proexport), the fruit and vegetable sector of the Region of Murcia has asked the Government for urgent measures to protect the free transit of trucks with perishables through Catalonia. The sector is currently…

Delta-LATAM joint venture has strong cargo upside

The joint venture between Delta Airlines and LATAM Airlines proposed last month, has analysts also seeing attractive opportunities to extend cargo reach, make money and…

Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge initiate merger negotiations

The port authorities in Antwerp and Zeebrugge have been given the green light to start negotiations with a view to a possible merger, in stages, between the two Belgian ports.…

Updated outlook for freight rates, volumes, and fuel prices impact earning expectations for Maersk

Based on the financials for the third quarter and the updated outlook for freight rates, volumes and bunker fuel prices for the rest of the year, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S…

Container traffic between the Czech Republic and the Port of Hamburg is developing positively

The Czech Republic is geographically located in the middle of Europe and is one of the fastest growing economic growth markets in the EU. Due to its short distance to the Czech Republic, the Port of Hamburg offers a variety of transport options for the fast and reliable handling of Czech import and…

Capitalizing on latest flexible technology for onboard power generation

MSC presents new reefer rail service for Spain

MSC, a global leader in transportation and logistics, is pleased to announce a successful start to a new dedicated reefer rail service for Spain. It will capitalize on the latest flexible technology for onboard power generation. The first commercial voyage took place on 17 October 2019, between Zaragoza…

Abu Dhabi Terminals celebrates 10 million container-milestone at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) announced it has set a new record by handling more than 10 million containers, representing a milestone achievement for Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT1). The record number was achieved serving the MV MSC Alexandra, a vessel belonging to ADT’s long-term partner and…

"We recommend shipping before Friday the 18th and finding travel alternatives"

Blockades in Catalonia affect 20,000 tons of goods destined for Europe

Numerous main Catalan roads have been blocked since the ruling of the Supreme Court on the pro-independence process in Catalonia was made public last Monday, October 14. According to the national representative organization of small and medium enterprises of Road transport, Fenadismer, these blockades…

More demand from Philippines for Australian fresh fruit

Elodie Journet, Senior Trade Commissioner and Minister Counsellor, Austrade Philippines and Micronesia, spoke with miragenews.com on the opportunities for Australian fresh…

"These new refrigeration containers help reduce our environmental impact"

DFDS Logistics, Ltd. has enhanced its environmental profile by purchasing 50 Carrier Transicold NaturaLINE® units, which are the industry’s only natural refrigerant-based container refrigeration system. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating…

MSC rules out Arctic exploration based on environmental concerns

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has decided not to usethe Arctic as a new short cut between northern Europe and Asia and will instead focus on improving environmental…

USDA report

US truck rates continue to be quite tame

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

“It’s up to logistics to cut expenses”

Cosco vice president: Carrier costs are down

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

Transshipment center Venlo is being used more and more often

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

Logistics operations in Peru expanded

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

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

Agro Businessclub Westland visits Cargoboss - Van Daalen transport

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

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

North Sea Port on course for new annual record

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

SeaLand - A Maersk Company invests in Peruvian secondary ports

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

48 hours strike, starting midnight Monday, October 14

Moroccan road transportation professionals to strike

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

Giovanni Galatà's (Op Orizzonte) remarks

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

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

CargoX and RoadLaunch merge the worlds of public and private blockchains

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

Potato grower launches own logistics company

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

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

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

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

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

Andy Shoemaker joins Californian transportation company

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

Kloosterboer Bayside acquires Fundy Stevedoring

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

CMA CGM announces new Guinea Gulf Express

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

Rotterdam Food Cluster

With trains, consolidation and transparency, congestion can be prevented

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

Magma Aviation, UK-based

New cargo flight will facilitate Rwanda’s agriculture exports

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

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

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

New IMO guidelines for marine shipping

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

Pallet and container pooling service provider innovates to increase sustainability

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

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

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

Rail logistic group TX Logistik

Italian logistic group will link Romania and Germany by second route

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

Port of Rotterdam launches new tracking technology

"With Boxinsider you can almost follow your containers live"

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

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

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

Victoria - Australia

Schreurs & Sons Maxi-CUBE - the perfect package

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

New Zealand logistics move

Northland welcomes proposal to shift Auckland port to Northport

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

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

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

Maersk prepares for Brexit

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

Pakistan International Airlines might give freight subsidy on fruit exports

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

Increased productivity enables new direct Shanghai service at APM Terminals Moín

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

Jean Ruinard, North Sea Port

Plans to expand fruit port in Vlissingen

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

Russia to create green corridor for Israeli agricultural products

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

Trilateral hinterland connection has been implemented

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

Freight Line Europe & CSI-Fresh

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

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

Top 50 US container ports

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

Eimskip announces changes in its container sailing system

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

Jamaica Fruit and Shipping celebrates 100 years anniversary

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

World's largest LNG powered containership launched

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

Costa Rica to China

Chinese shipping company Cosco starts direct service from Moín to Shanghai

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

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

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

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

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

CEO Doug Bannister

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

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

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

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

Road to rail strategy South Africa

Transnet’s export of citrus fruit

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

MSC to expand reefer offerings in Spain

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

MSC

New railway line of refrigerated containers between Valencia and Zaragoza

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exporters Association stops shipments

Airlines increase freight rate to Dubai & Sharjah from Karipur

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

How blockchain can transform logistics

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

Port of Virginia August volumes:

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

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

105 items reduced to 9

Shenzhen Customs pilots "two-step declaration"

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

Concor to launch refrigerated rail transport

Retail modernization in India turns cold-chain business hot

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

French customs to do a Brexit test run

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

Freight ferry boost for the Channel

P&O adds Tilbury-Calais services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Sea Port added to the BCTN network

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

Azerbaijan to open new logistics center in Russia

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

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

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

CN announces separate agreements with Evergreen and COSCO Shipping

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


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