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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol sees record flower volumes

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ended 2016 with a record total flown cargo throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5% on 2015.Europe’s third largest air cargo hub had a strong end to the year, with December figures up 10.4% on the same month in 2015 at 149,000 tonnes. Cargo throughput until November was up 1.8%.....

Cold storage capacity increasing globally, but decreases in Europe

Total capacity of cold stores reached a size of 600 million m3 globally in 2016, an increase of 8.6 per cent compared to 2014. The storage capacity in most European countries, however, decreased during this period.In 2016, China built the most new cold stores; 31 million m3 extra space was added......

Trolley tape shows how to handle orchid trolleys

Keeping orchids healthy during transport is often a difficult task and the quality of the plant often decreases as the plant is not being handled as required. A lack of knowledge of the staff members in the storage facility is an often mentioned reason. So, in order to make clear what quality factors have a.....

Dutch logistics consortium to explore blockchain technology

Companies in the Netherlands are experimenting with blockchain technology through a 16-partner consortium.Led by TKI Dinalog, a Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, the consortium is looking to explore how distributed ledger technology can advance operations to bolster efficiency and effectiveness, and.....

Flower-handling capabilities bloom in the cold chain

The cold chain is made up of equipment, technology and services that enable the transport of temperature-sensitive products with climate-control technologies and safeguards to protect product integrity. Transporting and warehousing fresh flowers, for instance, require specific temperatures to survive the.....

US (FL): Airglades Airport could become major perishables hub

Airglades Airport, established in 1942 to aid in the war effort, could by 2020 or sooner be home to a massive perishable operation that would attract businesses to fly in flowers, seafood, vegetables and other cargo from South America and send items such as auto parts on flights back.If everything goes to.....

India: Madurai airport starts international cargo handling

Madurai airport will become an international terminal in every sense by April 2017, when it will start handling international cargo as the Department of Central Excise and Customs on Thursday issued custodianship for the same to Airports Authority of India.Announcing this, Airport Director V.V. Rao said a.....

Asocolflores updates cold storage facility to R290

Asocolflores, the association representing flower exporters in Colombia, has replaced an R22-based system with R290 in a cold storage facility for flowers, achieving energy savings of 20%.Asocolflores used to cool their cold rooms in the Savanna of Bogota with HCFC R22. Seeking to minimise their.....

Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center to be expanded

Lufthansa Cargo is to significantly expand the Cool Center at its home hub in Frankfurt: “After five years of success, we want more. That is why we intend to further upgrade and significantly expand our Cool Center in the coming year”, said Dr Alexis von Hoensbroech, Lufthansa Cargo Board Member Product.....

Emirates SkyCargo receives top logistics award in Spain

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has received the Logistics Quality Award at the 18th edition of the El Vigía Awards, a prestigious Spanish logistics weekly. The carrier was recognised for its increased activity from main Spanish airports and for the quality of its air cargo management......

NL: Van Duijn takes over Tanke Transport

From January 1, 2017, Van Duijn expands its business through the acquisition of Tanke Transport. According to Van Duij, this fits in the strategy of Van Duijn to further expand and strengthen its network of conditioned (inter) national transport and its refrigerated storage and transfer.With the acquisition.....

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Transporting hydrangeas without small water bags

The current working method for transporting hydrangeas is labour intensive and costly. Small bags of water are attached by hand before the hydrangeas travel for several days. Often, the small bags leaks and the water damages the boxes. Consequently, there is a higher risk of Botrytis and dehydrated.....