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ABCs of warehouse management after holidays

Floral holidays can be chaotic for everyone. Working long hours and all the extra pressure of delivering that just-in-time promise to customers can cause a difficult aftermath (to say the least) and getting back on track with normal operations can take even more time when unexpected things happen, especially.....

OnlyRoses:

A flower shop dedicated to roses only

A flower shop where you can only buy roses? Yes, OnlyRoses is a brand of a British retailer that has opened its first store in London 9 years ago and has gone from strength to strength opening stores in the Middle East. Earlier this year, they opened the doors of their new shop in Abu Dhabi. Next to London.....

CargoLogicAir: 100+ tons of flowers from Colombia to London

CargoLogicAir flew over 100 tonnes of roses, carnations and other favourites into London Stansted Airport from Bogota, Colombia, in time for UK Mother’s Day, celebrated on March 26 this year.Its Boeing 747-8 freighter and 747-400F aircraft generally handle less romantic cargoes such as a 10,400kg aero engine.....

African truckers stand to gain

Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System launched

Shippers using the Northern corridor, which stretches from the port of Mombasa to the Kenya/Uganda Malaba border, now have an additional reason to smile with the launch of the Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (RECTS).RECTS is a harmonized cargo tracking system that connects Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.....

Towards a seamless Kenya-Netherlands flower chain

KLM, Royal FloraHolland, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are reinforcing the air bridge between Kenya and the Netherlands, joining forces to ensure that the Aalsmeer-Schiphol region remains the world’s top flower-trading centre.The goal of the Holland Flower Alliance (HFA) is to realise a seamless chain that.....

Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center expansions have begun

Lufthansa Cargo has kicked off the development of the Cool Center at the Frankfurt hub. "We’ve gained a great deal of experience in the worldwide transport of sensitive medications. CEIV certification from IATA has recently highlighted this. The excellent collaboration with numerous shippers from the.....

Perishables by air: grounds for congratulation?

The Flower Shippers’ Forum (entitled “Perishables by Air: Grounds for Change?”) organised by Schiphol Cargo, as part of the recent STAT Times Air Cargo Africa conference, ran out of time before it ran out of topics. And the event was so popular that additional seating had to be provided for the unexpectedly.....

"Collaboration essential to air logistics of flowers"

Flowers can’t speak for themselves for being neglected. This is where every stakeholder in the air cargo supply chain, including the shipper, come into the picture to ensure they are treated with tender care throughout the entire cold chain. Stakeholders must focus on collaboration to ensure a smooth and.....

Kenya Airways CEO to stay beyond March exit date

Outgoing Kenya Airways chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze is set to stay in office beyond the initially announced exit date of end of March to allow the national carrier more time to search for a new boss.The airline’s chairman Michael Joseph said the selection committee charged with hiring a new CEO has.....

Air France KLM reports boost in flower shipments

Air France KLM Cargo recorded a boost in flower volumes over the last five weeks on the back of demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day.The Franco Dutch airline handled around 5,000 tonnes of flowers from countries like Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia during the last five weeks.The carrier said.....

"Demand grows radically in run-up to Women’s Day"

Russia: DIXY convenience store chain to offer flowers and plants

As we approach the International Women’s Day, the Russian DIXY convenience store chain is going to offer fresh tulips. Moreover, since mid-February the chain enriched its assortment with 6 articles of flowering potted plants – orchids, violets, kalanchoe, etc. – supplied by a Moscow Region manufacturer,.....

Maersk & IBM collaborate on blockchain

Tracking flower cargo with Bitcoin technology

Moving millions of gigantic metal boxes around the world is hard work—but circumnavigating the associated paperwork can be even harder. So the world’s largest shipping company has been trialing how it can make use of the digital technology behind the world’s most notorious cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, to make it.....