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New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens footprint in Indonesia through strategic acquisition

Kuehne + Nagel announced the acquisition of the logistics operations of Wira Logistics, an Indonesian logistics company. This strategic acquisition will strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s nationwide warehousing and distribution network in Indonesia.   Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for…

Emerson releases GO Real-Time Secure Tracker

Emerson has announced the release of the GO Real-Time Secure Tracker. This product introduction combines GPS tracking technology with a CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership…

Mexico: DSV opens 20,000 m2 warehouse in Monterrey

DSV's new 20,000 m2 warehouse is located a few miles from Monterrey International Airport and offers a variety of services to international customers. The new facility opened in July 2018 in the Monterrey Technology Park. Only a few miles from Monterrey international airport (MTY) and next to the main highway to Saltillo and to…

Etihad Cargo introduces new freighter network

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, announced a refresh of its global freighter network that will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018.  They will redeploy freighter capacity on core trade lanes that connect its hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and select global markets…

Why are flowers so special?

There’s no limit to what is produced out there, but some products steal the show. Take flowers for example. Flowers decorate our lives, we use them in nearly every special occasion… Who doesn’t love flowers? by Markus Fellmann, Regional Head of Perishables Americas at Panalpina Product 0603 in the International Trade Center TradeMap , or as they…

Kenya: Study on airfreight in the horticulture industry

The Netherlands is a gateway to Europe and the Dutch economy depends on the trade flows of also horticultural produce. However, there are indications that the airfreight situation from Kenya to the Netherlands, with respect to floriculture products, is not optimal. Hortiwise has therefore, with the…

"Innovation, education, collaboration a recipe for overcoming floral transportation issues"

The floral industry, in 2018, has been challenged with the perfect transportation storm that resulted in rate increases and truck shortages due to driver shortages, fuel increases, overall freight tonnage increases and electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement, among other factors. Floral leaders attending PMA Fresh…

Kenya: President Uhuru briefed on direct flights between Doha-Mombasa

President Uhuru held a meeting with a delegation of senior Qatar government officials led by Minister for Transport and Communication Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulati during which the Head of State was informed of plans by Qatar Airways to start direct flights between Doha and Mombasa on 9th December this year.…

Floricultura delivers the first plants with its new ‘book plug’

Starting this week, Floricultura customers will be receiving their Phalaenopsis plants in this plug. In combination with the cultivation system in its entirety, this provides numerous advantages not only to our customers, but also to the plants. Because the plants are sorted halfway through the process…

FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger showcased at WOP Dubai

DeltaTrak will be featuring the new FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger at WOP Dubai, Hall 1, Stand A01, from October 1 - 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in…

Kuehne + Nagel expands regional network in Central Asia and Caucasus

In order to better serve the promising markets in Central Asia and in the Caucasus Kuehne + Nagel further strengthens its logistics network in the region.   Kuehne + Nagel recently opened legal entities and new offices in Baku (Azerbaijan) and in Almaty (Kazakhstan). Thereby, the logistics group is increasingly addressing…

The flower story - longread about flower logistics

The flower industry and logistics firms working in this space are used to volatility, but the rollercoaster that weather conditions created in the first half of 2018 has been hard to stomach. Flower growers in Kenya enjoyed record output in the first two months of the year, only to see production plumb new depths…

Finding air capacity in the Transatlantic lane

If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the…

New safety system for CC-trolleys

There will soon be a safety system in the Netherlands with plastic sleeves that will be recommended to all suppliers who stack Danish trolleys. So this will include suppliers from abroad, for example from Germany, who send supplies to the Netherlands. Specialist journalist Katrin Klawitter asked the…

Custom-made water cars for quick and safe transport of cut flowers

Cut flower companies with multiple production locations often choose to have the sorting and processing take place at one central location. To ensure that logistics flows between locations run as quickly and efficiently as possible, Codema has developed special water cars. Designed according to the grower’s needs The…

Kenya Airways adds additional two flights to Cape Town

Kenya Airways is set to launch two additional direct flights from Cape Town to Nairobi operated starting on the 20th of November this year. The three direct flights between Cape Town and Nairobi were introduced in June this year. The additional two flights will result in five non-stop flights a week…

US: Six airports to remain closed through Friday

Fayetteville, N.C., (FAY), Jacksonville, N.C., (OAJ) , Myrtle Beach, S.C., (MYR), New Bern, N.C., (EWN) and Wilmington, N.C., (ILM) will remain closed for air travel through the end of Friday as Hurricane Florence continues to impact coastal and inland airports. Charleston, S.C., (CHS) will remain closed…

Tackling Brexit uncertainty & supply chain resilience

Shippers and logistics operators all over Europe and globally are spending time and money analysing the possible consequences of Brexit: congestion at ports, impact on transshipment operations, and new barriers to trade. Contingency plans can be made, but each one is very time-consuming to develop, and…

Mooy Logistics to be relaunched

NL: Van Dongen Heerschap and Gartner take over Mooy

The curators of Mooy Logistics have reached an agreement about its relaunch. Mooy Logistics' companies will be sold in two parts. One to VDH and the other to GARTNER KG. The…

Ethiopian to launch cargo flights from Zaragoza to Bogota via Miami

Ethiopian Airlines announces that it is set to commence twice weekly freighter service to Bogota, Colombia as of August 29, 2018. The cargo service will depart from Zaragoza…

Kuehne + Nagel establishes one European region

In order to further increase the growth momentum, Kuehne + Nagel will establish an integrated region Europe as of January 1, 2019. Under the roof of the region Europe with its…

Panalpina warns of air freight peak season

In 2017, Panalpina warned of the impending peak-season capacity crunch, pre-procured extra flights to operate regular charters across the globe, and advised partners and customers to make changes in their preparations and RFQs so that they could meet their transportation needs. They closed the year…

Delta Cargo appoints new operations director

Delta Air Lines Cargo has appointed Rafael Figueroa as Managing Director – Cargo Operations and Customer Experience, a role previously held by Julian Soell. Effective this fall, Rafael will transition from Aeromexico Cargo to Delta Cargo, to lead a team of over 1,600 employees, managing Delta’s worldwide…

India: Perishable cargo terminal planned at Srinagar Airport

In a move that can help boost exports of delicate fresh fruits, cut flowers and exotic vegetables from Kashmir, a proposal for the construction of a perishable cargo terminal at Srinagar Airport is at the final stage of planning. The dedicated cargo terminal for the perishables is a joint effort of the…

Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines Cargo start close cooperation

The marketing of Brussels Airlines’ (SN) cargo capacities by Lufthansa Cargo – as announced in spring – has begun. Appropriate advance bookings for flights with departure from…

Increased flower traffic contributes to American Airlines Cargo record quarter

Driven by nearly 350 million pounds (158 million kilograms) of freight, up from 318 million (144 million kilograms) the same time last year, American Airlines Cargo achieved record-setting growth in the second quarter, while also posting a record month in June. Several key trends contributed to the…

US (FL): Logiztik Alliance Group acquires Miami freight forwarder

Logiztik Alliance Group, a perishable freight forwarder headquartered in Ecuador, has recently finalized the purchase of GG Cargo Services LLC, a Miami based company. The purchase of GG Cargo Service adds an additional 20,000 tons of cargo per year to Logiztik Alliance Group’s regional activities which…

"World's first" natural controlled atmosphere shipping bin solution"

Following years of collaborative research and development, JMT US and Macro Plastics are proud to launch, in the USA, new controlled atmosphere equipment for the preservation of fresh commodities: the JMT CA Bin 730. This new solution combines the expertise of both companies. Macro developed the nesting…

Ethiopian and DHL form cargo logistics joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines signed a new agreement to form a joint venture company – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd. The company will be based in Ethiopia and do business in the entire continent of Africa, enhancing Ethiopia’s logistics infrastructure and connections.…

Ecuador: Kuehne + Nagel acquires Panatlantic Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel has successfully completed the acquisition of the perishables business of Panatlantic Logistics S.A., Ecuador. This acquisition will enable Kuehne + Nagel to strengthen its position in the export market to the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Ingo Goldhammer, Kuehne +…

Peter van der Klift: “Besides air cargo shipments, we can now also unload and inspect containers”

New air cargo location at Schiphol Airport for Milestone Fresh

Shipping agent Milestone Fresh has grown significantly in recent years. “But we became big by staying small,” Peter van der Klift emphasises. “In shipping, people make all the difference. We naturally also work with computers, and most processes have been automated, but we don’t lose sight of our actual…

Lufthansa Cargo and Freightos usher in eBooking digitization for cargo

“Quantum leap in cargo booking”

While ecommerce sales drove a 9% growth in air freight demand in 2017, manual air freight management and sales continued to cost the industry billions annually in changing fees, untapped capacity, and manual labor. This contributes to the average air cargo transit time of six days, while the flight itself is just hours. That’s…


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