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Special  –  Post Harvest


Bart Verduin, Praxas

"Chain-wide approach prevents revenue loss"

On April 5, Praxas gave a presentation for 35 employees of the Quality Assurance, Purchase and Sales departments of flower exporter Hilverda De Boer. The purpose of the meeting was to create a synergy between the various departments regarding the awareness of risks such as ethylene, moisture and temperature.....

Cargolux again voted Best All-Cargo Airline

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. has again received the prestigious ‘Best All-Cargo Airline’ award from British trade magazine Air Cargo News during a ceremony at London’s Lancaster Hotel on 22 April 2017. Cargolux was honored for its continued delivery of first-class services to its worldwide customers......

Handling imported roses at Veiling Rhein-Maas

At Veiling Rhein-Maas, the Import Department ensures that flowers and plants arriving from countries such as Israel, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy and other countries can be auctioned successfully. The Import Department's work includes e.g. unpacking and preparing products, an initial check.....

Emirates 'hopped to it' for Easter

Emirates SkyCargo’s Nabil Sultan openly admits that love is the thing for just about anything air cargo. That would include thinking about it and sharing his thoughts as well.The SkyCargo Divisional Senior Vice President is a guiding force, ramping up capabilities and sales for all manner of perishables that.....

NL: New DAF truck-combination for Transpa Emmen

Transpa Emmen, specialist in flower and plant transport, has recently taken delivery of a new DAF XF truck-combination.Transpa provides flowers and plants with all the care that is needed for high-quality transport of floriculture products. Specialists behind the wheel and in the office handling daily.....

United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo announce joint venture

United Airlines (UAL) and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture agreement for extensive cargo cooperation on routes between the U.S. and Europe. The cargo joint venture partners plan to provide a wide range of benefits to customers by cooperating on the availability of their capacity and aligning.....

Nigeria: Ethiopian Airlines celebrates reopening of Abuja Airport

Ethiopian Airlines has decided to inaugurate the reopening of the Abuja Airport with its latest technology and the Airbus A350-900. The airplane starts the scheduled service on the Addis Ababa Abuja route.Following this move Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked; “As a veteran Pan African.....

Video: Tulip processing at Dutch grower

VIDEO Van der Peet grows tulips and peonies in Berkhout, the Netherlands. At that location, a new processing system, harvest belts, debulbing machine Pro and Quality Buncher Pro '17 installed. In this way, the tulips as well as the peonies are processed optimally with the same configuration. Below you can view the.....

Hamiplant experimenting with e-CMR

NL: Electronic bill of lading will save millions

Dutch flowers and plants go all over the world. The transport is usually arranged with paper bills of lading, but there is a new development: the electronic bill of lading e-CMR.Its usage can save annually, just for the Netherlands alone, EUR 180 million in administrative costs. It was used for the first.....

Large watering trays for Danish trolleys

Desch Plantpak recently introduced large watering trays for Danish Trolleys. Alan green presented the first product to grower Chris Clarke. The trays were fully made in the UK. The tray fits the Danish trolley shelf and base and provides a reservoir for easy watering of plants, when they are positioned on.....

Schiphol Aviation Awards recognize cargo community

KLM Cargo, AirBridge Cargo, and Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) are amongst the nominees of Monday night’s Schiphol Aviation Awards 2016.The awards, which take place each year to recognise the contributions of Royal Schiphol Group’s business partners, were presented during a ceremony at Arendshoeve, Garden of.....

Mandatory batch declaration for exports to US & Canada

Batch declaration for the crops Perennials, Freesia and Nerine is mandatory from 2017 if they are exported to America and Canada.Parcel declaration is no longer sufficientOnly a parcel declaration for USA and/or Canada is no longer accepted by USDA, NVWA and Naktuinbouw. Companies exporting with the.....

Managing crops after harvest in controlled climate conditions:

Avoid damage from excessive changes in temperature and humidity

In order to deliver vegetables, fruit or crop after harvest in good quality to consumers, maintaining controlled conditions for storage, ripening or further processing is needed. Circulating air at varying degrees of heat allows crops to be stored for extended periods of time with minimal deterioration. The.....

Colorful garden plants popular with European consumers

Spring has arrived. Lots of effort is being put into gardens to brighten them up. Which plants are consumers buying for their garden and which colours are popular?The Business & Market Intelligence Department at Royal FloraHolland has monitored the purchasing behaviour of consumers for a whole year. They.....