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Lufthansa offers sun protection for refrigerated freight

Now that the expansion of the Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center in Frankfurt has begun and the Road Feeder Service Cool has been introduced, the cargo airline is pushing forward with its offensive in the refrigerated freight sector. Every customer’s cargo in the passive refrigeration sector worldwide will now be.....

Kenya: Flower Logistics Africa gets second edition

After the launch year, Flower Logistics Africa is back again, with the support of the industry, geared up to charter into new opportunities and challenges in the domain.Organised by Logistics Update Africa, an Africa focused transport and logistics publication from STAT Media Group, the forum, in its second.....

KLM intern knows how

Flowers from Kenya to NL: how do they do it?

KLM flies a lot of flowers from Kenya to Amsterdam, and in order to show that (and other aspects of the company), the airline has put a marketing trainee to work. She will get a look behind the scenes, in the airbus and afterwards at the auction as well.

Kuehne + Nagel expands in perishables logistics

With the acquisition of CFI, Commodity Forwarders, a major airfreight forwarder of perishables products in the USA, and Trillvane, one of the largest perishables specialists in Kenya, Kuehne + Nagel expands its global perishables network by adding more than 150,000 tons of perishables.CFI, 1974 established.....

US (FL): Graduate student’s start-up is in full bloom

Graduate student Daniela Salazar realized there’s an important, obvious issue that flower vendors have not addressed: consumers are paying far too much for a product that costs vendors pennies and dies rather quickly. Salazar is trying to help change that with Eternispring, a flower delivery business she.....

SLIDE: A tailor-made track and trace system for greenhouse builders

Where is my container with aluminium?

Logistic information is key for greenhouse builders. The project needs to go flawlessly; especially the actual delivery on site. The building crew is ready and the plants are scheduled to arrive on fixed days so a tight schedule applies. A standard Track & Trace system is not good enough so Share.....

Royal FloraHolland tests next-day delivery

The first experiment with 'Today for Tomorrow' was conducted successfully at an auction clock. From 8 to 21 June 2017 Royal FloraHolland carefully tested this development in the auction process of the future. It allows buyers to purchase today and receive their products tomorrow before 06:00.The live test.....

Schiphol Cargo wins best airport Europe award

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol won the Best Airport Europe prize at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards.The annual event, organised by Asia Cargo News, honours outstanding leadership across the entire supply chain, recognising innovation, service quality, customer relationship.....

Cargolux adds Quito to its network

Cargolux Airlines has inaugurated scheduled all-cargo services to Quito on 2 July 2017. All four weekly Cargolux flights, that originate in Luxembourg and operate through Curitiba, Viracopos and Mexico respectively, before arrival in Quito, connect Ecuador’s capital to Amsterdam, Luxembourg and beyond. The.....

Cargolux named ‘Best Green Airline’

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. was honored with the ‘Best Green Airline’ award at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards ceremony, held in Singapore on 29 June 2017. The annual awards is organized and hosted by Asia Cargo News, recognize leading service providers including air and.....

Kenya: Flower exports hit by warehouse shortage

Almost two-thirds of companies in Kenya are facing a warehousing shortage as investments in the segment remain low.A report released on Wednesday by Tilisi Developments Ltd, the first mover in Kenya’s emerging Grade-A logistics real estate sector, showed that almost two-thirds of companies in the country are.....

Better technology infrastructure to improve Africa’s perishable export

Tracking the journey of perishable products from farm to fork or from farm to vase is quite a challenging and complicated process. There are high chances of the produce being exposed to temperature excursions which in turn can lead to a number of outcomes far more costly than a damaged reputation. More often.....

"Perishables moved by air demand vertical integration"

Tracking the journey of a perishable commodity from the time it leaves the manufacturer to the time it reaches the end consumer is quite a complicated process. There are high chances of the product being exposed to temperature excursions which in turn can lead to a number of outcomes far more costly than a.....

NL: 65 kilos of cocaine found in plant shipment

Thanks to a Dutch customs sniffer dog, 65 kilos of cocaine were found in a container full of potted plants, the Public Prosecution Service of the Netherlands reports. The dog detected the drugs in the port of Vlissingen, where the container had been unloaded. In a scan in Rotterdam, the packets of cocaine.....