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Concerns about Chinese export remain

Over the past two weeks nothing has happened that would indicate an improvement in the export of flower bulbs to the Chinese province of Yunnan. Rumors that the directors of three import companies would be released, could not be confirmed by Anthos chairman Henk Westerhof. This is reported by Bloembollen.....

Cargolux passes ‘Enhanced IOSA’ audit

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced that the airline has passed its sixth IOSA audit with an exceptionally good result. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control.....

DeltaTrak adds data security feature to FlashLink BLE logger

DeltaTrak announces the addition of a new data security feature to the FlashLink BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Wireless Monitoring Solution at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth #3417, October 20-21, 2017, in New Orleans, LA.According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “With the new security feature,.....

November 22-23, Nairobi

Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa attract industry support

The second edition of Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) and the inaugural edition of Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA) conferences are just a month away. Scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of November at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi, the events, organized by Logistics Update Africa, have received support from.....

Kuehne + Nagel reports increased dynamics in volumes and results

In the first nine months of 2017, the Kuehne + Nagel Group’s growth momentum accelerated sequentially in the quarters. All business units recorded significant market share gains. Compared to the previous year’s period, net turnover increased by 10.4 per cent to CHF 13,525 million and gross profit by 4.8 per.....

Airlines carrying Kenyan flower exports forced to divert

Players in the Kenya to Amsterdam flower market have faced stiff challenges following government decisions to rescind fifth freedom rights to some carriers.Several airlines were warned that their ability to fly directly from Nairobi to the Dutch capital would be restricted after what one source suggested may.....

In search of a transportation proof Poinsettia

Poinsettia breeders in Germany and Holland are constantly improving plant quality and durability by looking at ways in which to strengthen these seasonal hybrid plants to better withstand transportation. Transportation is one of the main causes of the poinsettia plant’s failure to thrive.PoinsettiaPoinsettia.....

Panalpina to acquire Interfresh

After the successful acquisition of Kenya-based forwarder Air Connection, Panalpina is now to acquire the Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling. Interfresh specializes in the customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. With the.....

China: Serious problems with bulb import Yunnan

Directors and employees of three major bulb importers from Yunnan province, China, have been arrested by the authorities for non-payment of VAT. That's what Anthos reports based on information from some of their members.What exactly is going on is unclear, except that the Dutch embassy confirms the above......

New Zealand: Flower exporters glad fuel crisis almost over

Flower exporters say it will take some time to recover from the airline fuel shortage, which has lost them business.The pipeline between the Northland refinery and Auckland ruptured 10 days ago, forcing airlines to drastically cut back use, and often prioritise passengers over freight.That made it difficult.....

Cargolux wins Best Freighter Operator Award

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. was named Best Freighter Operator by Freighters World, a quarterly trade magazine issued by the publishers of UK’s Air Cargo News. Cargolux accepted the award from Roger Hailey, Editor of Air Cargo News and Freighters World, during an awards dinner at the 17th Freighter.....

New Zealand: Flower industry grows anxious over fuel crisis

The airline fuel crisis couldn't have come at a more nail-biting time for North Canterbury peony flower grower Andrew Gallagher.He was about to begin harvest for his first overseas shipment via Auckland next week - NZ Refining said it expects to repair the damaged fuel pipeline by next Tuesday.If so, it will.....

November 22, Nairobi

Kenya: New date announced for Flower Logistics Africa

Fresh dates have been announced for Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) and Perishable Logistics Africa (PLA) conferences. While FLA is rescheduled for November 22, PLA will take place on November 23. The changes have been necessitated by requests from several stakeholders on account of the presidential reelection.....

Freighter operators look set to lose slots at Schiphol

Freighter operators at Amsterdam Schiphol are set to lose up to 20% of their slots at the airport next month.It’s a major threat to logistics jobs in the Netherlands, as well as to the country’s position and reputation as an enabler of trade.According to an agreement made in 2008 between all airport.....