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Van Vliet Flower Group joins Floranti

Van Vliet Flower Group from the Netherlands is the first trade company that shares the news that they will participate in Floranti, via the cooperation for growers and trade companies.Floranti is the company that started recently and builds a totally new e-commerce platform for the horticulture industry. A.....

Turkish Cargo launches flights to Miami

Turkish Cargo will be launching cargo flights to Miami on January 15th, 2018.Turkish Cargo will be connecting Miami to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul return flights.Miami Airport is ranked 10th in the.....

UK: Fowler Welch invests £2m in controlled depot

Fowler Welch has completed a £2m investment programme to develop its major temperature controlled depot in Spalding.The substantial investment includes refurbishment of two stores in the site, the conversion of a derelict brownfield site into an 8,800m² hard standing to park up to 100 trailers, a car park.....

East Africa anticipates benefits from Kenya-US direct flights

Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has achieved the Category One status that will allow for direct flights between Kenya and the US, bringing to an end the long search for express connection between the two countries.Officials from governments in East Africa and aviation companies operating.....

US: New WF&FSA president on uncertainty in air cargo

Air cargo capacity, increasing floral consumption among consumers — and getting more wholesalers, of all sizes, to join the ranks of the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association.These are just some of the items on the to-do list of Marla O’Dell, vice president of sales and marketing of Berwick.....

Ecuador: Flowers duty increases

Flowers from Ecuador cost more to import in 2018 due to the GSP expiration.For those who are not aware GSP or General System of Preferences is how exporting countries like Ecuador, in this case, are able to ship certain flowers into the US duty free. Roses are the exception as they currently are assessed a.....

India: Flower hub airport has problems taking off

The international cargo operations that commenced at the Madurai international airport recently may have brought joy to exporters in southern Tamil Nadu. But the excitement seems to be fading fast thanks to multiple issues. Exporters and traders say the terminal is bogged down by unfriendly environment,.....

Tracking and shipping: Tips to reach your business goals

To achieve a transparent ordering process for your customers, minimizing the risk of misunderstandings when it comes to delivering the products ordered is key! However, there is a clear challenge to keep in mind once your customer’s request is sent to your Warehouse Management team, where without the proper.....

France: New head office and cross-docking facility for DSV

On 18 December, DSV began moving into its new French head office. They expect the transition to be completed during the first quarter of 2018.DSV in France consolidates its Parisian activities in this new Port of Gennevilliers site. By the end of the first quarter of 2018, the location will comprise not only.....

Panalpina expands perishables network into Belgium

International freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina is to acquire the Belgian companies Adelantex and AD Handling, specialized in the handling of perishables imports in Brussels, Liège and Ostend. The move follows similar acquisitions in Germany and the Netherlands earlier this year. This latest.....

India: International cargo terminal takes off at Madurai airport

When 28 thermocol boxes containing various flowers, including ‘Madurai Malli’ (jasmine), passed through the scanner on Friday, it marked a major milestone in the history of Madurai airport.The first consignment of 200 kg of flowers, marked for export to Singapore by a firm, S. Nagarathinam and Sons, through.....

Ethiopia targets US rose market

Ethiopia’s burgeoning flower-growing industry is setting its sights on the U.S. in a bid to break the dominance of Latin American producers in supplying roses and other blooms to the world’s largest economy.State-owned Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is evaluating freighter flights through Miami -- the main.....

Kuehne + Nagel opens logistics control centre in Shanghai

In the presence of key customers, Kuehne + Nagel recently inaugurated its first regional Logistics Control Centre for Integrated Logistics in North Asia Pacific. The new hub will drive synergies to meet the growing demand for end-to-end solutions from a single source.The Logistics Control Centre (LCC) in.....

Eurotec releases Lowpad

New ultra-low AGV for internal transport

The launch of the Lowpad, with its height of only 12 centimetres, is Eurotec’s latest move on the AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle) market. Since the Lowpad is up to 30 centimetres lower than regular AGVs, Eurotec clearly heralds a new era in the transport of goods in warehouses. The Lowpad can be operated.....