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NL: Realisation of CO2 neutral train terminal along highway

Entrepreneurs from horticulture, logistics and transport companies, among others, want to realise a completely CO2 neutral Rail terminal for goods along the highway A12 in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. The location is ideally suited in the horticultural areas which means high volumes and a constant stream of.....

How sealed containers are broken open

The following video shows how thieves break open sealed containers without breaking the seal.

US: New Ball ColorLink EDGE offers fixed freight program

The new Ball ColorLink EDGE membership program offers predictable shipping costs from the best Gold Suppliers from Ball Seed. EDGE will ship plants when and where they're needed, without any shipping cost surprises on your invoice.Here's what's included with Ball ColorLink EDGE membership:EDGE ExtremeNo.....

Turnover FloraHolland first half 2018 almost similar to last year

In the first half of 2018, the turnover at Royal FloraHolland amounted to €2.6 billion, a fraction less than the sum achieved in the first six months of 2017. The average price of flowers was 3.9% higher, of houseplants 0.3% higher and of outdoor plants 2% higher.The higher prices compensated for the effect.....

Veiling Rhein-Maas

How they handle airfreight pallets at the auction

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.....

Kenya: "Sky is the limit for US direct flights"

Kenya’s economy is set to reap big when Nairobi-New York non-stop direct flights commence on October 28 this year.Trade, Transport and Tourism Cabinet secretaries Adan Mohammed, James Macharia and Najib Balala respectively have termed the flights a game changer in terms of trade benefits.The US is Kenya’s.....

Kenya Airways revamps cargo business

Kenya Airways is revamping its profitable cargo business to make itself attractive to e-commerce companies like Amazon and Ikea in an effort to double the unit’s contribution to revenue.The carrier, part-owned by Air France-KLM, is reviewing its network as it plans to add as many as 20 new routes over the.....

Cool Chain Association chairman appeal:

"Air cargo community should create its own supply chain standard"

The air cargo community should drive its own standard for perishables without waiting for other groups and agencies to establish them. This is according to Stavros Evangelakakis, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Chairman and Global Product Manager Healthcare & Perishable, Cargolux.At the “World without Food.....

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo receive DHL Care Award

Swiss WorldCargo and Lufthansa Cargo were awarded with the DHL Care Award, which recognizes both air freight providers for their excellence in the handling and safe shipment of temperature-sensitive life science products.The awards ceremony took place on 28 June in Lake Maggiore, Italy. The DHL Care Awards,.....

"British flowers use 95% less carbon than imported flowers"

Booths is a supporter of Flowers from the Farm and supplies its customers with British flowers, produced by 12 local suppliers across 16 stores throughout the summer season.Currently, British artisan flower growers cover just 10-15% of the UK’s flower market. One of Booths’ suppliers, Petal and Twig are an.....

Iran: New flower export terminal planned

About 200 billion rials ($4.76 million) have been allocated from the National Development Fund of Iran for building and equipping a new flower and plant export terminal, which will soon become operational in Tehran.The announcement was made by the director general of Greenhouses, Medicinal Plants and Edible.....

US (FL): Lakeland Linder Airport eyes cargo expansion

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport is about to embark on a $32-million expansion that is expected to eventually created hundreds of new well-paid jobs.“It has taken us a while to get to this point, but we are finally here and ready to put shovels in the ground,” airport director Gene Conrad told FOX.....

Kuehne + Nagel opens Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Bogotá

At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Bogotá, Colombia, Kuehne + Nagel unveiled its first regional Logistics Control Centre (LCC) for Integrated Logistics in South & Central America. With the new hub, Kuehne + Nagel will further expand its offering of end-to-end solutions from a single source.Following the.....

A look into the world of storing, preparing flower bulbs

There are rules for the proper storage of flower bulbs. Joost Bakker of Van Zanten Flowerbulbs knows this like no other. 16 years ago he arrived at Royal Van Zanten and over the course of time he started to focus on the storage and preparation of flower bulbs. He is now responsible for millions of flower.....