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Sri Lanka: Inspection procedures play havoc on perishable shipments

Air Force checks on export shipments introduced during Sri Lanka’s ethnic war, which ended in 2009, are still continuing despite other security measures being removed or reduced, imposing unnecessary difficulties on exporters, according to a study of export competitiveness.Physical inspection procedures at.....

Weekly flights from Nairobi to Yorkshire

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is celebrating winning a new cargo contract, bringing flowers and vegetables to the UK for some of the country’s largest retailers.The airport has secured a deal with Network Airline Management who begin a weekly MD11 service from Nairobi to Yorkshire this week. It will be the.....

Lufthansa Cargo again named best cargo airline in Italy

Lufthansa Cargo has been named the best cargo airline for 2016 in Italy. The Quality Award for Overall Performance was bestowed on the carrier by A.N.A.M.A., the Italian air forwarders association.Marina Marzani, President of A.N.A.M.A., underlined the motivation behind this special recognition of Lufthansa.....

Kenya flower industry addresses sustainability

The Kenya Flower Council held a successful Kenya Flower Industry Sustainability Conference on June 6, 2017 at a Nairobi Hotel attracting many stakeholders local and international from flower growers, service/product providers, Civil Society, Government, Development Agencies and other business service.....

MPs stall Treasury’s plan to bail out Kenya Airways

National carrier Kenya Airways’ quest to have Parliament approve a Sh77.3 billion ($750 million) loan guarantee the Treasury has granted it was Wednesday left hanging in the balance after a House committee failed to agree on its legality.The National Assembly’s Finance, Trade and Planning committee said it.....

Lufthansa Cargo presents award to Panalpina

A win for Panalpina at the 19th Global Partner Council, the annual top-level meeting of the biggest customers and top management of Lufthansa Cargo, the leading freight airline in Europe. The Basel-based logistics pro was honoured with the “Planet Award of Excellence” for the 2016 financial year. Lufthansa.....

Flora@Home

Dutch mail service delivers flowers and plants for webshops

PostNL introduces a new complete solution for webshops to sell fresh flowers and plants online in an easy way. After 'fashion' and 'food' became available via e-commerce, PostNL offers more webshops the opportunity to sell flowers and plants. Consumer orders are sent via the Flora@Home platform directly to.....

Emirates SkyCargo commences freighter service to Luxembourg

Emirates SkyCargo has operated the first of its scheduled weekly freighter service to Luxembourg on 12 June 2017. On arrival at Luxembourg, the freighter was welcomed with a traditional water cannon salute. Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter operation between Luxembourg and Dubai World Central is one of the first.....

Ethiopian inaugurates new Cargo Terminal-II

Ethiopian Airlines announces the inauguration of its state of the art Cargo Terminal-II during the Second ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum which Ethiopian is hosting from 27th to 29th June, 2017.Covering a total area of 150,000 m2 area of land, the new Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as Dry.....

Qatar blockade forces flowers to take detour

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen severed ties with Qatar, which has major consequences for the country's aviation and logistical position.All flights between Qatar and the listed countries have been halted. The only land border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia has also been.....

Qatar Airways launches London Heathrow freighter service

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier’s second airport in London.Qatar Airways Cargo currently operates freighters to London’s Stansted Airport and also transports cargo on passenger flights to and from.....

Monitoring the cold chain in flower transport

‘Temperature must go down!’ claims FlowerWatch. Flowers need to be kept cool during the long transport within Kenya and to the Netherlands to guarantee quality on arrival and a long vase life. To improve the cold chain FlowerWatch monitors freight facilities and advices the supply chain partners. A Dutch.....

Netherlands: New truck for Jarini

This week a new asset was delivered to Jarini Dienstverlening. The company has become the proud owner of a new MAN TGX 26.360 truck with an XLX cabin and a euro 6C engine. An XLX cabin was chosen so that two extra seats could be installed instead of the bed, thus allowing four occupants.For Jarini, the.....

Rwanda: Export hike expected as airlines cut freight charges

Rwanda has recently intensified efforts geared at increasing exports, particularly for the non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits. These efforts have, however, been met with various challenges including high fees of transporting cargo charged by airlines and other logistical.....