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Special  –  Logistics


UK: New Covent Garden Market partners with Zipcar

New Covent Garden Market, London’s fresh food market, has announced a partnership with van and car sharing club Zipcar. Both companies have launched an initiative to make trips to the market easier for those who need a bigger boot or an extra vehicle for a big job. The move is part of the market’s ambitions.....

Kenya Airways cuts half-year loss to Sh3.8bn

Kenya Airways has announced a Sh3.8 billion (36 million USD) net loss for the six months to September, representing a 20.5 per cent improvement from last year's performance on reduced costs.The national carrier, known as KQ by its international code, says its operating costs improved to Sh53.075 billion (510.....

US (FL): Port authority sees increased tonnage thanks to Ecuador trade

A few years ago, Port Manatee was struggling to maintain its economic viability. It was too dependent on too few customers, and some suggested that Manatee County should sell the port.On Tuesday, executive director Carlos Buqueras reported operating revenues of $13 million, up 9 percent in the fiscal year.....

Qatar Airways sets the record straight about its contribution to the U.S. economy

Qatar Airways has released its latest TV commercial and social media campaign, highlighting the airline’s contribution to the US economy and taking its message directly to the American people: “Our success is also America’s shared success.”The campaign, seen by more than 8 million people on social media,.....

Mobile app helps growers and retailers track perishable cargo in real time

Emerson announced at the Amsterdam Produce Show the release of its Oversight Mobile App for GO Real-Time Trackers. Oversight Mobile enables users to manage shipments from start to finish and view data directly from their smartphone in real-time rather than logging into a computer. The app is Android and iOS.....

Ethiopian wins AFRAA Airline of the Year Award

Ethiopian Airlines has won Airline of the Year Award, for the sixth consecutive year in a row, by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) during its 49th Annual General Assembly held on November 13, 2017, in Kigali.The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and.....

Flower Logistics Africa returns with perishables in tow; Nairobi to play host

After the inaugural edition of Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) in Nairobi last year, the event returns to the Kenyan capital city for its second edition on 22 November 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. For the second year running, Kenya Flower Council will be the official partner at this event. Bringing.....

Qatar Airways set for annual loss amid Saudi bockade

Qatar Airways is likely to post an annual loss after a Saudi-led blockade of its home nation forced the airline to cancel some routes and divert others, CEO Akbar Al Baker said.The second-biggest Gulf carrier is working on substituting the 20 or so lost flights for roughly the same number of viable new.....

New airplane adds capacity for Kenya-UK flower transport

Network Airline Management (NAM)—a division of the Network Aviation Group—and Astral Aviation have signed a long-term wet lease with Air Atlanta Icelandic adding a factory-built, nose-loader B747-400F to their existing managed fleet of three MD11Fs. This will enable NAM to develop their presence in Africa,.....

Will sea freight be an alternative to Latin American air freight?

Trade imbalance and capacity issues play a mayor role in Latin American logistics.The flower trade finds it particularly hard to deal with these recent capacity problems. According to Christine Boldt, executive vice president of the Association of Floral Importers of Florida, they consider switching to sea.....

Sefa Gohoho-Boatin:

“There’s no reason to be exploitative”

Winning trust of a community and starting a flower farm in Ghana’s jungle was no easy feat for Sefa Gohoho-Boatin. But by doing so, and overcoming infrastructure challenges, she helped the women of an underprivileged part of the country to become masters of their land – and their pockets. “It’s almost like.....

US: As flower imports increase, Miami remains main entry point

Flower imports to the U.S. have increased by 36 percent in the past 10 years.Miami is the Ellis Island of flowers; over 80 percent of all flowers imported to the U.S. come through its port district. By the time the flowers arrive at their final destination, they have been traveling for days from countries.....

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Qatar Airways touches down for the first time at Sarajevo International Airport

The first Qatar Airways non-stop flight from Doha to Sarajevo touched down at Sarajevo International Airport, where it was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute. The newly-launched service to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina will operate a four times-weekly schedule on Sunday, Tuesday,.....

8 -10 November,

Bercomex demonstrates functioning Furora Rosa and Rosematic at Dümmen Orange

For one year now, Dümmen Orange works with a Bercomex Furora Rosa. Temporarily during the IFTF, Bercomex also installed a Rosematic, to offer visitors the chance to see more rose processing options at the same time.RosematicAccurate grading per stem; that is what the RoseMatic can do for you, and the end.....