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Air France-KLM and Jet Airways sign enhanced cooperation agreement

On 29 November 2017, Air France-KLM and Jet Airways signed a landmark ‘Enhanced Cooperation Agreement’ for the development of their operations between Europe and India.A first in the history of Indian aviation, this agreement strengthens the partnership built between the three airlines since 2014. This.....

expected flights: 496,600

Schiphol presents 'Usage estimate 2018'

Schiphol is getting busier and busier. This is good, for the economy, and bad, for people and polar bears. It is with this view that policy makers, directors and the Netherlands as a whole look at the future of the airport. In this respect it isn't a surprise that the document 'Usage estimate 2018',.....

Mark Woertman, Denkers BV

Transporting flower bulbs is a specialty in itself

"About 80% of all flower bulbs outside Europe are transported by us", says Mark Woertman of Denkers BV. This company is a major player in fresh transport by sea and especially in flower bulbs. In line with this, they are also specialized in another, but related industry: the transport of machines for in and.....

Emirates SkyCargo signs MoU with Dubai CommerCity

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has signed an MoU with Dubai CommerCity - the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the Middle East and North Africa region located in Dubai. The MoU was signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief.....

Kenya: Slow fresh produce paper work costs airlines millions

Cargo airlines are paying out millions of shillings to customers due to what they term as stringent Kenya Plant Inspectorate Service (Kephis) approvals delaying export of perishable goods.The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport-based airlines say they have been compelled to take responsibility for decline in.....

Kenya eyes China cut flower market

Kenya is banking on her long-standing relations with China to have a four per cent levy on flower exports to the Asian country scrapped.The latest push comes in the wake of the country experiencing logistical headwinds in its quest to penetrate other key markets such as Australia.Currently, Kenya’s biggest.....

at NBO airport in Nairobi

Kenya: Cargolite Open Day posponed to Nov. 30

Due to the swearing-in of President Kenyatta on 28.11.17, and that a public holiday could be declared, the Cargolite Open Day in Nairobi has moved to the 30.11.2017. Cargolite will be inviting growers, forwarders, importers and exporters to the Cargolite Open Day. At the event, in conjunction with Dodhia.....

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.....