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Automation tools to optimize cold-chain monitoring

Oceasoft, a provider of wireless connected solutions for monitoring and tracking critical physical parameters developed two innovative tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled dataloggers products.The company’s new automation tools, a Loading Bench for fast datalogger.....

Choosing the right form of transport

The use of more sustainable multi-modal transportation options (in particular rail, road and inland waterways) causes an increase in the average duration of the transport chain. For a significant increase in multi-modal transport chains an optimal chain protocol (logistics and technical) is lacking as well.....

Emirates SkyCargo painted rosy picture for Valentine's Day

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, unveiled a unique decal featuring a rose on one of its Boeing 777-F freighter aircraft ahead of Valentine’s day. The decal, installed at the Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre in Dubai, is the first of its kind for Emirates SkyCargo and highlights.....

Flower trade boosts business for IAG Cargo

In the two weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, IAG Cargo reported an 18 percent increase in volumes of flowers moving from Columbia and Ecuador when compared with the same period last year, with carnations and roses dominating the floral shipments from Latin America.While the majority of flowers shipped are.....

Hilverda de Boer

Video: Processing 12 million roses

VIDEO Valentine's Day have been a busy day for everyone in the flower business. It also has been one of the busiest days for Dutch exporter Hilverda de Boer. In the days ahead of Valentine's day, no less than 12 million Dutch, Kenyan and Ethiopian flowers passed the processing area of the company. In this video.....

UPS helps Cupid by delivering millions of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Business is blooming leading up to Valentine's Day. To get flowers, sweets and gifts to consumers and businesses by Feb. 14 it takes a global logistics network helping Cupid. This year, it's estimated that UPS (NYSE:UPS) will deliver more than 89 million flowers - enough to fill 64,767 Boeing cargo aircraft.....

US (MT): Valentine’s flowers brave snow showers

While the ground is covered in slush and drifts of half-melted snow, the demand for fresh-cut flowers is at an annual high.Valentine’s Day brings a boom for flower shops, but the logistics of selling high-quality blooms in the middle of February pose a daunting task for Missoula’s florists. Flowers are flown.....

Kenya: Qatar Cargo awards handling contract to Siginon

Siginon Aviation is appointed as the official ground and ramp handler for Qatar Airways Cargo at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi.The company’s USD 10 million state of the art air cargo terminal at JKIA, Nairobi, commissioned in 2014 has been custom designed to include a 3000 square.....

Intention to buy at supermarket is 40% higher

Condition of plants in supermarkets influences sales of other products

Recent research, done by the Hochschule Geisenheim University in collaboration with Chrysal, shows that the condition of plants in a supermarket influences the buying intention and the potential amount of sales of other products. A total of 400 people were randomly shown either a picture of a display with.....

US (TX): Dallas airport to get new cold store

Cargo and logistics customers will soon have better opportunities to ship perishable items through one of the world's premier international gateways. Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport soon will begin installing a cold chain facility that will be operated by AirLogistix USA. Expected to be.....

Flower logistics from grower to consumer

The flowers in your living room may have crossed thousands of miles before reaching the vase and they smell as fresh as just being harvested. The credit goes to the logistics “cold chain” that is ensuring quick and efficient transportation to preserve the freshness of flowers. The Stat Trade times took an.....

A look behind the scenes: refrigerated transport of Valentine's roses

VIDEO In a new series of three videos Carrier Transicold shows the importance of cooling in order to deliver fresh flowers on Valentine's Day, which is being celebrated on February 14. As part of the European ‘Cool Valentine’s Day Contest’ - where 14 participants will be surprised with a bouquet of roses on.....

Cathay Pacific Cargo relocates to Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt

Cathay Pacific Cargo is relocating its local cargo handling activities in Frankfurt to the Lufthansa Cargo terminal as part of the cooperation agreement between the two airlines.The relocation of Cathay Pacific Cargo's freight handling into the Lufthansa Cargo Center (LCC) in Frankfurt is a core element of.....

DSV open for business in Cambodia

With the acquisition of UTi Worldwide, DSV gained activities in nine new countries – among them Cambodia.As of January 2017, the DSV Phnom Penh office is in full operation, headed by MD Kanyarad Julhiran who is also the managing director of DSV Air & Sea in Thailand.DSV Cambodia is a fully integrated.....