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Towards a seamless Kenya-Netherlands flower chain

KLM, Royal FloraHolland, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are reinforcing the air bridge between Kenya and the Netherlands, joining forces to ensure that the Aalsmeer-Schiphol region remains the world’s top flower-trading centre.The goal of the Holland Flower Alliance (HFA) is to realise a seamless chain that.....

Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center expansions have begun

Lufthansa Cargo has kicked off the development of the Cool Center at the Frankfurt hub. "We’ve gained a great deal of experience in the worldwide transport of sensitive medications. CEIV certification from IATA has recently highlighted this. The excellent collaboration with numerous shippers from the.....

Perishables by air: grounds for congratulation?

The Flower Shippers’ Forum (entitled “Perishables by Air: Grounds for Change?”) organised by Schiphol Cargo, as part of the recent STAT Times Air Cargo Africa conference, ran out of time before it ran out of topics. And the event was so popular that additional seating had to be provided for the unexpectedly.....

"Collaboration essential to air logistics of flowers"

Flowers can’t speak for themselves for being neglected. This is where every stakeholder in the air cargo supply chain, including the shipper, come into the picture to ensure they are treated with tender care throughout the entire cold chain. Stakeholders must focus on collaboration to ensure a smooth and.....

Kenya Airways CEO to stay beyond March exit date

Outgoing Kenya Airways chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze is set to stay in office beyond the initially announced exit date of end of March to allow the national carrier more time to search for a new boss.The airline’s chairman Michael Joseph said the selection committee charged with hiring a new CEO has.....

Air France KLM reports boost in flower shipments

Air France KLM Cargo recorded a boost in flower volumes over the last five weeks on the back of demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day.The Franco Dutch airline handled around 5,000 tonnes of flowers from countries like Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia during the last five weeks.The carrier said.....

"Demand grows radically in run-up to Women’s Day"

Russia: DIXY convenience store chain to offer flowers and plants

As we approach the International Women’s Day, the Russian DIXY convenience store chain is going to offer fresh tulips. Moreover, since mid-February the chain enriched its assortment with 6 articles of flowering potted plants – orchids, violets, kalanchoe, etc. – supplied by a Moscow Region manufacturer,.....

Maersk & IBM collaborate on blockchain

Tracking flower cargo with Bitcoin technology

Moving millions of gigantic metal boxes around the world is hard work—but circumnavigating the associated paperwork can be even harder. So the world’s largest shipping company has been trialing how it can make use of the digital technology behind the world’s most notorious cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, to make it.....

Emirates SkyCargo honoured again at Air Cargo Africa

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was named the ‘Highly Acclaimed Global Cargo Airline of the Year’ at the Air Cargo Africa awards held in Johannesburg on 22nd February 2017. The award was accepted by Khalid Al Hinai, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Commercial Africa at the ceremony held at.....

Emirates SkyCargo appoints Ross Barnett as UK Cargo Manager

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the appointment of Ross Barnett as Cargo Manager in the UK.Ross, who will now be based in London, has over 30 years’ experience in the cargo industry. He joined Emirates in 1995, holding a number of positions in the company, most recently.....

Cargolux receives fourth STAT Times Africa award

For the fourth time, Cargolux Airlines was honored with The STAT Times’ International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo in the category International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa at the Air Cargo Africa 2017 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.The award was accepted on behalf of the airline.....

Qatar Airways voted Global Cargo Airline of the Year

Qatar Airways Cargo received the Global Cargo Airline of the Year award at a grand gala held last week at The Barnyard Theatre, Johannesburg, as part of Africa’s biennial air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, Air Cargo Africa, that took place from 21 to 23 February.The cargo carrier was.....

Aiming at smooth ride for flowers & perishables

Flowers & perishables transported by air were discussed at the ‘Air Shippers’ Forum – Flowers & Perishables’ hosted by Saudia Cargo on the first day of the three day event Air Cargo Africa.The forum presented an excellent platform for shippers and other stakeholders involved in the supply chain to.....

Direct flights from Kenya to US

Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport, Reuters reports."Kenya Airways will immediately apply for approval to codeshare with U.S......