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- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
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- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
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Top 5 -yesterday
- "It's a niche product that we created ourselves”
- McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture hire national sales manager, and promote three regional sales managers
- UFG's 'Last auction in the large gallery event'
- J. Berry Nursery relaxes Hollywood Hibiscus branded container requirements
- Michiel van Ginkel new CEO Royal Hilverda Group
Top 5 -last week
- HilverdaFlorist delegation visits KF Bioplants in India
- Proven Winners hosts creators roundtable event for plant influencers
- HortEx Vietnam, a gateway to the Vietnamese market
- "Botrytis is thriving in these weather conditions, so being as strict as possible is required"
- Suntory's "Le Tour de Cuttings"
Top 5 -last month
Europe: Flower cargo affected by Calais strike
Difficulties in transport
"Our transport company is working hard to deliver our products on time. The flowers are leaving 3 to 4 hours earlier from Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, and they are using different ways to get the flowers to us. They ship the flowers via the Ferry from the Netherlands to the United Kingdom instead of the train or ferry from Calais in France," says Nick Scruton of Scruton Flowers, a British flower wholesaler.
This causes a lot of stress for the transport companies. A transporter told FloralDaily that "the ferries from the Netherlands to the UK are overloaded and therefore, it is difficult to get tickets for the Dutch Ferry."
Not much of a problem for flower wholesalers
"The majority of our flowers come form the Netherlands, about 65%, and fortunately, we are not affected that badly. Since the start of the strikes, we only missed one or two items per delivery", says Scruton. Also other British wholesalers who import flowers from the Netherlands told FloralDaily that they are not experiencing many problems. "Sometimes our deliveries are a bit delayed," said many wholesalers.
A fortnight of madness recently erupted on the Channel Tunnel, which included the complete closure of Calais, following the strike of MyFerryLink employees over the threat of redundancy, the Express reports. As a series of travel disruption and cancellations quickly unravelled, around 150 migrants tried to take advantage of the situation by attempting to storm the Channel Tunnel in a desperate bid to reach Britain (the Express). The strike chaos has cost Britain's economy £1 billion. Click here to read more about the strike. The strike chaos is causing many problems for importers of all kind of products, click here to read more about the experiences of some fruit and vegetable importers on freshplaza.com.
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- 2022-11-28 India: Cultivation boost: State mulls to set up flower packaging infrastructure
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- 2022-11-21 Labor challenges and inflation in the Canadian horti sector
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- 2022-11-18 Japan: "Outlets that sell flowers/plants together with other items such as clothes/furniture are gaining momentum"
- 2022-11-18 Greenhouse horticulture can learn from Greenpeace: "They have a seat at the table everywhere at the moment."
- 2022-11-18 Cathy Burns calls for immigration reform
- 2022-11-17 "Gardening trends for 2023 are about personalization"
- 2022-11-17 Dutch growers confronted with increasing transport costs for electricity: "Ten thousand euros a year"
- 2022-11-17 MSU previews poinsettias at Poplarville open house
- 2022-11-16 "Chancellor’s Autumn Statement must address UK horticulture business needs"