Special Logistics

Flower transport down in October

It may not come as a surprise, but the saga told in the past months, continues in October: worldwide air cargo volumes dropped 5.0% compared with the same month in 2018. Yield (in USD) decreased with 11%, and revenues from air cargo (in USD) were 16% lower. Of all origin regions, Latin America was hit hardest with a YoY volume…

China: Dutch tulips bloom in the hometown of Chinese peony

At the beginning of winter, the temperature in the flower houses of Triflor Farm in the Netherlands is as warm as spring, and the tulip flowers are verdant and budding. Before dawn, workers get up early to harvest ripe tulips and rush to a flower auction at 7 am to get a good price. Recently, it is just…

Bengaluru’s CoolPort helps airlift 41 t of marigold to Dubai

Over 41 tonnes of marigold flowers were exported from the Bengaluru international airport last Friday to create the world’s largest flower carpet at an event in Dubai. The Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport) on November 22 handled 41,444 kgs of marigold flowers to Dubai. The fresh…

UK needs vital trade routes across the Channel, post-Brexit

Are there alternatives to Dover?

With less than three months to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, attention is focused on how to keep vital trade routes across the English Channel flowing as smoothly as possible. “I am…

DSV Panalpina makes voluntary offer of social plan to Basel head office employees

DSV Panalpina has decided to offer a voluntary and unilateral social plan to all Panalpina head office employees in Basel affected by the announced redundancies to take place in Q4-2019 and H1-2020. While both intent and hope were to arrive at a mutually agreed social plan within the announced timeline,…

Cargolux enhances Jakarta service

Cargolux Airlines launched a second weekly frequency from Luxembourg to Jakarta (CGK) as of November 14th. This additional connection, CV7324, departed Luxembourg at 11:55 (local time) on Thursday and arrived in the Indonesian capital at 07:15 (local time) on Friday. This additional flight complements the…

Kuehne + Nagel acquires Rotra in the Netherlands and Belgium to expand its overland network

Kuehne + Nagel announces the acquisition of the overland and logistics activities of Rotra, a company headquartered in the Netherlands with approximately 800 employees and a yearly net revenue of above EUR 100 million. Following the recent takeover of the Jöbstl Group in Austria, this acquisition is…

Dutch shippers, logistics firms prepare for Brexit disruption

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union created a ripple effect in other countries long before leaders reached a tentative deal on its withdrawal from the political and economic union of 28 member states. “We can prepare, but there is still so much [that is] not sure,” said Eline van…

U.S. officials from around the world come to Hueneme to talk commerce

International liaisons, logistic technology experts, local exporters, and trade officials convened in a think-tank style consortium at the Port of Hueneme. Focusing on how to grow businesses through utilizing technological advances in eCommerce and blockchain in new and emerging markets, participants…

New report provides logistics insights

How do trade barriers affect logistics? How is artificial intelligence going to help the transport and logistics industry? And what can robots do in warehouses? Find the answers in DSV’s first Forward Logistics report - a collection of insights for anyone interested in logistics provided by some of DSV's…

US (AK): Anchorage Airport expands cargo facilities

People in this industry tend to associate Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport with freighters and kerosene, rather than with flowers. But the airport authority is planning to change this perception, getting ready to plant peonies for export. As these flowers are popular for weddings, there is…

Royal FloraHolland:

Ten new product groups have started with Fc588

On 11 November 2019, Royal FloraHolland took a further step in the roll-out of the Fc588 flower bucket. The Fc588 is now also available for suppliers of Alchemilla, Antirrhinum, Brassica, Carthamus, Delphinium, Echinacea, Echinops, Eryngium, Helenium and Solidago. The further roll-out in 2020 will…

Royal FloraHolland’s cool logistics

Royal FloraHolland is a logistics marvel. Each weekday, some 10 million cut flowers and plants are shipped into and out of the growers cooperative’s cavernous facility, just down the road from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Hundreds of workers zip around the gigantic complex on electric tractors, all…

Martin Stolze:

"Being independent improves service"

The name 'Martin Stolze' can be found on a number of buildings in the street on the industrial area Leehove in De Lier. Complete internal transport systems are being produced here in-house. From a laser cutter, lathes, milling machines to a press brake, everything is in house to anticipate the customer's…

Working together towards more sustainable air transport

As a part of the Holland Flower Alliance, Royal FloraHolland is working with partners KLM Cargo and Schiphol Cargo to ensure that flowers can be transported by air in a more sustainable manner. Wico Santbulte (KLM Cargo), Roos Bakker (Schiphol Cargo) and Eline van den Berg (Royal FloraHolland) explain…

dnata joins forces with leading air-cargo road feeder services provider Wallenborn

dnata has strengthened its position in the cargo logistics industry in the Middle East by joining forces with Wallenborn Transports, Europe’s largest air-cargo road feeder services (RFS) operator. Wallenborn Transports has completed the acquisition of Agility Global Logistics’ interest in dnata PWC…

Continued growth in third quarter at container handling port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam handled 112.4 million tonnes of freight during the third quarter of 2019. This means a total of 353.5 million tonnes has been transhipped up to the end…

Saudia Cargo launches Dry Ice Replenishment service to preserve temperature sensitive cargo

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company announced the launching of its newest service, Dry Ice replenishment services to temperature-controlled products such as perishable and…

Lowpad wins Logistica Award

Eurotec has won the Logistica Award 2019 with the Lowpad. The jury was really excited about the Lowpad. "Eurotec has in a remarkably short time succeeded in developing a fleet of autonomous mobile robots that works seamlessly together and can be used for the autonomous movement of many types of load carriers. Eurotec has…

Schiphol investigating closer cooperation with government bodies to bolster exchange of information within the chain

Cargonaut has provided Amsterdam Airport Schiphol's cargo community with digital chain information since 1986. The information provided by Cargonaut plays a vital part in the various customs processes relating to the import and export of air cargo. Given the increasing volumes of air cargo data that…

Special November: Logistics

A new month, a new Special. This time it's all about Logistics. Every day, articles on this subject will be published on a special place in the newsletters and on the website, both on FloralDaily and our Dutch sister site, BPnieuws.LogisticsLogistics is a hot topic. Smaller orders, home delivery, online orders, it puts a strain…

Jens Bjørn Andersen, DSV's CEO:

"Strong results for Q3, especially in the air freight market"

DSV reports strong results for Q3 despite challenging market conditions, especially in the air freight market. Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO: “The closing of the Panalpina transaction on 19 August was the all-important event in Q3. We have had a good start to the integration and the first operational…


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