Special Post-Harvest

Fourth edition of the 'Perishables Logistics Africa'

Focus on reimagining Africa's perishables logistics

From airports playing a key role in building hubs for the future to exploring new markets and opportunities to investments into upgrading cold chain and transport…

Leaving a greenhouse empty? Prevent damage to pump systems

One in five growers says they’re thinking of just leaving their greenhouse completely empty this winter, according to a survey conducted by the Dutch sector organizations Glastuinbouw Nederland and Plantum. Skipping a crop or starting later obviously has serious financial consequences. What many growers…

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NL: Agriculture Minister inspects international flower auction center in Hosur

Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare M.R.K.Paneerselvam inspected the International Flower Auction Center here in Hosur. The auction center, set up at the cost of ₹ 20.20 crore, has eased the dependence of Hosur’s flower growers on the Bengaluru auction market, said Mr. Paneerselvam. He…

Some Ecuadorian flower export stats

Flowers are one of the most important products to export in Ecuador; they occupy the fifth position of non-oil products in the period from January to August 2022. During that period, 108,000 tonnes worth 642 million USD were exported. Roses take up 73% of the total exported flowers. These stats have been…

Made from materials in their purest form

Modiform launches the next generation trays: Pristine

Modiform's Pristine trays are produced from 100% recycled polystyrene (PS) without any color additives. By leaving out color additives, the recycled material determines the color of the tray. Pristine will become Modiform's standard for all transport trays. John van der Maarel (Sales Director at…

Marginpar completes headquarter buildings

Never before have so many people seen the new Marginpar premises at Sierteelstraat in Aalsmeer-Oost at the same time. The reason? Last Friday was the official handover of the new head office. Royal FloraHolland presented the key to co-CEO Rob Koning, and at the same time, the new product street was…

DHL Global Forwarding and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo further expand sustainability cooperation

At the Netherland-America Foundation's (NAF) prestigious annual ball on Friday, 18 November, in New York, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) presented its…

Managing your assortment with the Floriday Explorer

"The Floriday Explorer lets you search for all the growers' supplies, as well as search by the items that growers have in the catalog. That way, you can manage your assortment to put together your (retail) contracts, populate your online shop, and/or create your table plans for garden centers." This…

"Gift giving made easy with beautiful plants"

Plants make great holiday gifts, but garden center customers are often stumped by how to choose the right plant for each person on their list. Monrovia has a new gift guide to solve these gift giving dilemmas. This fun and useful idea generator offers unexpected and refreshing options for expertly grown…

Kenya to provide freighters for agri-exports

Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) has declined to comment on reports the government plans to temporarily lease in freighters to safeguard the country’s fresh produce exports in the wake of disruptions caused by the recent pilot strike. Kenya Airways Chief Executive officer Allan Kilavuka declined…

C.H. Robinson shed 650 jobs

C.H. Robinson, the truck brokerage giant, laid off about 650 employees after the company said the truckload demand cooled quicker than expected.  The company had 17,000 employees, with CEO and President…

Rabobank new partner of Circular Plastics Alliance

“By investing in circular business, you create value for the company and you contribute to a better world!” says Henk Kras Jr., director of Circular Plastics and co-initiator of Circular Plastics Alliance. This alliance was founded in 2019 and works with strategic partners on the transition to a…

New global shipping problem - too many containers

The latest data shows a new problem facing global shipping, that of too many empty containers. This is a complete turnaround from the shortage earlier this year and during the…

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Poinsettias blooming at UK grower thanks to biomass heating

One of the UK’s largest growers of poinsettias said they have continued to produce more than one million of the popular Christmas houseplants this year despite the energy price crisis. Bridge Farm Group, based in Spalding in Lincolnshire, supplies Tesco, and the supermarket chain said that UK growers are…

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Kenya: State to provide freighters for fresh produce exports

The government is sourcing an alternative freight mode for fresh produce exports, agriculture CS Mithika Linturi has said. This is in the wake of the Kenya Airways pilots' strike that has paralyzed flights, hitting exporters hard.  According to the CS, the horticulture sector has so far incurred losses of…

Hoek flowers launches a new sustainable, reusable export box

Hoek flowers is aware that we have to work together to make the world greener and cleaner.  Ruben Hoek, CEO of Hoek group, says, "A sustainable future, only together we create impact. In collaboration with our existing partner Van Vliet - Newwen, we developed our efficient, sustainable export box. The export…

Sjaak van Schie takes packaging registration system PackControl into use

In recent months, PackControl has worked hard, in cooperation with Sjaak van Schie B.V., to develop the new packaging registration system. This software has been in use at Sjaak van Schie since the end of September. From left to right: Roel van Schie, Geert Kuiper, and Marcel Vreugdenhil with a cake to…

The Cargolite concept is spreading its wings

Cargolite®, the innovative packaging concept for fresh-cut flowers, which has gained quite a lot of popularity in Kenya, is now going international. From January 2022, it is also fully available to Ecuadorian growers and will soon be available in Colombia as well. Cargolite XL Proven resilience to…

"Important step towards more sustainable goods transport"

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Jan de Rijk Logistics introduce new LHV

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and Jan de Rijk Logistics have joined forces to take the new Long Heavy Vehicle (LHV) into operation. This completely new truck combination will run on BioFuel – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil 100 (HVO100). The big advantage of using an LHV is the huge volume of…

Rate on Connect-EAB once direct delivery is possible via Floriday API link

More and more software packages support the ability to handle direct delivery via the Floriday API link. This allows you to take the direct order without having to use the Connect-EAB. The Connect-EAB is, in fact not robust for future developments needed in digital business. Before the end of this year,…

Ivo Koopmans and Mario Volkers, DHL Global Forwarding:

"People tend to think of DHL as a big company, but for us no shipment is too small"

When the first pile was struck on Thursday, October. 27, at DHL Global Forwarding's new location in the Netherlands, it was a true milestone for the logistics player. "We're looking forward to moving into our new premises at Schiphol," begins Ivo Koopmans. "Of the 23,000 m2, 1,300 m2 will be dedicated to…

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Special Post-Harvest this month

This month, we will pay more attention to post-harvest techniques, processes, and products. Also, on HortiDaily, and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws, and bloemenplantennieuws, this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to post-harvest are published in a Special box named Special Post-harvest. The quality and…


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