Logistics

Frankfurt Airport expands cargo hub

Twenty-three hundred hectares – that is the area of Frankfurt Airport, the largest airport in Germany. In 2017, Frankfurt Airport handled 2.2 million tonnes of airfreight and welcomed 64.5 million passengers. Therefore, it is the largest airport for airfreight handling in Europe. Forty percent of air…

"Air cargo in Africa undergoing sea change"

Kenya is the leading exporter out of Africa with over 16,000 tonnes perishables per month. Kenya Airways Cargo is expanding its cool chain facility to deal with the extra demand during peak seasons, in addition to expanding its warehouse. It has recently launched flights to John F Kennedy Airport in New…

Rotterdam and the Brexit effect

Rotterdam, home to Europe's biggest port, is watching the uncertainty in the UK over Brexit with real concern. The port will employ over 900 new customs officials to deal with the extra checks required if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Voices from the business community are making their fears known in a bid to remind politicians to make…

Royal FloraHolland:

"Constructive talks with customers about peak days in 2019"

At Royal FloraHolland, they are already working hard on preparations for the coming peak days. In recent weeks customers have given them some ideas on concrete areas for improvement. Yme Pasma (COO Royal FloraHolland), Bart Kerkmeer (Manager Logistics Naaldwijk), José Lauwerijssen (Manager Logistics Rijnsburg) and Ron…

Kuehne + Nagel wins Supply Chain Finance Award

At the annual ceremony in Amsterdam, the Supply Chain Finance Community awarded Kuehne + Nagel’s supply chain finance solution as the best program in the category Transport & Logistics. Kuehne + Nagel has leveraged its existing Tradeshift e-invoicing platform by adding a Supply Chain Finance (SCF)…

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates five years of uplifting roses from Ecuador

Roses are one of the most popular export commodities from Ecuador. Over the last five years Emirates SkyCargo has been facilitating exports of Ecuadorian roses as well as other flowers and perishables through its freighter operations to Quito. Emirates SkyCargo commenced its freighter operations to the Ecuadorian capital…

Give your truck wings and improve the aerodynamics

Wings on your truck seem to be of little use, but they do improve the aerodynamics of a truck. At high speed, the wings unfold and at low speed they fold back. The advantage of these wings is the fuel saving effect.

Kuehne + Nagel introduces myKN

With myKN, Kuehne + Nagel offers customers a single point of access to all online services, replacing the current Control Center. myKN allows to explore, quote, book and track as well as managing shipments and user accounts entirely online in a comprehensive self-service portal. Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG: “Customer…

Panalpina targets growth in Kenya – expanding cold storage at Nairobi Airport

Panalpina has doubled its cold storage space at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, with the aim of growing the perishable volumes flown out of Kenya. The facility has been expanded by 1,500 m2 and offers Jomo Kenyatta International Airport's only dedicated loading bays for skidded or…

Kenya: "Data gaps big hurdle in fresh produce exports"

Lack of information sharing among the players in the fresh produce value chain has been identified as a key set back in the industry, degrading its potential in the agricultural industry. From farmers, transporters, cold storage chain providers and exporters, the silence along the chain is said to be a costly scenario…

Perishables Logistics Africa 2018 calls for collaborative approach to improve Africa’s perishable exports

After the Flower Logistics Africa 2018, the second edition of Perishable Logistics Africa happened at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, bringing together key stakeholders in the perishables supply chain. The theme was “Collaboration: The Road Ahead to Improve Logistics for Africa's Perishable Produce”.…

More sustainable and smart transport between the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia

The Netherlands and the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia will cooperate more in the area of ​​mobility and traffic. The aim is to improve the connection between the Dutch ports and North Rhine-Westphalia. Sustainable and smart transport and the reduction of harmful emissions will be central…

John Henderson, Floral Computer Systems:

“Over- or underselling is a thing of the past”

Over the last decade, selling online has become more important. The Internet has offered huge growth opportunities, but also made it more challenging to manage inventory. And when the inventory is not being updated for all channels at once, both overselling and underselling can easily occur. In order to…

Victor Wever, Allport Netherlands:

"Real-time tracking and tracing saves greenhouse suppliers money"

Greenhouses are being constructed all over the world, and components such as climate control systems, screen installations and LED lighting are shipped all over the place. It's a great development for the greenhouse horticulture sector, but with it comes a number of challenges. For shipping all the…

Juan Yazbek of Agroideas Cia:

“Sea transport can match air transport thanks to vacuum cooling”

Particularly during the high seasons, the availability of space in airfreight has been a problem for Ecuadorian growers for several years now. Sea transport is a good alternative, but without vacuum cooling the flowers, the longer transit time affects the quality. After recognizing this trend and the…

All Saints Day: a freight forwarder perspective

On November 1st, with the arrival of “All Saints Day” in European catholic countries such as Italy and Spain, one of the year’s peak seasons for both floral industries in Ecuador and Colombia officially comes to an end. According to catholic tradition the first day of November is set to commemorate all the saints…

"Saving money and avoiding headache by using sea-freight"

In the last couple of years the Colombian floral industry has been facing some issues with the local airlines and its capacity to move all the flowers that departs from the country. “Especially with the flowers that go out of the city of Medellin, where in repeated occasions the logistics has collapsed…

Cargolite demontrates workings new packaging concept

It took them about 2.5 years to get things going, but now all hurdles have finally been taken. That is, minus some logistical limitations at the airport in Nairobi, the new Cargolite packaging concept is operational. Yesterday morning, the first boxes sent by Mavuno arrived in the Coloríginz box in…

Emirates SkyCargo inks agreement to support Vietnam trade

Emirates SkyCargo has today signed an MoU with the Investment and Tourism Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) to jointly explore opportunities to promote trade to and from Vietnam. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Phạm Thiết…

Kenyan government wants U.S. direct flights to make life better for farmers

On Sunday, Kenya Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner departed from Nairobi at 22:45. Kenya plans to use the direct flights to increase horticulture and fruit exports to the United States and during the flights, the Ministry of Agriculture, Brand Kenya and Java House Africa gave out “Made in Kenya” hampers comprising coffee,…

"Profit-focused Kenya Airways can be the Pride of Africa"

"Ironically, one of the reasons I came to Nairobi in the first place is the way I will be leaving it: Kenya Airways and its inaugural flight to New York this weekend", writes CNN news anchor Richard Quest for The East African. "On Thursday I wanted to pay my first visit to the national airline’s headquarters and get…

Kenya: President Kenyatta flags off inaugural direct flight to the US

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday night presided over a historic milestone for Kenya's aviation sector when he flagged off the inaugural Kenya Airways (KQ) direct flight from Nairobi to New York. A jovial President Kenyatta led top Government officials and dignitaries in the short but highly significant…

Preparing flowers for export, just like fruits

By being exported, flowers travel a lot of kilometers. During their journey from grower to plane and beyond, you want to keep their quality as high as possible. In 2001 Chilean company Fosfoquim introduced their Hord Diluphos System. This equipment dilutes hydrogen phosphine, called F-Gas with the air.…

webinar, October 31

Container market & freight rate trends

Drewry invites you to a webinar briefing on Wednesday 31 October 2018 on the outlook for container shipping and freight rate trends. The presentation will examine recent…

New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens footprint in Indonesia through strategic acquisition

Kuehne + Nagel announced the acquisition of the logistics operations of Wira Logistics, an Indonesian logistics company. This strategic acquisition will strengthen Kuehne + Nagel’s nationwide warehousing and distribution network in Indonesia.   Gianfranco Sgro, member of the Managing Board of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, responsible for…

Emerson releases GO Real-Time Secure Tracker

Emerson has announced the release of the GO Real-Time Secure Tracker. This product introduction combines GPS tracking technology with a CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership…

Mexico: DSV opens 20,000 m2 warehouse in Monterrey

DSV's new 20,000 m2 warehouse is located a few miles from Monterrey International Airport and offers a variety of services to international customers. The new facility opened in July 2018 in the Monterrey Technology Park. Only a few miles from Monterrey international airport (MTY) and next to the main highway to Saltillo and to…

Etihad Cargo introduces new freighter network

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, announced a refresh of its global freighter network that will be implemented commencing 1 October, 2018.  They will redeploy freighter capacity on core trade lanes that connect its hub in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and select global markets…

Why are flowers so special?

There’s no limit to what is produced out there, but some products steal the show. Take flowers for example. Flowers decorate our lives, we use them in nearly every special occasion… Who doesn’t love flowers? by Markus Fellmann, Regional Head of Perishables Americas at Panalpina Product 0603 in the International Trade Center TradeMap , or as they…

Kenya: Study on airfreight in the horticulture industry

The Netherlands is a gateway to Europe and the Dutch economy depends on the trade flows of also horticultural produce. However, there are indications that the airfreight situation from Kenya to the Netherlands, with respect to floriculture products, is not optimal. Hortiwise has therefore, with the…

"Innovation, education, collaboration a recipe for overcoming floral transportation issues"

The floral industry, in 2018, has been challenged with the perfect transportation storm that resulted in rate increases and truck shortages due to driver shortages, fuel increases, overall freight tonnage increases and electronic logging device (ELD) enforcement, among other factors. Floral leaders attending PMA Fresh…

Kenya: President Uhuru briefed on direct flights between Doha-Mombasa

President Uhuru held a meeting with a delegation of senior Qatar government officials led by Minister for Transport and Communication Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulati during which the Head of State was informed of plans by Qatar Airways to start direct flights between Doha and Mombasa on 9th December this year.…

Floricultura delivers the first plants with its new ‘book plug’

Starting this week, Floricultura customers will be receiving their Phalaenopsis plants in this plug. In combination with the cultivation system in its entirety, this provides numerous advantages not only to our customers, but also to the plants. Because the plants are sorted halfway through the process…

FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger showcased at WOP Dubai

DeltaTrak will be featuring the new FlashLink In-Transit Real-Time Mini Logger at WOP Dubai, Hall 1, Stand A01, from October 1 - 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in…


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