Logistics

Kenya to open a cut flower distribution center in China

Kenya will open a cut flower distribution center in China in a new strategy aimed at creating a direct sales link and grow its exports to the Asian market. Industry and Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said the center, based in the Southern China province of Hunan, will be run in partnership with a…

Kenya: Flower exporters seek more space on KQ flight to US

Kenya flower exporters are seeking more cargo capacity in the Kenya Airways’ direct flight to the US to enable them to export enough produce to meet increasing demand. According to the Kenya Flower Council CEO Clement Tulezi, the airline management allocated five tonnes of cargo capacity to exporters of…

Cargolux adds Santiago de Chile to its global network

On June 14th, Cargolux Airlines returned to Santiago de Chile on a re-designed South American routing. The destination which been reinstated in the airline’s expanding global network, offers new opportunities for development in the Latin American market. The weekly connection serving Santiago will be…

October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombia: Proflora puts spotlight on sea freight

Sea shipping is something we are hearing more and more about in recent years. Being able to reach all the flower industry commercial hubs of the world at very competitive prices requires efficient and reliable transportation. For the first time in Proflora there will be a booth exclusively for companies…

Natasha Solano, Kuehne + Nagel:

“Cooperation crucial to keep cold supply chain closed”

Kuehne + Nagel originally started with seaborne cargo in 1890 from the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg, and after 1950 they quickly internationalised in all forms of modality. They also offer their services in air freight, for example. The company is one of the larger players in the transport of fresh…

KLM FlowerWatch approved

FlowerWatch announced Air France/KLM/Martinair Cargo as FlowerWatch Approved for the route Nairobi Amsterdam for the year 2019. This marks this carrier as the first cargo airline certified. Pier Luigi Vigada and Jeroen van der Hulst “We are proud to be the first airline with a guaranteed degree-hours controlled supply chain…

LNG and LHV combination can transport up to a quarter million cuttings

As of this month, Dekker Chrysanten is making use of an LHV (longer heavier vehicle) combination. The use of the Volvo FH42T LNG is fully in line with the chrysanthemum breeding and propagation company’s aspirations to be more sustainable. The combination was supplied by the dealer LVS Trucks, which has…

FloraHolland intensifies inspection on proper use of trolleys

At Royal FloraHolland, they noticed that people do not always use the auction trolleys for their intended purpose. This puts pressure on the number of auction trolleys available for the logistics processes. In order to prevent this, supervision and enforcement pertaining to the proper use of auction…

Ethiopian Cargo sent 4,700 tons of fresh flowers for Mother's Day

Ethiopian Cargo and logistics services transported more than 4,700 tons of fresh flowers from Addis to the Europe, Asia, Middle east and America specifically to Liege, second cargo Hub and Brussels during International Mother’s Day. During the last three weeks before Mother’s Day the demand of flowers…

"Temperature data is recorded even if a shipper forgets to start the unit"

DeltaTrak introduces the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at THAIFEX, Stand 1-VV09, May 28 – June 1, 2019, at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok Thailand. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to include our patented Shadow…

Best CEO, CFO and Chairman

Denmark: Triple win for DSV

Kurt Larsen, Chairman of DSV’s Board of Directors, is the best Chairman in Denmark according to a new rating. He joins CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen and CFO Jens Lund as best in class, making it yet another triple win for DSV. Chairman Kurt Larsen’s top rating is “unrivalled” in the rating by the publication Økonomisk Ugebrev…

Kenya: Poor status of road hurts development

Local and foreign investors in Naivasha have decried the poor status of the busy Moi South Lake road which they claimed was hurting their businesses, including the hospitality…

October 23-24, Nairobi

Kenya: Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa returns in October

Kenyan capital city Nairobi will once again host the popular Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa conferences this year on October 23 and 24. While Flower Logistics Africa…

US: Airports support peak flower season with special projects and infrastructure

In honor of Mother’s Day and the surge in airfreight demand that ensured mom would get her flowers on time, Cargo Airport News have identified three airport projects around the globe designed to meet peak season flower demand. Peonies at the airport Taking advantage of Anchorage Airport’s (ANC) northern…

LATAM Cargo delivers 7,400 tons of flowers for Mother's Day

LATAM Cargo transported 7,400 tonnes of flowers to customers across the world in the lead up to Mother's Day. During the last three weeks before Mother's Day the demand of flowers increased close to 90%. On this occasion, from and within Latin America the company carried more than 3,500 tons of flowers…

China: Working towards a zero waste future in cold storage

Jiuye Supply Chain Management showcased its flower storage and shipping expertise at the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, held from April 20 to 22 in Shanghai. According to a study released by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in 2018, the value of imported cut-flowers into China was US$54.9 million in…

DSV opens new facility in the logistics centre of Turkey

In April, DSV in Turkey moved into a new logistics facility in Istanbul, which consolidates all warehouse operations in the area; a total of 45,000 square metres for open and closed warehousing including 2,000 sqm offices. Located in Tuzla in the Istanbul area of Turkey, the new facility is an optimal…

Etihad Cargo appoints Emirati leaders

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, announces several Emirati national appointments within its commercial division, in a further step towards enhancing both its Global Customer program as well as its UAE home market. With a renewed focus and mandate, the UAE Commercial…

DSV named Freight Forwarder of the Year

At the Air Cargo News award gala on Friday 26 April, DSV won Freight Forwarder of the Year The award was presented to DSV at the Windsor gala for delivering “consistent growth through focused acquisitions while maintaining its service quality”. This is the second time, DSV wins Freight Forwarder of the…

DSV: "We are very much looking forward to teaming up with Panalpina"

DSV reported its results for Q1 2019, with top-line growth across all divisions and a 15% underlying growth in EBIT. Jens Bjørn Andersen, Group CEO comments: ”We delivered strong results in Q1 2019, with healthy top-line growth across all divisions and a 15% underlying growth in EBIT. As previously…

Kenyan and Greek ports set to sign twinning agreements

The Kenyan ports of Mombasa and Lamu will sign twinning agreements with their Greek counterpart ports of Piraeus and Alexandroupolis that will see the ports establish ties of cooperation in shipping and bulk cargo haulage. Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu-Terrah Namwamba, said this when he visited Piraeus port…

Tulipmania in Singapore provided with fresh tulips

Gardens by the Bay is a huge indoor garden in Singapore where "Tulipmania" is currently being held. The show was opened on Friday April 12th, and until May 20th there will be 30 different types of tulips on display in the garden. "Another fine example of Dutch glory abroad", according to IAA-Fresh. This…

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services wins Best Cargo Airline-Africa Award

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistic Services, has been once again crowned with the ‘2019 Best Cargo Airline-Africa’ Award at the Air Cargo News Awards ceremony held on April 26, 2019 in London, UK. Regarding the award, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked “We…

Cargolux doubles net profit as compared to beginning 2018

For the second year running, Cargolux has registered an increase in net profit after tax while continuing its efforts to maintain an economically, socially, and…

Real-time air cargo eBooking, dynamic pricing on WebCargo

New digital connectivity introduced by Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) now enables forwarders on the world’s largest air freight platform, WebCargo, to instantly view live rates, assess capacity availability, and secure cargo bookings on specific flights in real-time. This will ensure…

Acquisition of CargoMaster

Panalpina expands network in Colombia and Ecuador

Panalpina continues to expand its Perishables Network in South America through the acquisition of CargoMaster in Colombia, and its subsidiary, Laseair, in Ecuador. CargoMaster is one of Latin America’s largest companies specialized in the air freight export of perishables, mostly of flowers to the US.…

Bob Castelein, EURECA project:

Netherlands: “Reefer containers hot item on the market”

The reefer container is currently very popular in logistics, and that’s why more and more of them come into circulation. That comes with problems, but each problem has a solution. The man for those solutions is Bob Castelein, PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and involved with the EURECA…

What makes Miami International Airport special?

As the fifth-largest U.S. airport in terms of cargo, Miami International Airport continues to welcome the logistics community. The airport is perhaps one of the most diversified in the U.S. It is a leading importer of flowers – 80 percent of all flowers imported to the U.S. move through its port…

"Ethiopia challenges Dubai with Africa’s largest air cargo terminal"

The largest air cargo terminal in Africa has been running at capacity since the beginning of the year. ACUNIS, the cooperation between German brands Unitechnik and AMOVA, planned and implemented the new air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa for government-owned Ethiopian Airlines. The air cargo facility…

Online seafreight service solution offers 'guaranteed lead time in container shipping'

With the newly launched full container shipment solution KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics service provider to offer an online solution for Full Container Load (FCL) shipments with guaranteed lead time, 100% money back guarantee, extended cargo liability, instant pricing, and carbon…

Saudia Cargo becomes 12th member of SkyTeam Cargo

SkyTeam Cargo, the world’s only cargo alliance, has announced that Saudia Airlines Cargo Company will become its 12th member effective 15th of April 2019. Saudia Cargo and its customers will now benefit from a global network covering over 900 destinations in more than 175 countries. Commenting on the new…

Ensuring proper temperatures when shipping perishable products by air

For perishables with a short shelf life, shipping by air—by far the fastest mode of transportation—has become the preferred way to go. And it may be tempting to think that an aircraft's flight time is all shippers need to worry about when it comes to ensuring freshness. But maintaining the proper…

Tips to hire quality drivers to protect your product

For the majority of the year, you probably don’t need additional drivers to meet demand, but that changes during busy times like Administrative Professionals Day and Mother’s Day. Odds are, you’ll see many new customers, so making a good impression is key. After all, if your customers don’t have a good…

Hilverda De Boer contract supplier Interflora Norway

From April, Hilverda De Boer has been certified as a contract supplier of Interflora Norway. Interflora works with a small number of wholesalers, where the 400 affiliated Interflora stores can buy their fresh cut flowers and potted plants. Hilverda De Boer opened offices in January 2018 in Oslo,…

Floranext launches new delivery manager for florists

Floranext has just released its new Delivery Manager software. The delivery manager comes with the following features: Easily re-route delivery stops by choosing which stops should come first before any others. Flower shop delivery drivers can use a smartphone to use the benefits of the delivery routing…

UK: Dutch flowers used to cover up cannabis shipment

A 25-year-old drugs courier who went to collect 47kg of cannabis from a Dutch lorry driver in a car park in Cirencester was jailed for two years. The drugs had been concealed amidst a cargo of Dutch flowers to hide the smell, Gloucester Crown Court was told. Each of the boxes contained flowers so that on…

Why temperature monitoring and tracking is important in transportation

“With an increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the need for temperature control is also increasing. So the protection of perishable cargo in transit is becoming our principal task. In the past, we introduced an activated data logger that can generate a temperature report after the…

Panalpina and DSV agree to join forces

DSV and Panalpina have reached an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a Public Exchange Offer to all Panalpina shareholders. If the offer is successful, DSV and Panalpina will become one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies with a pro forma revenue of…


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