Logistics

Bringing the customers’ perspective to Avianca Cargo

It is 25 years since Avianca Cargo general director Kurt Schosinsky first sold space on an aircraft, when he worked as an airfreight sales rep for DHL Global Forwarding — a company he worked at until earlier this year. In the intervening years Schosinsky held several positions at the forwarding giant,…

Alexander Machado, Panalpina

A talk with one of the trailblazers of shipping flowers by sea

Panalpina took over Cargo Master and shortly afterwards DSV took over Panalpina, creating one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies. Soon, all under the name of DSV. The acquisition of Cargo Master enabled Panalpina to expand their footprint in Latin America as well as their footprint…

Jens Bjørn Andersen is Air Cargo Executive of the Year

“Andersen’s leadership of DSV through its acquisition of and merger with Panalpina led the readers and editors of Air Cargo World to recognize him as the Air Cargo Executive of the Year for 2019.” So begins Air Cargo World’s article showcasing this year’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year. In the article, he…

June 28-30, 2020 in San Francisco

US (CA): Fourth annual Slow Flowers Summit to partner with area's Filoli

Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slow Flowers LLC, announced a new West Coast venue partnership and program details of the fourth annual Slow Flowers Summit, coinciding with the sixth American Flowers Week campaign. "The Slow Flowers Summit serves the progressive floral community of…

US truck stats – November 2019

Slight truck shortages Arizona and California

The four major elements affecting the trucking market show inbound container shipments are down. Load volume is down. Truck capacity is up, and fuel prices are up. Click here for the full report.

EBF Cargo now offers vacuum cooling service

“No more quality claims thanks to vacuum cooling”

The Ecuadorian freight forwarder EBF Cargo has just acquired a new vacuum cooling machine which is fully operating now. “The process is ultra-fast, in only 20 minutes the process is completed and the flowers ready to go”, says Commercial Manager Patricio Brito. Father (middle) and brothers Brito at…

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…

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…

Screen installation technically and logistically complex

A remarkable project is almost completed: the screen installation at th new company of Florensis in Dinteloord. It is not the largest project Holland Scherming has ever realised, but it is a complex project, both technically and logistically. Florensis will grow young plants at the company location Nieuw…

Royal FloraHolland:

Packaging transactions to be announced digitally in advance

As of 1 January 2020, Royal FloraHolland's locations will only process packaging transactions announced in advance via Packaging Online. The use of Packaging Online will then be mandatory. With Packaging Online, you can organise your packaging transactions easily, digitally and free-of-charge. Packaging…

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…

Actions for a sustainable CC shelf pool

Container Centralen is expanding its programme of action to improve the quality of shelves by increasing the inflow of good quality CC shelves, sharing the loads out more evenly and organising stricter arrival checks. Increasing the inflow of good quality CC shelvesOnly CC quality shelves which fulfill…

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…

Royal FloraHolland announces new safety rules

As of 1 January 2020, there will be new safety rules for all the sites and buildings of Royal FloraHolland. These regulations apply to all users of the marketplace, such as…

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…

"Minimising a carbon footprint in shipping fresh flowers is a contentious thing"

Kent-born Jo Moody loves pops of colour — deep purples, bright pinks, lush reds — and a perusal through her Instagram reveals many of the bridal bouquets she’s done are reflective of that. But it’s not just bouquets, Jo has experimented with centrepieces, wreaths, arches and flower walls as well. It’s…

FlowerWatch sets cool chain benchmarks for flowers

As the cut flower industry has steadily migrated from local to regional to global, cold chains have had to adapt big time. FlowerWatch, a Dutch-Kenyan company, is at the forefront of setting industry standards for this supply chain. Improving the cold chain means a longer shelf life for the flowers, less…

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…

Air Silk Road ferries blooming Dutch tulips to China

Dutch farmer Erik van Dam was a bit tied up directing the plowing and sowing machines in a greenhouse of his Triflor tulip farm in the Netherlands, while others were busy harvesting the full-blown specimens before dawn. The farm owner didn't want to miss the planting season for tulip bulbs. The small…

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…

Long and heavy heating pipes require a ‘sturdy truck’

There is a growing demand for the exportation of heating pipes, as the people at Spraying company R. van der Horst noticed. To make all of that possible the pipes need to be loaded into containers. “That last part is something we do weekly now. And we want to do it in a safe way so we purchased a heavier…

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…

Colombia: New vacuum cooling facility solidifies the chain

"Ensure a solid cold chain process for consolidated shipments." That was the aim of Vacuum Cooling Colombia when they decided to set up a second operation in Medellin, Colombia. They opened their new operation with vacuum cooler in Guarne (Medellin) in August 2018 at a strategic location; 6 minutes away…

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…

The Lowpad enters the greenhouse

Juggling many types of plants and many different customers can be quite a challenge, but no longer, now that the Lowpad comes into play. That at least is the potential of this smart Automatic Guided Vehicle. “If you consider that with young plant growers each tray is now picked up twice and that this represents more than half…

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…

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…

Mark Loos, IP Handlers

Netherlands: Brand new 6,000 m2 cooling rooms put into service

With the now 16,000 m2 of acclimatized cooling rooms, IPHandlers is truly one of the largest players in the handling of flowers, plants and other fresh products in international air freight traffic. An important part of the trade that passes through the halls of this ‘Amsterdam Perishable Center’ is…

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…

KQ marks one year of direct Nairobi-New York flights

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) on Tuesday, October 29, marked one year since it started flying directly from Nairobi to US-based John F. Kennedy International Airport. The airline was the first in East Africa to fly non-stop to New York and it has since its maiden flight on Sunday, October 28, 2018,…

Marco Amador Frieri, MiamiPort:

"Significant increase in sea shipments out of Colombia to the US"

Flower shipments by sea out of Colombia have significantly increased over the last few years. Therefore, the fourteenth edition of Proflora was the first edition to have a pavilion dedicated to sea freight. The pavilion, named A Sea of Change, included several ports, agencies and shipping lines. Also…

US: Former Panalpina offices onboarded to DSV

As part of the integration within Air & Sea, freight forwarders from Panalpina are currently undergoing training in Air & Sea’s transport management system – with the US taking the lead. Ultimately, the goal is to transfer all customers and volumes from Panalpina’s system to DSV’s system and to have all…

Flower Logistics Africa focuses on visibility of flower industry through digital transformation

The fourth edition of Flower Logistics Africa had a full house representing a cross-section of the entire value chain of flower trade. Revolving around the core theme of “Making Flower Trade Sustainable: Economically, Environmentally and Digitally”, the event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi…

New flights Paris-Quito, Miami returns to roster

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo announces new winter schedule

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will operate its new winter schedule from Sunday, 27 October 2019 to Sunday, 29 March 2020. For this winter, the company announces the start of some new scheduled services: New from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bangalore (BLR), India 3/week and Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica 4/week.…

LATAM Cargo to double operations between Colombia and U.S.

LATAM Cargo announced a significant increase in its operations in the Colombian and Peruvian markets. The expansion out of Colombia is expected to consolidate LATAM Cargo as one of the main players in the region’s largest export market. Meanwhile the additional services into Bogota and Lima will boost…

Start of Fc588 use for ten seasonal flowers on 11 November 2019

On 11 November 2019, the Fc588 flower bucket will be rolled out further. From then on, it will also be used for a further ten seasonal flowers. This applies to both clock and direct trade. These are Alchemilla, Antirrhinum, Brassica, Carthamus, Delphinium, Echinops, Echinacea, Eryngium, Helenium and…

Fixing fresh-cut flowers with a new supply chain

When John Tabis founded the digital flower delivery service Bouqs seven years ago, his goal was to make the flower industry more sustainable. And while “sustainable” has become an increasingly favored (and thus increasingly vague) descriptor for many direct-to-consumer (DTC) businesses looking to take a…

Colombia, Australia buy $420,000 worth of flower and logistics trolleys

Oboya has through its wholly owned subsidiary Oboya Metal Qingdao Co. Ltd. in Qingdao, China received orders for flower and logistics trolleys from customers in Australia and…

Royal FloraHolland:

All orders digitally via Floriday by the end of 2020

All transactions at the Royal FloraHolland marketplace will be fully digital by the end of 2020 at the latest. Supply 100% via FloridayWith "100% Floriday" Royal FloraHolland are going to ensure that, by the end of 2020, all the supply for both the clock and direct trade will take place via Floriday and…

Royal FloraHolland:

"New top collars save up to 60% of cardboard"

Royal FloraHolland developed new top collars together with a few suppliers. These top collars go on the support shelf and save approximately half of the cardboard compared to the large collars. The top collars save up to 60% of cardboard, but do provide the flowers with the necessary protection. Research…

Denkers is taking steps on the Colombian market

Denkers BV has a collaboration with the Colombian company Interandina since 2012. Together they can provide the growers in Colombia with almost everything in the field of logistics, from transporting starting material to machines and from flower bulbs to plant protection products. In particular, where it…

Rwanda boosts exports with air cargo agreement

Rwanda's National Carrier RwandAir has, on behalf of the Rwanda Government, entered into an agreement with Magma Aviation to ship up to 25 metric tons every Friday, starting 4th October 2019. The Boeing 747 freighter service launched concerns the route between Rwanda’s Kigali International Airport (KGL)…

Avianca Cargo launches new route to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Avianca Cargo announces the launch of its new route Bogota – Dallas Fort Worth - Bogota. Beginning October 2, 2019 Avianca Cargo will offer a freighter service at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This new service will operate twice a week, departing from Bogota. The new route will be serviced by…

Pascal Jongejan, SuperFlora, has 5 tips for the future process innovators

“The trick is to know exactly which person you can put on which job and what expertise you all bring to the table”

Pascal Jongejan (24) is a Supply Chain Planner at SuperFlora. With a few side jobs in the greenhouse – one of which at vegetable sprout specialist Koppert Cress – he has been working his way to the top of the horticultural sector even back when he was finishing his secondary education and his studies in…

FedEx presents Delivery Manager International in Colombia

FedEx Express was one of the key exhibitors at Proflora 2019. At the event, the company presented its most recent logistics and transportation solution to strengthen the floricultural sector in Colombia: FedEx Delivery Manager International. The Colombian floricultural industry has positioned itself as…

Ecuadoran flower transport hamstrung by protests

Ecuadoreans found their nation at a standstill on Thursday, with major roads closed, taxis unavailable and public transportation shut down as the country’s transit unions declared a strike to protest President Lenín Moreno’s decision to strip away a $1.3 billion fuel subsidy, The New York Times reports.…

Slight uptick for flowers in air cargo

If hopes went up after the month July, in which the air cargo performance was less bad than in the months before, August brought the industry back to earth: a YoY weight loss of 7.1% worldwide was accompanied by a yield decrease (in USD) of 9.4%. The resulting worldwide revenue drop (measured in USD) of…


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