Logistics

LATAM Cargo opens new perishable hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo recently opened a new USD $3.5 million perishable hub in Brazil’s Guarulhos (GRU) that is intended to support the carrier’s FRESH shipment program for perishable…

Ethiopian Airlines to start building new $5 billion airport this year

Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5 billion (Sh500 billion) airport later this year, as the rapidly-expanding carrier outgrows capacity at its current base in Addis Ababa. The airport, which will cover an area of 35 square km, will be built in Bishoftu, a town 39km south east of the…

DSV opens new office in Oman

DSV's expansion in the Middle East continues and, effective 13 January, their new office in Muscat, Oman is fully operational. “Oman has distinct advantages as a trans-shipment hub for Qatar,”…

Trolleys successfully tested from production to retail

The desire to produce and transport flowers and plants in a more sustainable way is the motivation behind one of the leading market participants to test the new Uni-Troll trolleys. With around 3,000 member companies, German producer cooperative Landgard delivers top quality flowers, plants, fruit and…

NL: Flora IOT introduces container scanner for scanning, counting and identifying counterfeit CCT5-RFID labels

Flora IOT introduces the container scanner for scanning, counting and identifying counterfeit CCT5-RFID labels. The container scanner is easy to use and safeguards the authenticity of CC containers in the CC pool system. The sturdy container scanner is a multifunctional and affordable solution, which…

Germany: Major fire at Jan Reijnders Blumengroßhandel

The German flower wholesaler Jan Reijnders Blumengroßhandel in Gildehaus was hit by a fire last Monday (January 6, 2020). Several neighboring companies have been evacuated, as a precaution. The reason for the fire is still unknown. No one got injured due to the fire, but the company manager was brought…

Miami Airport expands cargo area

With an authorised reliever airport specifically for cargo just up the highway, Miami Airport is fighting back by expanding its own cargo area. Miami is the leading U.S. gateway to and from Latin America for both passengers and freight and intends to stay that way. Miami now has a rival cargo airport: for several years it has…

Etihad Cargo receives CEIV Fresh certification

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has been awarded IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Perishable Logistics (CEIV Fresh) by the airline trade association. It is the first Middle East airline to hold both IATA’s CEIV Fresh and CEIV Pharma certifications, and one of only two carriers…

Denmark: Logistics campus will help produce cleaner air

Recently, the first of four warehouse buildings to be erected on the Hedeland plot next to the DSV Panalpina headquarters in Denmark was completed with environmentally friendly NOXOUT roofing. A special mineral-based coating helps to break down NOx particles emitted from the cars and trucks that pass…

Kuehne + Nagel joins Development and Climate Alliance

Kuehne + Nagel has announced its accession to the Development and Climate Alliance. The Alliance was launched in 2018 by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in cooperation with the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing and the German Society for…

FreshPortal now links to Floriday

Links between packages and Floriday have been created in conjunction with the various software suppliers. The first software supplier, FreshPortal, has recently been connected, with the first growers already successfully using the link. Floriday is in talks with dozens of software suppliers about a link…

Benefits of vacuum cooling presented at Siflor 2019

Agroideas and Vacuum Cooling launch Certified Cold Chain Alliance

Shipping flowers by sea is hot. Therefore, this topic could not be left out at Siflor 2019, which took place on November 27 and 28 in Quito, Ecuador. At the second day of the event, Juan Yazbek of Agroideas Cia from Ecuador and Mauricio Gleiser of Vacuum Cooling from Colombia explained the benefits of…

India: Cargo storage facility near Bagdogra airport to be operationalised

The perishable cargo storage facility adjacent to Bagdogra airport will be operationalised soon. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has finally agreed to take over the perishable cargo storage and according to the agreement with the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs (UD & MA) department…

New Globe Logistik and Easyfresh team up in India

Easyfresh has appointed New Globe Logistik as the new and exclusive representatives for Easyfresh in India. The company was initiated in 1950 under the leadership of Mr C.…

Royal FloraHolland introduces WhatsApp after successful pilot

After a successful pilot, Royal FloraHolland is deploying WhatsApp as a fully viable service channel for its customers. In this way, Royal FloraHolland is one of the first B2B parties to add WhatsApp to its busine…

Jeroen Borst, Manager Customs Airfreight at Kuehne + Nagel:

"In the coming years, we expect there to be an increased focus on traceability"

The world of Customs Compliance is a necessary but often overlooked component of importing and exporting goods, especially when it comes to perishables like flowers, due to the high economic value and the need to protect European flora and fauna. For every bunch of flowers bought at a supermarket, a…

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…


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