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Kenya is the logistical hub of East Africa

Kenya has in recent years focused on the development and improvement of their infrastructure. With success. The export of agricultural produce has received a serious boost. “At the moment Kenya is the logistical hub for the whole of East Africa” shares the Agricultural Counselor, Mrs. Ingrid Korving. Who…

Ten biggest shipping companies in 2020

The slowdown in manufacturing and export orders worldwide has resulted in a moderate container trade growth in 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic further impacted global demand in…

Emirates SkyCargo restarts cargo flights to Tokyo Haneda

Emirates SkyCargo has commenced twice weekly scheduled cargo flights to Tokyo Haneda (HND) airport from 15 October 2020. The flights will be operated on Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft departing Dubai at 11:30pm local time as EK 312 on Thursdays and Fridays and arriving at Tokyo Haneda airport at…

Kuehne+Nagel moves its India Head Office

Kuehne+Nagel India announces the office move of its India Head Office to AIPL Business Club at Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon. Designed to reduce the building’s carbon footprint, the AIPL Business Club uses solar panels and efficient double glazing with less solar gain. It also uses 100% recycled…

Royal FloraHolland

"Reusable plant trays logical choice for market"

Royal FloraHolland wants to do more with less plastic. Reusable plant trays are a sustainable alternative to disposable packaging and create less waste. The increased demand for reusable trays highlights the fact that sustainability is an important and immediate concern in the floriculture industry.…

Etihad Cargo launches direct flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam

Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline and flag carrier of the UAE, after Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi's International Airport. The company commenced operations in November 2003. Etihad Cargo has launched its direct flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam…

Schiphol appoints new management team and integrates all airline and cargo related activities to Airport Operations

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is implementing a reorganisation, which will see changes in its management structure as a result of the coronavirus crisis. In the first phase of the reorganisation, they have implemented changes to the senior management and organisational structure, leading to the merger of a…

Kirsten de Bruijn joins Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is delighted to announce that Kirsten de Bruijn has joined the airline in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning. An air cargo veteran with 13 years of experience in management in the air cargo industry, she shares Qatar Airways belief that the pace of…

Rite Hite GmbH offers advanced solutions for cooling and freezing halls

"Optimal sealing during the distribution process saves a lot of energy"

Energy losses and, therefore, high costs are an all-too-common occurrence in the refrigeration and frozen goods sector. Thousands of euros' worth of energy are lost every day. That's during loading and unloading, as well as the opening and closing of indoor cold stores. That's shameful and entirely…

Prime Group:

Sizable benefits of shipping by ocean freight

Prime Group has long specialized in import logistics and export logistics support for produce and perishables goods such as seafood, flowers, and pharmaceuticals— specialty…

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Insufficient capacity dampens air cargo in August

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in August showing that improvement remains slow amid insufficient capacity.…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland project Eelde Future-Proof:

"Image Auctioning a success and better end times each day"

Eelde Future-Proof was officially launched on Monday, 21 September, 2020. After a year of thorough preparations, distribution took place for the first time according to the fulfilment concept. In addition, auctions were conducted through Remote Buying (KOA) only. With the support for image auctioning in…

US: California rose grower unveils the real cost of shipping flowers

What are the real costs of shipping flowers? In a blog, Californian rose grower Grace Rose Farm unveils the real costs of shipping flowers. "We consider part of our duty here…

Armellini Express

US: Armellini Express selects ORBCOMM’s In-Cab solution to boost fleet efficiency and driver performance

ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that it has been selected by Armellini Express, the largest transporter of fresh cut flowers in the United States and a provider of truckload services for temperature-controlled shipments, to provide its in-cab solution for…

Danish shipping giant to transport ocean cargo between nations Maersk

Maersk to ship cargo between UAE and Israel

Earlier this month Israel and the UAE signed an historic agreement to normalise relations, marking a big development in economic collaboration and ending a ban on trade…

Royal FloraHolland

"First aid with 100% Digital - everything you need"

The end of the year is coming closer. At the end of 2020, all direct orders at Royal FloraHolland will have to be recorded digitally in or through Floriday. This year, they have set up various resources and tools to help both growers as well as buyers with this change. They have organised 180 workshops…

Air Cargo News

Ecuador: Quito Airport records recovery in cargo exports

Ecuador’s Quito International Airport has seen its export cargo volumes pick up over recent months following the resumation of services at the hub. The hub said that connectivity from the airport has been increasing steadily since the resumption of commercial passenger operations on June 1, both in…

Alkemade and JP Hogewoning intensify cooperation

"For both grower and buyer, we are becoming an increasingly interesting partner"

As of October 1, the companies Alkemade International and J.P. Hogewoning are commissioning a new processing space in Aalsmeer. Both companies have been working together for more than 20 years. Because the market is developing rapidly and cooperation intensifies, a joint extension seemed the logical next…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

"Buy flowers internationally using euros and dollars"

Payment is a crucial part of being able to trade using Floriday - internationally, too. This is why the development of international payment solutions is one of the three strategic spearheads of Royal FloraHolland's strategy. This year, the first international transactions and payments will take place…

SkyTeam Cargo

SkyTeam Cargo celebrates 20th anniversary

SkyTeam Cargo is celebrating 20 years since it was founded in Washington D.C. on September 28 2000. Since the launch by four founding members – Aeroméxico Cargo, Air France Cargo, Delta Cargo, and Korean Air Cargo, the alliance has grown to 12 members and offers shipping for four different pillar…

Trish Patel, PJ Dave:

“We continued shipping the little orders coming through to secure future markets for Kenya”

The horticulture industry in Kenya is optimistic of quick recovery as global space slowly opens after the Covid-19 disruption. Export earnings hit KSh72 billion between January and May 2020, up from KSh65 billion for the same period last year, translating to an 11% increase. The good earnings are largely…

Royal FloraHolland

How to strengthen your sales position

With the Sales Management service, Royal FloraHolland's sales professionals are relieving the burden on various growers' in terms of sales, marketing and contact management. They give growers advice on their sales strategy and look together at how they can strengthen it. Teunis Versteeg and Jelle Pippel…

Verdant Technologies brings fresh innovation to produce and floral life-extension

Verdant Technologies announces its commercial launch into the biotechnology industry, bringing innovative 1-MCP solutions to market designed to help the produce and floral…

The future of deliveries?

Drones - you see them flying around more and more often. In the US, Amazon has received permission to test making deliveries with these flying machines. So, in a few years, we might never have to leave our houses. Our deliveries will simply be left on the porch or posted through a window.

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

"The future starts in Eelde"

The first new services for Royal FloraHolland growers and buyers will be available from Monday, 21 September. With the preparations carried out in recent months, Eelde is now an ultramodern hub, with the very latest services. Watch the video where location manager Thomas Bugel shows you how Eelde is preparing for the future. Source:…

SpiceJet

India: SpiceJet launches 14 dedicated cargo flights connecting northeastern states

SpiceJet has launched 14 dedicated cargo flights, which will be operated using its Bombardier Q400 aircraft, to and from the northeastern states. In a statement, the airline said these 14 new flights will operate to and from Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. "The dedicated cargo flights will…

Asocolflores

Two international flights return to Colombia on September 19

After ceasing operations almost seven months ago, international flights will resume on September 21st, according to the Ministry of Transportation. Two inaugural international flights are scheduled to take place before that date, on the 19th. The first commercial flight to depart Colombia will be…

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo named “Cargo Airline of the Year 2020”

For the second consecutive year, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has been named “Cargo Airline of the Year” by Air Cargo Week/World Air Cargo Awards. “We extend sincere thanks to our customers and industry colleagues for their trust, support and great partnership during this uncertain time. Based on…

Colombia reopens. Will air travel demand materialise?

The decision by Colombia’s government to resume some commercial aviation operations is being welcomed by the industry. But with the country’s COVID-19 case counts continuing to rise, the Colombian government will be monitoring the resumption of commercial flights carefully.  Just how fast demand will rebound…

LATAM Cargo increases capacity in Colombia

The Latin American transportation company, LATAM Cargo Group, announced an increase in its frequencies from Colombia to the United States in order to satisfy its clients’ needs in that market. It also announced the reactivation of its domestic cargo operation in 8 routes, thanks to the air operation…

IATA

Platform to improve visibility on air cargo infrastructure and capabilities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched IATA ONE Source, an online platform which helps the air cargo industry match shipping needs with the availability of infrastructure capabilities and certifications of service providers across the value chain. This is particularly timely amid…

Leon Hoogervorst, Inter Fresh Concepts

"Ice packs guarantee the quality of flowers at varying temperatures"

Shipping flowers has always been a challenge. Cooling capacities are not always within reach and it is also difficult to control humidity. As a result, the lifespan of the flowers may be shortened or they may suffer from botrytis. By using Ice Pack XL and Flower-dry these problems can be prevented. In…

Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways to increase cargo flights to China amid rising demand

Kenya Airways plans to increase cargo flights to China from once to twice a week beginning Oct. 1, an official said on Thursday. Peter Musola, cargo commercial manager of Kenya Airways told journalists in Nairobi that it will seek to deploy two freighters between Kenya and China in order to meet growing…

Passion Roses

US (OH): Passion Growers to get new flower sortation center

Air Transport Services Group subsidiary, TriFactor Solutions, has been awarded a contract to design and install a multi-divert sortation system in Xenia, Ohio, for Passion Growers of Miami. The project includes the design and installation of an automated system to sort inbound cases for Passion Growers’…

Royal FloraHolland

Netherlands: In anticipation of the Digital Nationwide Clock

Nationwide Auctioning is one of the focus points of Royal FloraHolland’s strategy. Nationwide Auctioning will optimise the floriculture chain. They currently auction in three locations; soon, they’ll be auctioning nationwide, independent of location. 100% Remote Buying (KOA)Remote Buying is a condition…

Air transport in Colombia begins recovery

Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez has announced 15 airports will reopen in September, including Bogota. This is an important step for the necessary restart of aviation in the country.“Air transport is an essential public service that people need for different reasons, such as work, health, family or…

Special towbar eases transport of Danish trolleys

Steenks Service recently launched a new special towbar, with which Danish trolleys can be transported easily. Danish trolleys have been a household name in the professional horticulture for many years. Thanks to the ideal dimensions, maneuverability, and the possibility of stacking, Danish trolleys are a…

IATA

July air cargo demand stable, capacity remains constrained

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower levels than 2019. While there is some month-to-month improvement, it is at a slower pace than some of the traditional leading indicators would suggest.…

C.H. Robinson

Increased demand and reduced capacity prove a challenge for air freight market

Over the past six months, the air freight market has been extremely unsettled due mainly to the cancellation of passenger services across the world in what we now know as COVID-19 interrupted scheduling. This drop in capacity resulted in demand outweighing supply and therefore, air prices multiplying as…

"Using reefer container would make Ethiopia’s product more competitive in the international market"

The horticulture industry, which contributed half a billion dollars in the last budget year, is vying to use shipment to export its product. In the new scheme the highly anticipated refrigerated containers or reefer containers will be used to export products through train via vessel. Currently the…

HFA partner AFKLM shows dedication to flower industry during challenging COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the entire flower supply chain from the grower to the seller. Holland Flower Alliance (HFA) member Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo and airfreight handling company Total Touch Cargo, have been working closely to navigate the difficulties the crisis…

Chrysal Arrive Alive D-block

"Keep your online flower orders fresh during delivery"

Faced with lockdown regimes and store closures, consumers turn to online and mobile shopping. Online sales of flowers have also increased worldwide. However keeping your…

Q7 Air Cargo

Dutch Flower Group welcomes new partner in Airflo

Dubai based perishable logistics company Q7 Air Cargo is to acquire an interest in the Dutch holding company of Airflo, the specialised perishable logistics group of companies with operations in Kenya and the Netherlands. Airflo’s owner, Dutch Flower Group (DFG), who themselves recently completed the…

Aeropuerto El Dorado

Colombia takes an important step towards restarting aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the announcement by Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez to reopen 15 airports in September, including Bogota, calling it an important step for the necessary restart of aviation in the country. "Air transport is an essential public service…

Schiphol and Circular Alliance join forces for smarter, more sustainable cargo

More than 35% of the import cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are flowers. And this delicate cargo needs special protection and efficient shipping. Roos Bakker, Director of Business Development for cargo, explains why Schiphol is committed to developing the right solutions for importers, and sustainable solutions for the planet. And…

Emirates SkyCargo is flying high again in Quito offering scheduled freighter service worldwide

After a slowdown in service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo is once again on course at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport, with three scheduled…


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