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Ajot looks at March 2021 cargo results:

"The category Flowers did better than in Q1-2019"

Air cargo’s final March figures show a year-on-year (YoY) worldwide growth of 21%. To make any sense of this percentage we need to revisit the detailed results for March 2020,…

Means Nursery takes advantage of EZRack's rental rack solution

"It brings savings and sustainability to our shipping operations"

EZRack, one of the leaders in rental, sales, recovery, and logistics management of environmentally responsible shipping and display systems for the lawn and garden industry, shines a spotlight on its work with Means Nursery, a large wholesale and retail nursery with locations in Oregon, California, and…

"No question of infringement by Royal FloraHolland for transport with sea containers"

On 13 April 2021, the patent chamber of the Court in The Hague ruled in summary proceedings instituted by Floration Europe against Royal FloraHolland. The judge ruled that there is no question of Royal FloraHolland infringing a patent concerning a method of transporting flowers in sea containers.  At the request…

IAG Cargo breaks Kenyan record for biggest air shipment

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) shipped 53.8 tons of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Nairobi, Kenya to London-Heathrow in March – a…

Shipping route launched to export Egyptian crops to Russia

Egyptian shipping company Kadmar Shipping Co. has announced the launch of the Russian Leader Line for transporting Egyptian agricultural crops between Alexandria and Russia.…

"Growers are already securing their 2022 inputs"

CAN: Van Belle Nursery expands greenhouse space to meet rising demand

Spring sales are strong, orders are coming in early and brands are increasing in popularity. In a nutshell, these are the biggest differences this season compared to 2020, Kevin Cramer of Van Belle Nursery, a Canadian wholesale plant nursery that is shipping across North America, explains. To meet the…

"A new universal trolley solution, which lowers operational costs in more environmentally sustainable ways."

Uni-Troll Europe and TPS Rental Systems launch new ISO standard trolley solutions

At the beginning of March 2021, TPS Rental Systems, an international supplier of IBC containers, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Uni-Troll Europe for the rental, financing and sale of their trolleys. "We are very pleased to have found the right industrial partner in TPS, who we know can handle…

The warehouse of the future

The future of warehouse logistics. These are the STO Express logistics robots in the sorting centre of Xuzhou, China.    

NL: floriculture industry vulnerable to criminal misuse

On a daily basis, customs, investigative service and numerous security personnel are on duty at mainports, such as Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the Port of Rotterdam, guarding the EU's external border. However, this level of activity is hardly ever the case for the floriculture industry, which is a…

Miami Airport

In honor of Women’s History Month, meet one of the women helping cargo flights soar

This Women’s History Month, Miami Airport is highlighting some of the women currently making history at the airport. MIA cargo reached sky-high records in 2020 with a total of 2.32 million tons. Meet one of the cargo community leaders working behind-the-scenes to make it all happen, Lorena Sandoval. What…

special "covid-offer" for growers struggling due to pandemic

Track & trace flowerbulbs to next level with software Beam

Tracking and tracing your flowers and flowerbulbs has become increasingly important over the last few years. Certification standards like Global GAP specifically demand traceability and a good administration of the quality of the products. Still, at a lot of growers, a lot of the registration happens on…

Cabinet Office

Experts claim the picture is more complicated

UK government claims volume of freight exports to EU has returned to normal

The UK government has issued a statement saying the volume of freight exports from Great Britain to the European Union has returned to normal, in spite of the new post-Brexit barriers to trade with the EU and restrictions related to the pandemic. Its internal data shows that the flow of roll-on roll-off…

Could this system make transporting goods between the EU and UK less complicated?

TIR, which stands for Transports Internationaux Routiers (International Road Transport), is the only global transit system. The TIR system is currently used in 64 countries, with more set to join. The core principle of TIR is to allow goods to be transported around the world quickly and securely,…

Four companies enter into joint venture Hortilogics

"The market needs logistics specialists that offer integrated solutions on a turnkey basis"

Four companies have set up a joint venture for the data-driven automation of internal logistics for greenhouses and packing centers within the international greenhouse horticulture sector. Hortilogics aims to unburden growers, producers, packers, investors and greenhouse builders completely in this area.…

Air cargo volumes stayed flat in January leading to higher rates for flowers

Worldwide air cargo volumes remained flat in January, reflecting the first month there was no year-on-year drop since the start of the pandemic, according to WorldACD’s latest…

In two two weeks time from Nairobi and Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Cargo transports 4600 tones of Valentine's flowers

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics services has transported 95,833,333 million stems of flowers (4600 tons) from Nairobi and Addis Ababa in a two weeks’ time before Valentine's Day. Ethiopian shipped 1,600 tons from Nairobi and 3,000 tons from Addis Ababa to Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Germany, Italy, UAE, the US,…

Aircargo news

Business as usual for Saudia Cargo’s flower logistics

The majority (70%) of flowers that Saudia Cargo transports are roses, Pedersen says. Other types of flowers that it carries are chrysanthemums, alstromeria, hydrangea, carnations, lilies and gypsophila. Kenya is Saudia Cargo’s largest flower origin market in Africa; Ethiopia and South Africa are the…

Qatar Airways shipped 5,000 tonnes of flowers for this holiday

"We added flights to meet the high Valentine's Day demand"

Valentine’s Day is over. However, for many in the floral industry, there is just a little time to breath as the next important floral holiday is around the corner; International Women’s Day. Also for airlines. From January 16th till the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13, they have been busy…

Crowley places third consecutive order from Maersk Container Industry

Crowley Logistics has ordered 300 energy-efficient reefer units from Maersk Container Industry (MCI) with expected delivery in March 2021. This will be MCI’s third delivery to Crowley within little more than a year.  “Crowley’s continued investment in its reefer fleet reflects a significant commitment to the…

Air cargo industry:

Valentine flower volumes bloom despite Covid-19 pandemic

The air cargo industry has been busy over the last few weeks, making sure loved-up couples are able to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic bouquet of flowers. Each year, the sector sees demand for flower transpiration bud in February ahead of February 14. This year was no different, despite the…

The load star

Cargo congestion swamps Europe's airports

Forwarders and other stakeholders are being urged to help stem the chaos at airports, as multiple hubs and handlers across western Europe face severe congestion, with no sign of flows easing despite China’s holiday. Cargo flows continue to be high – but also unpredictable – and handlers say they expect…

From flowers to vaccines, Kenya Airways sees new opportunity

With passenger traffic in a slump, airlines are turning to freight to fill the gap -- and Kenya Airways spies an advantage in the market to deliver temperature-sensitive Covid vaccines: its expertise in flying fresh roses to Europe. Some 3,000 tonnes of flowers are currently exported every week from…

PortMiami brings 2021 Valentine’s Day flowers in record numbers

Flower shipments from Colombia have increased significantly over the last few years, and the trend continues in 2021. So far this year, PortMiami has processed a record number of flowers for Valentine’s Day. Miami-Dade County is a key Gateway for flowers from Colombia for Florida residents, as well as…

Maersk continues with ocean shipping testing of roses

In November 2020, Maersk resumed the sea transport tests for roses in reefer containers StarCare, Controlled Atmosphere technology. Alex Bustos (Green Control FQM), Carlos Vergara (Reefer Specialist - Maersk), Johan Bacigalupo (Comercial Manager - Maersk) and Fohodil Galeas (Delivery and Depots - Maersk)…

Kenya Airways unveils its first “Preighter”

On 8th February 2021, the national carrier, Kenya Airways and other stakeholders unveiled and commissioned the first Re-purposed Dreamliner. The repurposed passenger Boeing 787 to a cargo aircraft, is a response to the depressed demand on the passenger side and the growing demand for air cargo in Kenya…

International Air Transport Association

IATA: 2020 worst year for air cargo demand since performance monitoring began in 1990

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand for air cargo decreased by 10.6% in 2020, compared to 2019. This was the largest drop in year-on-year demand since IATA started to monitor cargo performance in 1990, outpacing the 6% fall…

opportunity to cash in on high demand for Valentine’s Day flowers

More flower capacity as Kenya Airways plans to convert its Boeing 787 Dreamliner for cargo

The regulatory approval of Kenya Airways’ plan to convert its Boeing 787 Dreamliner for cargo use gives it an opportunity to cash in on high demand for flowers in Europe…

UK: Addison Lee launches new two-hour delivery service for local London Businesses

Addison Lee, London’s largest same day courier provider, has today launched AL Now – a two-hour, rapid delivery service that gives local London businesses a better, faster way to deliver to their customers.  Unlike other delivery services which give customers all-day delivery windows, AL Now allows London businesses…

China-Asean links expand via road, trade and exchange

In 2020, China and the Asean for the first time became each other's largest partners. The Kunming Dounan Flower Market is the largest fresh cut flower trading market in Asia,…

Rwanda wants to work with UAE to expand horticultural exports

According to Rwanda’s Ambassador to Dubai, the former is looking to engage the United Arab Emirates in order to expand its horticultural exports. Reports by local media in…


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