Logistics

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…

Top 50 US container ports

Each year, America’s ports handle millions of twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) containers holding cargo that is worth billions of dollars to the United States economy. These ports serve not only as entries and exits to the U.S. but as a gateways to the rest of the world. While all ports work hard to process cargo quickly and…

Tulips shipped out squeaky clean

The washing of the Tulip bulbs is in full swing in the tulip season. At VWS Flowerbulbs, they know all about it. After the bulbs have been dried and stored in the correct way, they are ready to be shipped worldwide. Check out the video to see how the bulbs are washed so they can reach their destination nice and clean. For more information:VWS…

Air France KLM gains FlowerWatch approval for Bogotá flower flow

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will attend Proflora 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia from 2 to 4 October. They will use the opportunity to announce that the company's flower flow out of Colombia is now FlowerWatch approved. The degree-hour controlled shipping method has been specially designed to handle delicate…

Royal FloraHolland auctioneer explains

How are (inter)national suppliers supervised?

Ruud van der Hout, auctioneer at Royal FloraHolland in Naaldwijk, receives growers from the Mzurrie Group in Kenya. Together with the growers, he visits Flower Handling Services and introduces them to the services. How are the products processed and ultimately made ready for auction for the clock? Ruud…

Double party at IAA Fresh

Five years ago, IAA Fresh, part of International Airfreight Associates BV (IAA), was established. With this establishment, this forwarder, who mainly shipped 'hard' cargo products, entered another industry: perishables. At the same time, IAA also celebrates an anniversary: On October 1st, 15 years ago, they opened their first…

Beam 2.0

Track & tracing the bulbs from A to Z

With the new version of the track & trace platform by Beam, it becomes much easier for growers, cold stores, and exporters to control their stock and to trace the bulb from A to Z. Without the high costs of an expensive stock system or ERP, as the founders say. On an iPad (on the forklift), a computer or…

Direct, within 5 to 7 days

Online store delivers from Dutch auction to Russian florist

An online store with flower and plant delivery from the auction directly to florists in every city in Russia and CIS countries. It is the distinction of the new flower startup named Potted. They deliver cut flowers and house plants within 5 to 7 days depending on the location "This means the freshest…

Royal FloraHolland:

Six new product groups started with Fc588

On 23 September 2019 Royal FloraHolland took a further step in the roll-out of the flower bucket Fc588. The Fc588 is now also available to the suppliers of Gypsophila, Hypericum, Waxflower, Limonium, Veronica and Euphorbia. In March 2019, the auction introduced the new multi-use flower bucket (Fc588)…

"Product labelling without limits"

Qsys enjoyed a very positive Four Oaks earlier this month with a record number of labelling solutions deployed. Their Infinity Label Producer, coupled with Infinity Publisher, offers the horticulture industry creative and flexible solutions to their Label and Tag requirements. Labels for production stocksInfinity…

Kuehne + Nagel offers CO2 neutral transports as of 2020

By launching its Net Zero Carbon programme, Kuehne + Nagel actively contributes to the reduction of CO2 in transport and logistics worldwide. In addition to the continuous reduction of its own CO2 emissions, the company now offers its customers solutions for reducing the CO2 footprint of their supply…

FedEx wants to ship South American flowers

FedEx wants the 6 million-plus pounds of perishable goods that come out of Latin America daily to take the trip on its cargo airline. That would mean a lot of flowers flying FedEx. “South America is all about cut flowers,” said Jerry Hempstead, founder of shipping consultancy Hempstead Consulting. This…

Saudia Cargo enhances presence in Europe and Africa

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company enhanced its presence in the African & the European continents adding new freighter flights alongside extra belly-capacity onboard Saudia passenger flights during the high season aiming to increase its network capabilities starting this September.Saudia Cargo added a second…

New Webflats and 1020 Flats introduced

What to do when a product is in such high demand? Create more versions of it! That is what T.O. Plastics did with their 1020 Flats and their Webflats. LightweightThere are first of all two new Web Flats made with a lighter weight plastic. The second one is called Solid Sided Web Flat, characterized by…

FreshPortal enters exclusive partnership with AgroCheck

"Non-paying customers undermine the growth of floriculture companies"

‘Various of our clients have seen growth stagnate because of non-paying customers,’ AgroCheck director Mark Weitjens says. ‘The last few years we have seen an increase in dubious debtors from South America. Some companies traded with Dutch flower exporters and left with great debt before starting over…

Royal FloraHolland:

"Challenging circumstances on the labor market"

Now that trade is starting up again in September and the vacation period has not quite ended, many service providers in transport and logistics are facing the challenge of maintaining adequate staffing. Royal FloraHolland is also pulling out all the stops to achieve a good logistic result for its…

'Major logistical operation' brings palms to Park of Poland

In recent weeks, and even now, Fachjan has supplied hundreds of palms for the largest water park in Europe: ‘Suntago Water World’ water park, part of ‘Park of Poland’. Many dozens of trucks with plants have now gone to Poland and a large number of plants are now in place. For the good and expert packaging of the…

Real-time loggers provide temperature and location information

DeltaTrak® will be launching two new FlashLink Real-Time Prime In-Transit Loggers at Asia Fruit Logistica, Stand 3W41, Sept. 4th – 6th, 2019, at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong. With these two new models of real-time monitors (loggers), DeltaTrak has expanded its line of real-time loggers with cost-effective and…

US (FL): JetBlue and Aeronex Cargo to operate new cargo service

JetBlue will partner with Aeronex Cargo to launch a new cargo offering. Aeronex Cargo, based in Miami, are specialists in delivering turnkey air cargo managed services to low-cost airlines and will focus on providing fast and reliable air cargo services to the registered freight forwarders as well as…

Mid-year figures at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol show cargo volume decrease

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) has announced total cargo volume decreased by 9.2 per cent to 767,519 tonnes, compared with 2018, but total belly cargo volume increased by 0.9 per cent, following the release of the mid-year figures. Full freighter cargo volumes were down by 16.4 per cent, with a…

Cargolux sales enters digital era

Cargolux Airlines has just launched a new online booking tool enabling customers to smoothen the booking process and further enhance customer experience. The solution allows for connectivity through a platform “you book it, we fly it”, echoing the company’s motto. The digital tool offers users a faster…

First joint shipments of DSV Panalpina

The DSV Panalpina engine is warming up as the new company moves the first shipments through its combined network and the Charter Network in particular. Aircraft engines usually fly from A to B attached to the wings of an airplane. Not in this case: On Thursday, the US Aerospace team of DSV flew an engine,…

US (FL): Logistics companies brace for Dorian

Category 5 hurricane Dorian made landfall in Grand Bahama Island, and will continue its devastating path to Florida, forcing logistics companies to take precautionary…

Emirates SkyCargo had busy summer transporting perishables

The freight division of Emirates moved over 150,000 tons of perishables (as well as 27,000 tons of pharmaceuticals) through Dubai between the beginning of April and mid-August…

CAN (ON): Cool chain facility for AC Fresh in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo is extending its collaboration with GTA dnata in Toronto to include all AC Cool Chain shipments. Starting September 16, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with the AC Fresh solution flowing through Toronto will be handled by GTA dnata. This includes seafood, chilled meats,…

U.S. authorizes 21 Air to provide US-Mexico cargo service

21 Air was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to perform Scheduled Service Flights between the United States and Mexico. In its July 10, 2019 decision, the DOT states it found “no reason to question the carrier’s qualifications.” 21 Air thanks the DOT and looks forward to…

US (FL): Miami's gateway reputation continues to grow in floral

As increased cut-flower shipments arrive daily at Miami International Airport (MIA), the airport continues to strengthen its established reputation as the premier floral gateway in the U.S. for flowers exported worldwide. Cut flowers represent MIA’s top import commodity, with 2018 airport statistics…

Ethiopian launches cargo flights to Bangkok & Hanoi

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam as of August 16, 2019. Regarding the new service, Ethiopian Group CEO, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked, “Our new cargo service to Bangkok and Hanoi will supplement the daily belly-hold…

"Being duped by fake CCT5 Containers is a thing of the past"

A solution to finding ‘fake slots’ of CCT5 Containers

The Dutch company, Van Vliet Containers, has introduced a functional, affordable solution for scanning and counting CCT5 containers. At the beginning of 2019, Container Centrals introduced a new CCT5 RFID label. This was done for more than 3 million containers, including CC Pool. Before the introduction…

Royal FloraHolland:

Six seasonal flowers are starting 23 September 2019 with Fc588

In March 2019, Royal FloraHolland introduced the new efficient multi-use flower bucket (Fc588) with matching support shelving (Fc598) into their packaging pool. This roll-out continues on 23 September 2019, with the Gypsophila, Hypericum, Chamelaucium (Waxflower), Limonium, Veronica and Euphorbia…

FedEx announces new commitments in Latin America

Fedex has been present in Colombia for 25 years, but has not been seen as the dominant player that it is in other markets. A delegation of top executives has been in Colombia this week meeting with key customers, and the company is investing heavily into Colombia and the rest of the Andes. Fedex has…

US: Trucker shortage takes a toll on supply chain

In 2018, the trucking industry was short roughly 60,800 drivers – up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700. If current trends hold, the American Trucking Association (ATA)…

DSV completes acquisition of Panalpina

DSV expects to settle the previously announced public exchange offer for all publicly held shares of Panalpina. The settlement will be carried out during the course of today in accordance with Swiss market practices. With the settlement, the previously announced board changes in Panalpina will come into…

A look into the world of storing and preparing flower bulbs

There are rules for the proper storage of flower bulbs. Joost Bakker of Van Zanten Flowerbulbs knows this like no other. 17 years ago he arrived at Royal Van Zanten and over the course of time he started to focus on the storage and preparation of flower bulbs. He is now responsible for millions of flower…

How a simple wood and glass box revolutionised gardening

The year 1833 is an auspicious date for lovers of plants and gardening. This is when the first experiment testing a Wardian case occurred. Two wooden boxes carrying ferns and grasses travelled from London to Sydney on the deck of a ship. Amazingly, the plants survived the six-month journey, where…

Starting August 19th

Russia toughens rules for transportation of perishables

New rules for the transportation of fruits, vegetables and flowers across the border of Russia will take effect from August 19. Under the new requirements, people will be…

Vented film gives flowers and plants a breather

Traditional cast stretch film is great for product load stabilization, but what if you are wrapping products that are still alive, like flowers and plants? Then, once the load is wrapped and stabilized, businesses can experience condensation which can affect the quality of the product. In order to enable…


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