Logistics

Online seafreight service solution offers 'guaranteed lead time in container shipping'

With the newly launched full container shipment solution KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics service provider to offer an online solution for Full Container Load (FCL) shipments with guaranteed lead time, 100% money back guarantee, extended cargo liability, instant pricing, and carbon…

Saudia Cargo becomes 12th member of SkyTeam Cargo

SkyTeam Cargo, the world’s only cargo alliance, has announced that Saudia Airlines Cargo Company will become its 12th member effective 15th of April 2019. Saudia Cargo and its customers will now benefit from a global network covering over 900 destinations in more than 175 countries. Commenting on the new…

Ensuring proper temperatures when shipping perishable products by air

For perishables with a short shelf life, shipping by air—by far the fastest mode of transportation—has become the preferred way to go. And it may be tempting to think that an aircraft's flight time is all shippers need to worry about when it comes to ensuring freshness. But maintaining the proper…

Tips to hire quality drivers to protect your product

For the majority of the year, you probably don’t need additional drivers to meet demand, but that changes during busy times like Administrative Professionals Day and Mother’s Day. Odds are, you’ll see many new customers, so making a good impression is key. After all, if your customers don’t have a good…

Hilverda De Boer contract supplier Interflora Norway

From April, Hilverda De Boer has been certified as a contract supplier of Interflora Norway. Interflora works with a small number of wholesalers, where the 400 affiliated Interflora stores can buy their fresh cut flowers and potted plants. Hilverda De Boer opened offices in January 2018 in Oslo,…

Floranext launches new delivery manager for florists

Floranext has just released its new Delivery Manager software. The delivery manager comes with the following features: Easily re-route delivery stops by choosing which stops should come first before any others. Flower shop delivery drivers can use a smartphone to use the benefits of the delivery routing…

UK: Dutch flowers used to cover up cannabis shipment

A 25-year-old drugs courier who went to collect 47kg of cannabis from a Dutch lorry driver in a car park in Cirencester was jailed for two years. The drugs had been concealed amidst a cargo of Dutch flowers to hide the smell, Gloucester Crown Court was told. Each of the boxes contained flowers so that on…

Why temperature monitoring and tracking is important in transportation

“With an increasing demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the need for temperature control is also increasing. So the protection of perishable cargo in transit is becoming our principal task. In the past, we introduced an activated data logger that can generate a temperature report after the…

Panalpina and DSV agree to join forces

DSV and Panalpina have reached an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a Public Exchange Offer to all Panalpina shareholders. If the offer is successful, DSV and Panalpina will become one of the world’s largest transport and logistics companies with a pro forma revenue of…

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"A downward spiral is imminent for cargo at Schiphol airport"

The trade association of the Dutch air cargo industry, Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN), expresses its concern in Dutch financial newspaper FD about the future of cargo at…

dnata expands into Belgium; opens state-of-the-art cargo facility at Brussels Airport

dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to increase its global footprint and launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport. dnata’s expansion into the Belgian capital represents an investment of EUR 8 million and creates up to 100 local jobs…

UK: Despatch redevelopment improves efficiency in time for peak season

Hillier Nurseries has recently completed a major redevelopment of the Despatch facility at the company’s nursery site in Hampshire. A significant extension to the existing building, plus changes to the whole despatch process, have streamlined work and allowed for better quality control. These…

Brazil: LATAM Cargo to complete cooled terminal at Guarulhos Airport

LATAM Cargo is in the final stages of construction of a new cooled cargo terminal at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, which will be used to address international export demand. The 5370sqm facility will offer 33% more storage space for items such as salmon, mango, cherries, fish and flowers.…

Kenya: Trainings to improve the post-harvest chain

Do you suffer losses during post-harvest handling? Do you want to ensure the best design for your new cold store? Are you considering switching from air to sea freight, or developing a completely new supply chain? Based on clear and detailed insights into your situation and wishes, a series of trainings…

"Cold chain consistency equals floral success"

In recent years, we have witnessed the floral supply and distribution chain growing ever longer. Flowers come from greater distances than ever before to reach the retailer and…

Saudia Cargo appoints new Executive Director for worldwide operations

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company has appointed Per Hojland to the position of Executive Director, Cargo Operations Worldwide. Per, a Danish national, took up his new position in…

Royal FloraHolland rolls out new flower bucket

The new multi-use flower bucket Fc588 and its rack Fc598 was brought into use on 11 March 2019. Filled with the product Lisianthus, the first transactions have taken place. Due to the increasing use of CC containers in the export trade and the transaction reduction for international customers, the trade…

dnata appoints Dirk Goovaerts as Regional CEO for Asia Pacific

dnata announced the appointment of Dirk Goovaerts as the company’s Regional Chief Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific region. In his role, Dirk Goovaerts will oversee dnata’s operations at 10 airports in three countries, including Australia, the Philippines and Singapore, managing a workforce of 6,000…

KCAA on the spot for granting Ethiopian Airlines cargo permit

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is on the spot for issuing a permit to Ethiopian Airways to operate cargo flights between Nairobi and Europe even after the objection from Kenya Airways and other local freight airlines. Last month, KCAA granted Ethiopian Airlines permission to operate 15 ad-hoc…

Kenya: Jet fuel shortage hits Nairobi airport

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport nearly plunged into a crisis last week following the shortage of jet fuel that saw airlines restricted from fuelling at the facility. The move was blamed on oil marketers who ordered less fuel than the existing demand, hence creating a deficit. The Kenya Pipeline…

Saudia Cargo signs new business deal with Air Charter Service

Saudia Cargo and Air Charter Service have signed a new business deal on the sidelines of the three-day Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa. ACS, which is active in private jet, helicopter, airliner and cargo aircraft charters across Africa and other countries around the world accounting for…

What is cargo insurance and why is it important?

Transporting goods around the world is not without certain risks. And if you’ve ever shipped something internationally, you realize just how many things could go wrong while…

Kenya: "Chaos, losses in airport workers strike"

Passengers endured long waits while airlines and businesses counted huge losses as a strike by aviation workers paralysed operations at the country’s main airports on Wednesday. The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (Kawu) members downed their tools protesting against alleged unfair staff hiring, poor…

Inside Kenya Airways-KAA 'partnership' deal

The Public Investments Committee has warned of massive losses in the proposal for Kenya Airways to take over JKIA for the next 30 years. The airline seeks to run the facility in a concession agreement with the Kenya Airports Authority, eliciting a debate on its capacity to handle the operations. Whereas…

Changes in the Board of Directors at Kuehne + Nagel

Mr. Jürgen Fitschen and Mr. Hans Lerch, whose mandates after eleven respectively fourteen years of service as members of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International…

NL : Van Dijk Flora implements real-time transport management system of SupplyStack

Van Dijk Flora, one of the largest suppliers of multiple retailers in Europe, has chosen SupplyStack as its partner for real-time transport management and visibility.…

Kuehne + Nagel increases annual results

Dr. Detlef Trefzger, CEO of Kuehne + Nagel International AG, on the Group's annual result: “2018 was another successful year for Kuehne + Nagel. Despite the market weakening at the end of the year, we succeeded in increasing our net turnover, gross profit and EBIT once again. The consistent…

Ethiopian named ‘African Cargo Airline of the Year’ and ‘Air Cargo Brand of the Year in Africa’

Qatar Airways Cargo wins ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ award

Qatar Airways Cargo has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The award was given at this year’s ‘Air Cargo Africa’ air freight industry trade exhibition and conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 19–21 February 2019. The cargo carrier was also runner-up for…

Significantly less freight going through Schiphol compared to 2018

The number of freight movements at the Dutch national airport dropped by 17.3% in January compared to January 2018. Again more cargo was shipped in the holds of passenger flights (+ 6.2%), resulting in a 9.1% total decrease of freight volume. The decrease is mainly in imports from North America and…

Royal FloraHolland processes over a million transactions around Valentine's Day

Royal FloraHolland implemented various improvements in order to be well prepared for the 2019 Peak Days. They processed over one million transactions in Aalsmeer, Rijnsburg and Naaldwijk in the period around Valentine's Day. This is an increase compared to last year. The figures in brief: They processed…

"East-west tradelane starts to fly as Africa opens up to new global markets"

A new east-west tradelane is beginning to flourish, and could eventually overtake the traditional north-south route between Africa and Europe. The growing influence of China in Africa, coupled with the proximity and connectivity of the Middle East and strong trade links with Brazil, could see Europe…

Juan Yazbek, Agroideas reflects on Valentine’s Day season

More and more Ecuadorian flowers arrive in US by ship

It is often said that sea transport is a good alternative to air transport - it's now becoming a reality for exporters and customers in the USA. The demand has grown sharply, particularly for sea shipments with vacuum coolers. Agroideas, for example, is living proof. During the Valentine's season alone,…

Four thousand tons of flowers carried by Turkish Cargo for Valentine's Day

Turkish Cargo carried flowers to all four sides with its charter flights departing from Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador) to meet the need for Valentine's Day, in addition to its heavily-operated special cargo transportations. The air cargo brand carried nearly 4 thousand tons of flowers between…

American Airlines Cargo appoints new members to management team

American Airlines Cargo has announced the appointment of several new leaders in its organization, some who will be joining the Cargo team for the first time. Cargo senior leadership team Two new additions to the Cargo senior leadership team include Tim Paliganoff, Director of Customer Experience, and…

Video: The making of 'the ideal flower box'

Optimizing the floral logistics supply chain is the main goal of Holland Flower Alliance. One of its latest initiatives is the creation of the ideal flower box, which resulted in a 15 per cent increase of weight on airline pallets and boxes on the Nairobi to Amsterdam route. Want to see what this looks…

Tons of flowers shipped for Valentine's Day

T oday is Valentine’s Day and, true to tradition, AFKLMP Cargo shipped about 3,300 tonnes (+10% compared to 2018) of flowers to Europe from leading production and export countries such as Kenya, Ecuador, and Colombia over a two-week period in January and February. These included Kenya’s famous roses,…

Flower exporters fault night closure of JKIA runway

The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is on the spot following its routine annual night closure of airport runway for maintenance between March and April, the period when the horticulture exports are at its peak. The Kenya Flower Council chief executive officer Clement Tulezi said the move affects their…

Ethiopian recognized as top performing cargo airline by Guangzhou Airport

Ethiopian Airlines has been awarded gold prize as the top performing cargo transportation airline at the Customers Annual Meeting organized by Guangzhou Bayiun International Airport on 30th January 2019. The award was handed to Ethiopian for being the first airline among top ten cargo operators to…

"More efficient trolley transport with Lowpad Small"

The latest move of Eurotec on the AGV market is the release of the Lowpad Small. After a period of engineering and assembling, the Lowpad Small is now ready for introduction on LogiMAT 2019. The Lowpad Small is highly suitable for small load carriers such as dollys, trolleys and roll cages. One of the…

Shippers roll out the planes for Valentine's Day

Every year, millions of roses are gifted worldwide on Valentine’s Day resulting in a spike in demand for flowers in early February. To meet this requirement, major flower producing nations around the world including Kenya and Ecuador harvest and air-freight additional quantities of roses to important…

Turkish Cargo starts operations at Istanbul Airport on March 2

Providing services to 124 countries worldwide, Turkish Cargo will now also be offering its services from Istanbul Airport, thus carrying out its operations simultaneously on both Istanbul Airport and Ataturk Airport as of March 2, 2019. Following such date, the transportations to be performed by…

"Belly cargo on the up for Schiphol carriers as hopes rise for Local Rule"

Schiphol’s airlines have stepped up their belly cargo operations as freighter capacity constraints continue to bite. Last week, the airport reported it had seen 4.2% growth in belly cargo in 2018, but overall cargo volumes were down 2.5% year on year. Total freight volumes were 1.7m tonnes, making…


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