Logistics

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…

"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…

Long-term descent in Colombian airfreight exports to U.S.

Freight forwarder FedEx has launched a new airfreight service between Miami and the Colombian airports of Bogata and Medellin, Transport Intelligence reports. That’s a sign of growth in specific airfreight lines despite a wider-spread slowdown in traffic. Panjiva analysis of IATA shows that global…

A look back on Peak Days 2019

The recent period was an especially busy time. Royal FloraHolland made several improvements aimed at making this period run as smoothly as possible. Royal FloraHolland implemented various improvements in the run-up to the 2019 Peak Days. 15,500 extra auction trolleys were purchased and 25,000 extra CC containers were rented. On…

Russia softens sanctions to allow flowers through by train

Dutch flower exporters could see their transport costs to Asia cut by 80%, following a change in Russian regulations. The ministry of transport announced that since July 1,…

India: Centre for perishable cargo comes up near Bagdogra Airport

Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) has joined forces with state Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Department with the financial assistance from Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and Assistance from States for Infrastructure Development…

Cargolux Italia launches new service to Incheon

Cargolux Italia has launched a brand new routing between Milan-Malpensa in Italy, and Incheon in South Korea, where the country’s primary international airport is located. The new frequency, which debuted on July 16th, 2019, includes two weekly connections between Milan and Incheon departing the Italian…

AI-enabled freight platform for overland shipments in Asia Pacific

Launching first in Thailand, a market where the road freight industry is projected to grow to a market size of over USD 31 billion by 2023, the technology-led platform will eventually be rolled out across 2019 and 2020 to India, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia. With etrucKNow,…

Sales Colours of Nature more efficient via Floriday, fulfilment and HortiHeat

"We can serve our customers within 90 minutes"

The Colours of Nature growers' association uses Royal FloraHolland's stock and order picking services to sell its products. It does so via Floriday in combination with the HortiHeat app. Edwin Erwich, responsible for sales at Colours of Nature: "This is the perfect combination for selling our products.…

UK: Pallet pooler seals long-term deal with flower wholesaler

Coventry-based IPP is developing a blossoming relationship with Redford Flowers of Spalding, which will see them help deliver the grower’s range of tulips and irises to Morrisons. Thousands of IPP’s wooden pallets have so far transported Redford Flowers to the supermarket giant as part of a sustainable…

Royal FloraHolland to implement Warehouse new Management System

Dutch auction Royal FloraHolland is implementing a new Warehouse Management System (WMS), which offers customers digital insight into the position the 'package' within the logistics process as well as the required service provision. The WMS roll-out will be implemented in phases. Mid-July 2019, a start…

Kenya: Lanet Airport to open opportunities for flower farmers

Tenders for construction of the proposed and long-awaited Lanet Airport will be issued next month, the Nakuru County Governor, Lee Kinyanjui has confirmed. “Flower farmers in Naivasha will have a chance to exploit the huge market available by increasing their exports to Europe and the United States.…

Cargolux adds Jakarta to global network

An official ceremony was organized after the arrival of LX-ECV to celebrate the introduction of the LUX-CGK route. The new frequency connects Luxembourg to the Indonesian capital once a week. The flight leaves the Grand-Duchy on Sunday and arrives in Jakarta on Monday. The rotation then continues through…

LATAM Cargo to begin service between Copenhagen and Latin America

In mid-June, LATAM Cargo became the first cargo airline to offer direct service between Scandinavia and Latin America by adding Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, as a new destination to its network. This new addition will provide customers in this market a better alternative to satisfy its growing interest…

"Negative trend in air cargo continues"

The negative trend on the air cargo front continued in the month of May, according to an analysis from WorldACD. In the month of May, total chargeable weight again decreased YoY, this time by 5%, whilst yields (in USD) fell by 5.6%, resulting in revenue loss for the airlines of more than 10% YoY. Not a…

Expolanka airline division rebrands as EAM

Having arrived at its milestone 25-year mark, Expolanka Airline Division has announced that it will embark upon the new era by rebranding itself as EAM (Expo Airline Management). The fresh new name and logo represents the company’s plans to aggressively expand on its client base, further reaffirming the…

Holland Flower Alliance and the Ideal Flowerbox

As the import of flowers continues to account for one-quarter of cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and the Kenya-Amsterdam route remains an important trade lane for the Netherlands, the annual International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) is a key date on the flower industry calendar. This year, a…

Kenya to open a cut flower distribution center in China

Kenya will open a cut flower distribution center in China in a new strategy aimed at creating a direct sales link and grow its exports to the Asian market. Industry and Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said the center, based in the Southern China province of Hunan, will be run in partnership with a…

Kenya: Flower exporters seek more space on KQ flight to US

Kenya flower exporters are seeking more cargo capacity in the Kenya Airways’ direct flight to the US to enable them to export enough produce to meet increasing demand. According to the Kenya Flower Council CEO Clement Tulezi, the airline management allocated five tonnes of cargo capacity to exporters of…

Cargolux adds Santiago de Chile to its global network

On June 14th, Cargolux Airlines returned to Santiago de Chile on a re-designed South American routing. The destination which been reinstated in the airline’s expanding global network, offers new opportunities for development in the Latin American market. The weekly connection serving Santiago will be…

October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombia: Proflora puts spotlight on sea freight

Sea shipping is something we are hearing more and more about in recent years. Being able to reach all the flower industry commercial hubs of the world at very competitive prices requires efficient and reliable transportation. For the first time in Proflora there will be a booth exclusively for companies…

Natasha Solano, Kuehne + Nagel:

“Cooperation crucial to keep cold supply chain closed”

Kuehne + Nagel originally started with seaborne cargo in 1890 from the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg, and after 1950 they quickly internationalised in all forms of modality. They also offer their services in air freight, for example. The company is one of the larger players in the transport of fresh…

KLM FlowerWatch approved

FlowerWatch announced Air France/KLM/Martinair Cargo as FlowerWatch Approved for the route Nairobi Amsterdam for the year 2019. This marks this carrier as the first cargo airline certified. Pier Luigi Vigada and Jeroen van der Hulst “We are proud to be the first airline with a guaranteed degree-hours controlled supply chain…

LNG and LHV combination can transport up to a quarter million cuttings

As of this month, Dekker Chrysanten is making use of an LHV (longer heavier vehicle) combination. The use of the Volvo FH42T LNG is fully in line with the chrysanthemum breeding and propagation company’s aspirations to be more sustainable. The combination was supplied by the dealer LVS Trucks, which has…

FloraHolland intensifies inspection on proper use of trolleys

At Royal FloraHolland, they noticed that people do not always use the auction trolleys for their intended purpose. This puts pressure on the number of auction trolleys available for the logistics processes. In order to prevent this, supervision and enforcement pertaining to the proper use of auction…


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