Logistics

Will the 2021 flower season flourish?

Ahead of Africa’s biggest flower season, there is a major doubt about whether there will be enough air freight capacity to carry the flowers from the continent to Europe. Interestingly, while Covid-19 vaccines are looking to take up most of the capacities, the stakeholders are prepared and are ready to…

Rwanda: High airfreight charges threaten horti export competitiveness

Rwandan horticulture exporters have appealed for lower airfreight charges after an increase in the transport fees has adversely affected their profits. The increase of the…

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Taks Handling Systems takes over Buitendijk Slaman

Taks Handling Systems is a company with logistic solutions for the greenhouse horticulture market. With the recent takeover of Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and now of Buitendijk Slaman, the company has taken the first steps in its chosen growth strategy. Arie Meeuwissen will also become Managing Director…

DSV Panalpina completes acquisition of Prime Cargo

DSV Panalpina is taking over Prime Cargo’s activities in Denmark, Poland and China from Mitsui-Soko Group, an international forwarding company based in Japan. Prime Cargo is…

Milestone Fresh wants to be the first Dutch climate-positive forwarder

Milestone Fresh wants to become the first freight forwarder in the Netherlands with a climate-positive policy. In the future, CO2 emissions from traveled distances won't only be compensated. They'll eventually even become ten percent climate-positive. Milestone Fresh is a market leader in…

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UK: Retailers and manufacturers demand action after delays caused by pandemic and Brexit

Retailers and food and drinks companies have called for MPs to launch an urgent inquiry into disruption at British ports, with delays to goods deliveries possibly set to last for months. The delays mean consumers may have to pay higher Christmas prices and companies may be unable to build up stockpiles…

Europe closes borders to UK - is fresh produce still moving?

This weekend, an increasing number of European countries banned travellers entering from the United Kingdom. On Sunday ferries were also stopped for passengers and the Eurotunnel closed for 48 hours. The move was made after the UK recorded 35,928 new cases of Corona virus on Sunday, more than double that…

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EU offers six-month no-deal 'lifeline' to hauliers on UK ECMT permits

Europe’s ‘no-deal’ contingency planning has extended a lifeline to anxious hauliers of a six-month delay on the need for driver permits, in exchange for UK reciprocity. The olive branch comes just a day after Europe allocated 1,600 European Conference of Ministers of Transport driver permits (ECMT) to…

Ecuador: Maersk tests rose transport by sea

The transnational Maersk and its subsidiaries Sealand and Hamburg Sud are conducting stationary tests in Ecuador, in order to transport live roses with approximately 30 days of maritime transit. This is being done together with Green Control company, whose representative from Fosfoquim in Ecuador, Ing.…

LATAM Group operates in Qatar for the first time

On November 30, 2020, a memorable flight for LATAM Group began its journey. For the first time, one of the Group’s aircraft, operated by LATAM Airlines Brazil, landed in Doha, Qatar, transporting perishables from LATAM Cargo customers in South America to Asia and returning to Latin America with…

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo launches SAF programme

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has launched the world’s first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme for the airfreight industry, enabling freight forwarders and shippers…

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Building a future-proof flower storage strategy

Air freight capacity has reduced drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can you create a storage strategy to make sure you can ship enough flowers for peak season? In this article, Jeroen van der Hulst, founder of FlowerWatch looks at some of the storage solutions FlowerWatch has developed with…

Lytofresh Technology:

"A user-friendly system to extend shelf life of fresh produce"

Lytone Enterprise, Inc., New Taipei City, Taiwan, has developed a series of products to extend shelf life of fresh produce that are easy to use, effortless, and highly versatile. The main items include several food-grade products, mostly patent-protected. Lytone is also one of the leading suppliers of…

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India: Centre's decision to allow flower imports only through Chennai Airport challenged in High Court

Aplea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging a central government notification which prevents import of fresh flowers from all airports in the country except…

Extend shelf life of perishables

EverFresh active controlled-atmosphere system now offers CO2 injection option

Carrier Transicold’s EverFresh® active controlled-atmosphere system for refrigerated containers now offers a new carbon dioxide (CO2) injection option to better preserve low-respiring, high-value perishable cargo. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of…

MSC tipped to overtake Maersk at the top of the liner rankings

Maersk, the world’s largest container line for the past quarter century, could soon lose its top spot on the global liner rankings list to its alliance partner, MSC. MSC has…

European carriers introduce new Asia charges

European shipping lines have published new prices and surcharges in Asia, after their latest announcements, increasing various charges until the end of the year. MSC has…

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Worldwide air cargo reflecting on October & 1st half November:

Asia Pacific gets further ahead, but China sees first yield/rate drop…

Worldwide air cargo contracted by 1/3 year-over-year (YoY) in April 2020. Since that very steep decline, the sector has bounced back steadily, resulting in an October-performance in kilograms of “only” 11% below October 2019, but 8% above September 2020. Airline revenues from air cargo kept rising: +48%…

PML to start new air freight charter service from Kenya

PML, the global perishable cargo specialist, is investing in chartering its own air freight flights to maintain its pivotal role in maintaining the supply of fresh produce during the pandemic and post Brexit. The company is working with Kenya Airways and has chartered a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft…

DSV improves warehouse operations with drone system

In a collaboration with tech innovator Verity, DSV is implementing an autonomous drone system in several of its warehouses to help manage inventory. Inventory management…

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US: How your business can take advantage of Section 301 tariff refunds

If you’re a U.S. company importing from China, you may have tens of thousands or even millions in tariff refunds waiting for you. With two-thirds of Chinese origin goods subject to Section 301 tariffs, companies large and small have been impacted since they were implemented in 2018 amid a U.S.-China…

Real-time logger simultaneously monitors temperature of supply air in front and back of ocean containers

DeltaTrak introduces its new FlashLink RTL Prime 3G-2T In-Transit Logger at Asia Fruit Logistica ON, November 18 to 20, 2020. FlashLink RTL Prime 3G-2T In-Transit Logger, Model 22367, is the first of its kind. With its unique 15m/50ft external and internal sensor combination, one logger can monitor…

United Cargo responds to COVID-19 challenges, prepares for what’s next

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, United Cargo has supported a variety of customers within the healthcare industry for over ten years. Three key solutions – TempControl,…

American Airlines Cargo continues modernization with new mail module

American Airlines Cargo continues the modernization of its business with the completion of digital Air Mail Handling and Mail Revenue Accounting modules from IBS Software's…

Royal FloraHolland joins forces transporters De Winter Logistics, Van Zaal Transport, and Wematrans. T

Royal FloraHolland is to join forces with leading transporters in the floriculture sector De Winter Logistics, Van Zaal Transport and Wematrans. The joint venture will be called Floriway. With this partnership, they will be building the best possible logistics chain for the floriculture industry. This…

Ethiopian wins 'Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020' Award

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Largest Aviation Group in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has won the ‘Overall Excellence for Outstanding Crisis Leadership 2020 Award’…

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US: TSA seeks enhanced screening capabilities for air cargo (with video)

Federal regulators want to improve industry’s ability to perform air cargo security checks and explosives detection technology to help meet forthcoming international requirements for screening 100% of export freight on all-cargo aircraft, the Transportation Security Administration’s air cargo chief said…

“Travel to African Countries should be possible”

In times like this where the Coronavirus has taken over major parts of the world, the government has tried to put in various measures to curb the spread and to protect lives.…

Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo receives “Best Cargo Airline – Europe” award

Turkish Cargo is chosen as the best cargo brand of Europe and received “Best Cargo Airline – Europe” award during the Air Cargo News Awards 2020 which was organized for the 36th time this year. Organized on a digital platform for the first time due to the global pandemic, 12 awards met with their…

Air cargo recovery continues in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released September data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo demand, while strengthening, remains depressed…

Airfreight steps in to grab more perishable logistics share

Air cargo accounts for not even 1 percent of the total global food supply chain but these perishable goods along with flowers constitute 17 percent of the total air freight.…

Delta launches scheduled cargo-only flights between U.S. and Europe

Delta launched cargo-only flights between the United States, Europe and India on Nov. 1 to help meet customer demand. There are daily cargo-only flights between New York-JFK…

Three real solutions for shortage of air capacity for flowers

The Covid-19 pandemic has placed huge pressure on global flower supply chains. One major challenge is a drop in air freight capacity due to the worldwide slowdown in travel…

Jose Luis Vargas, PrimeAir in Bogota:

"To promote stability and economic development in Colombia: Think globally and act locally"

The spread of COVID-19 is taking a particularly heavy toll on Colombia and its major economic centers, including Bogota where PrimeAir has a significant presence. Here in…

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services wins ‘Best Cargo Airline – Africa’ award

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest network cargo operator and multi-award winner, has been crowned with the ‘Best Cargo Airline – Africa’ Award at the Air…

Air Canada operates 3000th cargo-only flight

The onset of COVID-19 dramatically impacted global supply chains around the world causing critical shortages of supplies needed in the fight against the global pandemic. In…

Emirates SkyCargo marks key freighter anniversaries

Emirates SkyCargo has recently crossed key milestones in its global freighter operations. The cargo division of Emirates recently completed 10 years of operating dedicated…

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SkyTeam Cargo announces Omar Talal Hariri as Chair of its Executive Board

SkyTeam Cargo, the airline cargo alliance, has announced Omar Talal Hariri, CEO of Saudia Cargo and Saudi Arabian Logistics, as the new chairperson of its executive board. The…

Royal Schiphol Group takes full ownership of airport cargo information platform Cargonaut

Royal Schiphol Group has acquired additional shares in Cargonaut B.V and now has full ownership. Cargonaut, which was incepted in 1986, is responsible for information…

Special Logistics kicks off

A new month, a new Special. This time it's all about Logistics. Every day, articles on this subject will be published on a special place in the newsletters and on the website, both on FloralDaily and our Dutch sister site, BPnieuws. LogisticsLogistics is a hot topic. Smaller orders, home delivery, online orders, it puts a strain…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

Supply closely monitored due to increasing measures abroad

The second wave of the corona virus has also led to stricter measures in neighbouring countries. As a result, Royal FloraHolland have noticed that in some product groups, demand is dropping and supply on the clocks is increasing. For some product groups there has even been an increase in the rate of…


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