Kenyan elections - still no winner declared

Elections cause delays at Port of Mombasa

The result of the Kenyan presidential election held on 9th August hangs in the balance. Yesterday's figures had the two candidates, William Ruto, current Vice President, and…

NZ: Being a fair and ethical employer

The success and reputation of New Zealand’s horticulture industry is a direct result of its people. If our people thrive, so too does the sector. Unfortunately, reports this…

UK: Import changes

On 22 July 2022, a new GB-focused risk-based inspection regime has been introduced across England, Scotland and Wales. Additionally, a new flat-rate fee will apply across England and Wales for…

Insights by key market players on the development of sea freight of flowers from Kenya

The transport cost to Europe is the main expense faced by Kenyan exporters of horticulture products, such as flowers. The air freight industry is well-developed in Kenya and highly flexible to meet demands. The sea freight industry of fresh produce, however, is less developed and could become many times…

GO real-time trackers help Florida-based exotic plant nursery monitor and protect valuable shipments

Preserving tropical flora in-transit

The market for tropical plants has heated up significantly in recent years. Increasing consumer demand for rare specimens, such as those with distinctive leaf variegation or unique foliage, has been known to fetch hefty price tags surpassing thousands of dollars. For R&D Nurseries, which specializes in…

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Florists struggle through winter season as costs rise

Florists say a shortage of blooms is behind the big increases, and they're being squeezed out of the market by competition from larger retailers like supermarkets. Owner of Hansen's Floristry Syd Hansen has been arranging and selling flowers for more than 40 years. "It's been my passion, my life's work,"…

Cargo delays still persist

Container trailer owners in Chennai lift four-day strike

Shippers and freight forwarders in India’s Chennai region can breathe a collective sigh of relief as container trailers have called off their stoppage action that lasted…

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Plant health export service update

The Plant Health Export Service (PHES) is replacing PEACH and eDomero through a phased migration of commodities. The new service is faster, more efficient, and provides a modern and user-friendly interface for traders to submit applications. When do you need to move over to PHES?If your products are…

Terminal Investment Limited unveils €700 mln investment for Le Havre cargo terminal

Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), which is now the sole shareholder of the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre, has announced a major investment program that will…

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How flowers are 'put to sleep' for long sea voyages

Workers in heavy coats shift boxes of flowers from a cold store into a refrigerated container. Once packed, these blooms will travel hundreds of miles by road in a special 'controlled atmosphere' container from Nairobi to the coast.  © Jeroen van LoonKenya's flower producers are one of the nation's biggest…

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Emirates SkyCargo takes delivery of new freighter to ramp up capacity

Emirates SkyCargo took delivery of its latest Boeing 777-F to boost its fleet capacity and cater to the growth in the industry. Emirates’ freight division has seen a significant increase in cargo loads across its products, including pharma and fresh produce. In 2021-22, annual tonnage carried crossed 2.1…

Publication of Air France-KLM 2021 sustainable development report

Air France-KLM has published its 2021 Sustainability Report, accessible here. This fully digital report outlines the Group's actions to accelerate its environmental transition…

Kuehne + Nagel

Kuehne+Nagel named best freight forwarder in India

Kuehne+Nagel was named Best Freight Forwarder at India's first National Logistics Excellence Award, held in New Delhi by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The awards are intended to spotlight the change-makers driving innovation and transformation in the logistics sector in the…

"Our goal is to fully automate horticulture, thereby unburdening growers"

Evert van Zanten was born among the greenhouses on Heenweg in the heart of the Westland, the Netherlands’ foremost horticultural region, on 12 December 1951. After completing lower horticultural school, he enrolled in higher horticultural school, but soon realized that this was not what he wanted. Not…

Air freight demand begins to decrease amid global economic turmoil

The strong cargo demand that helped airlines stay afloat during the Covid pandemic is showing signs of softening amid growing economic uncertainty. The latter, in part, has been fuelled by decades high inflation. A potential weakening of the air freight market coincides with growing concern in the…

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Weaker Japanese yen spoils things as orchid sales rebound

Covid-19 lockdowns forced the industry to shift into survival mode, but the head of NZ Bloom said the industry rebounded with sizeable payoffs for growers last year. Managing director David Ballard told RNZ growers were getting strong prices, but international demand for orchids was mixed. "The big change…

Wang of Shandong AWT Bio-tech:

China: "We hope that fresh-flower preservation cards will replace ice bottles and make life easier for fresh-flower distributors"

Although the global pandemic is improving, there are still many limits on transporting flowers and plants. Transport costs are rising, and air freight is declining in volume. Keeping flowers and plants fresh during logistical difficulties is an important question for the industry. Manager Wang of…

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Kuehne+Nagel Air Logistics renews its global Cargo iQ quality certification

Kuehne+Nagel recently completed its Cargo iQ re-certification, conducted by independent audit company SGS, with a top 3-star rating. The extensive audit process, focusing on…

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Issues in logistics in the floral industry for 2022

Logistics is one of the most crucial steps in distributing flowers and plants. The floral industry is vast and varied, with different flowers being imported from multiple countries, and the journey from local farms to customers’ vases is not easy. The logistic procedure starts from the local farmer to…

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Cargolux and Bolloré logistics sign sustainable aviation fuel agreement

Cargolux and its long-term partner Bolloré Logistics have signed an agreement for the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in joint operations. The deal, covering 800,000 liters of SAF forms part of the Cargolux SAF program. This initiative will enable Bolloré Logistics to reduce its Scope 3 Greenhous…

Vacuum Cooling Colombia SAS sets up new R&d Centre in Funza

"Quality does not need to be wasted during transport”

Logistics have a major influence on the value of flowers at the destination and in consumers' hands, and updated technologies can modify the future of the industry. To provide scientific-based proof, Vacuum Cooling Colombia SAS is setting up a new Research and Development Centre in Funza, which shall be…

Signify celebrates 15 years of developing horticulture LED grow lighting

Signify is celebrating 15 years of Philips LED lighting solutions for horticulture. The Philips Horticulture LED Solutions team was formed in 2007 and has demonstrated the advantages of LED solutions to the industry. LED as a production tool"In the early 2000s, LED technology was developing rapidly. We…

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Kennedy Kiarie: “Logistics is the key to a successful supply chain"​

Coordinating flowers' journey from Kenya to the Netherlands

Coordinating flowers' journey from Kenya to the Netherlands Kennedy Kiarie: "Logistics is to key to a successful supply chain"​ Logistics align with the complex pattern of traffic and transportation, shipping and receiving, import and export operations, warehousing, inventory management, purchasing,…

Review of Svensson Boost Your Energy event

How much can you save with a screen?

At the Svensson Boost Your Energy event on Thursday evening, 2nd of June, at the WHC in Naaldwijk, everything revolved around energy saving, the biggest challenge for the grower at this moment.Greenhouse horticulture in particular is hit hard by the high energy prices. Gas is no longer taken for granted.…

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Global floral community gathers to discuss supply chain issues

Members of the global floral community gathered in Miami on May 25 to better understand and discuss key supply chain issues affecting the industry, including transportation concerns. The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) hosted The Floral Conference – Miami for buyers, sellers, and supply…

Jaipur airport's new international cargo terminal is now functional

The international cargo terminal at the Jaipur International Airport is now functional and recently had its inauguration. Rahul Nangre, the commissioner of customs,…

CoolTech on 21-22 June in Rotterdam

Perishable supply chain experts share insights into latest technological innovations and much more

Perishable supply chain experts will share insights into the latest technological innovations and the advancing roles of digitalization, data, automation, and sustainability over two days at CoolTech on 21-22 June in Rotterdam. Matthijs Van Doorn, Vice President Commercial from the Port of Rotterdam Authority,…

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On 8 of June

Free webinar to focus on mass-market floral in Poland

On the 8th of June 2022, the Dutch Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Warsaw, supported by media partner FloraCulture International (FCI), the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), and Fresh Market Poland, will bring together an impressive line-up of expert international…

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On 23 of June

Virtual trade mission to promote Dutch flower and plant export toward Polish retail

During this inaugural event, the Dutch Embassy in Warsaw, in association with Polish retail consultant Fresh Market Poland, the international organization of ornamental plant producers AIPH, and media partner FloraCulture International (FCI), will organize individual, tailor-made B2B meetings between…


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