• FFWD Fresh Rail wants to prove that shipping fresh products is easy

    FFWD Fresh Rail is a fresh produce rail operator with several projects underway. The company’s current goals focus on expanding its services in East and South-East Europe.…

    CMA CGM Air Cargo launches three new destinations

    Two months after its first air freight services were launched, CMA CGM Air Cargo is now introducing regular connections between Liège (LGG) and Dubai (DWC) from May 19. Dubai is a hub ideally located at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, and it possesses all the latest infrastructure for…

    Augura estimates Colombia has been unable to export more than 773,000 boxes of bananas

    Uraba has been unable to transport 33% of its bananas due to roadblocks

    The Association of Banana Growers of Colombia (Augura) has prepared a preliminary report on the impact that the national strike and blockades have had on the banana sector of…

    Acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V.

    C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence

    C.H. Robinson further expands its European road transportation presence with the announcement of the acquisition of Combinex Holding B.V. Combinex is one of the fastest…

    PML’s solution to border control delays now operational

    Following a delay of over three months caused by the pandemic, PML’s venture with FreshLinc to operate a remote HMRC / DEFRA approved Border Control Post (BCP) and ERT (bonded warehouse) facility has finally been given the green light and is now up and running. Completed ahead of Brexit, the global…

    Kuehne+Nagel completes acquisition of Apex - becoming market leader on the transpacific route

    Kuehne+Nagel has completed the acquisition of Apex International Corporation, following the satisfaction of all closing conditions, including the receipt of unconditional regulatory approvals from the competent authorities. Apex is one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially on the transpacific…

    HHLA reports strong start into 2021

    Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) started the 2021 financial year off strongly. Despite the continued influence of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting global imbalances in transport flows, HHLA achieved a year-on-year increase of 26.4 percent in its Group operating result (EBIT) to €?46.3…

    Hapag-Lloyd with a strong start to the year in first quarter

    Hapag-Lloyd has concluded the first quarter of 2021 with earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of roughly USD 1.9 billion (approximately EUR 1.6 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to roughly USD 1.5 billion (approximately EUR 1.3 billion). The Group…

    South Africa: Transnet Port Terminals to deploy new version of container terminal OS

    Within a few weeks, state-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) will launch a new version of its container terminal operating system, Navis Sparcs N4. According to CFO Sharla…

    Refrigerated logistics: a sector poised to grow?

    "With shifting consumer trends and other factors, the cold-chain logistics sector is seemingly set to only showcase growth in the coming years. Data, supported by several studies, as well as the growth in the food and beverage industry – a key player in refrigerated logistics – shows a positive compound…

    New vessel services link Ports of Oakland and Seattle with China and Taiwan

    As global trade booms, the container shipping industry is introducing another new vessel service at the Port of Oakland. The Port announced yesterday that Taiwan-based Wan Hai…

    Ocean Network Express expands its refrigerated container fleet

    Ocean Network Express (ONE) continues to expand its currentrefrigerated container (reefer) fleet by adding another 27,500 new units (including 850 units equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology) to meet the growing demand forrefrigerated cargo around the world. This new investment…

    APM Terminals agrees divestment of APM Terminals Rotterdam to Hutchinson Ports

    APM Terminals (APMT) and Hutchison Ports are pleased to announce that Hutchison Ports Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports, has signed an agreement to acquire the Rotterdam container terminal APM Terminals Rotterdam (APMTR) from APMT.?APMTR is located adjacent to Hutchison Ports’ existing…

    Dirk Veldhuis over new Dutch transport business:

    "Grown to 18 trailers in just over a year"

    In 2017, Dirk Veldhuis sold his Agri Logistiek shares to HZ Logistics. That was after a long career in the fruit and vegetable transportation sector in the Netherlands. He'd worked at In't Veen-Visbeen, Frisch Logistiek Holland and Agri Logistiek. Dirk's been diagnosed with a terminal disease. That led…

    Navigating the transition on ginger growing regions

    Ginger supplies are transitioning between growing regions and good-quality ginger is more scarce currently. China: Kian Fattahi with Global Farms Enterprises in Los Angeles, CA says a few months ago, conventional ginger supplies saw a price drop into the low teens because of an oversupply on the market.…

    New fruit chartered flight service between Lanzhou, China and Thailand launched

    Recently, a chartered plane loaded with 17 tons of mangosteens, durians, rambutans and other tropical fruits from Thailand took off from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in…

    Transporting a kilo of products from Spain to Germany already costs 14 cents more than transporting it from the Netherlands

    A new road toll would negatively impact the competitiveness of Spanish exporters

    Spanish fruit and vegetable exporters have a competitive disadvantage in terms of transport costs when compared to other Community producers because they are at a greater…

    USDA

    USDA Fruit and Vegetable truck rate report - TUESDAY MAY 4, 2021

    Still insufficient truck availability in California

    The USDA has presented its Fruit and Vegetable truck rate report from Tuesday May 4th. It seems there are still shortages in California and the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Rates quoted represent open (spot) market sales that shippers or receivers pay, depending on basis of sale, per load,…

    Providing affordable freight to New Zealand

    Pasifika Air wants to reignite pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands

    Pasifika Air aims to reignite the pawpaw industry in the Cook Islands by providing affordable freight to New Zealand. Owner Mike Pero has spent the past few days in Rarotonga…

    Port of Rotterdam

    Successful processing of Suez Armada

    ‘The Suez Armada is as good as processed. We are proud of how well Rotterdam addressed this, but things remain very busy and challenging at the terminals.’ With this…

    Evergreen Marine Corporation back in the black in Q1 2021

    The Evergreen Marine Corporation achieved a US$ 567.13 million net profit for Q1 2021, reversing the US$ 24.24 million net loss in Q1 2020. According to preliminary unaudited…

    DP World to start development of Banana Port in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Dubai-based global provider of end-to-end logistics solutions DP World is set to start the development of the deep sea port at Banana in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.…

    Egypt:

    Hapag-Lloyd expects grape exports to increase by 10 to 15%

    The grape season in Egypt is starting and looks extremely promising. Hapag-Lloyd expects grape exports to increase by 10-15% this year. In contrast to last year, the grape…

    Costa Rican exporters demand more scanners at APM Terminals to stop drug trafficking to Europe

    So far this year, the country's Narcotics Department (PCD) has intercepted 9 containers with a total of 6,974 kilos of cocaine at APM Terminals. The latest seizure took place…

    Hwy haul raises $10 million Series A to reimagine fresh produce supply chain

    Hwy Haul, a produce supply chain logistics company started by former Walmart executives, has raised a $10 million Series A round to further its mission to transform the way fresh produce is shipped and delivered. Eileses Capital led the round with BluePointe Ventures as the co-lead. Additional investors…

    Plaquemines Port in Louisiana and APM Terminals announce future port collaboration

    Plaquemines Port and APM Terminals have announced an agreement to work together to discuss the future design of the Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District (PPHTD), including the consideration of APM Terminals as the future terminal operator. The facility is in the early stages of development as a…

    New cold storage facility boosts temperature-controlled trade through Port of Savannah

    As the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America and the third fastest-growing port in the nation, the Port of Savannah has faced infrastructure…

    Logistics of Curation Foods outsourced to Castellini Company

    Landec Corporation, a diversified health and wellness company with two operating businesses, Lifecore Biomedical, Inc. and Curation Foods, Inc., today announced that it has…

    How the freight exchange Dako Log wants to ensure fair conditions on the market

    The call for fair cabotage regulations

    Cabotage, e-CMR and digitalization have been among the highly controversial topics in the transport and logistics industry for some time now. In the midst of the conflicting interests of transport companies, associations and the shipping industry, the logistics platform of Neckarsulm-based Dako Log wants…

    Zespri switches to mostly charter refrigerated container ships

    Rather than relying on normal scheduled ships, this year, Zespri has switched to using mostly charter refrigerated container ships in order to get its kiwifruit to major…

    South Korea charters 88 flights to Singapore for strawberry exports

    South Korea’s agricultural ministry has stated it has operated 88 chartered flights to Singapore since December last year. This is intended to aid local strawberry farmers…

    'Geographic location is an asset'

    Netherlands co-finance construction of a logistics center in Benguela, Angola

    The construction of a logistics center in Angola’s Benguela province will be co-financed by the Netherlands. The European country will provide credit to build this center,…

    Rising transport costs led to 15% lower profits for Filipino banana growers

    It is reported that banana exporters in the Philippines are struggling due to rising logistics costs and delays in transportation, leading to a fall of the overall profit of at least 15%. Alberto F. Bacani, Chairman of the Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA) and President and CEO…

    Malaysia: Ministry wants local fruit exported via airasia farm

    Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry hopes to see local fruit such as tarap and bambangan exported not only to West Malaysia but to the world. This is now a…

    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

    AirAsia's B2B fresh produce platform to set up warehouse in Sabah state capital

    AirAsia's fresh produce e-commerce platform, airasia farm, is intending to set up a 557m2 warehouse in the city of Kota Kinabalu, the second quarter of this year. The…

    South African Government News Agency

    South Africa: Fuel price comes down in May

    The price of petrol is set to come down by nine cents a litre as of Wednesday, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) announced. The price of 95 (ULP and LRP)…

    Air New Zealand and Air China alliance extended for another five years

    At the China Business Summit in Auckland, Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran announced that Air New Zealand and Air China have extended their strategic…

    South Florida Container Terminal ready for gateway growth

    South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) is nearing completion of its three-year modernization project to prepare for future growth. The project focused on transforming the…

    The CMA CGM Group announces the order of 22 new vessels

    The CMA CGM Group signed with CSSC Group an order for?6 LNG-powered containerships with a capacity of 13,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot equivalent unit), 6 LNG-powered containerships with a capacity of 15,000 TEUs and 10 VLSFO-powered containerships with a capacity of 5,500 TEUs.? This order aims at accommodating market…

    Ombudsman in talks with Australia Post on shipment of perishables

    Small Business Ombudsman Bruce Billson has stated that the first meeting between himself and Australia Post to find a solution to the issue of shipping perishable goods was…

    P&O Ferries to launch fifth ship on Dover-Calais

    P&O Ferries announced the return of a fifth Ro-Ro ship on its Dover-Calais route in order to take back market leadership on the English Channel. Pride of Burgundy - a 28,000…

    Airasia farm & Agriculture Ministry intent on helping Malaysian farmers

    Both AirAsia Group Bhd’s business-to-business e-commerce platform ‘airasia farm’, and Malaysia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industries (MAFI) are intent on increasing…

    DP World launches e-commerce platform to accelerate global trade

    Trade enabler DP World has launched?DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world. DUBUY.com adds digital trading corridors to the physical corridors DP World has built across the African continent with…

    Ports brace for ‘tsunami of freight’

    US importers face even more extreme delays ahead as container capacity maxes out

    At this point in time, the number of container ships stuck at anchor off Los Angeles and Long Beach is down to around 20 per day. That number was about 30 a few months ago. However, this does not mean the capacity crunch in the trans-Pacific market is finally easing, says Nerijus Poskus, vice president…

    Financial results Q1 2021

    Strong truckload business drives profit growth for C.H. Robinson

    C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. First Quarter Key Metrics: Total revenues increased 26.3 percent to $4.8 billion. Gross profits increased 23.7 percent to $697.7 million. Adjusted gross profits(1) increased 23.7 percent to $702.4 million.…

    US driver shortage worries agri trucking firms

    The current pandemic is driving more and more truck drivers out of their cabs, which is causing haulers and food processors to fear there won't be enough people available to…

    At least 1,000 lost this year already

    Thousands of containers are falling off ships every year

    In recent months, cargo worth tens of millions of dollars has fallen off ships as the industry suffers the sharpest surge in lost containers for seven years. More than 3,000…

    COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces 2021 First Quarter Results

    Cosco Shipping Ports Limited, the world’s leading ports operator, today announced the first quarter results of the Company and its subsidiaries for the 3 months ended 31 March…

    Exporters are restless as Australian grapes find their way into the Chinese market obstructed

    The Daily Telegraph reported on the 23rd of April that Australian vineyard owners were uneasy because customs clearances of Australian grapes in Hong Kong have slowed down.…

    A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S – Trading update for Q1 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

    Trading update for Q1 2021 and 2021 full year guidance adjustment

    Based on preliminary figures A.P. M?ller - M?rsk A/S reports an unaudited revenue of USD 12.4bn and an underlying EBITDA of USD 4bn and an underlying EBIT of USD 3.1bn for Q1…

    Post-Suez box port troubles in Europe not as bad as expected

    Although the follow-on effects of last month’s Suez Canal blockage have worsened and prolonged problems of equipment availability, tight capacity, and schedule reliability ‘in…

    Emirates SkyCargo supports NZ food export leadership during pandemic

    During the pandemic, as global supply chains were disrupted due to the suspension of passenger flights, Emirates SkyCargo provided much needed air cargo connectivity through…

    DSV Panalpina acquires Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics business

    Two years after the acquisition of Swiss-based Panalpina, the Danish transport and logistics company is once again announcing a large acquisition: Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL). M&A is a well-known part of DSV Panalpina’s long-term strategy and the company has demonstrated its ability many…

    High air and sea freight rates persisting in international shipping

    This year, air and sea freight rates have skyrocketed, containers are in short supply, and cabin space is hard to find. Congestion in European and American ports has become…

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    Lance Pullan – Linernet

    Shipping snapshots together form a full picture

    Linernet is a Durban-based market data provider and analyst focused on the entire spectrum of the shipping industry: reefer containers, conventional vessels, liquid bulk, roll-on/roll-off car carriers. “The reason I started Linernet was that while I was working at a number of shipping lines, I noticed…

    Port of Antwerp

    Slight growth in container throughput - strong quarter for breakbulk

    Port of Antwerp holds its own in Q1, despite Brexit and Corona crisis

    The total throughput of Port of Antwerp remained stable at 59,1 million metric tonnes compared with the same period last year. Despite the impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis and Brexit, all goods flows except liquid bulk recorded growth. For the coming period, it remains to be seen what the impact…

    PML packs in more investment

    Perishable Movements Ltd (PML), the global perishable cargo specialist, continues its commitment to investing in state-of-the-art technology and innovative equipment, with the purchase of a quarter of a million pound (£250,000) multi-head packaging machine.The latest addition to PML’s Heathrow base will have a dramatic impact…

    Importers slow to take delivery of their cargoes due to lockdown

    Bangladesh: Slow delivery frustrates Chittagong port activities

    Operational activities at Chittagong Port are hampered by a significant rise in the number of undelivered Reefer Containers as importers are not too interested to get their…

    Sierra Lara arrives in Rotterdam with 1,371 pallets of grapes, 270 pallets of pears, and 100 pallets of plums

    "South Africa using extra ships to meet shipping space shortage"

    Yesterday, Seatrade's Sierra Lara arrived at the Rotterdam Fruit Wharf (RFW) in the Netherlands. "This vessel was additionally deployed. It meets South African exporters' demand for shipping space. There's a shortage of empty reefer containers in Cape Town. Seatrade is a flexible shipping company. That was part…

    Kenya: Cost of goods to rise as shipping charges jump by 25%

    The Shippers Council of Eastern Africa (SCEA) has stated that the East Africa region is currently experiencing a shortage of vessels and containers which has contributed to…

    Barry Zuiderwijk, HZ Logistics: "Making the most of toll exemption"

    Dutch haulier gets 30 Volvo FH LNG trucks

    In the Netherlands, HZ Logistics has taken a significant step toward making its fleet more sustainable. They commissioned 30 Volvo FH 460 LNG 4x2 rigs. The logistics service provider chose these trucks because of their environmental benefits and the good business case. Volvo Trucks dealer, Volvo Group…

    Graham Eardley - Eardley International

    "Work and stress levels have gone up and added extra costs to a supply chain"

    It is now almost four months since the Brexit regulations came into force and one UK haulier said it has been a very difficult few months. “Yes, there have been improvements but it is still tough,” according to Graham Eardley from Eardley International. Graham’s haulage company transports British meat…

    Court rules importer must still pay for 'bad tomatoes' from Spain

    A Dutch importer still has to pay for two Spanish shipments of tomatoes despite the dispute regarding their quality, as was ruled by the District Court The Hague last month.…

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    Proposed barge system for Durban is taking shape

    Reefer season will require cool heads

    As President Cyril Ramaphosa was visiting the port of Durban (a visit that heartened him, he said), Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) was discussing its reefer readiness for the upcoming season with industry stakeholders. Transnet expects a 10% overall increase in demand for reefers this season (15% in…

    UK throws out post-Brexit Kent permit for lorries

    The UK government has decided to throw out the post-Brexit Kent Access Permit required for lorry drivers to enter the county on their way to the EU. The government has said…

    Agreement delivers enhanced digital capabilities for refrigerated containers

    SeaCube Containers LLC and Carrier Transicold announced yesterday a strategic refrigerated asset management systems platform engagement. As a result, SeaCube will be the first intermodal equipment leasing company to incorporate Carrier’s Lynx? Fleet solution into its fleet with an initial deployment of…

    Port of Hueneme, California: Fruit volumes rose in 2020 despite COVID-19

    Port of Hueneme Director Kristin Decas has stated that the Port is again very busy, as it saw a rebound in business following downturns related to the pandemic in 2020. Decas…

    Ive Lambert, Starfruit, Belgium

    “Limited supply and boat delays causing shortage on the avocado market”

    The mango market's in transition from Peru to the Ivory Coast. "The Peruvian season's almost over. The last boats are in, and next week, the last airfreight mangos will arrive," says Ive Lambert of Belgian import company Starfruit. "Peru's had a generally good season. They didn't have a big price dip,…

    Interview with Riccardo Martini of DCS Tramaco

    "Shortage of containers in Italian ports"

    The pandemic, the Suez Canal blockade and the sharp price hike on containers had a huge impact on the logistics sector, especially for those who work on a global scale. We talked about the current situation with Riccardo Martini, CEO of the Italian company DCS Tramaco of Ravenna, which has just taken…

    South African president Ramaphosa:

    ‘Transnet will spend R100 billion to modernize Durban Port’

    Last week president Cyril Ramaphosa, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan were in Durban port to assess its efficiency. The…

    Auckland ship congestion affecting Port of Tauranga

    The Port of Tauranga is NZ’s largest port and international freight gateway. At this point in time it is experiencing? congestion as ships wait anchored outside Tauranga Harbour's entrance. At the weekend, more than ten ships were waiting to enter Tauranga Harbour to unload and pick up cargo. “Some of the…

    MSC could become the world's largest shipping line by 2022

    MSC currently operates a fleet of 587 container ships with a total transport capacity of 3,892,732 TEU. Meanwhile, Maersk has a fleet of 711 vessels with a cargo capacity of…

    Frigga releases single-use, real-time 4G thermometers with global coverage

    Frigga supplies real-time temperature monitoring solutions. Their current real-time thermometers provide services for clients in all five continents. These clients come from diverse industries including the pharmaceutical industry, fresh produce, distribution, and retail. This month Frigga officially…

    iFarm

    iFarm sees opportunity to introduce vertical farming into aviation

    Converting plane passenger cabins into salad bars

    When a European airline sought new ways to reuse decommissioned aircraft, iFarm engineers got to work designing a custom vertical farm that could flourish in the body of an airplane.? Experts from iFarm proposed converting the passenger airliner cabin into a salad bar and designed a vertical farm with a total…

    Port Manatee container trade soars 74 percent in record first fiscal half

    Port Manatee’s vibrant containerized cargo trade keeps soaring to record heights, with the number of container units crossing port docks in the six months ended March 31…

    Gisborne: New reefer ship to load this season's first kiwifruit consignment

    The reefer ship Kakariki has berthed at Eastland Port, to take in kiwifruit. The ship had to bypass Gisborne in mid-March and load Gisborne's first kiwifruit consignment of…

    Spanish citrus fruits will reach Germany in just 48 hours

    SanLucar starts exporting to Germany with refrigerated rail service from Transfesa Logistics

    For the first time in history, SanLucar is shipping its products to Germany by train with Transfesa Logistics' express refrigerated rail service. In this initial phase, Transfesa Logistics is handling the shipment of one container of fresh produce per week from Valencia to Cologne within 48 hours. Following…

    A misadventure with a record-breaking outcome

    Kiwis still perfect after 107 days of transport

    "After returning to its original base on 27 March 2021, the container destined to Taiwan, which left our warehouse in Baruchella Rovigo on 10 December 2020, had the incredible surprise of revealing to us that the quality of the kiwifruit shipped was 99% the same as at the time of departure," said Adelino…

    Ports brace for post-Suez onslaught as ships begin arriving

    With bottle-necked ships making their way to ports in the wake of the Suez Canal incident, cumulative delays for cargo ships are at 1,017 days, threatening to swamp ports with bottle-necked cargo for weeks to come. With more than 1.9 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) of capacity involved in the…

    Suez Canal blockade effects:

    Hamburg expects only a slight increase in traffic

    Port of Hamburg thoroughly prepared for upcoming traffic after Suez Canal blockade. Here you can find some facts and figures. The Suez Canal blockade from 24.3 until 29.03 following the stranding of the ultra-large container carrier EVER GIVEN caused a bottleneck of altogether almost 400 vessels in the East-West…

    CEO Hapag-Lloyd: "We have experienced a much stronger than anticipated rebound in demand"

    The shortage of containers can be felt globally, and the CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, Rolf Habben Jansen, stated on LinkedIn they've signed orders for another 150,000 TEU of reefer containers, on top of the 300,000 TEU that were already added since the start of the pandemic:? "During the last months we have experienced…

    Seatrade Group and Jamaica Producers Group Ltd announce joint venture acquisition of Geest Line

    Seatrade Group and Jamaica Producers Group Limited are pleased to announce the joint venture acquisition of Geest Line Limited. Geest Line has been the operator of one of the…

    Egypt impounds Ever Given over compensation claim after blockage Suez Canal

    The containership Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week, is being held until its owners pay for the damages. The large cargo ship has not been given…

    A.P. Moller - Maersk to hasten the pace of its AE19 service from Asia to Europe

    In response to the increasing customers' demand for Asia/Europe routing options, Maersk is picking up the pace of its AE19 service -a combination of a short-sea and intercontinental rail service between Northern European ports in Finland, Poland, Germany and Scandinavia and ports in Korea, China and…

    Hongkong International Terminals starts remote reefer container monitoring system

    Hongkong International Terminals has launched its remote reefer container monitoring system. This enables round the clock automated remote management of all refrigerated…

    New logistics building inaugurated at Brussels Airport

    After two years of planning and construction, a new logistics building for the handling of goods was officially opened in the Brussels Airport logistics area. This building…

    MSC supports South Africa’s citrus industry ahead of export season

    The Mediterranean Shipping Company has stepped in to support South Africa’s citrus industry ahead of the export season between May and October. Amid a global shortage of…

    Mekong Delta: Logistics problems hamper agri exports

    As the Vietnamese Mekong Delta does not have enough deep-water ports or warehousing, transport costs have been surging, which in turn caused agriculture product competitivity…

    Northeast Frontier Railway

    More Kisan Rail trains to be deployed for potato shipments

    The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to deploy more Kisan Rail trains for the transportation of potatoes. Among these Kisan Rail trains, one train will run from Dhupguri…

    Real-time digital overview accelerates handling of delayed Suez vessels in port of Rotterdam

    Many sea-going vessels have been delayed as a consequence of the Suez Canal obstruction. As delayed vessels are arriving in quick succession in Rotterdam, there are many…

    Platanos de Canarias exports to the peninsula reinforced by the Ciudad de Valencia ship

    The incorporation of the Ciudad de Valencia ship to the Cadiz-Canarias line last August 2020 has allowed Naviera Armas Trasmediterranea to increase banana exports from the…

    700 refrigerated containers arriving in South Africa

    Maersk Vallvik arriving in Durban, South Africa with over 700 refrigerated containers to support the upcoming citrus season and customers needs. Providing fresh fruit to various markets around the world. "Phasing into our AMEX (America – South Africa) service, Maersk Vallvik repositioned empty reefers from…

    Aftermath of Suez incident:

    Port of Antwerp anticipates busy terminals where possible

    The Suez Canal is open again, but the consequences for global shipping traffic will be felt for a long time to come. Ships will be delayed in their arrival and departure,…

    Anlin Shipping's South African season starts early to alleviate pressure

    In response to the unprecedented pressure on containers, Anlin Shipping has arranged one 'spot' specialised reefer vessel to visit Cape Town harbour, even before the planned start of their conventional service. At the end of last month the Sierra Lara (right) loaded 2,200 pallets, of which 75% was…

    Peruvian banana shipments exceeded 25.6 million dollars in the first two months of 2021

    According to the data provided by the Agrodata Peru website, Peru exported 36,414,873 kilos of bananas for a FOB value of 25,684,995 dollars between January and February 2021,…

    Suez Canal blockade exacerbates container shortage in Asian ports

    Most Asian ports are currently facing a container shortage that is expected to worsen as a result of the blockade of the Suez Canal by the grounding of the Ever Given…

    Two belt trailers specifically for transporting potatoes

    The West Flanders family business Jolie BVBA recently acquired two belt trailers from Van der Peet in Nieuwkoop. Jolie BVBA trades in potatoes; the company therefore uses the belt trailers to transport potatoes to potato-processing plants In consultation with Jolie BVBA, Van der Peet specifically adapted…

    Kenyan aviation recovery impacted by UK flights ban

    On Saturday, the Kenyan government issued a directive that will see all non-citizens coming in from the UK required to self-isolate for 14 days -starting Friday- before they…

    Which fruits were most affected?

    Outbreak of Covid-19 in Ruili temporarily closed the border between China and Myanmar at Jiegao port

    Ruili in Yunnan has isolated the Guomen community in Jiegao port to stop the spread of Covid-19. The bridge at Jiegao is closed for trucks, personnel, and other kinds of…

    Expansion in Charleston adds additional cold storage capacity

    SC Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics facility expansion

    South Carolina Ports celebrates Lineage Logistics‘ (“Lineage”) newly expanded facility in Charleston and the enhanced cold storage capabilities it brings to customers. As the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, Lineage provides…

    Angvik Auto Holland strengthens export planning

    Dutch carrier expands team

    The Dutch trucking company, Angvik Auto Holland, has welcomed a new team member, Jan van Marion. "Jan's made quite a mark in the fruit and vegetable sector. He has years of trucking experience to Norway and the rest of Europe. So, we're delighted that he, with all his experience, is joining our team," says Remco van der Spruit.…

    Saudi Ports Authority presents initiative to clear congestion caused by Suez blockage

    Saudi Ports Authority Mawani has unveiled an initiative to support international shipping lines caught up in the congestion caused by the blockage of the Suez Canal by…

    The Easter holidays are boosting negotiations

    Pineapples are witnessing a rebound in sales

    The Ho.re.ca. channel is missing, but the large-scale retail trade and greengrocers are reacting well and requests for pineapples are more than healthy. "Unlike a year ago, when sales were almost at a standstill, the situation today is quite lively," explained Alessandro Dal Bello of Dal Bello Sife, a…

    SAM Algeciras authorized to perform cold treatments on vegetables for export

    SAM Algeciras, Grupo Alonso's multimodal logistics platform located in the port of Algeciras is one step closer to becoming a strategic enclave for fruit and vegetable…

    Their submission has been postponed until January 1, 2022

    Exports to the United Kingdom continue their course without requiring phytosanitary certificates

    The United Kingdom was expected to start requiring most EU fresh fruit and vegetable exports to present a phytosanitary certificate as of April 1 to enter that country after…

    Importance and challenges of the Cold Chain for the last mile delivery

    Delivering groceries to the consumer’s front door is an opportunity for retailers, despite the challenges.One of the transformative effects of the global pandemic is the change in retail buying behavior. People, young and old, have truly accepted online shopping, and groceries have been added to the list…

    Zim, Maersk and MSC start US East Coast service

    Capacity constraints on the Pacific trade routes as well as Southern California’s ports at Los Angeles and Long Beach have resulted in substantial cargo delays. The latest…

    DP World gains 30-year concession for deep-water port in Congo

    DP World is the world’s fourth largest port operator, and is based in Dubai. The company has won a 30-year concession for the development of the Port of Banana, located along…

    "NFC single-use thermometers save on the cost of cloud storage"

    It has been a year since the outbreak of Covid-19 and consumers now pay more and more attention to food safety. This also means that people in the fruit industry need to pay more attention to track-and-trace technology for fruit and vegetables. Thermometers play a vital role in the cold supply chain of…

    IAG Cargo breaks Kenyan record for biggest air shipment

    IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) shipped 53.8 tons of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Nairobi, Kenya to London-Heathrow in March – a…

    As Suez canal has reopened

    Fears for congestion due to multitude of containers bound for European ports

    One among many, the port of Gothenburg is warning of inevitable further congestion at Europe’s gateway ports in the wake of the freeing of container ship Ever Given yesterday,…

    Álvaro Partida, of Partida Logistics: "The worst consequences of the blockade of the Suez Canal are coming now"

    Spanish ports are going to have a hard time after Easter

    On Monday afternoon, the Ever Given freighter was refloated after being stranded for 6 days in one of the narrowest stretches of the Suez Canal, thus blocking one of the world's busiest sea lanes. Spanish fruit and vegetable exports to the Asian continent are not large at this time. Shipments mostly…

    Alava plays key role in shipment of berries to northern Europe

    The Spanish province of Alava and its airport currently play a key role in the shipment of Moroccan berries to northern Europe. Dozens of trucks loaded with berries enter…

    Suez Canal reopening triggers rush on ports around the world

    The resumed passage through the Suez Canal has the maritime cargo industry bracing for the next phase of the crisis – a race to ports around the world. Data from supply chain visibility company project44 indicates that consumer goods will be delayed as the canal incident creates worsening congestion at…

    Three new giant cranes should further improve logistics

    Port of Oakland sees improved import cargo volumes though export numbers remain depressed

    After seeing a decline in cargo volumes in January, the Port of Oakland now reports seeing improved numbers throughout February and is feeling positive about the upcoming season, especially because they will be bringing three new giant cranes into operation this spring. Busiest February in historyIn January,…

    Full year financial results

    Cosco Shipping Ports see increase in net profit for Q4 2020

    Cosco Shipping Ports Limited the world’s leading ports operator, today announced full-year results of the company and its subsidiaries for the year ended 31 December 2020.…

    Vietnamese government tries to cool overheated freight market

    The Vietnamese government, together with its counterparts in China, Taiwan, the US and South Korea, is trying to intervene to cool the overheated container shipping market.…

    South Africa

    Transnet Port Terminals preparing for successful citrus season

    Transnet Port Terminals has issued a statement saying it is getting ready for another successful citrus season this year. This would follow a 16% year-on-year increase in the…

    Irish Ferries

    Irish Ferries announces new service on Dover – Calais route

    Irish Ferries, a subsidiary of Irish Continental Group plc (ICG), is pleased to announce a new service on the Dover – Calais route. This service is planned to start in June 2021, with the transfer of the Isle of Inishmore to the route. Additional capacity will be added in the coming months. Irish Ferries…

    Burley Griffin Way railway bridge closure hampers flow of produce to market

    Burley Griffin Way, between the Olympic Highway at Wallendbeen and Milvale Road at Temora, has been closed to all traffic. Trucks are now diverting to Wagga Wagga, which is…

    CNN

    Ever Given container ship shifted from shoreline of Suez Canal

    The stern of a huge container ship that has been wedged across the Suez Canal for almost a week has been freed from the shoreline, officials say. According to the Suez Canal Authority, the course of the 400m-long (1,300ft) Ever Given has been corrected by 80%. Further efforts to move the boat would…

    40 containers of organic bananas from Piura were shipped after the end of the transporters strike

    The transporter's strike in Peru affected more than 7,000 families engaged in the production of organic bananas in the Piura region. On Monday, producers will ship 40…

    When can I collect my container?

    The business world revolves around efficiency. Clients want to know exactly when their container will arrive at port. Or even better, at what time it will be ready for collection. After all, this…

    Suezcanal.gov.eg

    Ever Given still stuck in Suez Canal

    Stranded Suez ship's owner, insurers face millions in claims

    The Suez Canal has been closed for transit since 23 March due to a blockage by the container ship MV Ever Given. All major container carriers have been impacted by this incident, which has temporarily disabled one of the most important arteries in global trade. There are currently no clear indications as…

    "Value of Argentine citrus cargoes shipped to The Port of Philadelphia was $55 million in 2020"

    Growth in all categories is what produce exporters and importers like to see. And that is the current state of the produce trade between Argentina and Philadelphia.?“We are…

    Suez blockade raises concerns for delayed bananas and increased container shortages

    On Tuesday March 23rd, a large gust of wind blew the containership Ever Given off course and the ship ran aground in the Suez Canal. The ship, which is still stuck, has blocked the canal and caused huge traffic jams of vessels at either end of the international trade route. Officials say that it could…

    Australia: Roadtrains start massive watermelon shipments in Northern Territory

    Between Easter and Christmas, more than 63,000 bins of watermelons are expected to be moved by Primary Connect from the Northern Territory. Primary Connect’s carrier partner for melon transportation, ABC Transport, will transport around 190 bins per trailer destined for South Australia. After arriving at…

    Julianne Cona

    With responses from Hamburg Süd, MSC, HMM and Seatrade

    World trade disrupted after blockade of Suez Canal

    The refloating of one of the largest container ships in the world in the Suez Canal could take days or even weeks, said the Boskalis CEO on the Dutch news-show ‘Nieuwsuur’ yesterday evening. A team from the Dutch dredging company arrived in Egypt on Thursday morning to help. Attempts to move the huge…


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