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Sector | Logistics

Red Sea situation gives carriers a bottom-line boost

Apeel's second pillar designed to enhance retail profitability

Lina Jasutiene, founder of the on-demand cargo claims recovery hub Recoupex:

"Exporters are eager to upskill, gather necessary documentation, and actively pursue recoveries"

Logistics industry needs a permanent solution to Operation Brock, says Logistics UK

Can rail freight help fast-track India’s logistics growth?

Cape Town Container Terminal said to exceed reefer volume targets

Pierre-Antoine Rohr, AgriCompa:

“We solve collaboration and save time for all import and export partners in the value chain”

Port efficiency concerns remain in South Africa

Planning permission granted for Sadel Group’s first food hub

Pier 2 privatisation still “up in the air”

Durban port equipment failure is a worry

Panama Canal increases daily transits

Post-brexit trade border controls to cost UK $6 billion

Bountiful harvests in the Southern Hemisphere drive reefer shipping growth

Dawie Scholtz, LBH Mozambique: “In Maputo you can still plan according to the shipping schedule”

Current citrus crop and market dynamics usher Maputo to the fore

Drewry’s World Container Index increased 11% this week

Maersk North America Market Update - April 2024

'Despite abundant risks to supply chains, demand for container trade increased in Q1 2024'

Transnet Port Terminals focused on increased volumes as part of its recovery

Port of Greenock in Scotland completes £750,000 upgrade for cold cargo


Gwadar port shows that China's Belt and Road is not infallible

ICTSI to invest in new Southern Luzon gateway

Improved connectivity:

Port of Salalah highlights growing East African market potential

Suez Canal projects revenues of $9 billion for fiscal year 2024/25

Market panic triggers sharp rate surge in China

Increasing total capacity to 24,500 pallet positions

Emergent Cold announces expansion of its Palín facility in Guatemala

Maersk speeds up supply chains in Europe with new Cross Dock facility

HHLA result affected by weakened economy and supply chain disruptions in Q1 2024

Asian ports hit by Red Sea backlogs

New train route from China to Port of Barcelona will enhance trade relations

Maersk establishes itself at SEGRO Park Amsterdam Airport in Hoofddorp

Xinjiang's fruits make inaugural journey on express trucks to Kazakhstan

A.P. Moller - Maersk launches air freight gateway in Miami to serve U.S., Asia, and Latin America market

Fairmiles Roundtable:

'Banning airfreighted fresh produce puts millions of livelihoods at risk and does not help Net Zero'

World Container Index - 09 May

Drewry’s World Container Index increased 16% to $3,159 per 40ft container this week

Port of Salalah introduces viable alternative to Red Sea route

APM Terminals to challenge Durban t2 concession decision in court

Improved vessel delays may release more capacity

For its Proactive ZIMonitor 24/7 Cargo Monitoring Service

ZIM Shipping Lines renews strategic partnership with ArrowSpot Systems Ltd.

IO-Dynamics and Green Logistics Enabler on e-mobility in transport logistics:

"It's the right moment to start with an electric fleet"

'Red Sea disruption could cut Asia-Europe capacity by 20%'

Maersk forecasts disruptions could last at least until the end of 2024

COSCO Shipping project

Chancay port development faced with hurdles

World Container Index - 02 May

Drewry’s World Container Index up to $2,725 per 40ft container this week

Continuation of the downward trend in container freight rates from India

To guarantee high quality despite the prolonged transit times

Italian apples shipped to India in controlled atmosphere containers

Port city Colombo set to become a regional logistics and business hub

To swerve as primary entry point into the EU for perishables

IAG Cargo expands its perishables facility in Madrid

Container News

Noticeable improvement in schedule reliability in March 2024

Increasing fruit and vegetable intake among adults

Ocean Network Express released Financial Result for FY2023

Full-year forecast for FY2024 sees a profit of approximately US$1 billion

Nigeria secures investment in seaport infrastructure from Danish company

Maersk vessel targeted by a ballistic missile launched from Yemen

Transnet seeks private partner for development of the port of Cape Town

Latest research from Fairmiles:

'At least 18 million livelihoods in developing countries are supported by airfreighted fresh produce'

'But there is still a way to go'

Transnet reports modest increase in the handling of goods and container throughput

Fuel prices surge in Australia

COSCO SHIPPING Ports announces 2024 first quarter results

Total throughput increased by 9.8% Y-o-Y


Drewry’s World Container Index remains stable this week

FPC Chief on UK border strategy -

“We have become the laughing stock of Europe"

Israel-Palestine conflict impacts mango exports from Maharashtra

European supply chains feel the squeeze

Mediterranean ports are under increased pressure

Carrier Transicold’s Lynx Fleet telematics solution helps Roamer Transport Inc. improve uptime and save truck loads

“Bigger demand than estimated led to organised chaos for enough specialised reefer vessels space from South Africa”

Cape Town's private port terminal operator adds electric forklifts to operations

Container leasing dynamics in 2024: a global perspective

Shifting sands in port rankings with Dubai and Tanger Med on the rise

Cool Port Addis to be launched in Ethiopia

Congestion at port of Cape Town has seen significant improvements

Valenciaport sees growth in cargo and container handling

Newlyn Park Bayhead Rail Terminal project at the Port of Durban

Cabinet welcomes R3.4 billion terminal project

Fabiola Mosca, General Manager at CONIP:

"We have been promoting sustainable crate production for 25 years"

New partnership between and FreshERP

"Better insight into containers' journeys"

Persian Gulf weather disruptions impact supply chains

Mouse activity on board ship leads Zespri to delay start of European Kiwi sales season by a week

Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.

Performance growth for 2023 with record container throughput and preferred bidder for Pier 6

World Container Index - 18 Apr

Drewry’s World Container Index decreased by 3% this week

Spot rates experience a steady decline over recent months

Chilean stone fruit exports are expected to grow by 15%

"The market demand for disposable USB temperature and humidity loggers will further increase"

Qinzhou port's role in the new international land-sea trade corridor

Red Sea conflict reroutes more shipping to Malaga, Spain

Australian farmers renew their calls for road infrastructure funding

Cold chain 101: Exploring the cold chain, one link at a time

Transportation and redistribution connects supply to demand

Iran's capture of the MSC Aries escalates tensions Middle East

'Potential for heightened war risk premiums and volatility in freight rates'

"New sea connection between the Port of Vigo and South America"

Panama Canal Authority to increase daily transits to 32

India-Persian Gulf corridor is witnessing series of rate adjustments

Multimodal Dry Canal project

Panama turns to a 'dry canal' amidst maritime challenges

World Container Index - 11 Apr

Drewry’s World Container Index decreased by 1% this week

Bringing new employment opportunities to Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Lineage announces latest automated warehouse

Baltimore bridge collapse has not led to an increase in ocean freight container shipping rates

Economist predicts decline of large container vessels in future trade landscape

Shipping begins from new Salinas facility

Skandia gateway project will upgrade capacity of the port of Gothenburg

Lineage expands integrated solutions services with new Canada cross-border program

MSC introduces new direct EU service for citrus shipped out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa

APM Terminals seeks to halt ICTSI's contract in Durban, South Africa

European Green Deal signifies a substantial shift towards sustainability within the maritime sector

Better weather forecasts lead to easing of Panama Canal restrictions

Port of New York and New Jersey achieved 1.3 million TEUs in first two months of 2024

New shipping link between South Korea and the Red Sea

World Container Index - 04 Apr

Drewry’s World Container Index decreased to $2,836 per 40ft container this week

Transnet outlines actions to support 15% growth in citrus exports for 2024 season

"First step for Valencia-Rotterdam-Oslo international fresh produce freight train"

Chilean port workers protest impacts exports

USDA provides guidance to importers of agri shipments bound for Baltimore Seaport

Citrus industry hoping for speedy outcome

Shipping line's legal challenge delays privatization of Durban Pier 2

Sheer Logistics acquires Cargobarn

How MSC Short Sea Shipping is reducing CO2 and costs

The impact of the Baltimore bridge collapse on shipping

Truck transport leads in Spanish fresh fruit and vegetable exports

President Ramaphosa notes progress in ending logistics crisis

Reopening Baltimore's port with a temporary channel

Funding shortfall threatens dredging operations at Brazilian Port of Itajaí

Ocean Network Express plans fleet expansion in Singapore

World Container Index decreased by 3% to $2,929 per 40ft container this week

Wouter de Koning, Fresh Connection

"We're our clients' eyes and ears; we monitor their products' quality"

Baltimore bridge collapse impacting Maryland logistics

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Kenya poised to triple horticultural exports with Dutch MoU on cool-logistics corridor

Cargo terminal to be established at Namangan airport of Uzbekistan

Seatrade launches its new “country class” reefer container vessels

Durban Container Terminals get new equipment in time for South Africa's citrus season

Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture works on onion export to Georgia and Azerbaijan

EU and Moldova extend Road Transport Agreement until December 31, 2025

In Q4 of 2023

Shipping lines recorded a combined EBIT loss of USD 1.44 billion

Alex Boeken (Freshland) on the Qarry electric cargo scooter:

"I was amazed at the loading capacity"

AgrigateOne invites industry to test-drive its market intelligence beta product

Samskip continues network expansion with new Spain-United Kingdom-Rotterdam Service launch

Fukuoka, southwestern Japan

Amao strawberries to face logistic challenges due to new overtime law for truckers

Argentina faces a 48-hour SENASA strike

Impact of 'slobalisation' and shipping disruptions on South African agri-trade