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Rose exports bloom

Roses grown in Bangalore are experrience high demand from the export markets. Last year over 5000 kg of roses were exported by airfreight, making a 14 per...
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Posted on February 16, 2024

China to Europe exports re-routed

Freight forwarders who organise the shipment of goods — have reported a sharp increase in enquiries and bookings for rail freight to Europe via Russia. ...
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Posted on February 2, 2024

Air freight rates from China, HK to US, Europe

Air freight rates out of China and Hong Kong to the United States and Europe have returned to levels last seen in September. This is mainly due to surgi...
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Posted on January 16, 2024

Air cargo volatility

The air cargo volatility of the last few years is looking like it could end in 2024 with “classic seasonality” set to return. In its market outlook fo...
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Posted on November 23, 2023

Post covid affect logistics and supply chain

Logistics and supply chain products for temperature-sensitive goods continue to experience challenging conditions post pandemic. The chilled sector has ...
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Posted on July 11, 2023

Reefers instead of air freight for flowers

Modern refrigerated and controlled-atmosphere containers may facilitate a modal shift in the cut-flower market. Until now flowers were almost exclusively h...
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Posted on January 24, 2023

Rwanda to export first avocado sea freight shipment

Rwanda plans to launch avocado sea freight exports for the first time. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board, the aim of this...
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Posted on December 1, 2022

HK freight forwarders request use of road-air for e-cigarettes

The Hong Kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has requested that the ban on the transport of e-cigarettes is eased due to its impac...
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Posted on November 30, 2022

Bangladesh Vegetable exports dip

Bangladesh's income from vegetable exports fell to a six-year low in the July-October period of the current fiscal year. High air-freight rates and increa...
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Posted on November 15, 2022

Shipping lines move to air freight

Shipping lines are setting up their own airlines, acquiring freighters and purchasing freight forwarders, seeming to make themselves into end-to-end logi...
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Posted on August 8, 2022

Bangladesh Mango exports

Mango exports from Bangladesh reached a new high last financial year thanks to increasing interest among growers and exporters to ship the fruits abroad. ...
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Posted on June 30, 2022

Lithuania bans rail freight from Russia

Panic buying spread throughout the Kaliningrad region in Russia, caused byy neighboring Lithuania on Saturday threatening to isolate the city in Russia. ...
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Posted on June 27, 2022

Flower farmers begin sea exports

Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has begun a project to export flowers by sea following a rise in air-freight charges. The council is aiming to sea freight ov...
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Posted on May 2, 2022

NZ businesses struggle with logistics delays

Freight Forwarders, importers and exporters are struggling with delays caused by increased fuel prices, the pandemic and war in Europe. NZ borders are ope...
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Posted on April 4, 2022

Russian sanctions affect air freight capacity

Sanctions imposed Russian aircraft fleets are putting air cargo capacity under further pressure. A vice president of global freight at an aviation servi...
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Posted on March 17, 2022

Air freight continues growth at Schiphol

Imports of roses continued to arrive from Kenya, as did electronics imports from Asia. Air freight at Schiphol was relatively unaffected by the corona cris...
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Posted on February 9, 2022

UK air cargo

In 2021 sea shipping disruption caused many companies to utilise air freight as a quick and reliable way to transport goods. Air freight prices rose to two...
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Posted on January 3, 2022

Supply chain moving from seafreight to airfreight

Supply chain problems seem to be shifting from seaports to airports. Retailers in the West are racing to import products from factories in east Asia to sho...
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Posted on December 4, 2021

Elves imports to UK

Tens of thousands of toy elves imports will be arriving in the UK over the next fifteen days. Imports will arrive later than usual, due to delays to sea fr...
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Posted on November 23, 2021

Converting passenger jets for freight use

Air freight has been one of the few posiotive aspects of global aviation as online purchases soar and shipping rates rise. Converting older passenger p...
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Posted on November 16, 2021

Passenger to Freight Aircraft Conversions increase

There has been a vast growth in plane conversions from passenger to freighter aircraft (P2F) because of falling passenger numbers due to Covid-19. Befo...
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Posted on July 26, 2021

New air freight service for salmon

A new air freight company is about to be launched to expand the export of from the Faroe Islands. The company investing in the project is present in marke...
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Posted on July 22, 2021

Air cargo gains from rising prices in ocean shipping

Increased ocean freight rates, which are being caused by service disruption,are helping to encourage freightforwarders and shippers to use airfreight. The...
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Posted on July 16, 2021

Long-haul carrier to ship aid free into India

Dubai's main long-haul carrier will begin shipping aid from the WHO and other groups into India free of charge to help fight a crushing outbreak of the cor...
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Posted on May 9, 2021

UNICEF freight mission to support vaccine delivery

The UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative has been formed with leading airlines for the transport of vaccines, and other life-saving supplies worldwide...
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Posted on April 6, 2021

Guernsey Post buys freight firm

Guernsey Post has bought a freight firm as the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic damages its letter mail business. The firm said buying the air and ...
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Posted on March 27, 2021

Roll out of Covid-19 vaccines spotlights logistics

The global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines has introduced new logistical challenges for vaccine manufacturers and logistics providers. Transport capacity is ...
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Posted on February 22, 2021

India exports 273000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations

Kempegowda International Airport, in Bangalore, India, has reported exports of 273,000 kilos of roses to 41 destinations around the world this Valentine’...
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Posted on February 12, 2021

Air Cargo Trends in a Pandemic World

During the pandemic passenger flights plummeted. Hundreds of passenger planes were converted to freighters, known as preighters, to transport loads of Covi...
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Posted on February 5, 2021

Air cargo facing huge post-Golden Week demand: forwarders

All air freight cargo capacity from Asia will probably be absorbed by the autumn release of new mobile phone and playstation models. More than half the ...
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Posted on September 28, 2020

Unmanned air freight trials

An unmanned aircraft company will trial an enhanced freight delivery service based at Land’s End Airport, operating to and from the Isles of Scilly. T...
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Posted on September 11, 2020

Air Freight Cost for Australian Cherries Doubles

Most Australian cherry exports in the past five years have been shipped via air freight; only 1% re usually shipped by sea. Air freight has also been h...
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Posted on September 6, 2020

South African blueberry exports move from air to sea freight

Harvesting has begun across South Africa of the largest blueberry crop yet, an estimated 24,000 tonnes of production. 17,000 tonnes will probably be expo...
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Posted on September 2, 2020

Farmed salmon exports from Norway fell 18% in past week

Salmon exports are becoming increasingly difficult because of border closures and travel bans. "The only thing that is certain is that there is a lot of...
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Posted on June 13, 2020

Airlines need to set cargo priorities

The aviation needs to priorities separating cargo from the passenger business. Air cargo is part of an $11bn+ worldwide logistics industry. It is al...
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Posted on May 23, 2020

Air cargo aims to make freight more efficient

According to the Digital Container Shipping Association, the ocean freight industry spends up to $8bn a year on paper bills of lading. The Covid-19 pandemi...
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Posted on May 22, 2020

Fruit & veg exports return to near normal

An Indian fruit marketing organisation said that 140 tonnes of mangoes were shipped from Mumbai on Saturday for the markets in the Middle East, reviving th...
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Posted on April 6, 2020

Kenyan exports uncertain

The Kenyan airfreight export business is being badly affected by closed borders and lack of air freight capacity. There has been a notable drop in exports...
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Posted on April 1, 2020

Airfreight rates increase as China factories open

Businesses shipping goods in and out of China may experience a doubling of airfreight rates as limited capacity is available due to airlines cutting airfre...
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Posted on February 24, 2020

Shipping from China affected by coronavirus

Most cities in China have begun normal working again, but some shipping line offices will remain closed or be providing a limited service. Exporters facto...
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Posted on February 12, 2020

China Spring Festival good for cherry imports

There was a significant increase in the volume of cherries expected to be exported from Chile to China this year. Chinese Spring Festival is taking plac...
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Posted on January 25, 2020

High freight charges disadvantage Kenya flower exports

Small-scale farmers in Kenya have increased their output in recent years, but few are able to sell them in the export market due to the additional cost of ...
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Posted on February 11, 2019

Freight forwarders seek alternatives

According to a recent report, high prices in airfreight and lack of capacity is driving freight forwarders to experiment with other transport modes. Last y...
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Posted on December 30, 2018

Cyprus Economy rise connected to international freight

The CEO of an international logistics company has said that 'the future growth of Cyprus will be highly interconnected and dependent on international marit...
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Posted on December 24, 2018

New Airport in Istanbul should Boost Turkish Exports

The Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) has begun a global campaign to announce the grand opening of Istanbul New Airport. The airport opened on 29th Oct...
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Posted on November 6, 2018

China: Inaugural NZ avocado import season kicks off with large fruit

A company in New Zealand has sent the country’s first ever commercial avocado shipment to China on Sept. 18. Closer to China than its Latin American Comp...
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Posted on October 14, 2018

European airports freight growth continues

The European airport trade association, has reported a continuing “robust growth trend” during April, with freight traffic across European airports up ...
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Posted on June 14, 2018

Air freight grows more slowly

Demand for global air freight grew at the slowest pace for almost two years in March, as businesses ceased restocking their inventories. Demand in freig...
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Posted on May 12, 2018

Freight growth increase in Europe

Freight traffic growth at European airports improved in January, increasing by 8.4% year on year according to ACI Europe. Airports in EU countries showe...
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Posted on March 19, 2018

Moldova’s 2017 freight traffic grows

The total volume of Moldova's railway, road, river, and air freight traffic grew by 23.8% in 2017 compared with the previous year, reaching some 17.3 mill...
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Posted on February 3, 2018
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