Tag: perishables

CCA member Challenge Group trials new label for perishables

Members of Cool Chain Association (CCA) Technical Committee Programme have completed the first stage of a project to trial a new label for perishables shipments, driven by Challenge Group. The results were discussed at the CCA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Perishables event last week in Ro...

Tower Cold Chain open Global HQ celebrating expansion and innovation

On June 10th Tower Cold Chain officially opened their new Global Tower Headquarters in Reading. The MP of Reading, the Rt Hon. Alok Sharma joined to cut the ribbon and have a tour of the extensive warehouse and innovation centre. Tower has recently played a key role in ensuring the critical deliv...

Cool Chain Association calls for collaborative digital risk management

Stakeholders across the perishables supply chain should adopt a digital approach to risk management to reduce waste and create value by extending shelf life, Eric Mauroux, Cool Chain Association (CCA) Board member and Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FreshBizDev told delegates at Fruit L...

Emirates SkyCargo hosts ministerial delegation from Spain

Emirates SkyCargo welcomed Luis Planas Puchades, the Spanish Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Iñigo de Palacio España, Ambassador of Spain to the UAE and a senior delegation from Spain at its headquarters last week in Dubai. Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, ...

BLR Airport No.1 Airport in India for Perishable Shipment in FY 2020-21

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has emerged as the No.1 Airport in the Country for perishable shipments. According to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), BLR Airport has processed 48,130 Metric Tonnes of perishables in the Financial Year 20...

Emirates SkyCargo maintains supply chains for food and other perishables

When Emirates SkyCargo’s first freighter flight took off from Guadalajara, Mexico, on the 2nd of October, the cargo hold contained several tonnes of avocadoes and other vegetables grown and harvested in Mexico and destined for supermarket shelves in Europe and the Middle East. In Kenya, Emirat...

Air cargo tumbles dramatically in August

The month of August has been a troubled one as air cargo has fallen dramatically, reports WorldACD On a year-to-date basis between January and August, air cargo was almost down almost 5% and yields by 7.1% for general cargo. Total chargeable weight was down 7.1% year-on-year in August and yie...

Emirates SkyCargo flies first salmon shipments as part of partnership with Seafood Souq

Emirates SkyCargo has formed a partnership with Seafood Souq - a Dubai based start-up working on transparent and efficient sourcing of seafood – and has flown its first shipments of Scottish salmon. Early on Friday, 6 September, a batch of salmon arrived in Dubai in the cargo hold of Emirates ...

Emirates celebrates 5 years of flying pharma from Belgium and seafood from Norway

Life-saving medication manufactured in Belgium and fresh salmon from Norway are just two of the commodities flown by Emirates SkyCargo from the two countries - as it celebrates five years of operations from the two countries. The Dubai-based carrier has flown over 235,000 tonnes of cargo to and ...

Avianca Cargo launches new Bogota-Dallas/Fort Worth freighter route

Avianca Cargo will start a new twice a week freighter route from 2 October that will operate on a Bogota – Dallas Fort Worth – Bogota routing. The new route will be serviced by an Airbus A330-200F aircraft, and payloads are set to be made up of mainly perishables such as salmon and red fruit...

WorldACD: Air cargo still declining but did not get any worse in July

Air cargo has been struggling this year but in July while it still declined again, it did not get any worse and showed one of smallest decreases since January, according to WorldACD Market Data. The analyst reported total chargeable weight was down 4.2 per cent year-over-year (YOY) but up 5.1 pe...

FedEx to acquire Colombian perishables freight forwarding specialist Cargex

FedEx Corp. is to acquire Colombian freight forwarder Cargex, a specialist in the export management of perishable goods. The deal will also see FedEx buy Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos S.A. Nivel 2, an affiliate of Cargex specialising in customs brokerage services. FedEx said this addition str...

Strong growth in perishable and pharma tonnage for Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has seen strong cool chain growth since the beginning of April and mid-August 2019, moving over 150,000 tonnes of perishables and 27,000 tonnes of pharmaceuticals through Dubai. Since 2017, Emirates SkyCargo said it has seen an increase of seven per cent in the volume of pharma...

Air Canada Cargo and GTA dnata extend cool chain collaboration in Toronto

Air Canada Cargo has extended a collaboration with cargo handler GTA dnata in Toronto to include all cool chain shipments. Starting 16 September, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with the carrier's AC Fresh service flowing through Toronto will be handled by GTA dnata. This includ...

Air cargo logistics hub to be developed at Airglades International in Florida

Airglades International Airport (AIA) in Florida is to be developed into a dedicated US-Latin American air cargo logistics hub. Private investors will turn AIA from a general aviation airfield into a specialist freight airport, for all-cargo, but with a particul focus on perishables from Latin A...

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