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  • Box lines missing out on a blossoming revenue stream, says FloraHolland

    The world’s major container shipping alliances are missing a “huge opportunity” by neglecting the flower trade between east Africa and Europe. A leading figure in the international flower supply chain said the savings for cargo owners would also be significant if container lines offered better refrigerated services on the route. Edwin Wenink, supply chain development manager at CCA Member FloraHolland,  explained that the Netherlands-based flower sales co-operative which turns over €4....

  • Retailers take the lead in the flower supply chain in a bid to cut wastage

    The cut-flower supply chain is seeing a fundamental shift, as retailers trying to maintain or increase sale values are moving from a ‘push’ to a ‘pull’ model, with Bama Groupen, Norway’s largest private distributor of fruit and vegetables, leading the charge. The value of Africa’s cut flower sales to Europe amounts to some $500m – but about 20% of the value is wasted through poor temperature control along supply chains, a loss of $100m for retailers. “One quarter of the shipments from Kenya may ...

  • Retailers take the lead in the flower supply chain in a bid to cut wastage

    The cut-flower supply chain is seeing a fundamental shift, as retailers trying to maintain or increase sale values are moving from a ‘push’ to a ‘pull’ model, with Bama Gruupen, Norway’s largest private distributor of fruit and vegetables, leading the charge. The value of Africa’s cut flower sales to Europe amounts to some $500m – but about 20% of the value is wasted through poor temperature control along supply chains, a loss of $100m for retailers. “One quarter of the shipments from Kenya may ...

  • Flower shippers look to stick the petal in the metal

    It’s not all bad news coming from the icy reefer trades. The container industry’s doldrums are at least helping to introduce a little more South American colour to the wintry North European landscape. Rock bottom reefer rates have encouraged Colombian and Ecuadorean flower exporters to make the shift from air to sea transport on key long-haul trades, in particular South America to the UK and Russia.

  • Industry Update: Air Cargo and the Cool Chain

    There have been many ups and downs in the air cargo industry over the past two years, but there’s one trend that appears to be here to stay: the continued growth of cold chain cargo. There are several types of products that require cold chain or temperature-sensitive shipping, including perishables such as flowers and food. The biggest cold chain growth, however, is coming from the healthcare industry.