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A fresh future – realigning Africa’s perishable logistics

Event report from Perishable Logistics Africa event

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Event report from the Perishable Logistics Africa update, an event that focussed on new markets and opportunities, investments into upgrading cold chain and transport infrastructure for the perishables sector and the importance of adapting data and digitalisation into supply chains
 

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Perishable supply chain ‘normalising’

Perishable cargoes that switched from ocean vessels to air freight are returning to sea transport

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Following a turbulent few years for the perishable supply chain, cargoes that switched to air freight are now returning to ocean transportation. Space demands are returning to pre-pandemic levels on many of the world’s major trades.
 

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Indian shippers feel pinch as perishable exports hit by freight tax

New freight tax is 'unacceptable' and is hitting perishable shippers hard

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A new  additional Goods and Services Tax (GST) became applicable on freight charges from 1 October and is hitting perishable shippers.  Trade groups representing reefer shippers say the freight charges are now unaffordable as a result of the new tax. 
 

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Lineage Logistics launches fresh produce service in the US

Lineage Logistics is launching Lineage Fresh, a new service providing fresh storage options

Lineage Logistics continues to expand with the launch of a new fresh produce service – Lineage Fresh – in the US. The service will provide fresh produce storage options for importers, sellers and producers of fresh produce.

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Record seafood exports for Norway

Record seafood exports for Norway in the first nine months of 2022, up nearly 30% on 2021

Norway’s seafood exports have reached NOK 109 billion (USD 10.3 billion, EUR 10.5 billion) in the first nine months of 2022, up 29 percent by value, or NOK 24.3 billion (USD 2.3 billion, EUR 2.3 billion) compared with the corresponding period of 2021.

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The other benefit of disposing of ‘best before’ dates on produce

Removing 'best before' dates could save both money and prevent food waste

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It is reported that in the UK alone, food waste is responsible for an estimated 36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) every year, according to a climate action charity.

The race by supermarkets to remove ‘best before ‘dates could not only help consumers save money, but it could also prevent food waste. 

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Chilean sector unites to confront logistics crisis

Key players come together in face of the worsening situation

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Key players in the Chilean fruit sector have come together to confront the current logistics crisis.

Leading companies and organisations from Chile’s export and import sectors want to find solutions to the logistic crisis that has driven up food prices worldwide and severely impacted Chile and its global trade partners.

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Reefer rail services to support SA citrus

South African citrus exports have suffered due to road haulage problems

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South African citrus exports have suffered, in part due to road haulage difficulties. Now following successful trials, Transnet has launched reefer rail services to transport fruit from cold storage warehouses to Durban’s container terminals.

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Peruvian avocados arrive in the US with huge marketing campaign

2022 is expected to be a record year with plans to export 300 million lbs. of avocados to the US

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Huge marketing push into the US with campaign slogan ‘Eat Healthy, Live and Drive Green’ with an expected import of 300 million lbs of avocados.

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Half a tonne of cocaine found in banana shipment

Drugs with street value of £40m found at Thames port on boat en route from Colombia to Netherlands

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Hundreds of huge cocaine slabs were found wedged alongside bananas in cardboard boxes. The NCA said the haul would have had a UK street value of more than £40m once cut and sold.

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