In U.S., transportation and produce supply chain also remain uncertain

Paul Revere was worried only about Land and Sea. Today, our transportation troubles include Air as well. Current transportation and supply chain woes are testing the resiliency so frequently attributed to the produce industry. For many of us, the increased cost of sea and air transportation is easily measured in the number of air pallets […]

Despite soaring profits, Maersk sees economic risks coming this year

New initiatives keep Maersk Line at forefront of global transport service

Danish shipping group AP Møller-Maersk anticipates “a slowdown in the second half, a normalization”, according to its chief executive Søren Skou and in a report in The Financial Times. This comes despite the highest profits of $19.3 billion (+55%) made in its 114-year history, in the first quarter. “The visibility is quite low. Mainly we see risks […]

Produce trade associations form alliance to address rising costs

Technology sector focuses on achieving savings through innovation

Fresh produce associations including Freshfel Europe (European Union) and the Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters – SHAFFE (Latin America, Oceania, South Africa) have agreed to form a global coalition to address increased costs for fresh produce production and trade.   The global coalition also includes Afruibana (West-Africa), China Chamber of Commerce of I/E of […]

Disruption from truck driver shortage to deepen, warns logistics boss

Agro Merchants truck fleet_preview

Disruption from the UK’s truck driver shortage is expected to deepen with more goods failing to reach shelves on the high street, the head of Britain’s largest logistics outsourcer has warned. James Wroath, chief executive of Wincanton, said the extra strains were likely to hit the haulage industry as demand picks up ahead of the […]