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or TEUs, with 634 plugs

for 40-foot-long high-cube refrigerated containers, or reefers. The new ships help fulfill

a company commitment to dramatically reduce vessel fuel consumption and emissions, according to Helmuth Lutty, senior

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Containers are offloaded from Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc.’s Del Monte Spirit as the energy- efficient vessel makes its Jan. 9 inaugural call at Port Manatee. (Port Manatee photo)

vice president operations of shipping at Coral Gables, Florida-based Fresh Del Monte

Produce. “As one of the world’s

leading producers, marketers and distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables, we have set a very high bar for all the reefer containers and ships in our fleet,” Lutty said. “These six new vessels set the bar even higher, and allow us to deliver the high-quality fresh


fruits and vegetables we are known for while meeting our sustainability goals.” The vessels feature

fuel-efficient hull design, emissions-reducing scrubber systems, connections to operate on shore power when at berth, and the latest in preventive maintenance technologies.

Yara North America, a leading crop nutrition

“This is solid cargo business solutions

provider, has launched an expansion of its southeast US distribution of premium crop nutrition products from Port Canaveral in partnership with Ambassador Services International.

for our port and a great business win for our partners at Ambassador,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “Our central east coast of Florida location and ASI’s recent expansion at our port provided Yara with a winning opportunity

New Logistics Center at Munich Airport Goes into Operation

A new generation of storage technology has gone live at Munich Airport: From now on, the warehousing capacities of the airport’s retail subsidiary Eurotrade, the catering subsidiary Allresto and Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) will be combined under one roof in the building in the northwestern part of the airport site. The total area of the logistics

center including external storage areas is around 24,000 m2


meaning that the complex also has sufficient capacity to offer warehousing space to companies outside of the FMG Group. The building itself is 113 meters long and 76 meters wide and covers an area of around 15,000 m2


It includes facilities such as a 300 m2

deep freeze store

designed for temperatures as low as -20°C. Other features include a 100 m2

“fresh goods”

cold warehouse cooled to a temperature of 4°C and a high-bay warehouse with space for more

than 5,600 pallets. The logistics center also

boasts a fully automated small parts store with around 32,000 containers, part of which is temperature-controlled to enable the storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive goods. The product range of Eurotrade

alone comprises more than 70,000 items that are delivered to around 50 shops at the airport. As a result, Eurotrade is the “main user” of the new warehouse. Goods that are intended for the airport’s secure area can be transported there directly following the prescribed check in the building. The new logistics center is

operated by efficient and climate- friendly LED lighting technology and a photovoltaic system. The fact that trucks will no longer have to travel between the airport and the warehouses that were previously used in Freising and Schwaig also helps to improve the CO2


to more efficiently support crop growers throughout the southeastern United States.” The expansion to Port complements


Yara’s existing distribution footprint on the east coast in Wilmington, NC and Savannah, GA. A.R. Savage & Son, LLC of Tampa, FL is the steamship agent for Yara North America at Port Canaveral. Ambassador

International, one handling

improve of

Services of


Canaveral’s largest terminal operators, will enable Yara to

storage and bulk materials

and bagging in both bulk and 50 lb. bags

to deliver

the company’s high-quality premium products, such

as YaraLiva® TROPICOTE® that meet the crop nutrition needs of all end-users. Additionally, ASI’s convenient ground transportation and loading facilities are expected to keep load time at a minimum. “We’re committed to

providing our customers and end-users with high- quality products as well as efficient,

reliable and safe

operations related to product handling and distribution. Ambassador’s


well managed assets at Port Canaveral supports our efforts to improve quality, storage and distribution of premium products.” said Steve Rodgers, VP Supply Chain Yara North America.

Qatar Airways Cargo takes major digital leap

Qatar Airways Cargo is takRollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa and Spain on Feb. 7, 2021. As part of the launch, Qatar Airways Cargo will be offering the most competitive rates on WebCargo by

introducing a discount

scheme to forwarders*, resulting in an average saving of USD0.06/kg for the first 20,000 shipments booked via the platform in these countries. “The future of air cargo

is indeed digital, and this change will definitely bring in efficiency across the supply chain,” said Qatar Airways

Chief Officer Cargo, Guillaume Halleux. The

cargo carrier is

determined to push the development of WebCargo bookings and will also implement a number of special promotions further in the year. As of Q1 this year, more than

2,000 WebCargo forwarders and customers across over 10,000 global branches will have instant access to capacity and pricing. “Digitalization is a crucial

step in powering agile supply chains in a rapidly changing world,” said Freightos Group CEO. Zvi Schrieber. “

SeaCube Containers LLC recently acquired 200 Carrier Pods™ monitored by Sensitech®

the anticipated increase in demand for

to help address refrigerated

storage capacity and cargo visibility in support of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The systems offer reliable deep-frozen container


performance with telematics, data analytics and cargo monitoring capabilities. “With the rush to get billions

of vaccines distributed and administered globally, the cold chain is expected to face some challenges for pharmaceutical


New logistics center at Munich Airport. (Munich Airport photo.)

distribution centers, retailers and vaccine administrators,” said Bob Sappio, CEO of SeaCube. “We believe Carrier Pods monitored by Sensitech can help our customers reduce their risk with mobile cooling solutions that provide added flexibility and insights into vaccine conditions.”

Since the onset of the pandemic, Carrier has worked closely with SeaCube to ensure that we are able to help meet shipping lines’ demand for refrigerated containers to help them to deliver critical food, medicine and other perishables.”

With Carrier Pods

monitored by Sensitech, container refrigeration units deliver temperature control within +/- 0.25 degrees Celsius and temperatures down to negative 40 degrees Celsius, while their monitoring devices can track temperatures

down to dry ice conditions of negative 95 degrees Celsius. Their mobility allows for easy relocation to address shifting capacity demands or temporary vaccine administration locations. “This solution supports

vaccine storage within strict temperature


guidelines and allows for vaccines to be in close proximity of wherever they are needed,” said Kartik Kumar, vice president and general manager, Global Container Carrier.


Refrigeration, also


to provide additional connectivity to the offering through the recently announced Lynx™ digital platform.” Carrier Pods monitored

by Sensitech are one of the solutions offered through Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicine and vaccines.

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