Miami International Airport set for major expansion

Miami International Airport is expanding and that is good news for perishable shippers.
Reefer ocean container business balances again in 2023

Ed Treacy, vice president, supply chain and sustainability, for the Newark-based International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) says that unlike what happened during the post-COVID surge, containers and chassis are not the problem and freight rates are falling.
Port of Wilmington Delaware hits the century mark

As the Port of Wilmington celebrates its centennial anniversary, Joe Cruise, CEO, GT USA Wilmington, also applauds the Delaware seaport’s recent success and plans for vast future expansion.
All cargoes are booming in the Delaware River seaports

Seaports in Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Wilmington, DE, are seemingly always prospering and expanding.
Mexican fresh export success reflects global industry

Skyrocketing North American fruit and vegetable imports are coming from many sources.
Global produce industry shines at refreshing new convention

The first-ever Global Produce & Floral Show (GPFS) burst onto the scene in Orlando Oct. 27-29.
Betting on berries and other healthy foods

USDA’s “U.S. Agricultural Projections” report, published in February 2021, shows a 2019 value of $22.9 billion for fresh fruits and vegetables imported to the U.S.

A South American fruit jam in Philly
Latin American fresh produce exports to US rising

Produce imports into the United States have been growing and now account for roughly half of the country’s total consumption.
Is breakbulk the shipping solution for Latin American produce?

To better manage fruit arrivals, Kopke said, “We need to move to breakbulk ships.” Fifty years ago, the Chilean business started with breakbulk service, which declined as container lines came in and offered lower freight rates. As competition decreased, container rates doubled and even tripled. Now, Kopke bemoans, “We pay more and have no service.”

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