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From the vineyard to glass, and everything in between

From the vineyard to glass, and everything in between

15-11-2019

Before you can enjoy a good glass of wine, a lot of work has already been done. The production of wine in the vineyards in France or Argentine, for example, the transport with the various links in it, the sale to the company or consumer. Before the glass can be filled, we can state that the bottle has already had a long trip, with all the associated risks. Breakage, temperature and moisture are common risks in wine transportation. 

Sustainability goes beyond its link in the chain

Sustainability goes beyond its link in the chain

14-10-2019

Sustainability is the necessary trend now. Innumerable initiatieves have been launched with the aim of creating a more sustainable world. Throwing away less food, recycling, living without natural gas, solar panels… We are all becoming more and more aware of the impact of our actions on the climate. Companies are also increasingly committed to reducing waste, and we regard that as a very positive development. Yet it seems to be a challenge to tackle waste chain-wide. Sustainability goes further than just its own link.

The fight against logistical waste of cacao

The fight against logistical waste of cacao

24-09-2019

A delicious piece of chocolate cake, chocolate bar, muffin and a box of chocolates, most people cannot get enough of this brown (or white) gold. In Switzerland, most chocolate is consumed per person, but in the Netherlands we also eat an average of 5 kilos of chocolate per year. And did you know that the Netherlands is the number 1 importer of cocoa beans with an import value of 2.1 billion euros and an import quantity of 1.1 billion kilograms? Importing cocoa beans is not always without a struggle. A large part of cocoa imports is still being wasted due to damage that has occurred in the logistics process.

Praxas Container Pack: cost item or value issue?

Praxas Container Pack: cost item or value issue?

20-08-2019

Internal discussions about under which budget the application of a container pack falls naturally occur regularly. Do they fall under the transport costs? Alternatively, the packaging costs? Does the container pack have to be added to the value of the load? Also, how does the value of the solution (preventing loss) relate to the investment? These issues are very logical because the costs for such a solution must be included under a specific budget.

The challenges of beer transport

The challenges of beer transport

09-07-2019
The Netherlands is a real beer country. Not only is beer the most popular alcoholic beverage, but th...
Soap transport without damage by application Praxas Container Pack

Soap transport without damage by application Praxas Container Pack

01-07-2019

Goods are shipped all over the world, and logistics companies have the task of organising this as effectively as possible for their customers. One of our customers, a logistics service provider in mainly personal care products, was commissioned to ship a load of soap blocks from Rotterdam to China.

Non-operational reefers (NOR) suitable for sea transport of goods?

Non-operational reefers (NOR) suitable for sea transport of goods?

18-06-2019

Reefer containers are used for the worldwide export of perishables and temperature-sensitive goods such as vegetables, fruit, dairy products and meat, but also chemical and pharmaceutical products. It is connected to the ship’s electrical supply and cooled, in which the temperature is adjusted to the load. The temperature is monitored using sensors. Transporting with an operating reefer container is naturally more expensive than with a regular container.

Save on container transport by preventing damage - 5 tips

Save on container transport by preventing damage - 5 tips

17-06-2019

It has already mentioned so many times, but still a very shocking figure: 500 billion dollars worth of goods is lost annually due te damage caused during container transport. Ten percent of it is due to moisture. In this time, in which the environment, waste and sustainability play an increasingly important role, this seems unthinkable. But that's not it. Complete loads are still thrown away because the damage has been caused by, for example, mould, caking, wet packaging, loosely soaked labels... Do you recognise it?

Calcium chloride versus clay: the most important differences

Calcium chloride versus clay: the most important differences

20-05-2019
Not everybody is aware of the risks of sea freight. Each year 500 billion of goods are wasted because of container damage, with at least 10% because o...
The freight container - one of the biggest revolutions in modern times

The freight container - one of the biggest revolutions in modern times

07-05-2019

You don’t immediately think about it, but together with the internet, the freight container is one of the biggest revolutions in modern times. The container was invented as a transport unit in the 1930s, but it was only in 1955 that it was put into use on a container ship. In 1966 the first container was unloaded in the Port of Rotterdam. Where it took months before shipping the cargo from one coast to another, and the chance of damage was still quite high, it now appeared possible to transfer the same load from coast to coast in a week, with the risk of damage being decreased. This made international trade possible on a large scale. The container is the basis for a new supply chain and enormous globalisation that has taken place. It has reduced waste, won wars and helped people in need.

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