Are mega-ports out?
Ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) are continuing to make waves on land too. Analysts believe that they force ports and terminals to make investments that cannot pay off. The equation is not that simple, however, according to some experts.
Impulses flow to and fro
Vivien Lau’s roles as executive director of Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) and managing director of Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services (Hacis) make her an important player in the world’s largest air cargo hub. ITJ editor Andreas Haug took the opportunity...
50 years – and good future prospects
Half a century is a good and solid age. The intermodal operator Hupac, which is headquartered in Switzerland, made the best of its anniversary to not only stage a wonderful party in Lucerne and gift itself with a 50th birthday present of its own, but simultaneously staged a...
Latin America moves closer
Ports that participate in a special pilot programme designed by the USA’s ministry of agriculture can shorten the time required for the inspection and handling of fresh produce from Latin America. The port of New Orleans is also part of the scheme.
“Alliances come first”
The further development of railfreight transport activities, both on broad-gauge as well as normal-gauge tracks, was again the central issue addressed by the ’International Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership’ in Russia. Christian Doepgen was there for the ITJ.
A historic opportunity
Iran remains a complex field of business for the international logistics industry, even after the partial lifting of the sanctions. Transinvest CEO Yousef Sherkati and M & M CEO Lothar Thoma spoke to Christian Doepgen about the region’s great potential.
Seeking to return from the wilderness
Not every Middle Eastern airline can transform the region’s excellent location for trade into a bonus. Iraqi Airways – state-owned, but for how much longer? – is one operator that for decades now has suffered particularly harshly on account of its national political situation....
Intermodal operator enjoys strong growth
Kombiverkehr, based in Germany, increased national and international transport volumes during its last financial year. The books showed a total of 985,424 transported truckloads or 1.97 million teu in the form of swap bodies, semi-trailers and containers at the end of 2016. This...
New distribution vehicle for Swiss company
Zubi Transporte, headquartered in Rorschach (Switzerland), has started to deploy a new 40 t Renault distribution vehicle that is capable of carrying a 9 t payload when fully equipped (including a spare wheel). The unit has an economic drivetrain with an 11 l, 380 hp engine and...
Need a holiday? Use AF's 70 year West Indies service
Air France is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its service to the West Indies, which were excluded from air connections for a long time. In July 1947, a scheduled flight operated for the first time between Metropolitan France and Fort de France (Martinique). After a...