AOG in Algiers
Be it Easter or Ramadan: when a jet engine fails, there is no day of rest – an aircraft on ground (AOG) situation report is too expensive for an airline. The airfreight charter company Air Partner reports on one such special assignment.
Always open to the outside
For thousands of years Tunisian society was open to outside influences. Through international trade the country was able to develop its economy by trading its goods with peoples and nations all around the Mediterranean region and beyond, according to Noureddine Ferchichi, deputy...
Consolidating its Maghreb presence
With its jubilee behind it (page 22, Maghreb Special, ITJ 17-18 / 2016), the St Gallen-based Swiss firm Militzer & Münch is continuing to develop its long-established activities in the region. The ITJ’s Jutta Iten interviewed Olivier Antoniotti, managing director of M & M Maroc,...
Local presence is the key
The markets in and around the Central Asian republics are undergoing a degree of restructuring. Chinese trading platforms are ever more active, CEP networks are developing to serve the burgeoning B2C and e-commerce segments and the low cost of fuel makes new routes possible....
Mexican ports on the rise
Mexico is the world’s twelfth-largest export nation, and is even the global No. 10 in the import segment. The country recently set up the so-called Pacific Alliance with Chile, Colombia and Peru, and is simultaneously aiming to intensify relations with China.
New opportunities on track
China has cooperated with Brazil for years, and they have both benefited. But Brazil has been mired in recession for some time now, and China is faltering. The South American country nevertheless plans to develop its infrastructure in grand style.
Multipurpose terminal opened
Ten years after the project was launched, the Puerto Aguadulce joint terminal near Buenaventura (Colombia) was officially inaugurated. ICTSI and PSA International can reap what they have sown, supported by the expanded Panama Canal in the background.
A third Panama?
The Panama Canal has registered record cargo passage figures since December. This late boom has reinvigorated visions in Costa Rica or Nicaragua for alternative canals across Central America. The feasibility of these projects has not yet been substantiated, however.
Eyeing Japanese metropolises
There is strong demand for modern warehousing in Japan’s metropolitan regions. E-Shang Redwood is considered one of Asia’s top logistics real estate specialists. Now the state-owned Azeri fund Sofaz is investing in one of the company’s funds.
Heart transplants for the region
Waiting lists for organ transplants are getting longer in Saudi Arabia. Once a donor has been found and the recipient determined, then the transport has to be carried out very quickly. Saudia Cargo is now building on its extensive experience in this field.