Finding the right niche
The Turkish logistics market is booming, which has also resulted in an increase in the number of project logistics companies. Kita Logistics has already been active in the sector for a while now. ITJ editor-in-chief Christian Doepgen recently caught up with Kita CEO Emre...
Giant cargo planes of the future
A design competition seeking the cargo aircraft of the 21st century inspired many an engineer and aviation enthusiast recently, with the entrants ranging from 22 to 74 years of age. The winners have a greater future ahead of them.
Those fiddly little details
The complexity of project cargo is not only underestimated in the mechanical engineering industry, but often among shippers too. Günther Jocher, from Group7 in Munich, spoke to the ITJ about time windows, customs, coverage amounts and other challenges.
«An alternative with added value»
Initially it seemed as if 2013 would bring a minor improvement to shipping lines in the heavylift and project cargo segment. In the meantime, however, it has emerged that such optimism was a little premature. Things may get better towards the end of the year, however, as...
Size isn’t everything
Heavylift shipping lines are adapting to the trend towards ever heavier consignments in the segment by increasing the heavylift capacities of their ships. A ranking by the Dutch consultancy Dynamar illustrates interesting developments between the industry’s leading firms....
Project business under pressure
The port of Hamburg has seen its conventional breakbulk throughput drop by more than 20% over the past two years. The business community in the northern German city has put together a package of measures aimed at turning around this downward trend, at least in the high-value...
For every heavy need
The Volga-Dnepr Group’s cargo supermarket caters to the needs of differing customers. It includes AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), for scheduled options, Atran, an express specialist, and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, for charter operations for very heavy and / or out-of-gauge...
Heavylift cargo shipping lines believe that their fortunes are a-changing. Growing demand during the second half of 2013 has continued into 2014. Joerg Roehl, the chief commercial officer of Hansa Heavy Lift, spoke to the ITJ’s editor-in-chief Christian Doepgen about the...
Know-how instead of size
In project and heavylift logistics, clocks tick differently than in the other areas of transport. Wolfgang Karau, the director of Quality Cargo Networks (QCN), spoke with Christian Doepgen about the three networks WWPC, CEE and Priority Cargo Network.
Heading for Africa and Asia
The US firm V. Alexander International Logistics, founded in Tennessee in 1946, has run a subsidiary in Bremen (Germany) since 2008. The company has already handled many heavylift transport jobs from Germany to international destinations in 2013.