Linking the TIR System
An industry meeting held in Beirut (Lebanon) recently ascertained that the global transit standard TIR can save countries in the Arab world up to 57% in time and 38% in the costs of intermodal road transport activities.enter
A gateway for Southeast Asia
Malaysia has a vision – and logistics is at its foundation. The country’s transport minister, Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, took the opportunity presented by the Fiata World Conference in Kuala Lumpur to talk to ITJ editor-in-chief Christian Doepgen about Malaysia’s ambitious...
More than the heart of Ivory Coast
see The port of Abidjan is a regional economic engine par excellence. It is now investing substantially in its infrastructure, seeking to return throughput to the levels of previous years. The port authority is also hosting the Intermodal Africa trade fair in November.
Project in Khalifa now augmented
The awarding of a concession to Cosco to build and operate a new container terminal in Khalifa (UAE) was followed by an announcement that the partners are also set to build a new cargo railway station there. The move out of Jebel Ali will be completed gradually. Being...
Bridging the Sahara gap
follow url Though trade between the relatively well to do nations of North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa is growing, there are still many infrastructure problems to contend with. A new partnership has been launched to address the issues.
The damage caused by hurricane Irma at Miami airport was less severe than feared. Up until the temporary pause in its traffic, the US gateway for Latin America was on its way to set a new annual record. Now new connections are hoped for. Only on 9/11, of all days, was there...
More efficiency for airfreight
see Thailand is working hard on repositioning itself as a key international cargo hub. ITJ correspondent Michael Mackey spoke to the managers making things happen there.
For Central Eastern Europe
Hungary is a landlocked country without a national airline, and is thus open to many different providers. At Air Cargo Europe in Munich József Kossuth told ITJ editor Andreas Haug how Budapest airport is positioned for shippers.
After years of preparation railfreight container volumes between China and Europe are now rising continuously. Geto, which has redefined its role, has called for the rapid and market-oriented consolidation of this success.
Promising timber activities
follow site A major proportion of all of Africa’s forest produce is shipped via west coast gateways, which expect volumes to increase further. In East Africa, in contrast, great hopes are being pinned on bamboo exports.