More than the heart of Ivory Coast
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
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
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
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.
An airbridge out of the blockade
In June a group of Gulf states under the leadership of Saudi Arabia sought to isolate Qatar economically and politically. The emirate was unimpressed; the national airline has continued to pursue its expansion plans. The forthcoming Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca...
Drawing lines in the water
Some flourishing African markets have prompted shippers and shipping lines to show a greater interest in doing business there. They include CMA CGM, Arkas and Bolloré, with the latter improving its terminal network, together with Chinese partners.