May the hibiscus flower
The Malaysian logistics industry is very dynamic these days. There is a lot of building work going on, amongst other things, as there is a great need to catch up in the field of warehousing. The port of Johor is entering into a collaboration deal with an Indonesian partner.
Still the biggest market
Iata’s regional report for February has it that the Asia-Pacific area is the world’s largest air cargo zone, accounting for 37% of the world’s airfreight performance. Routes to North America (+5.2%) and from the Middle East (+8.3%) have grown most since 2012.
“We’ve established clear focal points, for example on routes from Kenya and Bangladesh to Europe” is Rainer Müller’s answer to our question concerning what differentiates Saudia Cargo from other airlines. Its home market is rather challenging, however.
Nafta alive and kicking
The dark clouds on the international trade horizon between the USA and Europe, for example, should not obscure the view of other developments. Goods flows are strong elsewhere. Maersk believes Mexico and Canada will power ahead in 2018.
Cross-border interplay humming
DHL Global Forwarding and UPS are investing at the border between the USA and Mexico. This shows that the region is moving ever closer together, economically-speaking – despite political turbulence.
Lamu becoming concrete
Growth in trade is being predicted for Africa south of the Sahara from various quarters. This will require the appropriate infrastructure. The Kenyan port of Lamu, which should also relieve Mombasa, will have three new berths from mid-2018 – thanks to Chinese investment.
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.
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
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...