Strength in proximity
Offshoring is history – relocating business from overseas to nearer climes continues to play an ever-increasing role for US firms instead. In many cases Mexico remains the preferred location. The tense security situation in parts of the neighbouring county is having...
Focus on close relations
The ranks of the middle classes are growing rapidly in many Asian countries; they are expected to grow sixfold by 2030. This trend has a major impact on trade and transport. Europe is not standing still either, however.
A bright new coat of paint
What seemed unthinkable a few decades ago and then began to appear in outline at the turn of the millennium is now taking on an ever clearer shape: the southeast Asian country is experiencing a major upswing, and aviation is set to play a key role therein.
A big step towards Europe
The Baltic states Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are cultivating their role in the European Union. The EU’s TEN-T Days were held in the Latvian capital Riga recently, where the Rail Baltica project, amongst other undertakings, was naturally accorded a key position.
Big shoes to fill
Since 20 August Russian Railways has been marching to the beat of a different drummer. Oleg Belozerov is the new president of the logistics corporation. Former boss Vladimir Yakunin has turned his attention to politics now, after a decade at helm of RZD.
The Algerian economy is feeling the pinch of the fall in the price of oil. However, the project industry in particular still offers great potential for carriers. The Hamburg-based Coli group is one of the players to benefit from this: the Algerian national shipping line CNAN has...
A hub at the Horn
The importance of maritime links is growing in East Africa, especially for landlocked states. The port of Djibouti on the Bab-el-Mandeb strait is set to invest nigh-on USD 900 million in eight new terminals by 2017. Rail links to Addis Ababa in the hinterland have already been...
On a greenfield in Tema
There is great potential in Sub-Saharan Africa for terminal operators. Even though the region’s economic growth has slowed down a little recently, institutions such as the International Monetary Fund nevertheless believe in its positive development. APMT Terminals and Bolloré...
New routes to Tashkent
Traders face major challenges in Uzbekistan. Nikolaus Kohler, a partner in Experts for Experts Switzerland, and Wolfgang Rupf, of the Buchs-based Swiss firm TTS Transport and Terminal Services, discussed the market and opportunities there with Christian Doepgen.
In a great strategic position
It is not only the Iranians themselves who prophesy a great future for their country, as is well known. Many a logistics enterprise from Persia already focuses strongly on international activities. Aryamasir International Transport is one example. Its CEO, Afshin Daryaie, spoke...