From revolution to evolution
Israeli shipping agents are diversifying too. Moty Kuperberg forms Dynamic Shipping’s executive management team, together with Zimi Cohen and Captain Yaron Karmi. The enterprise specialises in transport projects for the energy sector, amongst other things.
Ready for new solutions
The countries of North Africa are beginning to shake off the direct results of the Arab Spring. Imports of timber and paper, for instance, are posting solid growth, says Arne Ehlers of the shipping line Bremer Reederei E + B. But there is more potential.
A small state with big connections
Though Paraguay is a relatively small state, it benefits from its advantageous location in South America, between Brazil in the north and Argentina in the south. Inland shipping in particular, with barges on the Río Paraguay, the Río Paraná, and calls at the inland port of San...
The comeback is on
Israel is coming. The 2M alliance has been calling at the port of Haifa again since 2015. The hub is reorganising its terminals and investing in software, as well as strengthening important connections to and from the hinterland. The Valley Railway is due to open in 2016.
Expanding ports and roads
The number of refugees fleeing wars has dominated the headlines over the past few months. In many regions of Africa life is continuing in its more or less normal way though. Happily, ebola has largely been overcome and thus been pushed off the front pages. The exceptions are...
Doing the same – but differently
You can create big ideas in a small space too. It was in Andorra, located between France and Spain, that the software forge AndSoft started its development. Its European business development manager Viktor Vilas spoke to the ITJ’s Christian Doepgen about AndSoft’s unorthodox...
Gains on both seaboards
US ports’ market shares for Asian imports shifted a little last year, mainly on account of conflicts between Pacific gateways and the longshoremen’s trade union. Meanwhile, east coast hubs are banking on gains from the widening of the Panama Canal. At present, it looks as if...
Minoan Lines defies the crisis
Minoan Lines, which belongs to the Italian Grimaldi Group, is confident about the future of its Greek ferry activities. Like most of the other services operating on these shipping routes, it will continue its tight cost management.
The power of the corridor?
In Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia the transport infrastructure still leaves a great deal to be desired. On a visit to the western Balkans, ITJ correspondent Josef Müller went to see things for himself.
Privatisation on the horizon
Cyprus is continuing its privatisation programme, which covers the ports and the surrounding facilities. There is no lack of bidders – nor of protests by workers.