01-04/2014 Happy New Year!
The dawn of a new year is often the time for some fortune-telling. Analysts, market researchers, logistics industry experts (including those who put themselves on that pedestal) write predictions that compete for space in the media. Some writers assume that 2014 will bestow an eagerly-awaited economic upturn on our industry, whilst others dampen expectations and predict – yet another – transition year for the sector. The last five years have neatly illustrated the popular dictum that first of all, things usually turn out differently, and secondly than you had expected. You can be certain that nothing is certain, to quote Bavarian comedian Karl Valentin.
What better advice in these circumstances than to stick to the tried and tested? We at the ITJ are pleased to be celebrating our 75th anniversary this year. You can look forward to our special anniversary issue 27-30 / 2014, which will appear on 18 July. In the run-up we’ll be surprising you with some special features.
In this issue, however, we’re proud to already present you with a new treat – the exclusive publication of Fiata’s New Year address.
All the best in 2014 from the team at the ITJ!
Head of seafreight