Europe’s largest intermodal terminal is currently under construction in Fényeslitke, in eastern Hungary, almost in sight of the border with Slovakia and Ukraine. ITJ correspondent Claudia Benetti took a closer look at a western gateway to Asia and an eastern gateway to Europe.
Thinking ahead of developments
Surely board member Maurizio Sartori expected the 40th anniversary of Verona-based Nova Systems to be rather different from what they’re experiencing these days. The company has learnt its lessons from the fallout from the pandemic and has, together with its customers,...
A Pink Ship Across the Oceans
“A woman is like a tea bag. You can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962), diplomat, human rights advocate and wife of US president F.D. Roosevelt.
Three ITJ veterans on the industry, the journal, the...
It would be impolite to divulge personal information here – but none of these experienced colleagues who have edited and sold the ITJ for many decades is much younger than the magazine. Jutta Iten, Eric Derrer and Jean-Claude Zulauf look back with affection.
Globalisation in our blood
The first edition of the International Transport Journal was published on 15 July 1939 in Basel. Reason enough for us to look back on the early days on the eve of a world war, building the magazine in the economic miracle years, the progressive internationalisation as the years...
A conference call from Tokyo
International reports have always been at the heart of our journal. Former ITJ correspondent Axel C. Scherrer worked in Japan from 1967 onwards – and provided fascinating impressions from the region. That time was characterised in particular by reports on the former Far Eastern...
Like a ship circumnavigating the globe
«Everything flows», an insight which dates back to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, certainly applies to the movement of international trade. Maritime centres originated in the Middle East and thence moved to Asia via Europe and the USA. Will the westward transition continue?
Without captain in the future?
The maritime services company DNV GL has published a study that hazards a forecast of the shipping industry in 2050. By that time, 35,000 teu ships could be plying the world’s seas, and liquefied natural gas could have established itself as a ship fuel. The maritime shipping...
Business class for cargo
A ULD doesn’t grumble – in contrast to many an air passenger. The airfreight segment is nevertheless relatively demanding, in comparison with other modes of transport. Glyn Hughes, Iata’s new head of cargo, answered our questions shortly after he took office.
Everyone cannot do everything
The global logistics market has grown steadily over the last decades. The onset of the economic downturn in 2008 resulted in a new assessment of the situation becoming essential, however. Several factors impose themselves on the sector from the outside, but internal processes...