25 locos in three years
European locomotive technology is helping to improve the rail transport situation in New York and New Jersey. Universal Transport, a subsidiary of Gruber Logistics, transported Alstom engines across the Atlantic Ocean from a plant in Kassel (Germany).
Max didn’t go mad; he just did his job
The route-planning process is the be-all and end-all for any overland heavylift transport. The choice of the right vehicle comes next. The company Samuel Amsler deployed a Faymonville ‘Mega Max’ unit for its recent haulage of a 24 t steel container that was 20 m long. The...
Fulfil the trust placed
Is a boom set to rise from the crisis? Prudence is essential, Christophe Grammare, AAL Shipping’s commercial director, told Christian Doepgen, for shippers expect regularity and dependability. AAL is developing liner services to fulfil the trust placed in the carrier.
Bundling forces in Brazil
Intermarine, a heavylift operator with a strong presence in the Americas, above all, and its sister company SAL Heavy Lift, are set to operate jointly in Brazil from March. An experienced team will serve the promising market from a new São Paulo office.
In orbit for 15 years
Project transport tasks for space flights are always demanding, on account of the sensitive cargo. A French and a Ukrainian firm recently teamed up with a US entity to ship a South Korean ‘Army Navy Air Force Satellite Information System’ unit (Anasis) to its launch pad.
A heavy anniversary
The gateway in Burns Harbor is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a rather special project. Hundreds of elements needed for the construction of a power station transited through the hub on the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
Markets & timing
At the beginning of this year AAL started a monthly Europe–Middle East–India–Far East service. Christian Doepgen spoke to Eike Muentz, general manager for Europe, and Jan-Henrik Heyken, senior chartering manager for Europe.
Maghreb gateway still open
It’s always best to consult an expert if you want to know about developments in a regionally specialised market such as the ones in the Maghreb. Tandem Group founder and owner Habib Bouricha, who has been operating since almost ten years, spoke to the ITJ’s Christian Doepgen...
Bridging the river Amur
Livo Logistics and Topline Express Logistics teamed up to mutually support each other in northeastern China recently, where ten cranes had to cross the border from China into Russia. An unseasonable winter storm in spring was a boon rather than a bane.
Ready to go and flexible
The way airfreight is currently gasping for capacities probably causes stressful moments for many a logistician today – all the more so if they have to shift particularly large or heavy consignments. ITJ editor Andreas Haug spoke to a charter specialist about the current state...