Long Beach: cargo volume in August hits six-year high
Containerized cargo volume at the US port of Long Beach surged to a total of 630,292 teu in August 2013, 16% more than in the same month a year ago. The Californian port registered double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports. August 2013 was not only the busiest...
Central Asian carrier returns to Volgograd
After a 16 year break, Uzbekistan Airways is resuming operations between its hub Tashkent and the southern Russian city of Volgograd today (18 September). The central Asian carrier will operate this route once a week, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. www.uzairways.com
Geodis Wilson welcomes new CFO
Georges Azevedo has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of Geodis Wilson and will join the company's board of management. Azevedo began his career at AT Kearney and has been with the Geodis Group since 2005. Since joining the Geodis Group, he has held various positions...
United Wagon and Wabtec sign JV agreement
United Wagon Company (UWC) and Wabtec Corporation (USA), a leading global producer of railcar brake systems and related products, have signed a joint venture agreement to introduce the latest technology in heavy haul railway components into the Russian and CIS freight...
Navis collaborating with M&M in Turkey
Navis Schiffahrt- und Speditions AG, an independent family managed forwarding company based in Hamburg (Germany), began to work with the Istanbul-based firm Militzer & Münch Uluslararasi Nakliyat ve Lojistik Hizmetler Tic AS in the overland transport service sector on 1...
ICTSI successfully concludes bond exchange
International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) and ICTSI Treasury BV (ICTSI Treasury) have announced the results of their exchange offer and consent solicitation transaction. The companies exchanged approximately USD 178.89 million of ICTSI’s USD 450 million 7.375%...
Turkish Airlines increases Algiers service
From today (18 September 2013) until 26 October, Turkish Airlines is offering more connections to Algeria. The carrier is adding four flights on its Istanbul Ataturk – Algiers route, bringing the total number to eleven per week instead of seven. www.turkishcargo.com.tr
Tarros charting uncharted seas
Italy’s Tarros Group has not been left unscathed by the economic downturn affecting its home country. By entering new markets, such as Portugal or the cross-trade business, the firm has nevertheless managed to weather the stormy seas and is looking positively to the future.
A colossus takes a trip
An 82 m ship, two giant cranes, three heavy goods transporters, and all sorts of logistics equipment was needed for two special vehicles to move a 2,500 t servo press for the manufacturing of automotive parts to a production plant in nine days.
IT a global affair
The management team of IJS Global has been enlarged by Hans Stokman, who has assumed the position of global IT director. He started his professional career as an Oracle consultant with Cap Gemini and worked on national and international projects before starting his own IT...