Fairway clear for larger vessels in Kinshasa
The maritime port of Matadi, on the river Congo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reported a major success recently. The door to a new opportunity was opened by the dredging of the river Congo by the Matadi Gateway Terminal (MGT), which is operated by ICTSI. This...
Wake-up call for a sleeping giant
One cannot say that Latin America has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of late, but at least the region’s trade has recently returned to ruder health. The maritime consultancy Dynamar has analysed the latest trends for the continent.
Dynamise the gateways
Saudi Arabia’s ports are successfully gearing up to face the future. Private initiatives are now being accorded more operational freedom, to help ensure that the strategy is effective. The largest terminal in the country’s biggest port is set to grow further.
General stagnation was the depressing order of the day for container throughput in West African gateways in the period 2013 – 2017. Dynamar’s Dirk Visser and Matthieu Neering are nevertheless optimistic that a strong surge of up to 5% annually is coming.
Western China to Europe
Predictions have it that trade between China and Europe will amount to approximately 170 million t by 2020, with the goods traded worth approximately USD 1.2 trillion. The EuroTransit Group is setting up its own logistics infrastructure to serve Eurasian overland passage on...
Africa going strong
Many African ports are powering ahead strongly, which has prompted PricewaterhouseCoopers to have a closer look at some of Subsaharan Africa’s large gateways. Its analysis concludes that Durban, Abidjan and Mombasa are the region’s outstanding performers.
Questions over questions
The growth rate of African airlines’ air cargo performance was larger than in any other region for 17 of the last 18 months. This trend was broken for the first time in March. Some of the continent’s inadequate airfreight infrastructure, in the meantime, has aroused the interest...
Record road bridge for goods
Africa’s longest suspension bridge straddles Maputo Bay. The major project by the China Road and Bridge Corporation will link up a suburb – and simultaneously dynamise road transport to and from South Africa.
Back – with a new perspective
A long, long time ago Emir Pineda began his career as an intern at Miami airport, working for the hub for ten years. He then pursued his professional path in private enterprise for almost 20 years, before returning to the aviation gateway that is so crucial to Latin America...
Expanding all its activities
Militzer & Münch, a company domiciled in the Swiss city of St Gallen, intends to further step up its activities in Morocco. Diversification occupies a prominent place in the investments it is making in order to effect this expansion. In a conversation with the ITJ’s Jutta Iten,...