SBB Cargo in the black
SBB Cargo made a profit of CHF 14.7 million in 2013, which represents a historic event, as the company thus made its first profit after operating at a loss for more than 40 years. In 2012 the railfreight operator had generated an operating deficit of CHF 51.2 million.
Stability through diversification
The Tunisian company Société Maritime Genmar was founded in 1995 and established itself as an independent ship agency in Tunisian ports with offices in Tunis, La Goulette and Radès. At first the company had just four employees in a small office, but it soon grew, both in terms...
D’Alessandro banking on heavylift
The company D’Alessandro, founded in 1924 by Vito d’Alessandro as a shipping agency, later expanded its activities into other areas of business. One of the company’s goals is to orient itself more toward international markets. Luc d’Alessandro, the group’s managing director,...
Optimising handling procedures
The Société Tunisienne de Transit d’Agences et de Transports (STTAT) is convinced that the country will experience a return to an earlier trend towards more dynamic economic behaviour once the new national constitution has been accepted and a government made up of technocrats...
Global Ports - Poised for growth through takeovers
The takeover of its rival NCC made 2013 a transformational year for the Russian terminal operator Global Ports. Its results have shown the benefits of this acquisition.
A trinational hub in Moldova
The port of Giurgiulesti in Moldova is continuing to expand and develop its role as a trimodal hub between the high seas and the hinterland. Meanwhile, liner shipping companies such as MSC or CMA CGM are also setting their sights on the inland port, which is located on Moldova’s...
Pressure from Crimean crisis
Ukraine is a particularly important market for Polish HGV operators, who have already lost millions of euros as a result of the Crimean crisis. The government in Warsaw fears that the national economy will see fall in the trade volumes of up to 40%. The Ukrainian railways have...
Unaffected by the crisis
W. J. Parnis England, a Maltese shipping agent and freight forwarder, remains on a steady course, also thanks to its strong network. The firm is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014.
Broadening its spectrum
The Medsea Shipping Agency is adjusting to changes in the Mediterranean transport scenario. Michael Callus, the company’s new director for business development, has become a joint shareholder in the enterprise. He brings decades of valuable shipping industry experience with...
Dunkirk gearing up for the future
The port of Dunkirk invested heavily in developing its infrastructure in 2013, and garnered a series of new liner services. These achievements have not led the northern French port to rest on its laurels, however.