The other yes vote
On 9 February Swiss voters approved a proposal for the financing and expansion of railway infrastructure with a majority of 62 to 38%. A majority of the population in 22 out of the 23 Swiss cantons were also in favour. Consequences, comments and reactions regarding a plebiscite...
Between the worlds
Turkey has long considered itself a bridge between East and West. The commencement of regular container train operations between Istanbul and Pakistan’s Islamabad is expected to create more infrastructural integration.
Piraeus posts positives
The number of containers handled in the Greek port of Piraeus once again grew last year. The Chinese corporation Cosco, in particular, believes that there is plenty of potential yet to exploited in the hub, and is expanding its capacities to this end.
Basel Nord becoming a reality
After one study is before the next study. With the conclusion of the government’s mediation process, the decision in favour of the trimodal Basel Nord terminal has now been taken. SBB Cargo is in charge of planning the details, including practical aspects and the involvement of...
Overcoming the final frontier
All the experts believe that Africa has a great potential. Developments in countries that have been severely scarred by civil war, such as Sierra Leone and Liberia, show that the upwards trend can kick in rapidly. After a decade of building up his firm Christian Overgaard, who...
Heavylift services in East Africa
The enterprise Steder Group FZCO, a subsidiary of the Rhoon-based Dutch freight forwarding and logistics service enterprise Steder Group BV, specialises in heavylift and project cargo activities in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan.
An auspicious new year for Terco
Operations in a container terminal in Chavornay, in the canton of Vaud (Switzerland), can continue, as the company Terminal Combiné Chavornay’s recent extraordinary annual general meeting approved a new remediation plan for the hub. This ensures that the facility will remain an...
Stability for sensitive goods
The 18th Swiss Logistics Award, presented by GS1 Switzerland, a national industry association, was won in 2013 by the young company SkyCell, for its development of a new generation of containers for sensitive goods in the pharmaceutical industry.
Seeking to expand the Baltic–Adriatic axis
The Graz-based LTE Group is an international railway industry player that is active in Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia and Germany, amongst other places. The company is working on the key factors geographical reach and its technical specifications.
The Latin American countries’ logistics markets are diverse and to some extent develop at varying speeds. In a conversation with Sabine Aurich, Röhlig’s coordinator for Latin America, ITJ editor-in-chief Christian Doepgen heard about the opportunities and peculiarities that her...