Drawing lines in the water
Some flourishing African markets have prompted shippers and shipping lines to show a greater interest in doing business there. They include CMA CGM, Arkas and Bolloré, with the latter improving its terminal network, together with Chinese partners.
Shipping agencies’ business models have changed massively over the past few years. A recent agreement signed between Ozean Brokerage & Shipping and Agility, the parent firm of Natural Shipping, to transfer the representation of ACL, has shown a workable approach for...
Joint takeoff to the future
Two medium-sized logistics enterprises working at Zurich airport have merged their international forwarding divisions. The firms TPA Panatlantic and Total Freight Management have thus reacted to global players’ markets.
A fantastic industry
Sweden’s Michael Steen has been at the helm of Atlas Air for ten years now, having previously worked as an airline manager and also served other links in the global supply chain for 15 years. Atlas Air is the world’s largest operator of Boeing B747Fs (42 units), and also has...
AOG in Algiers
Be it Easter or Ramadan: when a jet engine fails, there is no day of rest – an aircraft on ground (AOG) situation report is too expensive for an airline. The airfreight charter company Air Partner reports on one such special assignment.
Always open to the outside
For thousands of years Tunisian society was open to outside influences. Through international trade the country was able to develop its economy by trading its goods with peoples and nations all around the Mediterranean region and beyond, according to Noureddine Ferchichi, deputy...
Consolidating its Maghreb presence
With its jubilee behind it (page 22, Maghreb Special, ITJ 17-18 / 2016), the St Gallen-based Swiss firm Militzer & Münch is continuing to develop its long-established activities in the region. The ITJ’s Jutta Iten interviewed Olivier Antoniotti, managing director of M & M Maroc,...
Local presence is the key
The markets in and around the Central Asian republics are undergoing a degree of restructuring. Chinese trading platforms are ever more active, CEP networks are developing to serve the burgeoning B2C and e-commerce segments and the low cost of fuel makes new routes possible....
Mexican ports on the rise
Mexico is the world’s twelfth-largest export nation, and is even the global No. 10 in the import segment. The country recently set up the so-called Pacific Alliance with Chile, Colombia and Peru, and is simultaneously aiming to intensify relations with China.
New opportunities on track
China has cooperated with Brazil for years, and they have both benefited. But Brazil has been mired in recession for some time now, and China is faltering. The South American country nevertheless plans to develop its infrastructure in grand style.