Clearing the hurdles
India’s efforts to improve its access to Afghan and Central Asian markets would appear to be bearing fruit – thanks to its support for Chabahar as a gateway. The latest negotiations were positive.
There are opportunities to develop new transport connections in Central Asia, located as it is in the triangle between China, Turkey and Iran. Nikolaus Kohler, Militzer & Münch’s director for the Middle East / Central Asia, elaborated thereon in a conversation with Christian...
Hello, private enterprise!
The recent nomination of a new executive railfreight team showed that there was something afoot in Transnet (see also ITJ Daily of 24 May 2016). Now the government in Pretoria wants to allow private investors to put money into the state-owned transport firm.
Cool storage called for
Inadequate warehousing facilities for agricultural produce are said to cost food production in Africa 40% of its output. This state of affairs has prompted the Agra alliance and the Indian agrochemical manufacturer UPL to support the continent’s farmers with a project.
The reality in many a port in India has not been able to keep pace with state promises for improvement. There are promising approaches propagated by private operators, such as Adani or Essar Ports, who are developing multimodal and international solutions.
To Bangkok by road
A new overland connection was recently established between Singapore and the Thai capital Bangkok by the Bolloré corporation. The French logistics enterprise said that the objective of the exercise is to provide customers with a door-to-door options for consignments encompassing...
Hub with a future
On 30 March Tanger Med and APM Terminals signed an important contract which awarded the concession to run a new terminal in Tanger Med II to APMT. The centre will be Africa’s first automated terminal.
Tunisia at a turning point
The countries of he Maghreb, and Tunisia in particular, plan to develop new routes to overcome the challenging economic situation. Habib Bouricha, managing director of Tunis-based Tandem Logistics, presented his views to the ITJ.
«Rapidly achieve critical mass»
Royal Air Maroc Cargo is the Moroccan airfreight market leader. Freight director Amine El Farissi outlines how RAM Cargo – the abbreviated name of the fully-owned subsidiary of the state-owned national carrier, which operates a fleet of 53 aircraft – plans to continue to grow in...
A year of jubilees
Militzer & Münch, based in St Gallen (Switzerland), has good reason to celebrate. In addition to its branch in Morocco, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, M & M France has been around for 40 years and M & M Tunisia for 20. The ITJ’s Jutta Iten interviewed Olivier...