From the Rhine to the Pacific
A new option has been added to railway connections between Western Europe and various regions of the Far East. A train running between Duisburg and the Far East now sets off on a weekly basis. The network in the opposite direction from China to Russia is also developing well.
Optimistic – despite rough seas: Looking ahead
PSA International, a Singaporean port operator, has presented its results for 2015. It managed to keep its losses low, despite an unusually volatile global economic and political environment.
The great leap?
Ever since China’s head of state and communist party general secretary Xi Jinping announced his vision of a new Silk Road for the economic and transportational integration of Asia, Africa and Europe in autumn 2013, imaginations have been running wild in countries throughout the...
Premium products flourishing
For IAG Cargo and its constituent elements, British Airways and Iberia, South America provided good pickings in 2015, both in terms of volumes as well as income. Rodrigo Casal, IAG Cargo’s regional commercial manager for South America, told the ITJ how this came about, and...
Whither Brazilian logistics? Ticks overtaking Brics
The current crisis in Brazil, the largest national economy in Latin America, is completely homemade and is now coming to a head with a raid on ex-president Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva and impeachment proceedings against president Dilma Rousseff. The economy is in recession and...
Focusing on Africa
Logistics remains the core activity and commercially the most successful segment of the French corporation Bolloré – despite its recent branching out into the media and the electric cars industry. In 2014 logistics generated more than 50% of Bolloré’s revenues.
Tackling the problems
South Africa’s mining sector has suffered several setbacks recently. Now the government is trying to improve the overall conditions in this key national industry.
Investing in the future
South Africa, the continent’s strongest economy, is still banking on logistics and transport as a flywheel of its development. Even if the raw materials slump is creating problems for the country, it nevertheless still has some great international and national opportunities, for...
Transported twice as fast
The first-ever container blocktrain between the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu and Teheran set off at the end of January. Despite the impressive overall distance of 10,300 km, the route is covered in just 14 days – half the time it would take the goods to arrive by ship.
Distribution as a key factor
Selling goods in the Asia-Pacific region is becoming even more important for many international firms. In a study entitled «Distribution to the Asia-Pacific region» Miebach Consulting recently collated and analysed the insights of 126 shippers. Bernd Müller-Dauppert, Miebach’s...