The right partners
The challenges of heavy cargo and project logistics are particularly demanding when they are headed for unusual destinations. Some firms see their chance in these situations, however. Christian Doepgen spoke to managing director Angelika Fischer in Zurich about partnerships...
“You have to think outside the box in Iran”
Markus Wäger is regional manager with the Austrian car logistician Hödlmayr. In this role he is also in charge of business in Iran. The company is currently active in imports into the latter country, but it also sees potential for vehicle exports.
A completely new team
Friday is Italsempione’s busiest day of the week, as groupage consignments bound for Algeciras and Morocco set off from Milan, amongst other tasks. Director Valerio Alpini and Daniele Garavaglia, head of the road haulage division, nevertheless took time out to talk to ITJ...
May the hibiscus flower
The Malaysian logistics industry is very dynamic these days. There is a lot of building work going on, amongst other things, as there is a great need to catch up in the field of warehousing. The port of Johor is entering into a collaboration deal with an Indonesian partner.
Still the biggest market
Iata’s regional report for February has it that the Asia-Pacific area is the world’s largest air cargo zone, accounting for 37% of the world’s airfreight performance. Routes to North America (+5.2%) and from the Middle East (+8.3%) have grown most since 2012.
“We’ve established clear focal points, for example on routes from Kenya and Bangladesh to Europe” is Rainer Müller’s answer to our question concerning what differentiates Saudia Cargo from other airlines. Its home market is rather challenging, however.
Nafta alive and kicking
The dark clouds on the international trade horizon between the USA and Europe, for example, should not obscure the view of other developments. Goods flows are strong elsewhere. Maersk believes Mexico and Canada will power ahead in 2018.
Cross-border interplay humming
DHL Global Forwarding and UPS are investing at the border between the USA and Mexico. This shows that the region is moving ever closer together, economically-speaking – despite political turbulence.
Lamu becoming concrete
Growth in trade is being predicted for Africa south of the Sahara from various quarters. This will require the appropriate infrastructure. The Kenyan port of Lamu, which should also relieve Mombasa, will have three new berths from mid-2018 – thanks to Chinese investment.
Linking the TIR System
An industry meeting held in Beirut (Lebanon) recently ascertained that the global transit standard TIR can save countries in the Arab world up to 57% in time and 38% in the costs of intermodal road transport activities.