General cargo sector needs to make salutary cuts
For many experts in the industry the bankruptcy of Mory Ducros, one of the biggest general cargo groups in France, is symptomatic for the critical condition of this logistics segment. ITJ correspondent Ralf Klingsieck spoke with Marc Cahingt, the director of the Gefco Group’s...
Is it now the roads’ turn?
A referendum in Switzerland on 9 February opened up the way for a rail infrastructure fund to finance the long-term development of Switzerland’s railway network (see also ITJ 09-10/2014, page 25) After this decision, calls are now being made by road hauliers for the conditions...
In recent years, Contargo has established itself as a provider of integrated services in the European transport sector. In an interview with ITJ editor Antje Veregge, Holger Bochow, managing director of Contargo, explains the strategies the company will be following in the...
Competitors on the landbridge
Two inter-ocean waterways are focusing attention on Central America. While progress on the expansion of the Panama Canal has been held up by disputes between the Panama Canal Authority and the GUPC consortium which is responsible for the construction work, the government of...
«Pharma» now also from Europe
Barely three years after its introduction in the Latin American market (see ITJ 21-22/2011, p. 43), LAN Cargo now officially send the product on its way from Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Frankfurt (Germany).
Race in the Caribbean
The opening of the enlarged Panama Canal in 2015 will not only have global effects (see pages 7–9), but also an impact in the immediate vicinity of the canal. Ports in the Caribbean are gearing up for changes to traffic flows, larger containerships, and potentially new...
The view across the pond
The Chilean shipping company CSAV is currently making headlines due to the potential merger of its container business with Hapag-Lloyd. This is a good enough reason to take a rather more detailed look at the history of South America’s largest container line.
Kuwait: Ordered and collected
Kuwait Airways may overrule a majority decision taken in parliament and pursue an order placed with Airbus. In the meantime, the country’s armed forces have taken delivery of a military transporter.
The Middle East continues to benefit from its key strategic location between three continents. Whilst Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states continue to deepen their presence in global trade networks, the economic development of other countries goes unnoticed.
Asia – Quo vadis?
In China and in other countries and regions that do not follow the Gregorian calendar (including Vietnam, South Korea and parts of Japan), the Chinese Year of the Horse 2014 has begun. The logistics industry is watching developments with keen anticipation.