Multipurpose terminal opened
Ten years after the project was launched, the Puerto Aguadulce joint terminal near Buenaventura (Colombia) was officially inaugurated. ICTSI and PSA International can reap what they have sown, supported by the expanded Panama Canal in the background.
A third Panama?
The Panama Canal has registered record cargo passage figures since December. This late boom has reinvigorated visions in Costa Rica or Nicaragua for alternative canals across Central America. The feasibility of these projects has not yet been substantiated, however.
Eyeing Japanese metropolises
There is strong demand for modern warehousing in Japan’s metropolitan regions. E-Shang Redwood is considered one of Asia’s top logistics real estate specialists. Now the state-owned Azeri fund Sofaz is investing in one of the company’s funds.
Heart transplants for the region
Waiting lists for organ transplants are getting longer in Saudi Arabia. Once a donor has been found and the recipient determined, then the transport has to be carried out very quickly. Saudia Cargo is now building on its extensive experience in this field.
Creating a basis for strong demand
Economic turbulence has not bypassed the rainbow nation either. Karl Socikwa, the managing director of Transnet Port Terminals, has nevertheless established that there is a silver lining to today’s clouds. The state-owned corporation Transnet has already started with its...
Figures tell the story
Researchers working at Stellenbosch University have published their latest logistics barometer. It reveals that the share of logistics costs in GDP has risen; and that the sector’s employees are inadequately trained, overall.
West hopes to come up trumps
North America, with the USA above all, of course, is currently in an intense realignment process. The latest political changes go hand in hand with modifications to the economy. It will thus be advantageous to first await the direction the country is set to take. Ongoing port...
Mark Whitehead has headed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), a ground-handler founded in 1976, since 2010. ITJ editor Andreas Haug met the Brit at Tiaca’s Air Cargo Forum in Paris and learnt about common and differentiating regional factors.
The state to the rescue
The collapse of the South Korean shipping line Hanjin was the latest wake-up call for the shipping industry. The situation of most lines currently remains rather insecure. Now the Taiwanese government has decided to step in.
Under starter’s orders
We had the pleasure of meeting Robert Mills, an Englishman from Yorkshire who has been handling business development at Bahrain International Airport for the past three and a half years, at Tiaca’s Air Cargo Forum in Paris. BIA is one of the important pieces in the great...