31-34/2013 A cloud behind the silver lining
Summer has finally reached our little patch of Europe north of the Alps. Everyday activities seem to have slowed down somewhat in the holiday period, and the sun isn’t only shining out there in the world, but in our hearts a bit too. The news that the economic climate in the... more
27-30/2013 There's an end to waiting
British people had to wait 77 years until the trophy, or its replica, that is presented by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon could remain on its home island. Its winner, ironically enough, was Scotsman Andy Murry, my namesake. It is not known how many of... more
23-26/2013 Small causes, big effects!
Dear readers,One aspect that frequently gets neglected in the world of freight forwarders, road hauliers and logisticians is that of securing loads. Inappropriately handling and treating goods that have to be transported is actually a cardinal sin. Even the smallest mistake in... more
21-22/2013 Against the tide
Haven’t you heard this saying until it’s coming out of your ears? «You can’t fight the tide» is an oft-heard philosophy whose utterance is usually accompanied by a helpless shrug of the shoulders. I’m just happy that there are so many examples that contradict it.At the end of... more
19-20/2013 On the way home straight?
Dear readers, The year seems to have only just started, with the European spring apparently still undecided about whether it wants to assume its role of ushering in the new this year, but for many of us the season is already coming to a close again – the sport season, that is.... more
17-18/2013 An all too long and partially very harsh winter
Dear readers, Finally, I have to say, finally an all too long and partially very harsh winter has come to an end for those of us living at Western European latitudes. Spring has returned, with its warmer temperatures, a lot of sunshine – and the ceremonial annual storming of... more
15-16/2013 A spanner in the works
Dear readers, Guests arriving early for a ceremony to mark the recent opening of a new airport in Doha may have felt a little bit silly. The first Qatar Airways aeroplane was scheduled to land at the new hub at 12.20 on 1 April – but at 10.30 the party was cancelled.... more
13-14/2013 Looking for new ways
ITJ issue 13-14 with Latin America and Iberia Special more
ITJ 09-10/2013 Fit for an Oscar?
What symbolises a new dawn? The snow melting, the spring air? May be so, but they are part of the eternal cycle. Economic forecasts? They’re about as certain as the weather forecast! Let’s have a look at some of the more adventurous ways of looking into the future, which are... more
07-08/2013 Flexible and creative
The new year is relatively young, and the world remains in the same state of upheaval as ever. A virulent civil war whose end no one would dare to predict is keeping people from progress and development in Syria, there is continuing unrest in Egypt and Tunisia, and war in the... more