“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

What the shipping and logistics industry can learn from the Tour de France

With 21 stages ridden over 23 days—some almost 150 miles long—navigating cobblestones, assaulting at least two mountain ranges and dealing with thousands of over-enthusiastic crowds, the Tour de France bicycle race is arguably the most grueling of all sporting competitions. Here are three reasons why competing in the Tour is like running a logistics business. […]

“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.”

Koper : Record year for the reefer terminal

Port of Koper, located in northernmost point of Adriatic sea, Slovenia, has reported a good year, with strong and record quantities of exports goods going through the port in 2017. “We saw a large increase in the products coming through from Egypt, especially with key products such as early potatoes, table grapes and oranges. Despite […]

“If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”

Israeli mango acreage increases every year

The majority of exotics are currently coming from Latin America: there are however also some alternative regions, like Israel. Producers there have increasingly been focusing on the cultivation of high-quality mangoes, in the meantime gaining notoriety in Western Europe. This week the first lots of the Aya variety will be flown into Germany, says Raimund […]

“If one doesn’t know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.”

The beautiful South (European ports)

Europe’s southern gateway terminals are proving increasingly competitive and certain factors may have the potential to change the landscape significantly in the near future. This was the conclusion of a panel of liner shipping industry experts at a recent webinar organised by Contship Italia Group. Key among the factors affecting the flow of container volumes […]

“Investing is the intersection of economics and psychology.”

MSC is investing in reefer cargo services

For reefers, the secure and sustainable use of energy is a crucial factor. Without energy the engines cannot run and the fruit will rot, so shipping lines need to rigorously check the supply of power to the containers which circulate fruit around the world on ships. The same considerations must be made in port, which […]

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