A railway fast corridor is born between the seaport of Gioia Tauro, and the interport of Bologna. The news was given by the Excise, Customs and Monopoly Agency (Adm). Leading operators are involved in the operation
As Russian trade flows dry up in the West, TransContainer, the country's largest freight container operator, aims to invest more than $300 million in the east as China leads a recovery in Asian imports and exports
Bruxelles - Ukraine’s railways have been vital to the country’s war effort since the Russian invasion in February, moving refugees west, away from the fighting, and taking troops and equipment east to the battlefront
Amazon introduced a new service on Wednesday to help its sellers store bulk inventory and ease distribution to tackle supply chain issues, the company said in a blog post. In 2023, sellers will be able to use the new service called to send their inventory to any location
CMA CGM Group, in partnership with Infinity Logistics and Transport Ventures (Infinity), flagged off a weekly Penang-Padang Besar block train service and officially opened a container depot at Penang Port
P&O Maritime Logistics will help debottleneck customer supply chains by ensuring there is a faster cargo turnaround, enabled by the company’s recently modified Multi Carrying Vessels (MCVs) that now can carry containerised cargo
Water levels on Germany's Rhine river are so low that some vessels cannot sail even when empty, a shipping cooperative said on Friday, although long-awaited rain has begun to ease bottlenecks on one of the country's main commercial routes
Walmart Inc. said Tuesday that it has canceled billions of dollars in orders as part of a continued effort to align inventory levels with projected demand and to reduce its exposure to certain products that have fallen out of favor with budget-conscious consumers
While attention is focused on the falling water levels along the Rhine and its impact on Germany and Europe, word comes that China is facing a similar challenge along the Yangtze, the country’s longest river
French retailer Auchan does not plan to change its strategy in Russia or the structure of its local operations, the Russian branch of the privately owned company told. Auchan Russia was responding to a request for a comment after a local media report suggested it may cede control
"Among the essential points of Vanguard Logistics' 2022-2025 Global Strategy there are the continuous expansion of our proprietary Network, through acquisition processes (two years ago opened in Sri Lanka, in 2020 we took over the Canadian agent and inaugurated, in 2022, Vanguard Logistics Poland) and the enhancement of this network through the synergistic use of adjacent Countries, as in the case of Italy, France and Spain" - says south Europe general manager Alberto Accetta
Demand for China-Europe rail freight has plummeted since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but some European customers are "bypassing sanctions" by using Chinese agents. According to Chinese state media, Silk Road rail volumes increased in the first quarter
India's antitrust body launched raids early on Thursday against two top domestic sellers of online retail giant Amazon.com, and some on Walmart's Flipkart, following accusations of competition law violations
Warehousing firm Segro said on Thursday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine added to its construction supply chain and inflationary woes, and could put an upward pressure on rents. London-headquartered Segro said the constraints would further "tighten the supply-demand imbalance"
Container lines and third-party feeder operators are reducing or phasing out services to Russian ports, reports London's Lloyd's List. While major container line companies have reduced calls at Vladivostok in Russia's Far East, domestic operator Fesco appears to have added calls
Kazakhstan is in talks to ship cargoes through the Latvian ports of Riga and Ventspils as well as the Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey corridor following European sanctions against Russian shippers, the Central Asian nation's government said on Thursday
Russia's FESCO Transportation Group accepts Chinese yuan from customers, it said this week, as businesses struggle to cope with international sanctions over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The company said it was also offering customers "various alternative options of payment" for euro
Iraq was the top target for China's Belt & Road infrastructure initiative in 2021, receiving $10.5 billion in financing for projects including a heavy oil power plant, a study published on Wednesday said
Investigations into China's cold-chain sector have led to several managers, officials and business owners being punished for failing to meet COVID-19 prevention standards, the country's corruption watchdog said in a notice
New York - Designers of folding shipping containers hope there will be more demand for their products because of the backups created by the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues, according to a recent Bloomberg report
Tilbury - Climate activists targeted 15 Amazon depots across Europe on Black Friday and the world's biggest e-commerce company also faced protests by workers and delivery drivers in Germany, France and Italy
Nairobi - Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks more than a century old. It's a distinctly low-tech phase for China's Belt and Road drive in Africa to create the trade highways of the future
London - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd slashed its forecast for annual revenue growth on increased competition and a regulatory crackdown, sending its stock tumbling 11%
London - Amazon.com Inc is considering dropping Visa as partner on its U.S. co-branded credit card after earlier confirming it would stop accepting Visa credit cards in the United Kingdom as a dispute over payments intensified. The e-commerce giant is in talks with several payment networks including Mastercard Inc, American Express Co and Visa as part of what it called its standard process for reviewing its co-branded credit card agreement
Shanghai - After more than a decade of explosive growth, China's Singles' Day, the world's biggest online shopping fest, is losing its gloss and bracing for more modest growth in coming years, hurt by a slower economy and tighter regulatory scrutiny
Genoa - Navis has announced that it has gone live with its Master Terminal operating system at Inter Modal Logistic (IML) Milano Segrate Terminal (Ignazio Messina & C.). Milano Segrate is currently in the process of updating its inland and intermodal terminals
Purchasing managers say delivery times for manufacturers worldwide are deteriorating, with the global delivery time index down to 34.8 last month
"We’re looking at temporary measures to avoid any immediate problems, but any measures we introduce will be very strictly time limited," a spokeswoman for Johnson's Downing Street office said in a statement.
Pubblichiamo un intervento della presidente di Fedespedi
The Quad leaders also announced Japan would work with India on a $100 million investment in COVID-19 vaccine and treatment drugs
Chengdu has added eight new overseas stations to its China-Europe freight train routes so far this year. Its China-Europe freight trains can reach a total of 66 destinations in Europe.
Karur - Logistics services major DP World will come up with fresh investments to the tune of around Rs 2,000 crore in Tamil Nadu, including setting up of a new container terminal, cold storage and sea food processing zone among other units. The other projects lined up include a free trade zone with an integrated rail siding, minor port in the Eastern Coast of Tamil Nadu and inland container depots in Erode, Karur and Tirupur
Recently, the Hungarian public company Adria Port invested about 100 m euros in a multipurpose terminal in the Noghere area, on 32 hectares.
Porto di Trieste, D'Agostino: “I 416 milioni del Pnrr? Una leva per altri 500 milioni di investimenti”
"Siamo particolarmente orgogliosi di questo riconoscimento perché è frutto di 5 anni di lavoro intenso e di una progettualità articolata e complessa che ha visto la partecipazione di circa 100 professionisti di grande capacità”
Acciaio, oltre mezzo milione di tonnellate bloccate nei porti. Congestione concentrata a Marghera e Ravenna
“A causa della congestione l'armatore, impossibilitato a sbarcare, si vede incrementare i costi di attesa che possono arrivare fino a 40 mila dollari al giorno per ogni nave”
Truckers are a central cog in the global economy, carrying almost all our goods. If there aren't enough of them, it is likely to drive up prices.
Prague - Logistics and warehouse companies are accelerating expansion plans in southeastern Europe where business is expected to boom as the pandemic spurs manufacturers to relocate operations close to main markets
New York - E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc is fielding bids to replace U.S. lender JPMorgan Chase & Co as the issuer on its co-branded credit card portfolio, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters
Suez - Plans have been unveiled by Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie to widen and deepen 30 kilometres of the waterway between Suez and the Great Bitter Lake, reported Adderbury, England's Bunkerspot. The announcement by Admiral Rabie was also attended by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who gave his approval for the start of work to be completed in 24 months
CN, Canada's biggest railroad, made an unsolicited $30 billion bid for KCS on Tuesday, topping CP's agreed $25 billion bid, but CP said last week it was not considering raising its offer
Chung's trip comes days after Iran released the tanker and its captain, the last member of its 20-strong crew, with South Korea vowing to help secure the release of the funds.
EU officials have said Pfizer committed to delivering 3.5 million doses a week from the start of January, for a total of 21 million shots by mid-February
New York - E-commerce firm eBay said on Wednesday it would emerge "stronger" from the COVID-19 crisis after a pandemic-driven surge in online shopping helped the company beat estimates for sales and profit in the holiday quarter. Shares of the company were up nearly 10% in extended trade. The global health crisis has forced millions of Americans to stay indoors, leading to a jump in online orders for e-commerce companies including eBay, Amazon and Walmart
Libyans watching a peace process nearing a critical phase this week in Switzerland need only try driving from one side of their country to the other to understand the obstacles to diplomacy.
Wingcopter is one of several drone start-ups seeking to play a role in the delivery of vaccines in regions lacking good storage facilities or developed transport infrastructure.
Salvador Illa said a vaccination programme will start in January and by the end of the summer more than two thirds of the population of 47 million should be vaccinated.
The vaccine requires two shots per person. "We are working with Pfizer to continue helping them and supporting them achieve the objective of providing us with another 100 million doses in the second quarter of 2021," Slaoui said.
Three trucks carrying pallets of boxed, refrigerated vaccines rolled away from the Kalamazoo facility at 8:29 a.m., escorted by body armor-clad security officers in a pickup truck and a SUV. The United States expects to immunize 100 million people, or about 30% of its population, by the end of March
Basel - Switzerland-based integrated logistics provider Swissterminal AG and its partner DP World have announced the introduction of a regular barge service from Basel-Kleinhüningen and Basel-Birsfelden to various deepsea terminals at the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp, starting 1 January 2021. With the launch of this new intermodal product, Swissterminal offers two roundtrips each week to Port of Antwerp and Port of Rotterdam
Venezia - Fortune International Transport in Italy have recently loaded a complete new high pressure separator including all equipment at Marghera in Venice with the destination of China. The heaviest piece weighed 90tn with three additional pieces at 40tn each as well as other cargo in cases totalling 500cbm as a whole shipment
Piraeus - Delta Maritime report an ongoing project they are assisting with involving the transport of tram trains from Piraeus Port to Elliniko Tram Station. The project will help the flow of traffic throughout the Athens and Piraeus network
Dammam - On 1 October 2020, Saudi Global Ports Company (SGP), one of PSA International’s subsidiaries, officially assumed the management of both first and second container terminals at King Abdulaziz Port Dammam (KAPD), Saudi Arabia. SGP has thus become the sole container terminal operator of the deep-water hinterland port.
London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a review aimed at improving transport links across the UK, including a possible bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, as part of a plan to boost the pandemic-hit economy and strengthen ties between its member nations. The study will consider air links within the country, road and rail links in Scotland, the Welsh rail network
The U.S. Coast Guard restricted travel on the lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Gulf, and closed the ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport, Mississippi, and Mobile
The U.S. government said 21%, or nearly 396,000 barrels per day (bpd), of offshore crude oil production and 25%, or 685 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd), of natural gas output were shut in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico
"It's the last part of the puzzle," Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) Chief Executive Vincent Ducrot told reporters. "The goal to have a flat rail line through the Alps has now been achieved."
Los Angeles - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said it is opening a supermarket in Los Angeles with shopping carts that let customers skip checkout lines, as the e-commerce company builds out its offline presence. The market, in the Woodland Hills neighborhood, is called the Amazon Fresh grocery store. It is the first location to let customers in - by invitation only - out of seven that Amazon has confirmed for Southern California and greater Chicago
Elected in December 2019, Tebboune wants to encourage private investors and improve the investment climate in an effort to develop the non-energy sector and reduce reliance on oil and gas
Swiss freight forwarder Kuehne und Nagel International reported on Tuesday a 12.6% drop in second-quarter core earnings
Turin - Webuild, formerly Salini Impregilo, and its partners have won a €220-million contract to help develop the base tunnel between Turin and Lyon, a major infrastructure project that is part of an ambitious European Union initiative of sustainable mobility to connect the continent’s railway networks and increase the transport of people and goods on rail rather than road
The German logistics company said on Wednesday it has temporarily suspended picking up import shipments from China to India, after border tensions between the countries led to clearance delays
Haifa - Container shipping line ZIM has launched a dedicated service from South China to Los Angeles US West Coast – Speedy ZIM eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) to cater for the increasing needs of eCommerce customers. In a statement, the carrier said the emphasis on eCommerce was particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic
Hong Kong - Warehouses are getting so full of goods like fridges and washing machines that retailers are asking shipping companies to push back deliveries, which may drag global container shipments down as much as 30% in the next few months
Many African countries have already shut borders, closed schools and universities and barred large public gatherings to curb the spread of the virus, which has infected over 250,000 people around the world and claimed more than 10,000 lives
Dovrebbe scattare domattina, martedì 7 gennaio, la protesta degli autotrasportatori siciliani contro il caro navi
Sarajevo - The European Union and its lending arm, the European Investment Bank, have signed deals with Bosnia worth 68 million euros ($75 million) to help improve the Balkan country’s water supply, flood protection and transport infrastructure
Lisbon - Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers will maintain their strike indefinitely after a 10-hour meeting of union leaders and government officials ended without an agreement.
Lisbon - Fuel-tanker drivers raised the spectre of empty filling stations and aviation fuel shortages during Portugal’s busy tourist season on Tuesday, saying they would comply with a government order to go back to work but would not do extra time.
Genoa - Six seconds of controlled explosions wiped out the remains of a collapsed bridge in the northern Italian city of Genoa on Friday, paving the way for a new structure to replace the ageing viaduct that gave way last year, killing 43 people.
Belgrade - For the highway Bar-Boljare, 129 kilometers long.
Genoa -The future is logistics. And the Mercato di Genova has for a long time been at the forefront.
Beijing - China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debtrisks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that the infrastructure plan to boost trade and investment creates a heavy burden for some nations
Marcucci: “There are 15 infrastructure elements, tangible and intangible, that Confetra considers decisive for our development”.
Venice - The upgrading of intermodal systems in the Venice Mestre railway station area, promoting interconnectivity between rail and road transport modes, and rebuilding the urban fabric of Venice’s Mestre and Marghera neighbourhoods
In conversation with Managing Director Fabio Pittaluga
St. Petersburg - Maersk intends to develop reefer rail service in Russian from sea port into hinterland. According to Maersk Russia, the line has already made test shipments of perishables by rail. Thus, import fruit was dispatched from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk
Genoa - Day of mourning, funeral planned for Saturday. Some families to boycott that in protest.
Genoa - Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct’s safety.
THIS past year in Slovenia, there has been a debate on the upgrading of the Divača-Koper rail line. The project, because of its high cost, has been held hostage by the political clash between the majority and the opposition. Suffice it to say that several referendums have been held to stop the project
Pavia - Ten thousand books to be moved in one shift, ‘weekly’ contracts renewed for years, 200 hours of overtime per month, systematic violations of every labour right. These were, according to 300 workers’ stories, the working conditions reported by a study into ‘caporalato’, a kind of illegal job brokerage
Dubai - Global trade enabler Dp World has signed a 20-year concession with an automatic 20-year extension with the Republic of Mali to build and operate a 1000-hectare modern logistics hub outside of Bamako
Timosoara - Automotive parts supplier Continental Romania said it is investing 4 million euro ($4.7 million) to expand the system for treating olfactory emissions at its Timisoara plant, Continental Anvelope.
Tehran - China sent an inaugural train toward Iran carrying 1,150 tonnes of sunflower seeds.
New York - UPS and its rival FedEx Corp currently deliver parcels up to 150 pounds (68.04 kg) in weight to a person’s door step, and neither carries packages into a person’s home or handles so-called “white glove” services such as product assembly or installation.
Amsterdam - A new direct connection has been launched between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Yiwu in China as part of the new Silk Road connecting two of the world’s leading economies. The first train set off on its 11,000 kilometre, 16-day journey on 7 March 2018
Kuwait - The International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) country manager for Iraq, Ziad Badr, was speaking in Kuwait ahead of an international conference this week for donors and investors to rebuild and revive Iraq’s economy as the country emerges from a devastating three-war against Islamic State.
Berlin - According to Münch, that figure could reach the 400-billion mark in 2030, with fruit representing 32% of the world’s population daily diet.
Roma - In Italy, Amazon’s patent for a wireless bracelet to speed up employees’ retrieval of products stored in warehouses has generated a controversy that has not yet subsided. Minister of Economic Development, Carlo Calenda, has made it clear that such bracelets will never be used in Italy
Port Said - The Suez Canal Authority has extended the discount offered to dry bulk vessels back in April 2017 until the end of 2018. Specifically, a 75% rebate of the canal transit tolls is being offered to laden or ballast dry bulk vessels coming or heading to ports at South West, South and East of Australia
Naples - Although he has accumulated titles and presidencies and held prestigious positions throughout in his life, he is still known to everyone as “the professor,” a title to which Ennio Cascetta is particularly attached.He calls himself a perfectionist, and admittedly not an easy personality
Brussels - Members of the European Parliament’s trade committee voted by 34 votes to one in favour of a planned update to export controls on “dual use” products or technologies.
Rome - As first assemblies go, this one was certainly well attended: if there weren’t 3,000 it wasn’t far off; and, naturally, the representatives of Italy’s ports were in the front row, members of the Logistics Association for Sustainable Intermodality (ALIS), founded by its president, Guido Grimaldi.
Genoa - The Italian firm will share its concrete experiences on Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 for the optimization of intermodal Supply Chain.
Brussels - ECG,the Association of European Vehicles Logistics, announces the extension of its education arm to include a new specialist course on Negotiation Management. This new course further reinforces ECG’s commitment to education & training, and complements its successful ECG Academy
Genoa - The workers have been without a contract for 22 months.
Genoa - In the third quarter of this year, net sales for the Swiss logistics group Kuehne + Nagel amounted to 4.7 billion Swiss francs (€4.1 billion), up 14.9% from 4.1 billion Swiss francs in July-September 2016.
Luang Prabang - An ambitious $6 billion high-speed railway project in Laos that would link China with the Laotian capital of Vientiane on the Thai border is meant to be a symbol of cooperation under Chinese President Xi Jinping’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative.
Cairo Montenotte - They stole tractors in the area between Liguria and Piedmontand exported them to Romania for reselling in Eastern Europe. The gang of agricultural vehicle-jackers were caught thanks to an operation by the carabinieri police of the Cairo Operational Headquarters