Air and rail are two important transport modes that historically had limited interaction, with perhaps the exception of airport express trains. Nevertheless, technological developments such as the high-speed railway services and the increasing importance of environmental preservation in the national … Continue reading Air vs. Rail: can rivals become partners?
Roads require maintenance works during all their life cycle, depending mainly on traffic intensity (focusing on heavy vehicles), time and environment. There are three basic types of maintenance strategies: preventive, corrective and replacement. Preventive maintenance keeps the road to a … Continue reading Road maintenance strategy
Mega infrastructure post Covid-19 challenges Overview Ten months after its emergence, COVID-19 is still having a profound impact on the global economy. Governments around the world have opted for several policies to contain the transmission of the virus, leading to … Continue reading Impact of Coronavirus on the Middle East mega projects and post Covid-19 challenges
How to ensure customs integrity throughout ports What is a bonded corridor? Bonded corridors are logistics solutions developed to connect physically-distant areas which enjoy a differentiated customs regime from the rest of the country (eg. Bonded areas), while avoiding to … Continue reading Trends and technology to ensure seamless and secure bonded transportation
La rápida propagación del Covid-19 está teniendo un impacto profundo en la economía global. Gobiernos de todo el mundo han optado por políticas de confinamiento en su lucha por contener la transmisión del virus, lo que ha supuesto la caída … Continue reading Impacto y algunas posibles medidas que puede tomar el sector portuario de México
Long-haul flights have been historically associated with widebody aircraft. Old narrowbody aircraft generations were not competitive enough regarding costs neither had enough range. However, new generations could be a game-changer in the industry as the updates in technology have increased … Continue reading Are we going to fly smaller? – Covid-19 crisis may accelerate the boost of narrowbody in long-haul flights
Public-private partnerships (PPP) are long-term contracts between a private parties and government entities for providing a public asset or service in which the private party bears significant risk and management responsibility. They represent an alternative method for financing the development … Continue reading How to ensure successful PPPs in the port sector
The global commercial maritime fleet, which currently amounts to 96,000 vessels, has shown a steady growth in the last decade. In addition, the average vessel size has also increased steadily in the same period, driven by the shipping companies operation … Continue reading Mediterranean Shipyards market: Factors that drive the selection of a shipyard