Background The implementation of the containers in the shipping sector was one of the major revolutions in the history of transportation, reducing the cost and increasing the speed of international trade and supporting the development of globalization. However, there are … Continue reading Container boxes: Old and new recipes to improve the competitiveness of the container trades
The Mediterranean is one of the most strategic shipping areas, thanks to its location within East-West trade corridor, which connect the three main trade areas in the world: Asia, America and Europe. The total container traffic in this corridor during … Continue reading Impact of concession costs in the transshipment container market: a case study of the West Med
A variety of strategies to control COVID-19 infection have been applied The air transport sector is facing a major crisis as air travel demand has been heavily impacted by a number of factors which affect passenger confidence, combined with government … Continue reading Can Air Transport recover whilst maintaining COVID-19 Travel Controls?
In light of 2019’s year closure data for global air freight markets, it is evident that it has been one of the worst years for the sub-sector since the 2009. Despite YoY increase in the sector’s capacity (AFTK) of 2.1%, … Continue reading Fresh views on the Air Cargo market
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