Today it is Thursday, June 1. Last week saw the US president visiting Europe and shaking its foundation a bit, mainly by asking the NATO members to pay their dues. Not an unreasonable request frankly, given that there really is no free lunch these days for security and safety. Perhaps its time that we all wake up to that fact.
I took a quick trip to Marseille, France (with passport control in/out mind you!) where I had an interesting meeting with the head of special cargoes of CMA CGM, a shipping group that has grown to be the 3rd largest in the world.
The week also provided some shipping news, with the Hapag Lloyd / UASC merger being finalized. Coincidentally our first interview today is with Hapag Lloyd.
Other news also from Germany involves Rickmers Group that seems to be filing for bankruptcy but it is NOT to be confused with Rickmers-Line that is owned by Zeaborn and thus separate.
Now for this weeks issue:
- Interview with Hapag Lloyd (as mentioned)
- Interview with Tschudi Group in Denmark which is an interesting Scandinavian project logistics entity working worldwide
- We speak with VR Transpoint - a Finnish group involved with both road and railway transportation in Finland, Russia & beyond
I hope that you will find the articles interesting and I remind you as readers to feel free to contact me if you wish to be portrayed, or if you believe you have something to contribute. Project Cargo Weekly plays no favorites and is prepared to write about anyone truthfully and transparently.
Wishing you a good read and until next week...
Bo H. Drewsen