Challenge: In a world where speed continues to gain in importance, customers expect the ordered products to be delivered quickly. As a result of digitalization, the client found himself operating in an increasingly shrinking paper market.
Challenge: The conference pear is firm and well suited to export, but short transit times are nevertheless very important. Also, the cost of transport plays an important role, as it makes up some 10% of the retail price of the pear.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global provider of roll-on/roll-off shipping and vehicle logistics services, has entered into an agreement with its partner company Groupe CAT to acquire the latter's 50-percent share in CAT-WWL, a joint venture of 10 vehicle-processing facilities based in South Africa.
European shipping and offshore interests are pursuing business in Iran with news this week that MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company has resumed vessel operations to Iran, after services were suspended in 2012 in response to trade sanctions.
Iran, seeking to triple petrochemicals production capacity within a decade, presented about 60 projects to potential investors at an event with international companies, including BASF SE, the world's largest chemical company by market capitalisation.