It is Thursday again and we have arrived in your inbox, hopefully not your spam folder. This week I am visiting the Polish port city of Gdansk which is famous mainly I suppose for the solidarity movement and the shipyard where the “revolution” against the communist system began many years ago. The leader of that movement, later on, became president of Poland.
I am surprised by how many excellent restaurants there are here – if you have the time it is worth a visit to the Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia area of Poland.
I also paid a visit to the president of Polish Ocean Lines who happened to be a friend of mine from when we both lived in China. He was working in Chipolbrok then which was/is a Chinese/Polish joint venture originating from the 1950’s ties when the socialist brothers in arms were not concerned about earning money.
Things have changed since then, one thing that strikes me here in Poland is the difficulty of their names, seldom have I seen so many z c w y as here.
I am attending the Transport Week Gdansk where people mainly from around the Baltic states meet to discuss shipping, innovation and what not. It seems that wining and dining is high on the agenda and I’m not shy to join.
A major topic of discussion is the Silk Road and it reminds me of an excellent article about the One Road One Belt project feature in the South China Morning Post. Available here.
Wishing you a good read and, until next time, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Bahri’s India Service
Capt. Jiten Bhosale
If a customer in India (for example) has a delivery to the Mediterranean or the US can this be booked via the services of Bahri?
Bahri has 4 vessels in US – Med – AG – India Loop. Every 25 days Bahri logistics has a vessel calling Mumbai, destined for the US East Coast via the Red Sea (Jeddah) and Med Ports (Livorno / Genoa). The Red Sea ports are transhipped via Jeddah whereas the Mediterranean Ports are catered via Livorno / Genoa with our partner carriers.
ISS Palumbo – Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Mr. Jan-Hein Dissel
Vice President Global
Where are your offices located around the world and is Rotterdam your head office?
ISS Palumbo’s head office is located in Livorno, Italy. Other Italian offices are situated in Genoa, Milan, and Rome. Globally, we have our own offices in Rotterdam (NL), Newcastle (UK), Dubai (UAE), Houston (US), Capetown (SA), Baku (AZ), Istanbul (Turkey), and Cairo (Egypt). Our teams with experienced, knowledgeable and motivated people, with a 24/7 attitude, are capable of handling all aspects of project freight forwarding and are always looking for the best possible solutions to our customers’ challenges.
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