Logistics, supply chain and distribution business showcase

Portugal has made an exemplary rebound from the financial crisis that began 10 years ago. This rebound has been driven by its capital city Lisbon, which has gained a reputation across Europe as something of a tech hub. Its hosting of Web Summit, the world’s largest tech event, attracts the greatest minds in technology to the Portuguese capital every year - over 200,000 people in total.

When the Web Summit chose Lisbon as its destination in 2016, it cited the city’s infrastructure as one its main motivations for doing so. A key component in this infrastructure is Metro Lisboa, the city’s metro network. In 2019, it will celebrate 60 years of service to ‘Alfacinhas’ (as Portuguese people affectionately call people from their capital), so we decided it was a good time to check in on the metro and admire its progress. 

The Spanish island of Tenerife is not only one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations - welcoming over 5 million tourists per year - it could also lay claim to having the fastest-growing population of any region in Europe. Between 2000 and 2017, its population rose from 709,365 to 865,070 - an increase of a phenomenal 3.14% per year. Fast forward to 2018, and the population is closing in on 900,000 people.

Athens International Airport (AIA) is a prime example of the difference that business excellence can make. In 2013, passenger numbers had fallen to a 10-year low as Greece suffered a post-financial crisis. Fast forward 5 years, AIA has witnessed a dynamic growth with all-time record in terms of Passenger number, Flights, Cargo traffic culminating with a strong Financial Performance

The exponential growth of Zambia’s mining industry over the past 25 years is as much a testament to the world class service providers in the country, as the country’s vast mineral reserves. One such service provider is Quattro, Zambia’s most respected transport provider to the country’s burgeoning mining industry. 

There aren’t many companies which make it past the 100 years mark, but when they do, it’s usually because they possess a combination of management and operational nous that few other companies do. These companies are all the more remarkable when they’ve succeeded in the face of a century of political upheaval.

The Southern African nation of Mozambique is less than 50 years old but is home to one of the oldest logistics companies on the continent. Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (Mozambique Ports and Railways), responsible for the country’s ports and rail network, was founded in 1936, at a time when Mozambique was still a Portuguese colony.

Antigua and Barbuda is a top 20 destination, favoured by the wealthy: its economy was hit by the recessions but tourists are now returning, and China. which is helping it build a new terminal at V C Bird International Airport, may provide a major new source of Caribbean sun seekers

Kishugu which has its roots in forest and wildfire combating, suppression and prevention, is set to light up the global stage with its international experience of delivering integrated fire management services

The opening of King Mswati III International Airport was the proudest moment to date for the Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) and its Director General Solomon Dube who spoke to us of his vision for SwazilandÔÇÖs prosperity.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has passed through interesting times and is now working under new direction to meet Zimbabwe’s economic needs

With more than 3,000 Airbus A320 and around 4,000 Boeing 737 aircraft having come off the production lines fitted with parts manufactured by Aerosud, the South African brand has truly come of age

Primefuels has taken advantage of every opportunity to provide a much needed logistics service across East and Central Africa and has grown in less than 20 years from a transporter of edible oils to a partner for major mining, aviation and O&G customers

DHL has been an ever present in Nigeria since 1979. Today its unrivalled service and expertise is helping to drive Africa’s largest economy to new heights of prosperity

In the space of 30 years Punta Cana International Airport has grown to become not only the Dominican Republic’s leading destination for travel, but also one of Latin America’s premier airports