In the first issue of the last year’s magazine I addressed our readers with “too many walls and not enough bridges” – an idea of the scientific genius Isaac Newton, offered back in the 17th century. Today I could repeat my concerns regarding frightening separatist tendencies word by word. In fewer than three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was the symbol of the Cold War, walls are once again going through a renaissance, with more than 40 countries fencing themselves from more than 60 of their neighbours, with 15 new walls raised in 2015 alone and a serious threat to the border-free Schengen area, constituting Europe without walls.


We begin the discussion on the future energy now and will continue throughout the entire year.

In this issue of the magazine we would like to introduce you to our guests: Rapil Zhoshybayev, EXPO 2017 Commissioner, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Board of NC Astana EXPO 2017, Zaure Aitayeva, Director of Architecture Department of АО NK Astana EXPO 2017, Vytautas Naudužas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Kazakhstan, and Romas Jankauskas, Head of the Exhibitions Division at the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and the Commissioner of the Lithuanian Pavilion at EXPO 2017.

Thank you for the conversation.


Аkhmetzhan Yesimov

Board Chairman at АО NK Аstana EXPO 2017

The EXPO 2017 Exhibition complex is situated at the intersection of the axes of existing and planned urban development: the green axis of the Linear Park to the South of Baiterek monument and the symbolic educational axis of the new University named after N. Nazarbayev. The total area of the EXPO is 173.4 ha. The 25 ha exhibition complex consists of a number of objects performing different functions.

Zaure Aitayeva

Director of Architecture Department of АО NK Astana EXPO 2017


Vytautas Naudužas

Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania in Kazakhstan

The guest of this issue of the magazine JŪRA MOPE SEA is Gerhard Gerritzen – Deputy Managing Director and Member of the Management Board of Messe München GmbH.

He is responsible for the capital-goods fairs – transport logistic, transport logistic China, logitrans, ceramitec and Indian Ceramics. Within the company he is in charge of the Central Division for Financial and Legal Affairs, the Central Division for Construction and Engineering, as well as the Central Division for IT.

Before becoming a member of the Management Board, Mr Gerritzen held a number of executive positions at Messe München GmbH. Among other things, he has been responsible for administration, trade-fair services, data processing, purchasing and legal affairs. In 1998 he was appointed as Head of the Central Division for Internal Services, which included the departments of Finance, Controlling, Legal Affairs, Central Purchasing and Organization. In that position Mr Gerritzen was also responsible for assets, affiliate companies and insurance.


As part of the issue we have included an exclusive table showing the status of Ultra Large Container Ships.  By mid-2016, eighteen of the top 25 lines controlled 100 % of all ULCS operating and 94 % of the order book, representing 366 ships / 4.9 million TEU, and 156 vessels / 2,7million TEU, respectively. Capacities range between 10,000 and 21 200 TEU.

No carrier ordered any ULCS in 2016!  Are there too many ships that are too big...?

You will find the answer and much more in this press review on Dynamar’s Top 25 Container Liner Operators.


Freight is none the wiser on how Brexit will affect its operations following Theresa May’s speech

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that whilst Prime Minister Theresa May’s much anticipated speech on 17 January has delivered some clarity on the UK’s plans to leave the European Union’s single market, it remains short on the details that will assist its members as they go about their business of managing much of the UK’s visible international trade.


On 17 January 2017 Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, introduced UK Government’s action plan, consisting of 12 major points regarding UK’s withdrawal from the European Union

Sandra Kunze

European cooperation is necessary in order to improve inland waterway transport integration into the multimodal logistic chains. This opinion was shared by around 130 participants from Poland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Finland, Belgium and Czech Republic, who gathered in Warsaw on 21 November to discuss ways to enhance inland navigation in the Baltic Sea Region.

The Warsaw conference also served as the first annual conference of the three-year-long Interreg project EMMA together with the annual capital conference of KEO ‒ Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder. EMMA enhances freight mobility and logistics by strengthening inland waterway and river-sea transport, as well as promoting new international shipping services.


Sabine Wagner

·               Approximately 13,500 participants from 50 countries

·               180 exhibitors from 26 nations

·               logitrans – the gathering for the Eurasian logistics industry



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