Import growth opens big space for virtual carriers

Import growth opens big space for virtual carriers

Import growth opens big space for virtual carriers Strong demand for imports into South Africa is boosting airfreight business, especially for independent operators. That’s according to neutral air cargo executive Jade da Costa. The Aero Africa director said: “We’re pushing some big inbound volumes at the moment. “We must be doing 300 to 400 tons […]

Spotlight on Demurrage and Detention

Spotlight on Demurrage and Detention

Spotlight on Demurrage and Detention The call for an industry wide adoption of best practices in demurrage and detention came in a letter last week from Federal Maritime Commission managing director, Lucille Marvin. This was sent to 25 container lines and the World Shipping Council, the trade association that represents liner shipping companies. The What […]

Logistics Industry to be Hit by Massive Fuel Hike

Logistics Industry to be Hit by Massive Fuel Hike

Logistics Industry to be Hit by Massive Fuel Hike With a massive fuel price hike coming into effect this November, the impact will be felt by the logistics industry and ultimately, consumers! While fuel generally fluctuates up and down by small margins, this time we can expect to see a significant increase.  At a time […]

Spotlight On: Carriers Desperately Playing Capacity Catch-up Game

TSI Carriers desperately playing catch-up game

TSI Carriers desperately playing catch-up game While shipping prices continue to shoot through the roof, carriers are still desperately trying to keep up with demand and struggling with capacity. We can’t anticipate a reduction in shipping costs anytime soon, but what about an increase in container capacity? We take a closer look at what is […]

Transnet tests appetite of private port operators to partner with it at underperforming Durban and Ngqura container terminals

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Transnet tests appetite of private port operators to partner with it at underperforming Durban and Ngqura container terminals State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet has initiated a process through which it aims to test whether international port terminal operators have the appetite to partner with it to improve the functioning of two underperforming container terminals at […]

R640m Musina ring road project set for 2022 completion – Sanral

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R640m Musina ring road project set for 2022 completion – Sanral The R640-million Musina ring road project is set for completion in the second quarter of next year, says the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral). The road will serve to alleviate traffic congestion in the Musina central business district (CBD), and reduce the […]

Ports authority to become an independent subsidiary of Transnet

Ports authority to become an independent subsidiary of Transnet

Ports authority to become an independent subsidiary of Transnet President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will become an independent subsidiary of Transnet. During a site visit to the Port of Cape Town on June 22, the President commented that the creation of a separate subsidiary would allow the ports […]

Acid blaze engulfs ship in ‘preventable disaster’

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Acid blaze engulfs ship in ‘preventable disaster’ The X-Press Pearl’s owners say the unfolding disaster off the coast of Sri Lanka could’ve been avoided. Source: Sri Lanka Ports Authority In one of the worst shipping disasters of the year, an unknown number of crew members and 12 firefighters were evacuated from a brand new 2 […]

Note To C-Level Executives: Get Serious, Or Get Seriously Hurt!

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Note To C-Level Executives: Get Serious, Or Get Seriously Hurt! Overall, CEOs and C-level executives are not happy about soaring freight costs, and they have questions about the CODE RED conditions in the transportation marketplace. They also are questioning what their companies should be doing to address how supply chain issues are impacting their operations […]