TAKE A LOOK | Africa’s biggest logistics centre has officially opened in Joburg

TAKE A LOOK | Africa’s biggest logistics centre has officially opened in Joburg

TAKE A LOOK | Africa’s biggest logistics centre has officially opened in Joburg Global logistics company DSV has officially opened its new South African headquarters near Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport The logistics complex is built on a piece of land totalling 390,286 square-metres in size, equivalent to 54 soccer fields It’s perimeter fence stretches […]

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 […]

Data divide compounds digital divide for exporters and importers

Data divide compounds digital divide for exporters and importers

Data divide compounds digital divide for exporters and importers Exporters of manufactured goods based in countries without sufficient information technology resources to support the transition to data-driven production and trade will be continually trying to play catch-up in the fourth industrial revolution, according to the Digital Economy 2021 Report by the United Nations Conference on […]

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 […]

When the supply chain breaks

When the supply chain breaks

When the supply chain breaks COVID-19 has exposed the reliance of companies on their supply chains and weaknesses in business continuity management. What is the right way to deal with the next crisis? Thusang Mahlangu, CEO of Allianz in South Africa, shares his thoughts. Admittedly, it is not easy to take a positive view of […]

Spotlight On: Warehousing – A Foundation for Economic Growth

Spotlight On: Warehousing - A Foundation for Economic Growth

Spotlight On: Warehousing – A Foundation for Economic Growth Do you have a warehouse? If not, do you need one? Despite the key role they play, warehouses tend to be one of the most overlooked elements of logistics infrastructure, but this needs to change.    What Role do Warehouses Play?  While warehouses are often a […]

Q&A with the CEO: The Rise of Shipping Costs

Central Station CEO Clifford Blackburn

Q&A with the CEO: The Rise of Shipping Costs Shipping costs continue to increase rapidly, and this has become a sore point for many importers and exporters, and ultimately impacts businesses and economies. We chatted with TSI Central Station’s CEO, Clifford Blackburn, to get his take on shipping costs. Q: What are the main drivers […]

Supply Chain Functioning During Civil Unrest

Supply-Chain-Functioning-During-Civil-Unrest

Supply Chain Functioning During Civil Unrest Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse after the third wave of the pandemic in South Africa, they did. Over the past few weeks, there has been significant civil unrest throughout the country, and especially in KwaZulu Natal. The rioting and looting during this time caused major damage […]

Embracing Digitalisation in Warehousing

Embracing Digitalisation in Warehousing

Embracing Digitalisation in Warehousing Warehousing and distribution are some of many elements of logistics that have been influenced by Covid-19, and this has changed the way they are viewed by manufacturers. Due to supply chains being disrupted and consumers swapping in-store purchases for online purchases, many manufacturers have moved towards creating a more direct-to-customer (DTC) […]