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Geared up for a festive season at sea

WHILE most businesses gear down for a well-deserved year-end break, the MV Zemora, operated by Crux Maritime Solutions (CMS), is ready to provide offshore...

Global ‘best projects’ award for port project

INFRASTRUCTURE delivery company AECOM has won the ENR Global Best Projects Awards 2021 – Best Airport/Port for Tema Port Expansion Project Phase One in...

Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has expressed it dismay and grave concern about the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Evolving the supply chain to keep up with online demand

By Amit Singh EVEN before COVID hit, online retail was growing and becoming an increasingly popular option in South Africa. When the pandemic arrived, however,...

Summit tackles freight industry connectivity

THE South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has announced that it will host its annual event online this year, on 16 and 17...

Oceans economy’s R208bn boost for SA unpacked

The total contribution of the country’s oceans economy sector is projected to rise to R208 billion in 2038, according to the Gqeberha-based South African...

Compliance in shipping: how to tell the amazing from the mediocre

Road continues to be the transport mode for the majority of goods in South Africa. And with such vast quantities of freight on the...

Terminal tractors and trailers for efficient cargo handling

BLT World supplies and supports the Capacity range of terminal tractors in Africa, Australia and New Zealand. According to Ken Mouritzen, Managing Director BLT World,...

Container stow collapses – a South African perspective

By Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham THE world has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year, the effects of which are likely...

Maritime enforcement laws a lifeline for shipping creditors

SOUTH Africa’s maritime enforcement laws can be a lifeline for shipping creditors left high and dry despite having an arbitration award against their debtors. That’s...

Virtual ocean governance course a pan-African success

PROFESSIONALS from across Africa were converted to ‘Ocean Ambassadors’ following an international ocean governance course which was hosted from South Africa recently. The Ocean Governance...

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Massive fuel price hike looms: more pain for SA farmers

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Insurance ombuds put R400M back in the hands of consumers

BOTH the ombuds for long-term (life) and short-term (non-life) insurance jointly put almost R400-milion back in the hands of consumers in 2021. The ombuds for...

Momentous milestone for passenger car maker

VOLKSWAGEN SA celebrated a momentous milestone earlier this month with the 1-millionth Polo for export rolling off the production line at the plant in...

Food safety at risk as importers battle delays

PRODUCT recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses make headlines all the time. But recent supply chain bottlenecks are raising fears about food quality and...