What’s Driving Digital in Freight Forwarding?

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What’s Driving Digital in Freight Forwarding?   Digital is disrupting all sectors in all industries, and freight forwarding is no exception! From startups to suppliers, and even customers, everyone is making use of digital technologies in an effort to develop new business models and survive in today’s tough economy. Not only do these new models have the power to improve …

How to Adapt Your Supply Chain to the ‘New Normal’

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Before COVID-19 hit, the supply chain in South Africa relied quite heavily on interpersonal contact when it came to ordering and fulfilment, so when the pandemic hit and lockdowns were enforced, the industry was turned upside down. Now that we are in Level 1 and business has resumed, social distancing is still important and we are all having to learn …

The Past and Future of Freight Rail in South Africa

The Past and Future of Freight Rail in South Africa The historical development of freight transport in South Africa has been similar to the developments in other countries. Initially, the centres of commerce and industry were the port cities. With the discovery of gold and diamonds the distribution of economic activity became heavily concentrated in the mining areas of the …

How Tech Can Improve Supply Chains Post-COVID

How Tech Can Improve Supply Chains Post-COVID No matter your industry, we are all in a position where we are having to adapt and make changes to our business and our own personal lives to survive, and thrive, in a post-pandemic world. When it comes to the supply chain, technology is a key factor to consider when it comes to …

COVID-19 could be driving force to decarbonise shipping before 2050

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The coronavirus pandemic is opening up many new opportunities for the shipping industry, Cristina Aleixendri, COO at bound4blue, said during a video conference hosted by SMM.   “The coronavirus could be the driving force enabling us to achieve the decarbonisation goals even before 2050,” Aleixendri pointed out, explaining that one possible way to cut emissions today is wind propulsion. Her Catalan start-up …

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Influence the Supply Chain

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There is no doubt that the need to adopt digital supply chains is as critical as ever with the covid-19 pandemic, however, and as is the case with most areas of business, this is being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Digital Transformation of Supply Chains Are businesses who have embraced digital transformation of supply chains coping better during the …

Project Forwarders Grapple with COVID-19, Oil Price Crash

Project Forwarders Grapple with COVID-19, Oil Price Crash

The double whammy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and cratering oil prices are giving global project cargo forwarders two things to fight at once, according to industry sources. “Normally, we only see one disaster at a time,” Chris Kent, global projects director with Pentagon Freight, told JOC.com. Efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 are distorting cargo flows on sea …

The Impact of Coronavirus on the World’s Logistics and Supply Chain

By now, people everywhere are aware of the coronavirus and many are feeling its effects in some way or another. This is especially true within the logistics industry, where many ships and means of transport come from or go to China. As more and more companies in China are shutting down their operations with the outbreak of the virus, the …

Crane down in Antwerp

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An APL vessel has broken its moorings and hit a crane at DP World’s Antwerp Gateway terminal. An incident at the Port of Antwerp on 9 December has resulted in a Kalmar STS crane being knocked over by the APL MEXICO CITY. The APL MEXICO CITY is a 9,200 TEU vessel with a length of 328 m and beam of …

Smart Ports of the Future: A Digital Tomorrow

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Smart ports of the future: Ports, terminals and the vessels that carry the world’s goods are critical to the global economy, as is the wave of smart technologies that allow them to answer ever-growing consumer and trade demands. To meet current and future challenges, a handful of the world’s biggest hubs have invested heavily in smart and exponential technologies to …