Rail During Level 3 Lockdown

A media release on sanews.gov.za notes that – The Gauteng Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport says the opening of rail during level 3 lockdown could spell a public transport catastrophe. The committee said it is was not pleased with the measures presented by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s administrator, Bongisizwe Mpondo, on their readiness to receive …

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 …

Yang Ming constructs new smart container vessels

Smart container vessels

Yang Ming has unveiled that its ten 2,800TEU container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC, will receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies. Starting this year, these ships will be delivered and deployed to the company’s intra-Asia services. ABS, DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR), a Taiwanese non-governmental and non-profit class society, that is not a …

Logistics Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Logistics

In the few months that the pandemic has been around, it has completely changed our global economy, impacting every industry in some way or another. During this time we have seen people having to completely change their lives and adopt a new normal that will continue after the lockdowns have lifted and borders are open again. With post COVID-19 on …

Dube TradePort – a world-class industrial and commercial precinct

Dube-Tradeport

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone An introduction Created to be a world-class development, Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone offers globally integrated logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, together with support for a range of airport-related activities, including cargo operations, warehousing, agriculture, commercial real-estate for office, retail and hospitality. Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone, Southern Africa’s global manufacturing and air logistics platform, is …

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Blockchain Technology and the Real-Time Global Supply Chain

Achieving secure, high-performance supply chains requires the marrying of performance and permissibility with the transparency and trust of blockchain technology, by combining blockchain with a proven network platform, companies today can integrate blockchain with supply chain networks. What is Blockchain? Blockchain has traditionally been the technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Blockchain was developed as a distributed technology that maintains an …

Developments in logistics during Transport Month

Developments in logistics during Transport Month

October is Transport Month in South Africa which few may be aware of but for the fact that this year there were a few interesting moments to landmark the occasion regarding logistics. And, as we at TSI Central Station keep a close eye on developments within the industry, we thought we would share two items which stood out particularly.   …

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

The Top 5 Opportunities for Fourth-Party Logistics

First, what is a 4PL and why does it matter? Fourth-Party Logistics or 4PL, is a concept that many analysts and technology vendors are promoting where logistics providers can offer higher value service that goes beyond physically moving the product to providing comprehensive supply chain solutions. Why is the 4PL concept getting so much attention? Namely, because of supply chain …

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

SATAWU demands audience with Minister of Transport

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) demanded a meeting with the Minister of Transport earlier in August in order to discuss the rapid speed at which state-owned enterprises are losing corporate management staff members amidst graft scandals. While SATAWU stated that they had no intention of defending particular individuals singled out by President Ramaphosa’s war on SOE …

Having total control of your logistics can literally save you millions! A TSI Success Story

Having total control of your logistics can literally save you millions! Picture this scenario: LG Electronics (LGE) imported in excess of 6000 containers per annum – this is effectively over 500 containers per month. In effect, that is around 22 to 25 containers per day, meaning they needed to receive 3 containers every hour. If they took 2 hours to …